Summer 2019 Update

Well its been a little while since I have posted on here …

 

This  year started with a great idea to do a flexfuel conversion and then it didn’t go that great. Due to some wiring issues and problems the car only recently has gotten running 100%.

So to summarize now the bugeye makes 320whp /340wtq on ethanol which is wonderful , the car is so much more responsive and E85 is really cheap too at only $2.40 a gallon. Its essentially poverty race gas. It drives wonderful and is really enjoyable to drive. The focus for the next few years will be driver seat time and reliability. The only two larger modifications on the horizon now are front brake upgrades and switching to a DCCD 6mt both of which should be done in spring of 2020. After that it will just be driving and setting money aside for service items / driveline refreshes slowly working towards a factory like mindset with engines and drivetrains. I would love to have a spare engine on a stand one day. There will also be some more safety equipment installed like FIA seats and harnesses , the problem is finding a seat that a 6″3 guy fits into while also cramming that seat safely into a 2003 Wrx wagon. Not an easy task but I have narrowed it down to some OMP and Racetech seats. Sparco just currently does not offer anything that can get the harness slots where they need to be on my shoulders. All of these modifications can’t subtract from the car being driven on the street. I want to hit 200,000 miles on the chassis then strip it down to repaint the underside and refinish all of the suspension bits in a few years. Maybe by then I will finally have an E39 Touring to drive and amuse me while the Wrx is down for service.

Here is a parts list for 2019

Engine and Power 320hp / 340tq

S204 Ej207

VF42 Turbo

E85

ID 1050X injectors

Walbro 450 Pump

Russian Spec C metal surge tank

IAG Street AOS

Carberry Flex fuel kit

Drivetrain

2002 Sti Spec C gearbox

STi R180 LSD

Exedy Twin Plate clutch

Oem Axles

Oem driveshaft

Kartboy Tall Boy shifter

TIC holy Shift Kit

 

Suspension and Brakes

RCE SS1 KW Motorsport 1 Way shocks

Super Pro Bushings

Group N bushings

S204 Lateral links

5×114 hub conversion

Arp Studs

STi 4 Piston brembos

PFC Z compound pads

Centric Premium rotors

Stoptech 600 brake fluid

 

Exterior

Sedan STi widebody conversion

Prodrive bumper

Hella UK300 headlights

Spec C roof vent kit

STi hood scoop

Roof rack delete

 

Interior

Black cloth Wrx conversion

Evo 8 Recaros

Prodrive gauge cluster

Defi ZD clubsport oil temp , oil pressure and coolant temp

STi duracon shift knob

 

Wheels and Tire 

255/40/17 Falken R615k+

17×9 +42 Mach V Awesome

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