Originally Posted by ghostrida3
I bet this thing is a blast to drive...why did u choose the expensive 2.5rs as your base?
We didn't plan to swap the car at the beginning. We figured we'd put together a cheapo naturally-aspirated car for track duty, so we bought a 2.5RS. But then the engine had rod knock, and then we had the opportunity to buy the salvage 2004 STi. So we decided on the swap.
You're right, though, an L car is cheaper and would work just as well as a swap candidate. I do love the RS front bumper, though. I'd acquire that even if I had started with an L.