This is going to be the tale of my second rs build.
I purchased for 2k the catch is that it had a blown head gasket...12/1/14 also found some rod bearings were bad too. instead of putting more cash into the current 2.5 i went apeshit AND bought a jdm full sti swap and copious amounts of clean parts for a elegant daily rsti....that blew up after 20k miles.
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First day home
Heads: (V7 207) BC titanium springs and retainers Chamber matched from 2.0
Short Block(2.5): Manley pistons
Manley H Beam rods
Sti heat treated crank
Arp head studs
id1050 x injectors
Turbo: Stock location FP Green htz
Invidia divorced catless extra bung downpipe
3 inch cobb catback
cobb 3 port ebcs
cobb sf intake
koyo radiator from 99-01 RS refer to nasioc ultimate radiator thread for solution
in fender coolant over flow
6 Speed non dccd w R180
generation 6 Fortune auto 500 with swift spring upgrade.
perrin front and rear sway bars with stout mounts
bbs 5x100 in silver (michelin ts4)
BREMBOS with centric blanks
pictures will be posted on the last page of current progress.