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noTe 03-19-2013 06:51 AM

noTe's 2001 Subaru Impreza L Coupe - Caged w/ WRX Swap
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2001 Subaru Impreza L Coupe
Aspen White

Purpose: Road Course racing
Purchased: 10/18/07 from Chicago, IL used car dealership
Weight: 2672 (originally 2730)

1/4 mile:
EJ20 turbo - Unknown
EJ22 n/a - 15.87 seconds @ 82.40 mph

-----Modifications as of 10-9-2019-----

-2002 EJ205 engine / 04 WRX ECU
-Invidia Uppipe
-Invidia V2 3" Downpipe Bellmouth
-Tomei Expreme Ti Titanium Catback Exhaust
-Walbro Fuel Pump
-MSi Aluminum engine mounts
-iWire merged wiring harness #224 (L to WRX)
-Motive Autowerks Composite TGV deletes
-Perrin v2 Turbo Inlet Hose
-Perrin Afta-Maf intake tube
-Modified WRX hoodscoop splitter
-Turn In Concepts FU Cam Bolt kit
-COBB Accessport v3
-Blouch 16G-XT-R Turbo (8cm exhaust housing)
-Injector Dynamics 1050cc Fuel Injectors (1050.48.11.WRX.4)
-STi JDM v8 Intercooler
-STi Oilpan
-Tial External Wastegate (38mm)
-GrimmSpeed External Wastegate Up-pipe w/dumptube 3-Bolt inlet
-Kinugawa Equal Length Exhaust Manifold
-Killer B Motorsport Ultimate Oil Pickup
-COBB 3-port Boost Solenoid
-Fuel Safe Enduro Fuel Cell (FIA-FT3 certified, 15 Gallon, powercoated black)
-Radium Engineering Fuel Cell Surge Tank (20-0491-21)
-AEM 50-1200 E85 Fuel Pump
-Radium Fuel Level Sender (20-0247-09)
-NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs (2667-4PK) gapped at 0.028
-Braille B2015 Battery with bracket cover

-Subaru RS ('02) 5-speed Transmission
-Subaru RS ('00) 4.11 Rear Differential
-Subaru RS Hydraulic Pedal Box
-Exedy OEM Clutch ('06 WRX)
-ACT ProLite Flywheel ('06 WRX)
-Modified '06 WRX shifter fork by Eric Z
-Beatrush 6-speed Transmission Mount
-Kartboy Pitch Stop mount
-Motul Gear 300 transmission and rear diff fluid
-Kartboy Subframe Outrigger Bushings - RACE
-Kartboy Shifter Stay Bushings
-Kartboy Short Throw Shifter
-Turn In Concepts Pivot Bushing (Narrow)
-Turn In Concepts Crossmember Bushings
-Turn In Concepts Rear Diff Mount Bushings - RACE

-KW Racecomp Engineering Tarmac 2 coilovers
-Hyperco front springs - 400 lb/in (7,160) , 6 3/4", ID 60mm
-Hyperco rear springs - 380 lb/in (6,802), 8", ID 60mm
-Front MSI/DMS Motorsport Adjustable Camber Plates
-Rear MSI/DMS Street Camber Plates
-Ingalls Front camber bolts (14mm)
-Turn In Concepts Rear trailing arm bushings (pending install)
-Kartboy Front & Rear Swaybar Endlinks
-Whiteline Offset Caster Bushings
-Whiteline Front Control Arm Inner Bushings
-Whiteline Steering rack bushings
-Whiteline 22mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
-Subaru WRX ('03) front sway Bar
-Subaru WRX ('03) front crossmember



-Essex AP Racing Front Competition Brake Kit - CP8350
-J Hook Iron Racing Brake Rotors, 12.81" x1.25" (325mm x 32mm) 70 Vane (CP3908-102GA / 103GA)
-Ferodo DS1-11 Brake Pads (FRP3116W)
-Spiegler Stainless Steel Front Brake Lines
-Castrol SRF Racing Brake Fluid


-Subaru 2004 WRX Rear brake conversion (including rear hubs, knuckles, calipers, and e-brake cables)
-Calipers power coated carbide black
-Subaru H4 rear caliper brackets
-Subaru H4 sized rear vented rotors
-Goodridge SS braided brake lines
-Carbotech XP8 Brake Pads
-Centric Premium Brake Rotors (01 Outback)
-Castrol SRF Racing Brake Fluid

