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View Poll Results: Top Scoob 021, Semi Final Round !!
bigboy 15 5.19%
lil jon 19 6.57%
N'CTRL 61 21.11%
sick EJ20 74 25.61%
emsmap 16 5.54%
Yanos 35 12.11%
Quadsbc 19 6.57%
v7ps 29 10.03%
Claymra 5 1.73%
Chrisarella 16 5.54%
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
built to spill
Member#: 14145
Join Date: Jan 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Puget Sound

Default Bugeyes Royale Coast to Coast, Top Scoob 021 East (Voting Now Open for Semi Finals!!)

Who has the best Bugeye in North America?

Top Scoob is extremely proud to being you our second double header, 021, Bugeyes Royale, where we intend to answer the question of who has the best Bugeye around.

There are a couple of very important items to point out before we start so please read the following before entering!

021 is split into East versus West with the dividing line being the Mississippi River. Depending on which side of the line you live determines which thread you enter...super easy. You're currently reading the EAST thread fwiw.

We're limiting this round to members from North America only (No Internationals this time) but if you're Military and currently stationed overseas still feel free to enter by using whatever you consider to be your hometown.

Voting will be the usual two round eliminations in each thread followed by one combined East versus West showdown between the top three cars from both. Make sense?

From the title you can already guess that this round is for 2002-03 Imprezas only, sedan and wagons.

Your car must be a Bugeye so an 02-03 with a later model headlight conversion would be excluded.

If by chance you're one of the few individuals who've converted their post 2003 Impreza to a Bugeye then come join the fun. You've earned it!

As always please read the rules before entering and Good Luck to all our Bugeye owners out there.

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It’s easy to enter your car, all you need is a Subaru, a camera, a place to host pictures, and the ability to type a coherent sentence or two…

The requirements, as in you MUST HAVE the following to be considered.

  • No more than THREE pictures (that's the forum max) of your car can be posted in your entry thread, whatever you feel best shows off your hard work and imagination. Once the voting begins you are free to add more pictures. Bump away but try to think quality, not quantity.
  • A written description of your ride, the more detailed the better. We’re talking about more than just a mod list, we want you to share the story behind your Scoob. Tell us why and how you bought it, what inspires you to modify it, and what all you’ve done to it and why. Most important is to tell us what you do with your car...race, show, cruise, polish with a diaper, whatever.
    Think of it as your own magazine feature, the better you sell your car to the masses the better the chances of your Subaru becoming a Top Scoob.

  • You're more then welcome to start a campaign thread in your Regional Forum however the General, Off Topic, and Gallery forums are off limits to vote generating threads. If you already have a thread about your car in the Gallery feel free to bump away.

  • Trash talking is not welcome in this contest. If you need to tear down another competitor in an effort to build yourself up please do not bother to enter.

How it works
  • This is a contest, open to all Nasioc members that own a Subaru.
  • You must be the current owner of the car, no third party entries allowed.
  • Entries must be submitted to a specified Top Scoob thread stickied at the top of the Member's Gallery. The number of cars allowed is limited to a maximum of 25. Any themes or restrictions on entries will be clearly described before the contest begins. For example: GC Only, or Wagons Only, or 100% Bugeye Free, you'll get the idea.
  • Please only one entry per person.

Voting and Eliminations
  • There are three rounds of voting, Round One = 10 days, Round Two = 8 days, Final Round = 6 days
  • After the First Round the cars placing in the bottom 15 positions will be knocked out.

  • After the Second Round the cars placing in the bottom 7 positions will again be knocked out.

  • The final three cars will go head to head to head in a final poll to select who has the Top Scoob.

  • *based on our maximum entry of 25 cars. Knockout cut offs and the number of first and second round threads will be adjusted at the start of the contest depending on the total number of entries.

  • Votes are automatically reset to zero at the start of each round.

  • In case of a tied vote for the last transfer spot in the first two rounds, the entrants involved will compete in a 24-hour Run Off vote.

