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Jesse Mendez: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

Jesse Mendez went to his first car show in 1997 with his 1992 Acura Integra GSR. In December of 2015, his wife gave him a 2015 Subaru WRX STI as birthday present. Mendez decided to modify the STI to get more involved in the car scene and car shows. "The car community inspires me," he mentions, "I love the attention and the support."

Owner: Jesse Mendez
Location: Alamogordo, NM
Vehicle: 2015 Subaru WRX STI
Horsepower: 460
Club: Low Class Militia / Team Dazing

SOCIAL

Facebook: /jesus.mendez.56808
Instagram: @mendez_jesse

Photography by Jesse Mendez.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • High input fuel pump
  • Injector Dynamics 1050ID fuel injectors
  • TGVs delete
  • Fuel rails and lines
  • G20 turbo
  • IAG oil separator
  • Turbo inlet hose
  • Gates timing belt
  • FMIC 
  • Electronic boost control
  • Invidia down pipe
  • 3-row radiator 
  • 2300CFM 12" fan shroud 
  • Front mount oil cooler

EXHAUST

  • Invidia Q300 full system

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Cobb Accessport management system
  • E85 tuned by @goostuned

DRIVETRAIN

  • ACT Stage 3 clutch
  • Short shifter

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • 18" ESR SR12 wheels, powder coated red candy apple
  • Nitto NT555 tires - 255/35/18

BRAKES

  • Brembo big brake, white/red custom colored

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Yellow Speed Racing Dynamic pro coilovers

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EXTERIOR

  • Custom camouflage vehicle wrap; driver side geisha and passenger side samurai
  • Carbon fiber wrapped wing
  • Carbon fiber wrapped roof
  • Aeroflow Dynamics front splitter 
  • Aeroflow Dynamics v5 rear diffuser
  • Aeroflow Dynamics front canards
  • Rally Sport Direct rear window
  • Rally Sport Direct OLM rain guards 
  • Rally Sport Direct roof vortex
  • Rally Sport Direct rear tow hook strap 
  • SubiSpeed rear taillights 
  • Rally Sport Direct carbon fiber wrapped mirror covers

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LIGHTING

  • X Glow LED multicolor underglow
  • Rally Sport Direct yellow fog lights
  • SubiSpeed LED headlights
  • Rally Sport Direct 3rd brake light
  • SubiSpeed JDM turn signal bezel
  • SubiSpeed turn signal mirrors

INTERIOR

  • Sparco seats
  • Corbeau racing harness belts
  • Sparco shift knob

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"The custom camouflage vehicle wrap is my favorite modification; it catches a lot of attention at car shows."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Air suspension
  • Wide body kit

SPONSORS

  • Patterson Performance
  • Yellow Speed Racing USA
  • Mishimoto
  • Aeroflow Dynamics
  • Rally Sport Direct
  • Boost Culture Clothing
  • Mele Design Firm
  • Wickely Boosted

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SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Rigo Garage
  • Nine 1 Five Performance
  • Patterson Performance

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