STi Brake Caliper Time-Sert Install

It’s time. I got lucky when swapping rotors and pad on the front Brembo brakes of the STi after over-torquing the brake caliper mounting bolts.  However, one of the caliper mounts was almost threadbare.  I was able to bolt itRead More

Cygnus X-1/Fortune Auto 510 Coilovers for STi

Jump to Updates I had purchased the Silver’s NeoMax coilover for my 15+ VAB Subaru STi. They were 8k/8k spring rates with a bearing upgrade, but something just didn’t feel right.  The dampening was just too soft.  No matter theRead More

Rear Front Lateral Link aka Rear Toe Arm

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Rear toe on the WRX STi (VA) chassis is said to be far to negative.   Removal and install is pretty straight forward.  You will need: Ball join separator 22mm box end wrench 19mm socket (1/2 preferred) 17mm socket 19mmRead More

STi – Cobb AccessPort Relevant Values

Article to discuss default ranges and values for parameters to log using the Cobb AccessPort on a 2015+ Subaru STi. Let’s read this, Cobb Tuning Guide Also this was the setting that Ed, my tuner configured for the gauges:

Subaru STi 2015+ (VA) Alignment Spec

This article is constantly updated as I learn more about the 15+ STi and the right alignment for me and my setup.   April 2021 Well, what I have learned since November 2020 is that for an 8k setup -2.6°Read More

STi – Coilover Install (VA 15+)

Coilover Install! Welcome to the install portion of the coilover install article.  I pretty much used this video, Subiespeed Install and this video from Stillen as a guide. Before you begin! Take pictures and measurements at each wheel. Measure with theRead More

STi – Brembo Caliper Mounting Torque Specification

FRONT BREMBOS: use 60ft-lbs lubricated with copper anti-seize! REAR BREMBOS: use 36ft-lbs lubricated with copper anti-seize!   The story… the torque spec listed in the manual are wrong for the front caliper mounting bolts. Torque specs for front brembo caliperRead More

STi Upgrades and Parts

Below are some notes on installations as well as some part numbers I want to keep up with.   Brake Pads by the Numbers Application Street Track Brand Hawk Carbotech Model HPS 5.0 XP12 Front HB453B.585 CT1001 XP12 Rear HB180B.560Read More