Originally Posted by Mach V Dan
Now that it's nearly over, I can look back and give some overall thoughts on this project car. Here are a few things that come to mind right away:
[*]The weight of the car is not as light as I had hoped. Part of the reason the GC cars were light was because they didn't have a whole lot of heavy stuff on them, like huge brakes and heavy-duty six-speed transmissions. Now ours has those.
Can you let potential swappers what the weight difference is from a GD sedan? Like you stated, GC body is a bit high on the cost side compared to the Aging bug eye which can be had cheaper with some factory turbo engineering.
I am now debating a swap of GC or just get a WRX and call it a day since a nice RS is like 6-8k and WRX is dipping to the 8-9k zone.
GC sti coolness factor can be overwritten with 15k of pure JDM parts LOL.
wanted to say, you guys did a great job on the car!