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Old 01-14-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Here are the many stages and steps to where the car is now. The car started off life as a 1995 Impreza Outback, not even sport addition.

It has been a NOPI trophy winner to a daily beater and then to Autocross killer. Right now I am in the building stages of a Big Track killer and am very excited to see what stage I go with next.

First mod on car



17Ē wheels donít remember the brand and a C-West carbon fiber front bumper, grill and fog covers. These were not being sold at the time and had to talk C-West into selling me these without them ever test fitting them to a car. As far as I know it was the first carbon fiber C-West bumper they made.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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After this I went a little carbon fiber crazy.



Including a Carbon fiber hood, roof, hatch and dash wrap and no DiNoc wrap either.




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Old 01-14-2013, 11:31 PM   #3
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Engine was still a 1.8l, but I bought a new short block from Subaru and had the heads plained down and ported and polished for better flow and higher compression. With the added power of a Zex 75hp dry kit.

It was the slowest Subaru ever



And several different stereo systems as it went on.




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Old 01-14-2013, 11:31 PM   #4
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Of course the 19” Motegi Track Lites, Nitto Neogen tires and the Power Slot Big Brake kit front and rear did not help the speed of the car.





Suspension was all stock other than KYB AGX struts and stock height due to large wheels. Extra rice please.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #5
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Then I went clean crazy under the hood and counter sunk fuse box into driver fender and remote located battery in the back of the car. And smoothed out intake manifold and had it chrome plated.





Including chrome alt, valve covers and ac delete. Even chromed the cam pulleys and ran no timing covers.



Sorry some of the pics are crappy due to crappy camera.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #6
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Then I decided to start shaving things and paint the car so I tore it down.

I put the car up for sale as a whole right before tear down to buy some other toys and nobody would bite, imagine that. So I parted the car out and parked it.






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Old 01-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #7
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I ended up needing a car to drive so went to salvage yards and bought junk engine and other bits to put the car back to some what stock form. Painted it flat black with Emron primmer and drove the car as a DD for about a year.



Painting in my townhouse garage, my neighbors loved me





Some Morettes that I had in for a while and JDM version 4 bumper

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:38 PM   #8
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Next major upgrade was a EJ25D swap and toss out the old 1.8.



Getting all ready to time up



New radiator and Hellas



No power steering, I did the Miata modification to the rack and pinion


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Old 01-14-2013, 11:47 PM   #9
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Installed a sump tank and external 255l Walbro fuel pump to stop my fuel starvation issues on hard right turns



Then I went to my first autocross and got hooked, I always have been more of show then go guy. Never knew that I could have as much fun in a car legally as I do racing.

My first 2 upgrades to the car was suspension and WRX swap, after getting my but handed to me a few autocross events. I was in SM class due to my displacement upgrade of the 2.5l n/a motor.

I started with a set of DGR coilovers, track versions



And then bought a wrecked 02 WRX wagon





The engine and trans out of the WRX


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Old 01-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #10
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:08 AM   #11
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The story on the swap, I bought the car online from New Mexico on a Friday. I paid $2500 for the car and drove it back to Iowa with the drivers side smashed in.

I was back home with it on that Sunday, and then on Wednesday here is what the donor car looked like on its way to the crusher.

I had the car started on Sat and drove it to work on Monday. Complete swap time including the Drive to New Mexico and back was 9 days.

Raced at my first Autocross event with the swap on the following Sat.





It was down to a bare shell, I then parted out what I could to recoup some of the expense of the cost of the car.

My car then went under the knife on that Wednesday night.





The old KYB AGX's getting ready go into my sons coupe.



Interior shot with dash out

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:20 AM   #12
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nice build so far
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:37 PM   #13
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Then I started the install of the swap, I swapped everything from front to back. WRX gas tank, complete harness, drive train, engine and the modified the my original dash to hold the WRX cluster. Only the merging of the harness was heater controls, head lights and tail lights.



Installing the OBX trailing arms and lateral links as well as the coilovers



Goodridge brake lines

motor in its new home


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Old 01-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #14
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On the track for the first time swapped

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Custom splitter and diffuser






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Old 01-21-2013, 10:45 PM   #16
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At the gate waiting to go



SCCA Spring nationals Lincoln NE 2012



That was a wake up call, locally I dominated the SM class in Iowa at nationals wow I got my ass kicked.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:49 PM   #17
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Custom brake coolers with ARP extended studs.



I ran 17x9 with a 245-45-17 on XXR 552 wheels on the track slick on the track and a 17x9 Rota DPT on the street.


Current build is

EJ255 block
EJ207 crank
Msnley H beam Forged rods
King XPG standard main bearings
King XPG plus 1 rod bearings
Manley forged De stroked 99.75mm pistons
EQ tuning CNC 2.0 heads
GST 1mm oversize valves
Birg Warner S200sx turbo
Perrin equal length headers
Perrin rotated up and down pipes
2.5i custom rotated intake
Boomba 75mm throttle body
1400cc five-0 motorsports injectors
V-mount intercooler

and much more to come




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Old 01-22-2013, 09:24 AM   #18
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+1 for this build. Can't wait to see it in action this season, and maybe even get a ride in it!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #19
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It's fun looking through all those pics. Pretty amazing how much that car has changed just since I've known you. Nice thread! How's she running now?
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #20
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looking good! its about time you made a build thread!
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:28 AM   #21
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Looking good Rob! I love v-mounts!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:20 AM   #22
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With new bumper fabbed on
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:31 PM   #23
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I haven't updated in a bit, so the build has taken a little different route. I have sold the Forsa intake manifold and now am running a reversed 2.5i custom intake.



With a DBW Boomba 75mm throttle body.



And got my Borg Warner S200sx in for the Perrin rotate up and down pipe.



But the biggest change is that we have pulled everything out of the wagon and installed the components in a 95L coupe.

So hopefully the motor will make between 450 and 500hp and have a rev limit 9000. Transmission is a PPG 5 speed wirh front and rear limited slip diffs.

More updates to come

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Old 09-02-2013, 02:36 AM   #24
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A sneak peek of the "L" with a set of 18x9.5 38 offset RPF1's. Tires are for the track 285-30-18 Hoosier A6's
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