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JourdanWithaU 02-05-2017 10:54 AM

Teh Rice Wagon v2.0
I'm lazy, here are some jumps;





This is a continuation from my old car.


I have a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX GR (Hatch) Satin White Pearl

When I got it back in 2016, it looked like this...


I'm the second owner. I bought it with ~75k miles, bone stock, for $21.5k.

It's a base model with some options.


Premium Sound (tweeters)
Aux and USB inputs
Homelink Mirror
SPT catback
Fog Lights
Tinted windows


It seems obvious that a battery exploded in it. There's acid and corrosion all over the driver's side of the engine bay. This became an issue as the #2 coil harness seemed to corrode and short and kill the #2 coil pack. Harness and pack have been replaced. Apparently '11+ packs are different and difficult to get. That was annoying.

Outside of that the car is mint. I almost feel bad about the **** I plan to do to it.


2 days after purchase...


I also had a theme song for the old car. I think I've figured out a proper theme song for this one.


JourdanWithaU 02-05-2017 10:54 AM


9/8/2016 [B]THURSDAY[/B]

Bought the car! They gave it to me without any gas! First picture I took of it.


9/9/2016 [B]FRIDAY[/B]

Already taking the car apart.


Changed the seat, brake pads, wheels/tires and put some decals on it.



9/10/2016 [B]SATURDAY[/B]

I was going to take it to the racetrack of course.


My car now matches my roommate's car. Among other things...


I didn't have time/notice to take the car to a mechanic for an inspection. I considered the weekend at the track doing an Italian tune up to be acceptable.

I'd say the Italian tune up was successful.


On my way home I picked up an AccessPort and 24mm front sway bar.


This is going to be a hell of a ride...

JourdanWithaU 02-05-2017 10:55 AM


(Installed [S]Not Installed[/S])

Subaru stuff:

Subaru STi Top Half Interior (Black)
Subaru Footwell Illumination Kit (Red)
Subaru STi Leather 5MT Shift Knob
Subaru STi Center Console Lid
Subaru Rear Cup Holders
Subaru Cargo Tray
Subaru Cargo Nets (Gate, Seat, and Sides)
Subaru STi '11-'14 Aluminum Control Arms
Subaru STi Crank
Subaru JDM 12mm Oil Pump
Subaru Limited Black WRX Fender Badges
Subaru Bumper Cover
Subaru Exhaust Finishers (Painted Black)
Subaru 2.5i Hood
Subaru 2.5i Spoiler


COBB AccessPort V3
[S]COBB AccessPort V3 Tuxedo Black Faceplate[/S]
COBB AccessPort V3 Mo Money Faceplate
COBB Double Adjustable Short Shifter
COBB MAP Adapter (Custom Anodized Black)
COBB Alternator Cover
COBB Battery Tie Down
COBB 1.3 Bar Radiator Cap
COBB Lightweight Pulley
AEM Cold Air Intake (Ceramic Coated)
AEM 320lph Fuel Pump
AEM IAT Sensor
AEM 3.5bar MAP Sensor
Visconti Tuning Speed Density Kit (Hybrid)
IAG Air Oil Separator
IAG TGV Deletes
IAG 8mm Phenolic Spacers
IAG Pitch Stop Mount (Competition Bushings)
IAG Motor Mounts (Competition Bushings)
IAG Transmission Mount (Competition Bushings)
Injector Dynamics 1300x2 Injectors
NGK Spark Plugs Heat Range 7
GSC S1 Cams 268/268
GSC Behhive Valve Springs
GSC Valves (Intake and Exhaust)
JE Pistons (99.75)
Manley H Plus Rods
King Bearings
ARP Headstuds
Tomei Headgaskets
Killer B Oil Pickup
Killer B Oil Baffle
Racer X FMIC (Ceramic Coated)
Custom Radiator Shroud
PTP Turbo Blanket
Invidia Big Tube EL Header (Ceramic Coated)
Invidia Catless Downpipe (Ceramic Coated)
[S]Invidia Catted Downpipe (Ceramic Coated)[/S]
Invidia Q300 Catback Exhaust
Turbosmart Kompact Dual Port BOV
1 of 13 Limited Edition Kartboy Huck Gee BAM 2014 Oil Cap
[S]Mishimoto Oil Cooler[/S]
Mishimoto X-Line Radiator
HPS Silicon Radiator Hoses
Redline Water Wetter and Distilled Water
ACT Heavy Duty Performance Street Clutch
Moore Performance Blast Plates
Verus Billet 4130 Clutch Fork
Verus Billet Clutch Fork Pivot


