A Bare Knuckle 540bhp Bruiser, Top Scoob 005

A bit of history - I usually do the work myself on my own projects and couple examples are below.

The first is a very streetable 1989 Ford Mustang that ran 8.66 at 162mph and was powered by a stroked 5.0 liter and Vortech supercharger. It was truly a street car - I campaigned it in the True Street class where the rules required you to drive 50 miles and then make 3 back-to-back passes, who ever had the fastest average of the 3 passes was the winner. The rules only allowed for a rear tire change after the 50 mile trip - no changes to anything else; no adding fuel, no raising the hood, no cooling down, etc. I was the True Street National Champion for 3 consecutive years in the mid 1990's with it. I also won a few Fun Ford Street Outlaw races and a couple of the Muscle Mustangs Magazine Shootouts during that time.

I was burnt out after spending 4 years criss-crossing the states while racing the Mustang, so I sold it along with my Saleen Mustang, and bought an 1999 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme. I swore to myself that I wouldn't modify the S10, but after about 6 months, I started swapping out the 4.3 liter V6 for a 5.7 liter LT4 V8 from a Corvette. The LT4 was modified with the usual hot rod gadgets - ported heads, bigger valves, cam, etc. The truck was great fun and I ending up running 11.50's with it while hazing the rear tires the entire quarter mile.

I sold the S10 because it basically stayed in the garage - the last year I had it I only put 700 miles on it.

I really don't know how I ended up with a Subaru after that - I guess I was just looking for something different. During the first 2 years of owning the STi, the VF39 was swapped for a TD06H-20G and then the 20G was swapped for a APS SR55. The car ended up running 11.50's at 122mph with the SR55.

In May of 2006 I did a complete black WRX Limited interior swap and updated the steering wheel and console to 2006 STi pieces. I installed a complete set of Defi gauges, along with a few other things. In November of 2006 the leather WRX seats were removed and new black leather Recaro Sports took their place. At that point the interior was pretty much complete and the itch for more power was really getting bad.

I just don't have the free time like I used to, so over the course of those 2 years I had developed a level of trust with Chris and Kenny at Gillman Subaru North in Houston and with the guys at MZM in Austin, to do the things I didn't have time to do or just didn't feel like doing myself.

Both the TD06H-20G and the APS SR55 had been tuned by the guys at MZM, so after visting the shop one day, I ordered a complete Cosworth setup from MZM and spent time there in October of 2006 while we installed everything.

For better fuel and timing control, a HKS F-Con V Pro was installed while doing the engine swap, in preparation for the new fuel injectors and turbo that would be installed in the near future.

I drove the car when I had a chance and finally got the new engine broken-in at the end of January 2007. By this time I had complete trust in MZM, so I dropped off the car and to let them finish up everything.

The car was back to together, buttoned up and put on the dyno. We discovered that there was excessive pre-turbo back pressure and we had to wait for a new turbine housing to arrive, so the car wasn't tuned to it's full potential. In the meantime I was curious to see what the car would run and it put down a respectable 11.33 at 127.92mph. While waiting for the new exhaust housing to arrive, D-Sport magazine did a feature on the car that appeared in October 2007 - they nicknamed the car "Silver Sleeper" and the name just kind of stuck.

The new turbine housing finally arrived and really allowed the car to breathe. MZM swapped the housings and strapped the car to the dyno once again. This time it made 540whp at 27psi.

With everything finally in place, the car ran a 10.57 at 134.72mph and all was good. For now. This is the car in the exact same state it was in when it ran the 10.5 second quarter mile pass. I drove to the track, made the passes, and drove it home.

- Accurate Machine Works Oil Catch Cans
- APS 3.5in Turbo Back Exhaust
- APS 80mm Cold Air Intake
- APS Billet Aluminum WRX Fuel Rails
- APS Braided Stainless Steel Fuel Rail Lines
- APS Braided Stainless Steel Power Steering Lines
- APS DR725 Front Mount Intercooler
- APS Dual Vent Bypass Valve
- APS Split Pulse Header
- APS Split Pulse Header Exhaust Shields
- APS TSR70 Turbo
- Cosworth 274 Exhaust Camshafts
- Cosworth 278 Intake Camshafts
- Cosworth Big Valve Cylinder Heads
- Cosworth Billet Crankshaft
- Cosworth Billet Timing Belt Guide
- Cosworth Connecting Rod Bearings
- Cosworth Cylinder Head Studs
- Cosworth Forged Pistons
- Cosworth H-Beam Connecting Rods
- Cosworth Main Bearings
- Cosworth Oil Pump
- Cosworth Piston Rings
- Crucial Racing 160 Degree Thermostat
- Crucial Racing Ported Stock Throttle Body
- Crucial Racing Radiator Caps
- Custom Automatic Intercooler Sprayer
- Custom Harmonic Damper
- Denso IKH24 Spark Plugs
- HKS 1000cc Fuel Injectors
- HKS A/F Knock Amp
- HKS F-Con V Pro Engine Management
- HKS Twin Power DLI Ignition Amplifier
- JDM WRX Tumble Generator Valve Deletes
- Koyo Aluminum Radiator
- MZM Performance Braided Stainless Steel Fuel Lines
- MZM Performance Braided Stainless Steel Wastegate Lines
- MZM Performance Brake Line Heatshields
- MZM Performance HKS F-Con V Pro Tune
- MZM Performance Ecutek Reflash
- MZM Performance Fuel Pump
- MZM Performance Turbo Blanket
- Samco Silicone Radiator Hoses
- Sard Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator
- STi Kevlar Timing Belt
- System One Fuel Filter
- Tial 44mm Wastegate
- Thermotec Intercooler Piping Heatshield

