Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 05

Keith Jose started building cars with his 1995 Toyota Celica, and soon caught the modification bug. It wasn’t long before he fell in love with the Subaru STI’s looks and sound. Soon enough, that rumble took hold of him, and he purchased his 2010 Subaru WRX STI.

Jose’s original plan was to keep the mods to a minimum, and just make it look tasteful. We all know how that story goes. It was only a matter of time before the car was on its way from daily driver to full-blown neck-breaker. By now, Jose wanted to push the limits with the car’s design.

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 02

A Volkommendesign widebody coupled with some S206 goodies and a GReddy front lip give this car a real racecar look.

Jose tells us he has his cousins in his local car scene to thank for his obsession. Seeing them wrench on their cars and build to their desires inspired him to start doing the same. It was because of this inspiration that he decided to push the envelope and create something as unique as his Subaru. He also thanks the Garage106 crew, a group of heavy hitters from the Winnipeg area, including Anthony Deguzman and Benji Tran, two of our previous TBGLIVE champions.

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 01

With 83% of the Popular Vote, Keith Jose, with a 2010 Subaru WRX STI, is the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Driven in Winnipeg, MB on July 9, 2016!

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 03

ESSENTIALS
VEHICLE: 2010 Subaru WRX STI
OWNER: Keith Jose
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB
ENGINE: Subaru EJ25 2.5L H4
HORSEPOWER: 300 (est.)
TORQUE: 300 lb-ft

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Keith Jose
Instagram: @keithjose_

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 22
Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 21Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 23

ENGINE:
COBB air intake with box

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
COBB Accessport - Stage 2

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 20

EXHAUST:
Invidia (Q300 w/ quad titanium burnt tips, down-pipe)

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 06
Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 07Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 08

WHEELS/TIRES/BRAKES:
Cosmis Racing XT-206R wheels – 18x11 +8 (f/r)
Falken Azenis tires – 265/35/18 (f/r)

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 12

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Air Lift Performance kit
V2 digital air management

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 16
Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 09Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 17

EXTERIOR:
GReddy front lip
S206 side skirts
12-piece Volkommendesign widebody fenders
Perrin (Spoiler riser kit, spoiler lip extension)
Galvez Customs (Front splitter, side splitters, rear diffuser)
Blacked-out headlights
Blue Batmobile taillight overlays
Gloss Gold Metallic vinyl wrap

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 28Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 29

INTERIOR:
Interior trim wrapped black

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 24Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 25
Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 26Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 27

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
7-inch Samsung Galaxy tablet
JL Audio 10-inch subwoofers (2)
JL Audio amplifier
Custom enclosure by Wayfab Creative

SPONSORS:
Airlift Performance

SHOPS & MECHANICS:
EK Collission (Alvin Deguzman)
Bomex Graphics
Wayfab Creative

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 19

Contributor: Jeremy Brian

More #TBGLIVE Winners

Daily Driver: Erik Ulintz's 2013 Scion tC RS 8.0

The first Scion Erik purchased was a 2007 tC in 2010 for its reliability as a daily driver. In early 2014, he found the opportunity to purchase one of only 2000 tC RS 8.0's available and his days of buying…
Read More

Overhaul: Michael Regaspi's 2004 Acura TSX

Michael Regaspi's Acura TSX started with humble beginnings as his daily driver and family car. However, being a car enthusiast to the core and having previous build experience with a Del Sol show car and an RSX Type S fixer-upper,…
Read More

Chasing Dreams: Alexandre Chasse's 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X

Having once owned a Mitsubishi Eclipse, it was only fitting that Alexandre Chassé kept it in the family. The Evo has been his dream car since the glory days of his Eclipse, so when it came time to sell the…
Read More

Virtual To Reality: Steven Crespo's 2003 Acura RSX

Steven Crespo first caught sight of the Acura RSX while playing Need for Speed Underground 2, one of the tuner world’s most influential video games, but it wasn’t until he purchased his own RSX that he really fell in love…
Read More

Practice Makes Perfect: Edgar Cabrera's 2004 Nissan 350Z

Edgar Cabrera has regarded Nissan’s 350Z as his dream car since he was younger, so it’s only fitting that he was able to build one after all that time dreaming. He knew it was the right platform for him after…
Read More