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Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? A friend of mine let me borrow his '13 WRX hatch for a weak. I fell in lust. Fast forward a couple years, I was looking for another vehicle since my '96 ranger was getting a bit old and repairs were starting to get costly. Since my driving record had cleared up, on a whim, I stopped at a used car lot in hopes of scamming a test drive of the new model Mustang GT. As luck would have it they didn't have any GT's. But they did have a ' 15 WRX. I fell in love, after 5 1/2 hours of back and forth with the salesman I drove it home. Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? First mod was the Cobb Stage 2+ kit. There's been alot of discussion about what the stock bottom end can handle. I found the limit. In all fairness I should have made the time/effort to get a pro tune after the install. I wasn't beating on the car, figured I'd be ok for awhile. WRONG!! Most recent mod was an IAG short block and various bolt ons. Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck? Still need to break the motor in and get a tune but I'm betting the bang for the buck upgrade will turn out to be the SoCal Porting v3 turbo upgrade. How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? Lots of reading What are you planning next? What I'm planning next is what I was originally going to do before I added an inspection hole to the top of my block. Suspension/brake upgrades. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? The biggest challenge to this build has been my lack of free time. Mounting the cam carrier assembly to the heads and finding out I had to remove some material for clearance was mildly frustrating.
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