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May 10

Don’t Hate on the S2 RX8

By admin | Mazda RX8

2009 Mazda RX8 S2 Grand Touring
(scroll down for build list)

We love the RX8!

As many of our customers and followers know, we love the RX8. It's got a special place in our hearts and we are always thrilled to hear from an owner that has our parts. During one of our recent promotions, we got a direct message from one of our long-time customers with some cool footage of his RX8 shooting flames out of the TurboXS Catback Exhaust (see vid below).

Kris was gracious enough to send us a few pics of his ride as well as send us his build list. After emailing back and forth, I learned a little about Kris and what makes him tick. Let me tell you, this plumber from Magnolia, Texas is a pretty cool guy. He's a passionate car RX8 enthusiast and is a member of 2 car clubs: RX Club of Houston and Nator Houston.

The last time he was able to get on the dyno, he got 235 to the wheels, but that was with an exhaust and fuel leak. He hasn't had the chance to retest since the repair, but he's thinking that he will come in at 240/245whp. Not too shabby!

The Build

Tein lowering springs
Exedy stage 3 clutch
Exedy chromoly comp lightweight flywheel
Exedy counterweight
Garageline headers
Turboxs catless racepipe
Turboxs catback
BHR ignition system 
BHR motor mounts
Reflash by Nelson Siverio

"It's not just a car, it's someone's dream."

Kris Moreno

TurboXS Customer/ RX8 

When it comes to future plans for the car, Kris was "hush hush" about what he's got in the works. 

Thank you Kris for being a loyal customer and repping for TurboXS! The RX8 gets a lot of haters, but you know how it is; it's hard to please everyone.  The beauty of meeting people in the gearhead community is understanding what drives their passion for cars. Kris says,"I fell in love with the RX8 at first site. It's not just a car, it's someone's dream."

May 08

The Dad Wagon – 2007 Forester 2.5XT Limited

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2007 Forester 2.5XT Limited


The "Dad Wagon"

Last year for our customer showcase, we had the pleasure of shooting the infamous "Dad Wagon"; a 2007 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited owned by Mike Wallace out of Columbia, MD. It's always interesting to hear the story behind people's car projects and Mike was gracious enough to spend the day with us and give us the rundown on his project and how it became the "Dad Wagon". You know how it is, once you are bitten by the "mod fly", it's hard to resist the urge to leave the world of stock.

"When I first bought the Forester, I had no intentions of doing anything to it," jokes Wallace. "But after a few months of owning it, I couldn't resist slamming it and it just snowballed from there!"

Mike brought his daughter, Mia, along for the shoot. It was awesome to see how much he loves being a father. Most guys probably think that once they start a family, the car project days are over. Instead of making his family a reason to set his other passion for cars aside, his role as a father has been an inspiration for his project and a true reflection of who he is. Cheers to Mike, his family, and his awesome ride!

Check out our video and his build breakdown below for more details about the "Dad Wagon".

Cobb AccessPort (Stage 2)
Cobb Intake and Post MAF Hose 
TurboXS Catback Exhaust
Invidia Catless Downpipe 
Crawford Air Oil Separator 
TurboXS Front Mount Intercooler (modified)
Dual Port BOV
Zero/Sport Radiator Shroud 

Wheels and Tires
Fifteen52 Tarmacs 18x9.5 ET40 
255/35 BF Goodrich Sport Comp 2 
Sickspeed Spiked Lug Nuts 

Rokkor Tuning Coilovers (02-07 WRX) 
Rear Strut Brace 

Sony Apple Car Play Head Unit 
JDM Radio Mount On Top of Dash 
V9 WRX USDN Seats 
Beer Tap Shifter 
5 Panel Mirror 
Hydro Dipped Maryland flag AccessPort
SG5 JDM Center Dash with Cup Holder 
JDM Cooler Pod for the Forester 
DND Steering Wheel and Quick Release 

08 Forester Sports Front Bumper 
08 Forester Sports Grill
JDM OEM Forester Sports Front Lip 
08 Forester Sports Tail lights 
KS Tech Hoodscoop Delete 
Hella 500 Driving Lights (behind grill) 
Hella Horns ( behind grill) 
Black Housing headlights 
Custom Camo Emblem Overlays 
Gd Impreza WTX Rear Diffuser 
30/10% Window Tint 
Thule Roof Box

Mar 12

2007 Subaru STi Limited – The Apple of My Eye

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Last week we had some downtime at world headquarters and happened to get a visit from our buddy Bobby. Bobby is the proud owner of one of the sweetest ’07 STi’s I’ve seen to date. It’s the right mix of “show” and “go” and it’s perfect for a daily driver.

We decided to take advantage of the visit and do an impromptu photo shoot so we could share this sweet ride with you. I always ask an enthusiast for their car’s story. Bobby didn’t hesitate and jumped right into dishing out the details!

“I went with the STi because I wasn’t with the whole EVO scene and I liked the looks of the car and the aggressiveness straight from the factory. It was Turbo, 6 speed, heated leather interior and big brakes (all stock). What’s not to like?!”

“I have several TurboXS mods on it for sure. Great products and awesome people at TurboXS. Makes the modding fun and affordable, and they helped me get things done right the first time.”


Here is the list of mods on Bobby’s 2007 Subaru STi:

2007 WRX STi Limited Urban Gray Metallic
72,000 miles
TurboXS Uppipe, TurboSmart 40mm EWG
TurboXS Downpipe (catless) Full 3″ exhaust. RFL set up, but RMA 3″ Muffler
SPT Intake
ACT 6 Puck Sprung Hub Clutch
Grimm speed Manual Boost Controller
Carbon Fiber radiator and alternator engine covers
Cobb Access Port (Tuned by Jermaine TurboXS)
300AWHP, 342AWTQ
Porterfield R4S pads in front OEM pads in rear
ROTA SVN 18×8.5 42 offset
NEXEN NEXUS 255/35/18 tires all around
Apexi N1 coilovers with rear Cusco Pillowball mounts (Adjustable camber front and rear)
Whiteline sway-bars and endlinks front and rear
SPT underbody brace.
EBay front strut tower bar
Short shifter with kartboy bushings.
Lathewerks shifter ring
Full Red LED light conversion on interior electronics
DEFI EGT and BOOST gauge with AEM A/F gauge on center clock cluster
OEM subwoofer installed
New TypeC headlights with OEM wiring and HID’s
DDM HID fogs
Carbon front lip OEM style