My 50K mile RS Sedan - Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
 
Private Support i-Trader Ratings Become a Vendor Rules for VendorsModsUsers Contact
Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
gc8 RSS GC8 Facebook Subaru GC8 Twitter Subaru YouTube Channel Subaru Sticker
 
Login below or Register Now
Register Mark Forums Read FAQ Advertise
Go Back   Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com > >
My 50K mile RS Sedan
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2014, 07:01 PM   #1
DLer
2.2L
 
Car: 2001 BDP RS Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Falls Church, VA
Trader Rating: (2)
Posts: 121
Default My 50K mile RS Sedan

Okay so I finally got around to this since I needed to make a login to buy more parts! I've got myself a 2001 RS that I managed to find with a manual gearbox and only 50K miles, from the original owner with no accidents on the CarFax or AutoCheck.

There were some serious bumps in the road getting it road-worthy however, but now that it's all settled, here's a few pictures. I'm looking forward to keeping this car a very, very long time. Enough chat, here's some photos from the day I got the car to just a few days ago:













I've only done a few things so far:
  • New Exedy clutch kit and ACT StreetLite flywheel
  • Replaced hard brake lines
  • K&N air filter
  • Extended armrest
  • Yellow Lamin-X on the fog lights, clears on the headlights
  • Various OEM parts purchased new to replace worn items, minor things
Overall I'm very happy with the car, been wanting a GC8 for some time now. Plans are in the works, but nothing crazy, I'd like to keep this car as original as possible with OEM+ styling without going overboard, like my old car.

Before this I drove an E30, good times:







Looking forward to learning a lot from this board and others like it! And if anyone knows where I can get a black coupe wing...!
Attached Thumbnails
My 50K mile RS Sedan-30172006_963659437338_1969132166816082655_o.jpg  

Last edited by DLer; 04-24-2018 at 09:04 AM..
DLer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-20-2014, 07:23 PM   #2
JT
2.2L Turbo
 
Fav Mod: Anything Rare
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 203 CT
Trader Rating: (35)
Posts: 3,470
Default

Nice
__________________
2001 RSTi Project car / 1998 Swapped Wagon Daily
JT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 07:29 PM   #3
DLer
2.2L
 
Car: 2001 BDP RS Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Falls Church, VA
Trader Rating: (2)
Posts: 121
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JT View Post
Nice
Thanks...but can a nice mod push this to Member's Journals?
DLer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
jonny o
2.0L Turbo
 
Fav Mod: hand formed function
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Trader Rating: (14)
Posts: 1,255
Default

Cherry ride. Cant wait to see more.
__________________
Ever been stranded in your Subaru? Would you help a stranded RS25 supporter? READ HERE
jonny o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 03:31 AM   #5
airwest7
3.3L
 
Car: '98 OBS
Fav Mod: JDM GF8 tails
Join Date: May 2014
Location: OKC
Trader Rating: (2)
Posts: 648
Default

very nice and clean. Black looks so good on it.
airwest7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 04:18 AM   #6
BadTrainDriver
2.2L
 
Car: 1999 2.5RS, 2013 Legacy 3.6R
Fav Mod: Wife and Son
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 119
Default

Beautiful low mileage RS! Congratulations!

Two questions:

#1. Why did it need a new clutch and flywheel at 51K miles?

#2. Where in the HECK did you find an extended arm rest? I've been looking for one FOREVER!
BadTrainDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 06:08 AM   #7
DLer
2.2L
 
Car: 2001 BDP RS Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Falls Church, VA
Trader Rating: (2)
Posts: 121
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BadTrainDriver View Post
Beautiful low mileage RS! Congratulations!

Two questions:

#1. Why did it need a new clutch and flywheel at 51K miles?

#2. Where in the HECK did you find an extended arm rest? I've been looking for one FOREVER!
Thank you!

To answer your questions - I noticed the clutch point was high and shuddered when getting into gear. It was enough for a local specialty shop (DPS) to agree it could use replacing. I wanted to get this thing completely put together as I'll have a longer commute soon.

They did see the clutch that came out was in good shape, but the flywheel was not. That and the throwout bearings as well were in really poor shape, so much so the shop noted it was a bit dangerous driving on it. Sadly I still have the notorious noise after all that.

I found the extended arm rest via a craigslist ad for rear spats! I ended up selling the spats, but I kept the armrest. Of course the tab is broken though. Looking for a proper fix, not just velcro.

Thanks y'all
DLer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 06:50 AM   #8
BadTrainDriver
2.2L
 
Car: 1999 2.5RS, 2013 Legacy 3.6R
Fav Mod: Wife and Son
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 119
Default

Nice find!
BadTrainDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 12:22 PM   #9
DLer
2.2L
 
Car: 2001 BDP RS Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Falls Church, VA
Trader Rating: (2)
Posts: 121
Default

I've got my Blizzak WS70's in and my brand new 5-hole steelies ready to go! Just have to get them mounted up and I'll post some pics.

Next up is a set of rubber mats. Anyone got a pic of the '08+ rubber mats in a GC8? I've seen the '02+ mats but heard they are bulky and can get in the way of the pedals sometimes.

Anyone got a pic?
DLer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 12:29 PM   #10
Hot Tub Rob
2.7L
 
Fav Mod: Alpine W940
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Fernando Valley California
Trader Rating: (2)
Posts: 343
Default

Awesome those miles
__________________
No, i'm not gonna swap my car
Hot Tub Rob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2019 VerticalScope Inc.
Designed & Powered by Domain Architect