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Old 04-17-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Orange County
2012 Impreza Sport
Marine Blue Pearl


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:

Mods installed:
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
Sharkfin Antenna
Custom axleback exhaust
6K HID's
Blacked out head lights
Custom intake tube

Cobb adjustable short shifter
Cobb shifter bushings
Cobb/Perrin shift knob
JPM Coachworks Shift boot and ebrake boot.
STi front lip
Side skirts
H & R lowering springs
Rota T2R 18 x 9.5 ET 38 in flat black
Rally Armor Mud flaps
UEL Headers
Project KICS lugnuts
Kartboy pitch stop
GT Spec steering wheel
Grimmspeed license plate delete
STi brake swap

And lastly a WRX engine swap.
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Last edited by italia490; 08-01-2012 at 12:07 AM.
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