BIG UPDATE POST #90
Long time lurker/shopper on here. Been through quite a few Subarus in my time, and a few GC/GM/GF chassis over time.
96L EJ205 swapped wagon - Peeling White
2000 RS Coupe - STM and cobwebs
2001 RS Sedan - BRP - Current DD
1998 L coupe - Avery Bright Blue Metallic - Current monster
Well I just sold my 2000 RS coupe and 2002 WRX wagon, in order to get the cars I've always wanted, a BRP 01 RS sedan and a 98 L coupe powered by 2005 STi running gear.
The L has gone through quite a few hands, both on the forums and off, and tracing it back has been a chore, mostly finding deleted FS threads, and sparse information otherwise. I was able to track a few of the forum owners, from qax, powerneedy, and silver70lt1.
I believe the swapped state of the car started in the hands of qax, who I think had the swap done by Garage Tuning back in the day. It then moved onto powerneedy, who tore down the motor and rebuilt it while adding some small bits. I think it went to a non forum owner, then the owner I bought the car from. Previous owner fixed a lot of small things on the car and kept very good care of it, and also DIY wrapped it in Avery Bright Blue Metallic.
Saw the car pop up on CL and it looked like it was in good shape, and I happened to be passing through the area, so I checked it out. I was sold after the test drive, and talking to the owner who I seemed to have a lot in common with.
The car is in smog mode right now, on a factory map, with only a Cobb catback on it. It is blistering fast, and will only get faster. I plan to campaign the car in Global Time Attack Enthusiast class to start, so the car will be built accordingly to the class rules.
I'm still sorting through the mod list given from the previous owners, and will post one eventually. Also, proper pics will be coming soon, but for now, here are some phone pics from my first day of ownership
Here are the mods on the car from day 1 of my ownership, based on what I was told, what I saw, and what was in the supplied paperwork:
05 STi Motor, fully rebuilt. Currently has 17k miles on the rebuild
05 STi complete drivetrain(6MT, diff, driveshaft, hubs, brakes, etc)
05 STi BBS wheels, 17x8 +53ET
05 STi Engine and bulkhead harness and cluster
05 STi front subframe, 98L rear subframe
05 STi Pedal set
05 STi Steering wheel, column, and steering rack
Motor and drivetrain:
Cobb catted downpipe and catback
Welded TGV deletes
AMR hard inlet
Exedy twin plate clutch
Cobb shifter bushings
STi short shifter
GroupN trans mount
JDM WRX coolant overflow tank
GD chassis Koyo radiatior
Feal 441 Coilovers
Cobb front and rear sway bars with rear mounts
Version 5 door cards and rear panels
Some Kenwood headunit and upgraded speakers
RS side skirts
RS wipers with deflector
Version 6 JDM STi wing
Depo black housing headlights
Depo amber corner lights
Replica JDM STi front lip
Replica GDB STi hoodscoop (bleh :-/)
A lot of this is going to change, as I will be building the car to my liking, as well as prepping it for track time.