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A Subaru Monster Is Born (or How to Deal with Rear Quarter Rust)

A Subaru Monster Is Born (or How to Deal with Rear Quarter Rust)

Jessie-Joe Curtis has built a monster. Jessie-Joe is one of the people behind Odd Man Out Performance in Regina, SK and I’ve been following this Subaru Impreza build since the beginning. Usually I would take you through the detail of the build, but today we’ll try something a little different. We’re going to get the words straight from the source and let Jessie-Joe do most of the talking. He did me a huge solid when he sent me the spec list and gave me a detailed story of how the build went. Read on!


IMG_0207sdJessie-Joe: “Okay, this whole build started off as a cheap way to get rid of some rust on my rear quarter. That’s when the whole thing snowballed and got right out of hand. I was at a point where I had to decide if I wanted to do the ‘stance’ thing or go for the full, FIA-time attack build. I chose the second option.”



“While I was waiting for a vast amount of parts to show up, I trailered the car up to Jake Daneluk at Hardluck Fabrications in Yorkton (SK) to have a cage custom made and installed. We agreed upon a price, I gave him a list of specs to follow and a short while later, the cage was finished.”

The cage is one of my favourite parts of the build and if you get the chance to check it out, do so. You’ll be just as impressed as I am, I guarantee it.

IMG_0230sd“Once it was home, the full interior was painted matte-smoke grey, the dash was trimmed and flocked with suede fibers, and the Corbeau Forza Sport FIA seats and RaceQuip FIA harnesses were installed. After the interior was back together, I began cutting out the perfectly good quarter panels to fit the flares and hopefully fit the wheels and tires (that hadn’t arrived yet). After roughly 100 hours of cutting, fitting and sanding, the flares were mounted.”



“With the help of Kevin Cuddington, Chase Whiteside and Matt Reed, we had the car vinyl-wrapped in a matte aluminum silver over the course of a weekend. I picked this colour because there’s something about different coloured door jams that just drives me crazy.”


IMG_0223sd“From there, it was kind of a shit show. It felt like I was just throwing money at it. I had the new Feal Coilovers arrive, the Wilwood BBK, Work D9R wheels, NT01 tires, APR GTC-500 wing, full Aeroflow Dynamics lower aero and my Cavalli Stage 2 Turbo. Since then, my weekends have been a blur of car shows, meets, tuning and racing events.”



Jessie-Joe also had some “fun facts” he wanted to share. These facts underscore how busy he is, keeping in mind he works full-time at the shop as well:
1. “While I was waiting for the cage to be done, I bought and parted out a 2004 WRX, which funded my wheel and tire set up.”



2: “While I was waiting for parts to show up, I built my GSX-R and also rebuilt the trailer that I used to haul my cars with.”

3: After my car was, in my eyes, finished, I bought and built a 2003 WRX drift car.”



2006 Subaru WRX “#OddManOutShowPony” specs:

HP: 400 whp (est.)
TQ: 400 wtq (est)
Fuel: 105 Octane (Husky 94 + Boostane)
Weight: 3232 LBS
Tuned by: Neil at OddManOut
Built by: Jessie-Joe at OddManOut


  • LSi FSR Billet Short Block
  • Process West TMIC
  • Tomei EL Headers
  • Cavalli Stage 2 CTB30 Turbo
  • P&L Race Turbo-Back Exhaust
  • Mishimoto Rad + Hoses
  • Killer-B Oil Pickup
  • GrimmSpeed Phenolic Spacers
  • OMO TGV Deletes
  • Injector Dynamics 725cc Injectors
  • Works Engineering Stage 2 FPR
  • Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump
  • GrimmSpeed AOS
  • K&N Intake
  • Cobb Tuning V2 Accessport



  • 2004 STi 6-Speed + R180 Diff
  • Exedy Stage 2 HD Clutch w. LW Flywheel
  • Cobb Tuning Short Throw + Knob
  • Driveshaft Shop 1000hp rear Axles
  • Feal 441 Custom Road Race Coilovers
  • Whiteline 22mm F/R Sway Bars
  • Whiteline Adjustable Endlinks



  • 18×10.5 +15 Work D9R
  • 315/30R18 Nitto NT01 tires
  • Works Engineering Molybdenum Steel Lugnuts
  • Wilwood FSLN 6 Pot Front Brakes
  • Wilwood DynaPro 4 Pot Rear Brakes
  • Torque RT700 DOT 4 Brake Fluid
  • ARP Wheel Studs





  • Forcewerkz Fender Flares
  • APR GTC-500 Carbon Spoiler
  • AeroFlow Dynamics Front Splitter
  • AeroFlow Dynamics Front Canards
  • AeroFlow Dynamics Rear Diffuser
  • APR Splitter Rods
  • 2004 STi Tail Lights
  • Blacked Out Headlight Housings
  • 2002 WRX Trunk
  • 3M-1080 Matte Silver Aluminum Vinyl Wrap


  • Roll Cage by HardLuck Fabrications
  • Corbeau Forza Sport FIA Seats
  • RaceQuip 5-Point Harnesses
  • RaceQuip Recovery Straps
  • Sparco L777 Suede Steering Wheel

2005 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Specs:

  • 4 into 1 Yoshimura Carbon Shorty Exhaust
  • FTD Customs Dog Bone Lowering kit
  • FTD Customs 12″ Stretch kit
  • LSL Urban Street Fighter Headlight w. Custom Brackets
  • Works Engineering Coolant tank
  • Integrated Tail Light
  • Matte Aluminum Silver Vinyl

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