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Stu's Wanna be Track Beast (Member Profile - Stu)

Postby Stu » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:57 pm

OK, thought it was time to share my mods after all this lurking behind the scenes.
I bought my 2008 GT tb STI back in June 2011 completely stock, except for a turbo timer.

June 2011:
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Now just four weeks later the poor little STI is trapped in my garage for a few mods - let's call it stage 1 :D
July 2011:
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So far the "Stage 1" mods are:
Performance
  • PHAT Dump Pipe fitted
  • XForce 3 inch Catback exhaust fitted
  • Prospeed Racing Inlet fitted
  • Hyperflow CAI fitted
  • Perrin TMIC fitted
  • AVO Throttle Inlet Pipe ABANDONED
  • Grimmspeed EBCS fitted
  • GFB Respons BOV fitted
  • GFB Underdrive Pulley Kit fitted
  • Cusco Oil Catch Cans x 2 fitted
  • STI Oil Cap fitted

Suspension
  • Cusco Swaybars and Links Front & Rear fitted
  • Lower Control Arm Bushes fitted
  • AVO Rear Swaybar Support Brackets fitted

Exterior
  • Cyber R Big Bulge Bonnet Scoop (still to be painted)
  • Ultrex Carbon Grille w/ STI Badge fitted
  • Ultrex Carbon Rear Diffuser (what a crappy fit! :( ) fitted
  • Phillips 8000K HID Headlight bulbs fitted
  • LED Park lights 5 SMD T10 fitted
  • Carbon Eyelids fitted
  • Powder Coated STI 18's in Black Onyx fitted
  • Rays Duralumin Lug Nuts fitted
  • Tail Light tints & Possible chrome strip painted
  • Black number plates (would have liked custom plates but $2k!! I'll have a new turbo instead :lol: ) fitted

Interior
  • DAMD Steering Wheel fitted
  • Prova SI Drive Cap fitted
  • Rubber Floor Mats (kids!) fitted
  • Rear Seat Cover (kids!) fitted
  • Defi Boost Gauge fitted + oil pressure and temp


The dodgey grille, which can stay for now
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Attempting to fit the even more poor fitting Ultrex rear diffuser with blue racing stripes :lol: . Who would have thought the little jack could hold up the entire car :wink:
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Anyhow still waiting on a few little hoses before I install all the inlet stuff and TMIC. It's just amazing how one little part, like a dump pipe gasket can hold things up for so long!
I'll post some more pics over the next few days as things progress once the remaining hoses arrive.

Oh and for the record, stock she cranked out 143.3KW ATW on the Ultimate Tunes dyno before I started tinkering.

Update @ August 2011:
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EDIT: Thanks to all who asked, but I'm not selling any of the STI parts - just in case I ever want to go back to stock form.
Last edited by Stu on Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:36 am, edited 7 times in total.
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2008 Liberty GT tuned by STI #43 obs black sedan - 211Kw atw - WSID 13.136 @ 106mph 1.825 60ft - Wakefield 1:13.518
2005 Liberty 2.5i silver wagon - The daily "Beater" - a bit slower
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Re: Member Profile - Stu

Postby cruisn » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:11 am

Nice list of mods and progress so far. :D

*note: STi oil cap is NOT a performance mod. :mrgreen:
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Postby garbo41610 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:14 am

Sexy as F*CK!
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Mods: (GT) HKS Panel Filter. The HKS I put in the MY10 is the same filter I took out of my MY05 GT. So yes, they do fit. Custom leather heel pad to minimise carpet wear in the drivers footwell. Slotted front rotors. (Sherpa) 14'' 6 Spoke mags, Chrome Gear Shift (sick!), Alloy Pedals (sicker!), new positive and negative battery terminals, Alpine cda-9827 H/U, JBL GT 6x9's boxed and mounted (sickest!), Kicker DS650.2 component speakers mounted in the footwells in flibreglass pods, Alpine MRP-F200 4 channel amp (4x40wRMS), Rebadged with hektik chrome eBay badges, STi stickers for more powaaaa, "leather" handbrake boot, recarpetted with grey/black car carpet from Bunnings, sick Clarke Rubber boot mat, polished and waxed.
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Re: Member Profile - Stu

