Eric Guerette Subaru WRX TBGLIVE PASMAG Lead

Children often dream of accomplishments they hope to achieve when becoming an adult. Some aspire to be a firefighter, others dream of being a millionaire — but more often than not, adulthood meets reality and those dreams stay as just that. Eric Guerette’s childhood dream was simple: one day he wanted to own a rally car. Well, as evident through his popular vote on Tuner Battlegrounds, he’s not only achieved this goal, but is now driving one of the hottest modified Subarus on the streets of Quebec.

The 2002 Subaru WRX wasn’t built overnight, of course, but with over 1,000 hours logged and $150,000 spent, Guerette says he’s gained much more than just a racecar during his time with this project.

“Always do it for yourself and not for others,” says Guerette. “So many things have changed in my life from when I started. I'm very proud to have built this car myself. Always believe in yourself; it’s the best thing I learned from this project.”

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Other than his passion, what else has gone into this build?

A custom AZE2 Performance air intake and throttle are matched with Deatchwerks 1000cc injectors and a CryO2 system for extra power. The exhaust is completely powered by Perrin, with an Ohlins supported suspension, which also includes front and rear Cusco sway bars. The exterior features a widebody kit with a custom black and cherry paint job, while the interior is equipped with Sparco USA seats and steering wheel.

One of the biggest challenges during his build, Guerette says, was trying to dress the engine bay with wire hose while trying to keep most of it out of sight!

With zero sponsorship and building the car with his own two-hands, Guerette has proven sometimes, with the right amount of self-belief, dreams do become a reality.

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#TBGLIVE WINNER | BATTLEGROUNDS
52% OF THE POPULAR VOTE
@tunerbattlegrounds
@highsocietymtl

ESSENTIALS
LOCATION: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
ENGINE: Subaru EJ257 2.5L H-4
HORSEPOWER: 500 awhp

SOCIAL MEDIA
@marzocchiwrx
@martignyphoto

ENGINE
AZE2 Performance (port, air intake, throttle, intake manifold) 
Supertech Inconel valvetrain 
Garett GTX35 82R turbocharger 
Perrin intercooler
Mishimoto hoses 
Tial (blow-off valve, wastegate) 
CryO2 intake system
K&N air filter 
Agency Power fuel rail 
Tomei fuel pressure regulator
Deatschwerks (fuel pump, 1000cc injectors) 
Brian Crower camshafts
NGK BKR7E spark plugs

EXHAUST
Perrin full exhaust system

DRIVETRAIN
ACT HD clutch 
Fidanza flywheel
Subaru STI (VER 8 Spec C transmission, axles) 
Aluminum driveshaft

WHEELS/TIRES/BRAKES
XXR 527 wheels - 18x9.75 +22 (f/r)
Tires – 265/35 R18 (f/r) 
Rotora Super Challenge 4-piston brake system
Brembo 2-piston e-brake 
Stainless steel (brake lines, handbrake) 
Wilwood proportioning valve

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
Ohlins suspension 
Cusco (H-brace (f), under brace (r), sway bars (f/r)
Whiteline HD link kit 
Trailing arm suspension kit 
Adjustable pillow mounts

EXTERIOR
Custom black cherry paint 
Widebody kit 
Rear wing 
Reverse hood scoop

INTERIOR
Sparco USA (Pro 2000 seats, steering wheel) 
Planted seat base
Innovate AutoMeter gauge 
Zero/Sports gauge pods 

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Contributors: Adam Steinberg, Gabriel Sevigny

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