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Old 09-25-2006, 10:29 PM   #51
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Very impressive. So, what is the main driving force for doing something such as this? Ultimate Sleeper? Just for kicks? Something no one else has?
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:38 PM   #52
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For me, theres a ton of reasons. My initial reason for getting the car was pretty much that, in my opinion, GC8's are the by far the best looking Imprezas that Subaru ever released. Then when I found out how interchangable virtually every part was between the years I knew that I wanted a swapped GC8. Im building my dream car... oldschool body.. newschool powerplant/etc. The sleeper factor.. in the states anyways. People see the car and say "Oh great a N/A impreza.. slow". I also enjoyed the challenge of doing the swap myself.. im almost done and I had fun doing it. And yes also the rareness.. its not likley you're going to run into a swapped gc8 on the streets very often.

Sti power in a 500-600lb lighter car? Who wouldnt want that?
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:28 AM   #53
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Very impressive. So, what is the main driving force for doing something such as this? Ultimate Sleeper? Just for kicks? Something no one else has?
I build these cars for a living and the reason I do it is because I love reviving the older, best looking Subaru with new age power. But basically making them what they should be from the factory. The only subaru I really wanted was a GC, but at the same time I wanted turbo power. So why not make a super machine that weighs a lot less than an STi and looks 1,000 times better. And it won't really be a sleeper because it will be bright blue and have gigantic wing and big gold brembos. And for now its cool being` the only guy out there with an 07 STi powerplant/drivetrain in their GC.
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:59 AM   #54
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Very nice man, Even going so far as to add the JDM WRX decal on the trunk!

I'm actually in the process of having the same thing done to a 99 RS, although I'm not settiling for stock STi power. I'm adding a full APS exhaust (headers/turboback), S/R 55 turbo, FMIC, ECUTek and some fuel system upgrades of course. Although mine won't be done until mid november, because the shop that's doing it can't start until november 4th.

But you know what the awsome thing about it is? I got my 04 STi for 20k, and when it got t-bonned, the insurace company gave me 23k for it plus they gave me back the car, so I wind up with a lighter car, with almost twice the WHP, in a much more unique pakage, without spending anything extra
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:33 AM   #55
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Fourstar is insane, I live 20 minutes away and am surrounded by some of their crazy work. Sprongls shop is top notch and the guys can drive too!
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Old 09-26-2006, 11:18 AM   #56
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YEAH~~ some interior shots please~ 05 interior, right?
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:59 PM   #57
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Very nice man, Even going so far as to add the JDM WRX decal on the trunk!

I'm actually in the process of having the same thing done to a 99 RS, although I'm not settiling for stock STi power. I'm adding a full APS exhaust (headers/turboback), S/R 55 turbo, FMIC, ECUTek and some fuel system upgrades of course. Although mine won't be done until mid november, because the shop that's doing it can't start until november 4th.

But you know what the awsome thing about it is? I got my 04 STi for 20k, and when it got t-bonned, the insurace company gave me 23k for it plus they gave me back the car, so I wind up with a lighter car, with almost twice the WHP, in a much more unique pakage, without spending anything extra
This motor is going to stay mostly stock with some bolt ons. Including a 3.5 APS turboback *internet high five* . I'm going to build another motor, a monster motor. And sell the stock one with a wiring harness to a swap customer sometime in the future.

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YEAH~~ some interior shots please~ 05 interior, right?
Keeping the RS interior. The GD dash looks hideous in a GC.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:38 AM   #58
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yes, keeping w/ the oldschool look was part of my theme..I just wanted updated power hehe.

Remember, I sacrificed my hood for a hot asian girl to sit on for you..my dedication to you build haha.

