2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Happy New Year Everyone!
We have finally had a chance to get you some updates on our 2012 STI, nicknamed Modball.
First we have gone and replaced many of the bushings in the car with SuperPro polyurethane bushings that are currently available. This will help make the car much more solid yet compliant enough for daily driving. We have also gone and installed SuperPro 22mm Adjustable sway bars at the front and rear. This will provide a very good front to rear balance for the car. To lower the car, we have kept the car on stock struts, but installed Cobra Suspension Lowering springs that will lower the car 25mm from the stock height. This will keep the car's ride compliant and yet aesthetically pleasing.
In the rear, we have also replaced the rear calipers with Brembo Red caliper and DBA T3 Slotted rotors. For brake pads, we are using RT Brembo TS20 brake pads that will provide excellent brake pedal modulation along with minimal dust for street use. We all love not having any brake dust on our wheels if possible.
As far as the engine, we have started the assembly of our longblock. Even though this car is not likely to be tracked, we went as far as to enhance certain areas to increase the reliability of the engine. We have installed upgraded Supertech intake and inconel exhaust valves along with WPC treated camshafts. To improve the oiling of the car, we have installed the upgraded IAG pickup and baffle. IAG's baffle design is very similar to that of the original Cosworth designed baffle, but has made the improvements we wanted when Cosworth offered their EJ baffle plate. The IAG plate keeps everything contained within the oil pan and not getting sealed with the pan. This makes installation much easier and cleaner.
This is it for now. Continue to stay tuned for more updates!