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Old 12-10-2010, 10:30 PM   #1
95preza
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Default 97 Impreza Outback vs 00 Impreza Wagon

Ive recently (last 3 weeks, my girlfriend is goin to flip out soon) purchased 3 subarus, looking for input on ideas of which to build into a rally car, I have a description of the 3 cars ive bought and after that the parts I have and what i eventually want to do...

98 Forester S, needed a clutch, put that in and it is my DD, 197k miles, 5spd, leather, t-belt and head gaskets have been done in last 20k

00 impreza wagon, 2.2 motor makes reallly realllllly bad noises (spun bearing, rod snapped, or tbelt slipped?? not sure, ive only had 5-10 minutes to listen to it, my dad is puzzled by the sound, 187k miles, it still runs and drives, passenger side plugs are black (not burning fuel) and driverside front plug was good, 200k+ miles) good 5 spd, previous owner said it progressivly lost power, no options other than power windows and ugly tan interior, no ABS, no power locks, does have AC and heat ( I think..)

97 Impreza Outback Sport - 2.2, 204k, auto trans makes horrrrrrible noises (front wheel drive was gone when i got it, blew out the rest of trans 2 hours later on a track in our field (creeped back to the 'parking spot' in 3rd only) body has more rust that the 00 (rockers have a few holes, both cars have 2" holes in quarters and pass fenders are rusty) has power locks and AC, red and gold in color

Both imprezas were owned by previous smokers, seats have a few burns but otherwise interiors are in decent shape

Idealy I would have like a 2 dr impreza, but around here they were too much and needed a lot of body work, Im capable of body work an mechanical work (engine and trans swaps, some electrical) and accounting (ill be a cpa soon..) and the cars I got were a good deal..

Id like to build a rally car with a WRX 2.0 motor, I think the 00 would be an easier swap being the newest and it also has the fewest option and the least rust

What I want to do is strip the car, wrx motor, stock trans and axles (if possible)... Im looking for ideas for upgraded suspension, etc, I have a 97 outback suspension, I was planning on putting the rear struts and springs on the car I keep to lift up the rear end and I also have an auto trans for the 97 if needed (from a 97 legacy outback we parted out). I also planned on painting it 'autozone blue' and having the dash and front seats, im still thinking about pulling the heat and AC (not sure if i want to keep it road legal/road friendly)

Im looking for input or ideas of which cars to build, I like the imprezas the most, all three cars are too nice to part out, but cheap enough to push out into the field to keep for parts if needed, I also have the front bumper from the legacy outback, it would need some modification to get it to line up under the grill and lights.. Ive also thought about trying to fix one of the impreza and selling them to buy a WRX... let me know your thoughts or input, it will be atleast a month before I start on one of them...
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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id use the obs for a rally car, since i own a 98 obs and it rules going off road. and that's with the car completely stock, plus they don't weight a lot and i don't see many obs as rally cars besides my friend.

and sell the 00 thats what i would do but i also like a challenge with cars so.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:28 PM   #3
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Not sure which link i need, but this is what ive been thinking for the '00 wagon, it would take a lot of modification and it already has a rebuilt title so I wouldnt mind cutting it up as much... And then keep the 97 for parts, put the hood and motor in the 00 so its a driver, and I just bought a WRX so the forester will be going up for sale soon!

any idea if anyone has tried this before? just using paint I created the image below, everything lined up from the picture, i think id have to be careful with the floor and the doors would be tricky since id be putting 2 together, I was also thinking about keeping the b pillar and moving it back. also the windows are going to be an interesting step to tackle...

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af24/95preza/2000%20Impreza/SWBImpreza.png
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