Ok, so I took the plunge and purchased my 2006 Obsedian Black Pearl Subaru
WRX STI on August 31, 2006. Factory Options included: Boost Gauge, STI
Short Throw Shifter, Rubber Floor Mats, Auto-Dimming/Compass Rear View
Mirror. The first real mod was supposed to be my fender braces (which still aren't installed), but ended up being a Perrin Catless Downpipe and an HKS Carbon-Ti Exhaust.
I loved the power gain and the sound...but soon enough I got the urge to mod
some more...so that's really where everything began.
After I was satisfied with the look of the exterior of the car, with the zero/sports kit, and all of the small touches like the red and black decals, custom tint by Shades of Gray and paint by Vitale Collision, it was onto performance.
Not satisfied with any turbo kit I looked at, I contacted Ryan @ Area1320 and asked if he was up for making me a custom rotated turbo kit with a reversed intake manifold. After a month of hard work and tons of custom fabrication, the final product is flawless!
The car has gone through several transformations, all with complete attention to detail in mind. In modifying my car, I try to think of it as a way of expressing myself. Yes it sounds cheesy, but since i think of it as a way of expressing myself, it also has to be literally a work of art. Everything must have a purpose, whether it be aesthetic or performance minded. Everything has to be clean and have meaning.