I present to you Patrick Daguio’s 2006 Subaru WRX STI ladies and gentlemen; this Subie is a textbook example of fitment and function, which is not particularly common seen together. Not only does it perform well on the track and earn street-cred on the road, but it looks amazing, too! Scoobies come out of the factory nimble and capable with an AWD system put with a turbocharged 2.5L flat-four “boxer” engine, but Patrick felt as if he had to take his STI one step further.
Like with many car owners, interest in this vehicle came from a ride Patrick took with his good friend Daniel in his Subaru. Daniel’s WRX was packing fire with 400 whp which made Patrick catch the Impreza bug. Patrick, under much admiration and peer-pressure, decided to pick up his own in May of 2009 and has loved driving and building it since.
Patrick said that his favorite thing about the car are the wicked Karlton fenders and the 250mm wide tires. That’s pretty rare and ballsy considering the 350 wheel horsepower to the ground. The 295/30R18 Toyo R888 tires are wrapped around some sexy, custom anodized 10-inch wide MTechnica Aero wheels. Patrick said that fitting the wheels was the hardest part about building the car thus far, but the work clearly paid off. Patrick also had help from David at MemoryFab to get the correct width, offset, and dimensions.
The exterior isn’t just nice wheels and over-fenders. Patrick’s Subaru boasts a VOLTEX front bumper with canards, VOLTEX front CF under-tray diffuser, VOLTEX side skirts, and VOLTEX rear diffuser. This STI also has a SEIBON carbon fiber hood with an ARC hood scope and a SEIBON carbon fiber trunk. Patrick also replaced the 2006 tail lights with the 2005 model’s; a good choice.
Patrick’s main focus for the future of his Impreza is to improve the vehicle for auto cross racing. He currently is utilizing Stance GR+ coilovers which already keeps the car low and aggressive on corners, but Patrick would like to add Cusco parts on all corners to tighten up the car further for cornering and to add the ability of adjustment.
Patrick’s EJ25 2.5L STI motor has been modified with horsepower and daily reliability in mind. He added a Blouch 20g TD05 Turbo, Deatschwerks 850cc Side-Feed Injectors, Walbro 255 Fuel Pump, Perrin Short-Ram Intake, Gruppe-S Unequal-Length Header to keep the Subaru “rumble”, Titek Cat-less Downpipe, and HKS Carbon Fiber Turbo-Back Exhaust. Patrick also added a GReddy 13-Row Oil and Perrin Front Mount Intercooler to keep his engine temps in check. Patrick’s STI is also equipped with an Exedy “Stage 2” Clutch and COBB Accessport. Patrick had the COBB Accessport tuned by Mike over at GST with a conservative and reliable E85 tune pushing right around 350whp.
Patrick said that he’d like to thank his wife for putting up with his Subaru addiction, his “brother from another mother” Daniel for first getting him involved with Scoobies, Devin and “the crew” at SPEED ELEMENT, and David and “the guys” from MemoryFab for building his wheels. I hope the future bodes well for Patrick Daguio and his wonderful STI.
Thank you StanceNation for the amazing post. For more pictures, please check the source. Here is the parts list.
Exterior: VOLTEX front bumper with canards VOLTEX front CF undertray diffuser VOLTEX side skirts VOLTEX rear diffuser ARC hood scoop SEIBON CF hood SEIBON rear trunk 2005 STI Rear headlamps