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Old 01-17-2013, 02:00 PM   #51
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
PPG Trans


Hey NASIOC, I guess I’ll give this a go. I’m SSgt Jacob, USAF. I’ve been in the military since 2004 and owned my WRX since 2009. I purchased it on a whim after a wreck. There was only ONE WRX wagon that I could find in the southeast so I bought a one way ticket to Houston, TX to go after it. I never thought I’d start modifying my car like this. I found NASIOC looking for info on what to look for when purchasing a used WRX sparking my interest in moding the car. I started with some simple audio upgrades, and then found the stock tires to be wimpy, and the snow ball started rolling from there.

I never saw myself as a car guy but I have since found this to be an amazing hobby. I’ve learned so much from the community and have been working to pass that knowledge on as I get to help other people getting into these cars. This wagon has been both an incredible joy and an incredible pain. When things break, it’s always in dramatic fashion, but when it’s good it’s so much fun. I daily drive my car and use it for all my outdoor hobbies as well. It took me a long time to decide on a direction for the car but I think I’m starting to get it. Function is always first, then style.

I hope to keep the car going for a while to go, 170K miles on the body now. 2 summers ago while at a Tech school in Wichita Falls, TX the car developed a leaky Head Gasket. So I dropped the car with Cobb Tuning Plano and they cleaned up the motor. On the drive back to NC the transmission grenaded itself leading me down the path to a PPG transmission. That was a hard line to draw that summer to keep the car with so much more being invested into it.

Hopefully the future will be kind. At this point future plans include brake upgrades, possible suspension upgrades, and styling tweaks. Power is fine right now; set for low end on all the twisties in Western North Carolina (I live 30 minutes from the Tail of the Dragon)! While everyone likes “MOAR POWER” my pocket book does not

281WHP/277WTQ - 117 degrees…


o NGK 1-step colder plugs
o COBB Plano TX Refreshed Motor
o Mahle Forged Pistons
o STI Oil Pump/Cooler
o STI Bearings
o ARP Head Studs
o Cobb Radiator Shroud
o Mishimoto Radiator
o Mishimoto Upper & Lower Radiator Hoses
o Cobb Short Ram Air Intake & Box
o Cobb Post MAF
o Walbro 250 Fuel Pump
o Detchwerks 750cc Sidefeed Injectors
o Blouch EVO III 16G
o Samco Turbo Inlet
o Cobb Turbo Heat Shield
o DEI Turbo Blanket
o GrimmSpeed Exhaust Manifold P&P/Heat Coated
o Grimmpseed Up Pipe P&P/Heat Coated
o Cobb TBE
o DEI Titanium Heat wrap
o Yellow Top Battery
o GrimmSpeed 3 Port Electronic Boost Controller


o Group-N Engine Mounts
o Kartboy Short Shifter + Bushings
o ACT Street Light Fly wheel
o ACT HD Clutch/Pressure Plate
o Group-N Trans Mission Mount
o Stainless Steel Clutch line
o AndrewTech Automotive Built 5-Speed
o PPG 1-4 Straight Cut Gears
o PPG LSD Differential
o OEM 5th & Reverse Gears
o OEM New Synchros
o PPG Shift Forks
o PPG Billet Synchro Hub
o PPG Bronze Speedo Gear
o Solid Pitch-Stop Mount
o Hawk HP+ Pads
o OZ Supperleggra 18x8 +48
o RPF1 – 17X8


o Tenin Front Strut Tower Bar
o Whiteline Rear Strut Tower Bar with Quick Disconnect
o Kartboy Endlinks
o Whiteline Sways Front & Rear
o Tokico D-Spec Struts
o STI Springs
o Saggy Butt Spacers
o Whiteline Com-C Front Camber Plates
o Group-N Rear Top Hats
o V8 Aluminum Lower Control Arms


o Cleared Headlights
o Debagged
o Yakima Roof Rack – OEM Bolt-on style / OEM Rail Delete
o Hella Supertones (painted black)
o Mesh Scoop Liner
o STI Hood Scoop
o Rolled Fenders
o 06/07 STI Rear Diffuser
o LED Running lights
o LED License Plate Lights
o Crummy Tint


o Kenwood DNX8120 + backup cam/xm radio/ipod
o Infinity Kappa Perfects on an Alpine MRP F300 Amp
o Audio Integrations Sub Enclosure
o JL Audio 12W3 on a Rockford Fosgate 100.2 Amp (old school)
o Clock Pod with Defi BF Gauges (Boost, EGT, Oil PSI)
o Squeaky Seatbelt Delete
o Cobb Access Port Hardwired in
o Arm Rest Extension
o Red LED Floor pan lights, auto dim with interior lights
o LED interior lights
o MOMO Shift Knob
o STI Limited Hazard Switch
o Black Plasti-dip’d Center Console

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Old 01-18-2013, 11:07 PM   #52
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Hampton,VA<->Manch.,NH
2007 WRX STi


Hey everyone. My name is Adrien, and I'm a Senior Airman in the Air Force, putting on SSgt when I get to my deployment. Came in back in 2009 as a Security Forces member and progressed from there to become a Military Working Dog Handler. Right now I am driving a 2007 STi, and it is my third WRX/STi. First was a 2006 WRX in aspen white, then a sonic yellow WRX wagon, and now an OBP STi. Now on to the good stuff.

• COBB AccessPort w/ EQ Tuning Stage 2 Roadtune
• APS 3" TBE w/ red Kartboy Hangers
• APS 65mm CAI
• Hallman MBC
• Element Tuning Competion Catch Can
• 1 Step Colder Plugs
• Cobb lightweight pulley
• Grimmspeed 38mm MV-S EWG
• Walbro Fuel Pump
• AMS small battery kit
• Aquamist HSF-6
• Custom Howerton Engineering Aquamist trunk tank
• AMR 2" Race Header
• TGV deletes
• Aeromotive fuel rails
• Aeromotive FPR
• GMS inlet
• GMS MAF tube

• Kartboy Short Shifter
• TIC front & rear shifter bushings
• Group N Transmission Mount
• Group N Engine Mounts
• TiC Rear Klunk Killer bushing package
• RPS Max Clutch Street Disc

• RCE T2 coilovers
• Vorshlag camber plates
• Group N rear tops
• Cusco Front & Rear Sway Bars
• Whiteline Rear Endlinks
• Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit
• M1 Fabrication subframe

• Defi BF Gauges; Oil Pressure, Exhaust Temp., Boost
• Defi 3 Gauge Pod
• Pioneer AVIC-x710BT
• Lotek color matched dual a-pillar pod
• PLX AFR gauge and controller
• Aquamist gauge
• Boss Bass600 sub

• Cleared and painted headlights.
• V-Limited Lip
• KS Tech Scoop Delete
• Seibon CF trunk
• Stock BBS goldies

And a one of the best job in the world...

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:14 PM   #53
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: MI
2009 Impreza WRX/STI
Camouflage Blue


Hmm how about a double Bio then?

Joined the Army in 2006, been in 6 years, doesn't seem it though, I've done 2 tours to Iraq, and am still going strong. Returned from my first deployment and bought a 2008 WRX, last one on the lot, liked it so much, that I decided to upgrade to a 2009 STI. Since then I've earned alot of grey hair over the car, but in the end I feel I have built something unique that reflects myself quite well. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I never fault them for that, I learned when I first bought the STI and felt the hate from other brands that people were not going to appreciate the things I did to it, so I like to think I've climbed above the trivial hate from others, and instead of hating all brands and cars not like mine, I instead appreciate all makes and models, because of the enthusiast that owns the car and tries to display their personality through it. Anyways on to the car.

It started out as a base model STI, no fogs, no BBS, no NAVI, I had my "I got a new car but I know nothing about subarus so I'm just going to throw parts at it and drive it like a D-bag" phase, and have since been working towards building a proper daily driven street terror, which it is just about there. Hope you enjoy.


