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Old 12-01-2018, 09:55 PM   #1
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Since RS25 doesn't get much traffic I decided to start another journal here on naisoc. My original thread can be found here if you want to see more details: https://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t16...ody-coupe.html

The next phase for my car is a Aegean Blue 96 Impreza L Coupe. I have swapped shells over from my 95L getting ready for the carbon Aerosim kit(I couldn't bring myself to install the carbon kit on a salvaged title car).

Picture of the 1996 L coupe the day I bought it.


Current picture:



Current mods are:
Exterior:
Aerosim Research Full Carbon Fiber WRC Body Kit
-Molded Quarters and Side Skirts
-Rally Pin Jack Stand Bosses in The Rocker Panels
Newton Equipment Locking Aero Fuel Filler Cap
JDM Version 5/6 STi Aluminum Hood
Replica S5 WRC Hood Vents
Version 4 EDM Fluted Headlights with Beam Leveling Motors
JDM Light Weight Rear Bumper Beam
JDM Clear Corners with Amber LEDs
JDM STi Tail Lights
JDM STi Type RA Roof Vent
WRC Replica Roof Scoop - Primitive racing(trimmed shorter and contoured to the roof)
Hella Super Tone Horns
Bakemono Adjustable 22B Replica Spoiler
Bakemono S201 Carbon Fiber Aero Pocket Mirrors
Sparco Hood Pins
WRC Front Grille Subaru Stars Badge Holder
World Rally Blue Paint (Paint code 02C)
-PPG Primer
-Sherwin Williams Basecoat
-DuPont Imron Clearcoat

Interior:
99 RS Dash, Door Cards and all Black Trim Plastics
JDM Version 8 STi Gauge Cluster
EDM LHD Passenger Airbag Delete Pocket
USDM 05 STi Rear Seats
Genuine Recaro/Blimp SRD seats
06 WRX Black Carpet
22B Nardi Steering Wheel(with working auto canceling signals and working horn)
22B Stainless Door Sills
06 STi Pedal Box
08+ Legacy STi Pedal Set
STi Titanium Sphere Shift knob (6MT)
OEM Trunk Light (converted to LED)
04 STi Red Stitched Leather E-brake handle
STi Limited WRC Edition Blue Center Console (#425 of 2000)
02 WRX 6 Disc Changer Radio
-Converted to Red Back Light
-Jazzy Engineering AUX in module
Passenger Vinyl Sun Visor without Airbag Warning from 93 (Impreza L base)
2002 WRX Intermittent Wiper Stalk
Autopower Roll Bar
Sabelt 6 Point Harness'

Engine:
JDM STi Version 8 EJ207 with working AVCS
Version 7 Spec C VF-34 Turbo (Larger P20 Exhaust housing swap from a VF-22)
05 USDM STi UEL Headers
APS Up-Pipe
ID1050x Top Feed injectors
Cobb 4 Bar Map Sensor
iWire Harness Merge #109
Tomioka Racing Timing Belt Guide
Gates Blue Timing Belt Kit.
Mishimoto 1st Gen Legacy Turbo Aluminum Radiator
GReddy GC8 Radiator Shroud
98 RS Metal Fan Shrouds(allows stock fans clear the Mishimoto, aftermarket slim fans suck!)
JDM In Fender Coolant Expansion Tank
07 WRX Fuel Tank
AEM 320LPH Fuel Pump (E85 Safe)
Prodrive 3-Port Boost Solenoid
Grimmspeed 3mm Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacers
K&N Typhoon Short Ram Intake
AP Racing Hard Turbo Inlet (too hard to find an APS)
TurboXS V2 3" Downpipe & Catless Test Pipe
TurboXS 3" Stealthback Midpipe
Prodrive Round Tip Axleback Exhaust (2.5")
Cusco Catch Can
Innovate Motorsports ECF-1 Ethanol Content Analyzer
Carberry ROM(Flexfuel)

