Finally I have time to post a build thread(not really, I should be studying... procrastination at its finest). Well here is my 2012 DGM WRX Hatch. I purchased this beast of a daily driver on 11/12/11 and have been loving it since the day I bought it. The mod bug hit rather early for me and has turned my car into a fun obsession for me. It has been a fun way to spend my hard earned dollars!
I live next to some of the best canyons around (SoCal) and those are free, so I do canyon runs quite frequently. I have some rally/offroad blood running through my veins, and this car has been used accordingly a few times, not to any extremes, but still, I have fun with it.
I've been focusing on having a great all around car, something that is a beast on the highway, can hold its own on hard canyon runs, get me and my gear up to the mountains, and remain comfortable on my daily commute from Redondo Beach where I live, to Westwood where I work and go to school. I do a lot of research on this site, and feel that I have bought and put to use some real quality parts for being on my budget. I am always open to suggestions and take advise very well, so tips/words of wisdom are greatly appreciated.
I recently started Autocrossing and I am completely obsessed! After these tires are shredded, I will be switching to some better performance tires, probably some Star Specs. The car performed extremely well on the course.
As I post new things that I have done to the car, I will give my unbiased thoughts/opinions/feelings on whatever parts anyone is interested in as best I can. Learning and doing has been a blast! Thanks for checking out my car!
-Invidia Catback [06/18/12]
-Cobb AccessPort [07/18/12]
-Invidia Catted DP [07/18/12]
-Grimmspeed Heat Shield [07/24/12]
-[s] Cobb SF Intake + Box [10/10/12] [s]
-Grimmspeed EBCS [11/10/12]
-Protune By Church Automotive Testing 306awhp 328awtq
-Process West Top Mounted Intercooler
-Turbosmart Kompact Plumback Bpv
-RCE Black Springs
-Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Front Swaybar
-Whiteline 22mm Adjustable Rear Swaybar
-Kartboy Endlinks [04/02/12]
-Kartboy Short Shifter [10/06/12]
-Kartboy Front and Rear Shift Bushings [10/06/12
-Group N Transmission Mount
-Whiteline Crossmember Bushings [02/01/13]
-Wagner Ceramic Brake Pads
-BFgoodrich G-force Sport Comp 2 235/45/r17
*Coming soon: ACT Heavy Duty Street Clutch and Lightweight flywheel.
-Custom 1.2 pound shift knob by WC Lathe Werks (03/14/12)
-DIY Seat Bolster Mod [05/12/12
-Winter Rubber Floor Mats [05/13/12]
-Proto AccessPort Holder [07/24/12]
-Kicker 12" Square L7 Subwoofer [10/12/12]
-Pioneer Amplifier [10/12/12]
-Coming soon: left side vent pod with Defi Boost gauge
-OEM Roof Rack Bars [12/25/11]
-Yakima Snowboard Rack [12/25/11]
-RallyArmour Mud Flaps [04/02/12]
-De-badged Hatch [04/02/12
-Window Tint: Limo for the rear five windows, currently no tint on the front windows after getting pulled over twice for it, but going to go medium soon. [04/15/12]
-Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Basket [12/29/12]
-Painted headlight housing black, blacked out orange side reflectors
New engine bay with Process West Intercooler