    If there is a tied vote for first place in the final round, a 72-hour Run Off vote will decide the winner.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:34 PM   #2
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Member#: 117384
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: The Burgh PA
2003 WRX


My Sonic Yellow Bugeye***8230;***8230;

Purchased back in late of 2005 it was stock for quite sometime. January of 2007 I went on a short 3 month deployment to japan and that's when I started buying parts. I picked up some exterior mods( jdm roof vent, jdm grill and fog covers) and then slowly did some bolt on stuff..just intake..full exhaust Cobb AP v1.

My car started getting most of its parts that you see today until I left for Iraq from January 2008 till August 2008. and ever since then, I have slowly added more and more and more to it***8230;

Up until recently the car was running great and then about 3 months ago I spun a rod bearing and out came the motor and transmission. The car currently it sitting at a friends shop awaiting its turn to get a full build with all the goodies***8230;

The reason i bought this car was because of potential. Plus having a rare color helped me decide on my bugeye. I wanted something that stuck out and from the moment i bought it, i knew i wanted to make it into a show and go car. i didnt know much about auto-x or road racing when i bought it..i currently do none of that..i enjoy a nice street car to get me around town and also turn heads.

Here is a link to my interior work done by JPM Coachworks!!! http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2036123

Here are some pics of what that car looks like inside and out, but first the mod list BEFORE I blew the car up:

- VF39 w/ external tial 38mm WG bolted to a custom Perrin Uppipe.
- Cobb spec 565cc injectors
- Cobb AP V2 Protune 283/287 on mustand dyno
- Perrin FMIC w/ blow thru w/ tial bov
- Perrin crank Pulley
- Perrin catch can
- Perrin Turbo Inlet
- K&N Typhoon intake
- GMS Radiator w/ GMS hoses
- Helix 3 inch TBE
- Tein hood Dampers
- Optima Red Top battery
- NGK AFX Wideband

- Exedy Orgainc Stage 1 clutch set-up
- Fidanza Lightweight Flywheel
- SS clutch line
- Group-N transmission mount
- Kartboy shifter bushings (front and rear)
- TiC pink cross member bushings
- 07 STI rear diff w/ 04 STI axles and read hub/knuckle/spindle assembly
- Perrin Subframe & lock down system
- Torque Solutions Drive shaft bushings

Brakes & wheels:
- Brembo brakes F&R w/ DBA 4000 slotted rotors
- Hawk HPS pads
- SS brake lines
- Rota DPT 17x9 +42 matte bronze w/ nitto 255/40 tire
- Project Kics lugs

- Tein coilovers w/ EDFC
- Cusco F & R sways
- Kartboy F & R End links
- Gt spec front lower tie brace
- Gt spec H-ladder brace
- Perrin PSRS
- 07 STI aluminum Control arms
- Prodrive steering rack bushings

- JDM headlights retrofitted w/ S2000 HID's smoked out
- JDM roof vent
- JDM grill
- JDM fog light covers
- JDM hood scoop
- Prodrive front lip
- 04 tails w/ JDM mod smoked out
- 20% window tint

- Prodrive Cluster
- Sparco steering wheel w/ NRG hub & quick release
- 5 Greddy SMI JDM gauges w/ data link ATI Pod & Perrin Pod
- JDM hazard button
- Pioneer AVIC FT-900BT head unit
- Sparco Pedals
- JDM Front seats
- JDM rear seat w/ pass through
- 04 STI ebrake handle
- STI blue carpet
- JPM Coachworks A, B, Alcantara work
- JPM Coachworks C pillar alcantara w/ seat belt delete
- JPM Oh crap handles alcantara
- JPM visors and roof vent trim wrapped with alcantara
- Suede headliner
- All remaining gray OEM pieces paninted w/ SEM vinyl Dye
- Complete 05 center console Swap.

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Old 11-04-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
lil jon
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Member#: 19044
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: ppg/GT-k450/EJ205/

Ok. I'm not a show guy at all. Never been into it. Just a go guy. Bought this car in SoCal San Daygo on release day!!!!!!! Daily drove it from Cali to where i live now in NY. Car has never seen a a garage. Car has been driven like its meant to be. Its is now becoming a full track car, as im pulling it off the road this winter. I decided to build a 100% USDM 2.0...I allready did the hybrid. That motor wasnt built right, so i went back to 2.0. It is all USDM.
Thanks to MSPT.