Rally Armor Urethane Mudflaps
Painted and cleared Headlights
Painted Tail Lights
Sports Grille
Hella Supertones (Blue)
Sebion CW CF Hood
Blacktop Aero Replacement CF 2stage Wing
BlackTop Aero Type VR Carbon Fiber Front Lip
BlackTop Aero Carbon Fiber Side Steps
BlackTop Aero Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
STI Plate Delete
Front lower Grillcraft Grille
Multi-Color LED front turn signals
License Plate LED Bulbs
XXR 522 18x9.5+20 chromium black
Black Locking Lugnuts


SPT Boost Gauge
Perrin Short Shifter w/Bushings
Pioneer In Dash Navi


Ingen CAI
Nvidia Q300 Exhaust Turbo Back Titanium Tipped
Cobb Blow-Off Valve
ACL Bearings
Wiesco Pistons
Manly H Beam Con Rods
ARP Head Studs
Killer B Oil Pickup
Killer B Oil Scrapper
Gates Race Timing Belt
Blouch 2.0 XT-R Dominator
Grimmspeed EBCS
Perrin Turbo Inlet
DeatschWerks 65c Fuel Pump
DeatschWerks 1000cc Injectors
Morroso Catch Cans
TGV Delete
Air Pump Delete
Stage 3 Spec C Clutch


Cobb Front Swaybar
Cobb Lowering Springs 7/8th''
RalliTEK HD Rear Sway Bar
RalliTEK HD Rear Endlinks
Perrin Front Endlinks
Megan Racing Front Strut Bar
Megan Racing Rear Strut Bar
Whiteline Chassis Brace
Stoptech Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Slotted Drilled Rotors

I would be lying if I said I liked every part I've put on it, but it's a journey to figure out exactly what I want and what I don't, things may be changed, it's a never ending journey....

Here she is Stock as a rock

and after a deployment and some modification here is how she sat for a long while, this is me headed to the Wicked Big North West Meet with VIPER-00 behind me (StreetSweeper North West)

I had been toying with the idea of changing the exterior for a while and after some design in a few video games and photoshop I decided on the proper pattern, and had Guardline apply it, and here's how she turned out, hitting up a JNA Performance show in the process...

Finally upgrading some of the pieces that the car didn't come with because of it's package, I threw Foglights and wheels on to it, however my lips been sliced in 2, and although Zipties do the job, they aren't really the best look for my car so no lip for now

And how she sits as of a week ago....

A few shout outs ahead

Thanks to Mod Guru for the best Fender Roll I've ever felt on any car.
Thanks to Guardline for continually fixing and tweaking your wrap.
Thanks to Outback Automotive for building my motor for me in record time.
Thanks to Force Fed Performance for the most recent work done.
Thanks to Eddy and Gino and Hector even if you guys hate me for the work and knowledge you've pushed my way.
Thanks to my brother for being the most resounding source of guidance through all my endevours with the car.
and thanks to RallyRacerXMedia for the most recent publicity surrounding the car.

Hope you guys enjoyed the car and my write up and thanks everyone who posted up for serving.

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #54
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Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Behind the wheel


SGG BENAWAY's auto X 2005 STi

Smoking some 295's

sniper mission in Iraq

I've been in the United States Army for 9 years I'm currently a Staff Sergeant and getting ready to deploy on my third deployment. I spent my my first 7 years as a sniper in a recon unit where I deployed as the platoon the company's sniper. I my unit received a very high casualty rate and specifically my platoon lost 9 guys in a single attack where I myself was injured and medevac'd receiving the purple heart.
Currently I'm assigned to special operations and deploying in 6 days.
this is my 2nd STI, I purchased my first STI after my first deployment and this one after my second. my car is pretty bland to the naked eye, but for the same reason I've gone to airborne school, sniper school, jump master and SERE I'm an adrenaline junkie therefore my cars mods serve one purpose.. To improve speed and handling not appearance. It's my "race car" I compete in SCCA SOLO and have wrapped up 2 region championships as well as a state championship, to include "fastest military" at the NC state championship held at Cherry point marine base.

I will also be featured on SPEED CHANNELS upcoming tv show " R U faster than a redneck"

2005 STI
378 lb/ft tq 325hp on a mustang Dyno @ Draco Performance
3in TBE

White line front and rear sway bars
endura tech coilovers 9/7k
White line bushings throughout

18x10.5 enkei's
295 Hoosier R6's

I'll try and keep watch on the voting while I'm deployed but hopefully you all enjoy my no BS car.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:38 AM   #55
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fresno, Ca
2006 Wrx STi

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Hey Nasioc, And Veterans.

Not gonna size in on the Dick sizing contest. Just stating SGT, 2 deployments, 11B1P.

Seen alot, Lost alot, Gained alot. I miss the service.

But onto my 2006 Subaru Impreza STi.

Mod list

Kartboy Shift Nob
LED White Interior Lights
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Sticker on back window (for the wife)
Autozone Locking Gas Cap

And thats about all. Had to replace some OEM parts compliment of Image Import Racing in florida, and great mechanic blkwagon here on nasioc. Mostly previous owner negligence. About to buy a rebuilt turbo, VF39.

I will infact try my absolute hardest to keep my vehicle Stock. I love the way it rumbles, I love the way it turns, I love the way it sits high so I can park over the curbs... I love the fog, the snow, the mud, the road. Man, I absolutly just love this car. Needs 1 more sticker, and maybe a roof vent, and thats about all. Say hello to my OVERPAID 2006 Subaru STi

Front fender needs to be painted as well all previous owner crap!


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Old 01-26-2013, 10:09 PM   #56
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Frederick, MD
1999 RSTi 2.5/2.0


I'm currently in the Army and Stationed at Fort Carson, CO about to PCS to Germany with my Subaru. I bought my first Impreza back in 2008, a 1999 Rally Blue coupe, which got me started on modding and everything. I started small and worked my way up the list of stuff to do to my car. Then about 2 years ago my Impreza was totaled after a snow storm when a minivan slid into my passenger side B pillar. I was upset that my car was totaled but I found another 1999 Impreza Rally Blue coupe for sale nearby in Longmont, CO. I bought the car about a month after mine was totaled it was already swapped with WRX and STi parts. Since I bought the car 2 years ago I've done a lot of work on it and just got some good photos of the car yesterday. I've enjoyed multiple SCCA Auto X and Rally X events and even a little Ice Racing that is offered out in Colorado when I have the time.

I didn't really give a short bio of myself at first. I joined the Army in November 2005 and I get promoted February 1st to E-6/Staff Sergeant. I have a wonder wife who has helped me numerous times with building this car, and 2 kids who love my car. I have been deployed 3 times in my 7 years of Active duty. I am a part of the Signal Corps in the Army and I love my job.


Here is my current list of mods.

Engine & Transmission:

Engine a 2.5/2.0 hybrid shortblock built by Suba.
11mm oil pump
Eagle rods
Cosworth oil baffle
Cosworth rod and main bearings
Cosworth head gaskets
Cosworth pistons
ARP head studs
Blouch Dom 1.5 XT-R 3" inlet 10cm housing
Extreme Turbo Systems TMIC
AMR 3" inlet
KS Tech 83mm Mega MAF intake
Motive Autowerks composite TGV deletes
Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors
Tomei UEL Header w/ 3 bolt up pipe
Invidia divorced wastegate catted down pipe
07 STi 6 speed w/ matching R180 rear diff
Subaru short shift kit and linkage
IxisConcept Hood Struts


20mm front anti-swaybar
24mm rear anti-swaybar COBB
DMS coil-overs 40mm street

Wheels & Brakes:

ASA KA3 17x7.5 wheels
Subaru 4 Pot up front
Brembo 2 Pot rear DBA 4000 rotors


02 WRX dash and console.

'05 WRX front seats
STi floor mats
TWM white hybrid shift knob
Stock rear seat


JDM STi Aluminum Hood.
Carbon Fiber Replica RB5 wing.
Foglight covers RBP with STi & Prodrive vinyls.

A big thanks to all who helped in my build and tune:

The Boost Creep LTD, Suba Performance, and Defined Performance

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #57
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Mill Creek, WA
2006 WRX Wagon CGM
2000 2.5rs sedan STM


For those who don't know me, I'm Ben Kell, some may know me as Ken Bell ... I was first introduced into the Subaru scene 7 years ago when a co-worker (SnoCoWRX) dragged me down to Portland for Subie Fest 2. I instantly fell in love with the cars and went out and bought my first one as soon as I returned home. I have since had 4 Subarus starting with an 06 Aspen White STi, then a 05 Satin White Legacy GT, followed by an 05 PSM WRX wagon. I then changed up scenes a bit and went to a BMW for about 2 years. It just wasn't the same experience so I knew I had to get back into a Subaru, which is where I am today with my 06 CGM WRX Wagon...

