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2004 Subaru WRX - First Love

NorCal’s finest WRX

Text By , Photography by Patrick Lauder

Behind The Build

Anthony Heng

San Jose, CA

Build Time.
7 years


Cars, snowboarding

Built to stand out with quality parts as a young person.

2004 Subaru WRX

Output: 343 hp/338 lb-ft of torque

Engine Trust timing belt, PE T1R exhaust; Group N engine mounts; custom 3-inch intake, Walbro 255-lph fuel pump; Deatschwerks 1,000cc injectors; Gruppe-S unequal length exhaust manifold; Perrin divorced downpipe, divorced cat delete downpipe; Grimmspeed up-pipe; NGK Iridium spark plugs; Optima Red Top battery; Forced Performance FP18G TD05 turbocharger; APS 3-inch inlet pipe; Tial 50mm blow-off valve, 44mm external wastegate; Injen Phantom intercooler, piping; Hallman manual boost controller; Cobb Accessport Ver. 2; tuned by Equilibrium Tuning; Defi 60mm boost, 52mm EGT, 52mm oil pressure, 52mm oil temp, 52mm fuel pressure gauge

Drivetrain STI RA gearset; Exedy Stage 3 clutch, lightweight flywheel; Kart Boy short shifter

Suspension Stance GR+ coilovers, camber plates; Cobb 22mm front sway bar, 24mm rear sway bar; Beat Rush front strut bar, rear strut bar; Cusco six-point rollcage

Wheels/Tires 18x9.5 +22 Volk TE37; 275/35/18 Falken RT615K; Project Kics lug nuts; ARP extended studs

Brakes Alcon Prodrive calipers, rotors; Carbotech pads; Stoptech braided lines; ATE Super Blue fluid

Exterior Varis Super Taikyu front bumper, lip spoiler, side skirts, rear bumper, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, rear over-fender, trunk; Charge Speed carbon roof vane; Seibon carbon fiber hood; Nissan Desert Sage Metallic paint

Interior JDM STI Recaro seats, anodized blue pedals; KEY!S Racing 330 semi-deep steering wheel; Works Bell short hub; Prodrive collaboration quick release; BLOX 490 black chrome shift knob; Bride upholstered door panels, rear seats; Kenwood DDX6619 head unit; Kicker Comp VR speakers, Solo-Baric L7 subwoofer; Rockford Fosgate amplifier; Monster wires

Gratitude "My fiancee, Kim Mai, for all the support and encouragement to finish the project; Ian at Falken Tire; Mike Vo at Capitol Subaru; Kevin at Auto Headquarter; and Devin and Ryan at Speed Element."

Special Thanks i-Club

Falken Tire
13649 Valley Boulevard
CA  92335
Auto Headquarter
Speed Element
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Savannah Martin
Savannah Martin

Alex Chaput we could make your car look like this!! This could be our project together!!! :P

Jack Danng
Jack Danng

Kim Mai thats ur bf car isnt it?

Mike Seal
Mike Seal

Derrick Gordon Jacob Hildebrand

Michael Beyer
Michael Beyer

Get those ugly ass red rims off the WRX n put some chrome ones on it n then it be a bad ass car!

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