It’s kind of hard to believe that I’m getting out of the Subaru yet again. There isn’t really anything wrong with the car, other than it doesn’t have two turbos, more displacement, and more cylinders. The STi is such a visceral drive—it’s all hands on deck when you want to get crazy! For daily driving, […]
I recently decided to pick up a larger throttle body since I had read some great things about the low-end response it generates. Across multiple dyno sheets, it added more power everywhere, but significantly added a bit more torque down low. All good things in my book The installation was pretty straight forward. After removing […]
Upon receiving the car back last November, it was pretty apparent that the tires had not been rotated. The back tires had some decent treat left, but the front were pretty worn. It was quite a difference. Considering you really want to have consistent tread with an AWD vehicle, and the fact I was never […]
Made some tweaks to my current displays and added a new boost gauge, as well as my own unique setup for mounting my Cobb Accessport v3. The boost gauge is a digital AEM, which replaced the really cheap and crappy Prosport Gauge which also beeped at me, refused to work, and flat out died within […]
I’ve been running the car for almost 2 weeks now and have worked out a few kinks here and there. So far so good! I just wanted to post a quick review of my thoughts on the new Process West Surge Tank that I recently installed to help improve fuel flow, and reduce any potential […]
It’s been a while since my last update and figured now was the time. When the car came back it arrived with a check engine code for a 2nd cylinder misfire. It wouldn’t go away so I took it to PSI and had them check it out. Combined with the CEL, low compression in cylinder […]
Got a happy text this morning from my buddy that the STi was picked up this morning! Holy tolito, it’s finally happening. When I shipped the car to DC, it took 3 days. I’d love to believe she’ll be here that quickly, but, if she arrives before Friday I’ll be elated. What should the next […]
She’s home. On the journey home she stopped in White Sands National Monument. She needs work, and love, and then it’ll be time for fun.
Just in case anyone else has the problem I’ve experienced, here is what happened. So in a rapid shift from 2nd to 3rd gear (a la drag race), the gear never landed in 3rd, and the shifter went completely loose. It would travel completely forward and back with no resistance, and it was stuck in […]
Seriously, Phatbotti Tuning is freaking awesome. It’s not a completely final tune, but its probably at the point of its power. It’s running pretty low timing advance, and AFR’s are pretty safe. I’m a happy camper!
Had a little fun with some light painting, killer sky!
I never had any really interesting shots of the STi before “the incident” and we just got some of the first “real” snow of the season. Thought I’d go up for a quick photo!
This is a crappy video from my iPhone, but this is what rod knock sounds like. I towed the car to a trusted shop to get a diagnosis. I was hoping it was only something wrong with the valve cover being hit, but no, it was my worst fear; rebuild the engine. Rod knock happens […]