Originally Posted by italia490
I figured I should start a build journal to document the path I plan to take in modding my car. I picked up a 2012 Impreza Sport Premium in Marine Blue Pearl at the end of January. I have been lurking on this site and IWSTI for a couple of years readings and learning in hopes of getting an STi. With the cost of gas and potential engine trouble I decided NA was more economically feasible. I went to a few dealerships looking for a 2.5i Legacy but wasn't too keen on the electronic handbrake. So I found myself at Irvine Subaru with Marcelo helping me. That's how the story begins.
As you can imagine, idle hands are the devil's play ground and the urge to mod bit right away. Problem is, there isn't yet a lot available so thinking out of the box is a must.
Link to pictures:
Prodrive shift knob. Freebie from the dealer.
Smoked tail lights-turn signal and reverse only with VHT Nightshades
Rear Bumper LED reflectors wired up to brake lights
Plastidipped front grille
Hella Supertones with Blue powder coated grill
Rally pig sticker on drivers side mirror
Full LED swap except for DRL's
Custom axleback exhaust
Cobb adjustable short shifter
Cobb shifter bushings
Cobb/Perrin shift knob
JPM Coachworks Shift boot and ebrake boot.
STi front lip
Tein S-Tech springs
Rota G Force 18x9 +35et
Rally Armor Mud flaps
Project KICS lugnuts
Kartboy pitch stop
GT Spec steering wheel
Grimmspeed license plate delete
Custom LED tail lights
Blacked out headlights
STi brake swap
And lastly a WRX engine swap.
For your exhaust, all you did was take out the muffler and weld those 2 pieces together and bolted it to where the muffler used to be?
If so, can you do that for me as well and I pay for it? I want the boxer growl but I still want to keep my muffler when I have to bring it in to the dealer for any reason so I can easily swap it to stock.
PS- doing a muffler delete, does it effect the hp or mpg?
BTW, I live in NYC.