STI-rring Things Up

Subaru Tecnica International are world renowned for their highly well-rounded and powerful machinery. Packing an AWD drive-train and turbo 4 engine into a compact car, certainly yields many advantages. These are repetitively proven time and time again by countless STI builders. It’s almost certain that, whether it be drag, autocross, time attacks, or even drift racing, the WRX STI will always have a strong presence in the automotive scene. This feature focuses on Dan Harding’s ’05 Rally Blue WRX STIrring up alot of reactions whenever he is seen on the streets of New England.

Paintmatched 18×9 SSR MS1’s with 255/35/18 Pilot Sport rubbers; perfect for street styling, performance, and grip.

Dan outfitted his STI with tastefull carbon fiber accents.

It’d be a shame to see this car “slammed” with TiC/AST 400 coilovers. Properly tuned suspension for a street beast.

Who needs a spoiler, when you have a Voltex.

STRi gauges in the pillar always keeping Dan informed of car vitals.

517 all-wheel horsepower made possible by Wicked Innovation.

Superb Seibon trunk work by Wicked Body Works.

HKS Carbon Ti catback shooting away the competition.

517 horsepower under 1 pedal, sharp agility in every turn, and flawless appeal absorbing attention from all bystanders. Dan Harding undoubtedly enhanced his STI’s great advantages. He is also ever-changing the ride; trying for a slightly different look every year. It’s no surprise for a guy like him to have spare sets of Volk CE-28N, F57, and TE-37 wheels to change the mood. The surprises that we can’t predict, though, are the mods that he has planned next. Whatever it may be, we’re keeping a close eye on him! Dan’s full mod list posted below.

It was a great honor to shoot such a perfectly built car. Thanks to Dan for his time and Wicked Innovation with their flawless work. With the “slammed” and “stanced” fad, it’s not an everyday thing to see purpose built cars anymore. Keep up the work Dan! Help us spread by linking us on forums, liking our posts, liking us on FaceBook, or following us on Instagram. Every little bit you do is much appreciated by us. Feel free to save any of the photos and use as a wallpaper!

’05 STI

• Wiseco 9.5:1 pistons
• Manley rods
• ARP case bolts and head studs
• Gates Racing Accessory Belts
• Cosworth bearings
• 11mm oil pump
• original stock EJ257 heads and camshafts
• Perrin GT4088 rotated turbo kit
• Perrin EL header
• Cosworth intake manifold
• GrimmSpeed top-feed Ceramic Coated PnP TGV deletes
• Injector Dynamics 1000cc top-feed injectors
• Wicked Innovation parallel fuel system AN-6
• Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
• Buschur double pumper Walbro in-tank pumps
• Aquamist HFS-3
• Spec-C tank
• Stealthmounted pump
• 100% VP Meth
• Wicked custom front mount intercooler with APS DR725 core
• KStech 86mm draw-through intake
• GrimmSpeed ported/coated DBW throttle body
• GrimmSpeed MBC
• GrimmSpeed EBCS
• Open source tuned by Matt Miner @ Wicked Innovation
• Tial 50mm blow off valve
• Tial 44mm wastegate
• Crawford V2 Air Oil Separator
• Wicked Innovation custom catchcan
• Wicked Innovation custom coolant overflow
• HKS Carbon Ti catback
• Cobb crank pulley
• Koyo Radiator
• Mishimoto Hose Kit

• ACT 4 puck unsprung clutch kit with ACT lightweight flywheel
• DSS full rear axle upgrade
• SPT short throw shifter
• JDM STi titanium shift knob
• Group-N engine mounts
• Function 7 pitch mount
• Group-N transmission mount
• Kartboy Subframe locker bolts
• Kartboy race diff mounts
• Kartboy race outrigger bushings
• Perrin diff cover

• TiC/AST 4100 coilovers
• DBA 4000 Black slotted rotors
• Hawk HPS Brake Pads
• Stainless braided brake lines
• ATE Super Blue brake fluid
• Perrin master cylinder brace
• Cobb front sway bar
• Whiteline rear sway bar
• Cobb adjustable rear sway bar mounts
• Kartboy endlinks
• Staggered SSR MS1’s 18”x9” +47 Front/ +42 Rear
• Michelin Pilot Super Sports 255/35-18
• Volks Rays Engineering CE-28N TimeAttack White w/ Red Line 17”x9” +35
• Falcon Azenis 255/40-17
• Volk Rays Engineering TE-37 18″x9″ +40 Bronze
• BFGoodrich KDW2s 255/35-18
• Volk Rays Engineering F57 18”x8.5” +45 Bronze
• BFGoodrich KDW2s 255/35-18
• Muteki SR48 neo chrome lugnuts
• Volk Rays Engineering lugnuts

• Black textured suede-wrapped A, B & C pillars and roofliner
• STRi 60mm amber gauges: boost, EGT, oil pressure
• PLX wideband gauge
• Aquamist Flow Gauge
• PLX Kiwi WiFi
• Kenwood headunit
• Viper turbo timer with remote start
• 5% tint
• Seibon CW carbon fiber hood
• Seibon carbon fiber trunk customized by Wicked Body Works
• Carbon Craft belt cover
• Chargespeed Type 2 carbon front lip
• Chargespeed carbon sideskirts
• Voltex carbon fiber rear diffuser
• Custom modded STi front grill
• Hella Supertones
• 10K HIDs

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