modified impreza

We catch up with another one of our customers this week who tells all about his car. 

This feature is another customer car which has a special feature on our exclusive Safely Insured Trump Cards!

modified impreza

Derricks Story

We will kick this blog off by finding out as much as possible about our customer Derrick, who owns the beautiful Impreza Type UK STI.

We asked him what made him get into modifying cars and he said ‘I got into modding my cars simply because I love them and love even more to make the car my own. I like my cars to stand out but also ultimately be in the best condition possible!’

Like many car fanatics, Derrick spends his time going to car shows. He said ‘In my spare time I like to get to car shows if any are going on I enjoy looking at other people’s inspired builds and generally the car scene is a good and friendly one.’

Subaru Impreza Type UK STI

Modified Impreza

One of Safely Insured’s Trump Cards – Derrick’s Blue Bomber Impreza

Derrick has owned this car for a whopping 9 years, and what a mark he has made on this car! He told us ‘the reason I bought it was because it was my childhood dream car that I wanted to build to my specification!’

Surprisingly, he told us that his car can sometimes get mixed reactions ‘ most people have good reactions to the car, and some are shocked at what I have done and how good it looks however, it doesn’t seem to apparel to the purist who believes nothing but the factory will do!

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This Impreza has been featured in the Japanese Performance Magazine which can be seen on Derricks’ Instagram @blue_bomber_sti

Plans for the Impreza 

Derrick told us he has some plans for his car in the future ‘ his plans for the car would be to fully forge the engine and build a 600hp engine. And maybe tub the front arches and minimalize the engine bay.’ 

There are no other projects lined up for Derrick currently, however he did mention that he would love a C63 AMG as his daily car!

Subaru Impreza Type UK STI Modifications

Derrick has kindly shared a full list of modifications! 

EXTERIOR.

Charge speed carbon bonnet 
Charge speed carbon side skirts 
Front splitter
Rear wing stiffies 
RCM spec C roof vent
Karlton flares 
Genuine Subaru wind deflectors 

INTERIOR.

Damd steering wheel
Rally tech Rear seat delete 
Roll cage
Corbeau seats
CAE shifter
Facelift centre console 
Hawk jdm red sweeping clocks
6 prosport halo gauges

WHEELS / SUSPENSION / BREAKS

works emotion wheels (11j all round)
3p airlift suspension (air ride)
D2 big break kit front. Brembo back

UNDERSIDE.

Full restoration (bare metal and tinted raptored)
Subframes all powder coated
Brand new whiteline anti roll bars 
Whiteline anti lift kit
Whiteline adjustable arms
Brand new full bush kit
All hubs powder coated 
All new bearings
Whiteline drop links
Full but and bolt restore
Whiteline track rod ends.

ENGINE.

XONA xc2 turbo 
1000cc bosch injectors
Fuel pressure regulator
Turbonsmart actuator
Front mount intercooler
RCM trumpet with rcm air filter
3port boost solenoid 
Mishimoto radiator
RCM headers and up pipe 
Full group N mount kit. 
Competition Clutch
Uprated valve springs 
Full 3″ turbo back custom exhaust
Link g4 ecu

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A special thank you to derrick for allowing us to share the story of your special car! To stay up to date with Derricks Subaru, be sure to follow his Instagram @blue_bomber_sti