2018 Subaru STI “Miyuki Misti”

Post By: Michael Ngo

Date: 04/16/2023

The Story

Bought this car brand new off the lot years ago since it's been a dream car for a while. From day one she's been modified and making power ranging from 300whp to now 600whp. This car has been on such a journey throughout its life thus far especially for it being my first tuner car. From not knowing what to mod first other than an accessport and intake to now being fully built, it has taught me so much about this platform. I've learned quickly that this car/platform has tons of problems but they're easily mitigated with proper maintenance, some mods, and ultimately my own driving. This car has been my rock throughout these years, especially through some darker times. It's also opened up such a big community for me and made me some lifelong friends (even EVOs 😂). I genuinely love this car and never intend to let it go since we've both been through so much. I've grown with the car and the car has grown with me. Ultimately, I plan on retiring Miyuki from daily driving and having her be a dedicated race car/weekend driver. But first off we'll have to touch up some more suspension pieces and add a tidge more power. Miyuki is also a testament to my philosophy of doing things right and treating the car right that it will last. She's also a huge testament to cars being pivotal to peoples' lives and being one of the best teachers to your own growth.

Current Setup

  • Performance: Engine: -BaderBuilt Stage 4 Closed Deck Short Block* -Stage 2 Heads w/BC280 Cams & Valvetrain* -Athena Firelocks Gaskets* -Baderbuilt Modified 11mm Oil Pump* -ATI Super Damper Pulley* -TS Oil Pan w/Killer B Oil Pickup/windage tray* -ACT Extreme Duty Clutch w/Lightweight Flywheel Engine Management/Tune: -Cobb AP -Tuned by Josh Bader @_baderbuilt w/speed density* Induction: -ETS Speed Density Intake* -BBR 3in Turbo Inlet* -FP Black Ball Bearing -AMS Manifold* -ETS 3.5 FMIC -MAC 4 Port Boost Controller* -Custom Uppipe w/40mm TurboSmart EWG -Tial Knock Off BOV* Fueling: -@fuelinjectorclinic FiC 1650cc Injectors* -Walbro 525 fuel pump -Radium Single Hanger -iWire Fuel Pump Wiring Kit -Cobb Fuel Pressure Sensor -Cobb Ethanol Sensor -Aeromotive FPR -IAG Fuel Rails and Lines Exhaust: -Invidia Catted Downpipe -Invidia Q300 -ETS v2 Maxflow Headers
  • Suspension: Suspension/Handling/Driver Feel: -Perrin Engine Mounts -Perrin Pitch Stop Brace & Bracket -Perrin Transmission Mount -Kartboy Shifter Bushing -Cobb Rear Shifter Bushing -S/s Clutch Line -Whiteline 24mm Rear Sway Bar -Whiteline Rear Endlinks -Enkei PF01\'s 18x9.5 +38 w/ Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 265/35/18 -OEM Short Shifter -Raceseng Alcantara Shift Knob* -Stoptech Street Pads F+R -Centric Drilled Rotors F+R -Ohlins Road and Track Coils*
  • Wheels: Enkei Pf01 wrapped in 265/35/18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4s
  • Performance: Supporting Mods: -IAG Comp AOS* -GDT Cylinder 4 Cooling Mod -Koyorad Radiator Others: -Compressive Tuning Smartflow Shroud -Compressive Tuning Airblades -Subispeed TR Sequential Taillights -Subispeed CF Gurney Flap -Blacked Out Emblems and Badges -OEM Front Lip