(Not so) Pokie STi

The Story

Back in 2013, Hayden picked up a 2007 STi, it was everything he had hoped for, stock, low kilometers; as the previous owner rarely drove it, and it had never seen a winter.

Subaru STi

Soon after getting the car mods found their way from Hayden’s previous WRX, an AEM intake and Invidia cat back exhaust, and with the help of a friend Hayden picked up a Cobb Accessport to take advantage of those mods.

Subaru STi

Within the first year of owning the car Hayden enjoyed what he had, constant control, regardless of the situation.  He knew he had found the car for himself.

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Early into 2014 Hayden got himself the nickname of Pokie at work, and though he wasn’t a big fan, it stuck.  Shortly after getting his nickname, life happened, and Hayden went through some personal troubles, all the while the STi never let him down.  With that it was time to reward the car for it’s service, so an Invidia downpipe, HSD coilovers and Fast Hayaku wheels in 17 x 9 +35 were ordered.

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When the parts arrived and the wheels returned from receiving a coat of Southwest Blue powder it was time to install everything.  As any enthusiast will tell you, install days don’t always go smoothly.  So, after a day of stripped and seized bolts, broken tools, and bloodied hands, Hayden was fed up with the car.  Until he took it to his friend Justin’s place to show the work off.  Justin was impressed with the looks of everything, and after a quick drive to show the performance changes it was clear that the car wasn’t so Pokie.

Subaru STi

Over the summer of 2014 not much changed on the car, the suspension was adjusted and a Perrin turbo inlet was purchased, but primarily the car went to as many shows as Hayden could get to.  It brought home Best Sport Compact at Garden City.

Within a few weeks of the show at Garden City, it was decided that it was time to take Pokie further. Justin and Hayden took on the challenge of a build on the car, including a wire tuck and painted engine bay, among other changes.  After 4 days the bay was painted, and it was time to do some shopping.

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After a month of research Hayden had found what he felt was the perfect combination of parts and pulled the trigger.  Once everything had been delivered it was time to get to work on the car.

Unfortunately, it was now late November, and to work in a uninsulated garage with only a few electrical heaters to keep warm was a true test of dedication. Winnipeg’s winters are enough to break nearly anyone’s dedication, but thanks to a propane heater loaned to Hayden by friend, Paul Smyrski, work continued on Pokie through December.

Subaru STi

Come March, and Pokie was nearly ready to go, thankfully so, as Hayden’s winter vehicle suffered an accident he was forced to rush and get Pokie back on the road.

Trouble struck again when after only 3 days, the hood latch broke and sent Pokies hood up and into the windshield.  Thankfully the signature Subaru hood scoop took the brunt of the impact, saving the window and the roof, but the hood was bent.

After a few months of looking for the right shop to take care of Pokie, Hayden decided on Urban Autobody after a recommendation from Option Plus.  Urban took great care of the car and had it done quickly.  While Pokie was in the shop Hayden decided it was time for new wheels and went with a set of Enkei RPF1’s in 17 x 9.5 +38.

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The car came out of the shop in time for Driven, where it showed in the Option Plus booth.

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For now, Hayden isn’t sure what’s next for Pokie, he’s happy with the car as it sits, and thankful for all the support from friends along the way.

He hopes for 450hp at the wheels when Robert from AMR Performance is finished tuning it.  Making the car not as pokie as it’s name might suggest.

Subaru STi

The List

Exterior

  • HSD Coilovers
  • Enkei RPF1 – 17 x 9.5 +38 w/ Bridgestone Potenza RE11
  • “POKIE” Plates

Engine

  • 1000cc DW Injectors
  • 255lph DW Fuel Pump
  • Perrin MAF Intake w/ cold extension
  • Perrin Turbo Inlet
  • AMR Cast Up-Pipe
  • AMR Unequal length headers
  • AMR CXR550 – 10cm housing turbo
  • Mishimoto oil cooler
  • Mishimoto Aluminum radiator
  • Invidia N1 turbo back exhaust

A Car for the Cure – Eddie’s 2013 Subaru BRZ

Fighting the good fight

When the FT-86 concept was first revealed, many were hooked on the styling of the new car coming from Toyota and Subaru’s collaboration, including Eddie.  He had been debating moving on from his Toyota Soarer for a while, then when starting a new job at Birchwood Hyundai he was faced with a 2013 Subaru BRZ in silver.  By his second day on the job, it was time for a test drive, then in a mere seven days later it was time for the BRZ to come home.

