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Leigh Gavin: 2011 Subaru WRX STI

Leigh Gavin's 2011 Subaru WRX STI is an all-around show car with an emphasis on functionality. With a wide array of performance-oriented modifications and aesthetic touches, he has taken this STI to a new level of show-worthy stance.

Owner: Leigh Gavin
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Vehicle: 2011 Subaru WRX STI
Horsepower: TBD
Club: Happy Endings

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Lee Gav
Instagram: @waramp

Photography by Leigh Gavin, Edward Yee, JP Mataleon.

Leigh Gavin 2011 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 3

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
COBB Stage 2 Protune - Lance @ COBB Surgeline
COBB 1000cc fuel injectors
COBB Accessport v3
COBB battery tie down
COBB billet oil cap
COBB STI fuel pressure regulator kit
COBB Tuning SF intake and airbox
Crawford air oil separator
DeatschWerks DW65c series fuel pump
DEI-Reflect-A-GOLD (TMIC & heat shield)
GrimmSpeed BOV flange gasket
GrimmSpeed intercooler Y-pipe gaskets
Grimmspeed up-pipe to turbo gasket
GrimmSpeed lower up-pipe gasket
GrimmSpeed turbo to downpipe gasket
GrimmSpeed header collectors to crossover gasket
Grimmspeed manifold to up-pipe gasket
GrimmSpeed downpipe to Catback 3-inch gasket 
GrimmSpeed head to exhaust manifold dual port gaskets
Greddy Magdrain magnetic oil drain plug
Greddy Magdrain transmission/front differential drain plug
GrimmSpeed ceramic coated up-pipe 
GrimmSpeed ceramic coated downpipe catted divorced limited edition
GrimmSpeed top mount intercooler Y-pipe kit black couplers
GrimmSpeed top mount intercooler black
GrimmSpeed top mount intercooler splitter
GrimmSpeed turbo heat shield
GrimmSpeed lightweight pulley
Invidia Q300 stainless exhaust
Killer B oil pick up
Killer B motorsport oil baffle windage tray
Optima Blue Top deep cycle battery
Perrin equal length header
Perrin intake hose
Perrin turbo inlet
PTP Lava turbo wrap
Ported wastegate
NGK Iridium Spark Plug
Pro Wix oil filter

Leigh Gavin 2011 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 5

EXHAUST:
GrimmSpeed ceramic coated up-pipe
GrimmSpeed downpipe catted divorced limited edition
Perrin EL header
Invidia Q300 cat-back exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
AEM air fuel digital gauge
COBB Tuning AccessPORT V3
Zaetech digigauge pressure display

DRIVELINE:
Subaru Type S 75W-90 differential

Leigh Gavin 2011 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 4

WHEELS & TIRES:
Advan RZ2 wheels - 18x10.5 +15 (f/r)
Dunlop DZ102 tires - 265/35/18 (f/r)
Project Kics 25mm spacers
Project Kics R40 iCONIX black with anodized blue inserts

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
AccuAir e-Level air management
Accuair white 5-gallon air tank
Air Lift Performance rear kit
Air Lift Performance front kit
Air Lift shorter rear cup brackets
COBB Tuning shifter bushings
Compressor silencers (2)
Cusco front member power brace
Electronic tank drain kit
EXO compressor mounts (2)
EXO ECU & VU4 mount
AccuAir eXo large mounting system
EXO tank rings (3)
Racecomp Engineering steering rack bushings
Racecomp Engineering sway bar kit front adjustable 25.5mm
Racecomp Engineering sway bar kit rear adjustable
SMC check valves (2)
SMC water trap kit
SPC rear control arms
STI Group N left engine mount
STI Group N pitch stop mount
STI Group N right engine mount
STI transmission mount
Tanabe strut tower bar front
TWM short shifter
Viair 444C compressors (2)
Whiteline front adjustable ball socket endlinks (WHI KLC139)
Whiteline rear adjustable ball socket endlinks (WHI KLC182)

BRAKES:
Hawk HPS front / rear brake pads
Perrin master cylinder brace
StopTech front & rear slotted & drilled rotors

Leigh Gavin 2011 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 2

EXTERIOR:
Custom Lexus LFA Pearl White paint
GrimmSpeed license plate relocation kit
HIC rear glass deflector
Kartboy 12MM x 5 black exhaust hangers
Liberal Aero LED welcome winker kit
Liberal carbon rear bumper duct
Perrin Super Shorty antenna
Prova Blue wide-view door mirrors
STI limited badge
Titanium hand burn nuts and bolts throughout
Varis '12 Ver. carbon front bumper
Varis bonnet dampener
Varis carbon hood
Varis Euro GT wing
Varis carbon heat shield
Varis half carbon rear diffuser
Varis side carbon air panel
Varis side skirts
Varis carbon side splitter fin
Varis spoiler mount bracket for GVB
Varis widebody carbon big underboard 
Varis widebody carbon dual canards
Varis widebody rear fender kit
Varis widebody front fender kit
Zsplitter custom Subaru Varis front splitter / winglets
ChargeSpeed dark red LED back foglamp w/ F1 style flash
Valenti Japan Jewel LED tail lamp
Sylvania Zevo light pipe style LED daytime running light accent kit
LED reverse tail light bulbs (2) 7440 wedge
LED license plate bulbs (2) 194 wedge
Luminics JDM yellow 9005 Hyper Yellow bulbs - low / highs
Luminics JDM yellow 9006 bulbs - foglights
VLED 5K switchback signal 1157 bulbs
VLED rear 7440 LED bulbs - amber
VLED flasher/blinker/turn signal module

INTERIOR:
Bride handbrake boot
Bride high position adapter
Bride shift boot
Bride Strata II CFRP Low Max seats (2)
Bride Type-RO seat rails (2)
Damd steering wheel
Fully custom carbon fiber interior accents
Billetworkz Happy Endings Limited Edition shift knob
Billetworkz Happy Endings Limited Edition Si drive dial
Billetworkz custom blue reverse lockout
Willians blue harness (2)

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer AppRadio 2 head Unit (running ARLiberator mod)
Focal 165 KR2 components (fronts)
Focal 165 KR2 coaxial (rears)
Under seat sub / amps

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2013:
All Japan Show 'n Shine - 1st People's Choice

2015:
All Japan Show 'n Shine - 1st People's Choice, 1st Best Subaru
Shawnigan Lake Show 'n Shine - 1st Best Import

2016:
Redliners Car Show - 1st Best Tuner
All Japan Show 'n Shine - 1st Modified Class, 1st Best Subaru
StanceWars Seattle - 1st Best JDM, 1st Best Air Ride

Leigh Gavin 2011 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 6

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"I went from a track to air ride setup and surprisingly it turned out to be my favorite and most practical mod to date."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
IAG Performance closed deck long block
Titanium front mount setup
Turbo and tune for 450/450+ whp on pump gas
Cobb Flex Fuel kit  

SPONSORS:
Happy Endings
Prancing Horse Auto Body
Mishimoto
Chemical Guys 

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Cobb Surgeline (Tuning)
Prancing Horse Auto Body  

Leigh Gavin 2011 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 8