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Old 09-29-2011, 07:03 AM   #1
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Well seeing as I have been working on my car for the last two years and it has been under going a pretty epic transformation, I figured that I would start my own build thread. I moved to AZ from Italy to attend college and ended up attending UTI. I first bought my car at the beginning of 2010 in Flagstaff AZ from a GM technician. I had always wanted a Subaru and I found a really cheap way to purchase one. This thing was rough when I first got it. Fail is an understatement. Even though most people would have had one look at it, laughed, and walked away, I still saw potential. It was a second owner vehicle with about 80k on it, but it was hideous. The motor was basically stock with just a few pointless mods. A K&N intake, a welded on exhaust tip, and a 75HP wet shot of nitrous. I knew that it was a risk, but I was ready to dive in head first. And so my story begins....





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Old 09-29-2011, 07:07 AM   #2
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Obviously, the first thing to go were the vinyls and the body kit. Unfortunately due to the age and the Arizona sun, the glue from the decals had cooked all the way down to the metal, so the entire car had to be sanded down.





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Old 09-29-2011, 07:10 AM   #3
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Also, the double sided tape used to attach the body kit pretty much rendered the front and rear bumpers into trash... Unfortunately all of the work I had been doing thus far was on a college student budget. Money was, and still is, very tight. But, as much as I love this car, I was pretty determined to get it done. Everything was hand done by myself. That includes the sanding.. and the rattle can primer. Let me tell you-- it was a lot of work..
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:14 AM   #4
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The next thing on my list was to try to get the interior back to its stock goodness. I had gotten all the oem trim pieces pretty cheap from a complete part out. The nitrous also had to go ASAP. The seats were also taken out and sold.











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Old 09-29-2011, 07:20 AM   #5
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More updates tomorrow... Gotta study for a test now and sort through my library of pics..
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:27 AM   #6
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those decals are just unamerican...
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:11 PM   #7
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Make sure to drop by the "It'll buff out" Top Scoob time waster and vote for my car as most fail
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:07 AM   #8
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Dude, who gives a crap about this thing, whats up with that CJ7 yo?!?!
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:21 AM   #9
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Dude, who gives a crap about this thing, whats up with that CJ7 yo?!?!
Hahahah thanks for the props! That thing never left the parking lot lol
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:58 AM   #10
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Any pictures of the progress?


And did someone say Velma?


I can remove that if you want.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:33 AM   #11
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I can remove that if you want.
No way!! That is a dope picture! Hahaha, I'll post up more pics now while I wait for some laundry to finish
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:58 AM   #12
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So right about this time I found a set of Rota Tarmacs on craigslist for $100. I jumped on the opportunity quick!





Hella super tones and an FMIC!



And here was the final product of the interior plus a Kartboy shifter thanks to my girlfriend

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:01 AM   #13
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Sanded down the entire car by hand and rattle can primered the whole car... What a miserable week that was. Way too much work to be doing in the AZ heat!















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Old 10-04-2011, 05:02 AM   #14
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:03 AM   #15
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Time for some sticker bombing Bug deflector from Australia!





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Old 10-04-2011, 05:04 AM   #16
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Monkey on the tow hook!

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:05 AM   #17
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Found a roof rack on the cheap.. Yes please



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Old 10-04-2011, 05:07 AM   #18
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Swapped to an 06+ wingless trunk and had to replace the rear bumper due to the broken mounting plate. Exhaust wise I went with an Invidia DP, HKS high powered cat back, and a Grimmspeed EWG uppipe with a 38mm Tial waste gate.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:08 AM   #19
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Here is were I stand at the moment.





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Old 10-04-2011, 05:10 AM   #20
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Currently running a set of megan racing coilovers and ended up getting a set of 18x9.5 XXRs from my roommate. I wrapped them in 225/40/18 Nittos. Installed a new set of OEM rotors and Hawk HPS pads. Painted the calipers red because they were previously white :/
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:14 AM   #21
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I have also been doing all the tuning myself, currently running the Group N Rom with speed density. I've got a turboXS BoV, short ram intake, TGV deletes, walbro 255, (unfortunately) A/C deleted , Perrin MBC, Innovative LC1... and probably more that I just can't think of now. I also have an old school APS GT35R sitting on my floor that I just need to get a rotated kit and injectors to throw on.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:19 AM   #22
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:20 AM   #23
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I'll try to get some updated engine bay shots up. A lot has changed since those pics.
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