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Shane Cruce: 2018 Subaru WRX

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Shane Cruce got into cars at a young age through watching "The Fast and the Furious" movie series. He saw the original one first and have since seen every single movie in the series. Cruce bought his 2018 Subaru WRX in August of 2017 from Briggs Subaru in Lawrence, KS, and had intended to keep it stock. "I wanted it to be a comfortable daily," mentions Cruce, "but as you see, that is no longer the case."

Cruce chose to modify the WRX because he came across a great deal on an Air Lift Performance kit, and after that the modifications never stopped.

"I am super happy with how far the car has come in the short time I have owned it," states Cruce. His dad is the main person who helps him with the car. He is very into cars as well. "While sometimes he doesn't understand the whole lowered/on-the-ground thing when it comes to my car, he's always there to lend a hand," mention Cruce. Numerous friends in the KC area has helped out Cruce as well.

Inspiration to build the WRX is Cruce's passion for cars. "I love the process of building a car and transforming it into something completely different from what it began," he states. "My dad is also a big inspiration for my build, as he has taught me many of the things I know about cars and is now learning new things along with me."

Cruce appreciates the support and interest of enthusiasts, especially kids who always ask how the car moves when it's so low.

Owner: Shane Cruce
Location: Gardner, KS
Vehicle: 2018 Subaru WRX
Horsepower: 225 (estimated)
Club: Team Diverse

SOCIAL

Facebook: @shane.cruce.7
Instagram: @thatlowrx

Photography by @wyatt_s_b @eddie.media @tier_seven.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Perrin Performance engine covers, wrinkle black
  • Boomba Racing engine caps and battery tie down, red

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EXHAUST

  • Invidia Performance R400 cat-back exhaust

DRIVETRAIN

  • Perrin shifter bushing and shift stop

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • Custom GMR CH-8 wheels - 18x10.5 +10 spec, polished outer 4.5" lips, gloss white faces and Hiluster red hardware
  • Federal SS595 tires - 225/35/18

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Air Lift Performance strut kit
  • Air Lift Performance V2 AutoPilot digital air management
  • Custom trunk setup - install by LIS Audio and Tilson Innovations
  • RacerX custom rear upper control arms
  • Whiteline rear lower control arms
  • SPC rear toe arms
  • SPC front camber bolts

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EXTERIOR

  • JNA Performance CS style front lip and side skirts, paint-matched
  • USDM aero rear spats
  • Strafe Design V3 rear diffuser
  • Subispeed V2 rear lower brake/fog light
  • Black/White lettering fender badges

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INTERIOR

  • Braum Elite X red diamond stitched front seats (2)
  • White Braum racing harness bar
  • Red and black lettering Braum Racing SFI 5pt harnesses
  • Planted Technologies mounting brackets
  • Billetworkz engraved shift knob
  • TopStitchTrim Co red suede shift and e-brake boot
  • Gloss black shifter surround trim
  • Carbon fiber e-brake handle with Perrin e-brake button

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"The wheels are my favorite modification to the car so far. They are the first set of custom spec 3-piece wheels I have ever ordered and they give a super aggressive look to the car with the deep dish."

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FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Custom upholstery for the rear seats/pillars/headliner
  • Cobb Accessport
  • Bolt-on engine upgrades
  • Protune
  • New custom trunk setup
  • Built closed deck motor
  • Rolls Royce Wraith headliner
  • Custom headlights/tail lights 

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Bryan Tilson - Tilson Innovations Garage
  • Keith Pearson - Apex Auto Werks
  • Chris Cox - Big O Tires
  • Cameron Powell - LIS Audio

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