This webpage is dedicated to the 6th love of my life right behind God, my wife, and three kids.

This car started its life in 1988 as a GL-10 Wagon, EA82t, 5 speed, with full time AWD.

I bought it in 2005. As far as I can tell, I am the 2nd registered owner.

When I got it home, I pulled the drive train out – the engine, the transmission, the whole rear sub-frame, and all of the front suspension.

It needed a bit more power. I bought a 1996 JDM WRX V-Limited front clip from an importer in Tacoma. In went in a 45K mile EJ20G with matching 4.111:1 5-Speed transmission and a limited slip differential for the rear.

I did the swap in the dead of winter, with my vacation time from work – December 17, 2005, to January 2, 2006.

Ever upgrading, things have changed quite a bit. This car now has a full STI drive-train: EJ257 engine; 6 speed Transmission with Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD); R180 rear diff; Brembo brakes; and last, but not least, the sweet seats.

Current mod list:


Block: 2005 USDM EJ257

JE forged pistons: 8.9:1 compression ratio

Heads: 1998 JDM EJ20K STI, shim under bucket

Heads are ported and polished

Cams: 1998 JDM EJ20K STI

Intake manifold: 1996 JDM EJ20G

Twin Scroll Turbo: 2003 JDM VF37

Custom 1″ intake manifold spacers, to allow front entry turbo

Custom phenolic intake manifold spacers

WitchHunter modified, STI side feed injectors – 780cc

APS 50/50 Blow Off Valve (BOV)

Ignition coils: 2005 STI

Power steering pump with custom lines: 1997 JDM EJ20K

Godspeed front mount intercooler

Custom parallel fuel setup -6 AN

SARD fuel pressure regulator

Full 3” custom Turbo-back Exhaust


ViPEC full standalone ECU (Tuned by Drift Office)

Autometer Gauges:

Wideband Air/Fuel Ratio Meter

Coolant Temperature

Vacuum / Boost

Narrow band O2

Tachometer with shift light

HKS turbo timer

Blitz electronic boost control regulator

TurboXS Knocklite shift light

Fuel Pump: Welbro 255LPH


2003 JDM V8 6 speed

DCCDpro Auto DCCD controller

Custom 1 piece driveshaft


2003 JDM STI Brembo brakes – both front and rear

Wilwood adjustable proportioning valve

1992 Turbo Legacy 1 1/16” master cylinder

Steel braided brake lines, front and rear


2005+ Legacy GT TEIN flex coilovers

EDFC dampening controller

XT6 24mm sway bars F/R

17 X 7” wheels with Nitto Neo-Gen 205/40R17

5 X 100 Lug Swap (Front WRX, Rear XT6)

Exterior look:

1992 XT6 Mirrors

1988 RX front air dam and side skirts

JDM Leone side badges

2004 USDM hood scoop, sectioned 5”

1996 JDM WRX side marker turn signals

Locking hood pins

Window tint: front 35%, rear 10%

Interior Look:

1996 JDM WRX Nardi steering wheel

1996-97 JDM STI seats

Gauges listed above

USDM STI 6 speed shift knob