Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stephen's Subaru

I have been a huge fan of STIs since they came out and Stephen Burke's just adds to that love. Stephen became interested in cars at a young age and when he was sixteen bought a 2002 Honda Civic LX. After becoming bored with driving an automatic decided it was time to step up his game in the form of an STI.

Shortly after his purchase the mods started. Helix DNA Coilovers, Whiteline front and rear sway bars, and whiteline endlinks complete the suspension. Stephen also has some Eibach camber bolts waiting to be installed. Moving to the interior you can find a pair of Recaro Speed seats, Takata 4 point harnesses, and an ARC Titan shift knob. After blowing his stock speakers he decided to upgrade to Boston Acoustic and JL Audio, rounding out the audio system is a Pioneer Avic D3 headunit. Clearly Stephen was not satisfied with the already impressive performance of his STI because he decided to add a turbo heatshield, Bellmouth downpipe, a Cobb intake, and a 3" straight pipe and flashed the ECU with a AP1 stage 2 Cobb AccessPORT. Everything is topped off with a gorgeous set of gold Advan RS wheels which are mounted to the car with some Project Kics Neochro R40 lug nuts. Burke even opted for some Hawk pads to keep his new wheels clean. Other mods include a set of Goodridge SS brake lines, window visors, and a replica V-Limited lip.

Stephen's plans for his car include: headers, FMIC, a wingless trunk, possible new lip (he has Cusco in mind), rear diffuser, and either selling his wheels for some 18x10.5 CCW's or keeping them and getting 275/35/18's. He has a few other plans but he's focusing on paying off the car for now.
At the age of 24 and after only having this car for a short period of time we're sure there are some big things in store and we'll be keeping a close eye on it.

Photos taken by Stephen Burke

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