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Old 12-12-2010, 01:30 PM   #76
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sweet Vids!
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:46 AM   #77
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man i wish i had a shop, my buddys RSTI would've be easier to work on. awesome build man!
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:45 AM   #78
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We had the car out again at Summit Point for our seventh annual Mach V Track Day. Here's a 30-minute straight video from that event.


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Old 11-16-2011, 05:23 PM   #79
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phenomenal write-up, its good to see people being honest about how the swap process really goes.....
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:34 PM   #80
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Another vid, using the Race-Keeper system. This is from VIR yesterday.


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phenomenal write-up, its good to see people being honest about how the swap process really goes.....
Thanks!

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Old 12-04-2011, 09:16 AM   #81
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Looks sick always love this style!
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:42 AM   #82
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wow, great job!
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:33 AM   #83
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We installed a new front brake setup on the car in November.



That's an AP Racing 4-pot setup with two-piece floating front rotors with aluminum hats.

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Old 12-21-2011, 01:05 AM   #84
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*picks jaw up off of desk*

DANG!

Oh so sexy!

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:01 PM   #85
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Aren't those the brakes that Ken was working up?
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:18 AM   #86
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So damn cool, great job guys...
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:37 PM   #87
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Aren't those the brakes that Ken was working up?
Yes. They worked really well at the track. We sell them now, too.

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:07 PM   #88
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I bet this thing is a blast to drive...why did u choose the expensive 2.5rs as your base?

I think purchasing an older model gc like a cheaper impreza l is the way to go with swaps like these..RS's are expensive and the things that make them expensive are the better brakes, larger motor, more attractive styling...the motor and brakes are gonna be tossed anyway and the more attractive body parts can be purchased and applied to the L relatively cheap. Plus the L is lighter. U can get an L with manual windows and locks. It just seems out of all the gc chassis the best choice for swaps and track builds IMO.

I think this is an awesome build don't get me wrong just curious what made u go the rs route?
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:36 PM   #89
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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.

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #90
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Haha me too. That bumper and hood are must haves for any L owner..I know they were my first purchases.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:30 AM   #91
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Haha me too. That bumper and hood are must haves for any L owner..I know they were my first purchases.
Day I brought my '95 (lame curvy headlights with lines) L wagon home, I got on Ebay and ordered some '97 and up Depo's, a week later traded my flat hood for an rs one at the junkyard, and two weeks after that, got a grille from someone on here. DEFINITELY a must have for any L owner. My car looks so much better with that stuff.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:40 AM   #92
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Yes I have been doing these same things to my 97 obs
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:37 AM   #93
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We had the car in the SCCA display at the 2013 Washingtn DC Auto Show.

Driving in to the convention center during setup day was really fun.



Here's the car during the show:


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Old 02-21-2013, 12:53 PM   #94
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Oh, are you starting to go panda?
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #95
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Dan, car looks great.
Though I would have the head lights and corner lights match, all clear or blacked out (looks good on white cars).
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:34 AM   #96
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Looking good
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:24 PM   #97
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Good Stuff
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:04 PM   #98
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love the car, a lot of useful info here, great thread! Cant wait to start swapping my GC8
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #99
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Great track project! What suspension are you running on the car? Are you running oe bushings?
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:48 AM   #100
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Great track project! What suspension are you running on the car? Are you running oe bushings?
It's on Mach V GD WRX springs, KYB AGX rear shocks, OEM Subaru GD WRX STi front shocks, Whiteline sway bars and sway bar bushings, Kartboy end links, Kartboy rear diff bushings, Kartboy subframe lock bolts, Kartboy trans crossmember bushings, and I'm sure some other bushings I have forgotten.

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