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Old 03-23-2013, 10:05 PM   #1
SebastienPeek
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Default Finally Converted - MY00 GC8 Impreza RX

So it was finally time that I joined what the VW enthusiasts call, the dark side.

After spending about three years of time and a decent amount of cash, I ended up with a VW like this. The white one, black hood and custom built BBS RS's.



Now, it is time to upgrade and I bought this two days ago. This was her first wash last night.



Details are as follows.
99 Subaru Impreza RX.
AWD, EJ20, Factory WRX body kit, Factory sunroof.
206,xxx km's, full service history, minor scuff mark on the passenger door.
Very clean car interior wise, a little sag in the roof lining near the back window but easy fix.

I have a GDB WRX STi dash cluster that I bought a while back, will this just bolt in and all the wires all work?
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:45 AM   #2
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awesome dude! I just went from a VW to Suby myself!
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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awesome dude! I just went from a VW to Suby myself!
Yeah, it's definitely an upgrade from a 73 Super Beetle to this Subaru!

I'll probably start flooding this forum with a lot of noob questions when it comes to engine modifications and what not, but all in due time.

Have some decent plans for this clean little Subaru. Should be something different!
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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I was about to say... if you bought a new Beetle you might as well hand in your balls.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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I was about to say... if you bought a new Beetle you might as well hand in your balls.
But... they come with a turbo.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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I was about to say... if you bought a new Beetle you might as well hand in your balls.
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But... they come with a turbo.
They do come with a turbo, and the 2013 one that I have pictured was very nice, but I don't think I could ever see myself driving one.

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I too went from a VW to a subie and I would never go back. Subaru's are better in every way Nice pick up man, car looks beautiful!
Glad I'm not the only one that made the cross over to the dark side! Car is very clean inside and outside. Will drop all the fluids this Friday and replace them all with new ones. Just to give it a little freshen up. Is there anything else I should be doing to give the engine a little spruce up before I take her on a long drive?

Couple of things I've already done include removing the RX Impreza sticker from the trunklid and the hood ornament has also been removed. I'm hoping to have the fart cannon muffler removed and put a twin pipe MagnaFlow style muffler there instead.

Then just need to find some UEL headers. I've been told that I should be able to fit EJ22/25 headers, but it just depends whether or not it meets up with my cat correctly. Will post photos of where the first cat is in the next couple of days.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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I too went from a VW to a subie and I would never go back. Subaru's are better in every way Nice pick up man, car looks beautiful!
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:28 AM   #8
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Crap quality iPhone picture, but it'll do.

But hood ornament removal was successful.
Needs a machine buff to remove some scuff marks left from it.



Hopefully doing the exhaust this Saturday/next week some time.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:52 PM   #9
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bump to keep the thread going
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