Hey everyone I'm new to the forum but a longtime subaru fanatic! My name is Samson and I live in Alaska, been into rallycross since I can remember and fell in love with subaru when i purchased my first subaru from washington and brought her up here! It was an 05 aspen white subaru wrx. I wasn't able to mod it out to much before someone offered me a price I couldn't refuse! so alas I parted ways with my first real car lol.
Recently I purchased a 2000 2.5rs coupe with a FULL 04 sti swap. My buddy Isaac Bailey was the previous owner who stripped her down and built her up. I give him credit as often as I can for starting this beautiful project. He was even Alaska's fastest subaru 2010-13 until someone beat him by .02 seconds. (Palmer Drag Strip) He Has started a new build and needless to say I had some big shoes to fill when i bought 'er haha. I look forward to sharing and following all of the amazing builds this forum has. and be patient with me this is my first forum thing. But will happy answer questions and plan on being an avid rs25.com user!
So I'm including some pictures of my first subie, not going to get to in depth about it but ill always remember her as my first subaru.
NOW onto the RSTI
MODIFICATIONS that Isaac did and how I bought her.
FULL 2004 sti swap:everything from gas tank, evap stuff to subframes and dccd. dash swap, all the sensors, rearview mirror with compass. just about everything.
-Blue sti carpet,
-Blue sti front and rear seats
-Armrest, Ebrake short throw shifter
-Center console, entire dash, steering wheel ect.
-AEM boost and air/fuel gauges in an indash pod
-Black suede headliner
-Upgraded but basic audio.. because racecar
-BRP.. Blue Royal Pearl
-Fish bowl windows lol
-Carbon Fiber hood
-Morimoto mini h1 projector swap
-jdm locking gas door functional from inside lever
-jdm taillights with clear turn signal
-04 gold BBS, painted black.
-Drilled and slotted rotors with brembos
(2nd and current engine, just rebuilt)
-2.5l sti block
-Brian crower H beam rods
-Brian crower valve springs & ti retainers
-King bearings, new crank forget name
-11mm sti pump
-Mild porting, Mostly Blending in valve seat to port so the seat isn't sticking
out into the port.
-Ported oil galleys so no sharp corners for cavitation(8000rpm safely)
-Wiseco 100mm pistons.. balanced out to .01
-Diy fabbed fmic plumbing w/ 11.5x31x4" intercooler & reverse
(eliminated at least six feat of piping and reduces lag a lot!)
-Grimm speed phenolic spacers
-Ported sti manifold
-Borgwarner S256 turbo
-Snow performance variable meth controller w/ sti sprayer resevoir.
-750 Deathworth injectors
-Stock sti struts w/ prodrive springs
-Hotchkis rear end links I think (forgot name)
-Camber is maxed at like 1.X degrees cause the sti is 1-1.5" wider in track
width than the stock rs. So the strut towers are slightly narrower.
-Urethane steering rack bushings
-Sti Six speed and power train with fully functional DCCD!!
-Dss level 5 axles ("800 hp")
-3' full exhaust with atmospheric dump pipe..
-Skid plate under engine
Tuned DEAD NUTS, no o2 sensor feedback required, (throughout the year it doesn't change) So you can run 100LL or leaded race gas without killing any o2 sensors
Also have launch control programmed into the stock ECU on the RSTi
Probably forgetting a few things but thats the bulk of the build!
No sponsors so I guess you could say I'm a free agent lol.