Industrial Photoshoot – Twin 08 STis

Photos by: Edward Chang

So Ed and I have 2008 STis, they look pretty damn similar to folks who don’t know much about them.  We’ve been talking about taking them out for a shoot for a while and finally had a day where both of our cars had just been cleaned up.  We were hanging out at a meet and agreed to head out at dusk for some shots. Later that evening we went to Palm Springs to what I assume was some sort of power diversion plant since it was surrounded by the infamous So Cal windmill forest. The creeper security guard, that appeared to be meth’ed nearly out of his mind, drove by several times and even jotted down our plates. He did explain some people were stealing copper but we believe there’s a good chance he’s the crook and is just looking for alibi.  We told him we were there taking pictures for a magazine (clearly not the case).  My car has the black roof and front mount intercooler, Edward’s has a band-aid on the fender… injury by shopping cart. 😉

I will re-upload the photos once I get the original edits from Ed, these were downloaded from his facebook album and quality is a little lackluster.

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HELLASICK of HELLAFLUSH, bring on the function…

HellaFail

DISCLAIMER: There are functional hella-flush setups out there.  I’m even borderline hella-flush, albeit with big, fat, meaty tires.  My frustration lies with the terms “poke” and “stretch”.  I’m not going to describe this nonsense to you, there is already plenty of attainable information with a little google-fu; I’ve linked a couple sources of information here.

I frequent a few automotive forums in the Subaru community.  Over the past couple years the HELLA-FLUSH scene has really, uh…. blossomed… and getting a little out of hand, in my humble opinion anyways.  So here is my very futile attempt at ‘dysfunctional car’ prevention. (more…)