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Old 07-27-2020, 04:53 PM   #1
Chief_WRX
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Member#: 369934
Join Date: Oct 2013
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Gardner, Kansas
Vehicle:
2018 STI Limited
Heritage Blue

Default Chief_WRX's Weekend Warrior | 50th Anniversary HBP STI

Chief_WRX | 50th Anniversary Heritage Blue Pearl STI


I am back, third time in a WRX or STI. I ventured down a different path for a bit after selling my 07 SWP STI in 2015. I went to not having any performance cars, to a Focus ST, then a much anticipated Focus RS. I had the Focus RS until October of 2019 when I sold it to get an S550 Mustang GT Performance Pack; terrible decision. After only having the S550 for a few months, the bug bit. I really began missing the Subaru platform and started my search. After digging through the VA chassis and their updates, I was dead set on a 2018+ model. The car play and RA block in the 19+ didn't attract me to only search for 2019 and 2020. After a few days of searching I found something I didn't know existed, a 50th Anniversary STI in Heritage Blue Pearl, only 200 made, one-owner, 7600 miles and complete stock. I liked the idea of the car being an exclusive color, the silver interior stitching and seat belts vs red, also it being a limited with all the goodies. The price was correct, and they offered me a decent amount for my not so old S550 GT. Working for the government, I was able to complete the deal virtually, as I was stuck abroad because of Covid. However, the S550 needed to go from the Kansas City metro to St. Louis and I wasn't home. Luckily my awesome wife, who supports my horrible car switching habits, was willing to help; given her hate for the S550 Mustang, I knew she would be okay with it leaving. So at eight months pregnant with our fourth child, my wife drove three plus hours to St. Louis to pick up the STI.

The goal for this STI is to be pretty awesome weekend warrior and fun cruiser. It won't be driven a lot as I travel too much for work, and I am gone for long periods of time. My wife has her 2019 Expedition that hauls the kids around. Even when the time comes for me to drive something everyday, I will be purchasing a vehicle so the STI stays a fun toy. This journal is for everyone to follow along with my process of the build. Again, this will be slow for periods of time and pick up at other times.

First after arriving at home.


Current Set Up

Engine:
GrimmSpeed Dual Position Exhaust Hangers (Fixed the Saggy Exhaust)
Group N Mid Pipe Exhaust Hanger
SPT/STI Performance Exhaust


Exterior:


Wheels and Tires:


Suspension & Drivetrain:


Interior:


Audio & Misc:
Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector
Radar Mount w/ Wiring
Panavise Radio Mount Shaved for 16+

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