What Led to the Type R?

My very first car was a 2013 Hyundai Veloster. I did plasti dipped wheels, emblems, cut off muffler, and lowering springs. Typical broke high school kid mods. My second car and I which I still have is a 2015 Subaru WRX and this car has been an emotional roller coaster for me. I had a Camaro SS before the Type R, but with my wife and I expecting our second child, I couldn’t fit another car seat in the back of the Camaro.

I wanted something that looked good and was fun to drive so I started to look around and absolutely fell in love with the way the FK8 looked. It took me about 2 months to be able to find one for the right price and color I wanted.

Cam: ILCE-7RM3 – Lens: 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 015 @ 24mm
Cam: ILCE-7RM3 – Lens: 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 015 @ 24mm

Spec/Build Details

The modifications I have done to the car are:

  • Forged Carbon Fenders
  • HIV V3 Tail Lights
  • AWE Track Exhaust
  • Bag Riders Super Low Air Struts paired with Air Lift 3P Management
  • Work Misters S1 3P wheels.

What’s your dream car, and what got you into cars?

My absolute dream car is a 1972 Nissan Skyline. Everyone always goes for the 90s skylines but for me the 72 looks the absolute best for the time it came out. However, my poster car when I was growing up was the R34 Nissan Skyline. I loved the way it sounded and how you had to drive it from the right-hand side.

I honestly didn’t start getting into cars until I got into high school. Yea I loved the Fast and Furious movies but what got me started was watching 1320 videos on YouTube late at night. I would get an adrenaline rush just watching the street racing and the drag racing. 

Cam: ILCE-7RM3 – Lens: 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 015 @ 24mm
Cam: ILCE-7RM3 – Lens: 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 015 @ 24mm

Future plans with the car?

My future plans for the car is to do some minor bolt-ons to open the car up a bit, possibly some wider fenders, and definitely a front splitter and rear diffuser.

I would love to do a Varis wide body kit in the future when it becomes more affordable. I have a certain vision of the car and I think those will fulfill it completely.

Most enjoyable part about ownership

My favorite part of owning this thus far is airing out when I get somewhere and when I walk away looking back at it. I think to myself I can’t believe I own this. Being a bagged Type R is very well liked in the community, but I couldn’t care less. I absolutely love how my car looks and drives.

The bags honestly have not hurt the drivability of the car. People absolutely love it too. The looks I get when I’m somewhere aired out is truly amazing. It makes me smile when I see a kid get excited about the car, that’s the best part of being a car enthusiast.

Cam: (none) – Lens: (none) @ (none)mm