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Old 11-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Impreza WRX Hamel's 2013 SWP WRX

Welcome to my 2013 SWP WRX build journal! My name is Nick and reside in Bennington VT. Out of 6 Subaru's this car is my third wrx. My first one was a 2008 hatchback that I soaked a lot of time and money into. Unfortunately after two years of ownership that car was hit on my way back home from visiting family in Pennsylvania. As soon as it was repaired the car was returned back to stock and traded in for a 2011 premium sedan. Once again, my bad luck returned.. This time around I was laid off from work and had no choice but to sell the car after having it only a year. So back in January 2013, once I got back on track with work, I made the purchase on what is now my third wrx. Although I really liked the sedan I got myself back into a hatchback. I have always been a wagon guy and with being an active musician its nice to have the extra space! I will keep this journal updated as much as possible so that you can follow me on my journey. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @nckhml for more photo's!

Make: Subaru
Model: WRX Hatchback
Year: 2013
Color: Satin White Pearl


Current Mods

Power/Engine
  • "Stage 2" BrenTune 300whp 325wtq on 93 octane
  • Invidia N1 Race Titanium CBE
  • Invidia Catted DP
  • Forge BPV (BLACK)
  • Cobb SF Intake (BLACK)
  • GrimmSpeed Turbo Heat Shield
Exterior
  • OEM 2013 STI HID Headlamps w/ leveling switch
  • Pearl Black Headlight Housings
  • 90mm Morimoto XB LED Halo Ring's
  • Transparent Red Painted Taillights
  • OEM Crossbars
  • Inno Medium Fairing
  • Thule Hull-A-Port Pro Kayak Racks
  • Debadged Grille & Rear Hatch
  • Yellow Foglight Overlays
  • JNA C-Style Front Lip
  • BeatSonic SWP Shark Fin Antenna
Interior
  • SMY Gauge Cluster
  • Defi Red Racer Boost & Oil Pressure Gauges (white needle)
  • All Weather Floor Mats
  • Rear Cargo Tray
Wheels & Tires
  • 18x8.5 Rota Gravel
  • 245/40/18 BFGoodrich Sport Comp II
Suspension
  • Stock

Future Modifications
  • Process West TMIC
  • Bilstein Struts w/ RCE Black Springs
  • Group N top hats
  • Whiteline 24mm Front & 22mm Rear Adjustable Swaybars
  • Whiteline Rear Swaybar Bushing Braces
  • SPT Strut Tower Brace
  • SPT Under Chassis Brace
  • Whiteline Bushings (ALK, Rear Subframe Lockdown, etc.)
  • Group N Transmission Mount
  • Subtle Solutions Alternator Shroud (black)
  • Subtle Solutions Radiator Shroud (black)
  • SPT Oil Cap (grey)
  • SPT Battery Tie Down (grey)
  • Bayson R S206 Side Skirts w/ STI logo plates
  • HT Autos Rear Aprons
  • JPM Coachworks Red Stictched Shift & E-Brake Boots
  • Kartboy STSK
  • Anarchy Motive Shift Knob







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Old 11-29-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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January 31st 2013: First day home with my Forester and my fathers Challenger




Then a week later my dad ditched the Challenger and got back into a turbo'd Suby




February 2013: The modification process commenced.
















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Old 11-29-2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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April 2013: Invidia N1 Race CBE waiting on my doorstep along with an Invidia Q300 for my fathers 2013 limited PBP WRX hatch.






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Old 11-29-2013, 10:56 PM   #4
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June 2013: WBM 13




July 2013: Photo shoot with my buddy Mike at MHC Photography!










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Old 11-29-2013, 11:04 PM   #5
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August 2013: Yellow foglight overlays




October 2013: JNA C-Style front lip installed and Beat Sonic shark fin.






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Old 11-29-2013, 11:09 PM   #6
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October 26th: Last photo shoot of the season with my buddy Phil and his Mazda Speed 6!











