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Old 10-13-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
dmross
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I guess I'll add mine.

I've been driving Subarus since the 2.5RS became available in the USA. I owned an N/A BRP 2.5RS for years but I was always left wanting something more. Then I found it. I've had her for about 5 years and she's undergone many changes. I originally bought the car on eBay with a version 6 swap. It was owned by a mechanic in eastern PA who had taken the RS to Lachute Subaru in Canada to do the original swap. That configuration didn't last very long. I upgraded to a 20g and FMIC, added a standalone EM and then decided to stop pissing around and give her a nasty powerplant - an Axis 2.5 liter block with forged internals.

My goals have always been to have a balanced power band with a versatile setup for any conditions - drag/track/road. But more than anything, I am in it for FUN. Not too much show here, just lots of go. Cars are meant to be driven. That said I have my share of "rare" parts and I haven't been all that spend conscious... as long as my wife is ok with it!

Current goal is to break into a 10 second 1/4 mile run on straight 93 octane. I'm very confident it will happen as soon as I install the new clutch. Engine is currently hanging from a hoist in my garage waiting...

So here she is, in full glory. Driven polished and clean in the summer, and dirty and salty in the winter wearing sleeper shoes.




Under the hood:






On the dyno:

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8WzMPI1ii0

Specifications:

Engine/Drivetrain/Ancillaries
Axis/RAW "Stage 3" shortblock, ACL bearings, coated pistons
Version 6 JDM Type-RA large port heads
Kelford 272/272 cams
Garrett GT3076R 0.82A/R (3-inch outlet)
Perrin EL header
TiAL 44mm EWG VTA
Lateral FMIC/radiator
Carbotron carbon fiber intercooler piping (custom made by glhs377)
Helix titanium exhaust
Cosworth 12mm high flow oil pump
Moroso oil pan
Apex'i PowerFC ECU
Apex'i AVCR
Version 6 5-speed with DCCD, PPG 1-4 straight-cut gears, 3.9fd, R180 rear end
Cusco RS 1.5-way rear diff (R180)
RPS custom twin disc carbon clutch - expected to arrive shortly!

Suspension/etc
Leda Coilovers, custom "fast-road" spec
Group-N everything (top mounts, engine mounts, tranny mount, etc.)
Alu control arms
STI lateral link set
Cusco swaybars
Cusco chassis braces f/r
STI carbon strut tower brace
Cusco rear triangulated strut tower brace
Subaru 4-pots w/DBA 2-piece rotors, Ferrodo DS2500 pads
OZ Superleggeras w/RE01r for summer, RS 6-spoke with Blizzak WS-50 for winter (note, blizzaks + WOT = rear end smearing all over the road)

Pretty stuff
Genuine Prodrive RB5 rear wing
STI Version 6 body conversion - front lip, skirts, spats, grille, etc.
EDM 2002 WRX seats - the best Subaru seats ever
Version 6 dash, everything working including IC spray and DCCD
Defi 60mm gauges with genuine Defi pod

Misc
Braille battery
JDM front & rear aluminum bumper beams
aluminum hood
A/C system removed
Zeitronix AFR/EGT

There are probably a few things that I missed but that is the important stuff off the top of my head. She's been my baby since the day I bought her. I've spent waaay to much time and money on her but I don't regret it one bit. I drive her whenever she is running and I drive her very hard. Over the years I've replaced pretty much everything in the car. I've used multiple suspension setups, MAF vs. MAP setups, turbos, differentials and drivetrain components, gearsets, etc. I only ever settle on what is the strongest and best balanced. I've spent countless hours road tuning and have literally hundreds of map revisions. Throttle response is excellent and top end power is smooth as butter. The motor shines - I can run 24psi on 93 octane all day long. The gears whine terribly and the diff chatters. The EWG sounds like a screaming banshee. She's noisy as hell and eats dirt and asphalt and anything I can throw at her. Truly a street rally car on steroids and ultimately, a hell of a lot of fun!


UPDATE: Here's an old video of some fun in a parking lot...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfWWfI-A2Ws
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:36 AM   #2
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Thanks for all the votes everyone!!!!!!

A lot of my friends on this board have turned a wrench on this car at one time or another over the years with lots of beer to keep warm when it's cold out. Thanks to you guys as well for making it even more fun.

More boost and more grip in 2009!

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Old 11-21-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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awesome stuff, love it
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:30 PM   #4
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Congrats on taking the win in our largest field of cars yet! Be sure to check out the front page at www.nasioc.com
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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Congrats Bro!!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone and thanks for all the votes! This is great!

There seem to be 2 threads for this so I'll try to reply to both.

The competition was awesome and I admire all of the beautiful GC's in the contest. I'm honored.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:38 PM   #7
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Big congratz man... !!!

I knew my RS/WRX would be in good company, I just didn't know who would take it..

Cheers..!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:45 PM   #8
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Quote:
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There seem to be 2 threads for this so I'll try to reply to both
Still working that out myself. To get you on the front page there needs to be a post in the NASIOC Official News, Articles and Polls forum but at the same time it's nice to have a thread at the top of the gallery so two threads. More exposure anyways as a surprising amount of people know we have a front page...

Congratulations again! We need more more pics please!
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:18 PM   #9
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congrats! car is great and ferg is right. more pictures would be cool
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:32 AM   #10
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Congrats to you dmross... If you ever head to the So Cal area, please hit me up, we will definitely have to go for a beer! Take care.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:24 AM   #11
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Congrats and sick RSTi!!!!!
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:09 AM   #12
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congrats danny!
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:59 PM   #13
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Congrats dm!
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:59 PM   #14
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Congrats

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This has been one of my favourite GC8 videos of all time. I'm glad to finally see who it belongs to.
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:36 PM   #15
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congrats meng!
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:40 PM   #16
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Congratulations Dan. Way to represent the burgh GC style!
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #17
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nice win Dan. I'm pretty sure I posted a video of that thing doing donuts back in 2004...
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:13 PM   #18
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Congrats! I voted for you! Represent MAIC!
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:49 PM   #19
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Thanks guys!
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:10 AM   #20
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Car is beautiful... i have a 2000 gc8 im about to put a ver4 motor in her...!!! hopefully one day shell look as good as yours..!!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:25 AM   #21
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Holy crap! It's not a widebody or painted Evo MR gray. I don't know how you won!

Very nice car.

cheers

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Old 11-26-2008, 04:08 PM   #22
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Very Nice. Really clean car man. Congrats
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:22 PM   #23
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Lucky Lucky Lucky!
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:40 PM   #24
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super sexy!
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:48 AM   #25
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MAIC represent!!!! Congrats, I voted for you...shhhhhhhh
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