is wonders assenbiled project ★

“Not a bad way to spend ten grand”

Actually I have no idea how much went into this setup (the engine alone probably well exceeds $10g’s), but it was worth the money. Fast and Furious quotes aside, this wagon from the UK owned by Jura and his brother Latso went from a 4EAT auto WRX wagon to the 500bhp ppg-manual bugeye you see before you.

The car features a ton of clean parts – from a flocked dashboard to a Race technology DASH2 cluster. The fully built engine running 500 AVCS’d BHP through a PPG gearbox is the coup de grace of this bugeye. The car was built by Slowboy Racing on the other side of the pond. The Brits know how to do it (forgiving the rota’s for now haha ; ). Build thread after the jump.

Clean on the inside…

C.R.E.A.M. on the outside…

(Even the rear bumper I haven’t come across yet – it’s by EDM bodykit maker JDL Tuning – don’t you love it when you find stuff you didn’t know was out there?)

All business under the bonnet…

Engine/Drivetrain Modifications: Engine:
2.1 SBR JDM WRX with AVCS built by Neil@Slowboy Racing:
Cosworth pistons
Manley Rods
ACL Race Bearing sets:big end and main bearing set
Cosworth baffled sump
10mm Modified Oil pump and water pump
12mm ARP Headstuds
Cosworth Stopper 1.1mm HG
79mm Subaru V8(EJ257) Nitrided Crankshaft
Cosworth timing belt kit
Heads(Valves re-lapped,cleaned,re-shimmed and head skimmed)
Engine painted black

Engine Dress Up:

Powder coated Header tank
Powder coated Alternator
GT-Spec Cooling panel
HKS Billet Oil Cap
Blitz Header Tank Cap
Lightweight pulley set
Alloy Radiator

Oil system:

Setrab Oil cooler
Cosworth Baffled sump plate
OE Sump
Baffled 3-port Oil Catch Can

Induction/Turbo and Fuel system:

840cc injectors with Fuel Lab FPR and Fuel Lab Billet Fuel Filter
Modified WRX CDF Parallel Fuel Rails
Braided Fuel lines with AN fittings
340LPH HRC Fuel Pump
Spec C Inlet manifold custom powder coated(black)
MDX 321T Billet with Zircotec Ceramic Coated exhaust housing
3port Prodrive boost solenoid
RCM V7 Big cone
3″HKS Ti Cat Back Exhaust with Hayward and Scott downpipe
GT-Spec Headers with 3 bolt upipe
NOS Sniper wet system(25-50bhp jet)
AEM Water/Methanol kit
Custom hard inlet induction hose heatwrapped with DEI
Custom FMIC with painted IC pipework and heatwrapped with DEi Heatwrap(black)


Syvecs ECU with 8 switchable maps ALS and LC enabled(1st: 1.0bar V-power ,2nd:1.4bar V-power,3rd:1.7bar ALS+LC,4th:1.7bar V-power,5th:1.7 bar V-power +20%methanol,6th:1.4bar V-power +20% methanol with ALS,LC,7th:1.4bar V-power+20%methanol,8th
Odyssey PCS680(fitted in boot)

452.2BHP/440lb-ft on V-power
490.2BHP/480lb-ft on V-power and 20% Methanol
465.2BHP/440-ft on V-power with 65/35 water/methanol injection
Suspension Modifications: Brakes:

FR K-sport 8pots 356mm with Ferodo DS2500
RR K-Sport 6pots 330mm with Ferodo DS2500
HEL braided lines


HSD HR Coilovers
Front Solid CDF Droplinks
Eibach ARB FR 22mm & RR 24mm
Hardrace Adjustable Lateral Links with ball jointed rear drop links
Whiteline Anti Lift Kit
Cusco Front and Rear Strut brace
4 point underbrace(STi pink)
Wheels/Tires Modifications: Vredstein Ultrac Sessanta 245/40 ZR18
ROTA Grid Drift 9.5×18” ET38
Blue anodized wheel nuts M12x1.25
Interior/Exterior Modifications: Interior:
Full late V8 dashboard(fully flocked ) with Late V8 HVAC
Race Technology Dash2 with Syvecs CAN ECU interface
2x Sparco EVO 2 2012 GRP N seats
Buddy Club Rails
STi door cards
STi Alloy pedals
Sparco gearknob
Short shifter
TRS 4 Point Harness
Sparco 310-SP Steering Wheel
Shadow gauge set(Oil Temp,Oil pressure,Water Temp and Boost)
Defi style Gauge pod Flocked
ATi steering gauge pod with Autometer NOS Gauge and AEM Uego AFR gauge
EGT gauge
Life-Line Mechanical 2.25Kg Extinguisher Kit
Alpine Audio

Exterior mods:

Chargespeed Front bumper with Chargespeed Carbon Ducts
STi fenders
JDL rear lip
Chargespeed Sideskirts
OE Bonnet with WRX scoop
JDM HID lights
JDM Grill
Hella Supertone Horns

One of the cleanest wagons I’ve come across in quite a while, and couldn’t be more glad people are still putting money into bugeye builds.


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