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Old 05-18-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default My First Suby

Firstly let me introduce myself.

I am a Master Student in BioEngineering at McGill University. I graduated from a bachelors of Engineering recently and work within the Engineering Realm. I live up North in Quebec Canada, where winter is fierce and an AWD car is needed.

So Something happened today. I drove about 200 miles to pick up a car that I was suppose to pass on to my brother. Drove it back and fell in love with it.

My first Suby. Simply amazing to drive. Never buying another brand if I can help it!




















The car has 150k (90k miles). It's pretty clean, has some signs of rust. The clutch is new and the oil pan is leaks a bit. Needs new brakes too.

Got it very cheap, I simply love it, no comparison to anything else I've driven.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:43 PM   #2
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Enjoy boys, it's getting a paint job next Monday and new Brakes all around with a new oil pan.

That's not me in the picture.
I'll have pictures up of next weeks paint job.

I also own a Supercharged Eclipse.

New SDS Member - Club3G Forum : Mitsubishi Eclipse 3G Forums

I just had a new engine put in it and now that I have Impreza I think I'm going to sell my eclipse (only summer driven) and keep the impreza.

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Plans

1)Paint job (already scheduled) + New Front Bumper

2)Brakes, not sure if I should do a Brembo Swap, I'd have to see if they'd fit the wheels I have.

3)Front window (already ordered)

4)Fix trunk lock

5)Fix Oil leak (I think it's the oil pan)

6)Rust Proof + Greased

Future plans

WRX swap (engine+transmission), read a few articles about it and it seems that it would run me around 8000k to get it done right.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:36 PM   #3
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congrats mate!! welcome to the subie world
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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All it takes is one drive.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:38 AM   #5
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Nice car !
Where do you live in Quebec ?
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:42 AM   #6
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The car looks good and clean! Take care of that new paint job up there I'm assuming winters can be brutal on paint!
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:46 AM   #7
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i always loved the gc8 2.5rs, wouldnt mind owning that car!
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:57 AM   #8
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^^Thanks guys,

Winter is brutal, very cold, lots of salt, but there are solutions, one of them being crazy rust proofing.

This was suppose to be a beater, until I drove it. I'm getting a new paint job, that should do the trick for 3-4 years. I'm going to need some input for the EJ20 swap. I've never owned a subby.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:13 PM   #9
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^^Thanks boys,

Radiator & Brakes

Just got this in the mail today, New Radiator and 4 new rotors with brake pads.

I'll be painting the calipers gold.








I've been reading a few swap threads. There is so much I need to learn, granted the engineering background and experience with the eclipse S/C.

I've watched Wathermoon's video and read up on the S/C kit. I'm not sure whether I should go ahead with a WRX swap or a the S/C kit. I think the WRX engine will be more reliable.

Opinions?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:21 PM   #10
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Definitely go with the wrx motor. OEM reliability ftw!
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:31 PM   #11
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^^I've seen a WRX engine with 64k miles with tranny.

Shipped for 4700, what is your opinion?
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:04 AM   #12
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very very cool
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:06 AM   #13
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good car.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:58 AM   #14
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Thanks! Today is day 4 at the paintshop
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:23 PM   #15
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^^I've seen a WRX engine with 64k miles with tranny.

Shipped for 4700, what is your opinion?
Are you able to get more information on the donor car? Just make sure if you're considering a motor to really do your homework on it so it won't fail you in the first year.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:01 PM   #16
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wait, are you saying you want to s/c your subaru?
No,

I'm going to swap in an EJ20 when I sell the eclipse. I was in the USA for a couple of weeks to present my work.

I came back and went to check up on Alvin's work. Amazing, I'll have more pictures tomorrow with all the work he is doing.

All the tape is small bumps, he welded up the holes in the cabin and redid the floor of the interior. He also took the put tape on all the bumps, he needs to fix.

It's simply amazing his attention to detail.

Here is it for now.

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Old 05-28-2011, 07:01 PM   #17
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congrats on the car...for some reason this body style is almost timeless until you see the interior haha! Big power goals?
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:47 AM   #18
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EJ20,

The paint job is guaranteed for a couple of years. If I like the job and everything goes well, I'll have the engine and tranny in by next Summer.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:31 AM   #19
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Car is clean, I can't wait to see it after paint.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:05 PM   #20
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Thank you!

I can't wait.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:10 PM   #21
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Nice man, it looks clean. Not sure if I missed it but what color? WRB I can only hope.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:14 PM   #22
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That's how I was when I went to the subbie dealership to check out and test drive my wrx that they literally just got. It wasn't even on the lot yet. I showed up, loved the look and took it around their TD route. Used interstate on ramp and man... hook line sinker. I had to have it. Grats on your buy and welcome!
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #23
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That's how I was when I went to the subbie dealership to check out and test drive my wrx that they literally just got. It wasn't even on the lot yet. I showed up, loved the look and took it around their TD route. Used interstate on ramp and man... hook line sinker. I had to have it. Grats on your buy and welcome!
My Dad brought my Suby home for a day to test-drive, first ride I ever took I absolutely loved it and had to have it.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:50 PM   #24
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Looks great, Wish they used this same body style when they made USDM STi's...
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:42 PM   #25
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Here is the car as it sits now, Alvin is doing a great job, I am fiercely impressed with his work.








Can't wait for the final result.
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