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riced
08-10-2011, 11:05 AM
Since I've got some time at work, thought I'd get this up.

This was my previous car - 2006 Honda Civic
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I figured, that at that point - the car was done. There was nothing left to do to it. There was no point putting money into making it faster if it was just going to be as fast as an Si when that money could go to something better.

Went in to Calgary Subaru on February 28th to put a deposit down since there was a waiting list of 3 months to get it in. I thought originally that if I put it down now, by the time summer rolled around, it would be here. Luck has it (which I have none of) that the exact color, trim and model was sitting outside that lot - and it was the only one too. I ended up putting money down and picking it up a week later.

The day I took it home
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From there, it sat until weather turned nice. In the meantime, I had ordered wheels and suspension parts to get it going by the time summer came.

I played with some wheel options - Fadi (who used to work at Tunerworks) helped me out by lending me a WORK XD9 in 18x10 +18 to test fit for brake clearance and inner/outer clearance. This was the wheel I originally wanted.

Unfortunately, at the time that I was ordering wheels, Japan got hit with the Earthquake and I was hesitant to order wheels without a definite ETA.

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With the help of Rhys and Revwerks, he was able to locate a set of WORK XT7's that were in stock. They are 18x9.5 +20 - a little less aggressive than the XD9's, but they would do. When I had first got my Civic, they were my first set of wheels in 17x7 +45 and since then I had always longed for the concave face. To be honest, these were not even part of my wheel choices, but went with what I could get.

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Test fit
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Ended up doing some little mods here and there - LED interior lights.

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riced
08-10-2011, 11:06 AM
Finally, my suspension came in from Cam over at Lightspeed in Red Deer. It was a brutal drive, but well worth it. BC BR Racing coilovers.

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And of course, in order to fit these wheels, I needed camber adjustment. What better way to do it than with the Cusco rear lateral links. These things are beautiful in person. Too bad you can never really see them.

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Got the coils installed thanks to the illmotion crew
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Picked up Muteki Burning Blue Lugnuts. Closest thing to match the wheels.

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I also worked with Dave at screamin' paintworks for a few weeks to get the color of the wheels just right. At first I wanted to do a sky blue or a purple. We looked through the House of Kolor book and when I saw "burple" I was sold. So we decided on basecoats, topcoats and which shade to go with. Finally after a few weeks, he got it done. And like always, Dave did an amazing job.

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riced
08-10-2011, 11:10 AM
Went for a little photoshoot and got some nice pics. Some of these were used for Fatlace's Hellaflush feature.

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Eventually got David at Calgary Auto Spa to do something different with the tail lights and yellow out the fogs.

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Ryan over at VEX was able to over night this bad boy for me. Again, the little Ti tips to match the lugs, and wheels nicely.
Invidia Q300 Ti Catback

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Then Chris over at WC Lathewerks was able to work with my request to make a custom Titanium "burple" burn shift knob. It's probably the best knob I've ever used because of the size - bigger than the ARC and the weight at 270g heavier than ARC. The finish is flawless.

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And then some more help from Terence from Black Label - he also over nighted the Bride Zeta III for me. One of the seats I've wanted for so long. Another seat will be on its way soon ;D

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Skyline_Addict
08-10-2011, 11:13 AM
holy smokes you work fast.

03ozwhip
08-10-2011, 11:14 AM
fuuuuuckkk....i love the colors....i want blurple wheels too, you got it first dammit!

Swank
08-10-2011, 11:17 AM
Wow, so many nice touches. Very well done!

riced
08-10-2011, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Skyline_Addict
holy smokes you work fast.

Only way to do it. Or else guys like 03ozwhip will beat me to it. :thumbsup:

bruceod
08-10-2011, 11:21 AM
Car looks outstanding, nice work. :thumbsup:

schocker
08-10-2011, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by Skyline_Addict
holy smokes you work fast.
:werd:
Looks awesome, I love the new sti sedan and those mods look great and I can only imagine the cost :rofl:

dj_rice
08-10-2011, 11:33 AM
You guys are just too rich. Spending so much money on parts. I am jealous :banghead: :thumbsup: :love:

jdmsource
08-10-2011, 11:47 AM
wow! wasnt a big fan of the STi sedan untill now
:thumbsup:

Twin_Cam_Turbo
08-10-2011, 11:51 AM
I am very jelous!

nj2Type-S
08-10-2011, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by jdmsource
wow! wasnt a big fan of the STi sedan untill now
:thumbsup:

:werd:

brokeass
08-10-2011, 12:32 PM
Dang - Why are you always overnighting things? Impatient? haha.

