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Old 10-09-2008, 02:58 AM   #4
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Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
2013 HKS boosted BRZ


I wasn't sure if I was going to enter, but what the hell...

This is the 5th subaru I have owned. I got my first Rs in 99 as a graduation present, then traded that for a WRX in 2001 which was featured in Modified and Japanese Performance Magazines. Everytime I had an Accident with that car I changed the body kit until I totaled it after doing an 04 conversion and wide body, only having it done for a week on January 1st 2006. I then bought my 2nd gc8 and that was totaled a week later by a hit and run driver late one night. I wasn't sure I wanted another subaru until I found this one in Jacksonville. I tried to take off of work that weekend because it was my neice's 1st B-day and I wanted to checkout the car. My boss wouldn't give me the time off, so I quit. I went up looked at the car, fell in love with it and bought it 2 days later. I brought it back home, put my old suspension on and then a week later drove it up to Philly for the Import Auto Salon, where some of my friends from Jade motorsports had their cars on display. While up there I got a call from another company I had done some contracting work for and they hired me full time. On the way back I took the scenic route through the Blue ridge parkway to have a little fun.

I have had the dream of building a 22b replica for about the last 6
years. At first I didnt do much with the car, I was using it for work
a lot and driving all over the state. I eventually saved up enough by
Aug. 06 and found a JDM version 7 6speed with dccd at jdmspecc4u in canada. I bought that and also some 18x9.5 Gold te37's in 5x114 to go with the wide body I would eventually buy. I had the front brembos from my old car, but I wanted to swap to the 05 hubs for the stronger wheel bearings, and also so I could have the rear brembos. Those sat in a garage for about a year. I found a 04 forester xt at a local dealership which I bought so that I didnt have to use the rs for work. I ordered the 22b launsport kit through Launsport and got that in May 07. By Aug 07 I had enough for a motor. Once again I talked to Jdmspecc4u and they had a JDM ver7 motor. They told me it included everything I needed to do the swap. Except when it showed up there was no subframe or wiring harness. So I called them back up, they shipped the parts out and by September I had started the disassembly in my friends garage. I found so many other things while doing the swap that I needed, like the sway bar mounts and I couldn't seperate the rear lateral links from the stock hubs so I ordered new sti pink ones, I needed the power steering lines and found a wrx rack on ebay with them for the price of the lines new, I also got the gdb aluminum control arms for the wider track. Since the upright on the 05 is wider, I tried to modify my tein Ha's to fit. I got one done, but the bolt holes still didnt line up, so I found a deal on some 05 tein Flex with edfc, since tein wouldnt sell me just the front struts for an 05. The gdb rear top hats are a different bolt pattern from the gc, so I drilled out the holes till the new ones would fit, and bolted my old rear strut bar to the top so the struts wouldnt move around. I finally got it back on the ground sometime in Oct. or Nov. drove it around the block, and found that one of the hubs on the front was making the wheel wobble. I replaced that along with some other things and pulled it out of my friends garage and drove it over to a storage unit the end of december. I drove it a few
weekends in January and found the body shop I was going to take it to for the bodywork, then on one spirited drive I started hearing this loud grinding in the transmission. I put it away and eventually got around to taking the motor back out and found that the flywheel was not tightened enough and became loose. So I ordered an act clutch and flywheel. I had wanted the engine bay color matched so since it was out and I had saved up enough for the paint I cleaned up the engine bay and had it towed over to the shop to have the exterior done. A little over a month later it was all finished, it would have been done sooner but I had to wait for the OE 22b wing and jdm aluminum hood to arrive. So the owner of the shop towed it back to my storage unit, and the next day a friend and I had the motor in and running
again. The first night I took it to the car meet a girl came up to me and said
"Nice car... Have you done anything to it?" We just laughed and continued on.

For the last few months I have been trying to fix the little problems I
have found like adding more camber in the rear and getting rid of the annoying clunks and rattles. Like the U-joint on the sti driveshaft was bad so I found an aluminum one. Unfortunately the v7 and v8 rear diff bolt patterns are different so I had to order the r160 yoke to swap onto the driveshaft.
So right now the car is running pretty good. I still need to get an alignment and tune the jdm ecu to run better with the 93 octane. I wrapped the
door panels to match the V8 jdm sti seats and just got the dash back from being flocked. I also need to install the dccd controller and the fuel pump controller. I drive it when I am home on the weekends and am very happy with how it turned out.
Its a dream come true!!

1999 Subaru Impreza 2.5rs
22B Rally Blue Pearl

JDM Version 7 STI EJ207 with AVCS
STI Intercooler
Vf30 turbo
Pleasure racing tuned ECU
Cusco downpipe
Gram Lights Titanium exhaust
ARC pulley cover
WRX crossmember
STI motor mounts
WRX pitch stop mount
255lph fuel pump
K&N drop in air filter
Wrx Maf
Wrx fuel pump controller
Wrx power steering bottle
Wrx boost control solenoid
Braille 11.5lb battery
Prodrive Gold battery tie down

JDM STI 6 speed with Dccd
Goodridge Stainless steel clutch line
STI R180 differential
The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum Driveshaft
STI axles
STI tranny mounts
STI tranny crossmember
Neetronics DCCD controller
ACT Heavy Duty Pressure Plate
ACT street disc
ACT Streetlite Flywheel
Royal Purple Transmission fluid

JDM Version 8 STI front seats
USDM version 8 driver side seat rails for Height adjustability
STI rear seats
STI blue carpet
STI blue floor mats
Color matched door cards
Broken Motorsports Flocked Dash
OEM gauge pod (havent decided on which gauges yet)
JDM STI gauge cluster, with DCCD display and 8000 rpm redline
22B STI steering wheel
Alpine tweeters

Launsport 22B/WRC widebody kit
Shaved door moldings
JDM aluminum hood
JDM front bumper beam
JDM rear bumper beam
JDM Clear turn signals
JDM Clear corner lights
JDM red/clear taillights
JDM power folding mirrors with switch
JDM Locking Gas Door
STI original 22B wing
22B hood vents
22B titanium side badges
22B STI pink badge for grill

05 STI Tein flex with EDFC
WRX steering rack
JDM aluminum GDB STI control arms
05 STI hub swap to 5x114
Whiteline 22mm front sway bar
Whiteline STI front endlinks
Carbon fiber STI strut bar
STI rear lateral links
Helix rear sway bar
Wrx sway bar mounts
Whiteline STI rear endlinks
Gt spec wrx rear strut bar
Rear strut tops drilled to fit GDB suspension
Whiteline subframe lock bolts
TiC Race subframe bushings
H&R rear camber bolts

STI Brembo front and rear brake calipers
Dba 5000 slotted rotors (f)
Axis pads
Goodridge stainless brake lines

Show: 18x9.5 Volk Racing TE37ís gold
+12 offset for concave face.
Dunlop Direzza DZ101 tires 235/40/18
JDM titanium lug nuts
Volk Racing GT type center caps
Race: 05 STI Silver BBS 17x8
245/45 Kumho Ecsta tires

^ Before the flocking ^

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Last edited by sc00by25rs; 10-22-2008 at 11:53 PM. Reason: added pics
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