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Old 11-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #7
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I like the halo lights. They look good.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:51 PM   #9
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where did you purchase the halo lights from? they look awesome
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:52 PM   #10
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Looks great! Looks like my WRX
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:12 AM   #11
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Very nice! Hopefully all is well in the world and no more bad luck for you.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:56 PM   #12
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where did you purchase the halo lights from? they look awesome
Thank you! I picked up the kit through Lightwerkz.net for around $60 or something like that. I had my body guy paint the chrome housings pearl black with automotive grade paint so they wouldn't fade or crack then I did the retrofit myself. I did this little mod for my last two GR's so I guess its a trademark of mine hahahaha

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Looks great! Looks like my WRX
Thanks homie! SWP FTW!

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Very nice! Hopefully all is well in the world and no more bad luck for you.
Yes things have actually been really good this past year! Coming from a career in quality control and manufacturing I ended up becoming a social worker. Although the pay could be better, I'm getting the bills paid and I have a decent benefits package. Needless to say, its definitely a unique job! lol
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:04 PM   #13
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Just scored one of the major key essentials of going stage 2! Thanks Alan at DailyDriven.us for hooking me up!

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #14
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Yes things have actually been really good this past year! Coming from a career in quality control and manufacturing I ended up becoming a social worker. Although the pay could be better, I'm getting the bills paid and I have a decent benefits package. Needless to say, its definitely a unique job! lol
Good to hear. I'm sure there are times where your job is very satisfying.

I'd love to see some of the earlier pics you have with your dad's cars. The picture links are broken in your second and third posts. Well they are on my end...is it me?
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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Good to hear. I'm sure there are times where your job is very satisfying.

I'd love to see some of the earlier pics you have with your dad's cars. The picture links are broken in your second and third posts. Well they are on my end...is it me?
Yes that is for sure!

Oh snap! I pulled the pics from my thread on clubwrx.net and I think you have to be logged in to view them. I will fix those posts later this evening
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:20 PM   #16
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Lovely setup -- good luck with the car.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #17
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Lovely setup -- good luck with the car.
Thanks!

I'm plucking away at miscellaneous parts before I get the car tuned this spring. Then I will be debating between EFI, Bren Tuning or Kinetic. Hmm, decisions decisions..
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:44 PM   #18
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Thanks!

I'm plucking away at miscellaneous parts before I get the car tuned this spring. Then I will be debating between EFI, Bren Tuning or Kinetic. Hmm, decisions decisions..
I'm doing the same, may add a quick axelback or muff deletes to get a little rumble going, then more substantial upgrades in the spring. I might just get the AP and a down-pipe. I don't know too much about protunes!
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #19
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broken pic links have been updated. let me know if you are having issues viewing them!
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:11 PM   #20
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I'm doing the same, may add a quick axelback or muff deletes to get a little rumble going, then more substantial upgrades in the spring. I might just get the AP and a down-pipe. I don't know too much about protunes!
Nice! My car is tucked away for winter so I might as well collect parts and get it ready for spring.

I thought about getting an AP but decided a protune would be more beneficial for all I want done.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:43 PM   #21
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Thanks! I'm plucking away at miscellaneous parts before I get the car tuned this spring. Then I will be debating between EFI, Bren Tuning or Kinetic. Hmm, decisions decisions..
Just wanna say nice car like where its going! I gt tuned at efi by mike botti and he's great. Everyone else there is also friendly an helpful
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:59 PM   #22
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Just wanna say nice car like where its going! I gt tuned at efi by mike botti and he's great. Everyone else there is also friendly an helpful
Thanks for the feedback!

There are so many renown tuners in New England so I am having a tough time picking a shop lol. I keep leaning toward EFI and BrenTuning since I've heard nothing but awesome things about them so far.

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Old 12-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #23
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Links good! Thanks. Did your body guy also paint the tails? They came out great! Now debating whether to do that instead of overlays. Also, did you take your bumper off to remove the fogs?
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #24
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Links good! Thanks. Did your body guy also paint the tails? They came out great! Now debating whether to do that instead of overlays. Also, did you take your bumper off to remove the fogs?
No problem. Yep he painted my taillights translucent red then cleared them with an automotive grade paint. After wet sanding and polish they are as smooth as glass. I was going to do vinyl but up close you can tell it is a DIY mod.

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looking clean over there!
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