This week, we take a look at Mike's GRIP GC8 that definitely looks one of a kind.
Mike's car: 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS
Follow Mike on Instagram: @nightfighter_wc
Exterior: Chargespeed ver2 side skirts and front lip, custom ZG fender flares from a 280z, STi fog covers, Voltex type 2-v gt wing, Chargespeed clear bumper lights w/side markers and JDM tailights. JDM clear corners along with grill.
Interior: CuscoxBride bucket vios 3 along w/Bride LoMax passenger seat, Nagisa auto seat rails, Camo HPI Japan harness, It's proper shift knob, Apexi i-moni along w/ Apexi boost, oil and water temp. Autopower 4 point roll bar. Vertex 7 Star steering wheel along with titanium Baller bolts screws and Team Orange Quick release and Works Bell hub.
Engine and Drivetrain: 02' WRX engine with a stock top mount and stock TD04 turbo, 2.1 built bottom end. Mahle pistons, Manley rods and K1 stroker crank, STi injectors, TGV deletes, Koyo radiator, ARC alternator cover ARC oil cap, full HKS exhaust w/ cat-less down pipe, up pipe and a no name un-equal length header.
Wheels/Tires/Suspension: 18x9.5 +45 Advan RG3 along with Project kics 20mm spacers and r40 lug nuts. BFG KDW's 255/35/18. Stance GD coil-overs fitted to work with GC chassis and adjustable top hats, Whiteline 24mm sway bars along with Agency Power end-links, Cusco rear strut bar w/v-brace, Rare ARC titanium front strut bar and Cusco under chassis stiffeners.
Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do for a living, and what sort of hobbies take up your time (if anything besides cars)?
Well I'm a truck driver, and I guess cars are pretty much my only hobby cause it's also the lifestyle I choose lol. I like grilling and just hanging out with my friends and being big foodies .
What was your first car? Any memorable experiences?
First car was a 94 EG Civic Hatchback. I had that for about 7 years, then decided it was time to upgrade as I was getting older .
What are your future plans for the car, and what do you like to do with it?
Definitely like to get more track time in on it once I get some things replaced and do some more chassis maintenance cause it's old and some things are rusting out and need to be replaced. 6-speed trans is next on the list, along with up grading the turbo once the 6-speed is all said and done.
What's your favorite part on your car?
Hmm.. Tough one lol. Probably the Voltex wing since not many people are running them on the GC chassis .
Why a Subaru?
Fell in love with with the 2 door RS Impreza in the early 2000's and knew that was going to be my next car to purchase if I ever found one for sale.
Any shout-outs to anyone who helped you along the way?
Well if it wasn't for Sammy So and the wonderful guys over at 6*, my car would probably would've never been swapped and built. Swapping a GC chassis is pretty time consuming, and thanks to those guys for taking on the task and completing it for me.