Chris Says Residing in Manahawkin, NJ, I work as a mechanic at RDN Automotive, a small shop that’s one town over in Barnegat. I don’t really have a set schedule and the work environment is very laid back, but we’re still able to accomplish lots of quality work. When I set out on my search to find a car, I originally wanted a truck, but soon realized that it would be a waste of gas and money to get a truck that wouldn’t even see mud, due to lack of free time. I started to look for cars and came across the Subaru WRX. I had no prior knowledge about Subarus, so when I purchased my car it quickly became a learning experience. Over the past two years of owning my car, I’ve become quite the expert on Subarus and I’m always willing to share that knowledge with anyone who is interested. Throughout those years, I also began modding my car, starting with the basic intake, exhaust and tune, but quickly became power hungry and upgraded the turbo, fuel system and had my car pro tuned. That is where I am currently at today, and I am satisfied with the power I’m making, it is a very fun daily driver. All of my photos are taken by my good friend Tyler Sladen, who is an amazingly skilled photographer and never ceases to amaze me with the outcome of his work.
We Say You can’t go wrong with a clean Subaru. Chris’s car is nice because it’s extremely subtle, functional and not outlandish or crazy. We like cars that can be driven hard and then driven to go get the groceries.
Specs & Details
'05 Subaru Impreza WRX
Engine Modifications STI intercooler; APS cold-air intake; aluminum Y-pipe; Samco turbo & inlet hoses; FP HTA 68 turbo; 850cc fuel injectors; Walbro 255-lph fuel pump; manual boost controller; HKS after-cat exhaust; Invidia up-pipe & downpipe
Engine Management COBB AccessPORT Pro Tune
Suspension KYB-AGX adjustable struts; TEIN H-Tech springs; Cusco adjustable sway bar (r); Whiteline endlinks (r); Perrin strut tower brace (f)
Wheels, Tires & Brakes 17x8" Rota Torque wheels; General G-Max 245/40R17 tires; Brembo brakes
Exterior STI splitters; WRX wingless trunk; STI HID headlamps
Interior AVH-P3200 head unit; Kartboy short throw shifter; custom under-seat subwoofer