USDM 2.0 Bored over .20
Weisco pistons
Eagle Rods
ARP Studs all around
Phase 2 JDM Crank
ACL Race bearings
10 STi Oil pump shimed
BC 272 Cams
Super Tech Valves and Springs/retainers
Grimm Speed PnP intake Manifold/ GrimmSpeed Spacers
Gruppe-s UEL headers
Perrin Big Maf
850cc Injectors
Turbo XS front mount
Koyo Alum Radiator and Samco hoses all around
Tial 38mm gate/ Tial 50mm bov
UR Upipe and dump tube
Halman pro BC
Invida v2 DP
Greddy SP2 exhuast
Perrin inlet hose
Craven Speed Fuel Rails
and tons of arc bling this and bling that

PPG 5pd fully loaded and built my Andrew Tech
All Cusco Mounts and Billet Dog bone
ACT Street Flywheel/6 puck
Kart Boy goodies
DSS 3' Aluminum Drive Shaft

Blitz 18x8 BRW Profile 8/ BC Racing Coils and camber plates
Volk TE37 17x7.5
Wilwood 6 Piston super lite front brakes
Wilwood 4 piston super lite rear brakes
Cusco F/R Sways
Cusco 6 point cage with carbon bars
Cusco strut bars
Gt Spec Trunk Cage
Gt Spec end links/f/b
BC Coils/camber plate

JIC front seats <red>
04 Black WRX guards and rear seats
Custom PPG painted center console
AEM Gages
Cusco Cage
STi V7 Cluster
Momo Wheel/Detach
Momo Plates for floor
Momo shift knob

STi front lip
CWest Grill
Kaminari Hood
Kamiari rear lip
Jdm side spats
Mines Rep Spolier
EDM Headlights with Hidizzle

There is tons more, first time doing this so i know i suck, and i know there is alot more
This car did race at the two last Evo vs STi day. Best was 12.2 @ 117<---with a 2.1 60ft cause i had no clutch Im going back with the 6 puck to run my 11.5
Thanks to my buddies who helped me do all my swaps. Dave Brown tuned this to 380/350 not bad for a lil 2.0 and a 20g
THANKS TO BRANDON MERKEL FOR THE PHOTOS, And Gerry from MSPT For the building the motor and ADAM AT NO LIMIT!!!!!!!!!! you the man
ivy league spot
for some more pics and a smal write up before the build i have now

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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Member#: 29871
Join Date: Nov 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Long Island
2OO2 ~WRX~ Macadamia


Here we go...

I am the original owner of the car and have had it since January 2002. When I initially got it I built the car around auto-x so I first concentrated on suspension mods. The car eventually unfolded into what you see today. It has taken me on trips all over the east coast from Buffalo to Tennesee. I think I've built a fun all around car and I'm still very happy with the way the car feels in every aspect after 8 years. Even with all the changes the car has been through I still continue to daily drive the car in all weather conditions.


TurboXS Hyperflow V2 TMIC
JDM STi Pink Injectors
Walrbo Fuel Pump
K&N Typhoon Intake
UR Uppipe
Tial 38mm EWG
GM Boost Control Solenoid
B&B Downpipe
Borla Hush Cat-Back
Group N Engine Mount
Hasport Pitch Mount
Kartboy Exhaust Hangers
Lightweight Pullies
Perrin Turbo Inlet Pipe
Samco I/C Hoses
Samco Aux Hose set
Revitilyzer Voltage Regulator
EcuTEK tuned by Dave Brown/MSPT

Hot Bits DT2 Coil Overs
Cusco F&R Sway Bars
MRT End Links
Carbing Front Strut Bar
TiC Diff Bushings
Kartboy Shifter Bushings
EDM 4 pot Front Brakes
'06 WRX 2 Pot rear brakes/hubs
Racing Brake Slotted Rotors
Hawk Pads

