Soon after getting my driver's license I started looking for my first reliable car. After looking at different cars, I kept on noticing subaru's around where I live so I started researching about them. Well, after settling on getting a impreza wagon the search began. One day I was looking through the Wheels and Deals (I think?) and came across a 1996 green 5 spd 2.2 impreza wagon
for around $4,000 so I was like, we gotta go take a look at it!! I drove about 30 minutes west of where I live, I live in Coeur D A'lene, ID and the car was in Spokane, WA so took a test drive and knew this car was for me
After working with my local bank I was able to get a loan for $3900 then I had to come up with the other $250 or so to cover the rest. The car had about 121,000 miles on it when I brought her home in March of 2004
So, here is my 96 green impreza wagon:
Photo's from 2006 I believe.
It came with the stock 14's which were really light and factory roof racks.
Wanted to start a thread for my wagon. Will be updating soon
with more photo's and mods!
, new kyb Gr2 struts with the same stock springs...
Replaced clutch with another stock one
, switched out the stock rubber brake hoses to some nice stainless steel ones with the clear coating. Definitely helped the brake pedal feel
, replaced stock axleback with a stock wrx axleback (painted with black high temperature paint)
, replaced stock wheels and tires with Enkei 17"gunmetal(polish lip) RSV's and 215/45R17 Maxxis MA V1 all season tires (awesome in the rain)
, switched from using Quaker State 10w30 -> Shell Rotella T6 5w40 (great oil)
?, purchased rs gold 5 spokes from someone on Nasioc
, replaced stock rotors and calipers with wrx calipers front and rear with rs rotors upfront, H-6 rear rotors and StopTech Street Performance pads (very nice pads) and fluid of course...lol!
, picked up a set of (4) winter i-pike studded tires in 205/50R16
, my friend Dan gave me his single port borla header as a wedding present, sounds awesome!! Update coming on the header!
June 11, 2011
, picked up a sti titanium 5 spd shift knob from a local on nasioc, love it so far!!
June 13, 2011
, bought (4) new Maxxis MA V1 215/45R17 tires. Toe somehow got out of place on passenger rear and on my last trip wore the tire down evenly but low enough to need a new one for safety reasons, so had to get 4 and will use the other 3 as spares
June 18, 2011
, picked up some stock sway bars from a local guy who upgraded the bars on his 04 wrx wagon.
June 19, 2011
, replaced the stock 13 mm rear sway with the larger 17 mm wrx wagon sway and I could tell a little bit of difference
June 28, 2001
, just bought new ebay blacked out head lights + corners, then a new black RS grille, then a new black subaru stock badge, then blacked out side marker lights.
July 4, 2011
, just bought a jdm green "i" badge for the new black rs grille I just purchased.
July 23, 2011
, took the header off and sanded it down then painted it with the vht flat black high temperature header paint and it turned out great!!
August 20, 2011
, replaced the stock rear lateral link bushings with brand new Whiteline bushings. Had to fabricate some stuff in order to press the bushings in the lateral links but they went in finally!!
August 25, 2011
, picked up a 99 legacy ej25D short block from a local guy for $50! Hopefully going to do a 2.5/2.2 hybrid set up sometime in the future using the 2.2 heads from the 2.2 in my car.
September 14, 2001
, replaced the driver's side rear bearing along with the seals. Nice and tight now and no noise..lol!
That is it for now