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Old 04-14-2015, 07:28 AM   #1
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The rally gods have spoken and have presented me with a great opportunity. The time to retire my rust-bucket 99 RS chassis has come.

Introducing....

Natalie, a 1997 Brighton coupe - 1.8L, 5MT, 164k - $960 split down the middle with a friend. He wants the AWD setup, I want the shell

The body isn't perfect by any means but its a solid foundation to build off of.

The plan: To swap EVERYTHING over from this --> SIMER's super-ultra-mega JDM V5 RSTi Type R Ltd
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:56 AM   #2
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Current Mod List -

Engine/Power:

JDM 1999 V5 STi Type RA Limited Heads
- OEM camshafts [IN 242, EX 248]
- OEM sodium filled exhaust valves
- mild port work
- oil galleys smoothed
- valve seats freshened
- valves acid dipped
- new 02-05 USDM WRX guide seals
- turbo oil feed line filter REMOVED
- NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs - Stock #2667 - BKR7EIX

JDM 92-96 EJ20G case halves
- oil squirters, closed deck,
- converted to #5 thrust bearing - machined by Motion Machine Inc
- 92.5mm pistons fitted w/ .0020" - machined by Motion Machine Inc
- oil pick-up-to-pump galley ported and smoothed
- oil pump-to-filter galley ported and smoothed
- EJ257 crankshaft - brand new, 12200AA330, heat treated
- King XPG main and rod bearings - STD size, 52mm, #5 thrust
- EJ257 forged rods - These will be adequate for my power goals.
- Mahle PowerPak stroker pistons - 92.5mm, 79mm stroke 8.0:1 CR. 4032 forged
- ARP head studs
- OEM main/case bolts

11mm oil pump - extra shim, two total.

Gates Racing timing belt kit [TCK328RB]

OEM water pump

05-07 V8 STi oil pan + Moroso pick-up tube

OEM 99-00 V5/6 gasket set - OEM HG's, etc.
- Grimmspeed 8mm phenolic IM spacers.

Group N engine mounts

Merged Wiring Harness by IWire
- 1999 RS & 1999 STi

Exhaust -
- Replica Jun Header/Uppipe - 1.5 Scroll, EGT bung added, wrapped in DEI lavarock wrap
- RS*R GT2 Ex-Mag Downpipe - bellmouth, cat-less and 3".
- Gimmick Motorsports V3 3" catback --- v-band midpipe->axleback flange, stainless, resonator-less
- OEM Turbo Heat Shield trimmed to fit the bellmouth downpipe
- IHI VF28 Turbo
- AEM UEGO Wideband o2 Sensor

Intake -
- K&N Cone Air Filter - model RC2960
- K&N DryCharger Air Filter Wrap - 22-8049DK
- K&N MAF Adapter Plate w/ cone filter brace
- GSP Silicone turbo inlet [v5/6 application] - this was a bit of a gamble but mine was torn sooo
- GR (08-14) STi TMIC
- 02+ BPV conversion
- Custom IM-to-TMIC brackets
- v5/6 intake manifold

Phase 1 radiator with built-in oil cooler (capped for now)

Hayden-1009 power steering cooler

Type-K thermocouple (soon to be installed)

Zerosports GC/GF Intercooler splitter

Air Conditioner delete Brighton's AC works so I'll probably switch it over to the EJ207

Fidanza Aluminum Lightweight 6MT flywheel
- New friction plate for my fidanza flywheel part# 229501. Apparently the same as the older supra's.

DIY TMIC sprayer utilizing OEM timer and manual momentary switch in parallel

2003 WRX gas tank
- OBD1 conversion
- Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump + install kit

Transmission/Drivetrain:

USDM v8 STi Gearbox - TY856WH4MA
- 3.900, DCCD
- AP Suretrac FLSD
- 100k miles

1999 V5 STi Type RA DCCD Module and Thumbwheel

2001 V7 STi Type RA Spec C Rear Diff
- R180, 3.900 FD, Plated RLSD
- Whiteline rear diff to subframe bushings [W92835]
- Whiteline outrigger to chassis bushings [W91379]

Exedy Stage 1+ Clutch kit [15803HD] - not happy as it rattles at idle

Beatrush Trans Mounts

Group N rear shifter bushing




Suspension:

Stance Super Sport coilovers
- ST-GC8-SS
- [Front 8KG / 175mm] [Rear 6KG / 200mm]
- Front and rear camber plates
- Inverted Dampers

GC8 92-00 STi alloy front lower control arms (LCA's)
- Whiteline anti lift kit (ALK) with motorsport poly bushings
- Whiteline poly front bushings
- Whiteline Roll Center Adjustment kit - KCA313

