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Old 11-28-2019, 10:04 PM   #1
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Join Date: May 2019
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Location: Maine
2005 Impreza WRX STi

Default '05 2.5rs to STi Full Conversion Build

Introducing my swap project. Here's the gist..

2005 WRX STi with built motor that I bought for cheap because it's VERY rusty
2005 Impreza 2.5rs with no rust that I bought for cheap because the motor is blown
A not rusty STi equivalent car that I can track relentlessly.

Over the next few posts, I will be stripping both cars down to bare chassis and then putting together one good car.

The STi when I bought it-

The 2.5rs when I bought it-

Both of these cars have a lot in common. They are both black from '05 which means they have the same paint code. Good for me because I won't have to paint anything to match. They both have totally blacked out windows. They are both wired for bigass trunk subwoofers... And they both have rude things written on their windshields.

Luckily that is where the similarities stop. The STi supposedly has an IAG block, bigger turbo, and lots of bolt ons, but is so rusty that I am surprised it didn't have some sort of structural failure. And the 2.5rs is the least rusty Maine Subaru I have ever seen. The 2.5rs does have some dents though. So I'll have to figure out how I want to solve that problem..

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