Tim’s Bug Eye Build

The saga continues…

Sometime in March I was heading north for a weekend of skiing. Just south of Concord NH the WRX started acting funny. I immediately pulled over and called Triple A. The bugeye was sent back to the shop and I continued on.

Plans were devised and we went forward. The cars back up and running now!

Mod list:

2011 STi Shortblock

OEM bearings

Nitraded crank

STi Forged rods

Wiseco Forged pistons (Standard size)

ARP Headstuds

Killer B Oil Pickup

Killer B oil Baffle

Killer B oil pan

OEM STi 11mm Oil pump

Gates Racing Timing belt kit with water pump

GrimmSpeed ported and coated Intake manifold

GrimmSpeed TGV deletes

GrimmSpeed ported and coated throttle body

GrimmSpeed Manual Boost controller

GrimmSpeed Crank pulley


Tial 50mm BPV

Tial 44mm EWG

IAG 3 bolt EWG uppipe with dump tube

AMR CXR550 Turbo 2.4 inlet

(VF39 for break in)

KS Tech 83mm intake

Ported Headshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com hot tanked and chamber matched

Brian Crower Standard size valves

Brian Crower Springs and Retainers

07 STi Cams (more lift)

OEM Gasket kit

DeatschWerks 1300cc Injectors

(550cc injectors for break in)

DeatschWerks 300c Fuel pump

Group N Motor mounts

Group N Tranny mounts

ClutchMaster FX300 clutch with OEM Single mass flywheel

Gimmick Motorsports Turbo inlet

Gimmick Motorsports Radiator hose kit

Gimmick Motorsports Radiator

Invidia Catless downpipe

Borla XR1 Catback

GT Spec headers


ATI Center pod

STRI Xline 52mm Boost Amber

STRI Xline 52mm Oil Pressure gauge Amber

AEM UEGO Wideband


Work Emotion CR KAI 17×9 +38  White

Bridgestone RE01R 245/45/17

Motors installed and on a nice break in map. Thing goes goodhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com already have 300/1000 break in miles. For break in I stayed with the VF39 and 550cc injectors. AMR Turbo will go in after break in period and well put a solid tune on the car. Big Thanks to Andrew Wallace for all the support throughout the build. Justin Dupont and Taran Calise for helping me with installation. Jay Perry for building and tuning a sick motor. Couldn’t have done it without you guyshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com THANK YOU!!

Companies that helped me out! Big thanks to you guys:
GrimmSpeed www.grimmspeed.com

KillerB Motorsports www.killerbmotorsport.com

RavSpec www.ravspeconline.com

Motor going in:

From the Front:

Interested in a motor build? Feel free to contact us at Info@ajwperformanceproducts.com or Tim@ajwperformanceproducts.com We will sit down with youhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com figure out your plans for the car and decide on the best route to take with you. This is a full consultative approach so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into and all of your needs and requirements are met!

Stay tuned for some numbers when we get a chance to strap this thing in on a Mustang Dyno.

Whats left to be done? (It wouldnt be a project car if something wasnt finished)

Paint hoodhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com new front bumper + painthttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com wheels and tireshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com steering wheelhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com harness bar and harnesses. Lastlyhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Drive it like you stole it

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