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Old 08-01-2003, 07:26 AM   #1
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Default JGTC Impreza (1998-2000) Suspension/Engine bay Pictures

Well, i'm writing this for the Subaru Conversions forum because i want to see how they converted it. Two cars of interest that I know of are the Cucso JGTC GC8 and the Syms GF8 yellow "Wild Wagon".

From the pics i have, they were able to move the engine really far into the firewall (8+ inches?) , and put wheel tubs in for the front (possibly rear is tubbed as well) Does anyone know if they moved the pedal box into the car as well (or by how much?). The steering wheel looks like it is about 6" into the car from stock, but i've never seen on video how they drive (they might just be close to the steering wheel). From the pictures i have can't make out the master cylinder, and i'm not even sure if they use a brake booster.

So I was hoping some people here might have some better pictures of the suspension modifications that were done. Since JGTC rules state that the suspension type must remain the same (i.e. MacPherson Strut design) as the stock car, I am wondering if they used an inboard rear suspension. (Apparently they do this to fit the gas tank within the wheelbase). I'm guessing that it is possible (mabye not easy) to use a strut design in an inboard rear suspension.

FWIW, I'm using a truck arm rear suspension (very long trailing arm derivative) in my project car, and I plan to use some MY2000 2.5RS rear struts instead of plain springs. This way i figure i can swap in anything made for a GC8 in later, including air struts if need be. Anyway, it's not suprising that the mounting position for the struts does not line up with the original mounts. I was just going to weld up some box tubing and make new mounts...
But now that i've read some of the JGTC specs, i really like the idea of having the fuel cell/tank within the wheelbase. So i wanted to throw around the idea of an inboard rear suspension to make more room.

If you have the pictures but they are not online, please email them to me! Thanks for any info.
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