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Postby tom_kauf » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:36 pm

My signature was getting a bit ridiculous, so I guess I'll make one of these profiles.

Pictures of my mods are scattered across the forum. So this is basically just a list of them (or things I've bought for the car) with some pics of my car.
It looks very stock, which is how I like it – stealth!

There’s an awful lot I've bought and have sitting in my garage, but haven't installed (because I've been working basically 7 days a week).
I know everyone says this, but I now have everything I want (no more mods needed). I just need to install the remaining parts.......Ooops, already broke that rule and bought Stoptech Street Performance Brake Pads - but I'm done after this. Oh, and now an aftermarket TMIC - but that's the last thing. Oh, now my clutch is now on its way out, so time for a better one, but this will be the last thing . Oh, and now a DAMD D-Shaped Steering Wheel :oops:, but the Cobb 3-Port Boost Solenoid is honestly the last thing :lol: . Nope, Catch Can now because of E85. And Wideband O2 Sensor now. This is never ending..... :roll:

Then my 'Stealth & Speed - Comfort & Practicality' project will be done.


Performance/Mechanical:
Torqed Performance tune for E85/98 octane with Launch Control & Flat-Foot-Shifting
XForce Dump Pipe with 200cell Cat - both black Ceramic Coated by Hi Octane Performance Coatings Sydney SOLD (upgraded to PhatGT Dump Pipe)
PhatGT Dump Pipe (includes 200cell Cat) - Silver Ceramic coated as supplied by Garage88
STi Transmission Mount http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=29686
ID1000 Injectors
STi Short Shifter http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5528
Cosworth Air Filter http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=26584&hilit=cosworth+air+filter SOLD
Subaru Centre Diff replaced due to common issue with binding after 100,000km http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11589&start=75
Stoptech Street Performance Front & Rear Brake pads http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=25472&start=30
Mishimoto TMIC http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=27374
Jim Berry 'RaceClutch' (has a modified Sachs pressure plate that Jim uses) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=18447
Blouch 3-Port Boost Solenoid SOLD (bracket didn't fit so I got the Cobb 3-Port) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=30704
Cobb 3-Port Boost Solenoid http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=30704&start=12
DW300c Fuel Pump
Dual Catch Can setup
Innovate Motorsports MTX-L Wideband O2 Sensor (Sensor blew after 9months, now only used occasionally) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=34767
Factory Bilstein Shocks overhauled (to get rid of clunking noise when turning at low speed) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=30731
Nulon G70 Transmission Additive for shift smoothness http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=31240&start=8 FLUSHED out when Dealer replaced Fluid
ARP Headstuds (bought - to be installed if I do a headgasket)
BREEZE Liner Hose Clamps for entire engine intake http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=30736
Cosworth Headgaskets (bought - to be installed if I do a headgasket)
Bonnet Gas Struts (Gimmick-Motorsport) w Quality Ball & Cup SOLD (didn't fit my car properly) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=11078&start=198

Sound:
Stock McIntosh Sound System with increased Amp Gain mod http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=19926
WickedCAS Custom Sub boot-enclosure with 10" JL Audio 10w3v3 Sub http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=26077
JL Audio HD750/1 Amp http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=26077&start=23
Sound Dampener in Doors, Boot Lid, Sub Box http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=21518
Polk MM840 8" Sub SOLD (upgraded to 10" JL Audio in custom Wagon Boot Box) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=26296

Interior:
Sony CCD Reverse Camera on Factory SatNav (running the latest Map Version, thanks to the Forum :wink: ) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=12737
SatNav Handbrake lockout mod http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/instructions-unlock-nav-while-motion-63678.html (Source of info only)
DAMD D-Shaped Steering Wheel http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/gb-damd-steering-wheels-05-2010-144619.html (Source of info only)
Aluminium SI-Drive Cover http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30725&start=322
VicoVation Marcus 4 Dash Cam - wired in
Interior Cabin, Boot, Vanity Mirror and Map LED Lights (thanks Leo) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=4596
Re-soldered White Glovebox LED http://www.jaycar.com.au/Active-Components/Optoelectronics/Standard-LEDs/LED-5mm-White-Waterclear-4000mcd/p/ZD0190
Dash Rattle Stopper http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=27853
OEM 12V Boot Outlet http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=101
STi Shadow Silver interior Trim strips (I've recently found out that they were stock on MY09 models like mine)
Custom-fitted Sunshade http://www.westsunshades.com.au
OEM Boot Mat
Subaru 'All 4 The Driver' Leather Keyring http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=24154

Exterior:
Bridgestone Potenza S001 Tyres
Treadwear Tyre Lettering (FOR SALE - they didn't suit my car) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=29747
Front/Rear Bosh Aerotwin Wipers
Reverse LED Lights (thanks Leo) http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=6132
Japanese Ebay Numberplate LED Light (single SMD to match Reverse Camera Lights)
Philips DiamondVision Foglights/Highbeam
Philips X-treme Vision LED Park lights
Philips Tail/Brake Lights (OEM ones kept blowing)
JDM Battery/ABS Cover http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=20536
OEM Subaru 'GT' & 'SpecB' badges, and E85 Badge
Liberty.asn.au + Paul Walker decals http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5866
Robco Car-bra
OEM Towball with replacement OEM Narva Trailer Socket and Narva Adapter Cables http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=26942
OEM Rola Roof-rack

