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Old 02-26-2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Ari's WRB GC8 Turbo Build - Lots of Pics!

Hello there, since I am pretty bored I decided to do a Members Journal.

My name is Ari and I live in Iceland. In 2011 I found this car wrecked outside a garage in a town close to where I live. It had no engine, no gearbox, no exhaust, and every single window, light and body panel was smashed. Right away I wanted to buy it and use the hood, bumper, seats and such to make my Outback nicer.

A few months after I found it I bought it and got it home. When it was home I changed my mind and decided I wanted to rebuild it, thought it was going to be easy, cheap and quick, well in short... I was wrong hah. I finished it two years later, took such a long time because I didnīt want to spend too much money on a turbo engine and tranny so I got a cheap parts car with a 2l N/A and swapped everything over to the GT as we call it here. Then when it was time for bodywork my friend talked me into buying a turbo swap. So I started again... Swapped everything back out again, donīt regret that at all now lol.

Iīm not going into much more detail about the process since I already did a build thread on another forum. But I will show you some pictures though


When I found it and got it home. Both front wheels, 4pot brake calipers and something more was missing from the car. Might have been stolen since it was there for 2 years or something...



Home sweet home















Iīll skip over to the turbo stuff... Bought an 2l turbo engine, orginally from a Impreza GT and just like the engine orginally in the car. With the engine I got: 5speed GT Turbo gearbox, 3" exhaust, XS Power headers, 4pot brakes, wire harness, ver6 MOMO Steering wheel, ver6 seats (front and rear), orginal RS/GT 5spokes and some more stuff Iīm most likely forgetting.









Did some basic maintaince on the engine, timing belt, waterpump, valve cover gaskets, spark plugs, fuel filter changed all oils out for Motul and more.

















Then it was time to swap the harness once again...





Sandblasted and got the wheels painted







Then it was time to take it to a shop where I work were my co-workers helped me with the body work.







All ready for primer and paint









Then the assembly







Painted the lower half of the interior black. And yes, I also painted some parts blue, and I personally like it











Custom made licenceplatelightholderplate (is that even a word?!? )



Custom gauge pod





Gettin it all together



And on the streets for the first time after rebuild! Oh the joy!





And first time back home after rebuild



New lights arrived





Custom licence plate holder I got made for me





On a local carshow last summer



And here is a roof spoiler I bought way back, it is a bit shorter than the window it self so I wasnīt sure if it would look good enough...







This fall I had a minor accident...



But thats fine, I just got a new fender and it gave me a chance to paint some new stuff, new parts, new look











8000k Xenon installation





Blitz BOV istallation with a custom made mounting plate











New gear knob





Got LEDīs for the park lights to match the Xenon







Sparco pedals









And the last thing for now, I started making a trunk lip. Made a thread for that here




Mods

Engine/Drivetrain
XS Power headers
Complete 3" exhaust from turbo
Vibrant Muffler
New radiator
K&N Air filter

Suspension/Wheels
Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 17x7"
GT 4pots in front
GT 1pot rear
ABS disconnected
PB Coilovers

Exterior
World Rally Blue
Antenna Delete
Full trunk debadge
Black DEPOīs
Black DEPO turn signals in bumper
Black DEPO turn signals in fender
Fog covers
GT/RS spoiler
WRX Roof spoiler
Spare trunk, Debadged
Ver6 Grille
Blue Logo in Grille
8000k Xenon

Interior
Ver6 Seats
Short Shifter
Sparco pedal covers
Auto Gauge Boost Gauge
Auto Gauge Oil Pressure Gauge
Auto Gauge A/F Gauge
Custom painted interior parts
LEDīs in interior lights

Radio
JVC Headunit
Pioneer 400w Speaker in the rear
Stock speaker in front for now
JBL 1200w Subwoofer in the trunk
Toxic 2000w Amplifier

Future plans
Megasquirt and a Remap
Manual Boost Controler - Owned
V6, P1 or C-West lip
17x8" +35 Wheels
STi Taillights


Soooo... Hopefully you enjoy reading this thread and viewing the picīs. The other thread I made is on a Icelandic car forum. My thread is in Icelandic but it has some more picīs and details.

Icelandic Members Journal
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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Some pics of the car





























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Old 02-26-2014, 01:58 PM   #3
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Nice! Lucky find for you!
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Nice restoration! Glad to see it didn't get scrapped.
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Nice! Lucky find for you!
Thanks But actually we got tons of 4 door Turbo GC8īs here.

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Nice restoration! Glad to see it didn't get scrapped.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:01 PM   #6
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great save! car looks good.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:41 PM   #7
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great save! car looks good.
Thanks man!
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awesome build log
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:10 PM   #9
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awesome build log
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So, I might have a chance on buying a empty EJ207 (?) STi block. And I would then gather parts to build the block for some decent power. This is a list of parts i can think of from what I have seen in other builds

-ARP headstuds
- ACL or King bearings (A friend told my to get the king bearings rather than the ACL)
-Wiseco pistons
-Manley H-beam connecting rods
-STi crankshaft
-11mm STi oil pump

So if anyone can chime in and comment on this it would be great. Also, what headgasket, waterpump, and other stuff should I go with? I will be using stock heads from the engine I already have and I would be wanting to get around maybe 350-500hp.
Basicly what would I need in the block/engine for that much power? Any help appreciated
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