Fine Red Wine | Danny’s STi | Feature



The Subaru world as of recent has had its fair share of builds that have stood out from there past predecessors, but none that truly and I mean truly stand out from the rest, to be called a “Great” build. Until now. Danny’s STi I truly consider one of those builds.


Having bought the car back in 2009 like all cars, we say we arent going to “Mod” it, but our hearts know that’s never the case.  So In 2009 after selling his Mazdaspeed3, Danny quickly started looking into his next car, which caught his eye in the way of a Satin White Pearl STi hatchback.  Falling in love with all that a Subaru has to offer she was lightly modded with Exhaust, and Springs. Now at the time there weren’t to many STi hatchbacks around at all, it was still the new kid on the block, but as time passed more and more were popping up. Refusing to be another sheep in the herd, Danny was quick to start his second phase that he and his good friend Pedro from Vilar Autobody in Linden NJ had envisioned. Their mindset was simple, build a car at a level not many have executed. Now we can say that the results speak for themselves.

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We asked Danny if there was anything he would have done different and his response was such. “Every mod I did to the car I loved, but what I did learn is do things the right way the first time.” These are words most enthusiasts and builders should live by, never look for the easy way out.  Success is achieved through heart and struggle. These pictures are a testament to that work and hardship.

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  • Perrin Rotated Mount GT35R Turbocharger Kit
  • Tial BOV
  • Perrin External Wastegate
  • Perrin Boost Controller
  • Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injectors
  • NRG Step 1 Colder Spark Plugs
  • Deatschwerks Fuel Pump
  • Mishimoto Radiator
  • Mishimoto Radiator Fans
  • Mishimoto Catch Can


  • Prova D Shaped Steering Wheel
  • Prova SI Drive dial
  • Prova Shift Knob
  • Takata Street Pro LE Seats
  • Takata Drift III Bolt Harness
  • Sparco Harness Bar
  • Custom Back Seat to fit Air Tank
  • Alcantra Wrapped Speedometer cluster


  • Varis Wide Body Kit
  • Varis Spoiler
  • Seibon Hood
  • Chargespeed Mirrors
  • S205 Rear Diffuser
  • Spec C roof vent
  • JDM Rain Guards
  • Perrin Shorty Antenna


  • Forgeline 19×12 GA3
  • Air lift suspension with ACCU Air management
  • Whiteline Sway bars
  • Kartboy Endlinks
  • Megan Racing Control Arms
  • GT Spec Camber Bolts
  • GT Spec Trunk Cage
  • GT Spec 4 point rear sub-frame brace
  • GT Spec 4 point ladder brace SPT Strut Bar

Other mods

  • ARC Alternator Cover
  • GT Spec Radiator Shroud
  • Mishimoto Radiator Temperature Gauge Caps
  • Roger Clark Motorsports Oil Cap
  • Relocated Battery to trunk
  • AEM Boost Gauge
  • AEM Air/Fuel Gauge
  • Cobb Accesport

Words by Kenny Cano – Instagram – KennyCano

Photography by Cary Smith


Christine Elle – Instagram – lchristineellel    Facebook – Christine Elle

Juliet Longo –  Instagram – Julietlongo

Amanda Sasso – Instagram – mandasasso

Special Thanks to Danny, Pedro and Frank for helping making this feature possible.

One Reply to “Fine Red Wine | Danny’s STi | Feature”

  1. What red paint is that. I was also curious bout my tiburon. If I sent you guys a pic of it. Could you picture it out and draw it. You guys are some professionals. Thanks

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