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Old 06-30-2019, 09:30 AM   #1
Car: 2000 RS Coupe
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Default Kevin's 2000 RS Build

Greetings. This thread has been a while coming but I figured now as as good a time as any to begin as I have finally finished repairing my Outback Sport and am able to focus more on my RS. A little history: I purchased this car approximately 2 years ago following the sale of my 2004 WRX. I used the bulk of the proceeds to pay off outstanding medical bills and subsequently had enough left over to buy the RS. Some of you may recall I had a for sale feeler thread related to financial uncertainty a while back. Luckily fate has seen fit to allow me keep the RS and begin work. This is a 2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5 Coupe with 135,000 miles on the clock. She originally hails from Tennessee and then moved to Virginia sometime in 2015. I drove to Virginia in May 2017 and brought her back to NY 2 years ago. The car was subsequently stored during winter and has never seen western New York snow or salt. The body is immaculate - no rust, no holes, undercarriage and engine bay are exceptionally clean.

The head gaskets, timing, and all related engine seals and oil pan were addressed at approximately 120,000 miles. The original owner provided me with parts receipts.

I recently replaced all wiper linkage w/ factory Subaru parts which I have receipts for. Windshield was replaced approximately 2 years ago along w/ factory exterior dash cowell, upper front and rear exterior windshield trim, bilateral exterior roof rail trim pieces, and sunroof seal (all OEM Subaru parts).

I currently have a shitload of parts that I have accumulated over the past few years that are currently awaiting install. These parts include:

Delta 1500 cams
Delicious Tuning 2.1 ECU (recent reflash that includes cat delete fix)
Stromung exhaust - straight pipe, resonator, and muffler
Borla rep ceramic coated headers

JDM Type RA 5 speed transmission (Trans Code: TY754VB1BA)
JDM 4.44 Suretrac rear differential
03 Exedy WRX clutch kit, slave cylinder, hydraulic lines

Prodrive GC-010E forged 17x7.5 wheels (recently powder-coated Hyper-black)
Bridgestone Potenza S04 Pole Position tires 215/45/17
2007 WRX 4 pot / 2 pot front and rear calipers
Complete set stainless brake lines

Complete F/R KYB AGX shocks
Eibach P11L springs (complete set F/R)
JDM STi rear strut mounts
KYB front strut mounts

Mint condition JDM V6 front and matching rear seat (seat back and bench)
JDM V6 aluminum hood (brand new in box, no paint)
V6 JDM rear spats
JDM clear side markers
JDM flat fuel door

Current wishlist parts that I am on the hunt for:
JDM V5/V6 STi coupe door cards / interior
JDM V5/V6 rear bumper cover
JDM V5/V6 front grille
JDM clear tail lights
STi or comparable steering wheel
hardware for flat fuel door

Updates will probably be slow due to my hectic work schedule but I will do my best for anyone interested.

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Old 06-30-2019, 09:38 AM   #2
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Here are a few before and after powder-coating pics of the Prodrive wheels. It may be difficult to make out, but there was a decent amount of curb rash to all 4 wheels prior to powder-coating. All curb rash and blemishes were fixed and are now in pristine shape.


I am in need of center caps for these wheels. External diameter is 65 mm and internal diameter where the center cap squeeze tabs sit is 60 mm. If anyone has links or location where I can get a suitable replacement (ie: Prodrive, STi, or maybe even Subaru center caps, I'm open to suggestion.) Subsequent internet searches for replacements has been difficult due to many sites not listing this specific wheel or center cap diameter measurements.

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Old 07-03-2019, 05:09 AM   #3
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Great looking RS! I'm looking forward to your build. If you're looking for JDM tail lights, I got mine new-in-box from recently.
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:35 PM   #4
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Bast, used 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee center caps.
I'm sure you could get some cheap, to get by fer a bit.

I think some UK suby dealers have some. You have to see about them shipping here.

UK Amazon- SCOOBY MAD used to sell coned covers for center caps.
Nerds get to go to the moon

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Old 07-07-2019, 06:32 AM   #5
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I actually have the aluminum center caps for these wheels. They're scuffed and beat to shit and the Prodrive logos are faded / clouded. I found an ebay seller that had some of the newer style Prodive adhesive logos in the correct diameter and ordered them. The guy that powdercoated my wheels still has color left. I think I'm going to have him powdercoat the center caps to match if it isn't too expensive, pop out the old logo "stickers," and replace them with new ones. I'll update when I get them done. Thanks for the links though.

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