Bug’d Out

Saturday 22 September, 2012 | By Ken

Are you ready for Mitsu/EVO vs STi Day? Adrian and his WRX is. At last year’s event, the bug-eye made her appearance and was breaking necks. This year, Adrian’s Subaru went to Nightshift Performance in Edison, New Jersey to handle the wire-tuck duties as well as a few other notable upgrades in preparation for the big event. This is the 10 year anniversary of the rally-car arrival from Subaru, when the bug-eyes first landed on our shores in the U.S., and there is a bit of nostalgia that is now attached this particular model for historical reasons. Before 2002, import fans could only salivate at the idea of one day seeing a real WRX, let alone an STi or an EVO. 4-door, All-Wheel-Drive, Turbo and rally bred. It was a wet-dream for most people back then. These days, we are a bit spoiled with the choices we have and the availability of the cars on our shores compared to a decade ago. So when you see a super-clean, well-built bug-eye, the appreciation for where we are, and where we came is more than notable.

The work that went into this build is nothing short of impressive. Tomorrow, at EVO vs STi day, you will find Adrian and his bug-eye competing for the show, but just know though that this build is more than just a pretty face. Photographer, Andrew Temkin caught up with Adrian and the crew over at Nightshift Performance for a shop photoshoot. We look forward to another Feature with Adrian and his suby in the near future. In the meantime, be sure to check out this bug-eye at Englishtown Raceway tomorrow!

Words by: Kenny Bascon | Photography by: Andrew Temkin


Darton Sleeved Block | Weisco Pistons | Pauter Rods | ACL Rod & Main Bearings | OEM STi Crank | Modded 11’ STI Oil pump | Cometic Headgaskets | Headgames Ported Heads | Kelford 282 Cams | Ferrea Competition Plus Valves | Ferrea Drag Springs & Retainers | Power Enterprises Racing Timing Belt | Cosworth Timing belt Guide | Cosworth Cam Sensor Adapter | Perrin Crank Pulley | Killer B Oil Pan, Baffle and Pickup Tube | Mishimoto 3 Core Radiator | AEM V1 Standalone

Turbo Setup

TurboTrix Racing Front Mount Turbo Setup | Precision 6765 Ball Bearing Turbo | Shorty exhaust and dump out the hood | Tial 38mm Wastegate | Tial Q Blow Off Valve | Treadstone Intercooler Core


RCI 10 Gallon Fuel Cell | Twin 044 Bosch Fuel Pumps Mounted With a T1 Bracket | Teflon Lines | T1 Topfeed Conversion Fuel Rails | Injector Dynamics ID 2000 Injectors | Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator


5×114.3 Converted Spindles With ARP Extended Studs | STI Brembo Brakes | DBA 4000 Rotors | Custom Brake Line Tuck with Stainless Lines | 07 STI Long gear Transmission  | Spec Triple Disk Clutch with Push Conversion | Drive Shaft Shop Rear Axle Upgrades | JIC Custom Valved Coilovers | Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings | Whiteline Front & Rear Sway Bars | Whiteline Adjustable Rear | Lateral Links | Whiteline Rear Camber Bolts | Kartboy Rear Suspension Bushings and Lock Bolts | Perrin Endlinks | Cusco Trans Mount | TigWerks Solid Delrin Engine Mounts | Enkei Nt03+M 18×9.5 +27 | Muteki NeoChrome Lugs


Prodrive Replica Front Lip | Scoop Delete | JDM Bugeye Headlights | JDM STI Grill | VIS Carbon Fiber Trunk | Chargespeed Carbon Fiber Mirrors


Flocked Dash and Interior Pieces | JDM Hazard Button | Blacked Out Cluster | ATI Gauge Pod | AEM TruBoost | AEM A/F Meter | AEM Oil Pressure Gauge | Bride Zeta III with Custom Painted Back | Momo 250mm Steering Wheel | NRG 2.5 Quick Disconnect

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Co-founder, Managing Director, Photographer, and editor for SNTRL. To many in the Tri-State, Kenny aka "MAD JDM" needs no introduction. Always out there, always ready, always down.

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