So earlier this year in the middle of a pandemic I decided to reach out to Jun Auto in Japan to see if they still made the legendary GDB Impreza front bumper. After a week or so of waiting I got a reply say they still had the molds and would gladly make me a … Continue reading Jun Bumper is everything you expect and more
2018 a year in Review
Hello internet ! I have been neglecting this page and I am sorry. Lots of stuff has been going on in my personal life and work life which led to me slacking off in updating this. This is just a list of some of the crazy stuff I have been able to do this year … Continue reading 2018 a year in Review
Maintaining and Modifying your Wrx / STi
Disclaimer This is just advice I have learned from friends , experience and reading after owning Subarus for the last 7 years. It primarily applies to turbocharged Subarus but I would apply the same logic towards an EZ30 or EJ25D powered car as I would with my EJ207. Here is the Subaru maintenance schedule that … Continue reading Maintaining and Modifying your Wrx / STi
April adventures and breaking things
So the car was feeling nice and fresh so a week or so after the 5x114 swap I decided to go out for a drive. During said drive I managed to explode a power steering fitting which is hilarious because its the only area on the car that has not been overhauled. So now its … Continue reading April adventures and breaking things
Suspension overhaul and 5×114 conversion
So April started off with the 5x114 hub conversion and suspension refresh. It took the entire day to make the suspension feel better than new. Broken / damaged things we found control arm bushings were cracked to death Differential seals were leaking everywhere The steering U joint was partially seized Steering rack bushings were just … Continue reading Suspension overhaul and 5×114 conversion
As spring begins to rapidly approach I am starting to get my oem parts order of doom ready so that I have spares and all the parts needed to run a season of track days and finish the dam 5x114 conversion. Speaking of 5x114 the 18x9 +35 Enkei RCT4 are up at my powdercoaters shop … Continue reading March Madness
September Update , Widebody incoming !
So I have been just focused on work and school for the last month now while really missing driving my poor wrx. That should change here shortly and I should be able to put some miles on the car in October. Max was also nice enough to bring out his Version 7 STi conversion ! … Continue reading September Update , Widebody incoming !
Hot Version STi Tsukuba lap times
If you don't know about Hot Version its basically like Top Gear Japan except your hosts are top tier racing drivers and the man who invented drifting. Its an excellent show. Here are the lap times I have found around Tsukuba so far but keep in mind temperature and tires play a big role as … Continue reading Hot Version STi Tsukuba lap times
Turns out what I thought were Spec C struts actually are ” Tuned by Arai ” struts
Turns out I bought some 5x100 4 way adjustable Tuned by Arai struts with 324/274 springs. Quite a good find.
May parts update , Wagon completion ETA is mid July
So due to some unfortunate events I got close to parting the car out and being done with it all. But Bugeye is like crack and I am already back to collecting parts. In the next two weeks I have Version 7 STi wheels coming along with some Version 7 Spec C struts. The wagon … Continue reading May parts update , Wagon completion ETA is mid July