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Old 10-11-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

Got my first 96L my senior year of high school and it has been quite a journey. Went through a JDM swap in my driveway with the help of my friend in 2006. Swaps were pretty rare then. I had never done much wrenching in my life before that. Did all the wiring myself.

Then really appreciated the safety of subaru when I lost control, hit a guardrail, knocked down some small trees, flew about 10' in the air and landed in a ditch, a few feet away from an electrical transformer. I had a few scratches here and there but walked out of the car myself and went to the hospital for check ups but nothing serious.

I love subaru's, have been in one since 2004 and I just bought my wife one. Scroll down to see my past projects...
Subaru #1:
2004-2006: 1996 Impreza L Coupe. Swapped EJ20G:


Build List and Pictures - Swapped L Coupe



Subaru #2: 2006-2008: 2000 2.5RS Sedan.


Build List and Pictures - 2.5RS Sedan



Subaru #3: 2005-2010:1997 Legacy 2.5GT:


Build List and Pictures - 97 2.5GT




Subaru #4: 2010-Current: 2008 Legacy 2.5i:


Build List and Pictures - 08 Legacy



06 WRX Front Lip Install
Detailed the Car for the First Time


Subaru #5: 2014-2015: 93 Swapped L Sedan


Build List and Pictures - 93 Swapped L Sedan




1. Cable to Hydraulic Parts Gathering
2. Cable to Hydraulic Research
3. Sold The L


Subaru #6: August 2015-Current: 2016 WRX Limited (Wife's Car)



1. Got Married and Boxerfest 2015


2. Mods (At 3 months old)- Tint, TurboXS Catback, MudFlaps, BBS Wheels..

Subaru #7: November 2015-Current: '96 Impreza Wagon (N/A Ej22)



I am still going subie strong for the last 11 years!

See the following posts of my other subaru's
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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My First L (2004-2006):
Before:


During:



Hanging out with Moss

Interior:
(My custom gauges that I put into the HVAC dials. I was working on trying to retro the newer style 97-01 single din HVAC controls into the car but never got around to it. Also in the pics, only the boost gauge is connected)



End:




Here are some pics during the build:





Wiring coming together:



Putting it all into the car after marking each. Merging it into the dash harness


Here are others:
Swap Pictures Photos by imprezin04 | Photobucket


I will add more later but here was the mod list:


Specs:
1996 Subaru Impreza L AWD -Hunter Green Coupe
Engine:
Jdm EJ20G wrx engine
Injen Intake filter
Silicone Red Radiator Hoses
USDM WRX turbo back

Exterior:
RS front bumper, fog lights, grille, headlights
VIS Painted Carbon fiber hood
Clear bumper and turning lights
Philips 6000k HIDS (headlights)
Brightstar 6000k HIDs (for the fog lights)
wrx front lip (currently not on the car yet)
RS sideskirts (currently not on the car yet)

Interior:
Momo Shift knob
JDM STI Momo Steering wheel
Alpine Headunit
Indiglo gauges
Autotechnica boost, air/fuel, oil pressure gauges (only boost was hooked up)
Viper 791VX alarm
Sti Door sills
RS Front and rear seats (currently not on the car yet)

Suspension:
Whiteline Front Sway bar and rear adj. sway bar
Whiteline Front and rear bushings
Whiteline front and rear endlinks
H&R lowering Springs

Brakes:
Jdm v3 STi Front and Rear brakes (currently not on the car yet)

Wheels:
Jdm wrx gunmetal 5-spoke wheels (not powdercoated RS wheels) with 205/50/16 yokohama es100 tires and
17" Rota Actions with 215/40/17 Toyo Proxes fz4's

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #3
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2000 2.5RS SRP (2006-2008)

My RS:
Before:

During:

DPS crew (AznSti and Haminator and Pirouz)


Test fitting chargespeed lip:

Interior:

End:

Very End:




Mod list (there's more, I will add later, this was in the beginning)

Exterior:
Clear corners
Clear bumper signals
v5/6 replica wing
Rockblocker red taillight film
Painted sideskirts
Front aeroguards
Wrx 3-piece front lip
6000k hi/lo hids
nokya yellow h3 fog light bulbs
16" jdm 5spokes w/205/55/16 hankook k106 tires
17" BG5 5spokes painted with duplicolor wheel paint, 215/45/17 bridgestone B5000si

Suspension:
Tanabe GF210 Springs
Whiteline Adjustable Rear lateral links
No-name RSB

Brakes:
DBA 4000 front rotors
Wrx front calipers
H6 rear conversion
Hawk HPS pads f/r
SS brake lines f/r

Engine:
Cold air intake
Borla headers
Sti tranny mounts
Sti engine mounts
Sti Muffler

Interior:
Alpine HU
MOMO subaru shift knob
Black suede/red stitch shift boot
MOMO Subaru v7 steering wheel
Boston Pro front components
Kartboy short shifter
JDM door cards

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #4
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My Old DD 1997 Legacy 2.5GT (2005-2010):
Before:

During:



End:




Exterior:

JDM Projector headlights
JDM Red/clear taillights
JDM LGT grille
JDM projector fogs (never installed)
5000k Hids

Wheels:
17” Hokuta JDM rims w/215/45/17 Toyo Extensa Tires

Suspension:
Intrax lowering springs

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #5
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2008 Legacy 2.5i (2010-Current)

Specs:
138K miles

Suspension:
Cusco Front Strut Tower
Bilstein HD Struts Spec B Bilstein Struts
Swift Springs - For Wagon Eibach Lowering Springs

Brakes:
Powerslot front Rotors

Wheels:
18" ST Tuning Wheels
18x8.75 XXR 527 Black Chromium 225/40/18 Tires
17 BBS RK Gold wheels 215/45/17


Exterior: (Yes, Im a ricer for now)
Tinted Film Rear Turn Signal
35% Tinted Windows
Oem 2.5GT Aluminum Hood
Spec B Muffler with Welded Chrome Tips
RBS Grille
OEM Fog light Kit with Hoen yellow bulbs 3000k Hids
5000K Hid Headlight Kit
Grimmspeed Front Plate Relocator
JDM Front Lip Polyurethane 06 WRX Front Lip
Mazda3 Sideskirt Extensions
Depo Front Headlights


Before:


During:




Now:






Adding the lip this weekend (The one thats attached with tape in one picture). And I still have my gold BBS' for winter use now

Sorry for the many pictures! But I am still going subie strong for the last 8 years!

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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Holy crap these are awesome builds! Congrats to you sir on having some gorgeous cars
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:47 AM   #7
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Thank you sir!

Yes, it has been quite the time...basically only got to enjoy each car for like 2.5 years average!

The L I had from 2004-2007
The RS I had from 2007-2009
The DD Legacy I had from probably 2006-2010
The current Legacy is 2010-Current

I want to build another GC soon, but once money comes, which might not be for a few more years. Nowadays swapped GC's are all over the place but most likely I would want to build another from the ground up.

Before, it was hard to get any info on the swap, wiring diagrams, etc. It was a big learning curve since information wasn't so abundant but now there's some really good info on here. Before, I had to resort to nasioc more for the swap info.

I wish I had taken a loan or something and fixed the L's transmission back in the day but I needed a car cause my dad was using the LGT at the time =/ so I traded it for the RS
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #8
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Probably going to Skyline Drive on Saturday the 20th with people from MAIC group and with a few of my friends.

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I will start updating this page now since I finally have a journal
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #9
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I got engaged!


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Old 01-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #10
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Anyone going to go to the Subaru master of the mountain at wisp next weekend?
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