Chad’s Subaru 2.5 RS

Written By: Ben Duen

One of four co-founders of Jade Chad used to dominate the suv scene back in the day with his tricked out Honda CRV. It was extremely satisfying winning shows but not so satisfying at a red light next to anything faster than a U-Haul truck. Enter the Subaru Impreza you see here. When it was time for a new project, originality was the name of the game and among the sea of hondas and acuras, the scooby sticks out like a a subaru among a sea of hondas and acuras. Exactly what Chad wanted.. an all wheel drive turbocharged terror that takes the spotlight at every car show and event that it is showcased at and it eats up cars costing 3 times as much at a stop light. Dumping the clutch at 4000+rpms causes no drama for your mama here baby. Just a pronounced chirp from all four tires followed by a deep whistle coming from Chad’s “secret place” under the hood is all the warning you get before you are forced to admire the flawless paint quality of the rear end. We should actually nickname Chad the mailman of the crew because this awd monster delivers the goods in rain or shine.

More photos on Jade’s Flickr Page.

Mods and Specifications:


  • Name: Chad Antonio
  • Member Since: Founder


  • 1999 Subaru 2.5RS – RETIRED


  • ACT Street Clutch
  • ACT XACT Street Flywheel
  • APEXi EL Series-I Boost Gauge
  • APEXi EL Series-I EGT Gauge
  • APEXi Auto Turbo Timer
  • Borla Version 4 Headers
  • EJ25 SOHC
  • GReddy Airinx
  • GReddy Type-S BOV
  • Hose Techniques Silver Silicone Vacuum Hoses
  • Mavtech 3″ Cat-Back Exhaust
  • Minnam Stage II
  • NGK Stage 7 Spark Plugs
  • Optima Yellow Top Deep-Cycle Battery
  • Spearco Top Mount Intercooler
  • STi Radiator Cap
  • STi Transmission Mount
  • Turbonetics T3/T4 Hybrid
  • Turbonetics Deltagate
  • Vitek Silver Spark Plug Wires
  • Wolf-3D Advanced Engine Management System
  • WRX 120 LPH Fuel Pump
  • WRX 420cc Fuel Injectors


  • Cusco 21mm Rear Sway Bar
  • Eibach Springs 350F/300R
  • Ground Control Coilovers
  • Kartboy Short Shifter
  • Kartboy Shifter Bushings
  • KYB/AGX Adjustable Gas Shocks


  • 17×7.5″ Volk Racing SE37K Black Wheels
  • 215/45/17 TOYO FZ4 Tires


  • Axxis Deluxe Plus Brake Pads
  • Brembo Cross Drilled Rotors


  • C-West Style Body Kit
  • Clear Bumper Lens
  • Clear Corner Lamps
  • Clear Side Markers
  • Custom Fender Flares
  • Custom Molded MR2 Vents
  • JDM Rear Clusters
  • Morette Dual Headlight Conversion
  • Painted Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Phillips HID System
  • Shaved Body Lines
  • Shaved Door Moldings
  • Sparco Chrome Locking Fuel Cap
  • Sparco Hood Pins
  • StreetGlow Gold Series Neo-Blue Neon
  • SYMS Style Grill


  • Aluminum Gauge Bezel Surround
  • Broadway Blue 270mm Mirror
  • Custom Carbon-Fiber Enclosure for AVC-R
  • Custom Two-Tone Interior
  • Initial K 6-Color Digital Indiglo Gauges KMH
  • Lighting by StreetGlow
  • RAZO 4-Piece Aluminum Race Pedals
  • Sparco Fast-R Shift Knob
  • Sparco Flash 5 Steering Wheel
  • Sparco Quick Release
  • Sparco Steering Wheel Hub STi Seats


  • Pioneer TS-A1767 Speakers (4)
  • Playstation 2
  • PLYE PLTV5N Monitor and TunerAluminum Gauge Bezel Surround




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