Subaru Impreza WRX
Our AWD warrior
The Subaru WRX/Impreza is finally a Smyth kit. We put more R&D time into this kit than any other we have done before to make sure it is strong enough for the off road warriors and racers that have made this car a track favorite.
Shown here is Smyth engineer Mike Gallant's lifted WRX sti powered street/rallycross Smyth ute. You may not want as wild a ride as Mike's, but it is great to know that he is has been out there on the roads and tracks of new england beating up his Smyth utes to improve the designs.
Compared to our other kits, the Subie has rear struts which combine the spring perch and the shock in one unit and puts the load up high. To ensure great performance and structural rigidity with this strut layout we added a huge outer brace to an already beefy aluminum bed structure. To top it off we include a swing away strut tower brace in the stock kit so that when you are not hauling a new washing machine home from Lowes you can enjoy race car handling and off road performance in your daily drive. This bar is bolted to a custom steel strut tower top plate just under the aluminum inner fender for a clean look.
Of all of our kits, this one has been the most widely anticipated and the one most closely watched on Facebook and Instagram during development. Currently the kit is only designed for the sedan body style from 02 to 07. The bug eye, blob eye and hawkeye models all work.
Subaru WRX performance sedans are a cult classic because of the huge aftermarket of performance parts and the amazingly simple design of the car. A great formula os easy to work on, simple to modify, inexpensive to buy, coupled with the best Ute build experience in our lineup.
The Smyth Subaru Impreza ute kit has a 2 week lead time from order to shipping of the crate. The unedited full build video has been available exclusively to the early builders and the edited version will be live on Friday November 16.
About this particular build: Mike's car here started as a standard WRX and was converted to rallycross duty with an sti drivetrain running 300+hp. The car is geared to run larger diameter wheel/tire combos with a higher final drive. The lift is achieved by using stock Forester suspension parts while keeping the high-po brakes from the WRX/sti. The light bar and the wide black flares are not included in the Smyth kit.