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Old 08-10-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Default 2007 STI Swap to 2.5RS Coupe GC8 Build Log of BoristheAnimal

Welcome to the Build Log.

I always wanted to do an STI swap in a 2 door RS GC8, and I finally got financially stable enough to do so.

At any case this tuesday 08.07.2012 I purchased a 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI which was smashed in the rear end, and decided to make the swap happen.


My understanding is it was a Colorado car, maybe some one on here even owned it previously
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
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Arrived for work & got started today of what I could

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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How the car sat at the end of friday night

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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Today Yanked the engine, Transmition, Radiator & Condenver Rack & Pinion & Motor Bracket with the whole power steering system, Rear Diff & Rear Knuckle Assemblies, All the Brakes, Front Knuckles, Sway Bars & All, and all the struts, Tore down the front end, headlights, fenders, doors, sideskirts, bumper, removed all the wiring from the engine bay & removed A/C Lines, Removed the Dash board, the seats, the doors and floors.

Here some pics, didnt take too many, too busy working haha.








- lol couple of beers later....



All the Dash pieces
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
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Got everything done today the busted STI shell is sitting outside. Took me 24 hours to completely bolt for bolt remove everything. I read somewhere a guy has been at it for 3+ years, sweet mother of god..... uploading pics after i eat lunch and dinner, since i missed both working haha
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #7
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i was actually looking at this same car to bid on to do the swap into my bugeye! haha
can't wait to see the build in the GC! good luck with everything!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
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Looks to be a sweet project. I have a similar one, 207 for mine though. Swaping it into my first car a 97 coupe. Just saving up to get the jdm 6 speed.

Sidebar, wonder how the ass of that car got so messed up? Semi needed to stop?
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:09 PM   #9
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i was actually looking at this same car to bid on to do the swap into my bugeye! haha
can't wait to see the build in the GC! good luck with everything!
Haha no way? yeah thx man, it will be a fun trip

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Looks to be a sweet project. I have a similar one, 207 for mine though. Swaping it into my first car a 97 coupe. Just saving up to get the jdm 6 speed.

Sidebar, wonder how the ass of that car got so messed up? Semi needed to stop?
im guessing a large pick up truck, since impact went up, dude spilled his drink, sticky **** every where.

Good luck on yours, its always better to have everything, then to be finding bits and pieces down the road
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:11 PM   #10
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Just some parts






Nothing left heheh
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:57 PM   #11
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Great project. Good luck.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #12
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Thanks much, not really going to be much upgrades till friday, thats when I roll the shell in.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #13
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I hope to be done by my birthday begining of september
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:38 PM   #14
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Just ordered Carbonfiber Doors for the GC8, and I thought this was pretty fun, COPART just mailed me the title, kinda late braaah

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Old 08-15-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
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So the gc8 I have to do all this in is missing doors and trunk,


Today I got a Stock Trunk, Stock Rear Lights, and this little guy

http://compare.ebay.com/like/1905130..._lwgsi=y&cbt=y


Cant wait for Friday, when the shell comes in
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #16
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This is sweet. Mind saying what you picked the STI up for? I'd love to do this in the future and was wondering what they go for wrecked.

Also, were all the parts besides the rear bumper/trunk stuff salvageable? Like rear wheels, axles, etc?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #17
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an 07 sti will go anywhere between 8900-18000 depending on condition at a Dealer Auction.

It also has to do with Title if Salvage or Clean, mileage, extent of damage. Cars with front end intact are a lot more valuable though.


I got a pretty sweet deal for mine though, but I wont say. And I was only bidding on a car where everything I needed was intact, the only part I needed that was broken was the fuel pump ECU, which I found for $50 bux. Everything else is solid and in one piece. Crumple zones are pretty cool
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:41 AM   #18
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Subscribed.
Good luck with it all!
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:44 PM   #19
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^ Thanks. I suppose small update, got this little guy today, fuel pump ecu.

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #20
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Subscribed to see this to the finish. I'd love to do this exact project some day.

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Old 08-16-2012, 09:58 PM   #21
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Sweet build plan. Hope it turns out!!

Gonna use the STI steering wheel?
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:54 PM   #22
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The Shell Arrives



Just a mock up of fenders hehe





Ugly ass trunk for now, just to cover **** up CARBON FIBER ON THE WAY. Later sometime haha

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Subscribed to see this to the finish. I'd love to do this exact project some day.
Yeah it should be fun

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Sweet build plan. Hope it turns out!!

Gonna use the STI steering wheel?

of course and Thanks
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:54 AM   #24
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The Shell Arrives

Just a mock up of fenders hehe

Whaaaaa!!!!
your gonna use the front clip of the hawkeye on the GC to make a hawkeye coupe?!?!?

if the body lines match up that's gonna be freakin awesome!
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Whaaaaa!!!!
your gonna use the front clip of the hawkeye on the GC to make a hawkeye coupe?!?!?

if the body lines match up that's gonna be freakin awesome!
Its not guna match up, so ill have to custom custom some stuff but yea it will be an 07 sti front end on the gc8
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