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Old 11-10-2010, 11:19 PM   #11
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Member#: 35584
Join Date: Apr 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
1965 FFR Roadster
Coyote + TR-6060


I hope I'm not too late for the party? Time to step up and represent the wagons. I hope I can hang with this crowd.

2003 Sonic Yellow WRX/STI Wagon

The History

I've been working on this car for a very long time, modded stuff, changed direction and remodded, and learned a lot. I had entered this car in the original battle of the wagonistas almost two years ago where I was rated 3rd overall. Here is a link to the original writeup if you want to read about the cars history and where it was in it's life-cycle back then:

The Latest

After losing 2 motors and a few different turbo setups I decided no more messing around... time to start fresh and do it right. I threw in a new RAW Performance track series motor, had them do some custom head work including cams and upgraded valvetrain, and upgraded/modded the oil pump and pickup. I also went with a full custom and built oil cooling system that would withstand desert racing temps. Then last minute I chose to do a full JDM 6-speed swap. To round it all out I chose an ATP Garrett GT3076 turbo. After the breaking and tune it put down 392whp / 400wtq. This thing rips.

What's Left?

At this point, nothing. I have to say it has been extremely stressful getting it to where it is today but I smile ever day I walk out to my car and see it still there. I have never owned a car that brought me this much joy.


392 whp / 400 wtq



RAW Performance Track Series 2.5L:
- 2.5 Liter STi semi-closed deck case
- Modified forged EJ257 crankshaft
- High Performance Main & Rod Bearings
- Pauter 4340 Chrome-Moly Forged Rods
- CP Forged Pistons w/ Moly Coated Skirts
- High Performance Piston Rings
- Fully Balanced & Blueprinted
- 8,500 Rev Limit
RAW Performance Track Series heads:
- Brian Crower Satge 2 Cams 272/272
- surfacing
- porting work
- oversized valves
- 3-angle intake & radius exhaust valve job
- performance valve springs
- titanium retainers, keepers
- Subaru valve stem seals
JDM STI v7 6-spd transmission
- ACT Street clutch with HD Pressure Plate
- ACT XACT Prolite Flywheel
- Kartboy short shifter
ATP Garrent GT3076 Turbo
Cobb Accessport2
Apex-i AVC-R Electronic Boost Controller +
Hallman Manual Boost Controller
Perrin equal length headers
TurboXS 4" Downpipe
TurboXS Midpipe
TurboXS Racepipe
Turbo XS axleback
GrimmSpeed Ported Intake Manifold
GrimmSpeed TGV deletes
WBR500 Front Mount Intercooler
Black Powdercoated Intercooler pipes
SPT short-ram intake
Perrin turbo inlet
Perrin Crank Pulley
Power Enterprises Timing Belt
STI Group N Motor Mounts
STI Group N Pitch Mount
STI Group N Tranny mount
DeatschWerks 800cc injectors
Walbro 255lph fuel pump
NGK Iridium spark plugs -stock temp
Samco Silicone hoses
Koyo Radiator
Crucial Racing thermostat
Forge Motosports aluminum power steering tank
Forge Motosports Coolant Header Tank
Weapon-R aluminum hybrid coolant/washer tank
Custom Oil Cooler
- B&M Hi-Tek SuperCooler with Fan
- Russell ProClassic braided hoses
- Earl's Performance Ano-Tuff Swivel-Seal Hose Ends
STI IC water sprayer kit


Bilstein Pss9 Coilovers
08 STI/Enkei Wheels and
Toyo Proxes 4 225/45/17
JDM STI wagon lower control arms
FHI 4-pot front calipers
FHI 2-pot Rear Brake Calipers
DBA 4000 slotted rear rotors
DBA 5000 slotted 2pc rotors
Goodridge SS Brake Lines
Hawk HP+ Brake Pads
Kartboy 2-pot RearBrake Bracket
Whiteline 22/24mm adj front swaybar
Whiteline 22/24/27mm adj rear swaybar
Whiteline front strut tower bar
Whiteline rear strut tower bar
Whiteline quick-release skewers
Whiteline camber plates
Whiteline Roll Center Kit
Noltec front endlinks
Perrin rear endlinks
Motul 600 Dot4 brake fluid
Energy Suspension Hyper-Flex kit
- front control arm bushings
- rear trailing arm bushings
- shifter bushings bushings
-2.25 deg front camber
-1.0 deg rear camber


Smoked JDM headlights modded by LightWerkz
- s2000 HID projectors
- OEM Gen 2 Matsu****a Ballasts
- Phillips D2S Bulbs
- Custom Wiring Harness
- Chrome Amber Blinkers
- 5 LED Indicator Bulbs
EDM/JDM STI Wagon Front lip
JDM STI Front Grille
JDM STI Blue Impreza "I" Badge
VIS CWII Carbon Fiber Hood painted sonic yellow
Painted Side skirts
Painted Mirror Pillars
Aerosync mudguards
Prodrive Driving Lights with 55w PIAA Yellow Ion Bulbs
OEM Sedan 3-piece rear lip
NRG polished stainless hood struts
JDM rear Impreza badge (red trim)
JDM rear WRX badge (red trim)
JDM rear STI Type RA badge
STI carbon fiber corner markers
Hella Supertones (118db) run in parallel to the OEM horns... insane!
Extreme white LED reverse lights
Extreme white LED license plate lights
Rolled rear fenders
20% Tint


STI front seats
STI center console
STI aluminum shifter trim
All Black Plasti-Dip Trim trim
Sparco Harness Bar
Sparco 4-pt racing Harnesses
Sparco shoulder pads
Spec C shift knob (removed)
ARC Ti Ball shifter
Autometer gauge cluster bezel pod
Defi Blue Racer boost gauge
Defi Blue Racer oil pressure gauge
Defi Blue Racer EGT gauge
Defi Blue Racer water temp gauge
Defi Blue Racer volt gauge
ATI pod with blue face trim
2004 STI Gauge Cluster w/ Blue LED mod
2007 Factory STI Limited Stereo
- Sirius Satellite and AUX jack
- Blue LED mod
Blue LED stereo mod
Blue LED HVAC mod
Blue LED cruise control button
Blue LED fog light switch
JDM Red Hazard Button
High-back racing kids seat
Auto dimming compass mirror

Special Thanks

Dave & Gerry @ MSPT for all of the hard work and patience, Ron at RAW Performance for the custom motor and head work, all of my buddies who have helped and supported me over the years from NASIOC, the Long Island Subaru Club (LISC) , and Subaru Queens Crew (SQC), Rick @ RavSpec, Clark Turner for killing my ej205 on the dyno( ...I'm glad it happened, the car is in a better place because of it), Caesar & Cory at LightWerkz for the headlights, blue STI cluster and stereo mods, Ken @ KNS Brakes, Bryan @ JNJ Associates, David Kearney @ OAKOS Automotive, my father-in-law Tony for the hours in the driveway working on my car, and everyone at Ultimate Collision for the body work.

Most importantly I want to thank my wife for her patience and understanding over the years. I know you wish I didn't spend so much time and money on it and more on you. I appreciate you not giving more **** for it.
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Last edited by chrisarella; 12-21-2010 at 02:44 PM. Reason: updated mods
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