|09-08-2007, 01:18 PM||#1|
Top Scoob 003
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Toronto, OntarioVehicle:
1999 Impreza Try-R
Boeleni's Amazing 1999 Impreza TRY-R, Top Scoob 003
I bought this 99 2.5RS in 2000, roughly 4 months after it's original owner bougt it off the lot and then had to leave the country. It was my first car, and has grown up with me over the past 8 years. I wasn't really interested in motorsports until I had bought this car and sought out fellow owners who always seemed to be at an autocross or track event. So despite not knowing how to really drive a 5 speed I dove in.
Over the course of the next few years, I tried a little bit of everything, Autocross, Rallycross, Winter Rallys, Drag Racing, Track Lapping. I modded my car for weekend warrior duties, culminating in a 99 JDM RA drivetrain swap, complete with 4.44 final drive. Also at the time I was lucky enough to be offered an internship of sorts working with Subaru Rally Team Canada maintaining Pat Richard and Tom McGeers championship winning cars. What I learned through motorsport has molded my vision of what I wanted to do to my RS.
2 years ago my luck ran out, I hit a patch of ice over a crest and slid off into a deep ditch, effectively rolling the car into a tree. It was at this time I decided to retire the chassis from motorsports, to be pampered on the show circuit and act as my Sunday driver. I slowly began replacing racing bits with more streetable parts, and the result of that is what you see here.
After my winter incident, I realized i'd be replacing alot of panels. My first instinct was 22B, but the panels were prohibitively expensive (20K!). I worked out a deal with Aerosim but that kit never really came to fruition. As luck would have it, I had gone to Tokyo Auto Salon in 2002 and spoke to Scott Laking at Trial Tuning. I had always loved the Trial TRY-R widebody (as I'm sure most old GC owners have) but not only was it spendy, there were only 5 ever made. Scott had one kit hiding in Arizona for his own personal car that he was going to build when he returned to the US. Flashforward back to the present (2005). I got an email from Scott and he was happily married in Japan with a 3rd child on the way. He offered me the kit, and the rest is history. I left my Prodrive WRC mirrors, and didn't bother replacing my rad support which was bent while attempting a river crossing, but the rest of the car was completely transformed. I chose to paint it Candy Thunder Blue, a Kawasaki Ninja color that looks alot like WR Blue in some light, but a lot fancier in others.
I really went for the less is more approach with the engine. I reran all the lines. Ripped out the ABS and hardlines, replaced them with braided lines and the stainless fittings. Also re-ran my coolant and fuel lines. I re-wired everything and tucked it all away out of sight. My brake proportioning valve and fusebox were moved under the dash. I shaved the holes I wasn't using anymore in the firewall. Next was cleaning up the engine itself. Polished the intake manifold and valve covers, painted the timing belt/cam covers. Then I had a GT3076R mounted as high as possible, with a Greddy 47mm external wastegate. I had the plumbing fabbed up for my Lateral Performance Intercooler/Rad combo to be as close to symmetrical in height as possible. Also the Blitz BOV was mounted high so everything is nice and visible. Finally, a 5" intake into a Carbon Airbox. I'm running PE 850cc injectors, with Autronic engine managment (still looking for someone to tune this thing!). I still have my BPM equal length headers for that old school WRC sound, running out a custom 3" exhaust into an HKS Carbon Ti muffler.
I do alot of roadtrips with this car, so the 4.44 RA box had to go. I swapped in a Ver7 6 speed and R180 rear diff. While I was at it I decided to go 5x114 and got the 07 hubs and suspension geometry. Apex'i coilovers came out in favour of Tein Basics since the knuckle for the 07 was changed and I wanted a soft ride. Wilwood brakes removed in favour of the STi Brembos (easier to get pads for). I got Project Mu 2 piece rotors to spice it up.
Changing bolt patterns to 5x114 meant I could finally try some wheels that I had always wanted from GTR's and FD's I'd seen over the years. But in the end the Gram Lights Titan Lip won me over. I was a bit skeptical about putting 19's on a GC, put they seem to have the right proportions. I'm running 19x10's all around with 265/30/19 KDW's supplied by BF Goodrich.
I like plush interiors, so I've decided against the typical show car roll cage and fiberglass/carbon everywhere. Instead I wrapped the dash in grey suede for a more upscale look. I now have Sti Ver6 seats, STi Blue carpet, a black headliner, and a quick release steering hub for my Nardi Classic steering wheel. Working with Clarion Canada, I have a 2300Watt stereo system. Signature Series components custom mounted in the doors, each driven by the 2 400W amps in my back seat. The Amp rack is blue carbon fiber under plexiglass, surrounded by a dark blue suede. The box (on my rear seat bench) holds to 15" subwoofers powered by the big 1500W amp in my trunk, mounted in a mirror image to my back seat. I used real Work Meister S2R 18" wheel centers as speaker grills, hopefully Mackin get get me some new ones to match my new wheels! Everything lights up pretty in blue, and it sounds great
Currently building a 2.35 stroker out of a 2.2L Closed Deck Block, and a bunch of Cosworth Bits (Cams, Pistons, etc). Next Summer should be fun!
So there you have it, I hope you like it. It's come a long way from the days I would go race and come home to spray paint the doors that had been stripped of paint from the gravel spray. Now i'm waxing and washing her every other day. Once it's tuned I hope to take it out for more spirited drives again, but have to be careful since everytime I need a new panel Trial has to bust out the mold and hand make it ($$$!)
