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In the Neck of the Woods

Last week I wrote a quick post introducing Archie’s Slammed STI and today I finally get to finalize his first ever feature! I got lucky to find this car through Instagram while scrolling down my news feed. I say lucky because Archie tells me he hasn’t taken the car out much in a while and someone happened to catch his car while he was driving at a local car meet. I sent him an email after someone gave me his contact information and voilà! we got together to do the following shoot.

Let me talk about the location we picked first. I have been driving by this spot for a long time and always thought it would be a nice place to shoot but wasn’t sure if my car, or anyone else for who is slammed, would make it through the gravel roads. Well, I spoke to Archie about it and we decided to give it a shot; obviously we made it all the way in to where I had planned to take photos so the gravel wasn’t as bad as I originally thought.

Archie’s STI has a ton of very special modifications, ranging from his very unique style carbon fiber trunk and rear diffuser set-ups, to his staggered, yet properly fitted, fully polished CCWs, all the way down to his aggressive Cusco front lip. The attention to detail in this ride is unique and can’t be easily found in today’s car mod frenzy.

Archie took his time and dedication in making sure his dream machine was modded to his liking, sporting a rare list of parts, yet maintaining a very tasteful overall appearance to the car.

I want to thank Archie and his family for allowing me to spend some time shooting the car, and although I wish I would’ve spent many more hours shooting the many details the car has to offer, I think the photos can speak for themselves when it comes to admiring the quality of the build Archie has accomplished.

The following is a brief message from Archie to those who have been involved in one way or another in the build:

“I would like to extend my gratitude toward the people that made my car become what it is today.  It’s been a long six years of many changes and it’s finally come to the point where I’m satisfied with the work done!  My wife for letting me continue on modding; J.J. Jabaji and his awesome crew at IAG performance; abnormal, nhat, ceasar, jordanretro1223, d money, and I can’t forget the people on instagram who opened the door for this opportunity, 1llest and the photographer, Sebastian!” 

Engine (Power/Dress-up)

  • ARC Catch Can
  • ARC Titanium Alternator cover
  • ARC Radiator Shroud
  • ARC Oil Cap
  • ARC Radiator Caps
  • Deadbolt SZ49 EWG
  • Helix catted downpipe
  • JIC Spartan DE Type-1 Full Titanium Exhaust
  • Process West FMIC Version 2
  • Process West CAI
  • Forge BPV
  • IAG Performance Up-pipe
  • Tial 38mm V-band Wastegate
  • Grimspeed 3-port boost solenoid
  • DeatschWerks 850cc side feed injectors
  • Sun Auto Hypervoltage System
  • Sun Auto Hyperforce Ignition System
  • Walbro fuel pump
  • TGV Deletes
  • APS Turbo Inlet
  • 3mm Phelonic Spacers


  • Genuine JDM S204 Front Performance Damper
  • Genuine JDM S204 Rear Performance Damper
  • Cusco 22mm front sway bar
  • Cusco 22mm adjustable rear sway bar
  • Cusco Titanium front strut tower bar
  • Perrin rear endlinks
  • BC Racing Coilovers with front/rear camber plates


  • ACT Heavy Duty Street Clutch
  • ACT Streetlight Flywheel
  • Kartboy Short Shifter with bushings
  • Cusco Motor Mounts
  • Cusco Transmission mounts
  • Cusco master cylinder brace
  • Beatrush Pitch stop

Engine Management/Electronics

  • Utec Delta
  • AEM UEGO Wideband
  • Defi BF Amber Boost/Oil Pressure/EGT Imperial Gauges
  • Defi Control Unit II


  • Evo IX Recaro Seats
  • JDM WRX Rear Seats w/ pass through
  • Prova D-Shaped Steering wheel
  • ARC Titanium shift knob
  • JDM Red hazard button
  • Alpine IVA-W505 Head-Unit
  • MB Quart DSG-216 6.5″ front component speakers
  • Kicker KS400 4″ Rear Speakers
  • JL Audio A4300 4-channel amp


  • Lightwerkz S2000 Retrofit with quad angel eyes
  • Craft Square carbon fiber side view mirrors
  • Do Luck carbon fiber trunk paint matched aspen white
  • Cusco front lip
  • Varis sideskirts
  • Genuine JDM Ion foglights
  • Genuine JDM rainguards
  • Genuine JDM rear spats
  • KS Tech Hood Scoop Delete
  • Hella Supertones
  • Varis Carbon fiber B-pillar overlay
  • HKS Kansai Service Rear Diffuser
  • Custom Varis Rear Vortex Generators
  • Kakumei Window Spoiler


  • CCW LM20 18×9.5
  • 245/35/18 Hankook Ventus Evo V12

2 Responses to In the Neck of the Woods

  1. abnormal

    Archie’s car is really a case of “nothing left untouched” and I’m glad someone finally got to him to feature it somewhere. Congrats Archie!

  2. Tony e

    Very well put together nice


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