Subaru BRZ - Cancer Care Manitoba

Subaru BRZ - Cancer Care Manitoba

Unfortunately, many have had their lives impacted by cancer.   Having lost his grandparents at a young age Eddie has taken the cause to heart.

The car was wrapped by Bomex Graphics in a 3M “Raspberry Fizz” vinyl, and in exchange for a donation you’re invited to sign the car as a show of support for both Eddie and CancerCare Manitoba.

Subaru BRZ - Cancer Care Manitoba

Subaru BRZ - Cancer Care Manitoba

With the season just getting started, we’re glad to see Eddie’s car receiving recognition quickly through the local radio and news outlets.  We can’t wait to see the whole car covered in signatures.

Subaru BRZ - Cancer Care Manitoba

So, if you see Eddie and his BRZ out at meets or shows this season, be sure to stop by donate and sign the car, every little bit helps!

The List

Engine

  • Borla UEL Headers
  • Speedfactory V1 Cat-back
  • Takeda Intake
  • Speedfactory stage 2 tune

Suspension | Brakes

    • Powered By Max Competition Coilovers
    • Stoptech PosiQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads

Wheels | Tires

        • Gramlights 57DR 17×9 +38
        • Gun Blue KICS lug nuts

Exterior

        • 3M Rassberry Fizz wrap
        • Red tint overlay tail lights

Interior

      • Cipher Auto Subaru BRZ  Harness Bar
      • Tataka drift 2 Harnesses

Bridging the Gap

The Next Generation

Here in Manitoba, the import scene continues to grow, but the muscle cars still rule the community with the majority of shows being aimed at the classics.  There are, however, some that are trying to bridge the gap.  Adam, grew up rooted in classics, Chevy’s specifically, with his dad owning an El Camino and Chevelle; both ’72s.  Adam spent Sunday cruise nights out admiring the vehicles and dreaming that one day he’d have a cruise night car of his own somewhere down the road.

Subaru WRX

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Fast forward to about 3 years ago and Adam was looking for a car, after hearing radio ads while driving for work during the day he felt drawn to check out a Subaru.  It was the first turbocharged sports car he’d driven and was sold on it.  Since then the car has come a ways from it’s factory form.  With front and rear areo from AeroFlow Dynamics and ISC Suspension coilovers the car was sitting just right in time for World of Wheels.

Subaru WRX

With his roots in the classic car scene, Adam is actively trying to bridge the gap between enthusiasts, young and old alike.  You’ll find Adam at nearly every show this season, taking the chance to get to know more about both old muscle and new imports.  With future plans potentially including a wide body kit, built motor, or complete color change, for now the biggest plan is just enjoying the car as it is.

Subaru WRX

Subaru WRX

The List

Exterior

  • Ceramic Pro 9H Nano Clear Coat 2 Layers
  • Aero Flow Dynamics Front Splitter, Ver.3 Canards, Diffuser
  • APR Carbon Fibre Front lip
  • Chargespeed Sideskirt Carbon Fiber Lip
  • Custom Retrofitted Headlights

Interior

  • Accessport V.2 Stage 3 E-Tuned
  • Prosport Boost Gauge
  • AEM Air/Fuel Gauge
  • HKS Turbo Timer
  • Custom Engraved Flossy Knob

Audio

  • Audison Bit Ten Crossover
  • Hertz 6.5″ Fronts 1″ Tweeters
  • Xion, Jvc Amplifiers
  • 12″ Alpine Type R X 2

Engine

  • Perrin Cold Air Intake
  • Perrin Turbo Inlet
  • Perrin Catback Exhaust W/ High Flow Cat
  • Perrin EBCS Boost Control Solenoid
  • Perrin Air/Oil Separator
  • Perrin Top Mount Intercooler
  • DeatschWerks DW65 Fuel Pump
  • DeatschWerks 850 CC Injectors
  • NGK Colder plugs
  • Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
  • Exedy Light Flywheel

Adam would also like to thank Option Plus, Brian Reimer Audio, and Executive Tinting for their help with the build.

The Road to SpeedFest – Josh

The beaSTi

What started off as just another Stage 2 STi, has evolved into something all it’s own over the course of a few years and many hours in the garage.

Last year at Driven we saw Josh’s car with a freshly painted engine bay, and a Process West V-mount setup.  However, over the winter Josh decided to look for something to provide him with a little more response from the GTX3076 under the hood, and Grimmspeed had recently released their top-mount option for the STi.

