>iM HIghlight: Jason’s Burple Beast
>It’s been a long time coming for me and I’m happy to finally have this rolling nicely.
Ever since the last year with my Civic, I’ve felt that it was time to move on to something bigger and better. Those that knew me for a while also knew that I’ve wanted an STI way back before I could even drive. That day has finally come and now that it has, I’m planning on doing it all over again.
February 2011 – I walked into the Subaru dealership ready to put a deposit down so that by spring, I would have it ready for me to drive. Lady luck must have been on my side that day because the exact one I wanted was the only one sitting on the lot. Half an hour later, I signed the papers and took it home a few days later. That night, I had already ordered parts for it to slap on as soon as possible.
Thanks to Rhys at Revwerks for hooking me up with a set of WORK XT7’s as quickly as I needed them. In 18×9.5 +20, it’s not super aggressive, but it’s not super laid back either. I decided to play it safe for now to see how much I can push the limits of this widebody. Interestingly enough, it’s probably harder to fit these wheels under the wheel wells of the GR body than the Civic’s body. But with little rolling and pulling, they fit perfectly. Some cracked fenders and tire shredding here and there, but it’s all good now.
Another special thanks to Dave at Screamin’ Paintworks for working with me for a span of 3 weeks to get the paint just right. A special 7 stage house of kolor custom burple was what ended up on the wheels. 2 bases of gold, 2 coats of blue and a final 3 topcoats of the unique burple. The outcome is definitely something that you’d have to see in person. Blue in the shade, purple in the light and at certain angles, you’ll see gold flake.
The suspension of course was one of the first things to be installed. A set of BC BR racing coilovers to get the car sitting low, and Cusco lower control arms to bring in the camber and I was good to go. Still playing around with suspension, I’m still working on going lower.
While the car still sits relatively stock performance and looks wise, my biggest “want” was to get the car sitting pretty and looking unique. With many more parts on the way and the need to be patient for parts to come out for a newer chassis, hopefully I’ll have some more updates as the year goes on. If you spot me, be sure to wave!