2015 Subaru WRX STI Build: Part 1

I’ve Finally Started the Build on my 2015 Subaru WRX STI…

About 6 months ago, I bought an Ice Silver Metallic 2015 Subaru WRX STI with an STI Short-Throw Shifter and upgraded Kicker sound system. Since then, I’ve made a few cosmetic changes. By that I mean red RockBlokz Rally Mud Flaps, OLM LED high beam and daytime running lights (from SubiSpeed.com), Lamin-X yellow foglight covers and a bit of plasti-dip on the wing mirrors (red) and wheels (black).

2015 Subaru WRX STI Dipped Mirrors and Wheels

Ice Silver Metallic 2015 Subaru WRX STI Build Car

Cosmetically, there are a few things I still would like to do… a front lip spoiler, a JDM rear fog light, and the the JDM WRX S4 LED fog light bezels. But, finally, I’m starting my performance build, tuning my 2015 Subaru WRX STI. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do yet, but I’m excited to figure it out.


I’m a writer and lover of all cars and watches, not a tuner. I can fix anything you put in front of me and have a lot of experience wrenching on cars. But, this WRX STI is my first real project car. So I’m figuring it out as I go.

2015 Subaru WRX STI LED DRL

2015 Subaru WRX STI LED DRL

Yesterday, my Mishimoto Performance Cold Air Intake shipped. One could say I’m a bit excited. That’ll be my first performance install. Next up on my list are a Cobb Tuning Accessport V3, Perrin Front Strut Tower Brace and a Cobb Tuning turbo-back exhaust. After that… who knows.


I’m not sure how my 2015 WRX STI will turn out, as this is sort of an experiment. But, I can’t wait to find out. If anyone has any suggestions as to how I should proceed or has experience tuning a WRX STI, let me know.

2015 Subaru WRX STI Reflection Even if I don’t do anything else to my 2015 Subaru WRX STI, I still love this car. It’s way more fun the the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X I had prior to this car. However, since I do plan on doing quite a bit to “Sti-va” (that’s my WRX STI’s name), I will keep a build log on TTV. In the words of Jackie Gleason and Snagglepuss… Annnnd away we go…

Author: Nick Glasnovich

Founder & Executive Editor of TickTickVroom.com.

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