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Old 02-05-2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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Teh Rice Wagon v2.0

I'm not quite ready for this. But I'm bored and it needs to be done.

[Overview]

This is a continuation from my old car.

https://www.i-club.com/forums/ongoin...-wagon-264894/

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.

Options:

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


Issues:

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.



Almost.



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.


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[Beginning]

9/8/2016 THURSDAY

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




9/9/2016 FRIDAY

Already taking the car apart.



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



Why?

9/10/2016 SATURDAY

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...

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Old 02-05-2017, 11:55 AM   #3
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[Mawds]

(Installed Not Installed)

Subaru stuff:

Subaru Cargo Tray
Subaru Cargo Nets (Gate, Seat, and Sides)
Subaru Footwell Illumination Kit (Red)
Subaru STi Leather 5MT Shift ****
Subaru Limited Black WRX Fender Badges
Subaru Bumper Cover
Subaru Rear Cup Holders
Subaru STi Passenger A-pillar Cover (Black)
Subaru STi Center Console Lid
Suabru Exhaust Finishers (Painted Black)


Engine/drivetrain:

COBB AccessPort V3
COBB AccessPort V3 Tuxedo Black Faceplate
COBB AccessPort V3 Mo Money Faceplate
COBB Double Adjustable Short Shifter
COBB SF Intake with box
COBB Alternator Cover
COBB Battery Tie Down
COBB 1.3 Bar Radiator Cap
COBB Lightweight Pulley
COBB Radiator Shroud
Custom Radiator Shroud
Invidia Q300 Catback Exhaust
Invidia R400 Catback Exhaust
Turbosmart Kompact Dual Port BOV
1 of 13 Limited Edition Kartboy Huck Gee BAM 2014 Oil Cap
Mishimoto Oil Cooler
Mishimoto X-Line Radiator
Mishimoto 1.3 Bar Radiator Cap


Drivetrain:

Carbotech XP20 XP12 XP10 pads front and rear
Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Front Sway Bar
Whiteline Adjustable Front Endlinks
Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
Whiteline Adjustable Rear Endlinks (KLC066)
Whiteline Rear Sway Bar Braces


Wheels/tires:

17x9+45 16lb Enkei RPF1 with 255/40/17 27lb Dunlop Direzza ZII (43lb)
17x8+53 21lb '11 WRX wheels with 235/45/17 22lb Michelin Pilot Super Sport (43lb)


Interior:

Pioneer TS-SWX2502 10" Subwoofer
Pionner GM-D8601 1600w Amp
Metra 95-8902 Double DIN Dash Kit

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)
LED dome and map lights
Ebay 6-point Harnesses and Harness Bar
GoPro Harness Bar Mount with GoPole Arm

Kirkey 17" Intermediate Road Race Seat
Buddy Club Super Low Down Rails
GT Spec D shaped steering wheel


Exterior:

Tinted windows (20% rear 5, 35% front 2)
Auto Ventshade window visors
TapTurn Signal Relay
Bennen Tow Hooks
Varis rep diffuser
Custom Front Splitter
2.5i spoiler

Debadged Rear Hatch and Grille
Baked and Blacked Headlights
Philips CrystalVision Ultra 4000K Headlight and Highbeam bulbs
Hella Optilux XY Series Xenon Yellow Fog Light Bulbs
Cut Vinyl Racing Numbers/Livery

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Thunderhill:
2-mile: 1:31.257 [3/18/17 OnGrid]
3-mile: 2:14.669 [9/11/16 NCRC]
3-mile bypass: 2:13.313 [8/5/17 NCRC]
5-mile:

Buttonwillow:
13cw: 2:11.225 [4/1/2017 NCRC]

Laguna Seca:
CCW:

Sonoma:
CW:
Drag:

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[Wheels]

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



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

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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


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Second weekend was a good time.



Oil cooler didn't seem to make a difference.

And I ran out of brakes again.



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.

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












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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.

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.
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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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