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New pic's of mod's on page 9!!!!!!

Hey everyone!! I got my car featured on Edmunds insideline in the readers rides!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!

Kristopher's 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX

New Pics on page 9

New rims on page 8 and post #4

NEW pic's of new '09 WRX grill on post 4 and page 7
Well, I bought my '08 WRX January 4, 2009. I went to test drive an '09 WRX and I was impressed. The salesman proceeded to tell me they have one '08 WRX left on the lot. I told the salesman that he would have to basically give the car to me if he thinks I'm going to take it. After about 2hrs of going back and forth, I walked out with a 100,000 mile warranty and the car for $18,241. I figured that I would be replacing most of the things that make '09 WRX what it is anyway. So, I bought it.

So, My goal is to have a sedan that will keep up with a STi. I'm also doing my best to make this car not look so plain. It also handled like a Cadillac, but with the suspension mods it now handles great. I'm not going too crazy with this car's engine because she is my DD. Onto the mods.

Engine mods:
1. Perrin intake
2. COBB AccessPort
3. Perrin Stage 2 Map
4. Invidia catted Down Pipe
5. SPT Cat-back exhaust
6. TurboXS 50/50 Hybrid BOV

Suspension:
1. BC Racing Coilovers
2. Rallitek Front 22mm sway bar
3. Rallitek Rear 19mm sway bar
4. Rallitek HD Front endlink
5. Rallitek HD Rear endlink
6. Cusco front upper strut bar
7. Cusco adjustable Lateral control arms
8. Whiteline Rear adjustable toe arms
9. Whiteline Anti-Lift/Caster kit
10. Whiteline Front Roll-Center/Bump-steer adjustment kit

Wheels:
1. SSR Type-Fs 18x8.5 +45 offset
2. Falken-912 245/40ZR18

Brakes:
1. 2006 STi Brembos
2. 2004 STi DBA Street-series Slotted Front rotors
3. 2008 STi DBA Street-series Slotted Rear rotors (Dual drilled 5x100/5x114.3)
4. Rear Brembo adapter brackets (fastwrx.com)
5. Grimmspeed Master cylinder brace
6. Technafit Stainless Steel Brake Lines
7. StopTech Front Brake Pads
8. StopTech Rear Brake Pads

Exterior:
1. Factory front lip
2. Factory fog lights
3. I painted the rear chrome piece on the trunk to match the car.
4. 50% tint front and 35% rear
5. '09 WRX Grill
6. DIY painted Flat Black rear diffuser
7. Vinyl Black overlay for chrome window trim
8. STi wing

Interior:
1. Pioneer AVH-P4400BH
2. Front DLS 6-1/2" 2-way Gothia Series Component System
3. Rear DLS 6-1/2" Reference Series 2-way Coaxial Car Speakers
4. Earthquake DBxi 12"
5. Old-ass Rockford Fosgate Punch mono-block amp (when they were still a really good brand)
6. Pioneer GM-D9500 4-channel
7. NVX Sound Dampening
8. Extended Arm rest
9. SPT Boost gauge
10. STi 5-speed shift knob
11. STi JDM NAV bezel
12. STi HVAC controls
13. STi Hazard Button
14. STi center console/shifter trim
15. STi Front seats
16. STi Pedals

Future mods:
1. Forced Performance 68HTA Turbo
2. Tomei Arms unequal Length Header
3. Either a Process West TMIC or TurboXS FMIC
4. DeatschWerks 1000cc injectors
5. DeatschWerks 65C (265lph) Fuel Pump
6. Protune
7. Side skirts and rear spats
8. Liberal Front bumper


Here she was stock.


The first mods I did were tint, the front lip, fog lights, and I painted the rear chrome piece.
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AFTER:




The second set of mods were:
1. H&R springs
2. Rallitek F/R sway bars
3. Rallitek HD F/R endlinks
4. Blitz BRW (Black blue matte) 18x8 +45 offset
5. Riken Raptor 235/40ZR18

Awaiting to be installed!!

BEFORE:

AFTER:



Close-up of the wheels.
 

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Update!
Here is the new SPT exhaust!
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AFTER:


Update!
I finally received my Invidia divorced bell mouth catted down pipe. My friend helped me install it yesterday. The turbo response is awesome now. I am using an PERRIN stage 2 map. It is truly amazing how much faster this car is now. Here are some pic's of the DP.
Here's the DP.

Here's what it looked like stock.

Who ever designed the stock DP should be shot. Look how much better the Invidia will flow.

Here it is installed!

Here's an engine bay shot.


HERE ARE THE VIDEOS






 

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Updte 5/12/10 MY new '09 WRX grill: I love it. What do you guys think? Better pics to come



Old grill



BTW: Here are some newer and better pic's with the '09 WRX grill.







NEW RIMS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Soooooo! Here are a quick few snaps (i.e. *****ty pic's) before the sun went down. A proper photo shoot will be coming very soon. I love my SSR Type-F's!!!! :ritz:







 

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wow! Great work on the WRX! Can't wait to see what you do next!
Thanks! There are more things to come!
beautiful
Thanks!
Looking good! Can't wait to see more. What did you do with your Si?
Thanks! I traded the Si in. As a matter of fact, The guy who bought my Si came to my house and left a note on the door asking for the spare key. I need to give him a call.
 

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Didn't care for the 5-door, huh? I don't blame you, it's not for everybody, but the sedan reminds me so much of the Saturn L-Series. :hiding:

Nice build so far. I've never heard of Riken Raptor tires.
 

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:dancingcoolsmiley::dancingcoolsmiley::dancingcoolsmiley::dancingcoolsmiley:very nice WRX Buddy. very very nice. I can get any parts you would like for your motor and suspension as well. Also I have the CAD design program behind me and I can design you a custom gauge cluster.
 

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Love the sound of that exhaust. It's mean.
Thanks. I love how deep it sounds.
The car looks great.:dance:
Thanks!
Didn't care for the 5-door, huh? I don't blame you, it's not for everybody, but the sedan reminds me so much of the Saturn L-Series. :hiding:

Nice build so far. I've never heard of Riken Raptor tires.
Thanks, The tires are made by BFGoodrich. I like them a lot so far.
damn nice wrx
Thanks.
I found ya on here too! :giggle:

96accord from Nasioc & IWSTi :rotfl:
Of course I'm here. This is my OG hangout!:vtec:
nice .....
Thanks!
:dancingcoolsmiley::dancingcoolsmiley::dancingcoolsmiley::dancingcoolsmiley:very nice WRX Buddy. very very nice. I can get any parts you would like for your motor and suspension as well. Also I have the CAD design program behind me and I can design you a custom gauge cluster.
Thanks.
 
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