6/21/12

The NWIC's Cobra Kai STi







 This is my daily driver and yes I take my daughter to school in it so I laugh whenever I see a WRX/STi for sale becaue they have a family now. After being in the Honda mod scene since the early 90's it was time for a change. At one time the stable included three Hondas with a 92 Civic, 93 Integra, and 94 Integra. As time passed the new school Honda scene started to bug me.





So how did I get into the Subaru game? In February 2007 my 93 Integra broke down on the way home from work, I was able to get it home after a parking lot fix. This problem happened one too many times and I think it was a sign to move on. I parked the car at home, came inside, kissed my wife and daughter, ate dinner, got up, told my wife I would be back, and walked the three blocks to Carter Subaru. Every day I would drive by Carter and I saw an 07 OBP STi on the display ramps. I walked in the dealership and told them I wanted that car. I didn't even test drive the car, it was late and I just wanted to get it done. After negotiating the price I left a deposit and they said they would have the car ready the next afternoon since I got there 10 minutes before they officially closed. So after 40 minutes after leaving my house I walked back in and broke the news to my wife I bought a car. The next afternoon I brought a check for the remainding amount and brought it home.

15 minutes later I did my first mod, DRL delete. After that I immediately went to town with tint, stereo, alarm, wheels/tires, and coilovers. In mid Summer I started to stockpile parts, I'm sure my wife hated me because all the boxes sat in the garage and living room for months. At the end of 07 I had to put things on hold due to a few family events. It was June of 2008 and I was ready to start so I dropped the car and every box I had off at World One Performance. Pretty much everything listed on the mod sheet was done in one shot. Because of World One Performance, Phil at Element Tuning, and Kito Auto Sport the car is what it is today.


GT3076R Rotated Turbo
Perrin/Tial 44mm Wastegate
Hydra 2.6 Dyno Tuned by Phil @ Element Tuning
Element Tuning Hydramist
Perrin Stealth Front-mount Intercooler
Perrin Fuel Rail
Deatschwerks 850cc Injectors
Walbro Fuel Pump
Perrin Cold Air Intake
Perrin Uppipe
Perrin Downpipe
Perrin Equal Length
Greddy Evo2 Exhaust, Ceramic Coated Satin Black
Turbosmart Boost Controller
TiAL Q Blow-off Valve
ACT HDSS Clutch Kit
ACPT Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
Perrin Lightened Crank Pulley
Perrin Master Cylinder STIFFI
Zero/Sports Radiator Cap
Zero/Sports Oil Cap
Element Tuning Competition Catch Can
Subtle-Solutions Alternator Cover
Subtle-Solutions Radiator Shroud
Subtle-Solutions Intake Manifold Badge
NRG Hood Dampers
Fullriver Sports Dry Cell Battery
414 AWHP, 422 ft/lbs Torque


Cusco Zero-2E Coilovers
Cusco E-Con
Whiteline 27mm Front Sway Bar
Cobb 25mm Rear Sway Bar
833driven Front Strut Tower Brace
Cusco Rear Strut Tower Brace
Cusco Triangle Supplementary Bar
Kartboy Endlinks
Prodrive GC-06D Wheels, 18x9.5" +44, Powder Coated Satin Black (Summer setup)
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Tires, 265/35/18 (Summer setup)
OZ Ultraleggera, Black (Winter setup)
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Tires, 245/40/18 (Winter setup)
DBA 5000 Front Rotors
DBA 4000 Rear Rotors
Ferodo DS2500 Brake Pads
StopTech Stainless Steel Brake Lines
McGard Lugnuts with STi Logo

ARC Reverse Hood Scoop
Zero/Sports Sideskirts
Painted Head Lights
Painted Tail Lights
Subtle-Solutions STi License Plate Delete
15% Window Tint
STi Limited Carpet
Pioneer AVIC-D3 6.1" Touchscreen DVD/NAV Headunit
Audio W3v3 10-inch Subwoofer
Alpine PDX-4.150 Amp
Focal K2 Power 165KF Components
Infinity 4022i Reference Speakers
Trunk Sub Enclosure by Audio Integrations
Defi-Link Control Unit II
Defi BF Imperial EGT Gauge
Defi BF Imperial Temp Gauge
Defi BF Imperial Oil Pressure Gauge
Auto Meter Triple Pillar Gauge Pod
Turbosmart E-Boost2 Controller
PLX AFR Gauge
Aquamist Injection Gauge
STi Spec C Dash Kit
Amber LED Conversion, Door/Key Ring/Clock/Mirror/HVAC/Defi-Link
Prodrive Black Shift Knob
Custom Kito Auto Sport Spare Tire Delete Toolbox







4 comments:

Ynvmybenz said...

Do you need center caps? I have some new ones.

Dylan Iwami said...

I do need some

Andreas Cimpan said...

Who made you that trunk space?

Dy said...

Kito at Kito Auto Sport. He does business as www.bykito.com now. That was a one off deal for me.