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I finally decided to make a "showoff" thread for one of my projects. I don't usually take pictures of my cars and I keep my build lists to myself. It's typically not until after I've moved on from a car that I regret not having taken any pictures of it.

 

Before this car, I had a few Nissan projects and was active on the relevant forums, but never made a "showoff" thread for any of them. I got this car in 2016 and it was stock except for lowering springs and a catback. It had more than a handful of issues. I've spent the last bunch of years working on it on and off. It's currently got a little over 125k miles on it and I'm working on developing a plan for wrapping up the project. The "To Do" list will be added below when it's ready.

 

The few pictures I took just now (nothing glamorous):

 

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The build list:

 

Engine & Tuning

AEM 320LPH Fuel Pump

Aisin Timing Belt & Water Pump Kit @ 105k miles

AVO Power Air Intake & Cold Air Induction Box w/ K&N Air Filter

AVO Turbo Inlet

Banjo Bolt Filters Removed

CNT High Flow Catted Split Bellmouth 3” Downpipe w/ Ground Down Bellmouth Divider for Wastegate Clearance

COBB Accessport V3

Custom Road Tune by TurboTime in Sanford, NC in December 2021

Fast Motorsports 3” Catback Exhaust

Gates Heavy Duty Thermostat @ 105k miles

Gates Micro-V Drive Belts @ 105k miles

Gold Plug Magnetic Oil Drain Plug

GrimmSpeed 3" Downpipe to Catback Flange Adapter

GrimmSpeed 3-Port Electronic Boost Control Solenoid

GrimmSpeed Lightweight Crank Pulley

GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler

Kartboy Poly Exhaust Hanger Bushings

Koyo 2-Row Radiator

Mobil 1 5W-30 Extended Performance High Mileage Engine Oil & M1-108A Extended Performance Oil Filter every 5k miles

NGK SILFR6A Laser Iridium Spark Plugs @ 105k miles

Optima Redtop Battery

Paranoid Fabrications Super Grounding Kit

Prestone 50/50 Prediluted Coolant w/ Red Line WaterWetter @ 105k miles

SMP PCV Valve @ 105k

 

Transmission & Drivetrain

AVO Poly Rear Differential Anti-Tramp Bushings

AVO Poly Transmission Mount Bushings

Cardone Heavy Duty Front & Rear CV Axles

COBB Double Adjustable Short Throw Shifter

COBB Poly Front & Rear Shifter Bushings

Motul Gear 300 75W-90 Front Differential/Transmission Oil @ 105k miles

Motul Gear 300 75W-90 Rear Differential Oil @ 105k miles

Perrin Reverse Lockout Lever (w/ coating removed)

Prestone DOT 4 Synthetic Hi-Temp Clutch Fluid @ 105k miles

STi Group-N Pitch Stop Mount

STi Group-N Transmission Mount

Torque Solution Solid Driveshaft Carrier Bearing Support Bushings

TWM M1 Abrams Weighted Shift Knob

Whiteline Poly Rear Differential Support Bushings

 

Suspension, Steering & Chassis

AVO Front Underbody Brace

AVO Poly Front Lower Control Arm Front Bushings

AVO Poly Front Lower Control Arm Rear Bushings (+0.50 Caster)

AVO Rear Sway Bar Mount Reinforcement Braces

AVO Rear Underbody Braces

AVO/Whiteline Mix & Match Poly Steering Rack Mount Bushings

Bilstein HD Struts & Shocks

Custom Wheel Alignment by AZP Installs in Kenilworth, NJ in June 2021

Energy Suspension 16mm Poly Rear Sway Bar Mount Bushings

Energy Suspension 21mm Poly Front Sway Bar Mount Bushings

KYB Front Upper Strut Mounts

MOOG Front Lower Ball Joints

MOOG Front Sway Bar End Links

MOOG Rear Sway Bar End Links

Paranoid Fabrications 1/2” Rear Lift Spacers & Longer Top Mount Bolts

Perrin Steering Dampener Lockdown

Prestone Power Steering Fluid w/ Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak @ 105k miles

STi Pink Front & Rear Lowering Springs

Torque Solution Steering Rack Brace

Whiteline Rear OE Toe Adjustment Lockout - KCA307

Whiteline Rear Lower Front & Rear Lateral Links w/ Poly Bushings - KTA124

Whiteline Poly Rear Trailing Arm Front Bushings - W63398

Whiteline Poly Rear Trailing Arm Rear Bushings - W63394

Whiteline Poly Rear Upper Lateral Link Inner Bushings - W63396

Whiteline Poly Rear Upper Lateral Link Outer Bushings - W63397

 

