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The next phase for my car is a Aegean Blue 96 Impreza L Coupe. I have swapped shells over from my 95L getting ready for the carbon Aerosim kit(I couldn't bring myself to install the carbon kit on a salvaged title car).

Picture of the 1996 L coupe the day I bought it.


Current picture:



Current mods are:
Exterior:
Aerosim Research Full Carbon Fiber WRC Body Kit
-Molded Quarters and Side Skirts
-Rally Pin Jack Stand Bosses in The Rocker Panels
Newton Equipment Locking Aero Fuel Filler Cap
JDM Version 5/6 STi Aluminum Hood
Replica S5 WRC Hood Vents
Version 4 EDM Fluted Headlights with Beam Leveling Motors
JDM Light Weight Rear Bumper Beam
JDM Clear Corners with Amber LEDs
JDM STi Tail Lights
JDM STi Type RA Roof Vent
WRC Replica Roof Scoop - Primitive racing(trimmed shorter and contoured to the roof)
Hella Super Tone Horns
Bakemono Adjustable 22B Replica Spoiler
Bakemono S201 Carbon Fiber Aero Pocket Mirrors
Sparco Hood Pins
Sabelt Front Tow Strap (Red)
WRC Front Grille Subaru Stars Badge Holder
World Rally Blue Paint (Paint code 02C)
-PPG Primer
-Sherwin Williams Basecoat
-DuPont Imron Clearcoat

Interior:
99 RS Dash, Door Cards and all Black Trim Plastics
JDM Version 8 STi Gauge Cluster
EDM LHD Passenger Airbag Delete Pocket
USDM 05 STi Rear Seats
Genuine Recaro/Blimp SRD seats
06 WRX Black Carpet
22B Nardi Steering Wheel(with working auto canceling signals and working horn)
22B Stainless Door Sills
06 STi Pedal Box
08+ Legacy STi Pedal Set
STi Titanium Sphere Shift knob (6MT)
OEM Trunk Light (converted to LED)
04 STi Red Stitched Leather E-brake handle
STi Limited WRC Edition Blue Center Console (#425 of 2000)
02 WRX 6 Disc Changer Radio
-Converted to Red Back Light
-Jazzy Engineering AUX in module
Passenger Vinyl Sun Visor without Airbag Warning from 93 (Impreza L base)
2002 WRX Intermittent Wiper Stalk
Autopower Roll Bar
Sabelt 6 Point Harness

Engine:
JDM STi Version 8 EJ207 with working AVCS
Version 7 Spec C VF-34 Turbo (Larger P20 Exhaust housing swap from a VF-22)
05 USDM STi UEL Headers
APS Up-Pipe
ID1050x Top Feed injectors
Cobb 4 Bar Map Sensor
iWire Harness Merge #109
Tomioka Racing Timing Belt Guide
Gates Blue Timing Belt Kit.
Killer B Oil Pickup
MFactory Oil Cooler
MoCal Oil Cooler Thermostat
Mishimoto 1st Gen Legacy Turbo Aluminum Radiator
GReddy GC8 Radiator Shroud
Zero/Sports 1.3 BAR Radiator Cap
Custom Carbon Fiber Radiator Brackets
98 RS Metal Fan Shrouds(allows stock fans clear the Mishimoto, aftermarket slim fans suck!)
JDM In Fender Coolant Expansion Tank
07 WRX Fuel Tank
AEM 320LPH Fuel Pump (E85 Safe)
Prodrive 3-Port Boost Solenoid
Grimmspeed 3mm Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacers
K&N Typhoon Short Ram Intake
AP Racing Hard Turbo Inlet (too hard to find an APS)
TurboXS V2 3" Downpipe & Catless Test Pipe
TurboXS 3" Stealthback Midpipe
Prodrive Round Tip Axleback Exhaust (2.5")
Cusco Catch Can
Innovate Motorsports ECF-1 Ethanol Content Analyzer
Carberry ROM(Flexfuel)