- ACPT Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
- Carbonetic Carbon Triple Plate Clutch
- Driveshaft Shop Front Axle Shafts
- Driveshaft Shop Level 5 Rear Axles/Hubs/CV Joints
- Kartboy Front Shifter Stay Bushing
- Kartboy Rear Shifter Stay Bushing
- Kartboy Shifter Lever
- Kartboy Transmission Crossmember Bushings
- SPT Short Shifter Mechanism
- Turn In Concepts Shifter Linkage Bushings
- Turn In Concepts Shifter Pivot Bushings

- Cusco Motor Mounts
- Cusco Rear Subframe Brace
- Cusco Transmission Mount
- Happi Motoring Fender Cowl Braces
- Kartboy Billet Aluminum Engine Pitch Mount
- Kartboy Exhaust Hangers
- Kartboy Rear Differential Crossmember Bushings
- STi S204 Front Performance Damper
- STi S204 Rear Performance Damper
- STi JDM Transmission Under Panel
- STi Spec-C Titanium Strut Tower Brace
- Turn In Concepts Rear Differential Bushings
- Whiteline Rear Subframe Locking Bolts
- Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings

- Cobb Tubular Front Sway Bar
- Cobb Tubular Rear Sway Bar
- Ohlins 25 Way Adjustable Front Struts
- Ohlins 25 Way Adjustable Rear Struts
- Perrin Front Sway Bar End Links
- Perrin Rear Sway Bar End Links
- Racecomp Engineering Front Camber Plates
- STi JDM Spec-C Front Spring
- STi JDM Spec-C Rear Springs
- STi Group-N Rear Strut Mounts

- Goodridge Stainless Steel-Braided Brake Lines
- Hawk HPS Front Pads
- Hawk HPS Rear Pads
- The Brakeman 2 Piece Front Rotors

- 2004 WRX Black Carpet
- 2004 WRX Katzkin Leather Covered Rear Seats
- 2006 STi Center Console
- 2006 STi Steering Wheel & Air Bag
- 2006 WRX Armrest Extension
- 2006 WRX Limited Leather Door Panels
- 2007 STi Limited HVAC Controls
- Autometer Triple Gauge Glove Box Mount
- Autospeed Billet Dead Pedal
- Bazooka 8in Subwoofer Tubes
- Defi Dash Triple Gauge Mount
- Defi Exhaust Temperature Gauge
- Defi Fuel Pressure Gauge
- Defi Link 2 Gauge Controller
- Defi Oil Pressure Gauge
- Defi Oil Temperature Gauge
- Defi Water Temperature Gauge
- Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1 Front Speakers
- Infinity Kappa 42.5i Rear Speakers
- Kenwood DDX-7017 Head Unit
- Kenwood KDH-C710 Hard Drive Unit
- Kenwood KNA-DV4100 Navigation Unit
- Recaro Sport Black Leather Front Seats
- Redline Automotive Leather Armrest Extension Cover
- Redline Automotive Leather Emergency Brake Boot
- Redline Automotive Leather Shifter Boot
- Rockford Fosgate Power 851 Amplifier
- Rockford Fosgate Power 1001BD Amplifier
- Solar Gard Window Tint
- STi CDM Black Floor Mats
- STi JDM Automatic Intercooler Sprayer Switch
- STi S204 Hazard Button
- STi S204 Shifter Trim
- STi Spec-C V-Limited Shifter Knob
- Turbosmart e-Boost 2 Boost Controller
- Valentine One Radar Detector

- 2005 STi Headlight Housings
- 2005 STi Front Emblem
- 2005 STi Rear Emblem
- 2006 STi Rear Diffuser
- 2006 STi Side Under Panels
- 2007 STi Limited Rear Wing
- 2007 STi Limited Trunk Lid
- Autospeed Billet Front Bumper Trim
- BBS RE 18x8 Diamond Black Wheels
- Car Service Hiro Battle Hawk Carbon Fiber Hood
- Carbign Craft Alternator Shroud
- Clearshield Vinyl Front Bra
- Cusco Stainless Steel Hood Pins
- Gruppe-S Carbon Fiber Radiator Shroud
- GT Spec Carbon Fiber Rear Bumper Heat Shield
- Hella Xenon Blue High Beam Headlight Bulbs
- Kartboy Billet Aluminum Battery Tie Down
- STi S203 Wheel Center Caps
- STi Spec-C V-Limited Front Lip
- STi Spec-C V-Limited Rubber Under Lip
- Trust Aluminum Lug Nuts
- Yokohama Advan Neova 235x40x18 Tires