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Old 04-12-2016, 12:34 PM   #1
RChampion
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This is my 2014 Impreza STI Hatch. It has a sibling.



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Old 04-12-2016, 12:34 PM   #2
RChampion
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COBB Tuning Stage 3:
- AccessPORT V3
- 3" Turboback
- 725cc Injectors
- FPR Kit
- Fuel Pump
- SF intake

Additional Power:
- Tuned by BrenTuning
- IAG AOS
- IAG TGV Deletes

Turns & Jumps:
- Feal 460 Rally Suspension
- Enkei RC-T4 w/ intentionally not the grippiest rubber
- Kartboy Endlinks

Pretty Things:
- Custom KHD Front Lip
- Custom KHD Hella 500 mounts
- COBB Vinyl
- Painted Tails
- LED Fog Lights
- Headlight reflector delete
- DRT Mud Flaps
- Giant ****ing WRC replica spoiler



Vague future plans:
- Big fat handbrake
- Diff computer



About me & this project: I'm the Event Director of Wicked Big Meet, Boxerfest, Big Northwest, and Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival. I've had a habit of building cars w/ stiff suspensions / track setups when what I really wanted to do all along is donuts, drifts, epic snow driving, etc. This hatchback will be all about that.


The addiction started in 2002 and went like this (with some DDs not pictured in between):

2000 Impreza 2.5RS:


2004 Impreza STI:


1998 Outback Sport STI:


2008 Impreza STI:


2005 Impreza WRX:


2003 Rally America Rallycross Impreza STI:


1999 Impreza 2.5RS:


2007 Forester STI:



This is the new car saying goodbye to the old car just a few months ago:

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Old 04-12-2016, 12:34 PM   #3
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Day 1 of the power mods:



Stuck closed and dumb:







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Old 04-12-2016, 12:47 PM   #4
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:53 PM   #5
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Sweet stickers!

<3 Marshall
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:06 PM   #6
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So do you work for Cobb, or just REALLY like them?
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:55 PM   #7
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Excited to see you back in an GR STi! Loved your white one. Here's a throwback for you

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Old 04-12-2016, 07:06 PM   #8
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So do you work for Cobb, or just REALLY like them?
Super fan.

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Excited to see you back in an GR STi! Loved your white one. Here's a throwback for you
Niiice. Yea, I'm stoked to get back into it. It's crazy the same body style has been around for so long.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:23 PM   #9
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In for epic photos.
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:06 AM   #10
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I love WBM.
Plus people who've been through so many Subarus.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:55 AM   #11
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Went to BrenTuning the other day. He says I have a 'good one'. The thing pulls so hard and I'm in love w/ the driveability.



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Old 05-06-2016, 06:49 PM   #12
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I went with the Feal 460 coilovers because I'm a big fan of both droop and weight transfer. So far I'm really impressed, and it's way more comfy to drive on than any track suspension I've ever owned. Maybe a bit overkill, but such is life:





Always paired w/ goodies from Kartboy:
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:50 PM   #13
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Beautiful build so far Robert, hanging out for this one!
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:50 PM   #14
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Also the car was at COBB's booth at Boxerfest last weekend:

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Old 05-10-2016, 06:33 AM   #15
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Sub'd.

You guys have a triplet in the form of a wrx running around in MA, unless vision dynamix runs wingless from time to time
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:43 AM   #16
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Where did you get the rear spoiler?
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Old 05-10-2016, 12:21 PM   #17
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Looking good so far!
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:03 PM   #18
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Yeah - I'm also curious how that spoiler was found - is that the L'aunsport or a different model - I know the L'aunsport fiberglass is like $1600+ $600 shipped - maybe you found an alternative? Appreciate any info you have on it.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:15 PM   #19
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Sub'd.

You guys have a triplet in the form of a wrx running around in MA, unless vision dynamix runs wingless from time to time
I do not. I'd be curious to see who it is. Snap a photo if you can!

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Yeah - I'm also curious how that spoiler was found - is that the L'aunsport or a different model - I know the L'aunsport fiberglass is like $1600+ $600 shipped - maybe you found an alternative? Appreciate any info you have on it.
It is the L'aunsport, purchased via Japan Parts. It arrived in about a week (YMMV). It did need some body work before paint.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:17 PM   #20
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:45 PM   #21
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ok this STI is just stupid sick...but that Forester...wow

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Old 05-16-2016, 11:03 PM   #22
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On hiatus from mods until after Wicked Big Meet, but there's still time for pretty photos:

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Old 05-16-2016, 11:11 PM   #23
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I knew I recognized it from Boxerfest when i saw the first photo. Best wknd ever, and THANK U so much for what u do!!!
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:58 AM   #24
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What material did you guys use for the front lip? It looks pretty sturdy.
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:40 AM   #25
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Man, that thing looks fun to drive.
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