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Old 01-16-2006, 10:54 PM   #51
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haha. awesume. missed you duo.
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:41 PM   #52
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GC>GD when a build up is concerned. Oh and please don't lecture me I have seen the power of the others and its just not up to par!!!

Yes I enjoy posting things like this and yes my OLD car was faster than yours and my current project is going to kill someone!! EJ27X in process of building and no pics no leaks I am hitting that 700 mark without NOS when I am done even if I have to run a T51KAI BB!!!!
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:34 PM   #53
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I just converted my '01 GC8 to a v2 STI RA a few months ago (super OG baby). Don't know if mine's older than anyone else's here, but I can get the VIN later. Chasis code is ej20gdw4pj, if anyone's interested. I put it on a dyno a couple weeks ago and it put 230 hp to the wheels. That's all stock except for the exhaust, so it only goes up from here.

There's still a LOT of work to be done, but so far, I have absolutely no regrets over doing this swap.




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Old 01-19-2006, 05:06 PM   #54
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I just converted my '01 GC8 to a v2 STI RA a few months ago (super OG baby). Don't know if mine's older than anyone else's here, but I can get the VIN later. Chasis code is ej20gdw4pj, if anyone's interested. I put it on a dyno a couple weeks ago and it put 230 hp to the wheels. That's all stock except for the exhaust, so it only goes up from here.

There's still a LOT of work to be done, but so far, I have absolutely no regrets over doing this swap.




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have the same swap.. having problems thou... car cuts off when i get on it on 3rd and 4th.. @ 4krpm =(
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:21 PM   #55
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have the same swap.. having problems thou... car cuts off when i get on it on 3rd and 4th.. @ 4krpm =(
heh, check your thread
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Old 01-19-2006, 06:02 PM   #56
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I have a v3 STi (GC8D4ED) into a 99RS swap. RHD too, although I really don't like the verison 3 dash and I'm itching to get something newer. I still have the ghetto RS seats unfortunately. I put a light weight crank pulley on it and a catless ss turboback (the original TXS WRX TBE). My vf23 got the monster exhaust port and the compressor port from deadbolt. I have a blitz DSBC on the way from ebay (shipped on the 30th, still hasn't arrived ). No pics because the only digital camera I have is a sony camcorder which only gives me 640x480 shots and no flash.
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:29 PM   #57
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tweakling, u wanan post your dyno charts? im courious to see.
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:50 PM   #58
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If he's not careful with it, it will be himself...
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:34 AM   #59
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jdm out the wazzu.

fujitsubo exhaust

ver2 sti ej20 w/ rhd conversion

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Old 01-20-2006, 02:38 AM   #60
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I wish my car was RHD.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:45 AM   #61
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I wish my car was RHD.
Why? You drive in the US, right?
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:21 AM   #62
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RHD is the bomb yo. a good LHD driver that has adapted to RHD has a significant advantage on the track and on the street.

AND you can totally psych peopel out in a stoplight run...
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:11 AM   #63
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why do you hate on rhd powerlabs? what are you just jealous?
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:22 AM   #64
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i need the pre 98 dash for my rhd swap(want the factory look)! if anyone is holding.....
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:50 AM   #65
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here's my 93' Impreza Wagon w/ a STi V4 RA swap

Picked the car up as a freebee after it was hit, had a few imprezas in the junk yard so I peiced it back together haha I love this thing




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Old 01-20-2006, 11:24 AM   #66
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why do you hate on rhd powerlabs? what are you just jealous?
Lol... Hate? Jealousy? Dude, what are you on??? It was a simple question; I was wondering what the big deal is; I've driven RHD in London and it makes sense because you also drive on the other side of the road. I don't see the point since everything in the US is made for LHD; you pass on the left (hopefully?), and you'll have to unbuckle to do anything from drive throughs to road tolls to parking passes, etc etc...
Plus I can't think of a more obvious way of telling cops that you car is modified... And we all know how much cops love modified cars
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:04 PM   #67
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Lol... Hate? Jealousy? Dude, what are you on??? It was a simple question; I was wondering what the big deal is; I've driven RHD in London and it makes sense because you also drive on the other side of the road. I don't see the point since everything in the US is made for LHD; you pass on the left (hopefully?), and you'll have to unbuckle to do anything from drive throughs to road tolls to parking passes, etc etc...
Plus I can't think of a more obvious way of telling cops that you car is modified... And we all know how much cops love modified cars

^^^ Yeah, what he said. RHD is dumb here in the states. The cons are plenty and the pros are minimal... the only pros I can think of:


- Fewer people will want to steal it in fear of not being able to drive it away.

- People who like to draw attention to themselves may also benefit by having a RHD car.

