Last year I did a Denver WRX photoshoot with my wife for my birthday. We drove into Denver, Colorado with the specific goal of finding art and interesting backgrounds to shoot with my Subaru.

The main area we focused on was the RiNo area, also known as the River North Art District. RiNo is home to historic warehouses and factories that have been converted to jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries and working studios. It is also home to some of our favorite breweries and restaurants. But most notable is the art and graffiti in the area which I knew would make for some really cool backgrounds.

My 2002 WRX wagon is still tuned on 91 octane. I have been considering getting a new tune for ethanol, but it continues to rip at a reliable and conservative tune. You can read more on the build in this article, but in short I have a IAG closed deck hybrid build sporting a Blouch Dominator 1.5XT-R turbo in the stock location.

And yes the Subaru is lifted. It is running 1 inch subtle solutions spacer blocks above the stock suspension for a rally inspired look and function. I have been contemplating switching to suspension by cygnus performance. They have some adjustable long travel coilovers that would improve handling and allow for more wheel and tire options. The stock 2014 WRX wheels look great but I would like to open the possibility to running 18 inch wheels for when I attend car shows.

If you want to visit the RiNo area in Denver or simply read more about what the area offers you can visit the RiNo page on

Check out every post about my 2002 WRX Wagon here.

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