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Old 08-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: England, Swizterland
2006 WRX STI Limited
Urban Grey

Default Swift's Journal - 2006 UGM STi limited, Switzerland [Bride Japan editions installed!]

Current Status:

This thread will be a journal of the build of my 2006 STI A-line STI (aka STI limited for the guys in the states).

I bought this car brand new in 2006 as I need a 4wd for the snow and always had a passion for Subaru’s since I was young: I was glued to the screen watching Colin McRae! I decided to go for the A-line version as I preferred the more subtle look and black interior. I am based in a luxurious Swiss mountain resort and felt like this was the more appropriate choice.

My A line model came with:

Urban gray metallic exterior color
17” Enkei wheels
Black Brembo brakes
Black leather interior with heated seats
Carbon fibre 3 gauge pillar
I/C Spray function
Fog lights
Limited trunk lip

Its pretty much the same as a US limited expect I don't get a sunroof or a v limited lip

While ordering I replaced the trunk lip with a STi wing as I wanted to keep the rally look. I could also switch it up later on.

Here’s how it came out when I bought it back in 06!

Some interior pics

As soon as I bought it I wanted to modify it completely! Unfortunately in Switzerland modding is strictly regulated and mostly forbidden. This put a huge stop to my plans of rotated turbo + high power. The engine bay has to look 100% stock and any modification parts added must be approved by TUV. This affects everything, brakes, wheels, suspension, exterior mods, chassis braces, bushings, and in particular engine modifications. This also really limits my choice of brands which will be reflected in the build. I will nevertheless try to sneak in a few things here and there ☺

My main plan for the car was to create a more luxurious STi without adding weight and improving the handling and braking to suit the Swiss mountain roads. Handling first and power second.

I wanted to pay particular attention to the exterior to make it look really clean, sleek and subtle. I looked through a lot of builds on IWSTI and NASIOC and knew exactly what I wanted.

The car will still be used as a full daily driver, especially in the winter when it is my ski transporter and snow drifting machine!

I also wanted to pay a lot of attention to the interior to detract from the cheap Japanese feel. This probably goes against most of the builds I have seen and will be reflected later on. I will aim to have one of the best interiors on here.


Current Mod List:

Black = Installed
Blue = On Order

MadDad Whisper 3" Single Tip Catback
MadDad Metal V2 Catted Downpipe
COBB SF Intake
Chipracing ECUTEK tune with Racerom: flat foot shifting & launch control
GrimmSpeed Turbo Heat Shield

Group N transmission mount
Turn in Concepts transmission cross member bushings
Turn in Concepts shift linkage bushings
Turn in Concepts 6MT shifter pivot bushing
Kartboy front shifter stay bushing
Kartboy rear shifter stay bushing
Kartboy shifter lever
Kartboy Exhaust Hangers 15mm
Torque solutions driveshaft bushings
Unabomber's Sexy Rear End

H&R front swaybar
H&R rear swaybar
H&R springs
Kartboy front endlinks
Kartboy rear endlinks
Whiteline Anti Lift Kit Sport
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
TiC Fender Braces

Cusco Front Power Brace

Turn in Concepts Master Brake Cylinder Brace
Stoptech Stainless Steel Brake Lines FR & RR
Ferrodo DS2500 Pads
Motul RBF600 Fluid

Summer: Enkei limited 17x8 +53mm w/ RE070’s 235

Winter: Enkei limited 17x8 +53mm w/ Toyo’s 225
McGard Black STI Lug Nuts
Richbrook Black STI Valve Caps

18x8.5 +48mm Rota SVN Matte Steel Grey with Advan AD08 245/40/18
Ichiba +25mm Wheel Spacer for Stock Enkei's

Bride Stradia II Japan Edition with JPM Coachworks red stitching
Prova D-Shaped Steering Wheel, Black Alcantara Red Stitching
Prova Yellow Wide-View Rear View Mirror
JPM Coachworks Shift Boot Black Alcantara Red Stitching
JPM Coachworks Brake Boot Black Alcantara Red Stitching
STi glovebox latch
Sullivan Racing Pedals
Carbon fibre A, B & C pillars
Genuine STI Carbon Mirror Shield
Carbon fibre gauge pod
Autosport boost gauge, oil temperature, oil pressure
Interior LEDs for Map and Dome lights
Interior LED for Trunk light
Custom painted black plastic interior trim
COBB Tuning Delrin Shift Knob
STi JDM Leather document holder

STi JDM Side Sills
JDM STi Embroided Black Floor Mats
SMY Clustermaker
STi Carbon fibre badge
Carbon fibre Handbrake handle
Carbing carbon fibre license plate surround

Velocity Carbon Trunk Fully Shaved
Kakumei Rear Window Carbon Spoiler
JDM Rain Guards
Original V-Limited Lip & Carbon Front Lip & FRP Front Lip
HTAUTOS FRP Sideskirt lips
RallyArmor mudflats black/red
STi center caps
Prova Yellow Wide-View Door Mirrors
Custom headlights & taillights painted BMW steel grey
License plate LED Lights
04/05 Taillights
WRC Taillight mod
Yellow Fog Lights
Benen Tow Hook Polished
HKS Kansai Service diffuser
Charcoal Subaru Decal / Legacy STi Badge / STi Badge
PIAA Wiper blades


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