I was not planning on doing much to the car except a few simple clean mods since this is my daily driver... but we know how that normally goes. One thing after another.. got bit by the mod bug! I have made some of my closest friends through the Subaru/car enthusiast community and love having such a close group of friends who all share the same passion. I have now had the car for 2 years and have made many updates to it, with plans for more power in the near future. Here is my current mod list. Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Wheel/Tire setup:
Summer mode: 18x9.5 +15 WORK VS-KF w/ step lip & 24k Gold hardware
215/40/18 Falken 912s
Winter mode: 04 STi BBS Dark Grey powder coat
Hankook iPikes

Stance GR+ Pro Coilovers
Stance Front & Rear Camber Plates
H&R Triple-C Camber Bolts
Alignment by Speedware Motorsports
Whiteline Anti-lift Kit
Whiteline Front 24mm Sway bar
Whiteline Rear 22mm Adjustable Sway bar
Kartboy Front & Rear Endlinks
Rolled Fenders w/ slight pull
StopTech Stage 2 Sport brake kit
Stainless Steel lines
Slotted Rotors
309 High Performance pads
Motul RBF 600 Fluid

Cobb Accessport Stg 2
Helix Downpipe 3" catless
Tanabe Medalion Touring 3" Catback exhaust (fully catless)
Paranoid Fabrications Alien Embryo hangers
Snorkus Delete

Evo 9 Recaro leather seats
Speedware Recaro brackets
V-limited urethane front lip
HT Autos Bottom line side skirt runners
HT Autos Bottom line rear bumper corners
04/05 wagon tail light swap
JDM Rain Visors
JDM Roof Rail Deletes
JDM Red Hazard Button
Black painted headlight housings
6000K HID headlights
6000K HID foglights
Yellow fog overlays
Cobb double-adjustable short shifter
Cobb hardened poly bushings
Kartboy Delrin shift knob
With roof rails on: Thule 696 Xpedition Basket (Plasti-dipped)
Alpine W-900BT Headunit w/ GPS, DVD, iPod integration, Bluetooth
Valentine1 Radar hardwired w/ flush mirror mount
AutoLoc one-touch up/down windows
18% SRP tint


Ben Kell

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:27 PM   #58
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: PNW
2017 Focus RS
Stealth Gray


DrnknZag's Stealthwagon

I guess it was only a matter of time before I threw my hat into the Top Scoob ring. I'm nowhere near the mods of most of these wagons in here, but I'll give it a shot. Hopefully some people out there respect the what I'm doing with my wag. IMO it's all in the details with my car.

I bought her new in the summer of 2007 as a graduation gift for myself. From the beginning I wanted something super subtle and nicely powered for a daily driver. One thing led to another, and here's what I've come up with. All work except the transmission swap was done by myself with the help of a bunch of local Subaru friends. From the outside one of the only ways to distinguish the Stealthwagon from her stock counterpart is the STi lower control arms & lateral links, giving it a much wider track. Gives it a mean stance while still maintaining the sleeper look. I tried to keep most other parts as OEM as possible as well. IMO, this is what an STi wagon should be from the factory.

6 years and 105k miles later, here she is....

-Cobb catted downpipe
-Borla Hush catback exhaust
-DOM Tuned (299hp/324tq)

-'05 USDM STi 6spd transmission
-'05 STi R180 & driveshaft
-Hybrid rear axles (Suberdave custom race)
-OEM STi clutch and flywheel
-DCCDPro Universal DCCD controller with OEM STi controls
-Kartboy STi short shifter
-Kartboy STi front shifter bushings
-Kartboy rear shifter bushing
-TiC linkage bushings
-STi titanium shift knob

-JDM YO V8 STi lower control arms
-STi lateral links
-OEM STi front sway bar
-Whiteline STi 22mm adjustable sway bar
-STi Kartboy endlinks
-Subaru STi Wagon Pink spring
-KYB AGX struts
-Rolled rear fenders

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:50 PM   #59
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Snohomish
04 WRX Wagon

Default Tyler Mayer's Wagon

Another PNW wagon!!
Hi, my name is Tyler Mayer. I have always loved subarus for as long as i can remember and I also love snowboaring. So i wanted a car I could get to the mountain and back. In September 2011 I got my dream car, a 100% stock 2004 WRX wagon with 55,000 miles on it. My only plans for it was lowering springs, wheels and exhaust, but I also got bit by the modding bug and lost control and can't stop!

Cobb Accessport (stage 2)
Cobb SF Intake
Invidia Uppipe
Invidia Downpipe
Invidia N1 Cat back- Fully catless

Red JDM hazard button
Bubble Shift Knob
C-Pillar Brace

Jdm Rain Guards
Ganador Mirrors
Ht Auto rear bottom line lip
Blacked out & cleared headlights
JDM Fogs-Multi Coat
STI Splitters
STI Hoodscoop
06-07 STI Diffuser
Front Lip-Painted
Painted WRX Sideskirts
20% Tint
Custom 'SOREXY" License Plate Delete
Roof-Rail Deletes
Rear Wiper Delete
Rally Armor UR mud flaps

BC Extreme Lows (14k/12k)
Whiteline Lateral Links (wagon)
Cusco Rear Lower Support Bar
Cusco Power Brace Front Member
H&R Camber Bolts
Work RS Lug Nuts
Work Emotion XD9 18x10+38
Federal SS-595 215/40/18

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Tyler by bthai, on Flickr

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #60
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lake Tahoe, NV
2005 Wide STi Wagon


Well I debated throwing mine in with these nice rides. Specially after Joe entered but **** it here it is.

I bought this sweet little 2005 WRB WRX wagon brand new in November of 2004, it had 16 miles on it. It was bought as a daily driver as I needed a car to get me around in Tahoe where I live, and get to snowboarding. It remained stock for a little while. Then started with a cat back exhaust (mmm rumble). Then an STi intercooler, STi Scoop/splitter, and springs. Then I got into auto-x and the snowball of mods really got started and has evolved to what it is now. It had been a daily driver up until about last year when the swap was done, only due to me picking up an RS to drive while it was down, then I kept the RS and switch between them for daily duty, and the wagon is now more for Auto-x and hopefully some track days this year. Mine is a bit different than most of the other ones posted so far, as my external mods are pretty minimal.

I have concentrated on function with my build, and started with Brakes/suspension then finished with the swap. It had many different configurations in between (VF34, 18G, suspension, brakes, etc.) Well here is what it has transformed into so far :

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon WRB

2007 STi Long Block Engine Swap
KB Coated pistons Std. Size
BC 625+ Rods
ACL Race Bearings Std. Size
3mm Phenolic Spacers
Killer B Oil Pickup Tube
Killer B Oil Baffle
AMR Cast Turbo Inlet
Cobb SF Intake and Box
KS Tech Air Pump Delete
KS Tech TGV Deletes
Grimmspeed Lightweight Pulley
Grimmspeed 3-Port Boost Solenoid
Grimmspeed Up Pipe Ceramic Coated
Grimmspeed Crossover pipe (blew out back to stock)
Cobb Catted Downpipe Ceramic Coated
Grimmspeed P&P Coated Exhaust Manifolds
Litespec Titanium Cat-back
Kartboy Hangers
KOYO Racing Radiator
Samco Radiator hoses (black)
ETS Top Mount Intercooler
Subtle Solutions Chimney Heat Shield
Blouch Dominator 1.5XTR Turbo
Deatschwerks 850cc Injectors
255 Walbro Fuel Pump
Crawford V2 AOS
Perrin AFTA-MAF hose
STi Intercooler sprayer (tank in spare tire)
Buddy Club Condenser grounding system
Prodrive Battery Tie
Optima Red Top Battery
Cobb Accessport V2
Pro Tuned by Mike at GST

2004 STi 6-Speed Transmission Swap
DCCDPRO Controller W/OEM switch/thumbwheel
R180 Rear Diff
Exedy Clutch
STi Flywheel
Kartboy Short throw shifter
Q-Rack 12.5:1
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Kartboy Front/Rear Shifter Bushings
TiC Shift Linkage Bushings
Group-N Transmission Mount
Group-N Engine Mounts
Kartboy Rear Subframe Outrigger Bushings – Race
Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount
TiC Tranny Crossmember Bushings
TiC Rear Diff Mount Bushings
WC Lathe Werks Shift Knob

