Nicole _ Another swap story
Most Current Photos;
Table of Contents:
History and old Images - Post 3
Noob swap Story.. Donor acquired and finally brainstorming - Post 38
Old lug pulled - Post 42
New heart transplanted - Post 110
First start since swap - Post 151
Feet back on the ground - Post 166
First test drive - Post 183
TEN years owned post - Post 400
Crusty quarters repaired! - Post 436-441
Full Length Swap Time Lapse;
Engine: 2004 WRX EJ205 _ iWire Merge #459(I think)
_Mileage on engine was 155,455 when swapped over with 189,923 on chassis
= Perrin SR Intake
= Perrin Inlet
= Mishimoto Intercooler Y Hose
= Grimmspeed Lightweight Crank Pulley - Needs Installed
= OEM headers/up
= Thermal Zero turbo blanket
= Invidia Catted Downpipe w/ Perrin blanket
= M2 Catless catback(COBB rep) with Kartboy XL hangers
= DeatschWerks DW200 Pump
= NGK BKR6EIX Plugs
= Grimmspeed EBCS
= COBB v3 Accessport _ IA Performance protune 19ish PSI (really squeezing the
= GrounN Motor Mounts
= RS Radiator, Fans, and Gutted Cap _ Likely will replace with a Koyo eventually
= In-Fender Coolant Overflow Tank
Drivetrain: Complete 04 WRX(5 speed/rear diff, hubs, axles, xmembers, and steering rack
= GroupN Trans Mounts
= L&E gc->gd Steering Adapter
= Short Throw Shifter
= Superpro Trans cradle bushings
= Superpro Steering Rack Bushings
= Whiteline Outrigger Bushings
= KYB struts / P1 springs
= New Group-n top hats
= Whiteline 24mm Front and Rear Sway Bars
= Whiteline HD RSB Mounts
= Kartboy Front and Rear Endlinks
= New bushings all around; Energy Suspension Front Shifter/Front LCA bushings, Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing, Superpro lateral link/trailing arm bushings
= Whiteline Anti Lift and Roll Center Kits
= GTspec Gacchiri Fender Supports
= Beatrush Diff Mount Bar
= GroupN Diff Bar
= Kartboy Pitch Stop
= Kartboy Rear Subframe Lockdown Bolts
= 02 wrx seats front and rear
= v6 Cluster with IAP kph->mph Converter Cord
= OEM navi pack
= mAd JDM Red Hazard switch y0!1!
= WRX Pedals on RS Pedal Box Bracket
= WRX Dead Pedal
= Momo Steering
= Blue STI Carpet
= AEM 2-in-1 AFR/Boost and Oil Pressure gauges in Ortiz Custom Gauge Pod Bezel
= Kenwood Double Din(ddx512) - bluetooth, hands free, navigation, and reverse cam.
= 6.5" Infinity Rear Speakers
= MRT mini induction scoop
= 22b drivers side vent
= Bakemono-Imports V6 sti replica lip
= Rear spats
= Fog covers
= JDM tails
= Ebay Black Housing Lights (headlights, corners, blinkers, and sidemarkers)
= Faded ass yellow film on fogs
= Hella supertones
= v6 Grill with GD series I badge
= Flat Fuel Door
= Fresh-er WRX calipers
= New Pads, Rotors, and Ebrakes all around _ Can't Remember the Brands.. Nothing Special, yet!
Planned for Phase 2 - Suspension/Brakes/Wheels
Planned for Phase 3 - Engine Rebuild
Planned for Phase 4 - Body/Paint Overhaul
I love WRB on the RS. She looks sexy and very clean bro. I was going to ask you about the induction scoop. I'm pretty sure they are sold across the pond. I would love to get one for my RS. Congrats on the ride man!
I've been hooked on subaru's since I was a grom riding around in my parents old Brat, and I think I'm getting worse. I started with a 99 obs, I drove it for about two years, and ended up throwing a bearing. Sold it to a friend's gp, who replaced the engine and sold it to another local(its weird seeing your old car driving around). After a couple months, and a hell of a search, we drove to Greensboro and picked up my beautiful wrb 02 wrx. It was the first nice car I've ever owned, and to tell you the truth the boost put the fear in me at first! Got in an accident, and insurance totalled it. I was bummed to say the least.. Insurance went buy nada value which was about 3k less than what I paid(I'll never do that again.) I was almost to the point of going back to the wonda honda club, but continued to strive for another wrx. When I went to look at a wrx wagon I could fit in my budget, this is what i saw when i pulled in the driveway(when i first pulled up they were both backed in staring me down, this was after the test drives)
Turns out the guy selling the wrx's dad was selling the rs as well. It was a toughie to choose between the two beauts, but on April 8th 2008 the decision was made and this was in my parent garage;
I was addicted to boost, and kind of salty having to go back n/a. After a couple seconds of looking at the rs, boost was the last thought on my mind :drunk: The coupe definitely my dream body style.
In the beginning:
RS with my old OBS;
Rattled canned the wheels gold, rally pig decal, and personalized plates;
V6 replica lip and ebay black housing lights;
OBX catback with paranoid hangers;
Geared for snowshoe, wv;
Old n/a engine setup:
= K&N cone filter and stock air box
= Lightweight crank pulley
= Top Speed borla replica headers
= Stromung track pipe
= OBX catback(with OBX resonator replaced with a nice magnaflow resonator)
= Yoshio tuned ECU (tuned for i/h/e and 91 octane) -Thanks again flameboi!
I like that hood mod. looks good!
I really like the feel on that 35mm shot. It would be framed a lot nicer without all the grass on the bottom though.
i like the look the old 35mm's have. its alot softer and reminds me of finding old family pictures of the cars past.
I fucking love those MRT vent scoops. I wish they weren't 6 billion dollars or I'd get one. Car looks great. Almost like a mirror, except I have a massive dent in my passy rear quarter.
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