I appreciate seeing bugeyes that take the unconventional route to car modification and still come out clean looking:
I also wish I knew more about this car. Definite feature worthy if I had more pics/info. I know it’s a California car owned by FATT on Nasioc (thanks for the heads up ED!) and that I’ve seen it come up here and there. In any event, enjoy.
Visible mods walkaround:
- JDM STI version 1 front lip
- JDM STI fog covers
- JDM STI projector headlights (black)
- GTSpec grill (colloquially known as the ‘liberal replica’, but actually a zerosports style grill with the holes shaved off)
- Kaminari reverse cowl carbon fiber hood
- ARC FMIC
- front mount oil cooler
- JDM rain visors
- Black STI brembo brakes à la STI Limited.
– Though I’m usually pretty good with wheels, these are eluding me even though I’ve seen them before. The JDM 7-spokes that look like Advan RG’s… lol.
via Pencils on Nasioc
RS420 from Nasioc’s 2-tone madness
Sometimes the best-looking subies go less that noticed both in terms of public recognition and actually catching the extra attention to detail that people have put into their cars.
I just came across this bugeye wagon with version 2 STI front lip on a full sedan front swap (needed to directly fit the V2 lip)… and one of the more interesting swaps I’ve seen: full “Saabaru” rear end – with rear lift-gate/hatch, bumper and taillights from a Saab 9-2x (i.e. the Saab-branded WRX).
I’m a bugeye purist, but I have to admit that rear end is gorgeous. The Saab 92X rear actually looks more like a refined/updated version the bugeye wagon rear, than do some of the 04-07 wagon rears.
Oh yeah the RS is pretty damn spectacular too… Just focusing more on the bugeye because it’s in the name of the blog… something : D
Photos and owner of Ridge Blue Pearl 2.5RS: Aaron’z 2.5RS on Nasioc
Like a boss
Gotta give it up to Chris over at AClassBlog – he has a ridiculously clean JDM version 7 themed bugeye rolling on authentic Advan RS wheels. Much like me, he’s so busy posting other people’s epic builds and expounding (quite thoughtfully) on motorsports and car culture in general that he neglects to post sick shots of his own car sometimes!
Hotwheels bugeye / Segway bugeye / Bit Char-G bugeye… like it’s a thing to do.
Good for a Friday post : P
On a JUN note I came across a pic from TAS 2002 of the Jun Super Lemon GDB – possibly the most iconic bugeye out there – that I hadn’t seen before
For such a high profile car, decent hi-res pics of it are somewhat elusive
A couple good videos though
Trying to find online (or upload) the video of the JUN WRX from “Hot Version Vol. 64″ DVD doing time attack laps in wet track conditions…
With the WRX’s as popular as they are in Australia and New Zealand it isn’t unimaginable to think Mad Max would drive a bugeye:
photos via Nasioc via HighwaystarPP (the owner) via the guys at CANIBEAT blog (photographers)
See I post SRP bugeyes : )
Hailing from the UK this track car represents an interesting twist on the look of a bugeye Prodrive UK300
_visible mods list_
stock headlights painted black with retrofitted projectors
Kyowa Evolve/Räderwerks MTEN-80 wheels – black
06+ STI roof vane
JDM window visors
JDM aero mudguards
JDM STI GDB grille
Hella Supertone horns (red)
Photo: Jonathan Truong
Been slow to update lately because of finishing out my last semester of grad school, but now much more time to tend to my own car and post fresh content here
I don’t know why this bugeye WRX looks so good to me… maybe because it has tastefully understated OZ Racing Superleggera wheels in silver (a classic look among Subaru owners from when the bugeye WRX was new on the roads) and a sleeper-look RS hood with no scoop sitting above a massive black front-mount….. while at the same time having retina-scorching yellow paint and a not exactly understated STI carbon fiber GT wing. For some reason it makes me think of a Porsche.
Even with no JDM headlights or front lip it still looks menacing.
- stock headlights with black painted housings
- JDM STI GDB grille
- JDM STI Mesh fog covers painted
- 2.5RS hood – likely a Seibon carbon fiber 2.5RS hood because of the hoodpins – the OEM Subaru RS hood is made of steel and far heavier than aluminum WRX hoods (which are about as light as some carbon hoods). Seibon makes a version of the RS hood in carbon fiber which maintains the light weight of the WRX hood, while still giving a scoopless sleeper look.
- OZ Racing Superleggera wheels – silver
- Brembo? big brake kit – red
- painted sideskirts
- OEM Subaru 3-piece rear lip/diffuser
- JDM STI carbon fiber wing
- JDM aero mudguards – front set
If anyone knows the owner of this car please post up – I’d love to know what is under the hood
Foreshadowing a feature of the same, just liked these pics a lot:
JDMCRIS‘ bugeye – RacingHart CP035R wheels, one-off custom front bumper, wings west sideskirts, custom gray paint
Another bugeye from Cali – con10der8′s wrx with HID projector retrofits.
(it could use a grill ! fwiw)
zumnwrx’s jdm version 7 styled wrx via california
Full of Winning: old school Technomagnesio Detroit wheels in gold, silver Advan RCII, and STI V2 front lips all around
Photocred and custom ‘macadamia’ color bugeye: N’CTRL
Carbon offset is everything
There are fewer and fewer of JUN bumpers out there so it’s always nice when I come across a recent pic of bugeye with one.
Rumor has it that JUN has stopped production of the bumper, and Gruppe-S (distributor of the replica version) no longer offers the replica. Essentially, if you have one take care of it because it’s borderline irreplaceable ; )
TeamOD’s bugeye WRX
– JUN bumper
– Zerosports sideskirts
– VolkRacing CE28N-style wheels
– WRC drop-in hood vent
– JDM STI headlights
– JDM STI front grille
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JDM is so 5 years ago…
And how much better did cars look and how much more fun was modding 5 years ago… ; )
(for comparison purposes – “So fresh and so scene” http://ivyleagueeast.com/2010/12/30/outcast/)
photocred: Infek’s bugeye v7 STI swap (feature coming soon)
Yellow bugeye S202 against a backdrop of three yellow “hawkeye” STi spec C type RA-R’s