Porsche Macadamia Metallic Paint
EDM Headlights
6k HID's
Prodrive Grill
Lamin-X Fog Light Film
JDM Spec C Roof Vent
JDM STi Hood Scoop
JDM STi Fenders w/ Side Signal
JDM STi V2 Lip (not pictured)
JDM Rain Guards (not pictured)
Seibon Carbon Fiber Trunk
Ureshi Rear Window Spoiler
JDM Side Strakes
OEM Rear Lip/Diffueser
OEM STi Limited Spoiler
OEM '04/5 Tail Lights
Hella Supertones (4)
35% Tint

18x9 +35 Work XSA 02C
235/45/18 Vredestein Sessanta Tires

JDM V8 WR Limited Seats
STi Door Cards
STi Carpet
Prodrive Cluster (MPH)
Prodrive Steering Wheel
Prodrive Hub Lock
Prodrive Harness
NRG Tech Hub Adapter
NRG V2.5 Quick Release
JDM STi Aluminum Door Sills
Custom Blue Suede Pillars
Custom Carbon Fibre material Headliner
Custom WRC Pattern Shift Pattern
AVO Gauge Pod
Mad Dad Gauges (not pictured)
WRC Titanium Shift Knob
Blitz Turbo Timer
Pioneer DVD Headunit
Mattjk Screen
Panavise iPod Mount

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Old 11-04-2010, 09:44 PM   #5
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Member#: 105596
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Baltimore, MD


Ok i'll give it shot, but if D enters, just delete my post please.

This is my 03 bought in nov 2002. I originally bought this as a dd then the modding started soon after and was hooked. I bought a beater so i could really start to mod and use the bug as a weekend/showcar. The car had a total of three different looks and eight sets of wheels. This is how the car sits currently and my favorite so far.

-EJ25 longblock

-Garrett gt35r .63
-Custom equal length header
-Custon spearco intercooler
-Custom intercooler pipes
-860cc Helix injectors
-Walbro 255 fuel pump
-Perrin fuel rail
-Turbosmart 38mm external wastegate
-Turbo smart blow off valve
-Mahle forged piston
-Arp head studs
-Cometic head gasket
-Acl race bearing
-Koyo aluminum radiator
-Invidia n1 race exhaust
-Custom oil catch can
-Samco radiator hose
-Sti motor mount
-Cusco strut bar

Engine Management
Aem standalone

-STI 6spd
-Group N Transmission mount
-Kartboy short shifter w/ front and rear stay bushing
-Exedy clutch/ Exedy flywheel

-Tein type flex coilover w/ edfc controller
-Rce rear camber plate
-Cusco front and rear sway bar
-Perrin end links front and rear

-Custom two tone paint
-Jdm STI v2 front lip
-Jdm STI hid projector headlights
-Jdm STI front grille
-Jdm STI carbon fiber side markers
-Jdm STI fog light covers
-Kaminari cabon fiber revese cowl hood
-Carbon fiber trunk
-Kakumei rear window spoiler
-Chargespeed mirrors
-Oem 3pc rear lip

-Bride stradia low max seats
-Bride brackets/sliders
-Bride custom door cards
-Bride custom rear seats
-Takata 4pt racing harness
-Nardi 330mm deep corn steering wheel
-Splash short hub
-Works bell quick release
-Autopower Race rollbar
-Defi gauges, oil press, ext temp, boost
-Defi control unit
-Turbosmart eboost 2 controller
-Hks turbo timer
-Pioneer avh-p4200 in-dash double-din
-Kicker 12'' Solo-baric L7
-Kicker amp zx 1000.1
-Kicker amp zx 650.4
-kicker rs series components

Wheels, tires, brakes
-Volk racing Te-37 18x9.5 +22
-Project kics neo chro lug nuts
-Wilwood BBK 6 piston front and 4 piston rear
-Hawk performance front and rear pads
-Goodridge stainless steel brake lines

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Old 11-05-2010, 12:30 AM   #6
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Member#: 159334
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Martinsburg, WV
2002 WRX
AP3,PPG, BW S256


Here is my 2002 WRX. I bought it back in 2005. The car was in very poor condition when bought. It didn't run properly, suspension was very beaten and the body was in rough condition. With much love and determination with the car, I built it to what it is today. My most expensive parts on the car is my custom built transmission built by Andrewtech Automotive and the body molding of the lip kit and side skirts. I have alot of time, money and pride in my car and love to take it to shows and NASIOC events/meets. Alot of you know me on here from the MAIC area so here is my 2002 Subaru WRX.

