I have been getting a lot of inquiries about my Type RA and what all I have done to the car. So, I figured it was about time to make a write up to catch everyone up. This write up isn't going to included every little thing I have done but it will be pretty close.
I bought the car May 5, 2018 from Marin Subaru from a good friend of mine Alejandro which made getting my hands on the car way easier. Big shout out to him for making sure everything went smooth at the dealership.
From there it was a waiting game on support from COBB Tuning to update the software so I could access the ECU and start doing some tuning. Once I had the update to AccessTuner I was off and running on building a custom tune for the car. I was able to smooth out the power band and make sure the car was running safely on the crappy 91 ACN fuel we have here in Cali.
The stage 1 tune was completed, but it didn't stay that way for long. I pretty much ripped the top of the engine apart and slapped on a FP Blue Turbo, COBB Flex Fuel, COBB Fuel Rails w/ custom fuel lines with Speedflow fittings, ID1300, Turbosmart FPR2000, AEM 320, and the list goes on. But I ended up with 428/441 at 24psi and it was a lot of fun at the track.
But of course I wanted to go a bit more crazier with the build and opted to put a rotated turbo kit on it so more to come on that.
Next I turned to SuperPro USA for some awesome suspension goodies and installed a set of Ohlins Road & Track Coilovers. I also swapped out the wheels and tires to better fit the setup I wanted to run for Global Time Attack in Enthusiast AWD. I went with a set of Titan 7 T-R10 in Machine Black wrapped with 255/35ZR-18 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2. Lastly, I installed a PST Carbon Fiber Drive Shaft in the car as well to get rid of more rotational weight.
As I stated above I decided to install a rotated turbo kit on the car because who doesn't like a rotated turbo? I reached out to IAG Performance to get my hands on their top secret turbo kit. I will now be running a Garrett GTX3076r Gen II with a Tail V-band .63 to achieve the quickest spool up with regards to this setup. With the bigger turbo going on, I needed to bump up the fuel system to support it. So I swapped out the ID1300's with ID1700's and also installed a Radium Engineering Dual Fuel Pump Hanger with two AEM 340 pumps. For the fuel plumbing I used -6 fitting and -6 line from Speedflow to supply and return the fuel from the tank. To control the fuel pumps in the Radium Hanger I used the iWire Fuel Pump Controller Hardwire Kit. This kit runs the single pump during normal driving using the factory fuel pump controller while the second pump is triggered from a pressure switch based on boost pressure. This fuel system was installed by the magic fingers of Brandon from M45 Automotive. Some of the last parts to go with this kit would be the COBB FMIC and COBB Titanium Catback. There is a lot more to come with this build and I will try and update this post with it or just make a new one.
So check back soon when I get the new setup on the dyno. You can also check out our Instagram or Facebook Page to get more up to date info on this build.
I also have an Instagram Story Highlights about the Type RA as well.
Check out the mod list below with some links to info about the mods.
For any questions or inquiries on order the parts we used on this build please email Sales@snailperformance.com
Til next time,
P.S. Yes it's still on the stock engine.
COBB Flex Fuel and Fuel Pressure Sensor Kit
COBB Titanium Catback
COBB Fuel Rails w/ custom fuel lines with Speedflow fittings
IAG Rotated Turbo Kit
IAG Comp AOS
IAG Transmission, Engine, & Pitch Mounts
Garrett GTX3076R Gen II
Turbosmart Raceport, FPR2000, Gen-V WG45 Hypergate45
ID F750 Fuel Filter
Radium Engineering Fuel Pump Hanger with Dual AEM 340
iWire Fuel Pump Controller Hardwire Kit for Radium Hangers - Double Pump
GrimmSpeed Lightweight Battery Mount Kit
Tuned by Snail Performance with COBB Tuning Accessport
Ohlins Road & Track Coilovers 9K Front / 7K Rear
SuperPro Front Alloy Control Arm Kit w/ DuroBall Caster Increase
SuperPro Front Roll Center Adjustment Kit
SuperPro Rear Control Arm Kit
SuperPro 26mm Front Adjustable and 24mm Rear Adjustable Sway Bars
SuperPro Toe Control Arm Kit - Adjustable
PST Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
Wheels & Tires:
Titan 7 T-R10 Machine Black
255/35ZR-18 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
GoodRidge G-Stop Stainless Steel Brake Lines Front / Rear
JDM R1300 Convexed Side Mirrors
JDM STI Bumper Canard
JDM Rear Fog Light
STI RA-R Front Fog Light Covers
STI Side Skirts