Zax Bugeye "Shaggin' wagon" Build thread by zax

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Zax Bugeye "Shaggin' wagon" Build thread

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Engine Modifications:

Grimmspeed ceramic-coated Uppipe

Cobb catted downpipe (heat wrapped)

Cobb catback exhaust

Perrin Lightweight Crank Pulley

Ebay Oil Catch Can

Heat-wrapped headers

Tactrix OP2.0 Tuned by Zax with Mattypants handholding :giggity:

Pitch Stop Mount

STi Oil pan and baffle*

KillerB Ultimate Oil Pickup*

Grimmspeed EBCS

Grimmspeed MBC Hybrid boost control set to 21 PSI peak

Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injectors

Walbro 255lph fuel pump

Blouch TD05H-18G (40lb/min Turbo)

AEM Dry-flow filter and Corksport 73mm BigMAF


PTP Turbo Blanket

BPM Top Mount Intercooler

TXS 50/50 Hybrid BOV/BPV

Perrin 4-2-1 ELH*

GT Spec Splitter*

Grimmspeed 3mm Phenolic spacers

Grimmspeed TGV Deletes

Gates Timing Belt Kit & Water pump

Mishimoto aluminum 2-core replacement radiator

Samco turbo inlet

Suspension/Steering Modifications:

Perrin 22mm FSB (stiff setting)

Perrin 22mm RSB (middle setting)

Perrin Endlinks

Perrin Stout Mounts

TIC Clunk-killer kit

TIC Rear Diff lockdown bolts

Whiteline Steering Rack bushings*

Ebay STi (knockoff) front and rear strut tower bars

Custom Alignment -- -1.1 deg front camber, 0 toe, stock caster, -1.05 deg rear camber

Transmission Modifications:

Perrin shifter bushings

Subaru OEM Short Shifter

Group-N Transmission Mount

IXIZ concept clutch-stop

Wheel/Brake Modifications:

OZ Ultraleggera 17x8 +48 wheels (Summer wheels)

Rota GR-A 17x7.5 +48 wheels (Winter wheels)

Hankook Ventus V12 Evo 225/45/17 tires (Summer)

Bridgestone Blizzak LM60 225/45/17 tires (Winter)

Stoptech SS brake lines (front and rear)

Speed Bleeders*

Motul RBF600 fluid

Prodrive 330mm Brake Calipers & Rotors (front)

H6 rear rotor upgrade painted silver to match the fronts

Flapatax mudflaps (Hate away MFers)


Subaru Ti shift knob

Pioneer AVIC F700BT HU

Ultra-wide rearview mirror (life-saver in MD traffic)

Cobra something-or-other radar detector w/ gps hardwired

ATI Clock Gaugepod

AEM UEGO Digital AFV gauge

Prosport Oil Pressure gauge

Prosport Oil Temperature gauge

* = Owned, but not yet installed

Future Plans

2015 WRX FA20 Goodness 

My fluids:

Engine Oil - GC (German Castrol) 0w-30

Tranny Oil - Subaru Extra-S

Brake Fluid - Motul RBF-600

Rear Diff Fluid - Motul diff fluid

Coolant - Prestone Yellow + Redline WaterWetter + Subaru Coolant Conditioner

Power steering - Subaru OEM

I decided to start one of these build threads to document my Bugeye wagon build 

Here is my engine bay as it sits right now:

Pretty basic OTS Cobb Stage II tune + Tweaks for the STi intercooler including a Cobb TBE. Chassis enhancements include strut tower bars, sway bars, stout mounts, and end links. Sway bars are 22mm front (stiff setting) and 22mm rear (middle setting) solid bars. This is roughly equivalent to a 24mm front/22mm rear non-adjustable set. Custom alignment with -1.05 deg rear camber, -1.1 deg front camber, and approx. 0 deg toe and 0 mm caster. 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggeras wrapped in Hankook Ventus V12 Evos (225/45/17) hide my enormous Prodrive 13" 4-piston front BBK. Rear brakes are the H6 (11.4") variety with stock 1-piston rear calipers. Motul RBF600 braking fluid courses through the braided Stoptech SS brake lines. There are various miscellaneous upgrades including bushings (STi Group-N transmission mount, Perrin Shifter bushings, Agency Power Pitch stop, IXIZ concept clutch stop, Whiteline Steering rack bushings) and small upgrades like Perrin LCP and Cobb SF intake (soon to be replaced by heat-wrapped Fujita intake).

Ready for "Stage 4" upgrades!!!

Blouch TD05H-18G Turbo, Fujita F5 (heat wrapped) cold air intake, DeatschWerks 750cc Cobb-spec injectors, Walbro 255lph fuel pump, Grimmspeed 3-port EBCS.

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Compressor map for future reference:

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