Subaru Devotee: Brittany Alexander's 2002 Subaru WRX

Brittany Alexnader has been into Subarus as long as she’s been into cars.

Having always owned a Subaru in one form or another, the 2002 Subaru WRX stood out to her as a great platform to begin a serious build with. Since both her and her fiancé had experience modifying Subarus, she also saw the car as something they could both do together.

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Going into the build with intentions to build a show car that stood out in a memorable way, Alexander made sure to put in the work when researching quality components. Because of her aspirations for the build, the price tag wouldn’t come cheap, and she ended up working three jobs to fund the build while still paying bills.

Over the course of the build, Alexander and her fiancé spent countless hours in the garage, where most of the modifications were done. “I had a vision, a dream, a goal, and we made it happen. It is something that my fiancé and I could do together to build memories,” she tells us. “It was a team effort, and it would be possible with my fiancé and a few friends that helped when needed.”

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After lots of work, dedication, and long nights, the WRX had reached the point we see here, exceeding Alexendar's expectations. “I never thought I would ever bring it this far, and to this level,” she says. These days you can find her Subaru WRX cruising the streets of Hartford, CT, and at the car meets that she hosts.

Brittany Alexander's 2002 Subaru WRX is featured in PASMAG #151. CLICK TO ORDER.

Photographer: Antonio Logan (@mrlogan89) / Videographer: Tom Nisco (@tnisc)


ESSENTIALS

Owner: Brittany Alexander
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Engine: Subaru EJ20 2.0L H4
Horsepower: 300 (est.)
Team: Legion
Facebook: Brittany Alexander
Instagram: @xxsubiechicxx@fuel_to_inspire

ENGINE

  • Grimmspeed intake manifold
  • Tomioko 16G turbocharger
  • Turboxs front mount intercooler
  • Mishimoto (radiator hoses, auxiliary hose kit)
  • SPT short ram air intake
  • HKS BOV
  • Walbro 255 fuel pump
  • DW 650cc injectors
  • NGK spark plugs
  • Bosch coils
  • STI gaskets
  • OpenSource tune

EXHAUST

  • Tsudo (cat-back exhaust, exhaust tips)
  • Borla UEL headers
  • Invidia (up-pipe, catless downpipe)
  • Polyurethane exhaust mounts

DRIVETRAIN

  • Mishimoto transmission cooler

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • Work CR2P wheels – 18x10 +35 (f/r)
  • Hankook Ventus V12 tires – 255/35/18 (f/r)
  • Powdercoated calipers
  • DBA 4000 slotted rotors – 294mm (f), 266mm (r)
  • StopTech braided brake lines
  • Hawk brake pads

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Air Lift Performance air suspension system
  • Perrin sway bars
  • Tein front strut bar
  • Eibach rear control arms
  • STI front control arms
  • Group N motor mounts
  • Cusco (ladder brace, subframe brace)

EXTERIOR

  • WRC molded widebody kit
  • V2 front lip
  • Voltex rear diffuser
  • Seibon Carbon front grille
  • ABW widebody fenders
  • Carbon fiber hood
  • APR GT300 carbon fiber spoiler
  • Chargespeed side skirts
  • EDM Morette headlights
  • Tinted taillights
  • Shaved (trunk keyhole, front fender side marker)
  • Custom Chameleon color shift pearl paint

INTERIOR

  • Hydropdipped dash
  • Suede reupholstery
  • Sickspeed neochrome shift knob
  • NRG deep dish steering wheel
  • Bride blue fabric shift boot
  • AEM gauges (Boost, oil, AFR)
  • Carbon fiber gauge pod
  • Bride Stradia seats
  • Racequip 5-point harnesses
  • STI black floor mats
  • Blue footwell lighting
  • Trunk strobe light kit
  • Black suede trunk floor
  • Custom air tank trunk install

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Kenwood double-DIN head unit
  • Kicker (43DXA500 amplifier, 43CSC54 mid-range speakers, 43CST20 tweeters)
  • JL Audio 12-inch subwoofer
  • Interstate battery

SPONSORS

  • Tuning Alliance
  • Meguiars
  • Air Lift Performance
  • ZZPowdercoating

PHOTO GALLERY

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