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Old 10-23-2018, 08:51 PM   #1
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Chapter/Region: South East
06 WRX

Default FL 2006 CGM WRX 6MT, CLEAN, modded, low miles

Previous owner FS thread (unfortunately all pics and details removed, see my member journal for original mod list)

Let's jump right into the mod list. This list is the most up-to-date mod list assuming I haven't forgotten anything, so there may be discrepancies from what you see in my member journal. As you can see from the FS ad linked above, I paid $16k for the car. I then spent thousands of dollars in parts and time. I'm not looking to get back what I put in, as that would be an ad for a thirty thousand dollar car.

* means the part was installed as new

2006 Crystal Grey Metallic Subaru WRX
Purchased November 2012 @ 54,xxx miles
6 Speed Swap & Bushings Performed @ 61,xxx miles
Turbo, Up Pipe, & Radiator Installed @ 62,xxx miles
Open Source Tuned @ 62,xxx miles
Currently @ 79,xxx miles (October 2018)
Price: $17,000

BRAKE - Valvoline DOT3/4
CLUTCH - Prestone DOT3
TRANS/DIFF - Subaru Extra S
COOLANT - Prestone 50/50
OIL - BROtella T6

CARBING cooling plate
COBB turbo heat shield (not installed)
Custom 3" axleback (straight pipe)
Exedy Stage 1 Organic Clutch (installed w/6spd)*
FUKU TMIC couplers*
GRIMMSPEED Uppipe + DEI Titanium Wrap
HKS Midpipe
ID 1000 Injectors*
KARTBOY Short Shifter*
KINUGAWA TD06SL2 18G (ported), wrapped*
KOYO Aluminum Radiator*
PERRIN Aftamaf*
PERRIN Shifter Bushings*
SAMCO BOV (100% VTA, I love the sound of this thing)
STI 2007 Transmission w/DCCD & R180 (full swap)
STI OEM TMIC (STI logo stripped off and top repainted silver)
SUBIMODS alt cover
TSUDO bellmouth DP + DEI Titanium Wrap
VMS Oil catch can*
WALBRO 255lph Fuel Pump*
ZERO/Sports IC Splitter*

CARBOTECH Bobcat Pads*
DBA T2 Rotors*
PERRIN Master Cylinder Brace*
STI BREMBO Calipers, powdercoated Shocker Yellow
STI JDM Pink SS Lines

SUSPENSION (most installed when 6MT went in)
CUSCO rear tie bar with STI diffuser
FORTUNE AUTO 500 v4 Coilovers 8k/6k*
KARTBOY endlinks*
KARTBOY Rear Stay Shifter Bushings*
PARANOID FAB Fender Braces*
RIGID/CARBING front strut bar
SPT Group N Motor Mounts*
SPT Group N Pitch Stop*
SPT Group N Tranny Mount*
SUPER PRO Steering Rack Bushings*
TIC Enthusiast Lateral Link Bushings*
TIC Enthusiast TA Bundle*
TIC Tranny Crossmember Bushings*
TIC Unabomber's Sexy Rear End*
WHITELINE front and rear sways

1/2 smoked tails
De-badged STI trunk (from 05, no badge holes! but key doesn't work in it. trunk pop does though)
Fog Lights, tinted yellow (also have fog covers)
HELLA Supertones, powdercoated Shocker Yellow*
KAKUMEI rear window wing
PERRIN Stiffis x 2
PRODRIVE GC-05f 17x8 powder coated Crystal Grey
PRODRIVE Valve Stem Caps
REPLICA V-Limited front lip (not installed, included)
STI rear fender flares (riveted on)
SUBTLE WRX front name plate
SUMITOMO HTR-ZIII 245/40R17 tires*
TRS proper HID Retrofit, 4300K*

ALPINE MRD-M500 Amp (subwoofer)
ALPINE MRP-F300 Amp (front speakers)
DEFI BF Series Boost, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp + v2 Controller
JDM Red Hazard Button*
JDM v7 STI Spec-C Front Seats
JL AUDIO 10W6v2 Subwoofer in custom housing
JL AUDIO TR650-CSi Component Fronts
Plasti-Dipped Black Center Console
STI Shifter Trim
STI Steering Wheel
SUBARU Limited HVAC Knobs & Inserts*
UKDM STI Prodrive Cluster w/DCCD (best cluster ever made)
WRX Door Cards and Rear Seats, 2005 black
WRX Style Aluminum Dead Pedal*
VIPER 5204 Alarm/Remote Start w 2 remotes*

Member Journal Please check this out for lots of good photos and build progress

Alas, the time has come for me to entertain the idea of finding this car a new home. I purchased it in 2012 from a guy in New Mexico that was about to be deployed, with a short but sweet mod list (see member journal). In about a year I built the car up, daily drove it, raced it (1 road course, 1 drag race, a few auto x events), took it on road trips and eventually drove it all the way to Jacksonville, Florida where I currently live.

I LOVE this car, and would trust it to take me anywhere (I just made the 16 hour round trip to and from The Tail of the Dragon in North Carolina) but the wife is preggo, the baby is due in January, and Iíve already purchased a Forester to assume the role of dadmobile. The WRX is fun and loud and while those things alone donít disqualify it from baby-duty, the straight pipe exhaust smell and not-for-comfort suspension are too much for new lungs. I donít HAVE to sell this one but as I already have a work vehicle, my personal one doesnít get a lot of use anyway so 2 cars plus a work truck is just a waste. It spends a lot of time in the garage and thatís just sad. Iíve put about 25k miles in 6 years (the longest Iíve ever kept a car) so it sits more than it moves. I keep it on a trickle charger, start, and drive it occasionally.

The car is clean, but not perfect. The paint is good shape, but not perfect. There some minor dents and defects in the exterior of the car. It has spent a lot of time in the garage since I moved to Florida as I have my work vehicle. The interior is very very clean, with no tears or rips in any plastic of cloth that Iím aware of, but yeah, not perfect. Never smoked in. Everything works.

There are only 2 ďissuesĒ that I am aware of, none of which are major in my opinion. I may try to tackle the repairs, but I'm always short on time and I truly have never thought any of them to be serious enough to warrant immediate repair. If the remedy of these situations is necessary for a serious buyer we can discuss how that will work.

1. There is an occasional clunk that comes from what I sounds like is the front right corner of the car. I noticed it before my last 16 hour trip to NC and still took the trip, drove the dragon, and drove home without issue. I figure it's either the hub/knuckle which is a cheap fix but time consuming or lack of roller bearing on the coilovers.

2. Airbag light because of the JDM seats. I transferred the occupant detection bladder in the passenger seat (and it works!) but the side airbags are not present in these seats so I have a resistor in the plugs under the seat and when they don't make contact all the way the airbag light comes on. It's maybe 50% of the time and the fix would be to solder in the resistors or buy the plugs that subaru used to make for these (which just contain a resistor anyway).

There are some rare parts in this one (some that I carried over from my RSTi) so the value is there or you can part this back down to a stock WRX and make some good money off the sale of mods. This is not a ratted out, abused car. I take care of my vehicles (again, read my member journal). I use quality parts and try to do lots of research before I do the work. Red gauges and blue interiors were never for me, so (in my opinion) the interior of this car is nicer than any 02-07 STI.

The car is paid off, but Florida has gone digital so you can order a paper title if needed.

First photo below was taken as of the writing of this ad (wire hanging out is trickle charger because I rarely drive it). If you want any photos of something specific or not in the journal, just let me know. Thanks for looking!

tl;dr low mileage car with tasteful mods for sale


miss this lip

Please be respectful if you post.

Thanks for looking!
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