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Well fellas this is my on going project.the car is pretty much done. I will be posting every day until the pictures cough up with the condition of the car. So enjoy it.
it all started when my JDM STI forester snap a Kelford cam in half. But that’s a story for another day.
Interested? Well let me start by introducing myself. I’m originally from Dominican Republic and after migrating the a US territory I was able to join the US army. After couple of deployments to combat zones I got station in Germany and decided I needed some stability and rest. So I decided to get out of the military and stay in Germany working for the army as a DOD employee. So my project car is a base model EU spec 95 Impreza, it came with a 1.6 boxer with a rocking 90hp engine, 5 speed.
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first picture it shows the only wheels I had available at the time that fit this thing. 18” LOL

The first thing I did was do a 6-speed swap since I had a complete drivetrain from my old STI FOZZY, it’s a non DDCD 6-speed 3.9. Complete with brembos, suspension, hubs and all and a cheap set of IST coil overs.
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So since I did the 6-speed swap with all the STI suspensión now the wheels stick out of the body and that’s kind of ilegal here in Germany. I bought a set of ABW fender flares and I did a quick mock up.
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it seems that I will have plenty of room to work with as soon as get rid of this cheap XXr wheels for some good 17’s.
 

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Nice! And nice to see you here with this nice GC8! What is the plan with the car? Turbo it? The Fozz Block with new heads?
 

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Nice! And nice to see you here with this nice GC8! What is the plan with the car? Turbo it? The Fozz Block with new heads?
Actually the cars is pretty much done, i'm just doing the journal to have everything on the page. I end up doing a build closed deck 2.0 with US WRX manifold, wiring and accessories to run the Coob Access port
 

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Ah great! Please do more pics :D I had a pretty rusty gc8--> sold the shell and bought another gc8 NA, swaped the whole turbo stuff in the rustfree lhd shell...all with TÜV what a pita
I run a ecu with eculabs software...
 

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Ah great! Please do more pics :D I had a pretty rusty gc8--> sold the shell and bought another gc8 NA, swaped the whole turbo stuff in the rustfree lhd shell...all with TÜV what a pita
I run a ecu with eculabs software...
Ah great! Please do more pics :D I had a pretty rusty gc8--> sold the shell and bought another gc8 NA, swaped the whole turbo stuff in the rustfree lhd shell...all with TÜV what a pita
I run a ecu with eculabs software...
Nice, I had to deal with a bunch of rust on the rockers and 1/4 panels. I will be postings pictures everyday util i get cough up to where the car is right now.
 

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JDM doors = lighter??? I've not heard of this, can you determine where the extra weight comes from on your stock doors? Did you go from power to crank windows?
 

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JDM doors = lighter??? I've not heard of this, can you determine where the extra weight comes from on your stock doors? Did you go from power to crank windows?
JDM doors have no impact beams inside of them. They are significantly lighter than the ones that came on the car.
 

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Oh I see, thanks for the response. I was contemplating getting a second set of doors and gutting them. Now I know where to start!
 

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Luckily I have this build closed deck out of a UK spec. I added a de-cat up pipe, STI blue injectors, VF39, gates racing timing belt kit along other goodies left over from the STI Fozzy.

change thecrank sprocket and the cam gears from the 205 along with the manifold and all accessories.
Clean up the turbo front subframe and install the GD steering rack, tie rods and steering rack bushing and set it aside for when the car is ready to do the swap.
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Car's coming along quickly - nice work! What caused all that discoloration around the water pump outlet? You selling the Momo steering wheel out of the wagon by any chance?
 
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