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Mike Pateras: 2005 Subaru Impreza STi WRC

Mike Pateras' car started as a stock 2005 Subaru Impeza STi. Being a fan of the WRC, Pateras ended up purchasing a replica WRC front bumper and rear spoiler for the car originally. "This catapulted the build into a full on WRC replica which has constantly been changing and upgrading over the years," mentions Pateras, "even more now with my new YouTube build series."

Right away the car stands out with a WRC livery patina weathered wrap. The car features a full WRC wide body kit, WRC spec roll cage, custom WRC looking engine bay with fabricated strut towers and tubbed, tubbed in the rear as well with trunk delete and custom fuel cell enclosure housing a FuelSafe FIA fuel cell and Radium FCST.

There is also a custom fabricated Vmount / bash bar on the front of the car. The engine is a fully built EJ257 pushing out over 650 WHP backed by a Subaru 6 speed transmission with Cusco dog box. It also features Cusco competition Zero3X coilovers and full custom AP Racing brake kit. Inside the car also features an AP Racing pedal box and just about every available product from Sparco in their competition line, including seats, harnesses and steering wheel.

"I could be here forever talking about all the parts and mods I've done to the car as the list is pretty long," states Pateras. He's done almost all the work to the car by himself as well. "I enjoy being involved in every single aspect of the build process and inspiring other people to do the same!"

Pateras' original build purpose with the STi was meant for Gymkhana however he plans to race the car in several other disciplines. "This ain't no show car!"

Owner: Mike Pateras
Location: Toronto, ON
Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Impreza STi WRC
Horsepower: 650 whp
Club: n/a


Facebook: /MPGymkhana
Instagram: @mp_gymkhana
Video: YouTube

Photography by Mike Pateras, @do_i_make_u_randi.

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  • Built by AR Fabrication
  • Subaru EJ257 Block
  • Darton Sleeves
  • Calis Crankshaft
  • King Bearings
  • Calis Rods
  • Diamond Pistons
  • Subaru EJ257 Heads
  • Ferrea Valvetrain
  • GSC S2 Camshafts
  • Goodridge Hoses and Fittings
  • Radium Engineering Dual Competition Catch Cans
  • Radium Engineering Fuel Rails
  • Radium Engineering Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • Radium Engineering FCST with Walbro 450 Pumps
  • Fuelsafe SpectraLite FIA Fuel Cell
  • ID1300x injectors
  • Garrett Intercooler
  • Tial 60MM External Wastegate
  • Tial Q BOV
  • OBP Coolant Reservoir

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  • Exhaust fabricated by Matt Morgadoo / GT Customs
  • Custom EL Headers
  • Custom Uppipe / Downpipe
  • Full 3.5" Turbo-Back exhaust with interchangeable setups


  • Vipec V88 ECU
  • Custom Wiring Harness


  • Cusco Twin Disc Clutch
  • Cusco Dog Box
  • Subaru STI Japan Shift Linkage with potentiometer
  • Cusco Front & Rear LSD
  • Carbon Fiber Driveshaft

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  • Fast Wheels FC04 / FC06 Wheels - 18x9.5
  • Westlake Sport RS Drift Tires - 265/35/18


  • AP Racing Pro-5000r Radical 6 Piston Front Calipers
  • AP Racing Pro-5000r Radical 4 Piston Rear Calipers
  • AP Racing Iron Disc Rings
  • AP Racing Pedal Box
  • Custom Handbrake with AP Racing Master Cylinder


  • WRC Roll Cage
  • Custom Fabricated Strut Towers with Caster Adjustment
  • Cusco Competition Zero 3X Coilovers
  • Custom Lower Control Arms with Rod Ends
  • Cusco Rear Lateral Links
  • Cusco Rear Control Arms
  • Cusco Sway Bars
  • Cusco Chassis Bars
  • Subaru 2015+ Quick Ratio Steering Rack

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  • WRC Patina Livery Wrap by Skepple
  • WRC Replica Front Bumper
  • WRC Replica Hood
  • WRC Replica Front Fenders
  • WRC Replica Carbon Side Mirrors
  • Carbon Fiber Roof
  • JDM Spec-C Roof Vent
  • WRC Replica Side Skirts
  • Functional WRC Sill Stands
  • WRC Replica Rear Widebody
  • STi Carbon Roof Vane Wing
  • WRC Replica Carbon Rear Spoiler
  • WRC Replica Rear Door/Quarters
  • WRC Replica Rear Bumper


  • JDM Front Headlights
  • JDM 2006 Rear Taillights
  • Rigid Industries Front Fog Lights

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  • Sparco Competition Steering Wheel
  • Sparco Competition Quick Release
  • Sparco EVO 2 Blue Seats
  • Sparco Competition 6 point Harnesses
  • Sparco Intercom System / Headsets
  • Lifeline Zero360 Fire Suppression System
  • Lifeline Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Passenger Foot Rest
  • Custom Carbon Center Console / Switch Panel
  • Cartek Battery Isolator
  • Lifeline FIA Rain Light
  • Cosworth ICD Display


  • Rockford Mini Amplifier
  • Focal Component Speakers in Front Doors
  • Bluetooth Control Unit

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  • Everything WRC


"More WRC stuff I'll be revealing very soon at ImportFest 2019!"


  • Fast Wheels
  • Garrett - Advancing Motion
  • Cusco USA
  • Sparco USA
  • Motul USA
  • Spy Optic
  • Radium Engineering
  • Neetronics
  • Goodridge USA
  • Westlake Tires
  • Essex / AP Racing
  • DEI Engineering
  • Fuel Safe
  • Metal Coaters
  • Ferrea Racing
  • Darton Sleeves
  • AR Fabrication


  • AR Fabrication
  • GT Customs Exhaust -Matt Morgadoo
  • Neetronics Automotive

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