Brakes, Wheels & Tires

Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS 225/45/18 Tires

GrimmSpeed Brake Master Cylinder Brace

Hawk HPS Front & Rear Brake Pads

ISC 15mm Hub Centric Rear Wheel Spacers

MOOG Front & Rear Hub Bearings

Prestone DOT 4 Synthetic Hi-Temp Brake Fluid @ 105k miles

SMP TPMS Sensors

Stoptech Power Slot Slotted Front & Rear Brake Rotors

 

Interior Aesthetics, Electronics, Lighting, HVAC & Weight Reduction

Center Console Extendable Armrest Replaced w/ Non-Extendable Armrest

K&N Cabin Air Filter

Miscellaneous Under Dashboard Paneling, Brackets, Etc. Trimmed or Removed

Navigation Parking Brake Lockout Disabled

RedlineGoods Center Console Armrest Cover (Two-tone, Faux-Alcantara Blue/Solid Leather Black, Black Stitching)

RedlineGoods Parking Brake Boot (Two-tone, Faux-Alcantara Blue/Solid Leather Black, Black Stitching)

RedlineGoods Shift Boot (Two-tone, Faux-Alcantara Blue/Solid Leather Black, Black Stitching, 1” Shorter)

RedlineGoods Steering Wheel Cover (Solid Leather Black, Black Stitching)

Seatbelt Chime Disabled

Subaru All Weather Floor Mats

Subaru Rear Cargo Tray

TunerDomes LED Courtesy Light Bulbs

TunerDomes LED Dome Light Bulb

TunerDomes LED Map Light Bulbs

TunerDomes LED Sunvisor Light Bulbs

TunerDomes LED Trunk Light Bulb

 

Exterior Aesthetics, Electronics, Lighting & Weight Reduction

Center High-Mount Stop Light Bulb Removed

CPI Gold Selective Yellow H3 Fog Light Bulbs

Daytime Running Lights Disabled

Key Fob Functionality Modified to Unlock All Doors w/ One Press of Unlock Button

Miscellaneous Engine Bay Paneling, Brackets, Etc. Trimmed or Removed

Miscellaneous Under Car Paneling, Brackets, Etc. Trimmed or Removed

Rain-X Silicone Endura Wiper Blades

Rear Windows Tinted 20%

Trunk Debadged of “SUBARU” & “spec.B” Lettering

Vosla Super Brite 9005 High Beam Light Bulbs

Vosla Super Brite H7 Low Beam Light Bulbs

WellVisors Window Deflectors

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I’d consider this a demonstrative thread rather than showoff per se. Very well executed, clean mods imho. Forum can definitely benefit from pics and documentation such as this.
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  • 2 weeks later...

I decided that instead of adding the long "To Do" list to the OP, I'm going to update this thread phase-by-phase because that's how I'll be doing the work to the car - one area at a time.

 

I chose to finish up the rear of the car before proceeding to the laundry list of work that will be done under the hood.

 

Today, I ordered the parts needed to finish up the rear:

- ISC WS5X10015B 15mm Hub Centric Wheel Spacers (pair)

- Whiteline KDT905 Rear Differential Support Bushings

 

I'll be running wheel spacers in the rear only to get the rear wheels roughly as close to flush with the wheel arches as the front wheels are.

 

The diff support bushings are the last bushings on the car that need upgrading in order to have all of my drivetrain bushings (except motor mounts because I intend to leave those stock to maintain a certain level of comfort) upgraded. While I'm working near the rear diff, I'll verify that the fluid level is satisfactory.

 

I was considering installing SS brake lines at all four corners but have decided to forget about it because I'm happy with my brake feel and performance with the current brake modifications.

 

When this work is completed, I'll be focusing my efforts on the front of the car.

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15mm Rear Wheel Spacers Before & After:

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15mm Rear Wheel Spacers After Passenger's Side:

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Old Bushings Installed in Car:

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Old Bushings Uninstalled w/ New Whiteline KDT905 Bushings in Bag:

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New Whiteline KDT905 Bushings Installed in Support Brace:

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New Whiteline KDT905 Bushings Installed in Car:

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Confirmed rear diff fluid level is good too. That wraps up the rear of the car.

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  • 1 month later...

Getting ready to order parts for the next phase of the project...