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A little tribute, and the forum decal of course:
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One my my favourite things about the Gen4 wagon:
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Full Philips DiamondVision light setup matches the stock HIDs pretty well:
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WickedCAS Custom Sub boot-enclosure with 10" JL Audio 10w3v3 Sub. Just a trial fit unfortunately :), wiring not installed yet:
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Side-view of WickedCAS Custom Sub boot-enclosure with 10" JL Audio 10w3v3 Sub:
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JL Audio HD750/1 Amp powering the Sub:
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The start of SecondSkin Sound Dampener:
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Factory SatNav out for Sony CCD Reverse Camera install and Handbrake lockout mod:
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First test of Sony CCD Reverse Camera on Factory SatNav (quality is better in real-life):
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What happens when your mechanic overfills the oil. Scared me since it didn't go away for weeks after I drained the excess :angry2: :
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The only pictures I have of my decals :derisive: :
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Postby bigBADbenny » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:09 pm

:good:
Where are you installing the sub amp?
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Postby tom_kauf » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:53 am

:) Under the driver's seat. The amp I have is tiny, and less than 5cm thick (part of the reason I chose this one). I made sure it clears the electric seat in all positions.

The passenger seat obviously has the stock amp already.
I haven't checked if under the rear seat is an option (not even sure if there is any space at all), but with basically no air circulation there, I didn't like that anyway.
The spare wheel well in the wagon might be an option for some. But airflow is again a problem imo. And I have lots of things there already (towball, boot cargo net etc).
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Postby ferret89 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:37 pm

Very nice mate, looking great

I never used to like wagons, but I quite like them now
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Postby tom_kauf » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:19 pm

Ben, my last post was supposed to read *the AMP I have is tiny*. The 10" sub isn't massive either, but since I was talking about the Amp location, that was obviously supposed to say Amp. It's pretty powerful, but I guess all the good technology is in there to make it compact and require less cooling fins etc.


And thanks Daniel :). I think the Gen4 Wagons are one of the nicest wagons around. Especially in GTSpecB form.
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Postby HardwareBoB » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:01 pm

I love what you're doing with the car - It's very similar to where I am going - Don't want to turn it into a racecar, it needs to be subtle, but still ball tearing fast :)

Small exterior/interior mods go a long way I think, especially on libertys, they respond very well to tweaking (because stock is often great), rather than wholesale replacing.
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Postby tom_kauf » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:31 pm

Thanks Matt :). I agree, the stock Liberty (especially the GT) is a great base. My most recent mod is an Sti Short Shifter, which I can highly recommend! Really transforms the car (for those with Manual cars of course). Beautiful crisp shifts that aren't too racey.

Unless people own a liberty, they'd be hard pressed to notice what I've done to the car. Unless I use my launch control and scare my passengers lol.
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Postby tom_kauf » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:47 am

New addition :D. A larger than stock, direct bolt-on TMIC (by Mishimoto).
In the spirit of keeping everything stealth, I didn't want to trim my engine cover to fit an aftermarket TMIC. I thought none like that existed, but when I read about these last week I snapped at the chance to get one. It arrived today 8)


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Postby trogga » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:46 pm

Hey mate,
I was told to message you in regards to sourcing the original map software for my 05 tbsti
The battery was disconnected before i bought the car and the disc wasnt included
I recently downloaded v19 but cant install it
Can you help at all?
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Postby Jiyujin » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:56 pm

Love the mods you've done to your wagon! :)
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Postby tom_kauf » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:34 pm

trogga wrote:Hey mate,
I was told to message you in regards to sourcing the original map software for my 05 tbsti
The battery was disconnected before i bought the car and the disc wasnt included
I recently downloaded v19 but cant install it
Can you help at all?

Hi trogga,
Sure, I can help :). You need an original Disc. The map update discs work fine as long as the battery isn't disconnected. But they are only maps (the original discs have software to make the menus work as well).

I'll burn you a copy of my original disc (v14). You insert that one, and wait 30sec to a minute for it to load (has a progress bar on the screen). Then insert your v19, and you're done :).

I'll send u a PM tonight with the details. I don't charge much, but just a little bit for my time is appreciated.
Cheers
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Postby tom_kauf » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:38 pm

Jiyujin wrote:Love the mods you've done to your wagon! :)

Thank you Jiyujin, your wagon likewise :D
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Postby tom_kauf » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:31 pm

Hi trogga, PM sent 8)
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Postby tom_kauf » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:56 am

Two recent mods that I hadn't uploaded pictures of. My DAMD 'D-Shaped' Steering Wheel 8)

Not a great picture, and a kinda useless mod if you argue that the stock steering wheel worked just fine :lol: - but it's pretty cool.

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And upgrading the low quality stock intake hose clamps (that can easily come loose over time) with BREEZE Liner Hose Clamps. Not much to show, but this is what they look like. Very high quality and stainless steel!
I still have some left if anyone wants to buy some - they only came in boxes is 10. FOR SALE: http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=30736

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Postby gtbsti » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:33 pm

Very neat mate
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