Welcome to the FlatFourSTI blog. I created the blog to act as a journal for my 2011 Subaru WRX STI Sport Tech Package in Satin White Pearl.

My original blog Life Behind Bars is still very much alive and kicking but I wanted a spot to give back a bit of the info that I found useful in sourcing out and ultimately buying this car.

The tabs above will be updated more so that the blog posting so make sure you check those out for current and pending projects and milestones.

Hope you enjoy it and feel free to email me at 2011STI ( through hotmail ) If I don't get back to you quickly I am out driving or riding.........


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Canadian Historic Grand Prix

Perfect weekend for motorsports.  Blue skies and perfect temps and of course cars.






Tifosi bleeds red...

My first car was a Alfa Romeo Spider with a rebuilt race motor by the now defunct Lenny's Lamborghini in Toronto.  It had a new rag top, roll bar, and a pretty quick little motor.  That car is long gone but the brand has always been one of my favorites.  Alfa Romeo has had it's hand in motorsports since 1911 so it is always a treat to see them on the track today.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

3 years and 7 months later...


In KM's of course

Saturday, December 7, 2013

And with that the STI is off the road until April.

VW Golf TDI......

What has a 3 letter model name BUT gets a thousand km the tank ?  A Unitronic chipped, short shifting 2012 daily driver a.k.a. Bike Hauler.   Its been a few years but man have the TDI ever improved.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Just in time for winter storage.....


Schroth Auto Control Harness

The technology behind these are pretty cool.  It has a feature called S.M.A.R.T. which stands for Sensor Modulated Automatic Restraint.  We mounted the electro sensor in the pillars and the belt mechanism in the trunk.  Pretty pleased with the outcome.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Waterworks


Corbeau Seats

New Seats Installed & Old vs. New


Custom Mount Location For After Market Seat Heaters

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Rolling on Rays Gramlight 57 DR's, KW's & Stoptech / Hawk. Michelin Pilot Super Sports


Rolling Rig Shots

A few of us met up with Subaru Terence from Toronto Subaru Club as he was doing a shoot day for those that missed out on Hypermeet.  Here are a few of the shots.   If you want to reach Terence this is his profile page.



Monday, September 9, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I really still love this car......but.

Does it ever end ? Do we want it to :)
Still not 100% I am going to keep this car in the current format.
Tossing around a few ideas and possible other options all of which involve keeping the STI but its function is still up in the air.

Next up are Stoptech drilled and slotted rotors, already did the lines and been running Motul RBF 600 for 2 summers.

Rear control arms, endlinks, sways and a few more little things and the transformation already underway will be complete.  The car could be lower but thats not my goal.  The coilovers are unreal.  Kept the stock tophats and the KW's are plusher that stocks for sure. Have the Whiteline front camber bolt in.

The best 2 mods I have done to this car to date are:
 - Whiteline Steering Rack Bushing.
 - Perrin Master Cylinder Brace.
With the Perrin on top.  $150 well spent dollars.

Lets back up a bit to last November and what prompted this project..


HEADING TO A TRACK DAY WITH KRIS IN HIS GT3 & STOCK DUNLOP BLEW.....A ROLL AND PULL LATER = MICHELIN PILOT SUPER SPORTS ON GRAM LIGHTS 57DR / 265/35/18 - 18 X 9.5 + 38mm

Still have a bit of work to do but the new shoes fit..

GIVE OR TAKE A FEW HIGH SPEED DIP / RUBS.  FRONT WAS PERFECT REAR IS 90% THERE


Out with the old in with the new...