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  1. Members' Journals
    June 25, 2021 Purchased my Brighton Coupe Goal: Get the car fixed up enough to use as a daily driver, new interior and clean up exterior. Then WRX or STI swap it. Total Running Cost: 1997 Impreza GC8 (Clean Title) - $1500 New Catalytic Converters - $198 Invidia N1 Catback Exhaust - $529...
  2. Members' Journals
    Hello RS25 Family, I have been lurking for a while and snatched up a dream car for me So today I spent an hour or show going over the car to see what I need to do to restore this baby to fighting form. The source is to restore and improve any parts that need to be replaced. I want to use this...
  3. Transmission & Drivetrain
    I had a 5MT swap done recently to my forester 2000 JDM S/tb equivalent to V5/6 GC8 ej20 . Been trying to get the vehicle speed sensor to work without any luck. Current transmission is from a GC8 v4 5MT with the old VSS 2 pin output, i've tried linking the VSS signal pin directly into the ECU and...
  4. Want to Buy / Want to Trade
    Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a gc8. Price: open Ideally located <= 7 hours from winchester Virginia 22603. Or at least meet me within that distance. I am open to shipping a car if your open to negotiating the cost. ( for reference I recently shipped my cars from CA to VA and It averaged 1800...
  5. Exterior, Detailing, & Body Work
    Hey! I've installed some fiberglass 22b widebody fenders on my gf8. I'm having the issue that the fender liners no longer fit. And I've read that you can't really get any ready made. So you have to make them yourself... I don't really know where to start. Some people said they were going to make...
  6. Swaps/conversions
    Hello, I am in the process of purchasing everything I need for the auto to manual conversion. Currently I have: Master/Slave cylinder Clutch (Fly wheel, Pressure Plate, Clutch disk) 5MT driveline Manual ECU and harness MT Crossmember Driveline cover (the safety component, don’t know if it’s...
  7. General Subaru Discussion
    Hi, so I want to turbo a ej22 for the first time. The car I have is a manual 99 Impreza L. I found a 97 auto ej22 off of and Impreza and if I buy the engine my plans with it are to put wrx heads, manifold, exhaust, turbo, crossmember, etc. So my question is, what will I have to do to make the...
  8. Troubleshooting
    So I drive a jdm 98 STI Type-R V-Limited, and whenever I have the car in max RWD (75 rear/25 front), the car drives fine no issues. The closer I put it to 50/50 the more issues I have with: 1. The transmission whines a lot when putting the clutch in and when downshifting without pressing the gas...
  9. Want to Buy / Want to Trade
    If anyone has any single port headers and can ship or is around NorCal, please pm me !
  10. Cars For Sale
    Looking to sell my 2001 2.5 RS as a package. Engine failed earlier this year ( I believe it spun a bearing and failed rod ). Car is rough around the edges. NEEDS ENGINE Project Car 2001 2.5 RS Rallycross (almost) ready car. Engine failed in January while I was driving on I-440. Engine did not...
  11. Swaps/conversions
    So I have been looking through the forums the last couple nights and can not seem to find any answers, so I am hoping some one can help. I got a jdm rhd GF8F5ED front clip and have swapped over almost everything into my impreza wagon. Basically everything is done mechanically but i am confused...
  12. Suspension, Brakes, Rims & Tires
    I know that GD sedan sway bars do not fit because the sway bar is wider than than the GC sway bar. BUT!!! If my theory is correct, the GC8/GF8 chassis is the same WIDTH as the GD wagon. Im looking to upgrade my swaybars but its hard to find parts for a 96 OBS.
  13. Swaps/conversions
    My father-in-law passed away and I got his 97 legacy, it's motor was blown so I ordered a GC8 from jdm, what all will I need to make the conversion?
  14. Swaps/conversions
    I've got a MY98 RS Coupe and a 2003 WRX with a good ECU, harness, and transmission. Finding a motor's been the very hard part, as in my area (NW Montana), I've had little to no luck within a reasonable radius finding an engine. I've considered going the JDM route, although all of the different...
  15. Swaps/conversions
    Hey lads, I'm swapping my blown ej205 for a ej207 in my 2000 gc8. The plan is short block from Japan, and refurbish my heads. so my question is, is there anything different about the sti heads? Worth looking into getting a set to have more a complete package or are my ones fine? ps my old engine...
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