2005 STi Front Sway Bar and Mounts - 20mm
- Energy Suspension FSB mount polyurethane bushings - 19.5101
- Perrin Spherical Front Endlinks [PSP-SUS-110]

1999 V5 STi Type RA Rear Sway Bar, Mounts/Bushing - 20mm
- Perrin Spherical Rear Endlinks [PSP-SUS-210]

2005 V8 STi Steering Rack w/ hybrid knuckle
- Whiteline HD Steering Rack Bushings - KSR206

Prothane trailing arm bushing kit - 16-301



Brakes:

Subaru STi 4/2 Pot Calipers

07 WRX Front Rotors
- EBC GreenStuff Pads

KNS 4K gravel spec rear rotors - KNS4656 (190mm parking brake, 2 pot sized rotor)
- EBC YellowStuff Pads

Motul 600 brake fluid

1999 RS Master cylinder


Chassis:

SPT Front Strut Tower Bar

eBay Rear Strut Tower Bar

JDM 92-00 STi Front & Rear Lightweight Bumper Beams

2005 V8 STi Front Crossmember

2005 V8 STi Rear Crossmember

RalliTek Skidplate - RTEK-112950


Wheels/Tires:

99 RS 5 Spoke Goldies - 16x7" - winter wheels
-General Alitimax Arctic Snow Tires 205/55R16 -- dd snows

ADR Flite 5's - 17"x7" 5x100, +42 offset, 16-ish lbs - DD summer wheels
- DIY Custom "STi" Center Caps
- 225/45 Sumitomo something-or-other



SSR Competitions 17x7.5" +50, 13 lbs
- 235/40 Yokohama A005 Competition Race Tires

Rays (Volk) Duralumin 23g Tamper-proof Lug Nuts
General Altimax Arctic Snow Tires 215/45R17 ---> the new super studded ice racing tires



Interior/Exterior:

Gauges -
- JDM V5/6 STi Type R Gauge Cluster w/ DCCD display
- AEM UEGO Wideband o2 Gauge
- Innovate Motorsports dual oil temp/oil pressure gauge [MTX 3852]
- Greddy Mechanical Boost Gauge (BAR)

- Bee* R Rev Limiter [FOR SALE]

2000 V6 STi Spoiler
- Replica
- Carbon Fiber

V5/6 STi Carbon/Kevlar Fog Covers
- Replica

V5/6 STi front lip

v5/6 STi Rear Spats

v5/6 STi Front & Rear Aeroguards

Vanity plate - [TYPE RA]

RS25.com plate bracket

USDM 2003 V7 WRX Front & Rear Seats

Sparco Reflex Pedals

JDM 98-00 STi Hazard Switch

Alpine Digital Media Player

Depo Black Housing Turn Signals

Depo Black Housing Headlamps

Deop Black Housing Corner Lamps

Rally Pig Sticker [/quote]
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:01 AM   #3
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Put the Buddyclub's back on the RSTi and the RS goldies on the Brighton. Already a big improvement in the looks dept!





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Old 04-14-2015, 01:58 PM   #4
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I would love to do something like this start with nothing but a clean undercoated shell and swap everything over. This will be neat to see your process
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:13 PM   #5
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I think a LOT of us (especially those in the Rust Belt) would like to find a chassis like this and swap things over to a rust-free Impreza. I know I'd be much happier knowing all the work I put into my RS now would still be around for awhile on a solid clean chassis instead of the patchwork rust-saved coupe shell it's all stuck to now.

Looking forward to the transformation!!
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:31 PM   #6
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I've been looking for about a year now for a CLEAN and AFFORDABLE coupe chassis. Not and easy combination to find. This was just dumb luck (and maybe good karma paying off??) that it was in my area.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:55 AM   #7
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Yeah, I think that's the issue most cancerous RS owners face. Rust is a regional problem with these cars so often times we have to travel to go get a clean chassis. You really lucked out finding one nearby!
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:52 AM   #8
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It doesn't help that the key handling features of these cars draw them to areas that are more prone to that damn cancer rot.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:29 PM   #9
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Got some work done on the Brighton on Sunday. Rally guys work on cars outside in the dirt



the girl breaking bumper beam bolts loose


rear bumper cover, beam, tail-lights, spare tire, trunk mat gone.


front bumper cover, beam, head-lights, corner lights, grill, splash guards gone


front and rear seats, A+B+C pillar covers, rear seat panels gone


Door panels and sills gone


Ziptied some heavy-duty tarps on the sides.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:45 PM   #10
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Let There Be LIGHT! Wired up two 48" T8 shop lights, one on each side
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