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Ronne Medina: 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Ronne Medina used cars as an escape from the drug usage his peers seemed to be getting into during high school. After getting a taste for the basics of enthusiastic driving and car modification on his first car, an Acura RSX, he picked up a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI after eight years of military service. He knew right away that he would be modifying the STI to get the most out of the platform, and he says there is still more to do.

Owner: Ronne Medina
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Vehicle: 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Horsepower: 345 whp
Club: Team Hybrid

SOCIAL
Facebook: Ronne Medina
Instagram: @battleborn_sti

Photography by Paul Delapena (@pjdmedia_).

Ronne Medina 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI TBGLIVE3

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
Injen intake
Crawford Performance Air/Oil Separator, Closed loop system
Killer B Motorsports Ultimate Oil Pickup
OE Subaru 11mm Oil Pump Upgrade (2006 STI uses standard 10mm)
DeatschWerks 300 Fuel Pump
DeatschWerks 1000cc Fuel Injectors
GrimmSpeed Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacer, 3mm
Mishimoto Silicone Induction Hose Upgrade
Turbo XS Front Mount Intercooler
PERRIN Performance Recirculating BOV
PERRIN Performance Downpipe, Catalytic Converted Equipped
PERRIN Upper & Lower Engine Mounts
GrimmSpeed Up-pipe with GrimmSpeed Wastegate Bracket
Tial 38mm External Wastegate, with Lower Dump Tube
BeatRush Radiator Cover Panel
BeatRush Alternator Cover Panel
BeatRush Oil Cap

Ronne Medina 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI TBGLIVE2

EXHAUST
HKS Hi-Power exhaust
Port-matched headers

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
COBB Eletronic 3-port boost controller
COBB engine management

DRIVETRAIN
SPEC stage 2+ clutch
SPEC steel flywheel

WHEELS & TIRES
Rays Volk TE37V Mark 2 wheels - 18x11 -7 (f/r)
Hankook TD Z221 tires - 285/30/18 (f/r)
Rays lug nuts

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BRAKES
StopTech steel braided brake lines

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
BC Racing coilovers w/ Swift Springs
SPC Front and Rear Camber Bolts
CARBING Front Strut Tower with Master Cylinder Brace
Whiteline Performance Anti-lift Kit
Kartboy Engineering Shifter Bushings
Kartboy Engineering Transmission Cross-member Bushings
Group-N Transmission Mount
Cusco D1 6-Point Roll Bar, Chromoly
Cusco Carbon Fiber Additional Add-On Bar, 48.4mm to 52mm

EXTERIOR
BW Motorsport 40mm Fender Flares
Custom Molded Front Bumper Flares, Rocket Bunny Style
Toyota Fender Flare Edge Trim, Black
Hella Horns, Painted Breast Cancer Pink
2004/2005 JDM WRX Side Skirt
JDM Front Side Strakes
HT Autos United Kingdom, Side Skirt Extensions
Greddy Aero Racer Front Lip
Top Secret Style (350z) Rear Diffuser, DIY Fit for GD Chassis
DIY Front Splitter with Side Fins
DIY Front Mount Intercooler Air Dam

LIGHTING
DIY Blacked Out Headlights
TSX-R Headlight Projector Upgrade
2004/2005 WRX Tail Lamps, JDM re-wire

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INTERIOR
Defi Tri-Gauge Center Dash Pod Mount
CR Advance 60mm, Boost
CR Advance 60mm, Oil Pressure
CR Advance 60mm, Exhaust Temperature
AEM UEGO Wide Band Air/Fuel Ratio (AFR), 52mm Digital meter
Pioneer AVIC-F900BT
Pioneer Rear View Camera with DIY Custom Bracket
Viper 5901 Auto Security Systems
Splash Steering Wheel Hub Adapter
Sparco L777, Black Leather Racing Steering Wheel
BRIDE ZETA III
TAKATA Drift 2 Racing Harness
TAKATA Comfort Pads x4
Top Stitch Trim – Custom Center Arm Rest Diamond Stitch w/ Blue Side Etch
Top Stitch Trim – Custom Gucci Shifter/Hand Brake Boot
DIY 2X2 Twill Carbon Fiber Skinned A-Pillar covers
DIY Black Suede Lower Dash Install
DIY Black Suede Headliner
DIY BRIDE Black Fabric Upper Door Cards
DIY Alcantara Suede Fabric with Red Stitch Lower Door Cards

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
DIY Composite/Fiberglass Stealth Corner Subwoofer Box, Wrapped Alcantara Suede
DIY Alcantara Suede Amplifier Trunk Mount with MTX Thunder Amplifier
Kicker Comp S 12-inch Subwoofer

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"All of my handcrafted DIY products.

Nothing beats custom when the custom was crafted yourself. I am a big believer in learning anything automotive. If I can learn it, I will attempt it myself and test it on my car. If it becomes successful or failure, it's a learning experience and gives me more motivation to want to do more or practice and get even better at that trait. I strive to learn something new every time I step foot in the garage."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
L'aunsport/Burn-up WRC Wide body in replacement of ABW Fender Flares
Mature Japan Front Bumper
500 whp Engine Build

SPONSORS
Meguiars
Mishimoto
ABW Motorsport
Version 2 Performance
Battleborn Motoring

SHOPS/MECHANICS
Church Auto Testing
Top Stitch Trim

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS
2017 Subie Invasion - Best 06-07 Subaru
2018 Stars & Stripes- 2nd Overall Subaru
2018 Ultimate Car Show - 3rd Overall JDM
2018 Stars & Stripes - Team Elevate Best Pick
2018 SPOCOM Anaheim - 3rd Place Subaru
2018 Tuned in Tokyo Las Vegas - 2nd Place Subaru

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