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Old 07 January 2019, 01:27 AM
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Default 2003 Blobeye STI Spec-C Limited

Thought I'd make a thread dedicated to my Subbie. It's a 2003 JDM STI spec-C that I bought in late 2017.
It's the Limited version, so it came with black interior, A/C, radio and electrical windows as opposed to a regular spec-C.

At the time of purchase it was completely stock, and I mean it. It had the original exhaust, original rims, even had the original OEM japanese radio and the RE070 tires, truly 100% stock as it left the factory.

It didn't stay like that for long though.
Early 2018 it underwent some cosmetic changes as I felt like the simplistic WRX look doesn't suit the beast of a car the spec-C is, albeit it did have some kind of nice understatement thing going for it.
I went with the STI look plus a full lip kit from HTautos. As for the spoiler, I felt like doing something different and went for a S203 spoiler, always loved that one.

Fast-forward to late spring/early summer 2018. The car was due for a big upgrade.

The shopping list contained:
- HKS cone filter
- HKS silent hi-power exhaust
- 3" downpipe with 200 cell cat
- BC Racing type ER coilovers
- Volk Racing CE28N 18x8
- RCM 340 fuel pump
- DAMD D-shaped steering wheel
- And a rear diffusor to round it off

With everything installed, the car was then mapped on 102 octane fuel. Boost was set to 23 psi peak and 18 psi hold which resulted in 360bhp / 355lb-ft.

The next couple of months were just me enjoying the car with this setup until I came across a WRC style front bumper for the Blob.
The chap that had it was just looking for an original bumper in exchange, so I thought why the hell not. Good deal on my side and it looks the part.

On went the bumper.

As I prefer a clean look, I got rid of all the stickers (except STI) which was a pain in the ***. Those stickers have been on there for really long!

Really stoked with the bumper, it looks so brutal. The lip on it is made from flexible carbon. To my surprise, it bends really easily and as such, is really save against bottoming out.

That's the car as it currently stands. As the WRC bumper is quite a bit more bulky, it doesn't flow too well with the current offset of wheels as they're still pretty far inside the fender.

So, future plans will be:
- Either spacers or wheels with lower offset to even out the whole thing a little bit
- Mudflaps which should go along nicely with the WRC bumper
- De-tango headlights
- A set of thicker sway bars to keep body roll in check as I plan to soften the coilovers by quite a bit. Current setup is ridicolously hard which makes the car really twitchy under certain situations
- A turbo upgrade aiming for 400hp, possibly a bit more. Haven't decided yet whether I'll go for an aftermarket turbo or try to go down the hybrid route and rebuild the VF36

That's it for now

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Old 07 January 2019, 04:24 AM
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Nice but the lights on that are not standard (they are UK front lights not JDM which rings alarm bells).
Has the car been in the UK long before you exported it to Germany?

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Old 07 January 2019, 08:44 AM
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Nice looking car, not a fan of the bumper but looks clean motor.
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Old 07 January 2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by TonyBurns View Post
Nice but the lights on that are not standard (they are UK front lights not JDM which rings alarm bells).
Has the car been in the UK long before you exported it to Germany?
Those are european spec LHD headlights.
I should mention that in order to legally register a right hand drive car in Germany, you have to swap for LHD headlights to prevent blinding oncoming traffic.
The car is a straight Japan import and currently has around 135.000 kilometres on the clock.
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Bonnie Spec C sir, the wheels, exhaust and bumper make a huge difference

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Absolutely love it !
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You put side skirts on a Spec C
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