WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

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WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:00 pm

I've only just got it, and it's my first subaru, so i'm still learning all the in's and out's.

So far the only mod I've done is a K&N cabin filter (VF2000) but i have more planned and will post some pics as i go.
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Done
K&N cabin filter (VF2000)
EDIT: done, grille chrome changed to black.
EDIT: done, Visaton replacement 8" sub upgrade (http://www.soundlabsgroup.com.au/p/V-9064-W200/W+200+-+4+Ohm)
EDIT: done, K&N intake panel filter (33-2304)
EDIT: done, AVO mufflers https://youtu.be/ObrKFdW0JfI
EDIT: Eyelids
EDIT: Nav hack done




Planned (nothing huge):
AVO J-pipe
AVO front pipe
AVO Exhaust manifold
AVO Top Mount Intercooler
KiDo tune
poly bushes all round
HKS / Shockworks / MCA / Cusco coilovers (not sure yet)
front lip
chassis brace (front/rear)
sway bars front/rear (keeping stock bias)
new rims?
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:21 pm

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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:28 am

fitted floor mats from https://www.fitmycar.com/au/
I wasn't sure if it was worth the money but these mats are great. Got the boot liner too. will post when have pics.
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:34 pm

Boot liner is a good fit.
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There is a small gap between the liner and the back of the seats, but it's a good place to keep a dry brolly.
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Very happy with it.
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:53 pm

grille time
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found a few hidden broken pieces that needed plastic welding. here's one.
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while i'm finishing the 'chromed' parts, here's what it would look like with them missing.
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finished
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much nicer
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:46 am

Rotated the tyres today... noticed the LCA bushings are cracked and almost done. so... looks like poly bushings will happen soon. question is, what else do i do while under there? Brake lines are getting on a bit too.

replace other bushings, upgrade end links, sway bars?

or do i go coilovers?
either KW V3 or HKS max IV GTSpec-A or Cusco Street Zero A AUS-Spec
not sure which one is best... i want more comfort than stock and more performance... hard to find reviews and comparisons to stock struts


hard to choose
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby fedaykin » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:21 am

Yeah do all the bushes. If you have +$2k for struts, get KW for sure.
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:48 am

fedaykin wrote:Yeah do all the bushes. If you have +$2k for struts, get KW for sure.


yeah i think ill do all the bushes.

*does anyone know the stock thickness of the front and rear sway bars?

*I want the KW's really bad but are looking a bit expensive atm... The cusco's seem good but i've heard people say that they are a bit hard compared to stock?? not confirmed.

and for a little more than cusco's i can get hks. idk

Cusco Vs HKS
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:16 am

Time for a service
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:40 am

Did the sub upgrade. wasn't the easy straight swap i was hoping for*, but it's a more nicely rounded frequency curve, so sounds better. The speaker could handle more gain, but the balance seems good enough for now.

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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:06 am

Got the eyelids today... not sure if i'll keep them. see how it looks.

came from Japan all nice and safe
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:30 am

lids look good. they came with double sided tape... while it's good quality tape, I'm not confident that it'll hold with all the fwy K's i do, so they'll have to stay off until i find a better way to secure them down. ...and then there's the whole "is it safe" issue regarding visibility of the indicators... but it does give the car a slightly more aggressive look.

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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby fedaykin » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:51 am

I wish my headlight lenses were that clear :(

Also this thread should be in 'post your mods' :p
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:57 am

fedaykin wrote:I wish my headlight lenses were that clear :(

Also this thread should be in 'post your mods' :p


a bit of polish and a lot of elbow grease :lol: but they were in pretty good condition before.

oops, can the mods move it for me?

sorry :oops:
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:39 pm

so there's questions I've been researching, and can't find definitive answers on. it's driving me nuts because i don't want to damage my engine.

hopefully someone knows a bit about this (thanks in advance)

1) I've got a K&N panel filter in, do i need to re-tune?
2) will a K&N filter destroy the turbo?
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3) I've also got some avo mufflers on their way. If i put them on with the K&N filter, will i need a re-tune?



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