Suspension:
02 WRX Rear Subframe
07 STi Front Subframe
07 STi Steering Rack
Unabomber's Sexy Rear End:
-Kartboy Rear Subframe Lock Bolts
-Kartboy Diff Outrigger bushings(race)
-Whiteline Rear Diff Bushings
05 STi Aluminum Lateral Links
05 STi Aluminum Front Control Arms
98 Forester ALK Housings
Bakemono Rear Camber Plates
Whiteline Group 4 Coilovers
Whiteline 5kgf/mm Front Springs
Whiteline 4kgf/mm Rear Springs
Whiteline 27mm Adj. Front Sway Bar (Adjusted to 29mm)
Whiteline 24mm Adj. Rear Sway Bar (Adjusted to 22mm)
Whiteline Caster Adding ALK Bushings
Turn in Concepts Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Powerflex Front Trailing arm Bushings
Powerflex Lateral Link Bushings
Perrin Spherical Bearing Front Endlinks F&R
Superpro Front Control Arm Front Bushings
Alignment Specs:
-2.0 Degrees Front Camber
+5 Degrees Caster
-1.5 Degrees Rear Camber
0 Toe all around

Wheels & Tires:
Enkei RC-T4 18x9.5 +30 (Painted Gold)
-20.5 LBS
Enkei 75mm to 56.1mm Hubcentric Rings
Michelin Pilot Super Sports in 275/35/18
ARP Extended Studs
Muteki Open Ended Lugs - Matte Black

Brakes
05 STi 1 1/16th inch Master Cylinder
95 Impreza L Single Stage Brake Booster
01 RS ABS System
"Prodrive" BBK
  • Porsche Cayenne S 6 Pot Brembo Calipers (Machined & custom adapter bracket to fit Subaru Knuckle)
  • Mercedes Benz GL450 Powerslot Rotors (350mm x 32mm)
06 STi Rear Brembos
Speed Bleeder Screws x8
Goodridge SS Brake Lines F&R
Stop Tech Street Performance Pads F&R

Drive Train:
JDM Version 8 STi DCCD 6MT
Competition Clutch Stage 3 Ceramic Segmented Clutch Kit
JDM Version 8 STi R-180 Rear Diff
06 STi Drive Shaft
06 STi 5x114.3 hubs
05 STi Axles
DCCDPro Deluxe DCCD Controller(manual/Auto mode with STi switches and STi Cluster interface)
Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:04 PM   #2
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I guess the most logical place to restart is with some pics!













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Old 12-01-2018, 10:06 PM   #3
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Track day shots at Buttonwillow:











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Old 12-01-2018, 10:13 PM   #4
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Glamour shots

















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Old 12-01-2018, 10:18 PM   #5
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:21 PM   #6
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And a few more from an autox and the subiefest autox:













Subiefest this past year:






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Old 12-01-2018, 10:25 PM   #7
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Car looks awfully shiny in the last set of photos
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:57 AM   #8
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awesome build. wish I had the funds to finish my car like that!
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:02 PM   #9
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2002 WRX Intermittent Wiper Stalk
Out of all of that awesome-ness, I'm going to ask about this. I've got a '96 Brighton, and have no intentions of completely revamping it like you did yours, but I do appreciate convenience mods.

I assume the wiper stalk gives you variable intermittent speed? Is there anything special about using a GD/GG wiper stalk (as opposed to one from a GC/GF/GM)? I actually haven't looked in the junkyard at other Imprezas, but I guess I would've assumed that other GC/GF/GM cars (with higher option content than my lowly Brighton) had variable intermittent wipers.
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:40 PM   #10
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Damn... this is pretty awesome.

Hows the brake balance with the 6pots front and 2pots rear?
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:06 PM   #11
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Out of all of that awesome-ness, I'm going to ask about this. I've got a '96 Brighton, and have no intentions of completely revamping it like you did yours, but I do appreciate convenience mods.

I assume the wiper stalk gives you variable intermittent speed? Is there anything special about using a GD/GG wiper stalk (as opposed to one from a GC/GF/GM)? I actually haven't looked in the junkyard at other Imprezas, but I guess I would've assumed that other GC/GF/GM cars (with higher option content than my lowly Brighton) had variable intermittent wipers.
No prob! yeah it gives you the intermittent wipers with like 3-4 different time interval settings.

None of the GC cars at least in the US had the intermittent wiper stalk. The GD is PnP to the 98 ans up cars I'm not sure it will fit on the 93-96 tho. There may be an early Legacy that has the 93-96 style plug/stalk and intermittent wipers.

This thread explains what you need for the pre 98 impreza:
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=559808
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:07 PM   #12
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Damn... this is pretty awesome.

