Owning a 2005+ Subaru Impreza WRX STi isn’t all smiles and boost. There are a few things that are prone to failure, luckily all of them are well known.
1.) Inner CV Boot on passenger side likes to die at 55k miles
2.) Stock Pistons aren’t bulletproof and can have failure under poor tuning conditions
3.) Oil Pickup failure
#1 There isn’t much you can do except enjoy the car and fix it when it finally decides to tear
#2 Get a good tune as soon as possible, don’t risk a poor tune even for a few highway pulls, get a pro tune and enjoy the car.
#3 Oil pickup failure isn’t something to be taken lightly, unfortunately if and when this failure happens the engine is toast. The Oil Pickup will crack, and it will no longer do its job. The crack will starve the engine of oil and you will cause catastrophic damage. Luckily, there is a solution. Killer B Motorsport developed a more robust Oil Pickup that wont crack!
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Hankook Ventus RS3
Treadwear Rating: 140
Tread Depth 8.8/32″
Tire Weight 26 lbs
Optimal Wheel Width; 9″
Reviewed size 255/40/17
HKS Equal Length Stainless Steel Manifold Review
Lets start with the basics.
I grew to love the boxer rumble when I first bought the STi. I thought it was a pretty unique sound that made my car sound much faster than it really is, similar to a car with a massive cam in it. After doing much research, and looking at all of the higher HP builds, it seemed to me that a lot of people were going the Equal Length route. Afterwards, I looked into it, and the sound was very unique to me. I wasn’t sure if I liked it at first, but I damn well wanted it. For those that remember me a few years back (in 08), I was really into an EL header, but never pulled the trigger on it.
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Do you do track days? Do you autox? Do you do cruises or car shows? Then you need to check out the Contour cameras. These cameras are awesome. There are multiple cameras available, I decided to opt for the ContourGPS. I orderedÂ mine with a few extras and recieved it within a few days. Check out what’s inside.
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We currently run a 205/50/15 Bridgestone RE11 on our Toyota Yaris. It is a 2007 Toyota Yaris with 15×7 wheels and some SilkRoad Coilovers. We have autox’d and daily driven on these and they are exceptional. The grip is amazing and surprisingly they’ve had great longevity. The Bridgestone RE11 is also surprisingly quiet, which isn’t always common with extreme performance tires. We went with a slightly shorter than stock tire this time around to help with the gearing for Autox. It hasn’t hurt MPG much if any. We got them @ tire rack for a great price, makes me wish the STi could run 15″ tires. For “extreme performance” tires I like to try as many tires as possible so our next tire will be something new, but I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest these tires to anyone looking for a great dual duty tire. I look forward to more daily miles and more autoxs on these Bridgestone RE11’s.
The Bridgestone RE760 Sport is my personal favorite daily driver summer tire. Meaning, if you don’t need a tire to do track/autox duty then these are the tire for you. They grip, they have great life, and the best part for anyone who has had Bridgestone RE070’s or Dunlop Z1 Star Specs is the Bridgestone RE760 Sport is quiet. Â I’m ok with a loud exhaust, loud engine noise, and some road noise. Having excessively loud tires is something I prefer to have on the track/autox. The 760Sports are easily the #1 tire IÂ recommendedÂ to people. It really is a great tire, I plan on ordering another set when my current set dies, I’ve never said that about another tire.