Whiteline Front Sway Bar 24mm
Whiteline Rear Sway Bar 27mm
Whiteline HD Rear Sway Bar Mounts
STi Lower Control Arms
GT Spec Rear Strut Tower Brace
Kartboy Front and Rear End links
Msi Lateral Links
TiC Lateral Link Bushings
Msi Trailing Arms
TiC forward trailing arm bushings
TiC Rear trailing arm bushings
Whiteline Roll Center Correction Kit
Msi DSS housing
TiC FCAR Bushing
GT-WORX Camber Plates, Front and Rear
Race Comp Engineering Tarmac 2 Coilovers
Swift Springs 600/500 spring rates
Stoptech 328x28 Front BBK
STi Rear Brembo Brakes
DBA 4000 Rear Rotors Slotted
Stoptech SS Brake lines
Perrin MC Brace
EBC Yellow stuff brake pads front and rear
Motul RBF600 Fluid

17x8.5 +44 Volk CE28, Bronze with Dunlop DirezzaStar Spec 245/40/17
17x8 +45 Enkei RPF1, Silver with Bridgestone Potenza REO1R 245/40/17
17x7.5 +48 Rota Attack, Silver with General Arctic Altimax Snow tires 215/45/17
Muteki SR48 black lug nuts
ARP Extended Studs

Racetech 4009 Driver Seat
Defi Advance BF Boost Gauge 2.0 Bar
Defi Advance BF EGT Gauge
Defi Advance BF Oil Pressure Gauge
Defi Clock Gauge Pod
Valentine1 Radar Detector Hard Wired
Pioneer AVIC-D3
Boston Acoustics Front and Rear Speakers
Sparco Harness Bar
3” Sparco Harness Belts (driver and Passenger)
Simpson Belt Pads
Stainless Steel Dead Pedal
Subaru All Weather Floor Mats
JPM Coachworks Shift & E-Brake Boots
Sparco L575 Steering Wheel Leather
Works Bell Short Hub
Tekniq Snap-off race quick release

2005 STI Hood Scoop/splitter/shroud
Tein Hood Dampers
Cleared Headlights
Hella Supertones
Rally Armor UR Mud flaps Blue Writing
STi Fog light Covers
Subaru/Yakima Snowboard Racks

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2008 Reno Region SCCA 3rd Place Street Mod Class
2009 Reno Region SCCA 2nd Place Street Mod Class
2010 Reno Region SCCA 1st Place Street Mod Class
2011 Reno Region SCCA 1st Place Street Mod Class
2012 Reno Region SCCA 2nd place Street Mod Class

A few pics:

Wagon FTW! 12 wheels with tires:

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Old 04-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #61
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K-dogg, awesome ride!

I'll throw mine in the mix. Nowhere near as competitive as with some of these other rides. I just bought it last May with 38K miles. It was completely stock. First mod was a infant car seat as my wife and I were expecting our first child. The last several months I have been slightly modifying it. Its a short list, my daughter has taken up most of my free time and money. Here is the list:

Cobb STS
Cobb Knob
Infant seat

Ebay front lip
Enkei Raijins 18x8 Gunmetal
Generals all-season 225/35

Cobb Downpipe
Cobb Catback
Cobb Accessport stage 2

Tokico D-specs
Swift wagon springs

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #62
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02 WRX Wagon
PSM and Pink


My name is Tina and this is my very pink accented wagon. I have always been into cars but only got into Subarus when I met my Ex and he and I purchased this car together. I remember driving her home and taking the corner onto our street in third gear and uttering “whoa!” aloud. He said “See that is why I wanted this car!” I was hooked.

Now the wagon is mine and has been for almost two years. I immediately personalized it with Pink accents. I always wanted to do that with one of my past cars but never got to it. I found it so fun and easy to do myself. I dug into researching suspension and power modifications and have big dreams. They have partially become a reality in the last year. I cannot be any happier. I can honestly say that I am happy that this project will probably never be finished but that is the fun of it.

• STI Up Pipe
• COBB 3” Tuning Turboback Exhaust
• Zerosports Radiator Shroud (Powder Coated Pink)
• Samco Turbo Inlet (Pink)
• Flex Innovations Grounding Kit (Hot Pink)
• Snorkus Delete
• AC Delco Boost Control Solenoid
• XPT Internet Tune
• Sickspeed Engine dress up bolt/washer kit (Pink)

• Kart Boy Short Throw Shifter
• Kart Boy Rear Shifter Bushings
• Cobb Front Shifter Bushings
• Whiteline Steering Bushings

• No Brand Front Strut Bar (Powder Coated Pink)
• Ebay Rear Strut Tower Bar (Powder Coated Pink)
• Whiteline Front Sway bar - 22mm heavy duty
• Whiteline Rear Sway bar - 22mm heavy duty blade adjustable
• Whiteline Roll center adjust kit
• STi Steering Rack
• H&R Coilovers
• 15mm Spacers

• Rally Armor Urethane Mudflaps (Scoobies for Boobies Edition)
• Pink Glitter Super tones
• Debadged Hatch
• Hello Kitty STi Badge
• Black and Silver Fog Covers with Pink STi Logo
• STi Side Skirts Paint Matched Silver
• Roof Rail Delete
• S204 Replica Polyurethane Front Bumper Lip
• Rear Wiper delete

• Redline Accessories Custom STi Short Shift Boot (Black Leather With Pink Stitching)
• Kart Boy Shift Knob (Powder Coated Pink)
• 35% Window Tint
• 05+ STi Center Console with Matte Black Painted Trim (pink painted trim shift ring)
• Subaru All Weather Mats
• Dark Dyed Cargo Carpet to match front carpet

• Prodrive Speedline/Prodrive P7s (Powder Coated Pink) *winter wheels
• 18x8 Rota Formula Mesh - Pink (5x100/e48/56.1) *summer wheels

Electrical and Lighting
• Smoked Sidemarkers
• ATI Triple Gauge Pod (Pink Painted Trim Piece)
• Prosport 52mm Premium Electric Boost Gauge blue/white
• Subaru OEM headlights (Blacked Out)

• Pioneer 5" speaker (Rear Door)
• Pioneer AVIC-X930BT
• Pioneer 6.5 Front Door Speakers (Kartboy Speaker Spacers)
• Boss 10" Powered Underseat Subwoofer
• Alpine Amp

a year ago

stock suspension and wheels doing Auto x

Summer Wheels

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Originally Posted by Smurftastic View Post
Can we get at least one Saaburu in here!?
I will fulfill your wish....

Before I even started driving I wanted a WRX wagon as my first car. Being 16, at the time, it was not feasible. I began saving as much as I could to buy one. After driving my friends 92x to Wicked Big Meet and back to PA I decided to look for one. I purchased my 92x a few weeks later in June of 2010. The previous owner had put swift springs and O.Z. superleggra wheels on. I didn't plan to do anything else to the car. Then about 2 weeks later I found myself browsing for parts everywhere online and wound up with a collection of stuff to put on all at once. I put all the parts on myself with help from friends and I would detail it for days whenever I had the chance, it was my baby. It started to become exactly what I had envisioned after putting all of my parts on. It was MY car. On February 2nd, 2011 around 8 o'clock I was driving with one of my friends. We were on an unfamiliar road so I was driving the speed limit (35), as we were almost out of a very mellow left turn, the back of the car slid to the right. My instinct was to correct the car to the left. I began to turn the wheel to the left, not even a quarter turn, and I was sliding across the road toward a bunch of shrubs. Bracing myself for what I thought would be a small ditch and light damage to the car, I felt the front end dip down fast and realized it was a cliff. Front end first down a 15 foot cliff, into a small creek, hitting two trees on the way down, and then landed on the passenger side. I couldn't believe it was real. I didn't know how to feel and I just started screaming with anger. It was totaled. There wasn't much left to the front end, the hood was pushed up near the windshield, and both front fenders were bent. The whole passenger side was dented, scratched, and the windows were all shattered. All of this because my rear left tire blew out. I still miss it to this day. No car after will ever be as special to me as my saabaru.

