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June 11, 2017, 07:53 PM #0

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Hello all,

Long time member but avid lurker of the forums. I've had another journal here in the past. This journal will be used to record the build of my 2017 Subaru WRX.
Some of you may know me as I have met various members of these forums through car meets and other events. Feel free to talk to me, some people told me that I have a resting bitch face but in all reality I'm always open to meeting new people that share the same passion (cars).

I have a long history of cars owned but the most recent cars I have modified were my 2009 Civic SI and 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD.




I have also owned other cars during the time I had owned the above 2 cars such as a JDM Fozzy and a Honda S2000.
Anyways, thats neither here nor there. This thread is about my 2017 Subaru WRX. I had purchased this car back in December of 2016, brand new from JP Subaru on Regent.
I had a great buying experience with the sales manager Cal and would definitely purchase another vehicle from them.

The reason I had purchased this car was because I was wanting to step into a Manual car again. With the TL being automatic, it was a bit boring at times to drive. At the time of car shopping I cross shopped the WRX between various other brands, I watched car reviews online and had delved into various internet forums to try and decide the best car for me. I was a bit hesitant at the time to be purchasing a brand new car as I know that the bang for buck is not there compared to used cars. But I had owned used cars all my life and after moving up in my career I had figured that I would spend the extra dollars and get what I really really wanted rather than settle for something less.

Since my ownership I have done various modifications to the car which includes:

Exterior:
JDM Subaru WRX Grill
Ikon Motorsports front lip
Ikon Motorsports side skirts
Ikon Motorsports Rear valence
OEM Subaru vortex Generator
Window Visors
Subispeed Overlays in Smoke
Subispeed Gurney Flap
OLM 6000k LED DRLs
OLM license plate 6000K LEDs

Niche Veronas 18x9.5 with 265/35 Rubber


Interior:
Blox Motorsports shift knob
Perrin Shifter Stop

Engine/Performance
Nameless Axleback Muffler Deletes (+10 HP to the butt dyno)
Cobb AP
MAPerformance Stage 1 tune

Suspension
H&R Lowering Springs

Here is what the car currently looks like:





I have some other parts on order and will update once I get some pictures taken that aren't on my potato camera.
Some goals are to pay the car off within the next year, air suspension, a more aggressive wheel setup, and some more aero parts for the exterior and go fast bits.
I plan on keeping the car for several years and have secured an FJ Cruiser as my winter vehicle so I no longer need to have the car driven in the Manitoba Winters.


Anyways that's it for now, I hope to meet many of you in the future!
Last Edit: June 12, 2017, 10:25 AM by whitesi

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    June 11, 2017, 10:27 PM #1

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    I think I've seen you yesterday. Car looks good. How do you like the map tune?


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      June 12, 2017, 07:47 AM #2

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      Originally posted by Igor
      I think I've seen you yesterday. Car looks good. How do you like the map tune?


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      I think I saw you too, white hatch with green wheels right? Pretty sure I saw you on inkster, and thanks!
      The MAP tune is really good. Iím pretty happy with it, I do have plans for a protune next year. Itís a toss up between Eric at torqued performance or Mikey Botti at Bottiperformance.

      My strafe design splitter and diffuser shipped today. Pic for reference - hope to have them on this weekend. Next up after this is most likely going to be window louvers.



        June 12, 2017, 09:52 AM #3

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        Looking good!
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          June 12, 2017, 06:44 PM #4

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          Originally posted by Ctown8
          Looking good!

          Thanks!


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            pretty sure ive seen this car on princess st after work
            #boostedhatchcrew

              June 13, 2017, 07:25 AM #7

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              Originally posted by themikewoo
              I want info on you S you used to own.

              Sure, it was a 2001 HONDA S2000. Silver with some aero pieces such as a diffuser and splitter. I had it for about 5 months, sold it and used some of the proceeds to buy parts for the TL and to go to Hawaii lol.

              I donít have pictures at the moment, Google photos isnít letting me access my account, but I do have pictures on my Instagram feed @aldrric


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                June 13, 2017, 07:26 AM #8

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                Originally posted by tytanium
                pretty sure ive seen this car on princess st after work

                Odd, I must have several doppelgšngers in the city because I bus to work downtown most days and donít work anywhere near the exchange haha


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                  June 13, 2017, 07:35 AM #9

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                  If any subie owners out there are wondering about the brightness of the OLM LED lights, here are some pictures I took a couple of weeks back.




                  The cut off from the lights is pretty nice.

                  Also, I attended the recent UE x UMCC kickoff. Hereís a picture of the rear of my car beside my friends supra.



                  Hopefully Iíll get some non-potato cam pictures soon


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                    June 14, 2017, 08:24 AM #10

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                    Nice build man! What's the offset of your 18x9.5s? Is your fender rolled?

                    Thanks!

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                      June 14, 2017, 05:36 PM #11

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                      Originally posted by jon08
                      Nice build man! What's the offset of your 18x9.5s? Is your fender rolled?

                      Thanks!

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                      Hey,

                      Yep, rears are rolled! Fronts are not rolled. I am on 18x9.5 +38. If I could go back in time I would have probably gone with an 18x10 +40 wheel instead


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                        June 18, 2017, 08:53 PM #12

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                        So, I entered a car show this past weekend for fun. Carfest at springs church. Lots of cool cars and met some cool people.

                        Hereís a picture with me and my friends STi




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