Cars, Ride Month

A Spotlight on Ben Troxell’s Heavily-Modded WRX

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A few months ago, I was hanging out with a few people, and a friend of mine introduced me to her roommate, Ben, telling him I wrote about cars. Long story short, he let me do a quick feature on his heavily-modded 2014 Subaru WRX. So without further ado… check this thing out:

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So what all has he done with it? Oh, just a few things. Here’s the list:


  • Gram Lights 57xtreme (18×9.5 +40) powder coated “stone bronze”
  • BF Goodrich Sport Comp-2 (265/35/18)
  • Muteki burning blue neon open end lug nuts
  • Sumitomo HTR Z-III tires (265/35/18)
  • Feal 441 Coilovers
  • SPC Lower control arms
  • Superpro Adjustable swaybars (22mm rear/ 24mm front)
  • Superpro endlinks f/r
  • Whiteline KBR-15 (rear mount support brace)


  • Cobb Short throw shifter
  • Perrin pitch stop mount
  • STi Group-N Trans mount
  • Whiteline Positive shift kit (cross-member bushings)
  • Andrewtech Cocktail transmission fluid


  • HPT Motorsports VS Style front lip
  • HT Autos Rear spats
  • Duraflex CS style sideskirt extensions
  • M3 lip spoiler
  • Rally Armor UR mudflaps: black w/ red lettering
  • AVS window visors
  • Perrin wing risers
  • Baked and painted headhousings
  • Billetworkz front plate delete
  • Crux Motorsports red grill pinstripe
  • Crux Motorsports dark red tail light overlays
  • Perrin license plate frame
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Rear debadge
  • Kolite LED license plate bulbs
  • Philips H9 head light bulbs


  • Black Billetworkz anodized aluminum shift knob
  • All-weather floor mats
  • Cargo tray
  • OEM seat mod


  • Protuned by Agile Auto 318whp/339wtq @ 20.5psi
  • DW65C fuel pump
  • Grimmspeed AOS
  • NGK Iridium One Step Colder spark plugs
  • K&N Typhoon intake wrapped w/ DEI reflect-a-gold heat reflective tape
  • Cobb Accessport V3
  • MK Motorsports lava turbo blanket
  • Process West TMIC w/ DEI reflect-a-gold heat reflective tape
  • CNT Quad Tip cat-back (4″ titanium blue tips)
  • Invidia divorced wastegate catted downpipe
  • Grimmspeed EBCS
  • Turbosmart Kompact BPV
  • Cobb turbo heatshield w/ DEI reflect-a-gold on inside surface
  • …If that’s not enough to impress you, just look at that 35-80 pull.

Over the past few years, Troxell has posted videos of some mods, including the K&N Typhoon intake, the CNT Quad Tip Catback Exhaust and the WRX being tuned at Agile Automotive. You can check out more on his YouTube channel.

Troxell is also an avid car photographer. His Flickr and Instagram are easy to get lost in, as page after page show impressive cars like Lambos, Corvettes, Audis, Mercedes and others that I had no idea were in this area. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to scroll through them. Here are a few highlights:

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That’ll do, Ben. That’ll do.

Martin Banks