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#1 BG11XV

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 02:25 PM

Brian’s new daily

2011 Impreza xv (BG11XV)

 

Hey everyone

Time came to get a new car for a few reasons, the wagon would never get completed while having to use it for daycare runs and getting to work .

So the plan is to park the wagon in the new carport now that we have moved to a house where I have a drive through garage to a huge carport. I can work on it there installing all the rare bits and suspension upgrades and get a few bits repainted then sell it as a complete car, it’s pretty much ready to go for a turbo conversion for someone to do.

 

After a long time hating new cars in general it taken me the last 3 years to decide what I would buy.

I did not want another wagon and sedan was too small for boot space, and I wanted something with flares, so I chose a 2011 Impreza xv as I liked the 08 wrx my mate had for a while.

But of course, changing it up my own my a bit.

 

Don’t really care about performance but since going from a 2.5 to a 2.0 I midas well make It feel quick :P

 

Exterior

Front grille cut out and replaced with 2mm hole cut mesh and 4 morimoto led mini spotlights mounted in the mesh

Rs Impreza black insert headlight swap

Windscreen banner (still cannot decide on who or what to have on it or leave it blank)

Rear roof fin vortex thinks, cos why not

Taillight red tinting decals

Tailgate mid spoiler

Weather shields

 

 

Wheels/ suspension

Ultrex Rs style 18 x 8 rims

Pirelli dragon sport 235/45/18

Whiteline front sway bar 22mm 2point with lateral locks

Whiteline control arm support brace

Ultrex front tower brace

Whiteline roll centre/bump steer kit

Whiteline front sway links adjustable

Whiteline Rear sway bar 24mm 3 point with locks and bar mount supports

Whiteline rear diff mount inserts

Rear sway bar link kit

Ultrex rear tower brace

Bc racing br external coil over (MAJOR OVERKILL) but they were a set for $150 at work so not passing that up one bit, came with the rear brace

Hel braided brake lines

Master cylinder stopper

Steering damper

 

 

INTERIOR

Mechless head unit JVC phone mirroring with all the factory control module stuff kwm150bt

Front speakers kicker splits

Rear speakers slim subs or something good for depth

Under seat amped sub

Kenwood 4ch 500w amp (for the doors)

I drive throttle controller

Leather front and rear seat swap (something that has the front bucket style seats) get rid of the xv orange insert seats

 

ENGINE

Cold air ram (hybrid) keeping the filter box

Alternator cover (b4m)

Strut top covers

External trans cooler

Xforce cat back system

4/2 pot caliper conversion (later on)

Rad shroud

 

Some small other things like crossbars for my roof pod when I go camping for Bathurst 12 hour

Rear bar reflectors swapped for red lamps

Third brake lamp strobe module

Phenolic spacers

Throttle spacer

Rad hoses with digital temp gauge (model doesn’t have anything on the dash :/)

Bigger battery

Custom plates

 

 

Getting a full service before I start driving it as I got it shipped over from SA

 

 

 

 

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HOW I WANT IT TO SIT HEIGHT WISE 
Gh3 Xv
 
WAS GOING TO PUT A WRX BONNET ON THE BLACK ONE I FOUND BUT THAT CAR SOLD, WOULD HAVE ONLY BEEN FOR LOOKS. AS IVE BEEN TOLD I CANT ENGINE SWAP TO THE EE20 COS OF CANBUS :(
DID A QUICK PHOTOSHOP EDIT 
PHOTOSHOP MOCK UP
 

 

 


PHOTOSHOP MOCK UP

 

 

 

 


#2 MrSober88

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 12:53 AM

I use to really hate the look of these, But after seeing a tidy WRX STI Spec R in that purple mica colour and nearly buying it instead of the Forester S-Edition. I fell in love with them.

 

Should be nice once you have finished with it.



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Posted 29 September 2020 - 01:33 PM

Nice choice! Black sheep of Subarus, only lasted 1 year. I think its a neat car, small but lifted with a comfy ride and the mocha WRX seats is a great touch.

 

We have one as a kid carrier. Stock wheels ruin it. Id suggest rear lamp overlays and a short shifter, stock is really sloppy IMO. So what I did, 2015 XV wheels and tyres, **just** clears, like one finger can fit clearance. Fills up the wheel wells without spring swap. Cut polish, removed the garbages protection plastics. Added tint and weather shields. Was complete set with rear bumper protector, mats, weathersheilds and boot liner for $200 off ebay when I got it. Aero wipers, removed "impreza" badge. Put in parking sensors too, cut through bumper with a drill bit, stencil supplied with the kit makes it easy. 

 

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