MEET THE TEAM: CHRIS NERANJAN
Meet Chris Neranjan, one of our amazing photographers and the owner of this beautiful Subaru STi. Chris covers car shows as well as car features for BingeTokyo! Keep reading to learn about Chris!
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Chris: I got into cars because it sort of runs in the family. My dad had me shifting gears in his 1988 Accord from the passenger seat. From the as far back as I can remember, my uncle always drove something cool too. I remember him having a couple DA Integra GS-R’s, as well as some DC series Integra GS-R’s, all lightly modded. I talked cars with friends at school every day in grade school and helped my dad with whatever car related maintenance he did. I played every installment of Gran Turismo on Playstation and then the obsession started. I remember watching The Fast and The Furious for the first time ever and loving every minute of it, then “MTV True Life: I’m a street racer” came out and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I also remember paging through Super Street and Import Tuner mags and drooling over builds and parts I couldn’t afford. Fast forward 10 years and I have a lot of those parts I used to stare at and envy.
F&F or Top Gear? Top Gear
Favorite 90’s Car? Mine’s R34
Favorite Anime? The Boondocks
How many cars have you owned, and what were they? Only 2, a white 1995 Accord coupe and the current 2006 STi.
Favorite wheels? Standard issue TE37s, of course
Future plans for your car? Track it and crack a piston, not necessarily in that order. Honestly, I’d like a bigger turbo and supporting mods eventually, nothing crazy.
Boobs or butts? Personality…less than 3, preferably :D
Blondes or Brunettes? Brunettes
Wheels/Tires/Suspension: FEAL 441 coilovers custom valved with optional rear camber plates, STi aerospace division titanium strut bar, Whiteline F+R swaybars, Whiteline pillow ball endlinks, RAYS Volk TE37 18x10, Touge Factory aluminum hub centric rings, 265/35 Bridgestone Potenza RE71R, Custom Oswald Performance tubular front subframe
Brakes: Project Mu brake pads
Power: KSTech intake, custom cnc dual catch can setup, ETS front mount intercooler with custom titanium piping, Tial QR BOV, Cobb heatshield, PTP turbo blanket, Invidia downpipe, Tomei titanium catback, KillerB oil pan/windage tray/pickup, Cobb accessport V3 + protune, NGK 1 step colder plugs, AEM 320 E85 fuel pump, APR carbon fiber alternator cover, APR carbon fiber radiator plate
Interior: Half cage powdercoated Aspen White, Halguard clean chemical extinguisher, Takata harnesses, Recaro driver + passenger seats (passenger seat occupancy detection system transplanted- airbags still functional), Recaro seat brackets, Recaro optional head pads (valour blue), Bride seat sliders, WC Lathewerks titanium shift knob, custom titanium seat hardware, Personal steering wheel + custom carbon fiber switch panel for cruise control, WorksBell Rapfix II quick release, WorksBell/Splash short hub, titanium steering wheel hardware, Defi boost/oil press/oil temp(probe in pan) gauges + ATI triple pod, Innovate Motorsports wideband, Pioneer touchscreen headunit
Exterior: Voltex front bumper with custom titanium hardware, Voltex canards, Voltex carbon fiber diffuser, custom painted headlights, WRX color matched skirts, Illumaesthetic custom LED tail lights, polished hood struts, fenders rolled/pulled, Project Kics R40 Lugs, HT Autos side skirt extensions (carbon fiber), Ganador aero mirrors with custom glass, Takata tow strap
Drivetrain: STi short throw shifter, Motul fluid throughout