Every car has that one modification that’s necessary to make it mildly ‘cool’, the first thing you’d do to it before taking it out to a cars and coffee event. The GT86 needs larger wheels to fix the sunken-boat fitment, an S-Chassis needs coilovers and some sort of ‘JDM’ plush toy, and so on. But what about when EVERY one of that certain car has the same entry level mods? Cheap wheels and Canadian tire exhaust are common sight these days, so when someone steps outside the box and brings a new look to the table, it’s a welcome sight-
When dream meets daily driver, you often end up with a very eye-catching functional vehicle. Tucked under the Wide Works “Universal” 50mm fender flares, the 17 x 10 XXR 531s give this GC8 a much more aggressive stance than from factory, making the V6 STi spoiler look a little less ridiculous.
Living just up the road from Alex and seeing the car around town a lot, the car has transformed from just another GC8, to HIS car. Tasteful modifications to fit ones style are hard to find, especially with those of us fresh out of school and having minimal modification experience. At the time of this article some new additions have been made, one of the most notable (and probably controversial) being white LED puddle lights, yet another item that differentiates this WRX from the mass of others in the Edmonton area.
H&R Trak spacers are behind the large offest, allowing the XXRs to fill the fenders in nicely, as well as Raceland coilovers and camber plates giving the right balance of function and “Moar Low”.
Much like the exterior, his interior has undergone some conservative modifications, such as the Nardi wheel and LikeWise Finger Banger shift ‘knob’
Subtle engine mods include:
3″ Invidia divorced catless downpipe
Custom 3″ straight pipe to cannon muffler
Walbro 225lph fuel pump
Robs 440 tune @ 16psi
Carbon STi strut bar
Turbosmart boost controller
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