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Postby ferret89 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:08 pm

Hey guys,

As I've had the new car for a while now I thought I'd start up a thread. Planning only mild mods to this one, mainly sticking to performance and utility as I think it looks great as it came :D
Wasn't really the plan to buy a new car at the moment, but it came up at a great price (think several thousands cheaper than others) and I knew I had to snap it up.

Its a MY08 tbSTi Sedan with 97,000kms on it, in Obsidian Black Pearl and a 5EAT including the Sat Nav. Fantastic condition, the owner had really babied it and taken excellent care of it.

My one gripe at the moment is that the Alcantara seat inserts look dirty all the time... and OBP is ridiculously hard to keep clean

New EJ257 STI shortblock with Cosworth head gaskets + ARP studs installed 1/4/15

Plans
1. Integrate Bluetooth to the McIntosh system Done 1/6/15
2. Reversing Camera and display to Sat Nav screen Done 1/6/15
3. DAMD Steering wheel (red stitching) Done 12/1/15
4. RDA Slotted and Dimpled rotors and QFM HPX pads all round Done 12/1/15
5. EJ257 replacement engine w/ Cosworth Head Gasket and ARP studs Done 1/4/15
6. Perrin MAF + Inlet hose upgrade Done 1/4/15
7. Tune by Coyote ~135awkw Done 7/4/15
8. Dump-pipe upgrade (CES Racing Twin-Dump) Done 15/5/15
9. Mishimoto TMIC Upgrade (Group buy purchase) Done 14/5/15
10. Re-tune by Coyote (152awkw @ 19 psi) Done 20/5/15
11. XForce Mid + Y-Pipe to STI Quad mufflers Done 10/7/15
12. VF52 Turbo upgrade Done 08/10/15
13. Coyote Re-tune (~162awkw @ 17 psi) Done 13/10/15


Pictures as I bought it:
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First change was to swap standard plates for personalised plates, looks so much better with black plates
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby bigBADbenny » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:30 pm

Nice one :)
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby Shaheenis » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:54 pm

Hey nice to see Daniel, look forward to how you go with Coyote. Oh and by the way, remove that rock ;).
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby WIDELOAD » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:42 am

Nice score Dan!

I hear ya about keeping OBP clean. Mine looks like shit within 10mins of washing it. :lol:
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby Shaheenis » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:05 pm

Call me a noob but what is OBP?
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby chris12 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:09 pm

Shaheenis wrote:Call me a noob but what is OBP?

Obsidian Black Pearl (the colour of the car).

Looks good Dan!
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby Manaz » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:33 pm

The battery and ABS covers aren't stock AUDM items, they're a nice little add-on to have though. :)
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby andy_mac » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:08 pm

Nice car man, would kill for some quad tips myself.
Out of interest are the trim pieces either side of the stereo on tbsti's always that darker colour or is that more of a custom thing?
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby ferret89 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:29 pm

Thanks guys, I love it :D

I did remove the rocks Tim, just after you left too

I had the battery and ABS covers on my old car so I swapped them over, so no they aren't standard.

The metallic grey trim is standard on TbSTi models Andy, its all stock inside.

Goodies are all here ready to go:

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After having one of these on my old GT, I had to get one for the TbSTi - expensive Xmas present to myself :D

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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby Nikko » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:58 am

Hey man,
Looks like a pretty good example, I recently got the tuned by sti myself. Look forward to seeing yours progress and stealing some ideas for my own :)
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby ferret89 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:25 pm

Nikko wrote:Hey man,
Looks like a pretty good example, I recently got the tuned by sti myself. Look forward to seeing yours progress and stealing some ideas for my own :)


Cheers mate, I got lucky finding this!

DAMD wheel, rear rotors and pads are on and McGard nuts swapped over. No pics yet as its pouring down rain here atm but pretty happy with it all.

One thing I noticed though, I had a DAMD wheel on my 04 GT and it seemed to be a little thicker and darker than this new one. Anyone know if they've changed their manufacturing process or something, the new one looks cheaper and definitely feels thinner and less quality made :(
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby Manaz » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:55 pm

ferret89 wrote:One thing I noticed though, I had a DAMD wheel on my 04 GT and it seemed to be a little thicker and darker than this new one. Anyone know if they've changed their manufacturing process or something, the new one looks cheaper and definitely feels thinner and less quality made :(


There is a difference between pre-facelift and post-facelift wheels - could that explain part of it?
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby ferret89 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:18 pm

Manaz wrote:
ferret89 wrote:One thing I noticed though, I had a DAMD wheel on my 04 GT and it seemed to be a little thicker and darker than this new one. Anyone know if they've changed their manufacturing process or something, the new one looks cheaper and definitely feels thinner and less quality made :(


There is a difference between pre-facelift and post-facelift wheels - could that explain part of it?


I don't think so, I mean its basically the same wheel you'd think the differences would be minor but the whole thing just looks and feels cheaper.... a bit disappointed really
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby kiahatsiu » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:23 pm

Damned disappointed?
Ps. Car looks awesome.
Pps: Highly recommend dynamatting the shit out of it.
Kinda flush. Fitment is something. ADM as F*ck.
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Re: Ferret's MY08 Tuned by STi

Postby HardwareBoB » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:34 pm

kiahatsiu wrote:Damned disappointed?
Ps. Car looks awesome.
Pps: Highly recommend dynamatting the shit out of it.

I thnk I am going to invest in some dynamat for my wagon, it's not bad, but it can always be better!
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