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Old 08-14-2003, 03:06 PM   #26
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If you've got $100K to play with, go to Cobb Tuning, or contact the Rigoli's directly, especially seek out the Rigoli's if you want to drag race, that's their specialty.

Trey Cobb was one of the original Subaru tuners in America, way before the WRX was brought to the USA. He has a very professional shop in Utah I think, and builds engines for some of the top Subaru people in America, including a few class-winning SCCA ProRally cars. Check their website www.cobbtuning.com


With your budget, I would imagine something like this:

**'93-95 Impreza (lightweight chassis) , stripped & reinforced.
**2.5L turbo motor from USDM STi , modified by COBB tuning, just tell them what you want to do, and how much you want to spend.
**front & rear bumpers, & wide-body fender kit as found in The limited-production Impreza 22B

top view pic (link)


Those would be the essentials, in my opinion. If you can't find the 22B fenders, there is another company, Knight Motorsports in Fontana CA, that makes similar widebody fenders for the old-style Subarus. The Knight's kit is quite a bit wider, but a bit more blocky-looking, some people think it's ugly, but I think it's nice.

Knight Fenders (unpainted)



And if you happen to be in Southern California, and are looking for a good shop to put it all together, , in my opinion they're kinda small, but they do great work, and you'll be hard pressed to find a crew more knowledgeable or friendly than Steve Don and Sean.

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Old 08-15-2003, 05:03 AM   #27
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hmm, I mentioned the name of the shop in SoCal , but it didn't work, again it's www.subyspecialt1es.com , replace the '1' with an 'i' , they're a small shop, but I would recommend them if you're from LA or SD.


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Old 08-15-2003, 01:35 PM   #28
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hmm, I mentioned the name of the shop in SoCal , but it didn't work, again it's www.subyspecialt1es.com , replace the '1' with an 'i' , they're a small shop, but I would recommend them if you're from LA or SD.


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I checked the site, but it's not working, I mean the guys are on vacation or something...

Thankx anyway
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Old 08-15-2003, 01:39 PM   #29
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Ya they are gone to the end of the month... i think. They are by far the best
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:24 PM   #30
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No no no, that's the way their website works. They're a mechanic's shop, they don't sell stuff online, they just provide excellent service. The website is just a quick way to get a little info about their shop. Their address and telephone number is on there, as well as a brief history of the main guys, their background & experience, etc...

And a word to the wise, a lot of people have had problems with Vivid Racing, I haven't dealt with them personally, but I would definitely NOT recommend them.

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Another shop you might look at, they're more into the race prep thing, is AV Sport, they're in Arizona. They build championship-winning rallycars, I'm not sure if they do drag-racing though. http://www.avsport.net/
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Old 08-17-2003, 03:53 PM   #31
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You have a $100k budget for a street car and you're a student? I think when you're done you're gonna kick yourself in the arse for blowing all that money for absolutely no reason. You can make a super fast, amazingly fun Impreza for 20k or less, but it's not gonna run 9's.
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Old 08-18-2003, 08:51 PM   #32
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I have a RS with a WRX motor swap in it. Its fast at 16psi and I have a leak from the up-pipe so Im loosing boost.

I would do a L with a Japenese spec WRX motor. I rode in one and it was unreal and its his daily driver.

The L is lighter than a RS b/c of drum brakes, roll up windows etc. and with the J-spec WRX motor that is 280 HP and get a front mount intercooler and a small nitrous spray on the intercooler makes a crapy, unsporty car a animal.

You can get a used L for abut $5-7,000 and WRX motor for about $5-6,000 then the fun starts

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Old 08-20-2003, 05:33 AM   #33
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import a skyline
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:32 AM   #34
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I like that idea.........Skylines are bad a$$ AWD cars.

Or

You could buy a used Audi S4, and do a Stage 4 turbo upgrade. My friend has a S4 and he said that with the Stage 4 you can smoke all 4 tires.

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Old 08-24-2003, 10:43 AM   #35
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You have $100k to spend on what to spend it on a Subaru? I love Subarus but think that if I had that kind of $$ to spend on a car it would likely be a Dinan S2 M5 (~$90k) that would yield 470 very reliable horspower (and keep the warranty intact) and handle phenomenally as well.

Also, I don't know what the laws are like where you live but I'd like to keep my car at least somewhat street legal. Just a thought.

But getting back to topic...I'd take my $$ to Cobb tuning and have them build you something totally outrageous. They have experience doing that kind of thing (Conebasher). Good luck.

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I'd rather get me a Supra TT or a Skyline GTR-34, but think of a subaru blowing away a porsche...
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