• MSR designed closed deck block
  • 14mm headstuds
  • Kelford 282/278 Camshafts
  • AVCS adjustable inlet cam gear
  • Tomei adjustable exhaust cam gear
  • Mishimoto X-line 3 core radiator
  • Custom MSR catch can system


  • Blouch Dominator 1.5 XTR 10cm
  • Process West Verticooler
  • Prospeed Silicone Inlet Pipe
  • Process West 3″ Cold Air Intake


  • PSR Unequal length headers
  • Invidia G5 Titanium Cat Back Exhaust System with Single Exit (race use)
  • Invidia Q300 Quad tip cat back (street use)
  • 3″ X-Force Dump Pipe with 100cell Catalytic Converter


  • 272kW (98ron) At The Wheels


  • 986Nm


  • Standard ECU tuned by MSR


  • OEM 5 speed with Hardened transmission mounts, hardened cross member mounts

Other Modifications:

  • Walbro 460lph pump
  • Process west TGV deletes
  • Pierburg 3 Port Boost Solenoid
  • Bespoke Baffled Sump
  • Carberry E85 Flex Sensor
  • ID 1300cc injectors
  • RCM Sump Baffle plate
  • High Flow Waterpump
  • ATTKD Big Brake Kit

What made you decide to modify your car?

I couldn’t bring myself to drive a stock WRX, there’s I nothing better than the sound of a wound up EJ engine!

Whats the next stage with your car?

STI 6 speed gearbox conversion followed quickly by a built engine all from MSR.

Do you attend any track days or other racing events? If so how have you done?

Yes, frequently in fact in the last 2 years the car has done over 26 track days on its OEM engine, without any issues a testament to the tuning Michael has performed.

Have done quite well, the car is ready now to run very good times, I’ve just got to make sure I get to the track when the weather is good!. The best part is I have never had engine issues on course which means I get more seat time.

Whats your favourite part about the car?

The outright handling and level of grip is phenomenal!

What would be your advice for people getting wanting to modify their Subaru?

Determine what you want to do with your car and how much driving you’re going to do.

If it’s track days and getting lap times focus on tyres, brakes and get a solid reliable tune. If it’s daily duties then an engine tune is a must, improve your economy and performance all in one hit!.

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