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Old 02-28-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
Wrinkleboi
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Default Wrinkleboi's Bugeye STi. No, Srsly Top Scoob 006

Wrinkleboi's Bugeye STi. No, Srsly...


Subtle aggressiveness.

I've always been a fan of a slightly understated, factory look; one that often has people asking me, "did the car come with that?"

I can't say why exactly, but that's what I dig. I'm a perfectionist, and I like when modifications integrate so seamlessly that you're not sure if it's a modification after all, or if its original equipment. Its not going to win many points at car shows (or NASIOC contests, ahem), but the way this car is put together is a reflection of myself and my personality, and I’m very happy with it. What you see here is a real car that gets driven... hard.

I've owned my WRX since Dec. 2002 (any other cars in the contest with over 75k miles on them?) and everything I know about cars has been learned on this car. I have always done all of my own work on the car, which is something I'm very proud of.. I started by learning how to change my oil and install a manual boost controller, and as you'll read, things have progressed quite a bit over the years.

My WRX has gone through many transformations, each improving on the last. As time passes I learn more, and I constantly raise the bar for myself. The state of my WRX as it sits is a prime example of where my abilities and personal expectations lie currently.

As you will notice, it's a [beautiful] bugeye. But it has Brembos all around? And a crinkle red intake manifold? Hmmm… that's a little different, whats going on here?

Things really got stepped up this past summer, when I spent two very long, amazing, frustrating, memorable, terrible, incredible weeks performing a complete 2007 STi transplant with the help of two of my very talented friends. The swap was completed from head to toe including engine, wiring, ECU, transmission, drivetrain, and more. We combined all of our knowledge and abilities together to essentially rebuild the car from the bare shell, and it turned out great. The engine turned over without hesitation or CEL on the first try, and we were off… I’ve since tried to maximize the potential of the engine including a polished and ceramic coated 3”/8cm FP Green turbo, APS FMIC, Perrin headers, EWG, Aquamist meth/water injection, and more…

Well rounded performance is the name of the game for me, and its what I've aimed to accomplish here. My priorities involve going fast--in the twisties and in a straight line--and I would never compromise my ability to drive the piss out of my car and enjoy it to the fullest on a regular basis, even if it means missing out on some mad JDM show points.

This car has seen ice racing, road racing, and auto-x. Its gotten me up to the mountains a hundred times and across the country a few. I'm already planning a track day in the spring and hope to see what she can do on the drag strip as well. What can I say, I love driving my car.













Some Swap Photos...
(hundreds more at: http://bryantroll.com/other/stiengineswap/)







Bonus Footage!
Spyshot of the Bugeye STi on the way to the TST Sonic Run on 3/15/08...


2003 WRX Sedan
Purchased 12/23/02

Swap Summary:
2007 STi COMPLETE Transplant (2nd 07 STi swap ever, first to be 100% complete with no CELs or other shortcuts). Only thing WRX about the car is the bugeye shell, which is clearly superior. Swap included the following from 2007 STi donor car:
-Turn-Key Engine
-Complete Wiring Harness
-ECU
-VF43 Turbo
-Gauge Cluster
-Steering Wheel
-Auto HVAC
-Center Console with E-brake handle
-Steering Rack
-ABS Unit and hard lines
-6 Speed Transmission with longer 2nd, 3rd, 4th
-R180 3.54 Rear Diff
-Front and rear Axles and 5x114 Hubs
-Front and Rear Brembo Brakes
-Fully Functioning Auto DCCD
Stock Turbo Enginuity tune by Andy at Verocious Motorsports: 331 whp / 348 ft lbs at 19 psi on 93 octane


