DadMode Subaru STi – Ernie’s 50th Anniversary Edition #ItFitsMe
Forever seeking perfection, Ernie is dead serious about preserving his 1/200 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Subaru STi. Not one drop of rain will ever touch the STi exterior. It will not exit the garage under any circumstance, unless the rain forecast is zero. It will never see the inside of a local detail shop. A testament to Ernie’s passion about cars, he only trusts ProClip to mount his important devices and his bare hands to wash the STi both inside and out.
Subaru launched the 50th Anniversary Heritage Blue line-up in 2018 to celebrate fifty years of selling cars in the United States since 1968. After seeing one indoors at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, Ernie spotted one out in the wild. There it was sitting at the local Subaru dealership in Mequon, Wisconsin. Originally wanting to buy the Focus RS, Ernie fell in love with the Heritage Blue colorway and the rest was history. You can now find him cruising in dad mode to his daughter’s karate lessons and winning best-in-show at the local Fl4tfest car shows.
2018 50th Anniversary STI Mods
Exterior mods: MAPerformance Downpipe, STI Rear Spats, Front Lip, Side Skirts, Rek Mudflaps, OLM Spec CR Sequential, S209 Bezels, JDM STI Canards and Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood. GrimmSpeed TMIC and Y-Pipe Kit. Whiteline Front and Rear Swaybar kit, Lowering Spring Kit and End Links. Invidia 400 Exhaust and 4th Cylinder Cooler Kit.
Engine mods: Master Cylinder Brace and Boost Control Solenoid Cover. Cusco Strut Tower and Differential Brace. GrimmSpeed Intake, Pitch Stop, Pully Cover, Radiator Shroud, AOS, Battery Mounting Kit and Fender Shrouds.
COBB Acessport Mount
Ernie, like many other Subaru owners, added the COBB Accessport V3 to upgrade his stock STI engine with a OTS Map Stage 2 Tune. After experimenting with a few low-quality COBB mounts, Ernie found the perfect fit with ProClip. He chose the Subaru STI mounting option located over the left vent. ProClip is the official mounting partner of COBB Tuning. Hundreds of COBB distributors nationwide carry the ProClip brand offering complete Accessport V3 mounts.
Subaru STI Phone Mount
Under the hood the standard WRX compared to the STI performance trim is completely different. However, the interior for both is virtually the same. ProClip Subaru WRX mounts are available for both in three separate locations. Having many cars featuring the Subaru emblem in his fleet, Ernie has ProClip mounts in every single one. When the STI gets parked in the garage for winter, his Subaru Outback Touring XT becomes the daily driver complemented by a custom ProClip mount.