I have LOTS more pics that are separate photo-shoots of the car. So vote for me to see a bunch more pictures and information of my car! LOL

Featured last year in Mach V's winter section.


Some videos:

My Modlist:


IHI VF39 Turbocharger
CSS Front Mount Intercooler
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Modded Stock Injectors (Flow Tested 1000cc)
UTEC Engine Management Piggyback ECU
ABC Boost Control Solenoid
TurboXS Catless Uppipe
Bellmouth Catless Downpipe
Blitz Nur Spec R Exhaust
Spt Intake
Samco Radiator Hoses & Auxillary hoses
TurboXS Tuner Wideband Controller
Oil Catchcan
Kartboy Exhaust Hangers
Wrapped Piping
Mishimoto Radiator
Group N Motor Mounts

Protune by Jermaine at TurboXS


24mm Cusco Front Sway Bar
24mm Cusco Rear Sway Bar
Whiteline Swaybar Bushings
Whiteline Front and Rear Endlinks
BC Racing Coilovers
BC Racing Camber Plates and Bolts
BC Pillowball Strut Tops
BC Racing Damper Extenders


RotorPro Slotted Rotors
Hawk HPS Brake Pads
Painted Calipers


Wings West Front Lip
C-West Side Skirts
C-West Rear Lip
Version 7 JDM STi Wing
Projector Headlights
Custom Mudflaps
Painted Foglights
JDM STi Scoop
18 inch gun metal REV wheels
JDM Carbon Fiber Side Markers
Debadged Trunk
Hella Horns
JDM STi Grill
Auxillary Driving Highbeams
New Paint!!


SPEC Stage 2 Clutch
Vivid Short Shifter
Kartboy Shifter Bushings Front and Rear
PPG Racing Gears (1-2 Straight Cut, 3-4 Helical Cut)
ACT Light Flywheel
Coated Syncros
Group N Transmission Mount
Kartboy Rear Subframe Outrigger Bushings - RACE
TiC Subaru Rear Diff Mount Bushings - RACE
TiC Tranny Crossmember Bushings
Kartboy Subframe Botox Bolts


Sony Explode HeadUnit
Bostin Acoustics Mid Range Speakers


Carbon Fiber Gauge Cluster
Carbon Fiber Trim
Custom Leather Seats
Autometer Boost Gauge
Autometer Volt Gauge
API Gauge Cluster
STRI Water Temp Gauge
STRI Oil Pressure Gauge
Sparco Harness bar

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Old 11-05-2010, 12:52 PM   #7
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Member#: 24166
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
2002 V7 STI
Prodrive Edition replica


Here is my entry post.

Originally a 2002 usdm WRX, it was brought to Canada in 2004 and was right away swapped with a complete V7 STI drivetrain/powertrain, interior, suspension, etc. It was my daily driver until 2008 when I decided to make it a dedicated weekend warrior. I used to track it before that too but was still running it during winter time which I don't do anymore. I won couple of Time Attack championships in my class up here in Eastern Canada in the last years along with some AutoX championships. And by the way, my current daily driver is also a bugeye, but wagon.

I am not going to list all upgraded parts but it is basically a track modified V7 STI with the steering wheel being on the left side.
It now has OMP race seats, Sparco steering wheel and is about 200lbs lighter than a street STI.

On to the pics now!

This picture is from last year when I got 3rd place in the Rota wheels 2009 contest:

This one is from one of this year Time Attack wearing the practice runs wheels and tires:

And the last one is from a local AutoX wearing the race wheels and Hoosier tires:

And some more:

Here is a link to a video of another local AutoX event:

Ferg, let me know if it is ok for the video, if not I will edit my post, no problem!

