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!
Continue reading Product Review: Killer B Motorsport Oil Pan, Pickup, and Baffle 2005 STi
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.
Continue reading Product Review: HKS Equal Length Header Subaru Impreza WRX STi
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.
Continue reading What’s in the box? ContourGPS!!