 

Work for this phase includes:

- Replacing turbo oil return hose & clamps

- Confirming that all banjo bolt filters have been removed

- Installing an aftermarket turbo heat shield

- Replacing dented oil pan & potentially failing oil pickup

- Installing cylinder 4 cooling mod

 

For the turbo oil return hose, I think I'm going to get this from fastwrx.com

 

For the banjo bolt filters, I don't believe I need to order anything

 

For the turbo heat shield, I think I'm going to get this from GrimmSpeed w/ black ceramic coating & both heat shield brackets

 

For the oil pan and pickup, I plan on getting a Subaru 11109AA151 pan and I can't make my mind up on what pickup to get. Moroso 24965 or Killer B 070-110 seem to be the two forum favorites but I'm not positive those are the correct part numbers and if one is preferred over the other

 

For the cylinder 4 cooling mod, I plan on getting this from Torque Solution

 

Can anyone recommend an improved alternative to the factory oil return hose?

Am I missing anything I'll need for the banjo bolt filters work?

Any alternative suggestions for a turbo heat shield?

Can anyone steer me in the right direction with regard to the oil pickup?

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Getting ready to order parts for the next phase of the project...

 

Work for this phase includes:

- Replacing turbo oil return hose & clamps

- Confirming that all banjo bolt filters have been removed

- Installing an aftermarket turbo heat shield

- Replacing dented oil pan & potentially failing oil pickup

- Installing cylinder 4 cooling mod

 

Can anyone recommend an improved alternative to the factory oil return hose?

Am I missing anything I'll need for the banjo bolt filters work?

Any alternative suggestions for a turbo heat shield?

Can anyone steer me in the right direction with regard to the oil pickup?

 

If you confirm the banjo bolt filters are removed I’d leave it at that. I’d be curious to see what people recommend for the factory oil return hose. Also curious to see how the car runs with the #4 cyl cooling mod. Been thinking about installing this at the 90k coolant change maintenance. Only suggestion I’d provide is DEI on the back of the turbo heat shield. I’m running a spt one with it.

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Maybe new copper washers for the banjos while you are that far in.

 

I went with the factory oil return hose during my recent rebuild adventure but im not sure about the clamps included in the one you posted. I would go double wide spring clamps or a quality worm clamp myself.

 

Killer B pick up here. It's a nice piece.

 

Same cylinder 4 cooling mod from Torque Solutions but I scored an open package deal on fleabay. Not sure of the actual benefit but the idea is good so I went with it.

 

I need to figure out some turbo heat containment myself now that the weather is turning nicer. I say that as we got another few inches of white crap this morning.

 

 

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If you confirm the banjo bolt filters are removed I’d leave it at that. I’d be curious to see what people recommend for the factory oil return hose. Also curious to see how the car runs with the #4 cyl cooling mod. Been thinking about installing this at the 90k coolant change maintenance. Only suggestion I’d provide is DEI on the back of the turbo heat shield. I’m running a spt one with it.

 

Thanks for the input. Gonna skip on the heat tape.

 

Maybe new copper washers for the banjos while you are that far in.

 

I went with the factory oil return hose during my recent rebuild adventure but im not sure about the clamps included in the one you posted. I would go double wide spring clamps or a quality worm clamp myself.

 

Killer B pick up here. It's a nice piece.

 

Same cylinder 4 cooling mod from Torque Solutions but I scored an open package deal on fleabay. Not sure of the actual benefit but the idea is good so I went with it.

 

I need to figure out some turbo heat containment myself now that the weather is turning nicer. I say that as we got another few inches of white crap this morning.

 

 

Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk

 

Thanks for your input. I typically re-use copper washers and am considering doing the same here. Noted on the oil return hose clamps - ideally would like to upgrade hose and clamps and avoid ever having to replace either again. Can you confirm the part number on your Killer B pickup? Any regrets about the TS cyl 4 mod?

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I bought part #KIL070-110 for my 2009.

 

I hear yah on the copper washers....it would just suck to have a leak after being in there.

 

Can't really say yay or nay to the cooling mod. Like I said....the positives outweighed the cost so I went with it. Install is pretty straight forward.

 

 

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  • 1 month later...

Finally got the opportunity to spend some time with the car this morning...

 

Adjusted some fluid levels and looked over some things before placing an order for most of what I'll need to complete the next phase of the project.

 

Ordered:

- ATP High Temp Rubber 5/8” Blue Oil Drain Hose

- Grimmspeed V2 Turbo Heat Shield w/ Black Ceramic Thermal Coating

- Torque Solution Cylinder 4 Cooling Mod

- RockAuto Oil Pan

- Killer B Oil Pickup

- RalliTEK Front Skid Plate

 

When everything arrives and I get the opportunity to spend some time with the car again, I'll work on tearing everything down. I know I'll need to get some other stuff - fluids, seals & RTV, maybe clamps, etc., but I'll figure that all out as I go.

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