And good luck to everyone, there are sweet bugs in here!


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Old 11-05-2010, 04:58 PM   #8
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Member#: 170415
Join Date: Jan 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Not in Japan but rhd?
2002 Hardware store
bumper clips, that is all


Well, I suppose I'll enter. Soo many baller bugeyes but I'll give it a shot. 3 years, 13 exhausts, 3 hoods, 10 sets of wheels, 4 sets of headlights, 4 front lips, 3 turbos, 4 trannys, 3 sets of brakes, 130,000+ miles, 21lbs of boost and stock motor.

Also Check out my Bugeye featured at http://www.fastwrx.com/

Junior tuned 332whp/298tq
APS Short ram w/K&N filter
Perrin Afta Maf
Gimmick turbo inlet
Greddy/Trust T518z oil cooled 18g
Tial 50mm
DW 650's
Maddad v2 ceramic coated/wrapped Header
Titek Up Pipe
Power Agency cat less Down Pipe
Perrin Dual Tube Cat back (summer)
Kartboy exhaust hangers Short(thanks JNA)
Walbro 255 FP
Hallman MBC
Wrx Radiator shroud
Carbon Fiber Altinator Shroud

2004 STI 6 speed swapped
R180, axles, driveshaft, rear hubs***8230;the whole shebang***8230;
Exity clutch
Spiider DCCD Pro controler

STI V2 Authentic front lip
STI JDM s202 full badges (sitting in glove box)
Paint Matched Side Markers
JDM Smoke side repeaters
STI JDM Black Headlights With S2000 Projectors, OEM Infinity Dot Legal Ballasts, 4300k
Hella High beams
PIAA Ion yellow foglight bulbs
2.5rs Hood/
Kaminari carbon reverse scoop
Thule roof rack with faring, 2 sidearms and a ski rack
OEM Painted Skirts PSM
OEM Rear Strake kit
OEM 3 piece rear lip
Chargespeed frp brake ducts, paint matched
Rally Armor UR mud flaps
04 STI Tail Lights
Roof vane Spoiler with DIY Zerosports inspired 'fins'
Wingless Trunk
Strobes (the good ones, not the cheap autozone ones)For the FD

Wheels and Tires:
17x8.5 BBS CH +30/35 f/r With Falken Azenis 255 40 r17
18x9.5 +30 Rota Torque 245 35 r18 BFG Kdw's
2004 STI Gold BBS with Bridgestone winters

Prodrive 330mm BBK with Hawk hp+ pads
Brembo Rear calipers
Goodrich stainless braided lines
ATE Super blue DOT4 Brake fluid

BC BR Coils
Camber plates on all 4 corners
Whiteline 24mm adj. Front sway bar
Whiteline 24mm adj. Rear sway bar
Whiteline Hardened Steel endlinks
2004 STI Aluminum Control Arms
Superpro Control Arm bushings
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings.
Whiteline Adjustable lateral links
OEM Trailing arms, boxed with Group-N/Superpro Bushings

Bride rep Low Max, silver back seats
Black Leather door cards
2004 STI rear seats
2004 STI Steering Wheel
2004 STI Shifter Trim
2004 STI Cluster
All stock gauges now RED instead of green
Autometer Carbon pod 52mm
Automer sportcomp boost
Custom painted Satin black radio, vents and cluster surrounds
Shaved cup holder symbol
HKS turbo timer (needed for oil cooled turbo)
Killer B Satin Black Derlin knob
Prodrive 330mm Leather Steering Wheel
Works Bell Hub
Defi STI Genome Boost guage

Extra parts
300 Ej2.2t
Arp headstuds
Ej257 long block
2004 sti shell
2.5i intake manifold
APS DR725 fmic
T3/t4 rotated turbo kit
Tial 44mm ewg

Time to build one of thoes motors and strap on the rotated kit!