Hows the brake balance with the 6pots front and 2pots rear?
Not much different than stock due to the pistons having less area that the stock Brembos. According to the math it shifts slightly forwards but it hasn't been noticeable to me
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:12 AM   #13
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No prob! yeah it gives you the intermittent wipers with like 3-4 different time interval settings.

None of the GC cars at least in the US had the intermittent wiper stalk. The GD is PnP to the 98 ans up cars I'm not sure it will fit on the 93-96 tho. There may be an early Legacy that has the 93-96 style plug/stalk and intermittent wipers.

This thread explains what you need for the pre 98 impreza:
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=559808
Thanks for the link. I'll add that to my junkyard shopping list for the next time I go.
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:20 PM   #14
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No prob! yeah it gives you the intermittent wipers with like 3-4 different time interval settings.

None of the GC cars at least in the US had the intermittent wiper stalk. The GD is PnP to the 98 ans up cars I'm not sure it will fit on the 93-96 tho. There may be an early Legacy that has the 93-96 style plug/stalk and intermittent wipers.

This thread explains what you need for the pre 98 impreza:
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=559808
That's funny, I had to do that for my Mazda (although that involved a friend in Germany pulling a variable stack out of a junked 626).

Nice car!
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Old 12-09-2018, 12:12 PM   #15
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Bro. Your car looks refined. I mean the way you did the 22b widebody is spot on. I see other 22b replicas and there is just something off about it. Props for all the hard work that went into this.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:06 PM   #16
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Rainy trackday at Streets of Willow

















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Old 02-26-2019, 09:08 PM   #17
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The rain cleared up by the end of the day









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Old 02-28-2019, 04:18 PM   #18
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I know this is an older post but I was wondering where you got your brackets made and if they'd make more! Love the car! I hope to do something similar!
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Very impressive. Your car's a nice balance of classic, exotic, and modern Subie. Tasteful, functional, clean, and fast.

It's like the best GC touches, 22B styling, GD technology, and a sprinkle of aftermarket without going full mod. Really cool.

How much planning/time went into it and how long did the full build take?
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I know this is an older post but I was wondering where you got your brackets made and if they'd make more! Love the car! I hope to do something similar!
The brackets for the Porsche 6 pots? I designed them myself an cut them on a water jet.

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Very impressive. Your car's a nice balance of classic, exotic, and modern Subie. Tasteful, functional, clean, and fast.

It's like the best GC touches, 22B styling, GD technology, and a sprinkle of aftermarket without going full mod. Really cool.

How much planning/time went into it and how long did the full build take?
Thanks! The body kit took about two years for me to install as there was tons of fabrication learning along the way.
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:31 PM   #21
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Subie challenge round two was last weekend at Chuckwalla Raceway. This was my first time at Chuckwalla.



My first session I got a 2:30.5 lap as my best. I managed 2:21.5 in the second session saving 8 seconds off. The fastest time of the S2 class in was a 2:04. I'm happy to be getting some seat time in as the car is totally different than before and I'm used to lower speeds of autox so the road courses take some getting used to.

Unfortunately a few laps into my 3rd session the throw out bearing popped out of the pressure plate and I had no clutch after that. I was able to get it back to the paddock but my track day was cut short. AAA took forever to come and i had to take two different trucks to get home.

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Old 03-24-2019, 12:31 PM   #22
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I had just swapped out my Competition Clutch for a Exedy OEM replacement and lightweight fly wheel(I have hated the Competition Clutch, stiff and makes noise when you feather the clutch).

I'm not sure why the TOB popped out of the pressure plate but ill be pulling to motor today to find out.
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:32 PM   #23
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I have a video clip from my second session. The video is a bit shaky, I need to find a better mount for the phone.

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Old 03-24-2019, 12:49 PM   #24
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nice, looks like a great day at the track, yeah I have a act clutch and i hate the thing. i was thinking of trying a southbend. A friend of mine has one and its alot lighter than the act.

BTW
what camera is that you are using?
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:27 AM   #25
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nice, looks like a great day at the track, yeah I have a act clutch and i hate the thing. i was thinking of trying a southbend. A friend of mine has one and its alot lighter than the act.

BTW
what camera is that you are using?
The front camera is my IPhone XS and the rear is a GoPro Hero3+
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