Flush Friday | Chasing Perfection

Robb Hopkins is one of those builders that looks to achieve very specific goals when tuning a car. He mentioned to me that he is chasing perfection, chasing the trifecta; power, handling and looks.

Power gets checked off the list with 330whp thanks to a larger turbo, full exhaust, front mount intercooler with custom neon yellow powder coated intercooler piping and intake piping.

Handling gets taken care of courtesy of Megan coilovers which allow this Subaru to sit a mere inch off the ground. Cusco sway bars along with tower braces, h-brace and c pillar bar get this WRX through the corners like its on rails.

Looks can go in many different directions, but one thing is constant; a car just doesn’t look right without a proper stance. Robb took his 05 Subaru WRX to a new level chasing his state of stance, which did not come easy. It took rolling the fenders twice, taking a blow torch to his paint, ditching the fender liners, and stretching a 225 series tire onto a massive set of 18×10 +25 Miro STP’s.

Robb mentioned that his build has come a long way in the last three years since he acquired the car. He assured me that it is not done yet. So keep your eyes on this WRX as it will be making its rounds at events statewide.

Car: 2005 Subaru WRX
Owner: Robb Hopkins
Photography By: Austin Carmody

Blouch Evo III big 16g (20psi)
Megan catless downpipe
TurboXS  catback
Grimmspeed catless uppipe
Tial 38mm slim ewg
Precision front mount
Cobb shortram
Prosport mbc
HKS lmt ver 2 bov
Prosport turboblanket
Weapon r coolant/wiper fluid tank
Getbadass alternator cover
tuned by Doug Wilks from Topspeed

Legacy gt gears cryoed 1-4th
ACT Streetlight flywheel

STi carbon hood
Wing delete carbon trunk
Bayson r v limited lip
Bayson r carbon roof vein
Varis carbon exhaust shield
Prosport carbon hood dampers
custom powder coated neon yellow front mount piping and intake manifold

carbon center clock gauge pod
Prosport evo series boost, oil pressure, and wideband gauges
Cobb shift knob

Megan street coilovers
Cusco rear sway bar
front and rear tower braces
Whiteline camber bolts
C-pillar brace

Miro STP 1 18×10 +25
Falken Ziex 912 225/40/18

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