- You could get a job with USPS easily.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:14 PM   #68
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actually, the last 6 times i have been pulled over (random checkpoints, sticker questions for out of state etc), i have never ever been asked about RHD (this is in cali!).

i have not yet been ticketed!

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Old 01-20-2006, 01:26 PM   #69
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hate, hate, hate, hate. did i arrive at the player hater awards or something. next thing ill hear will be Silky Johnston hatin on Bucknasty.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:39 PM   #70
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Why would he "hate"? If he wanted to go RHD, then he would. In all honesty, it is a "Hey, look at me!" thing. There's absolutely no other reason to do it. As stated above, it only really provides negative things. If there was no one around to see it, then most people wouldn't do it except for the very few who actually do things for themselves and not to impress others. But then again, why would they bother, unless they were used to driving on that side of the car.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:06 PM   #71
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i need the pre 98 dash for my rhd swap(want the factory look)! if anyone is holding.....
I have a version 3 dash in my car right now. I want a version 4 or later. If you get your hands on one maybe we can swap...
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:14 PM   #72
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hate, hate, hate, hate. did i arrive at the player hater awards or something. next thing ill hear will be Silky Johnston hatin on Bucknasty.

A little insecurity there? Dude, we are all just voicing our opinions. Personally I think any subaru with a turbo engine swap is awesome, but I completely fail to see the point of making it right hand drive. That's all. If you think that somehow means I hate you, your car, your dog or your mother, you need to find a gf or something similar to make you feel a little better about yourself, because this forum won't do that for you.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:15 PM   #73
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Why would he "hate"? If he wanted to go RHD, then he would. In all honesty, it is a "Hey, look at me!" thing. There's absolutely no other reason to do it. As stated above, it only really provides negative things. If there was no one around to see it, then most people wouldn't do it except for the very few who actually do things for themselves and not to impress others. But then again, why would they bother, unless they were used to driving on that side of the car.
There's a big other reason to do it. I switched from a 99RS auto to a RHD version 3. Had I chosen to stay LHD, I would have had a slower steering rack (or shelled out bigtime for a 2.25-turn LHD rack), I would have had to source a LHD pedal box and clutch cylinder, I would have had to cut and paste the wiring harness, I couldn't have used the v3 cluster (since it's cable operated) and thus I would have had to splice the RS cluster, I couldn't have used the STi brake cylinder with the RHD lines, and there are probably some others. Granted I had to cut a few holes in the firewall. Bottom line, in the end it's cleaner and easier to swap the car over exactly as it was built rather than switching it to LHD.

As for convenience, I drive through a gate everyday to get to work, and it's not as far as people think just to reach across to the passenger window to show the guard your ID, no seatbelt unlatching needed. Drive throughs are doable, and easier than you'd think, no unlatching there either. The only great problem I've had is with unmanned ticket booths like at the airport. That does require me to unlatch the seatbelt.

EDIT: I'm not saying that the RHD is the best option, I'm just saying it has more advantages in swapping and less disadvantages in driving than people think.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:19 PM   #74
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There's a big other reason to do it. I switched from a 99RS auto to a RHD version 3. Had I chosen to stay LHD, I would have had a slower steering rack (or shelled out bigtime for a 2.25-turn LHD rack), I would have had to source a LHD pedal box and clutch cylinder, I would have had to cut and paste the wiring harness, I couldn't have used the v3 cluster (since it's cable operated) and thus I would have had to splice the RS cluster, I couldn't have used the STi brake cylinder with the RHD lines, and there are probably some others. Granted I had to cut a few holes in the firewall. Bottom line, in the end it's cleaner and easier to swap the car over exactly as it was built rather than switching it to LHD.
First post on the subject actually worth reading. Your point on the STI steering rack is a good one; I hadn't thought of that. The brake cylinder and clutch cylinder would swap right over much like the gauge cluster (I see no reason why you couldn't just relocate the speedo cable) and LHD pedal boxes are a dime a dozen at the local junkyard.
But yes, a quicker ratio steering rack IS something I would like
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:47 PM   #75
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First post on the subject actually worth reading. Your point on the STI steering rack is a good one; I hadn't thought of that. The brake cylinder and clutch cylinder would swap right over much like the gauge cluster (I see no reason why you couldn't just relocate the speedo cable) and LHD pedal boxes are a dime a dozen at the local junkyard.
But yes, a quicker ratio steering rack IS something I would like
The problem with the speedo cable is that in the RHD car the tach is on the left (closer to the tranny). If you put it in on the left-hand side it would be on the far-from-the-tranny side. It would require the speedo cable to cross over the tranny and then go a little farther to get to the gauge. The clutch cylinder will not swap right over--on the LHD car it goes to the left into the unoccupied corner, RHD is the mirror image. If you tried to put the RHD clutch cylinder on a LHD car it would start running into stuff.
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