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This is one of a kind and extremely rare.

More pictures in the next post.

You read it right, I'm finally going to let my baby go. It's been a long fun ride with it but I never drive it and would rather sell it to someone who will love it every day.

I am the original owner, bought it in April 2003, and it was loved from the very beginning. This started life out as a WRX wagon and eventually got all of the JDM and USDM STI upgrades. It has just over 100k miles on the shell but very few things on this car has more than 12k miles anywhere. ODO reads 42k on the STI Cluster.

After I finished building it 18 months ago with the new drivetrain I broke-in the car properly under the care of Dave at Metric Subaru, put 1k miles on it, tuned it, drove it to FL, and haven't put more than a 2000 miles on it since. It has roughly 6k miles on on the new drivetrain now. The car has never been in an accident, never raced, never autocrossed, never launched, and adult driven. The motor recently had a leak-down test showing everything is normal. I can provide a complete history as well as list out the milage on each of the upgraded parts if necessary.

So here are the details.


5spd manual
Sonic Yellow
Premium Stereo with Poweered Sub
Carpeted Mats
Hatch liner
Additional set of all-weather mats


Built EJ257 2.5L:
- 2.5 Liter STi semi-closed deck case
- Modified forged EJ257 crankshaft
- High Performance Main & Rod Bearings
- Pauter 4340 Chrome-Moly Forged Rods
- CP Forged Pistons w/ Moly Coated Skirts
- High Performance Piston Rings
- Fully Balanced & Blueprinted
- Rev Limit set at 8,250
Custom Performance STI Heads:
- Brian Crower Satge 2 Cams 272/272
- surfacing
- porting work
- oversized valves
- 3-angle intake & radius exhaust valve job
- performance valve springs
- titanium retainers, keepers
- Subaru valve stem seals
JDM STI v7 6-spd transmission
- ACT Street clutch with HD Pressure Plate
- ACT XACT Prolite Flywheel
- Kartboy short shifter
ATP Garrent GT3076r Turbo
Cobb Accessport 2
Apex-i AVC-R Electronic Boost Controller +
Hallman Manual Boost Controller
Perrin equal length headers
TurboXS 4" Downpipe
TurboXS Midpipe
TurboXS Racepipe
Turbo XS axleback
GrimmSpeed Ported Intake Manifold
GrimmSpeed TGV deletes
WBR500 Front Mount Intercooler
Black Powdercoated Intercooler pipes
SPT short-ram intake
Perrin turbo inlet
Perrin Crank Pulley
Power Enterprises Timing Belt
STI Group N Motor Mounts
STI Group N Pitch Mount
STI Group N Tranny mount
DeatschWerks 800cc injectors
Walbro 255lph fuel pump
NGK Iridium spark plugs -stock temp
Samco Silicone hoses
Koyo Radiator
Crucial Racing thermostat
Weapon-R aluminum hybrid coolant/washer tank

CURRENT POWER = 392 whp / 400 wtq


Bilstein Pss9 Coilovers
08 STI/Enkei Wheels
Toyo Proxes 4 225/45/17
JDM STI wagon lower control arms
FHI 4-pot front calipers
FHI 2-pot Rear Brake Calipers
DBA 4000 slotted rear rotors
DBA 5000 slotted 2pc rotors
Goodridge SS Brake Lines
Hawk HP+ Brake Pads
Kartboy 2-pot RearBrake Bracket
Whiteline 22/24mm adj front swaybar
Whiteline 22/24/27mm adj rear swaybar
Whiteline front strut tower bar
Whiteline rear strut tower bar
Whiteline quick-release skewers
Whiteline camber plates
Whiteline Roll Center Kit
Noltec front endlinks
Perrin rear endlinks
Motul 600 Dot4 brake fluid
Energy Suspension Hyper-Flex kit
- front control arm bushings
- rear trailing arm bushings
- shifter bushings bushings
-2.25 deg front camber
-1.0 deg rear camber