Engine Modifications
2007 STi Complete Engine Swap, outlined above, plus...
APS 70mm CAI
APS Turbo Inlet Pipe
FP Green Turbo with 3" Polished Compressor Housing, 8cm Ceramic Coated Ported Exhaust Housing
APS DR525 Stealth FMIC
APS 50/50 Blow Off Valve
TGV Deletes
Hondata Phenolic Spacers
Perrin Equal Length Headers, ceramic coated
TurboXS Uppipe for EWG, ceramic coated
TiAL 44mm External Wastegate, dumped
HKS Catless Downpipe, heatwrapped
Perrin Dualtube Catback
Aquamist HFS-5 Water/Meth Injection
Power Enterprise 800cc Injectors
Walbro 255 LPH Fuel Pump
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs, one step colder
Prodrive Boost Control Solenoid
GM 3 Bar MAP Sensor
Cusco Turbo Heatshield
Greddy Oil Catch Can
Group N Engine Mounts


Drivetrain
Complete 2007 STi Drivetrain Swap outlined above, plus...
STi Factory Short Shifter
Kartboy Front Shifter Bushings
Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushings
Turn In Concepts Pivot Bushings
Group N 6MT Transmission Mount

Suspension / Brakes / Wheels
Whiteline Group 4 Coilovers (5kg, 4kg)
STi Aluminum Front Control Arms
Eibach Rear Camber Kit
Perrin 22mm Adjustable Front Sway Bar
Perrin 22mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar for an STi
Perrin Front Endlinks
STi OEM Rear Endlinks
Cusco Titanium Front Strut Bar
STi Replica Rear Strut Bar
STi Replica Lower H Brace
Turn In Concepts Fender Braces
STi 4-pot Front Brembos
STi Front Rotors
STi 2-pot Rear Brembos
STi Rear Rotors
Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines
ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid
Perrin Brake Master Cylinder Brace
17"x8.5" +40 Enkei RPF-1 Wheels with 235/40 Bridgestone S-03 tires (summer)
17"x8" +53 Limited STi Wheels with 225/45 Blizzak LM-25 tires (winter)
-2.2 front camber, -1.7 rear camber
Muteki Black Closed End Lug Nuts w/ McGard Black Wheel Locks

Interior
2007 STi Gauge Cluster
Defi 60mm BF Amber Boost, EGT, Oil Pressure Gauges mounted in ATI Clock Pod
Innovate LC-1/XD-16 Wideband Gauge
Aquamist DDS3 Gauge
Autometer Instrument Bezel Pod
TurboXS KnockLite
STi JDM v8 Spec C Front and Rear Seats
STi JDM v8 Spec C Door Cards
STi Titanium Shift Knob
STi Shifter Trim and Shift Boot
STi DCCD Switches
Airbag Warning Stickers Removed
AutoSpeed OEM-Style Deadpedal
Stock 05 STi Headunit
Viper Upgraded Hardcore Alarm and Remote Start System

Exterior
EDM STi Headlights
McCulloch 6000K H1 HIDs
Hella Supertone Horns
Mesh Fog Light Covers
Tinted Sidemarkers
OEM Front Lip
OEM Painted Sideskirts
OEM Side Strakes
OEM Rear Lip
Liberal Grill
Kaminari Carbon Fiber Reverse Cowl Hood (painted WRB)
[Wingless]
JDM Subaru Rain Guards
UI replica "jimtweet special" Window Spoiler
Fully Debadged
AutoSpeed Battery Tiedown
35% Madico/Onyx Window Tint
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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Congrats Wrinkleboi!
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:05 PM   #3
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Congratulations Wrinkleboi!
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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D lost because he didnt give me special thanks for working on his car. weaksauce.


lol

Congrats to you both for making it all the way.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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^haha.

Thanks everyone, it was definately a fun contest!

I do want to give a special congrats to Bryan (wrinkleboi). Your car is sick man, you deserve it.

Also, thanks to all who entered, everyones car was absolutely stunning in this round, makes me wish I entered before.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:12 PM   #6
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Cool, the last 3 runner-ups were tough, and they all have very nice bugeyes. This contest really showed whos down for the bugeyes.

