From WRX to STI

Discussion in 'Member Journals & Project Build Stories' started by TougeTuned, May 8, 2008.

  1. TougeTuned

    TougeTuned Banned

    So i know its been a while. i have been layed up with back problems to the point that i needed rehab/therapy so i could walk properly again from my car accident.

    I don't know if any of you know but i was in a turn lane. just had gotten a green light was half way threw the intersection when someone in the far lane (which was empty) blew threw the red light and id this to my baby:

    Because he was in a suv and hit me so high and on a weird angle. none the of airbags went off which didnt help me one bit. but thats not subaru's fault thats just some very shitty odds! Ended up with several pinched nerves in the back and neck and i now require a epidural once every 2 months at least. But i am alive because that little WRX held up like a champ for me! mind you the guy might have slowed down to 50 when he hit me ...

    But enough about that. i am back to myself (about 80%) so i can at least live it up and drive some. in comes the new car:

    For those of you that know him. this was Bob @ SoG's STI. the mod list includes

    ECUtek tuned by some dude named siegel back when he worked there

    Gigantic Downpipe (He couldn't remember the brand so if someone could point it out i would appreciate)

    as for power.... i was told by the man who tuned it it was around +50-60 HP stock and no idea on the torque. i do know its on a safe tune and does need some dyno time. I love it. it already seems slow to me but i guess that means i have gotten use to it. Now the real trick is figuring out what to do next for power. I really only want/ need 20-30 more whp/trq
  2. Galimore

    Galimore Member

    Ouch! Grats on the new wheels though, thing's a beast. Any sexy parts to pull off the WRX or is it long-gone?
  3. bsigari62

    bsigari62 Member

    im glad your getting better, at least now you got yourself a nice sti! congratulation
  4. TougeTuned

    TougeTuned Banned

    long gone or i would glady let people pick off it. actually insurance company sold it out from under us before we could buy it back!
  5. Meredith

    Meredith Banned

    Sorry to hear about your wrx.... you going to use the STi for your race series? Or is it still a DD?
  6. TougeTuned

    TougeTuned Banned

    DD i am in no shape to race unfortunately.. still not 100% but i am alive
  7. knhtrdr

    knhtrdr Active Member

    Sorry to hear, glad ya gettin better. congrats on the new wheels.
  8. josh booth

    josh booth Active Member

    Sorry to hear about the car. But good thing your ok and and came out the hole thing with a nicer car.
  9. FACE

    FACE Active Member

    sorry to hear about this man but glad your ok!

    FYI...not just some dude named siegel...its The Scott Siegel who is now at topspeed ;)
  10. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    Glad to see you're back :)
  11. Dr.Chris

    Dr.Chris Member

    I'm sorry to hear about the horrible accident, but at least you are in an STI now. Very nice ride. If you are interested in another solution instead of getting shots every few months and actually fixing the problem, send me a PM or call me. I may be able to help.
  12. blindfold

    blindfold Active Member

    glad you are okay, congrats on the sti
  13. Sparta

    Sparta Active Member

    Lol I think he was being sarcastic Alex
  14. TougeTuned

    TougeTuned Banned

    heh yeah i know im just messing. i dont wan to be like OMGWTFBBQ SCOTT SIEGEL TUNED :ddirty:
  15. Weapon

    Weapon 90lbs of dynamite Supporting Member

    who's Scott Siegel?
  16. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

  17. WRX_SVXGirl

    WRX_SVXGirl Member

    he's the Santa Claus of WRX/STI not to mention a tuning GOD!
  18. oneiguy

    oneiguy Active Member

    Welcome back.
  19. FACE

    FACE Active Member

    ;) glad your back dude
  20. TougeTuned

    TougeTuned Banned

    Thanks :) i will say one thing. allstate took care of the car issue vey well. the adjuster said "these cars are awesome and retain they;re value well" and gave us what we owe on it plus 200$ Dealing with them and the medical bills that were involved however is a completely different matter:pssh:
  21. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    Not covered for medical?
  22. WRX_SVXGirl

    WRX_SVXGirl Member

    we are but only up to a certain amount.
  23. TougeTuned

    TougeTuned Banned

    well per my attorney (Miller and Mixon) it was 100% suppose to be covered by Allstate. It so wasnt. they covered $1000. which doesn't even come close to covering all of the expense occurred during the accident. the main issue being i had just switched insurance providers because i switched employers (went from blue cross to signa) so i was in between at the time and didn't have medical coverage.. figures the one time im not covered...
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  24. dontcallitarex

    dontcallitarex Active Member

    Welcome back man! I'm sorry to hear you're banged up but I'm glad to see you back on the boards. I saw your old WRX up at SOG...that was a bad hit and it's great you came out of it.

    Congrats on that baller-ass STI, too. :)
  25. Nitro

    Nitro Active Member

    yo yo glad you're back homie!!! niceeeeee new whip:ddirty:

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