Smoked JDM headlights modded by LightWerkz
- s2000 HID projectors
- OEM Gen 2 JDM STI Ballasts
- Phillips D2S Bulbs
- Custom Wiring Harness
- Chrome Amber Blinkers
- 5 LED Indicator Bulbs
EDM/JDM STI Wagon Front lip
JDM STI Front Grille
JDM STI Blue Impreza "I" Badge
VIS CWII Carbon Fiber Hood painted sonic yellow
Painted Side skirts
Painted Mirror Pillars
Aerosync mudguards
Prodrive Driving Lights with 55w PIAA Yellow Ion Bulbs
OEM Sedan 3-piece rear lip
NRG polished stainless hood struts
JDM rear Impreza badge (red trim)
JDM rear WRX badge (red trim)
JDM rear STI Type RA badge
STI carbon fiber corner markers
Hella Supertones (118db) run in parallel to the OEM horns... insane!
Extreme white LED reverse lights
Extreme white LED license plate lights
Rolled rear fenders
20% Tint


STI front seats
STI center console
STI aluminum shifter trim
All Black Plasti-Dip Trim trim
ARC Ti Ball shifter
Autometer gauge cluster bezel pod
Defi Blue Racer boost gauge
Defi Blue Racer oil pressure gauge
Defi Blue Racer EGT gauge
Defi Blue Racer water temp gauge
Defi Blue Racer volt gauge
ATI pod with blue face trim
2004 STI Gauge Cluster w/ Blue LED mod
2007 Factory STI Limited Stereo
- Sirius Satellite and AUX jack
- Blue LED mod
Blue LED stereo mod
Blue LED HVAC mod
Blue LED cruise control button
Blue LED fog light switch
JDM Red Hazard Button
Auto dimming compass mirror

It does need a little love. Here is what can be done to make the car perfect.
- I had modded 04 tail lights on it for a short period and reshaped the opening on the buper to match. I've since put the 03 lights back on and there are small gaps under them. Good news is I have an 03 silver bumper in mint condition that comes with the car. It just needs yellow paint.
- I tapped a snow bank backing up last year leaving NY so the rear spat needs the fastener reattached.
- My son dropped some blue stuff on the carpet under the drivers seat. I have an all black carpet in mint condition to replace this one.
- The paint on the carbon fiber hood began cracking from the expantion/contraction
- The new motor is burning some oil. It's had a leakdown done and everything appears to be good. I'm told it could be oil getting past the seals of the turbo. Something about there being excess crankcase pressure till the motor breaks in. The turbo was also check at the same time and given the thumbs up by Mastro Subaru in Tampa.
- I just discovered the A/C Refrigerant Discharge Hose needs to be replaced.
- The suspension is set a little too low in the front
- Needs a little detailing. UPDATE: I've already done claybar, polish, and wax before pulling the car in the garage for storage.


Extra 03 Bumper
Black Carpet from 06 WRX wagon
Spec C shift knob (black delrin, 5spd)
Extra 03 Head Unit w/ blue backlighting
Extra brake caliper rebuild kit
Sparco Harness Bar
Some OEM STI Intercooler sprayer parts
OE 03 cluster
STI IC water sprayer parts
Misc bulbs and electrical components including the harnesses for plugging in 04 lamps on an 03
Touch-up Paint


Spec C shift knob (black delrin, 5spd)
Sparco 4-pt racing Harnesses
Sparco shoulder pads
Forge Motosports aluminum power steering tank
Forge Motosports Coolant Header Tank
Custom Oil Cooler
- B&M Hi-Tek SuperCooler with Fan
- Russell ProClassic braided hoses
- Earl's Performance Ano-Tuff Swivel-Seal Hose Ends
Canton Racing oil filter sandwhich adaptor and AN fittings (for adding oil cooler or sensors)
Mocal oil filter sandwhich adaptor (for adding oil cooler or sensors)
^^^ There is more so check back later.

The mod list totals just shy of $42,000 beyond the cost of the car new. My total investment after tax and financing is somewhere around $70k. I'd like to get $15k for for the entire car plus the extras (or best offer). You could easily part this thing out and double your money if you so inclined. But I'd rather know this thing went to someone that would enjoy her for a long time.

I'm located in Palm Harbor, FL. The car is officially off the road. No insurance or reg right now so I can't meet up anywhere and you'd need to come check out the car here.
PM or email me directly if my box fills up.
chrisarella [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Ah, ok brfatal. Thanks for clearing that up. The Trial lips were decent but I wanted to build to respect as much of the EDM/JDM STI Wagon styling as I could, so I went with a Subaru front lip. There was actually a limited edition produced in Japan that came in Yellow with on 100 made, so this is sorta paying homage to it.

And thanks T0rque.

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