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Old 08-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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In December 2011 I bought a Subaru Impreza 2.5RS from a dealer. 124k miles, no spoiler, clear coat peeling, I wanted an RS and didn't mind dealing with some of the small BS, oh was I wrong.

-Car repairs to date: (Edited 1/2016)

-Brakes: New Brake pads, new Rotors, 4 calipers (1 new, 3 used), brakes bled. E brake repair (new brake shoes and rebuild kit, SS brake lines.

-Misc: knock sensor, 2 serpentine belts, exhaust leak, new spark plugs, new battery, 2 new front speakers, new front bumper, L front bumper beam, fuel pump, blower motor resistor, fuel filter, re balanced tires, alignment, new starter.

-Major: Transmission swap, Auto transmission was bad at such low miles, Luckily I found one with 87k for a really good price thanks to another member (Mykul). Head gasket repair, new timing belt, new valve covers, including all fluids and a couple other small things have to check receipts again.
(All major repairs done at 128k)

I really lucked out with a lot of these repairs because I have a friend who is a great mechanic.
Him and his brother put a lot of work into fixing my car and barely made any profit from it. I want to thank them again for everything they have done to help me.

Even though this has been a bit of a project car, I couldn't be happier with my Impreza, because it's an amazing daily driver, and I plan on driving it for as long as I can. (Current mileage: 160k on dash, 175k on shell.


Current Performance Mods:

Injen CAI
K&N Air Filter
Front strut bar
WRX rear sway bar
05 STI Exhaust
Perrin LWC pulley
KYB GR2 struts
Monroe mounts
Tanabe springs

Exterior:
Clear side markers
Clear turn signals
Clear corner lights
RS25 decal
JDM Tails
Version 6 grill.
Quick release bumper fastener.
Version 5 replica STI spoiler
Ebay polyurethane STI replica front lip
Green WRX trunk decal
Accord rear spats
Anthracite metallic grey (plasti dip) wheels with can of gloss, on Yokohama winter tires.
Goldies on used Michelin tires.

Interior:
Blue and Black 02 WRX front seats
Stock RS rear seats
LED dome light
RS floor carpets
Titanium STI car key
Double cup holder from a newer forester

Current plans for car:

New shell.
Rally Armor mud flaps
Wheel bearing (repaired).
Headers.

June 2016 [IMG][/IMG]
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In the last few months I added a few small mods to the car, the list includes: clear corners lights, clear side markers, a set of legacy wheels, front strut bar, rear WRX sway bar, and my favorite the double cup holder!

future plans for the car: Front STI sway bar, fixed paint and rust (stupid corner panels -_-) new front bumper, and spats. As for ride height that might be pushed back due to current finances but a set of GR2s and springs does sound pretty boss.

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Nice snow flakes and v5 wing.
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Thank you! =) I picked up both of those within 30 minutes of my house oddly enough lol I lucked out there.
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Sold the legacy wheels to save up for 4 pot brake calipers (and Anime Boston). With the help of lifelessviet's maaco killer paint job on my stock wheels, the car is looking much nicer. Blue and white all day!

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Chillin in the shade looking good.

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Nice Saturday drive home, stopped for a mountain dew voltage on the way home and took this:

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Chillin on the grass, also took the home depot lip off, looks fresh stock and wasn't sticking due to the crazy hot weather.
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