Great looking car

JEFFRIX
08-10-2011, 12:39 PM
whoaaaa!! inzzaannnee! prolly sickest STI in alberta atm! camera shots are awesome as well.

88CRX
08-10-2011, 12:46 PM
:bigpimp:

InRich
08-10-2011, 12:59 PM
hows the ride quality now compared to stock?

shadowz
08-10-2011, 01:24 PM
Looks dope J, any other plans for motor and suspension?

Chester
08-10-2011, 01:31 PM
Looks good! You should check out the chargespeed lip kit.

arian_ma
08-10-2011, 01:44 PM
I wonder what it would look like without the wing. The rest looks nuts!

Chester
08-10-2011, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by arian_ma
I wonder what it would look like without the wing. The rest looks nuts!

It would look like a USDM base WRX, so boring.

arian_ma
08-10-2011, 02:22 PM
Like THIS boring?

Don't get me wrong, his car looks amazing! I've just sometimes see older gen modded STIs without wings on the road and have always found myself awing over them.

http://allonblack.org/STI/sti-wingless.jpg

riced
08-10-2011, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by brokeass
Dang - Why are you always overnighting things? Impatient? haha.

Great looking car

haha yes. Very impatient actually. I hate waiting for things.


Originally posted by JEFFRIX
whoaaaa!! inzzaannnee! prolly sickest STI in alberta atm! camera shots are awesome as well.

Thank you!


Originally posted by InRich
hows the ride quality now compared to stock?

The BC BR coilovers are quite good for the price. They are quite adjustable on dampening - at about half way, they are a bit stiffer than stock (a very small bit). I never went any softer so I would assume it can be adjusted to the same as stock. I like a stiffer ride (no homo) so I'm about 3 clicks away from full stiff.


Originally posted by shadowz
Looks dope J, any other plans for motor and suspension?

Thanks, Nick. For motor - I'm still going to do the Invidia catless downpipe, Cobb SF intake, and Cobb AP for now. Down the road I may go to unequal length headers and play it out from there. Suspension will be some whiteline things here and there - mainly the anti-lift kit, 22mm rear sway and then the cobb front sway bar. I'll probably end up changing all the bushings as well.
I want to focus more on exterior first. I guess it will all be done here and there.


Originally posted by Chester
Looks good! You should check out the chargespeed lip kit.

That was originally what I had wanted. When I saw the actual kit, I had lost my interest. It's a bit too laid back for me. I have been thinking of going with the varis x runduce front bumper paired with the black top aero side steps and varis rear diffuser. We'll see.


Originally posted by arian_ma
I wonder what it would look like without the wing. The rest looks nuts!

I'm not a fan of no wing. As you can see by my previous car - I'd rather have one. I'm in the midst of looking to get a Voltex type 5 wing.

MM99lude
08-10-2011, 03:42 PM
Absolutely sick! Nice work - clean subtle touches :clap: Love the wheel choice and color!

Nismorphed
08-10-2011, 04:31 PM
Hands down my favorite Subaru to date.

dingmah
08-10-2011, 05:36 PM
Nice job on the STI! I especially love the rear pic (after lugs) that shows the wide tires and stance.

beyond_ban
08-10-2011, 07:08 PM
:bigpimp: :bigpimp:

speeed
08-10-2011, 09:20 PM
Like others said.. you don't waste time at all

The car looks amazing Jason! keep it up :hitit:

K3RMiTdot
08-10-2011, 09:49 PM
Holy shit, working quick

Twenty
08-10-2011, 10:30 PM
Once again, I am happily staring at your car Jason. This thing is just too beautiful.

And yes, you do work fast. Very fast. :)

JordanLotoski
08-10-2011, 10:46 PM
:drool: Love the white

Dj_Stylz
08-10-2011, 10:51 PM
Its ight.:drool:

Seikencube
08-10-2011, 11:29 PM
The wheels and the color on it is amazing :hitit: Jason you did an amazing job with your STI = )

a social dsease
08-10-2011, 11:50 PM
Sick car, never liked the newer model sedan STI's, until now that is! :thumbsup:

riced
08-11-2011, 07:23 AM
Thanks guys! Hopefully it'll look almost completely different after winter.

We got a few months left!

saiyajin
08-11-2011, 10:28 PM
thats awesome i too kind of have the same theme going on with my car white and blue... unfortunately mine dont look as sick as your ride though.... :cry:

Kittens11
08-15-2011, 12:01 AM
man you got so much done since driven and that was only a few weeks ago....crazy:-O

MrSector9
08-23-2011, 04:59 PM
seen this today at Basil, pictures do not do it justice at all.

riced
08-30-2011, 08:52 PM
Thanks guys!