2005 Saab 92x Aero. Arctic Silver. Cold weather package.

I can't find any pictures of the damage.

Cobb AP v2 Stage 2 OTS (hard-wired to obdII)
Gimmick Motorsports Cat Back
Ebay catless downpipe (group buy on here)
Grimmspeed coated uppipe with flex
Grimmspeed AOS
Mishimoto intercooler and throttle body hoses
Cobb shifter bushings
Cobb heat shield
Kartboy XL exhaust hangers
2011 STi TMIC (never installed)

Swift wagon specific springs
Tokico D-Spec adjustable struts

O.Z. Superleggera 17x8 et48 (summer)
Dunlop Direzza S0tar Spec tires 235/35 (summer)
Stock 92x wheels (winter)

Rally Armour mud flaps
Rally Armour Urethane mud flaps (no pic)
JDM Rain Guards (no pic)
20 % tint (no pic)
Rear wiper delete (no pic)
Yellow fogs
Rear fender roll
Black SAAB emblems
Plasti-dipped grill
STi Badge (over a debadge mistake done by a friend)

JDM STi 5-speed aluminum shift knob
STi front seats (no pic)
Subtle Solutions ashtray gauge pod
Prosport boost gauge
Plasti-dipped Dash

I only had the tint, rain guards, and urethane mud flaps for 4 days before the accident. And the STi seats for about 2 weeks. My next step was going to be injectors, turbo, tmic, fuel pump, and a tune from EFI.

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:32 PM   #64
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2006 OBP WRX Wagon


Alright guys I guess I can finally enter one of these. I'm Mike from Colorado, my hawkeye is my 3rd subie. Up until a few days ago I ran an instagram page called wagonmilitia. I was able to post many amazing wagons such as bak gwai, kteeo, ben kell, and more! I've owned my wagon for about 2 years and I love it.

Cobb Accessport v2
AEM Short Ram
Catless Downpipe
Full 3" Straight Pipe
DW 750cc Injectors
Walboro 255
E85 tune by Harvey at The Boost Creep
TWM Short Shifter
TWM Shifter Bushings

Lip got torn off a few days ago
04/05 Tails
Yellow Fogs
Yellow Brights
LED license plate lights
Painted Headlight Housings

Boost/Oil Pressure Gauges in A pillar
Blitz Turbo Timer
Bunch of stuff painted black
04 Steering Wheel
TWM Shift Knob
Double din touch screen
Full led interior lights

BC Extreme Low Coilovers

Rotiform NUE 18x9.5 +35

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:11 PM   #65
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Location: Canada
Sonic Yellow


My name is Frankie, I am a University student studying Marketing Management in Ontario Canada. Cars have always been my passion since a little child, and JDM cars have had a place in my heart ever since my dad bought a 93 FD RX7 when I was 16. I bought this car over a year ago in love with the fact that it was yellow and actually had some rareness to it. It is a Canada spec r1 wagon, to my knowledge only 35 wagons were produced in this color in 2003 in Canada. Car was just rebuilt and has about 300KM on it.

- Fully forged 2.2 stroker
- Mahle Pistons
- ACL Race bearings
- Manley Connecting rods
- ARP head bolts
- 850cc DW
- DOHC racing timing belt kit
- Perrin turbo inlet
- Perrin big MAF intake
- Perrin FMIC
- Exedy stage 1 clutch
- STI high volume oil pump
- STI flighwheel
- NHK spark plugs
- Stoptech brakes
- S204 STI Transmission
- FPGreen Turbo (Ceramic Coated)
- Grimspeed Catless Uppipe
- Tial 38mm External Wastegate (dumping to atmosphere)
- Vibrant UEL Manifold (Ceramic coated)
- Grimspeed 3 port boost controller
- Walbro 255lp/h Fuel Pump
- Flossy shift knob
- BC Extreme Low Coil overs w/ Camber plates
- Prosport Boost/Oil Temp/Oil Pressure Gauges
- Kenwood DVD/Bluetooth/iPod Deck
- Compustar Remote Starter/Alarm w/ Pager
- Forge recirculation valve
- Custom 3 inch straight pipe to muffler
- Work Emotion XD9, et38, et33, 225/35/18
- Vlimited hawkeye lip

sWAG by FranksGotDank, on Flickr

Front end by FranksGotDank, on Flickr

Front End by FranksGotDank, on Flickr

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:08 PM   #66
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Location: West Houston
2011 Impreza WRX


Hey everyone, I would like to submit my wagon. Known as the LegaSTi, she is a 1998 Legacy GT wagon bought for a few thousand bucks back in 2009. She served many years for me as a daily driver using the stock 2.5 n/a DOHC engine and 5-speed tranny. The Legacy took a backseat for a while and did the "daily car" routine when I purchased my 2011 WRX. But now both cars share my attention (and money) when it comes to modifications. But my Lego wagon will always hold a special place in my heart.

Help me show everyone that the older, larger "girls" can play just as rough as these new hatchbacks! lol

As with many cars, she has gone through subtle changes throughout the years, but as the Legacy sits now here is the current mods and progress:

1998 Subaru Legacy GT wagon, Rio Red:

-JDM Legacy GT-B Limited front bumper w/ beam and full light set up
-JDM amber side turn signals
-JDM rear middle garnish and tail lights (smoked version)
-2011 WRX wheels (pre-swap)
-2004 STi silver BBS wheels (currently)
-Full roof rack (because racecar)
-Dents and scratches
-Personal license plate in tribute to James May

-Full 2004 STi interior (in progress)
-Includes carpet, dash, middle console, door cards, front seats, rear (yes the rear too) seats

-2006-2007 Subaru WRX 4pot/2pot set up with hawk pads
-PowerSlot front discs
-DBA rear discs

-2007 WRX shocks H&R springs (pre-swap)
-Stock WRX springs and shocks (current)
-(STi coilovers coming soon)
-2004 STi front swaybar

-2004 STi full engine/harness swapped over. (w/ Utek piggyback)
-2004 front end (hubs, control arms, etc.)
-Custom (to length) magnaflow exhaust

-2004 STi 6-speed w/ DCCD
-2004 Full rear end
-1998 4EAT legacy driveshaft

Forgive me if I missed anything, but the car is pretty much 95% 2004 STi. All work done at TNA Performance , thanks for putting up with this challenge! Now for the pictures, please note that pics with the 2011 WRX wheels are before the swap. Pictures with the 2004 STi BBS's are after the swap. Also thanks to all my friends who helped at Central Houston Car Meets.

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Old 04-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #67
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2005 MPS Wagon HTA35
Domtuned Stage $$$$$


I always seem to find out about these things when it's too late, but hopefully I can still play...

Introductions first... I'm Leon and I'm a Subaholic... (You: Hi, Leon...)

I bought the wagon with 500 miles on the ODO in 2005, and within a week I had new rims, and to say that it escalated from there would be an understatement...

It all started with a VF34, STi TMIC and STi pink injectors, then a year and a half later, the hunger for more power started to manifest itself.

So I ended up buying a salvaged STi with 1500 miles on the ODO and had Steve @ Aerosim spend countless hours swapping the whole STi into the wagon.

Then an FP Green with FMIC and then I met Dom @ MPS and that really got the ball rolling... Me being a shopaholic, combined with Dom's passion for trying new things seemed to result in a perfect combo!

Then at A West Coast Subaru Show, Johann Ave and I got to talking and the topic of tire width limitations on the wagon's came up. By that time the car had more than 500 AWHP, yet I was still rolling around on 235's...
He wanted to do another Widebody wagon, as he had had one himself, but this time, he wanted to do an OEM look, and fully welded panels. He made me an offer I could not refuse, so now I can run 17x9.5 rims with 255's

And now the latest incarnation of the car has turned it into a track car, as it's currently getting a full cage welded in... No.way.back...
I always say that I just happen to run into the right people at the right time, making lifelong friends and allowing me to step up my game along the way.

I could not have built this car without them! (Dom, Craig and Dave @ MPS, Wayne @ VTR, Steve @ Aerosim, Johann Ave, William @ TSSFab).

Since I can only upload 5 pics, please check my build thread here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2076504

Base: Complete salvaged 05 STi swap in a wagon body. (yes everything ) Swap done by Steve at Aerosim Research in Costa Mesa, CA !


