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Grant Sampson

When asked why he purchased the 2008 Subaru STI, Grant Sampson simply responded "because I love Subarus." Well, that love for Subarus has pushed Sampson to transform the stock STI into a one-off custom build. With help from GReddy, Advan Racing, Toyo Tires and Vollkommen Design USA, Sampson says there's just one more modification planned for near future. "Mounting my splitter/bellypan, which has gold reflections on carbon fiber," Sampson concludes. 

Owner: Grant Sampson
Location: South Windsor, Connecticut, USA
Vehicle: 2008 Subaru STI
Horsepower: 450 whp
Club: Elite Lower Class

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Grant Sampson
Instagram: evo_slayer_grant

Grant Sampson 2008 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 6

Photography by Jayce Visuals, Chris O'Neal Photography, DNP Photography, Jonathan Tuazon Photography, Devyn Fontaine.

Grant Sampson 2008 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 7

ENGINE / PERFORMANCE:
2.5L Compound Turbo Engine built and tuned by PSI PROformance
Precision 4831 turbo
Precision 6266bb turbo
Precision external waste gates (2)
Tial 46mm blow off valve
PSI PROformance header
PSI PROformance compound turbo kit
PSI PROformance oil separator
PSI PROformance couplers 
PSI PROformance intercooler piping
Reversed STI intake manifold 
Gold heat reflective tape
IAG fuel rails
FiveO Motorsport 1600cc injectors
DW fuel pump
Manley Performance rods
Manley Performance pistons
Mishimoto limited edition intercooler
NGK one step colder plugs
Grimmspeed manual boost controllers (2)
Omni 4 bar map sensor
K&N air filter
AC delete

Grant Sampson 2008 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 8

EXHAUST:
GReddy Ti-C exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Cobb AP2 access port

DRIVETRAIN:
Competition Clutch 6-puck Stage 4 clutch

WHEELS / TIRES:
Advan Racing RG-D - 18x10.5+25 (f/r)
Toyo R888 - 295/30/18 (f/r)
Mishimoto lugs

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Open Road Tuning autopilot v2 with V3 update, air bag suspension with digital display
Custom airbrushed air tank by Coveted Mask
Custom dash mount
Accuair Exo mount

BRAKES:
Brembo Calipers painted gold infused with PPG gold pearl
Hawk Racing brake pads
Cross drilled and slotted rotors

Grant Sampson 2008 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 1

EXTERIOR:
C-West front bumper
Vollkommen Design widebody molded to body
Shaved front bumper to accommodate front mount intercooler
APR Carbon Fiber Mirrors
JDM roof vent from 2001 Subaru STI
Password JDM carbon fiber winglets
Password JDM carbon fiber reshaped to fit C-West bumper
Seibon carbon fiber hood with Aerocatch hood releases
Relocated wiring harnesses to accommodate wheel travel
Top Secret carbon fiber rear diffuser for Nissan R34 molded to Subaru rear-end
VHT sprayed rear light housing
PPG gold pearl front headlight bezel
Painted headlight eyebrows
Paint-matching HID bulbs
Custom green plasti dip utilizing six pearls and one flake
Matte black plastidip with gold holographic flake
Custom carbon fiber splitter/bellypan using 5 layers of gold reflections carbon fiber 

Grant Sampson 2008 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 2

INTERIOR:
1:1 Grip Royal Steering wheel
Blacked-out interior
Body matched trim
Sparco Circuit Comp seat
Bride/Cusco Vios III passenger seat
G Force 5 point harness
Billetworkz shifter

AUDIO / MULTIMEDIA:
Upgraded 7-inch in-dash DVD player
MB Quart speakers
Dash-mounted air ride control 

Grant Sampson 2008 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 9

COMPETITON EVENTS / COMPETITION CLASSES:
Wekfest East
Import Expo
Tuner Evolution
Gumball Meet
Wicked Big Meet
Local events

Grant Sampson 2008 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 4

FAVORITE MODIFICATON:
"The compound turbo, [as well as] molding and spraying the wide body with my best friends."

SPONSORS:
PSI PROformance
Grip Royal
Mishimoto
Open Road Tuning
Manley Performance
Toyo Tires
Five0 Motorsports
Driven by Style 
Performance Bodega
Meguiar's
Coveted Mask

SHOPS / MECHANICS:
PSI PROformance (Travis)
Driven By Style (Craig)
Grant Sampson with Jeremy D. and Eddie A.

Grant Sampson 2008 Subaru STI TBGLIVE 2