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Old 11-05-2010, 07:29 PM   #9
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Member#: 197450
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Milford, CT
2003 wrx-grapejelly
WFC #309


Hey guys, I'm Vlad and I drive a carbon bronze pearl 03 wrx.. daily driven on the sh!$tty roads of CT. I bought this car from Kevin in May '10, became good friends now even though he lives like 1500 miles away lol. I was thrilled to purchase his car and had to sell my '99 swapped GC that was also my pride and joy. But I wanted something newer and to spend my money on something different. Since I've gotten it I haven't been able to do a lot to the car since I was unemployed for half the summer and now I'm a full time student at UConn so all my money that I get now goes towards gas and what not. Anyways, there were a few things that I had to replace for the car.. my radiator decided to go on the way to WBM so I bought myself a Mishimoto radiator as soon as I got home, all four coilovers blew lol so I bought brand new BC BR's coilovers and just recently got them on finally. I also got some extra goodies such as JDM rainguards, Ureshi window spoiler, STi V2 lip so I could go lower, and other little things. I was planning on upgrading the performance, but I really don't know anymore at this point, just want to keep it clean and simple. I do have a lot more planned for the car in the future however!

Here is the current mod list:

- Custom carbon bronze pearl paint (acura TL-S special edition color)
- antenna shaved, entire rear trunk shaved (wing & key holes)
- front fenders rolled and rear fenders rolled and slightly pulled then professionally reshaped
- EDM STi projector headlights w/kaixen 6000k HIDs
- JDM sti grille with pillar deleted
- JDM 02/03 STi hoodscoop
- Chargespeed CF brake ducts
- Greddy front lip
- STi v2 lip (about to replace the Greddy lip)
- Chargespeed v2 sides
- OEM rear 3pc diffuser
- 32% carbon ceramic tint
- JDM rainguards
- Ureshi window spoiler

- Alpine IVA w203 double din dvd player
- jdm s202 hazard button
- STi short throw
- Momo shift knob
- Omoni boost gauge

- BC BR coilovers with front/rear camber plates + rear extenders
- Whiteline 24-26mm adj front sway
- 18 x 9" +35 Rota G-force
- purple deevo racing lugs
- 245/35 bridgestone potenza re760s

- DBA 4000 series slotted rotors
- Hawk HPS pads

- Prodrive PPP3/ecutek engine management
- Prodrive turbo inlet
- Prodrive divorced wastegate DP (w/hi-flow cat)
- Prodrive catless flex uppipe
- Invidia n1 catback (straight-piped)
- Mishimoto Aluminum radiator

First pic is the most recent with a lower drop than the others:

- Vlad

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Old 11-08-2010, 11:59 PM   #10
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2002 Wrx


I was not sure if I wanted to enter at first but who cares, I am proud of my car! I know there are a lot of cars that have been entered/ will be entered in this Top Scoob that have a lot more done to them but hey, I love this car and wanted to put it in here anyway

I have had my 2002 WRX since FEB of 2005 and am the 2nd owner. I have always loved the Subaru WRX since I first learned about them. I was fascinated by the uncanny looks, and the turbo/awd platform. When I got the car I was young, and pretty stupid. I took good care except for basically bolting on cheap parts at it because I thought modding was cool... Back then I wanted to be slammed, and if that meant getting 200$ coil sleeves for my stock shocks that was fine with me

Then thankfully some things changed.

During college my lurking here on the forum became more of an educational experience and I began to think about where I wanted my car to go. I would spend hours reading tech forums and looking for answers to my questions. This meant for me ditching the cheap suspension I was on, the cheap wheels, etc etc.... After graduating college I was able to get off on the right track with my car thanks to a good full time job. My goal was to build it up well without spending an extreme amount of money...

As the car sits now it is in my opinion a great example of what a simple, clean WRX should be. As the 02-03 WRX has become less and less expensive because of its older age the sight of a riced out or poorly maintained/modified WRX is unfourtanetly becoming more and more frequent.

I hate this fact and made it my goal to try and stay on the other side of the spectrum with my car. I want it to always have a clean look with some parts that allow for a head turn or two as I drive down the road.

This car is not anywhere close to the most expensive build out there and never will be, but for me its just a GREAT street machine. My goals were to improve the cosmetics, handling, braking, and power on subtle to moderate levels. I wanted to modify it just enough to let you know that the car is far from stock but not so much that it cuts down on reliability, comfort, etc.