• Beatrush Carbon Brake Ducts
• Custom Painted Seibon Carbon Fiber Hatch
• Custom Painted Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood
• Hella Supertones
• JDM STi Side Markers
• Kaminari Aerodynamics Carbon Front Air Dam
• Kaminari Aerodynamics Carbon Front Splitter
• Kaminari Aerodynamics Carbon Rear Apron
• Kaminari Aerodynamics Carbon Side Strakes
• Oswald Performance rear lightweight bumper beam with Rennen rear tow hook
• STi Fenders and liners
• STi Bumper cover
• Subtle Solutions STi license plate delete
• VTR Tint (50% front, Limo rear)


• Cobb adjustable rear swaybar bracket
• Covert Performance front subframe
• Ground Control Front Camber/ Caster Plates
• Group-N Bushings everywhere
• Kartboy Endlinks F+R
• Kartboy Rear Subframe Outrigger Bushings (Race)
• MSI Rear Subframe
• MSI Trailing Arms
• Oswald Performance Rear Triangle Brace
• Perrin P.S.R.S.
• Q-rack 11.5:1 steering rack
• RaceComp Engineering Tarmac 2 coilovers with swift coilover springs 600 F/ 500 R
• RaceComp Engineering 25.5mm swaybars F+R
• TSSFab Rear Diff T Frame (www.tssfab.us)
• TSSFab Sperical Bearing Lateral Links
• TSSFab Front Engine Cradle
• Turn In Concepts Trailing Arm and Lateral Link Bushings
• Vorschlag rear camber plates
• Whiteline Balljoint Extenders

Suspension settings:

• Camber: -2.6 F -2.4 R
• Caster: 4.7 degrees
• Rideheight: 14" F 13.75" R


• 05 STi Brembo's, Custom painted silver with Girodisc Logo's
• ARP extended wheelstuds
• Beatrush Carbon Brake Ducts
• Carbone Lorraine (CL Brakes) RC5+ F+R for DD, RC6 Front and RC5+ Rear for the track.
• Cusco Master Cylinder Brace
• Girodisc 2 PC rotors F+R with custom anodized red hats
• Motul RBF600 fluid
• Quantum Super Touring Brake Cooling Kit
• RooDucts
• Stoptech stainless brakelines

Engine/head specs:

Maxwell Power Services 2.6L Long Rod Track Series Block:
• 2.6L STI semi-closed deck case (8.5:1)
• ACL rod bearings
• ARP case bolts
• Custom JE Pistons (102.5 mm)
• Fully balanced & blue printed
• JE Pro Seal Piston Rings
• King Main Bearings
• Maxwell Power Services shimmed STI oil pump
• Maxwell Power Services (Seanz) +2mm Rods
• Subaru 79mm Nitrited crankshaft
• STI Group-N Kevlar timing belt
• Subaru Factory engine gasket kit
• WRX water pump

RAW Performance (Axis) Signature Series heads:
• Kelford "B" 264 camshafts
• Custom hand porting work
• 5-Angle intake valve job
• 3-Angle & radiused exhaust valve job
• Ferrea oversized intake valves (+1mm)
• Ferrea oversized Inconel exhaust valves (+1mm)
• Ferrea dual valve springs
• Valves lapped into head
• Titanium retainers- new spring seats
• Subaru valve stem seals
• Shimless Subaru buckets
• Flow bench tested

• ACPT Carbonfiber Drive Shaft
• ACT Extreme street clutch and Light weight flywheel
• Accusump 2QT with 55-60 EPC Valve
• APS DR525 FMIC with Custom Crawford and Maxwell Power Services FMIC Piping kit.
• Braille racing 11lbs battery and mount
• Chase Bays Power Steering Reservoir
• Cobb oil cap
• Covert Performance Twinscroll manifold, uppipe and downpipe, Swaintech coated
• Crawford Performance Air oil separator and Fuel Surge tank combo
• Cusco tranny mount
• Garrett GT3582R with Forced Performance HTA 82 upgrade and Swaintech coated twinscroll 1.06 hotside.
• Grimmspeed Jet Hot coated side feed TGV's
• Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors
• JIC Spartan DE Type 1 (Bullet style) Full Titanium Exhaust
• Kartboy pitch stop mount
• Killer B Oil pan, Baffle and pick up
• KSTech 8mm Phenolic Spacers
• KSTech 83mm mafless CAI with K&N Filter
• Mocal Oil Filter Sandwich Plate
• MPS Side Top Feed conversion fuel rails
• P&L braided Power steering line
• Setrab 19 row oil cooler with custom Top Mount Brackets.
• Synapse Engineering Synchronic BOV VTA
• TIGWerks solid motor mounts
• Vi-Pec V88 EMS

Fuel Setup:

• Aeromotive A1000 Fuel Pressure regulator
• Bosch 044 Motorsport External Fuel pump
• Crawford Performance Air Oil Separator Fuel Surge tank Combo
• Golan Fuel filter
• Startlite Fuel hose
• Wallbro 255 In tank fuel pump
• Zeitronix Ethanol Content Analyzer with Siemens Sensor


• Complete Customs Full Welded Roll Cage with BSCI FIA 8857-2001 Type A Homologated Roll Cage Padding
• DAMD Round, red sitch JDM steering wheel
• GFB STi Super Short Shifter (with all the Kartboy bushings)
• PDE rally pedals
• Planted Aluminum Seat Brackets
• RaceTech (TRS) Magnum Ultralite 6pt harness with OEM seatbelt still working (Driver)
• Schroth Profi III-6 6pt harness with OEM seatbelt still working (Passenger)
• Sparco Circuit seat (Driver)
• Sparco Pro2000 seat (Passenger)
• Subtle Solutions Ashtray gauge bezel
• Turn in Concepts shifter bushing kit
• WC Lathe werks Stainless steel sphere shift knob with 2.5” extension


• Enkei RPF 1 Silver 17x9.5 +38 with 255/40/R17 Hankook RS-3 (Street)
• Enkei RC-T4 White 18x9 +35 with 245/40/R18 Toyo R888 (Track)

With all of this it was tuned by Dominic at http://www.maxwellpowerservices.com/ and it puts down 562 AWHP and 503 AWTQ

Some pics:

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Old 04-16-2013, 12:33 AM   #68
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2002 98sti 5spd VF48
Wagon 01G PSM

Default 2002 Wrx 4eat

Lots of hard wagons to follow, but here goes nothing! Lets hope some members can appreciate hard work and a simple/clean bugeye wagon.

So hello everyone! My name is Tyler and I have been a long time lurker ever since sitting in a 2004 Sti on the show room floor. I was fortunate enough roughly 3 years ago to purchase a beautiful WRX Wagon for a great price. I can honestly say this car will never leave my possession, Bugeye FTW!

- backround info -

My car started its journey with me bone stock and daily driven by a 70yr old who was the original owner. I picked it up with only 40thousand miles on it back in 2010. Currently she sits at 95thousand miles and still going strong! I did tons of research before I bought my car and read as much about them as I could. My first mod was taking out the intake elbow (in the fender) and modded it to be and elbow without the noise baffle. I loved how I could hear the intake more and I was mod hooked! I think purchased a DC sports catback ehaust on ebay, along with a set of Prodrive P1's.

While I loved the exhaust note, I couldnt stand the drone inside the cabin and quickly traded the exhaust for a Apexi WS2 exhaust. Along with painting my wheels gunmetal, and purchasing a JNA front lip. I then decided to drop my car on Tein S-techs (I know, but I wanted low ) So the car stayed like that for a good amount of time, until I got the itch to have more power! So I did what everyone else does, I bought a cobb AP V1, Prodrive up-pipe, and invidia V2 downpipe and went stage 2! It was a great feeling and awesome improvement. After about 1 yr of that I decided to do some more work on the engine.

I contacted Geoff (Arson9) on here who is a local tuner, and we sat down and wrote a list of parts to buy for my car that are everywhere from performance mods to "safety" mods. After making the list and having him order the parts brand new, and me getting some parts off of Nasioc threads the "Mini" build began! After everything was on Geoff tuned it and threw it on the dyno for a couple quick pulls, currently she puts down around 285whp on a mustang dyno. I unfortunatly dont have any dyno sheets to back up the claim but with the parts list below, she can easily hit 300whp if given the proper dyno time.

