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David Padilla: 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX

David Padilla originally purchased his 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX from an auction, with the intention to make it as fast as he could. Once he had a decent handle on performance modifications, he knew he would have to change things up on the exterior if he wanted to stand out in his local car scene. From that day, he modified the car inside and out to create a truly unique WRX.

Owner: David Padilla
Location: Goshen, IN
Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium
Horsepower: 280 whp
Club: Team Eminence

Facebook: David Padilla
Instagram: @padilla_wrx18

Photography by Andrew Michael, Josh Turner, Michael Marasigan.

David Padilla 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX TBGLIVE1


  • Mishimoto ancillary hoses
  • Mishimoto Radiator
  • Mishimoto Radiator Hoses
  • Mishimoto bov hose
  • Blouch 16gxt turbo
  • Zerosports 76mm intake
  • Blitz Air Filter
  • Zerosports intake pipe
  • Chasing Js Radiator Cap
  • Perrin inlet hose
  • Turbosmart manual boost controller
  • Zerosports magnetic oil plug
  • UEL header
  • Mishimoto FMIC
  • Mishimoto piping
  • Grimmspeed Stainless Steel Adjustable Wastegate IWG Bracket

David Padilla 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX TBGLIVE3


  • Grimmspeed up-pipe w/ EWG
  • 38mm wastegate
  • Invidia catless downpipe heat wrapped
  • Turbo XS BOV
  • HKS Hi Power cat-back exhaust


  • Defi boost gauge
  • Air/fuel ratio gauge
  • Oil pressure gauge

David Padilla 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX TBGLIVE10


  • Klutch SLC2 wheels - 18x10.5 (f/r)
  • Federal RS-R 595 tires - 285/30/18 (f/r)


  • Drilled/slotted rotors
  • Carbon brake pads

David Padilla 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX TBGLIVE8


  • Whiteline Front Roll Kit
  • Front V7/V8 JDM STI Titanium Stut Bar
  • Raceland Ultimo coilover
  • Cobb short throw shifter
  • Cobb shifter bushings
  • Torque Solution shifter pivot bushings
  • Soku Performance driveshaft solid Billet Bushings

David Padilla 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX TBGLIVE5


  • Custom Cherry Red paint
  • Karlton Flares by Suby Flares
  • Zerosports Carbon Fiber Grille Garnish
  • Molded ducktail
  • APR Carbon Canards
  • Carbon Fiber STI Hood Scoop
  • Bushwacker Fender Flare Flair Edge Trim
  • Hawkeye front lip
  • Chargespeed rear bumper aprons
  • 06-07 STI Roof Vane
  • RPG Roof Window Fin Window Spoiler
  • Zerosports grille emblem
  • WRX front license Plate delete plate
  • SCF carbon fiber gas door cover
  • 2004-2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Front Bumper Fog Light Covers
  • SCF Carbon Fiber B-pillar covers
  • APR Carbon Fiber License Plate Backing Frame
  • APR Carbon Fiber Exhaust shield Cover
  • RPG Carbon Fiber License Plate Holder Fog Light Cover
  • Hella Horns
  • PERRIN Performance Dual Hella Horn Bracket

David Padilla 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX TBGLIVE6


  • DND Samurai shift knob
  • Bride shifter boot
  • Broadway Blue 300mm clip on rearview mirror
  • Defi boost gauge
  • Air/fuel gauge
  • Oil pressure gauge
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Get primitive fire extinguisher seat bracket
  • Get primitive fire extinguisher mount
  • Braum 2inch Harness Pads / Seat Belt Pads
  • SCF Carbon Fiber A pillars
  • Braum aftermarket driver and passenger seat
  • Custom rear seat
  • NRG seat brackets
  • Shift Solutions E-brake button


  • Kicker DSC650 6.5-inch front speakers
  • Kicker DSC650 5.25-inch rear speakers
  • Kenwood DNX6140 double-DIN head unit

David Padilla 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX TBGLIVE4


"My favorite modification is my Karlton flares because they add a more aggressive look to my car. It's also one of the things that make my car stand out."


  • Custom headlights
  • Carbon battery cover by Password JDM
  • Carbon fiber cluster cover by SCF
  • Carbon fiber steering column by SCF


  • RPG Carbon Fiberglass
  • Sport Compact Warehouse
  • Klutch Wheels


  • Gabriel Padilla
  • David Padilla

David Padilla 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX TBGLIVE7