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Kenny Johnson: 2002 Subaru WRX

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Kenny Johnson has owned his 2002 Subaru WRX for six years, doing all of the modification work himself in his small garage. Johnson takes pride in doing the work himself, saying that not one bolt on the car has been left untouched as he transformed his WRX inside and out.

Owner: Kenny Johnson
Location: West Valley City, UT
Vehicle: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Horsepower: 450 whp
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Kenny Johnson
Instagram: @kennyj_540

Photography by Kenny Johnson.

Kenny Johnson 2002 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE4

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Hybrid engine - 2.5 L bottom end mated to 2.0 L heads
Crower Rods
CP Pistons (.025 overbore)
ACL race bearings
STi heat nitrated crank
Full GSC valvetrain
S1 cams
Full CNC port and polish
70mm S90 throttle body
Rotated 2.5i manifold
Treadstone 4-inch intercooler
Custom piping
Tial 50mm BOV
Precision 5858 ball bearing turbo
Tial 44mm external wastegate
1000cc Injector Dynamics fuel injectors
SARD surge tank
Aeromotive 350 fuel pump

Kenny Johnson 2002 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE5

EXHAUST:
KillerBee Motorsports EL headers
Perrin rotated up-pipe/down pipe fabricated to open dump wastegate
HKS Carbon Ti cat-back exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Cobb Accessport with custom map tuned by Ryanspec @ Simple Performance
Engine monitoring via Prosport Premium gauges (boost, wide and AFR, oil pressure, coolant temp, and volmeter)
Suspension damping controlled via Tein EDFC

DRIVETRAIN:
STi 6MT swapped
ACT HDSS clutch

Kenny Johnson 2002 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE2

WHEELS & TIRES:
SSR GTX01 wheels - 18x10.5 +22 (f/r)
Sumitomo HRZIII tires - 295/30/18 (f/r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Tein Flex Z coilovers
Cusco bracing everywhere
Cusco front and rear sway bars
Autopower Industries 4-point roll bar
Whiteline bushings everywhere
Whiteline rear lateral links

BRAKES:
Brembo Gran Turismo front calipers
Hawk HPS pads
BF Goodrich stainless lines
Chase Bays BBE conversion kit
ABS delete

Kenny Johnson 2002 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE2

EXTERIOR:
ABW fender flares
Seibon carbon fiber hood
Carbon Creations carbon fiber fenders
VIS Racing carbon fiber trunk
Subaru JDM Spec C riser
Perrin Gurney flap
JDM Spec C roof vent
Seibon carbon fiber roof vane spoiler
V2 STi front lip
MPH Fabrications custom carbon fiber canards
AeroFunktion splitter
Chargespeed carbon fiber brake ducts
STi sideskirts with Liberal Albero extensions
04/07 rear end conversion

LIGHTING:
Custom H.I.D. retrofitted headlights using The Retrofit Source hid components

INTERIOR:
Sparco steering wheel
Sparco Evo2 seats
Custom flocked dash
STi cluster swap
KillerBee Motorsports rear seat delete
NRG tilt wheel hub

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer head unit

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
"Best in Show" - Larry H. Miller Summer Heat Subie Meet 2015
"Best Subaru 2007 and Older" Import - Spring Showoff 2018
"Best Subaru" - RallySportDirect x Scrapefest EatnGreet Car Meet 2018

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"Engine performance. Because I've never built an engine before, and to build a 450 hp one was quite the accomplishment for myself."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Bigger fuel injectors (Injector Dynamics 1700cc)
E85r re-tune
Upgrade rear brakes
Work Meister L1 3P wheels

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Simple Performance

Kenny Johnson 2002 Subaru WRX TBGLIVE3