Sinister's Progress Thread by Sinister

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Sinister's Progress Thread

Compliments of Sinister @


Holy Smokes... I've never made one of these. I should have. I've had the car since 2006 when I got back from Iraq. Kind of a present to myself. Since then it's been a massive money pit... Incredibly fun... and an insane learning project. I've finally got the funds, room, and garage together to be able to turn her into a toy that I can drive to work, and then to the track! Should be a fun close to 400whp e85 beast 

I've gotten almost all of the parts from, TiC, and a few from RallySportDirect.


Just got done with the new tune. Made 430/429whp

Updated Mod List (9/4/12):

Still to install:

Volk Aluminum Hubcentric Rings

Subtle - Saggy Butt Shims


Engine Bay:

EJ25 Block with D25 Heads

Nitride Crank

STi Forged Rods

CP Forged Pistons

ARP Headstuds

Suba Performance built the engine.

K&N Typhoon Short Ram Intake

Blouch 1.5XTR 10cm with 15psi IWG Actuator

Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump

Processwest TMIC w/ Silicone piping and Shroud

SPT Radiator Shroud

Cobb Turbo Heatshield

Grimmspeed Air Old Separator

NGK -1 Plugs

Perrin Inlet

ID1000cc Injectors

Perrin Fuel Rail

Grimmspeed EBCS

Grimmspeed TGV Deletes with Coating

Grimmspeed Phenolic Spacers + Gaskets

Grimmspeed Intake manifold PnP with Coating

Grimmspeed Exhaust Manifold Pnp with High Flow Crosspipe and Coating + gaskets

Invidia heatwrapped v2 downpipe

Hanksville Hotrods Custom Catback

killer b oil pickup

Protune by Eric Minehart of Torqued Performance

Carbon Fiber Hood Struts

Traction Bits:

Enkei 17x8 45et RPF-1 Wheels

245/40/17 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 Summer Tires

225/45/17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 Winter Tires

STi Pink Springs

Cobb 25mm R Swaybar

Perrin 22mm F Swaybar

Perrin Spherical Bushing Endlinks

Eibach Camber Bolts

SPT F/R Strut Tower Bars


Brembo Calipers

Hawk HPS Pads

Goodrich SS Lines

ElF DOT 4+ Fluid


6spd STi Transmission


ACT Streetlight Flywheel


STi Factory Short Shift Linkage with Kartboy Shortshifter Bushings

KB Front/Rear Shifter Bushings

TiC Shifter Linkage Bushings

KB Outrigger Bushings

KB Subframe Lock Bolts

Group N Engine Mounts

Group N Tranny Mount

TiC Tranny Crossmember Bushings

KB Pitch Stop


Scroth QuickFit Pro Racing Harness

STi Shift Knob (Not OEM... the one from the STi/SPT Catalog)

STi Aluminum Shifter Bezel

STi Gauge Cluster

AccessPORT v2 mounted next to gauge cluster

Pioneer AVIC - F90BT

STi Floor Mats (Black)

Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector Hardwired

OEM Style Dead Pedal


JDM Legacy STi Badge

GM Flexfuel Badge

RetroQuik HID Retrofit: D2S BiXenon HID Projectors with 5000k Morimoto Bulbs

STi License Plate Delete

Grimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kit

Tint Vinyl Decals on rear windows

High Output PIAA Ion Yellow Fog Lights

I've been asked to explain the turbo, because the blouch numbering system is totally jacked up... and no one seems to know anything about this turbo. They seem to think that because the number is so low, that it's a small turbo.

It is basically a GT3071r stock location designed to work with stock location inlets but with a billet wheel.

Here's the Blouch Dominator 1.5XT-R info:

Compressor: 71mm Billet

Compressor Inlet: 2.5” or 3.0" 

Turbine: 56.5 mm

Center Housing: Water cooled

Bearing System: Full ball bearing

And the Garrett GT3071r info:

Compressor: 71mm

Compressor Inlet: 2.75” or 4.00" 

Turbine: 56.5 mm

Center Housing: Water cooled

Bearing System: Full ball bearing


Great build!

Posted by Diggymart on 7/30/20 @ 11:44:51 AM

Love this build

Posted by bdub on 7/30/20 @ 11:42:06 AM