-Weight reduction (carpet, sound deadening, stereo and airbag wiring removed)
-Custom NASA/SCCA roll cage by Red 9 Speed and Fabrication (1.75" DOM)
-All interior including cage painted matching Aspen White PPG paint by Boitnott’s
-SFI Roll Bar Padding
-Sparco Evo 2 Fiberglass Seats (black)
-Sparco 6-point 3 inch cam lock racing harnesses (black)
-Sparco side lumbar supports (black)
-OMP Targa Suede Steering Wheel
-Sweet Manufacturing Weld-on Quick Release Hub
-Subaru RS Dash (black)
-Broken Motorsports flocked dash
-2005 Subaru STi USDM Gauge Cluster
-Racequip Mesh Net, SFI 27.1, 18" x 24" (RQP824005)
-Simpson Kevlar Cage Net, SFI 37.1, Short-Right (2338-002-RIGHT)

-Subaru STi Version 5/6 JDM Red/Clear Tail Lamps
-Subaru STi Version 5/6 JDM Clear Corner Lamps
-Subaru STi Version 5/6 JDM Lightweight Front Bumper Beam
-Subaru STi Version 5/6 JDM Front grille
-Subaru STi Version 9 Rear Diffuser (pending install)
-Subaru RS Front Bumper
-Subaru RS Hood
-Subaru RS Rear Spoiler
-Subaru RS Side Skirts
-Prodrive P1 fog light covers
-Side molding, mirrors, door handles, side skirts painted Aspen White
-Trunk debadged
-Turn in Concepts rear rolled fenders
-Kartboy extended exhaust hangers

Wheels & Tires
-Volk Racing TE37, 17x8 +38 Bronze Wheels
-Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tires (245/40R-17)(245/40/17)
-Volk Racing Lugnuts, Bronze (42mm 12x1.25)

As of 7/8/15:

noTe 03-19-2013 06:52 AM

Dealership ad photos:

First few weeks of ownership:

L interior

RS interior

RS wheels, spoiler added

Teenager sideswipes me on the highway in his Civic Si with temp tags, as a result the car goes even further to looking like a RS for freeeee.

Orion (member from Columbus, COS) wanted a L hood for his RS hood. He ran a rally car and used a carbon RS hood during race season so he traded me. Thanks again Orion!

L to RS exterior, before and after.

noTe 03-19-2013 06:52 AM


2009 backroad rolling shot

Snow driving when the car used to be a daily driver

Flocked dash from Broken Motorsports, big thanks for Josh for helping me out with this

Sparco seats installed. Thanks to Conor for the hook up!

More autocross photos through the years

L rear drums to WRX rear calipers with H6 rotor upgrade, before and after powercoating

noTe 03-19-2013 06:52 AM

L goes from daily driver to full out track car. Time to begin gutting and preparing for cage. Dry ice broken into little pieces then goo-gone gel to clean the glue residue that remains.

Cage build begins. Red 9 Fabrication in Dayton, KY. Car was there for 2-3 months during the winter. NASA approved cage with steering wheel detachable hub along with reinforcing the seat brackets because the sparco brackets are horrible quality. Probably the one thing I'd change is I would have wanted the A pillar bars closer to the firewall and a bar incorporated into the cage to replace the OEM dash bar.

After the cage was finished I wanted the cage painted white to match the exterior. Sure black would have been good but I love seeing track prepped cars all in white. Porsche Cup cars are always amazing and they come in white so I went with white for the cage color.

noTe 03-19-2013 06:52 AM

JDM front grill installed

Painted RS sideskirts and P1 fog light covers as future brake ducts

New daily driver, 2004 WRX Wagon. I added a stereo, tint, supertones, new all season tires, and a tune. Good to drive to work and runs 13.6 in the quarter mile.... with a roof rack. Here is the member journal for it - 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon

WRX Engine swap time. Finally time to bring the power. Removing the 2.2 motor, big thanks to my friends for helping that day!

noTe 03-19-2013 06:53 AM

Purchased a Invidia V2 downpipe and DeatschWerks DW300 series fuel pump

Removing the bulkhead wiring to be sent to Keener (iWire). This was a big pain in the ass because the cage blocked the dash bar from being removed. As a result, it had to be cut. Don't worry, it'll be re-welded and installed back but it'll eventually be replaced by a bar built into the cage a-pillars.

L wiring on the left, WRX wiring on the right. 62 pounds according to the USPS. Off it goes to iWire

WRX motor is in! Kinda just set the intercooler on top for the photo, haha.

Currently waiting for the wiring from iWire and a few misc parts to finish the swap. After the swap is completed, suspension time!

noTe 03-19-2013 06:54 AM


Joshua 03-19-2013 06:57 AM

Looking good! Welcome back :)

noTe 03-19-2013 06:57 AM

Thanks :)

BRZCory 03-19-2013 07:03 AM

Wait, noTe is back?!! Aren't you the one who had the SRT4?

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