The beaSTi

It’s safe to say everyone knows Josh’s build, if not by the solid work, then certainly by the exhaust note.   With a TurboXS catback Josh’s STi has one of the most distinguishable exhaust notes of any Subaru.

The beaSTi

We’re pleased to say that Josh will be showing the beaSTi with us a Speedfest July 19th, at the RBC Convention Center, come down and check it out in person!

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While it’s  undecided what’s next for the beaSTi, we’re all excited to see where this car goes.

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The List

Drivetrain

  • JDM STi replica shift knob
  • Kartboy short shifter
  • Kartboy/Cobb shifter bushings
  • Competition Clutch Stage 4 6-puck sprung clutch
  • Perrin diff support bushings
  • Whiteline outrigger bushings
  • TIC transmission mount bushings
  • Torque Solution pitch stop mount

Intake l Exhaust l Fuel

  • AMS v-band rotated kit
  • Garrett GTX3076R .82 a/r turbo
  • Turbosmart 40mm EWG
  • AMS cold air intake
  • Grimmspeed electronic boost controller
  • Grimmspeed TMIC
  • Grimmspeed Y-pipe
  • Vibrant 45 degree elbow
  • Grimmspeed/Vibrant couplers
  • Forge BOV
  • Factory headers
  • AMS uppipe
  • AMS downpipe
  • TurboXS catback
  • Walbro 400lph fuel pump, hardwired to battery
  • T1 race top feed conversion fuel rails
  • ID 1300cc injectors
  • T1 race/homebrew -6an fuel lines
  • AEM FPR
  • BWR fuel pressure gauge

Cooling System

  • Mishimoto rad
  • Mishimoto shroud/fans
  • Mishimoto rad hoses
  • Perrin rad stays

Oil System

  • 08+ STi oil pump
  • Moroso 6qt oil pan
  • Moroso oil pickup
  • Cosworth baffle plate

Engine

  • Top Speed SS1 block
  • CP ceramic coated pistons
  • Forged rods
  • 08+ STi nitrided crank
  • Factory heads
  • Torque Solution motor mounts

Engine Bay

  • Fully shaved/painted engine bay
  • Fully tucked wiring harness
  • Brake line tuck
  • Battery mounted in trunk
  • Washer fluid tank in trunk
  • Fuse box in the steering column area
  • Custom AN power steering lines
  • Relocated power steering reservoir

Suspension l Wheels l Tires

  • Dunlop SP Sport 01 235/40/17
  • XXR 527 17×8.25 +35
  • HSD coils
  • Helix rear end links

Exterior

  • Custom jet black paint with blue/red flake, sprayed by GDS
  • Wingless trunk
  • Fully debadged
  • Shaved key hole on trunk

Interior l Electronics

  • Pioneer D series 6.75″ components up front
  • Pioneer D series 4″ rear speakers
  • Pioneer D series 1200W amp
  • JVC KDA95BT head unit
  • AEM digital air/fuel gauge
  • AEM digital boost gauge

Kyle’s 2009 Subaru WRX

Kyles 2009 Subaru WRX

The Story

The story of Kyle’s (aka. Boostie) WRX goes way back to his arrival in Winnipeg, and the sighting of a white ’04 STi. The sound of that car haunted Kyle until he finally gave into the Subaru bug and found his sedan. As most do, Kyle eventually found himself on local car forums, which is where he got his nickname Boostie. With no shortage of opinion or advice Kyle sought out which direction he’d like to take the car for it’s first summer in the car scene.

Of course, this included the obligatory Subaru mod’s, Stage 2 (aftermarket downpipe and a reflash), Rally Armor mud flaps, and Hella Supertones. But, that wasn’t all, the car also received Bilstein struts and Racecomp springs for a mild drop.

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Welcome!

Who We Are

We are not a car club. We are a group of friends with a common passion, our cars. Although all of us have different tastes, we take pride in each other and the vehicles we have built.

Our Goal

We’re here to provide exposure for any and every cool build we come upon, and give recognition to cars in our home town. Whether it’s drag racing, hard parking, or anything in between, we like it all.

The Crew

  • Mitch – 2010 Subaru WRX
  • Brianna – 2012 Kia Forte Koup SX
  • Kyle aka. Boostie – 2009 Subaru WRX
  • Josh – 2004 Subaru WRX STi