Yeah, there's something about it that's just a little... off. I remember seeing a black hawkeye STi over on NASIOC that was very similar - same kit and same wheels, but black instead of red - I don't know if any of you have seen it, but I think that one looks so much better than this one. The suspension is definitely part of it, but I also just really dislike that bottom grill that I think that's what really ruins it for me. For tires as stretched as those, I'd expect to see less fender gap. The red wheels are cool, but I don't like the blocky ROTA stickers on them. I also don't like all the carbon fiber accents on the front end (grill surround, fog bezels, side vents, canards, and the eyebrows are hideous). The hood scoop is too big, I don't like all the stickers or the side mirrors, the mesh of the grill is too shiney and jagged and sticks out like a sore thumb, and the combination of the Chargespeed Bottomline kit plus the mud flaps is too much - choose one or the other. Also, tuck away those red wires going to the battery and swap the tail lights for 04/05 red ones to keep with the black/red scheme
I do, however, really really like the Chargespeed Bottomline lip kit, the roof vent, rain guards, and the overall black/red color scheme. I'm kind of undecided on the Scooby Doo emblem at the moment since I saw a black/yellow circular Batman emblem on a BMW the other day (in place of the blue/white stock one) and I thought it was kind of dumb.
Something with that car must have struck a chord. Maybe I'm being too picky, but for someone who spent that much money on aesthetic mods, I'd expect the car to be slightly cleaner and less obnoxious - unless maybe that's what the owner was going for?
No worries dannyb, keep the pics coming!