She currently sits with the same mods and power from that build since June last year. I hope you all enjoy my car, and the rambling that I might have done in the above paragraphs

Onto some pictures!

- (*location, and photoshoot were a quick job, better locations and pictures will come later on if permitted to replace these*)










Hope you all enjoyed my entry!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #69
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2016 Crosstrek


I know its a Saab but it was built by Subaru and has a Subaru VIN. I have worked hard on it and love it.

I previously owned an 04 WRX, 06 Legacy, 06 Impreza, 00 RS Sedan. I wanted to get something a little different but still came with the flat 4 and AWD. I remember the 9-2x was a Subaru at heart but only made for 2 year and would not be too common so I began what i thought was going to be a long search to find one.

After about 3 months of looking I finally found a 2005 Desert Silver Aero in Port St. Lucie, FL. I picked up the bone stock Aero and a lightly used Cobb TBE and AccessPort from another person on December 26, 2011. After that the rest is history and you see below how she sits now and the list of things done to her. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Engine/ Performance:
-Cobb 3" turbo back exhaust (Vband downpipe-midpipe with 2.5" section replaced w/ 3")
-Cobb SF intake
-Cobb post MAF
-Cobb turbo heat shield
-Cobb blue light weight crank pulley
-Cobb AccessPORT flash to HWG stage 2
-Cobb blue battery tie down
-Cobb blue oil cap
-STi 1.3 bar radiator cap
-STi TMIC w/ 06 STi splitter
-APS replica y-pipe PnP'd
-TurboSmart y-pipe elbow
-05 STi A/C line
-Invidia uppipe
-Re-purposed 2005 WRX windshield washer reservoir :-)

-Cobb lowering springs
-Cobb rear sway bar
-Paranoid Fabrications 1/4" butt spacers
-Cusco front strut tower bar
-STi rear strut tower bar w/ custom quick releases
-Whiteline solid front endlinks
-Whiteline solid rear endlinks
-TiC clunk kill comfort bushings

-Cobb double adjustable short throw
-Cobb front shifter stay bushings
-Cobb rear shifter stay bushing
-STi pitch stop
-TiC tranny crossmember bushings

-Stock for now but 300zx/H6 brakes in the work

-DDM tuning 6000k headlight HID's
-DDM tuning 3000k foglight HID's
-Black rally pig badges
-Blacked out "9-2x" and "Aero" badges
-Subaru OEM roof rack powdered crinkle black
-Subaru OEM aero cross bars
-Powder coated wiper arms gloss black
-LED's for parking & tag lights
-STi rear diffuser
-Hella rear fog light
-Gloss black vinyl wrapped roof
-Gloss black vinyl wrapped hood scoop inlet

-05 STi gauge cluster
-05 STi gauge cluster harness
-07 STi headunit and AUX port w/ red LED's
-STi Limited red hazard button
-STi titanium key
-STi black floor mats
-STi shifter trim surround
-JDM Auto intercooler sprayer switch
-AUDM rear foglight switch
-05 WRX door cards
-05 WRX Momo steering wheel
-07 WRX front seats
-OEM Subaru auto dimming mirror
-OEM low arm rest
-Cobb blue delrin shift knob
-Defi Red Racer boost gauge custom mounted in drivers vent
-Evo8 white clock
-HVAC red LED modded
-Red LED modded door buttons
-Subaru trunk liner mat
-Grey micro suede headliner/ sunroof slide
-LED lighting for dome, map lights & trunk
-Get moar G's antenna topper (Subaru Promo thing)

Wheels/ Tires:
-2004 STi BBS's | 17x7.5 +53
Custom powder coated Gloss black with gold flakes | Work black valve stems
-Nexen N3000 (225/45)

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Old 04-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #70
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Fort Leonard Wood, MO
2008 FXT Sports


My entry:

Here is my 08 FXT Sports. This is my daily driver. I am going to my first autocross this weekend, and will be getting an EWG and E85 tune in the coming months.

SPT heatshield
Cobb AccessPort
Cobb Intake
Samco Post-MAF
Perrin turbo inlet
Grimmspeed EBCS
Process West TMIC with splitter and DEI gold foil
DW 850's
PNP 06 STi intake manifold
PNP throttle body
TiC Composite TGV Deletes
Air Pump delete
Tomoika catless DP
Cobb Uppipe (latest revision)
Unknown Catback (will update)
Mishimoto Radiator
Grimmspeed 160 degree Thermostat
STi Radiator Cap
All the SPT accessories
Group N motor mounts
Group N Dog Bone
Group N Transmission Mount

BC BR Coilovers
Whiteline Endlinks
Whiteline Rear Sway

Wheels, tires, brakes:
18x9.5 +40 Enkei NT03+M
255/35/28 Potenza RE760
10mm spacers in front
ARP studs in the front
04 STi Brembo's
EBC Slotted and dimpled rotors
Goodridge Stainless steel lines

JDM STi Front seats
STi Steering wheel
07 STi cluster (fully functional)
HKS turbo timer
STi dimmer roller
STi IC sprayer button

JDM STi hood scoop
Lamin-X on:
door sills
door handles
roof and wing
EURO Spec Cross bars
35% front tint
25% rear

Audio, Video:
Pioneer double DIN
Upgraded door speakers (no idea on brand)
Dynamat on every door and the hatch
All LED lights
6000k DDM Tuning HID Low Beams

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #71
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Member#: 53022
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: B-ham WA
1999 Top Scoob Lego
08 Lego 3.0R Flared


This prolly dosen't qualify since I am currently changing the direction of this project but I am a big Fan of Top Scoop and I don't want to wait for a Forester one..

The car used to be a buddies of mine. About 5 years ago after my wagon was killed. I bought an 03 Wagon to rebuild it. Since I still had all the go fast bits out of my wagon I sold and installed all the parts into this Forester. My buddy drove it around for a long time trouble free and it was very dependable. Recently he decided it was time for him to swap up to an STi. He wanted something stock and fast so I offered to buy his Forester to use as my dedicated Auto X/ Track Car.


2006 STi Long Block
CP 10:0 Comp Pistons Standard Bore
Brian Crower H Beam Rods
Fully Balanced (crank, pustons, rods, pulley, flywheel, clutch)
ARP Headstuts
Brian Crower Street Cams
Gates Timing Belt
Unorthodox Alternator Pulley
Unorthodox P/S Pulley
Agency Power Crank Pulley
OBX Oil Cooler Sandwitch Plate
Custom Billet Soild Motor Mounts (1" Engine Drop)
Drag Spec Oil Catch Can
Vibrant Performance Oil Breather Extraction Fitting
Accusump 4qt System Manual Valve
Accessport w/ Map Conversion
AEM Map Sensor
AEM AIT Sensor

Turbo/ Intercooler/ Intake/ Exhaust:

Custom V-Mount Intercooler/ Radiator Kit w/ Intagrated Oil Cooler in Rad
Custom Behind the Headlght Twin Scroll Turbo Kit
Kauwa Racing Twin Scroll 20G with Borg Warner Barring Cartrage
Custom 3" Stainless Side Exit Exhaust
Custom Modified OBX ITB High Flow Intake Manifold
Perrin 3" Foam Filter


RCI 15 Gal Fuel Cell (foam Filled Plastic)
RCI 45deg Filler Neck w/ Flush Mount Remote Filler Cap
Custom Modded Intake Walbro and Stock Sending Unit
2L Aluminum Surge Tank
OBX Inline Fuel Filter
Walbro Secondary Post Inline Fuel Pump
High Flow Fuel Rails
Aeromotive Adjustable Fuel Regulator
Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injectors

Note: Everything has been converted to JIC fittings. The valve Covers have custom Weld-on fittings all the way down the heater hose connections. Only a few hoses are still standard rubber w/ crimp clamps.

