Carbon Bronze bugeye | Dirty Gerz

WHAT: a somewhat famous custom painted “Carbon Bronze” (Acura TL-S color) bugeye.  Also nice mixed bodykit consisting of GRreddy G-Racer front lip / Chargespeed version 2 sideskirts / OEM Subaru rear lip.



  • Custom carbon bronze pearl paint (acura TL-S special edition color)
  • antenna shaved, entire rear trunk shaved (wing & key holes)
  • rear fenders rolled and slightly pulled then professionally reshaped (no ripples, etc)
  • EDM STi projector headlights w/kaixen 6000k HIDs
  • JDM sti grille with pillar deleted
  • JDM 02/03 STi hoodscoop
  • Chargespeed CF brake ducts
  • Craftsquare TC-F carbon mirrors w/blue tint
  • Greddy front lip
  • Chargespeed v2 sides
  • OEM/SPT rear 3pc diffuser
  • 32% carbon ceramic tint


  • Omnipower full coilovers (not big in the subaru scene but they are/have been quality coils)
  • Performance alignment and professionally cornerbalanced (-1.5F -2.2R camber)
  • Whiteline 24-26mm adj front sway
  • 18 x 9″ +35 Rota G-force (currently painted white with purple deevo racing lugs)
  • 245/35 bridgestone potenza re760s (more than 80% tread left)
  • Also running dba 4000 series slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads.


  • stock td-04 turbo
  • Prodrive PPP3/ecutek engine management (dynotuned and datalogged by renowned tuner Scott Seigel)
  • Prodrive turbo inlet
  • Prodrive divorced wastegate DP (w/hi-flow cat)
  • Prodrive catless flex uppipe
  • Invidia n1 catback

other random bits:

  • the jdm s202 hazard button
  • STi short throw
  • CF momo knob
  • lamco boost gauge, etc.

I put the yellow car on the road finally! Everything going well so far, other than me realizing taking out my catalytic converter was a bad idea and my car is way too loud. Now to color match valances, wing, and finish re-glassing my sideskirts! Then new things come!!


BugeyeGarage Parts: Prodrive Bumper

Subaru dropped a special model version 7 WRX STI called the “STi Prodrive Edition”… and the similarly equipped “STi Type UK” (for UK markets).

They were known for their custom WRC-themed front bumper, custom grille, custom sideskirts, and custom high-rise wing (same as the stock 04+ STI wing/the bugeye STi came with a WRX wing in stock form)… as such all of these parts have become hot commodities

The Prodrive edition bumper fits on bugeye WRX sedans (or wagons with sedan fenders although I have yet to see a Wagon-Prodrive! edit: found a widebody wagon Prodrive in progress in Australia)

Prodrive edition bumper – Ritch’s WRX from Nasioc

Optional Prodrive foglight kit You could also further customize the bumper with an optional foglight kit featuring Prodrive foglights and fog covers with cutouts – GoJohnnyGo from ScoobyIreland‘s modified authentic STI Prodrive.

Also found this old pic of what appears to be an STI-Prodrive (possibly concept?) at the 2001 Tokyo Auto Show.  Notice the differences: extra light on the foglight cutouts similar to the bugeye WRC rally car. No info on whether these parts are production, but they’re certainly rare if not one-of-a-kind.