The Truth About the Subaru WRX


rev up your engine welcome to wacky Wednesday’s
where everyone has a chance to show off their car mods and here’s this week’s
winner I know exactly what you’re thinking this
looks like a child’s toy you know what you’re right, that’s what it is, let me start
by saying thank you to Scotty Kilmer for featuring me on his channel yet again
he’s been a huge help at getting my content out there which isn’t easy today
I’ll be showing off my 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX and the audio and
performance modifications that I’ve made my WRX sits between my old school Acuras
pretty well I’ll be it a little out of place but this gives me the chance to
get that new car feeling without all that new car tech getting in the way the
legend makes for the perfect Sunday car while the Integra acts as my daily
driver and this is for one I want to be a total lunatic it helps fill the gaps
for performance where the other two falls short I was very happy with this
car as it was stuck for about five years of owning it but then I decided to make
some necessary changes some of these upgrades were by choice and some I guess
you can say I was forced into, I babied this for 57,000 miles but of course I
was one of the lucky ones who had complete engine failure due to shoddy
manufacturing on Subarus part all 2012 to 2017 ej 255 engines are subject to
the issue which can carry contaminated oil and metal debris throughout the
entire engine luckily I was directed to DDA tuned in Newburgh New York and I was
told it if anybody can help me it’s these guys and luckily I found these
guys since Brandon is a subaru genius and he was able to rebuild my motor tell
me what’s going on inside this thing so to start we utilize the DDA stage 2
engine with King Racing bearings for improved oil flow, platinum
Pistons for the higher boost levels and manly h-beam rods to support the
additional torque as well as any additional power upgrades that may come
down the line this thing’s putting down an impressive
350 horsepower to the wheels or 402 the crank while it may not sound like much
this thing’s making more horsepower per liter than a Lamborghini Huracan or a
Nissan gt-r like any street car that needs to be able to get the groceries
with the additional track day thrown in here their reliability is always the
number one concern help keep things cool we fitted this car with a grim speed top
mount intercooler some ID 1050 X fuel injectors and an AM
320 fuel pump help to support the additional boost that we’re packing into
this thing and Brandon let me just thank you and DDA tune for your meticulous
work absolutely minimal so after everything brand and explained what is
that equate to as far as the drive well I’ll show you it equates to fun since I’m a bit of an audiophile and
since the stock stereo is absolutely horrendous I completely revamped it
sitting up front is a pioneer 4200 NEX head unit which has apple carplay and
android auto I like this one specifically because the buttons are
located on the bottom thus giving you a slightly bigger screen size the 13 band
equalizer allows you to really fine-tune your audio and for when you park in
those extra shady places you can remove the face altogether six RCA’s are run
from the head unit to the back to a well hidden JL Audio v channel lamp the XD
705 v2 since I still want to treat the car like a hatch I opted to hide it down
here by cutting this styrofoam mold out and sanding it down a little bit this
provides 100 watts to each speaker at 2 ohms with 300 Watts going to the
subwoofer this has an advanced protection rollback feature which will
dial back its performance based on heat and then shut off if it gets way too hot
so far keeping it under here I haven’t had any problems for the door as I went
with infinity Kappa six and a half components in the front call wax hose in
the back I ran 14 gauge speaker cable to handle
the additional power but the hardest part of that was getting this through
the door loom dish soap made the run a little bit easier while drying up with
no mess but getting the door room back on in the front was near impossible
enough wiggling and jiggling after an hour and I finally got it for bass I
normally cheap out because bass is bass right wrong this time I went with a JL
Audio 10 w 6 v3 and I’ve never had tighter low-end sound in my entire life
this has dual voice coils and I put a twenty-dollar speaker grille on it which
I thought was a bit overpriced but the dent on the front shows it clearly saved
the $600 speaker at least once to prevent this thing from moving around
while I’m shifting and moving in hard turns
I simply screwed some cheap velcro right on the bottom the poor man’s solution I
call it I lined each of the doors of something called buzzy space it’s meant
for office buildings to be lined on walls for sound deadening it made for
the perfect sound absorber and rattle reducer with the door tightly clicking
back on when i reassemble everything not only does it help the overall sound
from the stereo but it also helps road noise as well lastly to maintain
steering wheel controls I went with the I data link my Astro double r a little
bit confusing to wiring at first but after just starting the 50 or so unused
wires it wasn’t that difficult after all this I finally have my cell
a system worth listening to let me see if I could show you the clarity I’m
gonna bust my friends band I the fire to see how it sounds you can easily say this is nothing
special but after the money I spent it’s special to me
is extremely hard at times to say that it was worth it until I get back behind
the wheel then the smile that gives me is the best proof of its value however
this isn’t exactly the best setup for daily use so if you want to see a full
review on how this drives as a regular car so more performance bits and
semantics subscribe to my youtube channel I’ll take one I’ll be posting in
a couple of weeks after my much-needed vacation I hope you enjoyed this video
let me thank Scotty Kilmer and his awesome audience for the tremendous
support and thank you for watching well that was this week’s video and to have
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