-10 AN for all the Oil Breather Lines
-8 AN for Oil Cooler Lines
-8 AN for turbo Water/ Oil Return Lines
-8 AN for Fuel feed from tank to Rails
-8 AN for Heater Lines
-6 AN for Fuel Return
-6 AN for Rad Overflow/ Misc
-3 AN SS Oil Feed Line
-3 AN AVCS Feed Line

Drivetrain/ Brakes:

STi Ver 7 RA Spec C Close Ratio 6mt non-DCCD Tranny
ACT Proline Flywheel (balanced w/ engine)
Exedi Certametallic Stage 3 Clutch (balanced w/ Engine)
Agency Power Short Shifter
Girodisc Custom SS Clutch Line
Kartboy Front/ Rear Shifter Bushings
Driveshaft Shop Aluminum Drive Shaft
Perrin High Capasity Diff Cover
Custom Tuber Tranny X-Member
06 STi Hubs Front/ Rear (brand new from dealer)
Custom Painted Brembo Calipers
Girodisc 2pc Rotors Front + Rear
Girodisc SS Lines
Girodisc Tester Street/ Track Pads
Girodisc Anti Noise Shims
Brighton Non-ABS Master Cylinder
Brighton Non-ABS Low Pro Brake Booster
Custom Ran Brake Lines

Suspension/ Wheels:
Stance XR Coilovers Custom Powder Coated
TSS-Fab Front Tuber X-member
TSS-Fab Rear Tuber X-member
TSS-Fab Tuber T-Bar
TSS-Fab Adjustable Control Arms
TSS-Fab Adjustable Trailing Arms
Custom TSS-Fab Adjustable Front A-Arms
Custom Roll Center Adjusters
Custom Outer Steering Ti Rods
Custom Hub Mount Quick Steer Kit
Perrin 25mm Front Sway Bar
Perrin 25mm Rear Sway Bar
JDM STi Front Strut Bar
Custom Weld-in Rear Strut Bar
Replica Racing 17x10.5 +21 Wheels
Yokohama S-Drive 275/40/17 Tires
10mm Front Spacers w/ ARP Extended Studs

Exterior/ Chassis

Removed 90% of undercoating
Stitch Welded Chassis
Custom Roll Cage w/ Side Bars
Super Custom Lightening
Custom Gutted Doors
Custom Rear Door Skins
Custom Rear Hatch Skin
Lexan Rear Quarter Glass
Lexan Rear Hatch Glass
Extra Lexan for Back door Glass Included with Car
Brand New Front Laminated Glass Windsheild
Custom fitted Mercury Mariner Front Bumper
01 Forester Headlights (to use w/ Liberal or VIS Carbon Fiber Hood)
01 JDM Forester Grill
01 JDM Cleaer Side Markers
Custom Mirrors
Custom Super Rear Diffusor/ Underspoiler
Custom Rolled/ Stretched/ Spaced Front Fenders
Custom Rear Fender Flares


Custom Welded Racing Seat Brakets (adjustable for different people)
STi Dash
STi Cluster
STi Full Car Harness
NRG FRP Racing Seats
Bralle Lightweight Battery
Custom Battery/ Fuse Box Cubby
Racing Heating Unit
Prosport EVO Wideband Gauge
Prosport EVO Oil Press Gauge
Prosport EVO Boost Gauge
Prosport EVO Fuel Press Gauge
Prosport EVO Oil Temp Guage
Prosport EVO Pyrometer Guage
Prosport EVO Pyrometer Gauge (Custom altered to read Brake Pad Temp)
330mm Racing Wheel
STi Steering Column
Custom Rear Aluminum Floor Covering


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Old 04-22-2013, 12:23 AM   #72
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Member#: 253927
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Bloomfield, MI
2017 Ford Focus RS
Frozen White


Well foresters are allowed entry i see sooooo here: I think my wagon is cool so ill just do this for the hell of it, anytime i can get a chance to enter top scoob its worth a shot!

Ive owned this car for about 4 months now so bare with me, this is my second subaru, i used to own a 2003 MBP wrx sedan that was my pride and joy for 4 years this cars life ended with me rolling the car on a MI interstate due to me and my passager being cut off by someone in a sleet storm while i was still summer tires and it was 33 degrees and slushly ugh..... long story short i owe Subaru for saving my life and forever will own them for as long as i can. I knew the only way to get over a loss like this was to build something more unique and adaquit for my life style of traveling back and forth to school, biking trips and lugging friends and gear around with ease, while doing it in style and fast at the same time. Being in college its hard to do cool things to your car with budgets and no garage; Apartment parking lots on a College campus filled with broken beer bottles etc. it sucks. I bought my Forester XT off a 66 year old grandma with 48k miles on it bone stock it also has the 4eat buttttt due to low milage and a cheap price i was sold and started modding right away to return it to the glory my wrx was at, this wagon has come a long way in 4 months it serves as a great geat Daily Driver its fun and turns heads, super cheap insurance and i can fit all the Groceries you would ever need!

2004 FXT (4eat)
Grimspeed EBC
SPT intake
2011 STi top mount
walbro 255lph
Perrin tubo inlet
Perrin divorced gated DP
Perrin up pipe
BOSAL (spt) cat back,

Rally Armor ur Forester flaps
Custom light bar with 3 hella 700's (winter only Michgan can get nasty too lol.)

summer-FORTUNE AUTO, forester specific coilovers custom spring rates (8k/6k)
winter- stock fxt suspension with 1" saggy butt spacer

Enkei RPF1 18x8 +45 (gold)
wrapped in 245/40/18 DUNLOP sport maxx GT's

simple opensource ecu reflash, tunned by local guy

Photos- the WRX .RIP.

Winter mode-
and the grocery getter with my GirlFirends new IMPREZA sport.

well theres my build progress so far, by the end of the summer i hope it will have more goodies. CHEERS GUYS! and GAL's
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:40 AM   #73
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Baltimore
2004 WRX Wagon
WRBlue, of course


Max was dead.

My 2004 WRX wagon - bought off of the showroom floor on my 29th birthday - sounded like metal spoons in a washing machine when I tried to start him. I've had 6 Subarus, and this is the first one to leave me like this. That was in 2011 with only 106,000 miles on him.

He is named Max after the little dog in How The Grinch Stole Christmas that tried to pull that overloaded sleigh up the mountain all by himself... My Max had a stock engine that was trying its best to do way too much. I knew this, but I asked him anyway... go beyond daily driver duty and be my husband's and my autocross car...please.

Max earned both a Season Class Champion and Runner-Up titles in the Washington DC Region (WDCR) SCCA's Solo events that year. Max had come with a 1 year new-member voucher to the SCCA when I purchased him; now I'm the one of Solo Program's Co-Chairs of one of the largest programs in the country and former Regional Executive of the oldest Region in the SCCA.

Max was my daily driver... carting my two young children since they were newborns to and fro, and me... to work, to the grocery store, to WDCR's Board meetings, with the crystal, the one my friend since first grade gave me for my Sweet 16, hanging from my rear view mirror.

When Max's engine broke, I was heart broken. Devastated.

It was recommended to me that I sell him as-is. Instead, he sat in my garage for an agonizing year and a half until I could scrape the dollars together to resurrect him. And this year, that became a reality. Here are his new specs:

- JDM EJ207 engine swap (2.0L JDM STi longblock version 8 ) wired for AVCS
- Godspeed catless downpipe with a CEL-fix built in
- EJ207 version 8 stock downpipe
- Greddy EVO 2 catback exhaust
- Exedy Stage 1 clutch
- Lightweight flywheel
- Walboro 255 fuel pump
- STi intercooler splitter
- Version 7 JDM ECU
- Tactrix-based tune

- Perrin front endlinks
- Cobb hollow 24mm front sway bar
- Hotchkis 25mm rear sway bar
- Koni Single Adjustable yellows
- Ground Control camber plates
- Ground Control coilover kit
- Front springs: 7" long 2.5" diameter, 500 spring rate
- Rear springs: 7" long, 2.5" diameter, 450 spring rate

- Volks CE28 5x100 golds
- Race tires: 245/40/17 Dunlop Direzas

- Steel braided brake lines
- Hawk Performance brake pads

- HID headlights (conversion)
- Yellow tinted fog lights
- Rear rubber tailgate bumper guard

- G-Force meter (my Sweet 16 crystal)
- 2 Britax convertible car seats (including the Cow-Moo-Flage pattern)
- All-weather child-resistant floor mats
- Subaru boost gauge
- Grocery Getter cargo net
- Center armrest extension
- Cargo tray

That said, I think you'll agree with me that Max is no longer...underpowered.

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