Got my new toy today. HKS SSQV IV - Naturally to match my username. :nut:
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Expecting another tomorrow!

Destinova403
08-30-2011, 08:57 PM
The new car looks great Jason. I love the wheel colour :drool:

riced
08-31-2011, 10:07 PM
Here we go.
Ready for the track!

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tobypaddock
08-31-2011, 10:13 PM
not sure if serious?:confused:

riced
08-31-2011, 10:15 PM
totally serious. not expecting love here. Just thought I'd update!

88CRX
08-31-2011, 10:21 PM
Boom!

GT wing what.

eglove
08-31-2011, 10:25 PM
hoooooly daaamn, side profile shot? :love:

riced
08-31-2011, 10:27 PM
That's the only one at the moment. I'll try for some good shots when it's nice out.

:poosie:

Modelexis
08-31-2011, 10:29 PM
No hate from me, there are a lot of things to love about this car.

Shlade
09-01-2011, 12:12 AM
looks great dude. You winter driving it or keeping the civic as a DD?

jsn
09-01-2011, 04:59 AM
I thought it looked amazing before the wing. Don't like the GT wing personally but that's just my opinion. Nice car nonetheless.

Shlade
09-01-2011, 06:23 AM
riced is all about being different tho ;) props for that!

riced
09-01-2011, 07:13 AM
Thanks guys.

It won't be winter driven - driving the civic for the winter. If only it had the J's wing still too... :cry:

Chester
09-01-2011, 07:50 AM
:eek: do u have plans for a crazy aggressive rear diffuser? Would probably make the wing "flow" better with the car.

riced
09-01-2011, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by Chester
:eek: do u have plans for a crazy aggressive rear diffuser? Would probably make the wing "flow" better with the car.

I agree.
Over the winter I hope to have the Varis diffuser, bumper and sideskirts on exterior wise.

vengie
09-01-2011, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by jsn
I thought it looked amazing before the wing. Don't like the GT wing personally but that's just my opinion. Nice car nonetheless.


X2, but to each their own!

BrknFngrs
09-01-2011, 09:26 AM
Do the large wings provide significant benefit when you've already got AWD grip?

962 kid
09-01-2011, 10:08 AM
Ready for the track!

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRCG6W7U9e2CzzcEoUvN4qEm8DvHn9DnFU3BLYW69DxlndSayTN

Neons4life
09-01-2011, 10:16 AM
So you decided on the Voltex wing I see. Nice choice.

I guess you just couldn't cut into the rear 1/4 panels like mine hey!? ;)

Really need some side shots, back it out the garage and humour us.

Cheers,

riced
09-01-2011, 10:38 AM
Originally posted by Neons4life
So you decided on the Voltex wing I see. Nice choice.

I guess you just couldn't cut into the rear 1/4 panels like mine hey!? ;)

Really need some side shots, back it out the garage and humour us.

Cheers,

hahaha yup, like we discussed.

I don't have as much balls as you to cut and weld. Although, yours is so bad ass haha

I will get some nicer shots soon. It was late and rainy last night.

GQBalla
09-01-2011, 12:46 PM
I LIKEE!

BerserkerCatSplat
09-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by 962 kid
Ready for the track!

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:rofl: Same thought I've had every time he's thrown a gigantic wing on an otherwise good-looking car.

CMW403
09-01-2011, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by riced
Here we go.
Ready for the track!




WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY:cry: :cry: :cry:

A3GTiVR6SC
09-01-2011, 05:41 PM
:werd: ^^

Otherwise, very hawt car!

Type_S1
09-01-2011, 05:54 PM
such a sick car love everything....but that hideous wing....why....honestly why?

Chester
09-01-2011, 10:23 PM
With a lip kit and diffuser it would look sick

http://images.uptilo.com/chargespeed/39AA4E06-76E7-499E-95C1-22901E81347C.jpg

Joe-G
09-02-2011, 01:55 AM
I like it. :dunno: Personal preference i guess... Then again, ill probably get a huge wing for my car in the future...

ercchry
09-02-2011, 08:22 AM
you live down in new brighton? saw this beast while i was walking home from dinner with the woman

riced
09-02-2011, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by Joe-G
I like it. :dunno: Personal preference i guess... Then again, ill probably get a huge wing for my car in the future...

Yeah, that's exactly what it is. Yours will look sick with one haha :thumbsup:
You tracking on Monday?


Originally posted by ercchry
you live down in new brighton? saw this beast while i was walking home from dinner with the woman

Negative. I was down there for a dinner last night and I was just going home when you saw me, I think. Were you on New Brighton Way?

ercchry
09-02-2011, 08:55 AM
new brighton gate near the club house

l/l/rX
09-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Neons4life
So you decided on the Voltex wing I see. Nice choice.

