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Old 08-10-2015, 05:41 AM
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Arrow Grimace - '14 STi hatch

After the sale of my beloved MINI j0hnny, may be drive in peace, I bought one of the last hatchbacks sold in the Southeast. I bought it on 3/25/14 and I present to you...... Grimace

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I have a lot of catching up to do. Please revisit soon. More updates coming up.


Videos:

COBB turbo-back with stock headers

Holy header

Launch

Quick ride with EWG

Additional brake light


Latest update:

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Engine:
Tuned by Jestr @ Titan Motorsports
COBB AccessPort v3
KillerB Holy Header w/ SwainTECH
KillerB Up-pipe w/ EWG port
Tial 38mm EWG
KillerB dump tube
Grimmspeed IWG bracket
Grimmspeed EBCS
COBB turbo-back exhaust
COBB SF intake
PTP lava turbo blanket
Grimmspeed brake brace
Kartboy pitch stop
funks' GD fuel line kit
Nameless air pump block off plates
IAG AOS Competition
Circuit Motorsports clutch master cylinder brace

Exterior:
Rally Armor mud flaps
Painted taillights by Nexson
Custom painted emblems by Nexson
Hella horns w/ Subimods bracket
Custom painted Hella horns by Nexson
Body colored fog light covers
Bumper mounted braking strobe

Interior:
Clarion Subaru FJ630 head unit
Weathertech floor mats
Flossy Jell-E-Bean shift knob
LED interior lights
Graco Keyfit 30 baby seat

Misc:
Flip key mod

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Ordered/Waiting for install:
Aeromotive stealth 325 fuel pump
IAG TGV deletes
IAG 3mm phenolic spacers with gaskets
IAG fuel rails with dampers v2
IAG fuel line kit
ID1000s
Aeromotive FPR
Subaru intake manifold gaskets
Perrin turbo inlet pipe
COBB exhaust hangers

Near future mods:
Custom headlights
ETS TMIC
Dom 2.5 turbo
Suspension
'15 steering rack
Built motor?

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Old 08-10-2015, 05:32 PM
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3/30/14

Debadged to simplify the boot, followed by a quick wax. It makes a world of difference. The car doesn't need it's full name printed on the car, just the one it goes by.

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Old 08-13-2015, 05:44 PM
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4/1/2014

Tighter fit than the stock ones:
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Definitely an improvement there, waiting in line patiently for my tails to be done:
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Maybe help with water mist when rainy season comes:
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:46 PM
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4/3/14

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Old 08-13-2015, 05:49 PM
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4/5/14

Flip key mod today.

Wasn't that bad actually. I bought a Dremel a while back and this is my first project with it.

Aligning the key
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Shaved the sides
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Hardest part finished
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Finished product and programmed into the car.

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Old 08-18-2015, 11:32 PM
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4/15/14

Got the new tails on this weekend. Looks so much better. Brian is legitimate. It's quality you'd be willing to wait for, but you don't have to.

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4/28/14

Over the weekend switched these two out in between taking care of my new born and my wife

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Old 08-18-2015, 11:34 PM
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7/7/14

Looking to personalize my car... just like everyone else. I was very pleased with the modification of my taillights and after talking with Brian (Nexson) we came up with a plan.

I sent him my Hella face plates and some new emblems to be painted. Picked a nice color to accent my car.
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Bumper off
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Horns are a huge upgrade visually and performance. Big fan of the horn and how it wakes people up in traffic.

The emblems came out amazing.

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Rear emblem looks great. Sets off the backend nicely.

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Everything said and done.. The car is looking good.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:35 PM
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7/21/14

Yesterday and today putting in some engine parts I received.

Pitch stop

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Alternator shroud

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And the biggest PITA. If my wife was good with her hands under the hood, I would have asked her to do it....

Master cylinder brace

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The brace was definitely wasn't designed for 12+ STi. Still need to clean up the fuel lines and get rid of the FRs.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:36 PM
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12/26/14

Christmas present from my parents. I didn't even have to install it!

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Old 08-18-2015, 11:37 PM
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1/2/15

A woman driver cut me off as I was entering my favorite Greek shop and caused me to protect myself (aka drive into a giant pothole).
Please excuse the cell phone pictures and more than that excuse the absolutely filthy car. It's been a busy week since the road trip.

Here is the damage with my fix:

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I cut part of a face shield down and used aluminum pop-rivets.
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1/16/15

Test fit headers before I left town.

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Old 08-18-2015, 11:38 PM
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1/20/15

After snapping a few bolts, definitely glad to have this.

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Brand new gaskets all the way around.

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Header is much lighter to lift by yourself and bolt up

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Plenty of room for oil filter and the o2 sensor

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I like the v-band setup. Very nice to work with. Had to push the two pipes together to make up a 1/16" of an inch, but that's no big deal.

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