Exterior & Wheels:
Trial Try-R Widebody Kit
Rear Quarter Panel
Adjustable Rear Spoiler
WRC Carbon Fiber Mirrors
Kawasaki Candy Thunder Blue Paint
JDM clear corner lights
IPF Gradation White 4000K Lightbulbs
IPF Gradation White 4000K Lightbulbs
19x10 Gram Lights 57S PRO RMC Titan
265/30/19 BFGoodrich KDW Tires
Kics Project R40 Neo Chro Lug nuts
Engine & Performance:
Wire Tucked and Shaved engine bay
Anti Lock Brake System delete
Custom SS Braided Oil Feed Line
Custom Aeroquip Braided Fuel Lines
Custom Aeroquip Coolant Lines
Custom Earls Braided Brake Lines
Autronic standalone engine managment
Garrett GT3076R Turbo
The Original “Turbo Blanket” heat shield
Lateral Performance Front Mount Intercooler
Lateral Performance Aluminum Radiator
HTP Custom Stainless Intercooler Pipes
BMC Carbon Dynamic Airbox
HKS Turbo Suction Funnel
HTP Custom Stainless 4” Intake Pipe
Greddy Type C 47mm External Wastegate
Blitz Dual Drive Blow-Off Valve
Power Enterprise 850cc Injectors
Tein Hood Dampers
Walbro 255lph fuel pump
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs
STI Group N engine mounts
Magnecore KV85 Competition Race Wires
STI High Pressure Radiator Cap
Vibrant Performance Silicon Hose couplers
Vibrant Performance T-Bolt Clamps
BPM equal length exhaust manifold
Custom HTP 3” Stainless exhaust/downpipe w/ integrated Wastegate dumptube
HKS Carbon “Ti” Muffler
6 Speed JDM STi Transmission Swap
JDM R180 Rear Differential
Clutchmasters FX300 Kevlar Clutch
4.6kg Lightened Flywheel
Relocated Optima Yellow top Battery
Rev-Lab Quick Ratio Steering Rack
Brembo 2007 STi Brake Calipers
Project Mu SCR-PRO 2 Piece Rotors
2007 STi 5x114 Hub conversion
2007 STi Tein Basic adjustable coilovers
STI Fuji Aerospace Carbon Front Strut Brace
STI Front aluminum Control Arms
Cusco Rear Strut Tower Brace
2007 STi Rear Trailing Arms
2007 STi Rear Lateral Links
2007 STi Rear Anti-Roll Bar
Bride "Maziora" Gias
Nardi Classic Steering Wheel
NRG "Short" Quick Release
2007 STI Shift Knob
WRX Aluminum Pedals
STI Aluminum Door Sills
AEM TRU-BOOST Boost Controller/Gauge
AEM UEGO Gauge
JDM ENAS Floor Mats
Custom Suede wrapped dashboard
Custom Suede wrapped door panels
Ignited Engine Start Button
STI Blue Interior Carpet
Woodview Carbon Fiber Trim Pieces
Eurolite Neon Accent Lights
Custom Component Door Panel enclosures
Clarion DRZ9255 headunit
Clarion Ipod Interface
Clarion PXW1542 Subwoofers
Clarion SSS600 Component Speaker Set
Clarion DPX11500 1500W Amplifier
Clarion DPX2250 400W Amplifiers
30GB iPod Photo
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Last edited by Boeleni; 09-23-2009 at 04:56 PM. Reason: Updated Modlist, Fresh pics on post #79!
|10-29-2007, 12:01 PM||#2|
built to spill
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Puget SoundVehicle:
02 WRX BLOD
76 C30 Dually
Congratulations Arthur! Definitely a well deserved win.
Top Scoob #004 kicks off tomorrow morning so all you Impreza wagon owners get your entries ready!
|10-29-2007, 12:13 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Winnipeg,MB CANADAVehicle:
2002 WRX rally blue
Congrats Arthur! It's Allan from Team SCP. Your car has come along way over the years!
|10-29-2007, 02:04 PM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Reno, NVVehicle:
2004 W Ŕ X
Awesome car. Those sub grills look like your old wheels, where did you get those?
|10-29-2007, 02:04 PM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern ca, other countries.Vehicle:
02 WRX wagon
hey i didnt vote for this one!
j/k amazing car, im a bit jealous.those must be some of the biggest rims i have ever seen on a subaru. 19X10!?! sweet car.
|10-29-2007, 04:03 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jun 2002
4 -valve Derper
Let's JDM styling!
hey I voted for you!!!!!
jk very clean car. I've been a huge fan of the Trial widebody after seeing the original yellow Try-R in a dvd. The paint is very inspired and matches the car beautifully... above all else though really enjoyed reading the write-up
|10-29-2007, 06:30 PM||#12|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: washing the salt off myVehicle:
06 T REX No Rear
you earned it
|10-29-2007, 07:39 PM||#15|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In the members car galleryVehicle:
man your car is freaking sick, but that wing has to go imo. congrats on the win
|10-29-2007, 08:07 PM||#16|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ermahgerd Crersfert!!
|10-29-2007, 11:29 PM||#19|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Long Beach, CAVehicle:
|10-30-2007, 01:36 PM||#23|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Snoqualmie, WAVehicle:
2006 WRX ltd AW
02 WRX, 00RS - sold :(
can we see more pictures now?
|10-30-2007, 02:36 PM||#24|
Join Date: Aug 2004
2013 FJ Cruiser
congrats on the win! there should def. be some interior cabin pics too 8)
|10-30-2007, 03:30 PM||#25|
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Peoples Republic of KaliforniaVehicle:
04/5 APRWidebody STi
Parts all over the state!
Well deserved. A complete package. Nicely executed with a great background story to boot.
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