I guess you just couldn't cut into the rear 1/4 panels like mine hey!? ;)

Really need some side shots, back it out the garage and humour us.

Cheers,

have a pic of your car??? sounds interesting.

riced
09-02-2011, 01:47 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6193/6067675435_71e2217d6a_o.jpg

:drool: :drool:

ArjayAquino
09-02-2011, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by riced
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6193/6067675435_71e2217d6a_o.jpg

:drool: :drool:

the engine bay is ridiculousl :eek:

chkolny541
09-02-2011, 04:58 PM
:facepalm:

ragu
09-02-2011, 07:00 PM
Car looks really good. You sold your civic?

riced
09-02-2011, 10:01 PM
Negative. Still have it haha still runs like a champ.

max_boost
09-06-2011, 01:18 PM
That wing is serious madness. Cool. :werd:

projekz
09-06-2011, 01:52 PM
Car looked and sounded amazing at the track yesterday!!!:eek:

Chester
09-09-2011, 12:51 PM
Saw the new pics on Nasioc, car looks sick with the wing.

l/l/rX
09-15-2011, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by Chester
Saw the new pics on Nasioc, car looks sick with the wing.

need link!

riced
09-16-2011, 12:28 PM
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Twin_Cam_Turbo
09-16-2011, 12:51 PM
Looks so good!

Sentry
09-16-2011, 01:01 PM
I see why you waited for the sedan to come out. You just wanted something with a trunk to bolt a jspoon onto.

n1zm0
09-16-2011, 01:01 PM
i like how it has no tint either, keeps it 'crisp and clean'

Ukyo8
09-16-2011, 01:04 PM
You need to be making at least 500HP to rock a wing that big with dignity :rofl:

kvg
09-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by riced


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6084/6128672549_d6c09b8653_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6191/6129222422_db30a1241a_o.jpg

Third row seating, thats dope!

Just kidding;) I like it alot better that the stock one.:thumbsup:

riced
09-16-2011, 01:21 PM
Sedan or not - I would have put one on anyway
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/8416/24128010150260777266830.jpg

Didn't know I needed dignity to buy parts? lol

Chester
09-16-2011, 01:22 PM
Post the track pic!

riced
09-16-2011, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by Chester
Post the track pic!

Oh, only got this one from Aldrich and the second one from Airboy. Both sick pics

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6080/6129467686_15816c5b23_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6134934744_b72daf8bff_z.jpg

Twenty
09-16-2011, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by riced
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6134934744_b72daf8bff_z.jpg

:thumbsup:

Team_Mclaren
09-16-2011, 03:43 PM
did you lap faster now you have all that downforce? can it be driven in a tunnel upside down now? just curious.

Sentry
09-16-2011, 03:50 PM
At a track like Race City I would bet it would lap slower.

Long ass straights for it to generate drag and kill speed, and you're not going fast enough in the relatively tight turns to generate any usable downforce.

Disoblige
09-16-2011, 03:56 PM
The side profile doesn't look bad at all.

It does make people -think- that it generates a lot of power though. Maybe that was the goal :)

Either way, I would mind having an STi myself, so I'm just jelly :D

max_boost
09-16-2011, 04:19 PM
That last pic is so siiiiick man. Car looks nuts.

Team_Mclaren
09-16-2011, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by Sentry
At a track like Race City I would bet it would lap slower.

Long ass straights for it to generate drag and kill speed, and you're not going fast enough in the relatively tight turns to generate any usable downforce.

I think he needs a rear diffuser.

A3GTiVR6SC
09-16-2011, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Disoblige

It does make people -think- that it generates a lot of power though. Maybe that was the goal :)


If THAT was the goal;
http://img.ehowcdn.co.uk/article-page-main/ehow/images/a08/4p/el/make-instant-rice-800x800.jpg

teggyR
09-16-2011, 06:15 PM
lol at all you trolling haters. I'ts his car and he can mod it to his liking.

Power_Of_Rotary
09-16-2011, 07:14 PM
haters usually thinks they can drift with civics

riced
09-16-2011, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the comments dudes

Nakadah
09-16-2011, 10:50 PM
I am not a big Subaru fan, but I have seen your car in person a few times and I think that it looks great!

SR240SX
09-17-2011, 10:21 PM
I saw you on beddington trail around 7am couple days ago, car looks un fucking beleivable in person. Big props and keep up the sick work!!

xDodge2x
09-19-2011, 10:16 PM
I hate to sound blunt but the whole wing being functional thing isn't fooling anyone.

However, I have seen the car at the track and it looks GREAT. Haters are obligated to hate on this for sure though. But who cares?