Im happy that Wrinkleboi won, when i first saw his car on a random thread i fell in love with it. Had to vote for him. Congrats everyone!
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:46 PM   #7
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I seriously wanted to vote for all the following cars:

D Money
JimTweet
BruceWayne
Verdugo
Brainchild Customs
Wrinkleboi

off the top of my head and even the others were pretty amazing

...and this was the best Top Scoob competition for that reason. So basically anyone who didn't win shouldn't feel any less proud especially if you made it more than 1 round.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:05 PM   #8
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Wrinkleboi for t3h win!! Who woulda thought the least showy car would win? Haha
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
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Congrats Wrinkleboi!

I voted for him because his car represented what I would do with an 02 WRX if I had one...

However, this final vote was VERY close, and I hope D Money and Brainchild run again in the future
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:52 AM   #10
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Congrats Wrinkleboi! Well deserved!

Not a fan of show cars, but can't deny the fabrication work that went into BC's car.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:58 AM   #11
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thanks guys... can't believe things ended up this way but its pretty awesome. believe me, i'm the last person who expected to end up on top.
this is the only contest i've ever entered, and it means more to me to receive this kind of notoriety from the subaru community than anything like sema or hin would.

definitely have to give it up to both brainchild and d money, as well as so many other nice cars that were in the contest too. i dont think any car enthusiast could really say anything bad about any of the cars that entered... it was a really clean high quality group all around... one that i was proud to be among regardless of the turnout.

i know personally that after looking at brainchild's car... if i had any custom fabrication project that i needed someone to pull off, there's no doubt in my mind where i'd go. there's some serious talent at that shop...
and d money... he's on the leading edge of subaru's progression in modding, inspiring tons of people who see his car. but i've got to say that what i love about his car is that he knows how to find that balance... there's beauty in moderation and he keeps it super clean. if i wanted to do slightly less racing and daily driving, and slightly more picking up jersey girls, you know my car would be just like his

well i gotta run, i'm sitting in the lobby of my hotel in FL... i'm down here on a 'business' trip but i'm not working too hard, dont worry . headed to universal studios today so we'll call that my celebration for winning top scoob!

thanks again to everyone who voted... like i said before i think it means a lot more to receive the notoriety from among your subaru peers than anywhere else, and this is an awesome contest.

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Old 04-01-2008, 09:05 AM   #12
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florida....

uber jealous. PA is sucky right now.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:57 AM   #13
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Wrinkle you and D Money should come to the UMD Meet next month... Brainchild is sponsoring so we'd have all 3 top scoob finalists in one place
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:02 PM   #14
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florida....

uber jealous. PA is sucky right now.
+1000.

Nice Bryan!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:27 PM   #15
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congrats wrinkleboi! all three of the top are of the highest caliber in all different aspects but i'm pretty damn happy you won man!
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:49 PM   #16
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Congrats bryan winning against 2 other sicks cars. Dmoney you should have rocked the pink wheels. Either way 3 of the sickest bugeyes.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:52 PM   #17
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wow thoes are sexy cars
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:07 PM   #18
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AWESOME! That's my boss ! haha
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:36 PM   #19
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whoa d lost! wrinkle's ride is sick tho. congrats!
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:34 PM   #20
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Well deserved.

Congrats.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:46 PM   #21
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i'd be lying if i said that i voted for you but i'm glad you won, cuz your car is cooler than cool.

the AUTHENTIC liberal grill is such a refreshing sight to see.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:14 AM   #22
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woops, its not 'authentic' unless i got a REALLY good deal... sorry, not trying to mislead, just never think of that since i've never seen a real one anywhere, haha.

and thanks for all the congrats... definitely could have gone any way...

i think its time to treat my car to a spring detail and fresh photoshoot so i'll try to pull that off in the near future and post up the pics here...
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:27 AM   #23
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This picture helped seal my decision.
Congrats on winning the contest. Your car is an amazing machine.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:35 AM   #24
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Every car I have voted in all the Top Scoobs have won so far. Wrinkleboi your car is just phenominal. It is a beast in a low-key, but classy skin.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:52 AM   #25
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omg i didnt actually think you were going to win, i figured brainchild would win because it was all riced out and had advans and what not. Thats awesome, your car was so damn clean and the fact that you did the work your self and how you made it look so clean like it came like that from the factory is waht made me vote for you, props, your car is sick
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