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Snoshado's "Because Racecar" Build Thread

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  • 2006 STI Longblock
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  • 2005 STI Transmission
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Wheels / Suspension
  • Enkei Rajin Wheels 18x8"
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  • Front STI CS2 Style Lip
  • 2008 Sport Front End (headlights, grille, hood, fenders, bumper)
  • 2013 STI HID Projectors + OEM Harness (retrofitted by me!)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Subtle Solutions Skidplate
  • 2008 Sport Tail Lights
  • 2008 Forester Sports Sideskirts
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This was my first real dirt drive out by Pyramid Lake, NV! Good times :icon_wink:

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:lol: Maybe you'll win a shirt instead :icon_wink:
That's fine, but now I really want cookies... I'd better pick some up on the way home tonight.
That's fine, but now I really want cookies... I'd better pick some up on the way home tonight.
Maybe you can send me the leftovers as payment.... Hmm.
When are you coming to Seattle man?
Not quite sure. October maybe :icon_wink:

Looks like a SRTUSA-inspired vinyl scheme.
You're close!

Something arrived today!
Can you guess what it is?!

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Vinyl wrap?
^^ It's going to be a partial wrap. About the same pearl white color as the new STIs come in. I think everyone's really going to like this! :icon_wink:
It's the video you took @ BAM13?

Hotwheels STI-TEIN Scheme?? :bling: JetBoat White MetalFlake Baby! Gotta get it next to one of the Casino Owner's boats if so.

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Funny ^

Here's the progress so far! I'm going to try and have this presentable by the end of the week :icon_wink:


End of Day 1:

...and the final design changed quite a bit but it's going to be oh-so-awesome!
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*Be careful if you're thinking black and white. I see people brake checking randomly thinking it's a pursuit car.
I live in Tahoe and have never seen anyone do that :lol: They'll use their brakes to get a better view of a "race car" which is equally annoying!
Here's a sweet photo I snapped this morning... That's not fog! It's smoke from the Ridge Fire :(

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...after about two and a half hours
of removing old decals, I was left with this:

That's when we started to finish applying the white vinyl (I was getting a lot of, "Did you crash?! What happened to your old hood and fenders" - :lol: :


Then I came home and put my logo and numbers on - yay! :biggrin:

I still have a little more to do towards the back but that can wait until another day!
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Your car is gorgeous! Now it looks kind of like a black with white stripes zebra or panda! None the less fantastic job!
Thanks guys! As promised, here are some better photos (although I still need to take some real ones with my DSLR :icon_wink:).

On a side note...
I'm not 100% done just yet. I have one more stripe to put on towards the rear of the car and then I've got a few decals to put on the bumpers to show my support for the place that always hooks me up with this sort of work <3
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Tell Lia that Pedobear is watching her closely. Hahaha

Looks great man!
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