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Connaugh McElligott: 2008 Subaru Impreza STI

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It all started after owning an old Mazdaspeed3 that Connaugh McElligott fell in love with hatches but decided he wanted to get something AWD. "I saved up for about 2 years and in early 2016 I made the trip up with a mate to Sydney and picked up my black beauty completely stock, standard with super low km, 2008 Subaru Impreza STI," recollects McElligott. "I've always had a thing for adding little modifications just to make my cars feel more like my own."

Watching the guys in the States progress and push the boundaries on their Subies inspired McElligott to follow suit and go for something not many people in Australia try and do with "rally cars". "Within owning it for a month it was already on bags and the works were on their way," states McElligott. He didn't want to make his build look like he was just copying what people were doing in States, "I just wanted to make something different and not something you see everyday in Australia and especially in Canberra, where I'm from." McElligott had a lot of friends help him with just about everything that's been put on the car especially early on. But as of late, Marcus from JDM Accessories has always been there to provide McElligott with not only parts and super competitive prices but was always there to help him out with any questions he had regarding fitment, or whatever he threw at him. Additonally, Daniel from Marko Body Repairs pulled through with an awesome new paint in such a short time frame and helped McElligott with any small issues he's run into, both in body and mechanical.

Owner: Connaugh McElligott
Location: Aranda, ACT, Australia
Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Impreza STI
Horsepower: n/a
Club: Division One

SOCIAL
Facebook: Connaugh McElligott
Instagram: @isconnaugh

Written by Randi Bentia.
Photography by Ikigai Original (Tyler Barbeyto)

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
Injen Cold Air Intake
Turbosmart Kombat BOV

EXHAUST
Invidia Catless Turboback Exhaust

WHEELS & TIRES
ATR Sports 225/40r18

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Airlift Performance airbags

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EXTERIOR
2011 Facelift
Ultrex carbon fibre front lip
Varis side skirts with carbon under board
Carbon rear pods
Varis wing
Full respray Subaru Java Black with extra gold flakes

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LIGHTING
MARS 3D LED Headlights

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Kenwood touchscreen head-unit
Kenwood 6-inch speakers

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