Wilwood Forged Superlite 6 piston front calipers
Wilwood Forged Narrow Superlite 4 piston rear calipers
Centric PowerSlot STi front rotors
Wilwood 2 piece slotted rear rotors
Wilwood BP-10, BP-20, and Carbotech XP8, XP10, XP12 pads
ATE Type 200 Brake Fluid
SBG Stainless Brake Lines
Koni Sport Struts and Shocks
Ground Control Coilover Kit (450lb front, 500lb rear)
Whiteline Com C Tophats
Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Front Sway Bar
Whiteline Adjustable Front Endlinks
Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
Whiteline Adjustable Rear Endlinks [S](KLC066)[/S] (KLC182)
Whiteline Aluminum Lower Control Arms (KTA139)
Whiteline Rear Sway Bar Braces


17x8+53 '11 WRX wheels with 235/45/17 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
17x9+42 Rota DPT with 255/40/17 Federal RS-R
18x10+30 Rota SS10 with 285/30/18 BFGoodrich R1S
18x10+35 Rota DPT with 285/30/18 Dunlop Direzza ZII


[S]Pioneer TS-SWX2502 10" Subwoofer
Pionner GM-D8601 1600w Amp
Metra 95-8902 Double DIN Dash Kit[/S]
Beltronics RX65 Radar Detector (Hard Wired)
Prova Blue Convex Rear And Side View Mirrors
SMY Clustermaker Dual Gauge Cluster Pod
SMY AccessPort 52mm AccessPort Pod Mount
3 gauge A-pillar pod
Depo Racing 52mm 7 Color Peak Warning Water Temperature Gauge (Not Connected)
Depo Racing 52mm 7 Color Peak Warning Oil Pressure Gauge (Not Connected)
Depo Racing 60mm 7 Color Peak Warning Oil Temperature Gauge (Not Connected)
Depo Racing 60mm 7 Color Peak Warning Boost (Not Connected)
LED dome and map lights
Harness Bar
RaceQuip 6-point Harness
[S]Ebay 6-point Harnesses
GoPro Harness Bar Mount with GoPole Arm[/S]
RAM Mount Bar Mount for GoPro
Kirkey 17" Intermediate Road Race Seat
Buddy Club Super Low Down Rails
GT Spec D shaped steering wheel
Fire Extinguisher
STi Top Half (All Black)


Tinted windows (20% rear 5, 35% front 2)
Auto Ventshade window visors
TapTurn Signal Relay
Takata Speedhunters Front Tow Strap
Bennen Rear Tow Hook
[S]Varis rep diffuser
Custom Front Splitter[/S]
Debadged Rear Hatch and Grille
Baked and Blacked Headlights
LED Turn Signals
Hella Optilux XY Series Xenon Yellow Fog Light Bulbs
Illumaesthatic LED Taillights
Cut Vinyl Racing Numbers/Livery

JourdanWithaU 02-05-2017 10:55 AM


2-mile: 1:31.257 [3/18/17 OnGrid]
3-mile: 2:14.669 [9/11/16 NCRC]
3-mile bypass: 2:10.053 [2/25/18 SpeedSF]

13cw: 2:08.798 [3/31/18 GTA]

Laguna Seca:
CCW: 1:51.238 [12/11/17 NCRC]

CW: 2:01.087 [5/26/18 SpeedSF]

Willow Springs:
Big Willow: 1:44.952 [6/3/18 GTA]

[Track Days]

9/10/16 NCRC Thunderhill East
9/11/16 NCRC Thunderhill East
9/24/16 OnGrid Thunderhill West
9/25/16 OnGrid Thunderhill West

3/18/17 OnGrid Thunderhill West
4/1/17 NCRC Buttonwillow
4/2/17 NCRC Buttonwillow
8/5/17 NCRC Thunderhill East
8/6/17 NCRC Thunderhill East
12/10/17 NCRC Laguna Seca
12/11/17 NCRC Laguna Seca

2/24/18 SpeedSF Thunderhill East
2/25/18 SpeedSF Thunderhill East
3/31/18 GTA Buttonwillow
5/26/18 SpeedSF Sonoma
6/3/18 GTA Willow Springs
9/8/18 GTA Buttonwillow

1/12/19 OnGrid Thunderhill East

JourdanWithaU 02-05-2017 10:56 AM


I had a bunch of wheels on the last car. No reason not to have a bunch of wheels on this car...

