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Old 09-08-2009, 03:55 PM   #26
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The '99 still had the open rear diff.

.. not that it matters one bit on dry pavement. The viscous rear LSD isn't doing squat unless you're in loose/slippery stuff.
Hmmm... was it an option in '99? I think I remember mine having it for some reason.

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Old 09-08-2009, 03:56 PM   #27
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As previously asked, what class are you looking at? G-stock, ST, DSP, SM etc?
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:58 PM   #28
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'99 were open rears.

In all my time running GS and STS/X 2.5RS, I never had issues with rear wheel spin
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:06 PM   #29
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As previously asked, what class are you looking at? G-stock, ST, DSP, SM etc?
Not sure. What are the differences. I'm just now trying to find a car to get into the sport
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:38 PM   #30
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me-otter. A new subaru would be a better starting point. 15 year old cars are no what i would want to play with vs newer cars that are better from the get go. maybe an RS or L wagon in an XP build, otherwise u'll have fun in a DS/STX(2.0L) WRX, BSP/STU STi.

just go to an autoX locally and find out how the lot is. If u never travel to far events the feel of that lot will influence u more. For all u know u'll end up in a Solo Vee or F440.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:57 PM   #31
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i'm kinda partial to the 2 door rs's

you should jump on that one for 3800 if everything checks out! they're pretty fun cars when stock but once you start modifying 'em a bit they're a blast even with leaving the drivetrain stock! figure out what class you want to run before you do anything and in all honesty, the rs isn't very competitive nationally unless you're a phenomenal driver and the car's prepped to the limits but locally they're lots of fun and depending on your ability you can do quite well.

regardless, you won't regret buying one!
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:06 PM   #32
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Having a coupe is really inconvenient, especially if you haul your drunk friends around when it's your turn to DD.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:06 PM   #33
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #34
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if i buy this car it is going to be a auto cross car only, completely gutted and completely built
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:36 AM   #35
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if i buy this car it is going to be a auto cross car only, completely gutted and completely built
well then, sounds like you want to "build" something... so buying an RS would be a complete waste (of a good rs). buy a pre-obdii car and the lightest one you can find (94L? I forget which one specifically), then go play.

read the rule book, honestly
http://cms.scca.com/documents/Solo_R...Solo_Rules.pdf

start at section 13, it'll save you a lot of grief down the road (might be a few years out ...but it'll hit you like a ton of bricks)
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:00 AM   #36
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Subydude, what wheel offset do you use to fit 275s? Are you on RS width or WRX width suspension?
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well then, sounds like you want to "build" something... so buying an RS would be a complete waste (of a good rs). buy a pre-obdii car and the lightest one you can find (94L? I forget which one specifically), then go play.
This.

If that's your goal... don't even consider a 2.5RS. The '93-'94 Impreza L (Brighton) was the lightest of them all and the one you're looking for... and will take in swaps very well, even with current powerplants.

I do have to make an observation... these questions you're asking are the kind of questions that can be answered with some research on-line. Are you familiar with how to research what you're going to need to be able to even pull off a 'build'? Or are you expecting to come into the forums ask a rather easy, generic question and expect a long and detailed answer, like how to swap out, what parts are needed, and the dreaded (like this question) "What's best"?

'Building' a car is more than just stripping it of it's extra parts/materials. Be sure this is something you really want to do. As doug said... read the rules. "Stripping" the car is going to put in a class where it'll be uncompetitive right out of the gate.

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Old 09-09-2009, 11:16 AM   #38
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Subydude, what wheel offset do you use to fit 275s? Are you on RS width or WRX width suspension?
Originally I did 17x8.5 +42 with a 275/40/17 but it was a bit to much positive offset and rubbed on the inside of the wheel well. Current setup is 18x10 +35 with a 285/30/18. I use camber plates in the back to tilt the rear strut as far inbound as possible, then use an eccentric bolt on the bottom to bring the wheel back to where I want it for rear camber.

This is all on RS width suspension.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:25 AM   #39
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also remember the stiffer chassis arguement goes out the window when you start adding cages and interior bracing.

Ive had all flavors , 2 door, sedan, and wagon.

I like the 2 door and any stiffness gained by the sedan was not noticeable.
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This.

If that's your goal... don't even consider a 2.5RS. The '93-'94 Impreza L (Brighton) was the lightest of them all and the one you're looking for... and will take in swaps very well, even with current powerplants.

I do have to make an observation... these questions you're asking are the kind of questions that can be answered with some research on-line. Are you familiar with how to research what you're going to need to be able to even pull off a 'build'? Or are you expecting to come into the forums ask a rather easy, generic question and expect a long and detailed answer, like how to swap out, what parts are needed, and the dreaded (like this question) "What's best"?

'Building' a car is more than just stripping it of it's extra parts/materials. Be sure this is something you really want to do. As doug said... read the rules. "Stripping" the car is going to put in a class where it'll be uncompetitive right out of the gate.

--kC
all i was wanting to know what a suggestion on a pre 02 impreza auto x car.

and thanks for the link to the rules much appeciated!
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