I have many more plans for it but here is how it stands now. I hope you like it and vote for me

4925438008_44ebfec0cf_b copy by ClayMarra, on Flickr

WRX by ClayMarra, on Flickr

wrxrollsweb72 by ClayMarra, on Flickr


Performance/engine bay

-VF43 turbo
-Helix catless down-pipe
-Helix catless up-pipe
-Helix cat-back
-Mishimoto aluminum radiator
-Cobb SF Intake
-COBB turbo heat shield
-Perrin turbo inlet hose
-Warlboro 255
-STI 560cc injectors
-SPT raidiator shroud
-COBB accessport v2 (protune from Epic Motorsports-284whp/274wtq @20psi)


-'Koji' style headlights
-3 pc. aftermarket grille
-Painted side skirts
-V7 JDM Hoodscoop
-15% tint
-GT SPEC fog light covers
-Prodrive replica front lip
-06-07 v-limited replica front lip
-Rally Armor UR mudflaps (not in photos)


-OEM carbon fiber trim
-05 Legacy GT shift knob
-2006/7 STi front and rear seats
-2004 STi door cards
-2004 STi shifter trim
-Prosport gauges (boost, oil press, oil temp)


-Tockico D-Specs
-Prodrive Blues
-JDM V7 Tophats
-Whiteline steering rack bushings
-17X8 OZ Ultraleggeras
-235/40/17 Hankook Ventus Rs-2
-Kartboy short shifter
-TIC shifter bushings
-Ebay front/rear strut tower bars
-Helix rear sway bar
-Kartboy Endlinks
-Whiteline 22mm rear swaybar bushings.
-05 wrx swaybar mounts
-24mm Whiteline front swaybar

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:19 PM   #11
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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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Old 11-29-2010, 03:04 PM   #12
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hey sorry for the delay here guys...bad combination of Holiday weekend and the release of GT5 has kept me thoroughly distracted

We're more or less ready to go...but I need Chilson0602 to pick one of his two Bugeyes to enter. If he doesn't by days end I'll pick one for him...wagon simply because those gold five spokes are beyond sexy on a white wagon.

So thanks for being super patient, thanks for all the awesome entries, and hang tight a few more hours and we'll get the first round going!

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:44 AM   #13
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So let's get that vote out...Round One is off and running!

Best of Luck to all our entrants
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:07 AM   #14
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Voted, and you spelled N'CTRL wrong Fergy.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:18 AM   #15
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thanks! can't read my own handwriting as usual
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #16
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MrSlowbaru, always wondered what CGM would look like on a bugeye. You have my vote!
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:56 PM   #17
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yay i got one vote from someone i dont know!!!!! I won in my eyes. yay

and thanks erol for your support buddy. bug eye mafia brother
and voting for your self is lame. Show the love for another person.

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Old 11-30-2010, 03:04 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by yankdanger View Post
MrSlowbaru, always wondered what CGM would look like on a bugeye. You have my vote!
he worked damn hard on it. i was there. He also put other people before his build. Thats why he got my vote. My car wouldnt be the car it is with out him!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:23 PM   #19
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OMG! Wow, I cannot believe I am doing so well. Thank you all that have voted for my car. She appreciate its!
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:30 PM   #20
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bumper clips, that is all


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Old 11-30-2010, 08:14 PM   #21
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Rad, i made more votes then i thought hahahah because Slowbaru and N'Ctrl are my uber close hommies. We have the same friends/tuner hahahahah

Good luck guys. Team Long Island!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <well really a cali kid>
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:16 PM   #22
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sick ej20 got my vote.. hard choice east coast has some nice bugeyes
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:02 PM   #23
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Placed my vote. So many sick Bugeyes in here, good luck to everyone.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:18 PM   #24
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Sweet Jesus I forgot how beast Robbies Bugeye is......
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:03 AM   #25
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wish i wouldve seen this a few days ago! but sick ej20.. you have a sweet bugeye.. you got my vote! good work man!
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