Postby teflon » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:32 am

Wow Stu... you've really hit the ground running. More pics please!
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Re: Member Profile - Stu

Postby Stu » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:55 am

Forgot to mention, under the car is a complete mess, due to the previous owner/s having sprayed black paint on nearly everything. STI exhaust (except the tips) BLACK, bilsteins BLACK, STI springs BLACK, overspray everywhere BLACK!!! :evil:

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Oh well, exhaust is gone, perhaps stage 2 will include coilovers :o
I own a Liberty honest!

2008 Liberty GT tuned by STI #43 obs black sedan - 211Kw atw - WSID 13.136 @ 106mph 1.825 60ft - Wakefield 1:13.518
2005 Liberty 2.5i silver wagon - The daily "Beater" - a bit slower
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Postby Gambit » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:13 am

Good work and thats a decent list of parts to make that car just that little bit more special, great work !
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Postby SegR » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:18 am

Wtf with the black spray paint. Thanks for the info. Your mod list is a reminder to me that I must never buy a GT :lol: :lol:
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Postby hamish_023 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:13 am

Welcome, looks like the start of a new beast! :D
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Postby senator » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:34 pm

Nice work mate, your not piss farting about with the mods either...
Not a soobi anymore, but still slightly dirty
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Re: Member Profile - Stu

Postby Rome_BRZ » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:52 pm

senator wrote:Nice work mate, your not piss farting about with the mods either...


It kinda gets like that huh :P
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Postby Ben » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:16 pm

Nice work, hit the ground running.

Got to love the ultrex fitting, that tape on the bumper was pretty extreme. WTF is with the black paint, what a wanker!

Why 2 catch cans?
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Re: Member Profile - Stu

Postby cruisn » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:33 pm

Ben wrote:
Why 2 catch cans?


Google it. ;)

Its how a proper catch can set up is run.
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Postby bates91 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:32 am

Looks good mate, very interested to see what stage 2 + 3 will be like... :)
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Re: Member Profile - Stu

Postby Stu » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:47 am

Ben wrote:Why 2 catch cans?


Thanks Ben, yes once you pull out all the inlet piping it pretty clear that the Subi motor has separate PCV and valve cover feeds into the inlet pipe. Looking inside the inlet it's full of oil mist and also a little in the older intercooler. So hopefully I can plumb up the 2 catch cans to filter both lines and keep my Perrin TMIC squeaky clean.
I own a Liberty honest!

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2005 Liberty 2.5i silver wagon - The daily "Beater" - a bit slower
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Re: Member Profile - Stu

Postby Stu » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:44 pm

OK, Whew finally some progress and an update!! The engine mods are pretty much done, I've fitted the Perrin TMIC with GFB Respons BOV and while I was at it replaced the world's ugliest plumb back pipe with a sweet piece of 28mm steel braided hose. Also completed the Prospeed inlet, Hyperflow CAI, Grimspeed 3 port EBCS and double Cusco catch cans.

As for the throttle body pipe, I tried the AVO one but it just didn't fit without kinking up, so then I tried the stock one which just wasn't flexible enough to get the Perrin TMIC in, then I tried cutting 15mm off the AVO one, which then caused it to pop off (even with t-bolt clamps!!). Anyhow I was about to dowse the car in petrol and abandon it, when I thought I'd give a bit of 68mm 45degree bend silicon pipe a try, after much measuring and cutting, I finally ended up with something that kind of fits (well better than AVO) and only has a a little kink in it.

Anyhow here are the pics taken from my new SonyE Neo phone - hopefully they're ok. Funny how a two week job turns into 6 weeks+ :(
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2005 Liberty 2.5i silver wagon - The daily "Beater" - a bit slower
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