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Old 10-10-2008, 10:33 AM   #5
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Member#: 1274
Join Date: Apr 2000
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Winnipeg
MY00 BRP 2.5RSTi


I hope I'm not too late, had a hard drive crash and redid the entire write up. Here it goes!

Ahh, the story of my RS. I've owned this coupe since it was purchased brand new back in 2000 after falling in love with watching McRae tear up his GC every weekend on Motorsport Mundial haha . It was my daily driver throughout school, been across western Canada and the US upper Midwest, and hauled all my DJ equipment to various clubs all over town (before and after paint).

By 2001, I started to learn how to drive it. I decided to autocross it one day and was hooked since. It was my weekend warrior at the local events from 2001-2006. I ended up taking 2nd place in D-Super Stock back in 2004, and consecutive back to back "unofficial" 1st place finishes at the winter auto-x events we held every Feb.

2003 was my first taste of the show scene. After DJing every sport compact show in the city, it was my turn to be a competitor. I began entering it in a few show and shines until it's first actual indoor show in 2004. I was never competitive until 2006. That was when I decided to do the full STi swap. A long trip to Ontario's Planet Motorsport changed everything. I ended up shipping the car out and getting the swap done. Everything minus the 10mm track and interior from the STI was installed into my RS.

From there every part I installed was carefully thought of. I grew up loving hot rods and imports, so I pulled influences from every era. I tried to keep my parts Subaru OEM or something that looked like it should have been OEM (TSX projector retrofit). I loved the look of the JUN time attack GC, so when I found the opportunity to scoop genuine Advan RG's that fit over the Brembo's, I took it. The theme isn't specifically JDM/EDM. I pulled trends from Japanese tuners when I put the P1 fog cover as my cold air induction (saw a few cars starting to do this), the paint was a chip foose inspired job. Saw a few hot rods rocking a pinstriped paintjob and I knew I just had to have that look.

The GC8/GM6 is a timeless look. It literally is a classic and I didn't want to upset the look with gaudy bodykits or over the top parts. I built this car to keep forever. I built this car for me to enjoy. I'm glad that everybody I've met has enjoyed what I've built.

Showing this thing off has taken me to some fun places. I've met so many people travelling to different DTP/HIN/P10 events all around Canada and the US.

My best award to date is the GF not leaving me for spending so much on this thing =P.

Hottest Wild Subaru - HIN MN
Hottest Mild 2dr - HIN MN
Best Performance - SCN MB
2nd Best Subaru - SCB MB
1st Place Subaru - DTP MB
1st Subaru - P10
2nd Subaru - P10
2nd Subaru - DTP
Best in Class - World of Wheels


Old Auto-X Shots (took a break from autocrossing after the paint job, been a full time WSCC member Autocrosing from 02-06)

Mixed Menace's 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RSTi

***8226; EJ257 STI Swap (04 STi)
***8226; TurboXS TMIC
***8226; APS 50/50 BOV
***8226; APS 60mm Intake
***8226; JDM Zerosports Intake Tube
***8226; Invidia 3" Downpipe
***8226; Greddy TIC Catback
***8226; Karboy Urethane Hangers
***8226; COBB Stage 2 Reflash
***8226; Group A Performance Pullies
***8226; JDM Beatrush Alternator Cover
***8226; Custom Covers
***8226; GT Spec Air Splitter w/ STI TMIC water spray
***8226; STI 6spd w/ DCCD and STI R180
***8226; Kartboy SS
***8226; Group A Performance 6061 Pitchmount
***8226; STI Brembos (Front/Rear)
***8226; Powerslot Slotted Rotors
***8226; Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines
***8226; HAWK HPS Pads
***8226; FORD Hi-Perf Fluid
***8226; JIC FLT-A2 Coilovers
***8226; JIC Camber Plates
***8226; Aggressive Autocross Alignment
***8226; Group A Performance Endlinks
***8226; JDM 20mm Rear Sway Bar
***8226; 17x8.5 et 43 Forged ADVAN RG Wheels (JDM Spec Fitment for GD STI)
***8226; 225/45/17 TOYO T1R
***8226; STI Brembos (Front/Rear)
***8226; Powerslot Slotted Rotors
***8226; Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines
***8226; HAWK HPS Pads
***8226; FORD Hi-Perf Fluid
***8226; Custom 2 toned (OE Subaru) paint with pinstripe (jambs, engine bay, etc)
***8226; Authentic UK Prodrive P1 Front Lip
***8226; Authentic UK Prodrive P1 Fog Cover (induction)
***8226; Authentic JDM Version V Fog Cover
***8226; Authentic JDM Version V Grill w/ I Badge
***8226; Retrofitted OEM Headlamps (OEM TSX Projectors w/ D2S Infinity 4300K HID's, BMW E46 Shroud)
***8226; Authentic JDM Version VI Rear Bumper
***8226; Lightweight Beam
***8226; Spats
***8226; Authentic JDM Rear Tail Lamps
***8226; Custom Shaved Trunk
***8226; Authentic JDM Version VI Coupe Seats
***8226; Rare Authentic JDM Hazard and TMIC Water Spray Switch (GC8 Spec)
***8226; 350mm Personal Neo Grinta Steering Wheel
***8226; 3" Harness for Autocross
***8226; STRI Gauges in OEM Pod
***8226; SCANGAUGE
***8226; JDM Works Bell LTD EDITION Team Orange Quick Release
***8226; JDM Works Bell Shorty Hub
***8226; STI Floor Mats
***8226; ASPEC Titanium 6spd Shift Knob
***8226; Custom Boots
***8226; JVC NX5000 DVD Screen w/ NAVI
***8226; 12" SONY Sub w/ 1000W Amp
***8226; Custom Box

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Last edited by MixeD_MenacE; 11-11-2008 at 05:36 AM.
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