Gurj's 2007 STI
Unfortunately, we had overheating issues and didn't want to further risk damaging anything. We tried calling a tow truck but they were a few hours out. So it was back to the shop for us.
After some much needed rest it was time to design some proper aerodynamic pieces to ensure all of the air goes through the radiator and intercooler, not around it. We also built a custom crash bar that was less restrictive.
Looking pretty good...and it works much better now too!
We made some reliefs for the splitter support rods as well.
We made a custom fender liner as well to protect the fuse box relocation.
She was finally show ready! Gurj went on to win a ton of shows in Canada and the United States of America.
Oh and if you're wondering about the turbo, it is a GTX3582R with a T51R mod.
It's all come together for the shows but we still had to dyno tune it and see how much power she makes.
After the break-in period was all done we finally dyno tuned her on pump gas. Using our not-so-great Canadian pump gas and on one of the lowest reading dynos (dyno dynamics) she made some decent power, but we expect to see closer to the 500-600 wheel horsepower numbers on flex-fuel.
For the next season of shows Gurj got his car wrapped by North Shore Auto Styling. He was inspired by an old fighter jet and wanted to resemble the rivets and panels on his car.
Of course he was retaining his "Panda" theme, but instead of a fluffy white panda, he opted for an evil Panda for this round.
He is running 18X11" wheels, wrapped in a 295 wide tire.
Which angle do you like better, front or back?
Give Gurj a follow on IG if you aren't already @GD__Panda
We will update this blog with dyno numbers on flex-fuel. I'm sure there will be a couple of posts on IG with those numbers as well.