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Old 09-20-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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Weederr's Series.Yellowbird STI Sport

Hello everyone, and welcome! This is my 2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow. Now, as some may know, I previously had a 2013 Scion FRS which was heavily modified. To put it simple, I was in too big of a damn hurry. This time around I think I'll be going a bit slower on my build....

3 years in, I've decided to pursue the STI Sport design found in Japan!

Here she is when I bought her!


After 2 years of ownership!



After 3 years of ownership!



Here is all that's done to her:

Exterior:
STI lip kit dealer installed
STI Fender Garnish
STI Front & Rear emblems
TRD Exhaust Garnish
JDM clear side markers
Drambeenie spoiler risers
Subaru gas tank cover
Window Tint 30% front; 15% rear

Interior:
STI push button start
STI shift knob/ Raceseng shift knob
STI short-throw shifter
STI Door Sills
STI Door Inner Protector

Styling:
STI radiator cap
STI battery tie down
HKS oil cap
Rexspeed hood dampers

Performance:
HKS intake filter
HKS air intake duct
ACE CS400 ceramic coated
TRD High Response Muffler Ver.R
CSG Stage 2 tune
Cusco Oil Cooler
Cusco Air-Oil Separator
Beatrush vented under panel
TRD "Quick shifter" kit

Handling/Chassis
O.Z. Ultraleggera 17x8 +35 offset
BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp 2 225/45-17
Eibach pro-kit springs dealer installed
Subaru Performance Package Brembos & Sachs dampers
Cusco strut tower brace
Radium master cylinder brace


To-Do:
Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 225/45-17 (ordered)
STI Flexible Draw Stiffener
STI Flexible V-Bars
STI drilled rotors F&R
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:09 PM   #2
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Hello Fellow Series yellow owner!
Car looks great. Loving the STI lips and Clear sidemarker. This just confirms I need to do these.
Are you considering doing a different 3rd brake light?
What are the part numbers on the OEM oil cooler?
I just talked with Jackson racing they are coming out with a dual radiator/oil cooler that will be plug n play for MY17.
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Hello Fellow Series yellow owner!
Car looks great. Loving the STI lips and Clear sidemarker. This just confirms I need to do these.
Are you considering doing a different 3rd brake light?
What are the part numbers on the OEM oil cooler?
I just talked with Jackson racing they are coming out with a dual radiator/oil cooler that will be plug n play for MY17.
Thanks! The STI lip really does help make it more distinct and flows well with the black accents of the car.
I'm not going to do a 3rd break light as I don't see any reason to.
As for the OEM oil cooler, all of the parts are listed in this link:
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The Jackson Racing radiator/ oil cooler does look like an interesting item tbh. I just figured I'd go with the OEM look since I don't track my car, yet. And if I do, I'll just put a proper oil cooler on.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:19 PM   #4
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I don't recommend an aftermarket thermostat if you have no practical reason to. The Forrester oil temp regulator will be enough.
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Thanks! The STI lip really does help make it more distinct and flows well with the black accents of the car.
I'm not going to do a 3rd break light as I don't see any reason to.
As for the OEM oil cooler, all of the parts are listed in this link:
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50427

The Jackson Racing radiator/ oil cooler does look like an interesting item tbh. I just figured I'd go with the OEM look since I don't track my car, yet. And if I do, I'll just put a proper oil cooler on.
That makes sense. If you are not going to track your vehicle I am sure the OEM solution will work and it is significantly cheaper.
Ya I love the STI kit. I am going to go with STI front lip and a HPT sideskirt. I want to see a series yellow with a Valenti 3rd brake light. I think it will look awesome. Especially if you do the V mod so that the V lights up with running lights.
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I don't recommend an aftermarket thermostat if you have no practical reason to. The Forrester oil temp regulator will be enough.
Well... what if I want to be an Austin hipster? :p

Also yeah I was thinking the same so it's still up in the air.
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That makes sense. If you are not going to track your vehicle I am sure the OEM solution will work and it is significantly cheaper.
Ya I love the STI kit. I am going to go with STI front lip and a HPT sideskirt. I want to see a series yellow with a Valenti 3rd brake light. I think it will look awesome. Especially if you do the V mod so that the V lights up with running lights.
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Congratz! Take it slow this time, still going to cosworth in the future?

I'm sure you love the updated twin a lot compare to more bare bone 2013 model.
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Congratz! Take it slow this time, still going to cosworth in the future?

I'm sure you love the updated twin a lot compare to more bare bone 2013 model.
Having all of the little toys like automatic headlights, leather seats, and the revised suspension are all lovely compared to the 2013 base.

As for the Cosworth I cannot say for certain. I want to, but honestly, if I were to, I'd rather just wait a while longer and do forged internals too.
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Looks great! Would love to see some more pics of the drop that the Pro kit gives you.
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Looks great! Would love to see some more pics of the drop that the Pro kit gives you.
It's only about an inch. It's pretty subtle so I usually forget I have them on.
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Congrats on your new car! Looks very nice. Take it slower and think twice before doing any changes. It took me almost 3 years to change the suspension and I don't regret it.
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I'd rather just wait a while longer and do forged internals too.
Are you sure that you want to re-build this engine? It is quite different from older Subaru designs. It has fewer gaskets and you have to use much more sealant. It is like trying to glue the pieces back. This engine was designed with a different mindset (use it and then throw it away).

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Not an impossible task and for sure it has been done many times, but the process is more complex and more prone to human error.

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Are you sure that you want to re-build this engine? It is quite different from older Subaru designs. It has fewer gaskets and you have to use much more sealant. It is like trying to glue the pieces back. This engine was designed with a different mindset (use it and then throw it away).




Not an impossible task and for sure it has been done many times, but the process is more complex and more prone to human error.
Time will tell if I actually decide to build the engine, let alone add a supercharger.
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