Suspension: Stock
Fenders: Stock
Alignment: Unknown (Probably somewhere in stock range)

17x9+45 RPF1, 255/40/17 Dunlop ZII Star Spec


17x8+35 SSR Type C, 225/45/17 Hankook R-S3v2


Suspension: Koni with Ground Control sleeves
Fenders: Rolled, kinda pulled
Alignment: Camber: -3* front -2* rear Toe: 0

18x10+35 Rota DPT, 285/30/18 Dunlop ZII


17x9+42 Rota DPT, 255/40/17 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500


18x10+30 Rota SS10, 285/30/18 BFG R1S


zergling 02-05-2017 11:00 PM

Nice upgrade sir!

JourdanWithaU 02-20-2017 02:09 PM

Ok... How do I do this?

FIRST WEEKEND WITH THE CAR! (September 10th and 11th)

Saturday Session 1

Saturday Session 2

Saturday Session 3

Saturday Session 4

Saturday Session 5

Sunday Session 1

Sunday Session 2

Sunday Session 3

Sunday Session 4

JourdanWithaU 02-20-2017 02:09 PM







I thought I have videos done for the whole weekend. But I guess I haven't done Sunday yet...

JourdanWithaU 02-20-2017 02:10 PM

At the end of the weekend the new car started doing things that the old car was quite proficient at...


after putting it back together, I found that I have wore a bit of a hole into the fender liner.


With that put back together I got to installing more things from the old car.


GT Spec wheel, Cobb short shifter, STi leather knob, and I mounted up the access port.

I had also gotten my hands on a Cobb SF Intake.



Installing that stupid thing was more work than I thought it would be. But the sounds it makes are amazing.

The car was getting real hot at the track. Decided that Mi****imoto would be the answer.


Install was pretty easy and straight forward. Easier than taking a decent picture even. :unamused:


Now it's ready to go back to the track!

JourdanWithaU 02-24-2017 09:23 PM

SECOND WEEKEND WITH THE CAR! (September 24th and 25th)

Saturday Session 1

Saturday Session 2

Saturday Session 3

Saturday Session 4

Saturday Session 5

Sunday Session 1

Sunday Session 2

Sunday Session 3

Sunday Session 4

Sunday Session 5

JourdanWithaU 02-24-2017 09:24 PM










JourdanWithaU 02-24-2017 09:25 PM

Second weekend was a good time.


Oil cooler didn't seem to make a difference. :mad:

And I ran out of brakes again. :mad:


Did a brake change between sessions.


But at least I wasn't have as bad a day as some other people.


On the second day, I found that one of my friends had a really great wheel chock.


At the end of it all I noticed some wear on my gloves. :(


JourdanWithaU 02-24-2017 09:26 PM

So far, I've gotten some really great pictures.







JourdanWithaU 02-24-2017 09:26 PM

At the track I swapped in a set of Project Mu brake pads that my roommate had. The Carbotechs I had ordered hadn't been delivered at that time.

Of course, they showed up the following Monday.


Tried the XP20 this time out.

I also got a set of brake lines.


But the hardline nuts didn't want to budge so I couldn't get the lines installed. :mad:

A few days later while driving down the freeway, the fender liner decided that it didn't want to be in the fender anymore.


I feel that Indira Varma captured my reaction quite well...


Went back out and retrieved the pieces. (Don't do this. This was stupid.)


The fender vent had some scratches but I was able to pop it back on.


The liner itself was a total loss.

JourdanWithaU 02-25-2017 06:45 PM

And then it happened...


The Symptom: Cylinder #2 wasn't firing at all.

The Cause: Well...

When I got the car I found a receipt for a new battery from January 2016. I noticed some corrosion in the battery area. It seems that a battery prior to the current one had exploded. There's acid corrosion all over the driver's side of the engine bay. It seems some acid got on to the connector for the coil on cylinder #2. This caused a short which killed the coil and melted the connector. It took 2 weeks just to get a new coil and connector. But while my mechanic was in there, he did a compression and leakdown test on #2 and #4 which came back great. So at least I learned that that half of the engine is healthy.

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