This is my 2006 US Spec WRX STI. It has been modified to look like the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) 'Spec C Type RA' Using the correct parts Imported from Japan : 690KG Forged alloy Wheels,Front Chin Spoiler,Roof Vent,Pink 21MM Sway Bars,Hollow Aluminum Lateral links,Pink trailing Links,Side Cowling stays,Billet aluminum Dead pedal,Short throw shifter,Front and Rear strut brace's,Rear Spec C Badge & "Keep attacking the Nurburgring" Door Decals.
Some of the Non STI Mod's Include : Thermal Wrapped 'Perrin' 3" Stainless Steel Downpipe,Stainless steel Turbo Heatshield, 'K&N' Panel Air filter,'COBB' Lightweight Crank Pulley & 'COBB' AccessPORT set @ Stage 2 Engine managment. This set up get's an estimated 350HP & 385 FT/LB of Torque at the Flywheel :) ..It handles Amazingly well thanks to the All Wheel Drive & Is A Blast to drive in any condition Sunny & dry or Snow & Ice
...To all that have asked where the 'STI' parts were sourced there's LINK's at the bottom of the page to STI Japan.
Huggy Bear Style Window Tint.
Note Spec 'C 'Rocker Panels - Came Factory painted from Japan
Pretend Carbon Fibre Badge Looks Good >>
...Keep Attacking The Nurburgring!, 'R.A' stand's for 'Record Attempt' at the Nurburgring Race Track.
690kg Forged Alloy Wheels with Bridgestone Potenza's RE 070 of Course. (Same Tire Ferrari use on the Enzo)
Rear Roof vane
Close up of Chin Spoiler
Roof Vent Open-This Thing Actually works quite well.
Interior Picture of Roof Vent
Front Chin Spoiler
..Quickest to 60 MPH ? : The Porsche of course, by 'Maybe' .02 of a second .
Spec 'C' Emblem
Spec 'C' Roof Vent-Came Factory Painted From Japan
STI Short Throw Shifter
With UK Number Plate
With black STI Plate as factory pictures.
JDM Spec C Pic.2
With Black STI Plaque as factory pics.
JDM Spec C Pic.3 >>
2 quick Turbo's...
JDM Spec C Pic.4
Stainless Steel Heatshield mounts under the Intercooloer,I Also Trimmed and Re-installed the Original Heatshield & Wrapped the Whole Downpipe. Heatsoak = Bad >>
The 'COBB' AccessPORT set for 93 Octane / Stage 2 = 350HP - 385 FT/LB of Torque :o >>
Below..'COBB' Lightweight Crank Pulley,Weighs 4 LBS less than stock - Nice,Helps the RPM's Build up Smoother & Faster - I got Blue. Installed...
Aluminium Dead Pedal
The above STI Front Carbon Fibre strut Brace-Coming Next.
LINK # 3 :
And here's the link to ' sports parts for Impreza ' Again this Is the real Japanese 'STI' Factory Stuff..Big 'Yen' by the time it's shipped to the US But it's the REAL Deal.
Mine has These 'STI' parts below :
Pink 21mm sway bar
Side Cowling Stays. Mounted under Front Fenders.
Forged alloy wheels weigh 690KG (15.2 LBS )Each. The Stock 'BBS' Wheels are (19 LBS)Each,That's another 16LB weight loss !
Alloy Shift boot trim with Etched 'sti' logo
Hollow aluminum lateral link set
Trailing link set pink Right Rear Trailing Link Side shot.
High pressure radiator cap>Short throw shifter
...It Has this Huge Bellmouth Design (Top View)
Stainless Steel Heatshield fits over the Bellmouth-wastegate.
Stock STi muffler- Quiet and 'Stealthy' ,The only Noise coming from my car is Turbo Whine & the "Phhissh" from the wastegate ! :0 >>
...You can see the Hollow Lateral links, Pink Trailing Links & 21 mm Sway bar in this picture here.
This is how the car look's when viewed on Mushys ..>>>
...And Then This Well,You get the Idea >>>
"Ah-Ha !" Cries Nelson,Pointing at the Expensive Sports car as it gets obliterated by the Subaru.
UPDATE: Finally,Ordered the above Correct JDM Spec
C type RA exhaust ( Silly Expensive) But the Yen/Dollar exchange is as good as it gets right now so I bit the bullet & It should be here in about 10 days from Japan. I will update with pictures when Installed..
Look at the quality of the welds on this piece- I hope it sounds as sweet as it looks >>>>
....A Few more pictures I took over the weekend...You may notice a change of location..The sube and myself are now Chilling (literally) in St Louis..The sube Is sporting stock Silver STI Rims shod with Dunlop M3 'Wintersport' tires for the season ( The Spec C Rims/Tires in storage till Spring )...I can't belive how brilliant this car is in the snow & Ice....We have had some bad ice storms & deep snow and the STI Just does'nt care,100% traction all the time...Just Stompin' by all the "Stranded" RWD&FWD car's trying not to grin too much :o
> whatever you drive...Trust me-trade it in, get an STI tuned scoobie & you will never look back-You just can't get another car that does what an STI does for the money.