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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Purchased May 12, 2005
WR Blue with Silver wheels

Factory Options:
Short Throw Shifter
Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror w/ Compass
Extended Arm Rest
Turbo Boost Gauge
Security System Upgrade
All Season Floor Mats

List of Modifications as of June 18, 2009:

Suspension/Brakes:
JDM STI Pink Springs
Front Group N Strut Mounts
Rear Group N Strut Mounts
Titanium Spec C Type RA Front Strut Brace
Cusco Rear OS Strut Brace
Cusco Lower Arm Bar Type II
Kartboy Rear Endlinks
Cusco Master Cylinder Brace
Perrin Stout Mounts w/ Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings
Cucso V-Brace

Performance:
Cobb AccessPort (Version 1)
Goodridge Stainless Steel Coated Brake Lines with Motul RBF600 brake fluid
RS-R ExMag 80mm Catback
Cobb Street Downpipe w/ cat
Cobb Lightweight Crank Pulley
Group N Motor Mounts
Group N Transmission Mount
Turn In Concepts Holy Shift Set
Turn In Concepts Crossmember Bushings
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve (should this really be considered a 'performance' mod? lol)
Filtermag Race Series Oil Filter Magnet (another questionable 'performance' upgrade)
K&N Typhoon Intake w/ upgraded 7" K&N filter (part number RU-2800)
Grimmspeed Cross-over Pipe wrapped w/ ThermoTec heat wrap & ThermoTec Clamp-On Heat Shield
Grimmspeed Ported and Polished Factory Exhaust Manifolds
Grimmspeed Up-Pipe wrapped w/ ThermoTec heat wrap
Protuned by Dave at MSPT

Exterior/Engine Dress-up:
Cleared Headlights w/ PIAA Mirror Image Turn Signal bulbs
Red STI Intercooler Coupler
UK Spec Lower Grill Insert
JDM Ion Yellow Foglights (with PIAA crystal ion bulbs)
JDM Energy Absorber and Bumper Beam
Wingless 06 Trunk
Windows tinted 35% by Rich at Underground Tinting and Customs
Beatrush Alternator Cover
Beatrush Radiator Cooling Panel
STi Radiator Cap
McGard Black SplineDrive Lug Nuts & Locks (for stock wheels)
HKS Kansai Diffuser painted Matte Black (fins are Carbon Fiber)
Cobb Turbo Heat Shield
Cobb Battery Tie Down (Black)
Authentic V-Limited front lip w/ authentic rubberized underskirt
WRX side skirts
Bluebatmobile 3/10 tint on the reverse portion of the tail lights
No Name Brand Yellow High Beam Bulbs
Muteki SR48 NeoChrome Lug Nuts
18x9 +50 Volk RE30 Formula Silver Wheels w/ Limited 08 Center Caps
JDM Rain guards
08 STI emblems

Interior:
JDM Red Hazard Button
Autospeed Matching Dead Pedal
Trunk Cargo Net
JDM Automatic Intercooler Spray Switch
S204 Shifter Trim
OEM Subwoofer
Auger Automotive Shift Boot
Auger Automotive E-brake Boot
Auger Automotive Armrest Cover
Interior Flaire Red Conversion (switches, HVAC, door panel, keyring, ect.)
Defi Triple Gauge Pod
Defi BF Imperial Boost Gauge
Defi BF Imperial Oil Pressure Gauge
Defi BF Imperial EGT Gauge
Aspec Titanium Shift Knob
Kenwood DNX5120 In-dash Navigation w/ IPod connection






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The very first photo shoot...about 3 days into ownership...




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The Original Thread
I picked up my 05 back in May. I've added a few things since, Pink springs w/ group n strut tops, 18x8.5 polished/black ESX by Acero wheels, K&N Typhoon, and most recently a V-Limited lip. I also removed the Subaru badging from the trunk.
Tell me what you think...





 

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Amazing how a little lip on the front makes the car look a lot better. I love that V limited...Nice car. :cool:
 

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Looks awesome man :) ... clear out your headlights and i think itll look 10x better ... or maybe tahts just my opinion since im WRB too and mine are cleared already haha ... but looking good
 

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JDM Rear Skirts and STi Performance Muffler Installed Today

Installed a STi performance muffler today (the US version of the Genome, no logo on the tip)...install was simple...30 minutes tops with no help.
Also installed '05 JDM rear skirts, again install was easy, took about 15 minutes.
A few quick pics...excuse the dirty car.





 

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awesome STi bro...love what u did to it, especially the V-Limited. Funny how something so subtle can make such a huge difference. Again, awesome mods bro..hopefully if i get my 05 WRB STi it will look as good as urs :tup:
 

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heyitzkian said:
awesome STi bro...love what u did to it, especially the V-Limited. Funny how something so subtle can make such a huge difference. Again, awesome mods bro..hopefully if i get my 05 WRB STi it will look as good as urs :tup:
Thanks man. I like to keep things pretty simple, which is why the V-Limited and JDM rear skirts work for me...they add something without screaming out hey look at me.
 

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wdb said:
How does that exhaust sound? It looks great.

I like the rear skirts better than I thought I would too. I think your pictures help with that, very nice.

But what happened to the wheels? Back to stockers I see...
Sound of the exhaust is amazing. Very subtle...almost stock until you get on it...then it screams like a bat out of hell.
I took the wheels off because I couldn't deal with the scraping any more and I figure I'm going to pierce the tire eventually. The wheels are the wrong offset and will only fit on a stock suspension car. :tdown:
 

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alphaSTI said:
Those JDM rear skirts are growing on me. How are they held on?
They are held on with the existing push pin that you can see if you look under your rear apron, as well as another screw on the bottom and one on the fender lip (where mud flaps would go), as well as a strip of double sided tape running along the edges. No drilling whatsoever.
 

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DubyaSTi said:
Installed a STi performance muffler today (the US version of the Genome, no logo on the tip)...install was simple...30 minutes tops with no help.
Also installed '05 JDM rear skirts, again install was easy, took about 15 minutes.
Where did you get the exhaust from?
 
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