2019 Subaru WRX

Post By: Ed Edwards

Date: 08/15/2023

The Story

I bought this car after moving to a new area with horrific roads where my previous car just wouldn't cut it. Originally I was looking to do a rally inspired build, however, I've since pivoted to a show-esque daily. When I originally bought the vehicle I had completely bought into the idea that any modifications to the engine would make the car grenade. In time, after tons of research, I realized there's a lot of things you can do, so long as you do them carefully and correctly to actually improve reliability, drivability, and power. I am currently making somewhere between 320 awhp - 350 awhp and am planning on staying in this area to have a reliable, yet fun daily.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Konig Hypergram 18x9.5 Slate Grey with Machined Lip
  • Exterior: Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Performance: Cobb FMIC
  • Performance: Cobb 3 Port Boost Controller
  • Performance: Grimspeed Intake
  • Performance: Cobb Access Port
  • Performance: Drunkman E30 Tune
  • Performance: Custom 3" single exit catback exhaust into Vibrant muffler
  • Exterior: Subispeed OLM Carbon Fiber Duckbill Spoiler
  • Exterior: Strafe Diffuser
  • Exterior: Project M Splitter and Side Skirts
  • Exterior: Velossatech Ram Air Scoop
  • Interior: Billitworkz Shift Knob
  • Interior: Dynaperformance Interior Carbon Bits
  • Performance: Cobb/IAG AOS
  • Performance: Perrin Shift Stop
  • Performance: Cobb Shift Plate
  • Performance: Perrin Brass Shifter Bushing
  • Performance: R1 Concepts Drilled and Slotted Rotors
  • Performance: R1 Concepts Carbon Ceramic Brake Pads
  • Performance: Stoptech Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines (Front & Rear)


Ed Edwards

Service advisor from the Austin, TX area who has a soft spot for turbo four cylinders, or anything unusual. I currently have a 2019 WRX which I daily and am modifying to be a fun show-esque daily.