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Carbon01GT 01-21-2013 10:24 AM

My slow STI
I stumbled across a Craigslist ad last week regarding a 2004 STI with 69,xxx miles last week for <$7k. I went and checked out the car within a couple hours of seeing the ad and decided to take a chance on it, knowing the engine was toast (0 compression on the passenger side. Engine turned over freely with no odd noises).

Conned AAA into towing it using my mother's membership

Yesterday I found a complete longblock, freshly rebuilt by Phoenix Performance, a shop out of PA that does endurance racing in their two STI rayscars. The engine is assembled using OE parts, except it has JE pistons, ARP head studs, and Power Enterprises head gaskets. For the price I got it for, it was a no-brainer. I also picked up a rebuilt Blouch Dom 1.5xtr turbo (49 lb/min, for those that are Subaru-tarded), for half retail. This turbo is good up to 400whp with bolt-ons on pump gas, and 475+ on e85. I'll be shooting for 350-ish on a conservative tune.
The rest of the supporting mods.....clutch, larger top mount, 850cc injectors, fuel pump, etc will be ordered within a week.

I look forward to eating shit.

Kisor 01-21-2013 10:27 AM

Appears to be 4x4 status...

Carbon01GT 01-21-2013 10:46 AM

It is, indeed.

droccm98 01-21-2013 11:07 AM

That's pretty clean lookin, needs more rice.

Carbon01GT 01-21-2013 12:53 PM

I ordered an STI badge for the wrx trunk, just so all the ricers know it's not straight line friendly

Walter 01-21-2013 05:47 PM

Looks to be a nice car. Good luck with the build.

HATEMENOW 01-21-2013 07:32 PM

man i love Sti's... what i dont love is how they drink oil.. legit pick up

Carbon01GT 01-21-2013 07:44 PM


Carbon01GT 01-21-2013 08:16 PM

That's why this will be getting a catch can or air-oil separator.
My WRX might drink 3/4-1 quart over 5,000 miles

Killer B oil pickup and windage tray well as Power Enterprise 850cc injectors (actually flow 935cc at 3 bar)

ej1bmx 01-21-2013 08:43 PM

I wish I had your money :lol: You still have both motorcycles too?

Carbon01GT 01-21-2013 09:26 PM

Sold the dirt bike and race bike in October/November. Still have the street bike though.

Anyone wanna buy an 09 wrx....98k miles? :lol:

ej1bmx 01-21-2013 09:48 PM

Ahh, didn't know you sold the race bike. I knew the dirt bike was gone though....

I'm interested in the 09 wrx, but I do have a few questions before I send my broker with a check to purchase the vehicle;

What color is the car?

Anything done to it?

Do you have maintenance documentation?

Clean Title?

How has it been driven?

Has it ever been smoked in?


Has it ever been eaten in?

Was it stored outside, or in a garage?

Do you have any pictures?

Do you PIITB?

Does it have any dents or dings?

Any body work done?

Title in hand?

Are there any tears in the seats?

What is the overall condition of the interior?

What is the overall condition of the exterior?

Original paint?

Original engine?

Smelt any metal for it?

Have the rotors been reconditioned?

How often is the car waxed and/or polished?

Will you take trades?

Will you take a check?

What brand are the tires?

What is your SSN?

How much tread is left on the tires?

Has this car been out of state?

Has this car been used for illegal activity?

Any flood damage?

Any storm damage?

Any fire damage?

Original glass?

Anything not original?

Matching VIN?

What is the VIN?

Carburated or Fuel Injected?

Blower for a 57 Chevy?

What Color?

Are the offsets of the wheels okay?

What kind of bearing load on the wheel bearings?

Are the stress on the lug bolts too high?

Have you ever used the cigarette lighter?

How many cigarette lighter spots?

Good battery?

What brand battery?

What brand air filter?

What kind of headlight bulbs does it take?

Batteries included?

Carbon01GT 01-22-2013 10:52 PM

A little encouragement I stumbled upon-

Same setup, less the headers and up-pipe.

Placing the order tonight/tomorrow on the rest of my parts...just waiting on an email back from my vendor. Might actually have this thing up and going within a month!

xander 01-22-2013 11:11 PM

Nice car man.

Carbon01GT 01-24-2013 12:30 AM

Seems someone dropped and cracked the heads at some point. Also appears to have used vice grips on the cams

Both heads are toast

grandmaGTP 01-24-2013 02:35 AM


sxShep 01-24-2013 03:26 AM

In before Shiftdrift comment...

grandmaGTP 01-24-2013 04:10 AM

Shoulda used royal purple.

99slobra 01-25-2013 12:59 AM

probably ported the heads with sand.

Carbon01GT 01-25-2013 01:32 AM

I was thinking a chisel

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