“All You’ve Got To Do Is Try”.
This line, taken from Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness”, popularized by The Throne’s hit “Otis”, is something we can all understand and learn to apply to our daily lives. If we lived our lives without trying, how would our lives play out? One can most certainly assume and expect a life where everybody is repetitive and doing the same thing. Visualize this, and implement it to how things are done in the car game. If nobody took risks on how cars were modified by their owners, what do we end up with? Cars that look as plain as they did when they were purchased off the lot, and everybody looking the same.
No stranger to taking risks and always trying something new is illmotion’s own Jason Hoang and his 2011 Subaru WRX STI Sedan. Jason, who felt it was time to take things a step further from his J’s Racing inspired 8th Generation Honda Civic, continues to change the game with his current Subaru platform, with plenty of support from the aftermarket world. Since acquiring the STI Sedan just last year, the first order of business for Jason was to get this car lower. Up to the task are a set of BC Racing BR Coilovers, and while the suspension was being swapped out, a pair Cusco lateral links in the rear were added as well.
When it came to the wheels, Jason knew he wasn’t just gonna throw a random set of wheels and call it a day. A custom colored “Burple” set of Emotion XT7s were the initial rollers on Jason’s STI. If Jason’s intention was to snap some necks on a daily basis while driving this sedan, then he was definitely on the right track.
From what seemed to be “all for now”, Jason’s onslaught of parts continued as an Invidia catless down pipe, Invidia Q300 Titanium Exhaust, HKS SSQV4 Blow-Off Valve, and a minor tune were enlisted to bring some enhanced breathability to this STI’s performance. With the STI sounding much more menacing than before, Jason felt like something more needed to be done with the exterior appearance of his Sedan. Inspired by track-ready built sedans in Japan, Jason looked to Voltex and sought after their Type 5 GT Carbon Wing as his next modification.
Fully aware of what was to come from critics on the internet, Jason’s build was not compromised and it was only going to get better and faster by next season. With a little track time last summer, Jason was able to enjoy the STI Sedan until he had to store it away for the winter. Over the cold winter months, Jason had nothing but time to figure out what he needed to make his Subaru step away from the norm and further enhance the aesthetic appeal and performance of his STI.
To complete the aggressive appeal of the Voltex Type 5 Carbon GT Wing, Jason decided it was time to upgrade the look of his STI with a Varis full front bumper (complete with Carbon Lip) and Varis Sideskirts (with FRP underboards). An aggressive set of white Volk TE-37s were also acquired, giving Jason’s STI Sedan the moniker of “Snow White”. For a proper tune, “Snow White” was taken to none other than Airboy Tuning to get the car running perfectly and ready for this season.
Not being afraid to try and take risks, this is how Jason’s STI Sedan currently sits. A little can go a long a way, and such a statement is evident when looking at his Subaru STI Sedan. “All You’ve Got To Do Is Try”, and as long as you are happy with the outcome and not paying attention to the critics, then nothing will ever stop you from achieving what you envision. Just ask Jason.
Varis full front bumper with carbon lip
Varis sideskirts with FRP underboards
Voltex Type 5 GT carbon wing
JDM R205 fender badges
JDM Rear fog light
Bride Zeta III bucket seat
WC Lathewerks titanium shift knob
Invidia catless downpipe
Invidia Q300 Ti exhaust
HKS SSQV4 BOV
Modified stock air box
18×9.5 +22 Volk TE37
BC BR Racing coilovers
Cusco lateral links
Muteki burning blue lug nuts
235/40/18 Falken FK452s