You'll never be satisfied w/ stock power...after my trip to the strip..I need more now. TD05-20G??
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:45 PM   #59
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Keeping the RS interior. The GD dash looks hideous in a GC.
Hmmm... Really? I havent seen many dash swaps in GC's but I always that that ***** was pimp. Why do you think they look so bad? I had a ton of plans to do entire 04 sti interior (minus door cards)
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:04 PM   #60
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Well, I would agree that just the dash cluster (gauges) might look bad solo, if you bring everything with it (the entier dash/ center consol), I think it looks pritty good... That's what I'm doing in my car, although I'm leaving the stock carpating and door cards. For seats I'm going with Bride Zeta III-L CFRP's, red since I have a white exterior.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:28 PM   #61
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yes, keeping w/ the oldschool look was part of my theme..I just wanted updated power hehe.

Remember, I sacrificed my hood for a hot asian girl to sit on for you..my dedication to you build haha.

You'll never be satisfied w/ stock power...after my trip to the strip..I need more now. TD05-20G??
I'm not Go with a Gt30, my favorite turbo for a 2.5
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Well, I would agree that just the dash cluster (gauges) might look bad solo, if you bring everything with it (the entier dash/ center consol), I think it looks pritty good... That's what I'm doing in my car, although I'm leaving the stock carpating and door cards. For seats I'm going with Bride Zeta III-L CFRP's, red since I have a white exterior.
The gauges look great in the GC dash. The GD interior in a GC looks like crap because it just plain doesn't fit. The door don't match up, its bulbous, and is just the wrong shape for the car. Most people swap dashes because it is less wiring, and trying to get the RS AC to work with the STi wiring is a bitch, but I'm going to make it work.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:24 PM   #62
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It's defenitly doable. Since my donner STi was in a crash, I might end up having to stick with the RS dash. You're right that the RS dash looks better, but if you swap in everything from it including the center consol and e-brake, it doesn't look as bad. We'll see what I end up in.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:00 AM   #63
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+1 more for GT!!!
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:49 PM   #64
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:22 AM   #66
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Beautiful Keener. That car is greater than most expected and its not even painted yet.
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:08 PM   #67
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Have you put miles on her yet... I want to see vids!
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:03 PM   #68
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Im at 125 KM.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:48 AM   #69
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Awesome, I'd love to get a ride in that when you've got her broken in. Wow...simply awesome!
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:47 PM   #70
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hello jealousy,
my name is kevin, how are you?

simply an amazing car
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hello jealousy,
my name is kevin, how are you?

simply an amazing car
My name is Brian, I am great, y tu?
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Old 10-06-2006, 04:36 PM   #72
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hey there; nice swap, TehGC! i'm thinking about doing an STi Spec C engine and tranny swap in my wagon, so the pics in this thread are very informative.

I just have some questions:
-Are you planning on controlling the DCCD through the stock STi or aftermarket controller (ie, Neetronics)?
-I can't see clearly from the pics, but did you lose cruise control or did you decide not to use it? Is your engine a JDM or USDM?

Thanks, and can't wait to see the whole car complete.
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hey there; nice swap, TehGC! i'm thinking about doing an STi Spec C engine and tranny swap in my wagon, so the pics in this thread are very informative.

I just have some questions:
-Are you planning on controlling the DCCD through the stock STi or aftermarket controller (ie, Neetronics)?
-I can't see clearly from the pics, but did you lose cruise control or did you decide not to use it? Is your engine a JDM or USDM?

Thanks, and can't wait to see the whole car complete.
It is USDM, the CC is controlled by the Drive by wire so there is no unit, it is integrated. So basically, yes there is cruise control.

For the DCCD controller I'm using the stock one, I think it does the job quite well.

If you can do the spec c I would definitely jump on that, I was going to go that route, but found this motor set first.
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Not to mention you run into all the problems of having a non ODBII engine with the spec C, which means you'll never be able to pass an inspection. But it is a monster of an engine, no doubt.

When's the car get painted, btw? i'd like to see some pics of the finished product.
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Not to mention you run into all the problems of having a non ODBII engine with the spec C, which means you'll never be able to pass an inspection. But it is a monster of an engine, no doubt.

you should look more into this, because you are WRONG
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