Suspension:
Fuji Heavy Industries Aerospace Carbon Front Strut Tower Bar
02 WRX Rear Subframe
07 STi Front Subframe
07 STi Steering Rack
Unabomber's Sexy Rear End:
-Kartboy Rear Subframe Lock Bolts
-Kartboy Diff Outrigger bushings(race)
-Whiteline Rear Diff Bushings
05 STi Aluminum Lateral Links
05 STi Aluminum Front Control Arms
98 Forester ALK Housings
Ohlins Camber Plates
Ohlins Front Camber Plates
Ohlins DFV Coilovers
Eibach/Ohlins Spec 7kgf/mm Front Springs
Eibach/Ohlins Spec 5kgf/mm Rear Springs
Whiteline 27mm Adj. Front Sway Bar (Adjusted to 29mm)
Whiteline 24mm Adj. Rear Sway Bar (Adjusted to 22mm)
Whiteline Caster Adding ALK Bushings
Whiteline Roll Center Adjustment Kit (RCA)
Turn in Concepts Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Powerflex Front Trailing arm Bushings
Powerflex Lateral Link Bushings
Perrin Spherical Bearing Front Endlinks F&R
Superpro Front Control Arm Front Bushings
Alignment Specs:
-3.2 Degrees Front Camber
+6.5 Degrees Caster
-2.4 Degrees Rear Camber
0 Toe all around

Wheels & Tires:
Enkei RC-T4 18x9.5 +30 (Painted Gold)
-20.5 LBS
Enkei 75mm to 56.1mm Hubcentric Rings
Falken Azeni RT615K+ in 275/35/18
ARP Extended Studs
Muteki Open Ended Lugs - Matte Black

Brakes
05 STi 1 1/16th inch Master Cylinder
95 Impreza L Single Stage Brake Booster
Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace
01 RS ABS System
"Prodrive" BBK
  • Porsche Cayenne S 6 Pot Brembo Calipers (Machined & custom adapter bracket to fit Subaru Knuckle)
  • Mercedes Benz GL450 Powerslot Rotors (350mm x 32mm)
06 STi Rear Brembos
Speed Bleeder Screws x8
Goodridge SS Brake Lines F&R
Hawk DTC-60 Pads

Drive Train:
JDM Version 8 STi DCCD 6MT
Exedy OEM Replacement Clutch Kit
Carbonetic Lightweight Flywheel
JDM Version 8 STi R-180 Rear Diff
06 STi Drive Shaft
06 STi 5x114.3 hubs
05 STi Axles
DCCDPro Deluxe DCCD Controller(manual/Auto mode with STi switches and STi Cluster interface)
Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)



Track Times:

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Streets of Willow CCW:

7/20/15 1:49.3 (W)
2/2/19 1.49.9 (W)

Streets of Willow CW:
9/21/19 1:28.93

Big Willow CW:

3/24/13 1:50.0





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Buttonwillow 13CW:

4/07/18 2:20.0
4/22/19 2:14.2
10/12/19 2:05.8




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Chuckwalla Raceway CW:

3/17/19 2:21.5
5/25/19 2:21.3



Auto Club Speedway:

11/10/19 1:59.5
 

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Nice progress. The grille is a v6 replica so if you want a legit jdm one you're looking at $200+
 

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
WEIGHT REDUCTION LIST

Current Weight: 2963 lbs
Current goal is: 2720 lbs

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Parts Removed:

Trunk Area:
  • Spare Tire, Jack, & Floor Cover
  • Trunk Springs
  • Spare Tire Rubber Pads
  • All Sound deadening
Interior:
  • All Sound Deadening and Fire Wall Blanket.
  • Radio
  • Rear Speakers
  • Front Door Speakers
  • Power Mirror Switch
  • GloveBox Steel Plate
  • Drivers Kickpanel Steel Plate
  • Steel Rear Seatback Support Bar
  • Rear Seat Belts and Buckles
  • Steel Bar Under Rear Seat
  • Steel Cubes Bolted in B Pillar Rocker
  • Trunk Release Cable
Under Car Rear:
  • Steel Driveshaft Protector Plate
  • Rear bumper beam bolts (1 per side holding JDM Beam now)
  • Steel E-brake cable guides
  • Steel Rear ABS Sensor Cord Guide Brackets
  • Rear Tow Hook(LH Side)
  • Rear Recovery Bracket(RH Side)
  • Axleback Exhaust Heat Shield
  • Steel Charcoal Canister Bracket(Held by 2 Zip ties)
  • Plastic Gas Tank Shields
Engine bay:
  • Washer Tank
  • RH A/C Fan + Shroud
  • Alternator Cover
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Carbon Fiber Replacement Parts:
  • Radio Delete Panel
  • Mirror Switch Delete Panel
  • Fuel Tank Access Panels
  • Radiator Stay Brackets
  • ECU Cover Plate(Sandwich panel)
  • TMIC Splitter/Airduct
 

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
Nice progress. The grille is a v6 replica so if you want a legit jdm one you're looking at $200+
Yeah, I think I may just go with the RS grill, I think I may like it better than the JDM one.

installed JDM tails and here is a pic of the version 6 front bumper



 

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
I just cleaned out my garage today so I will have a work space.

I plan on starting with the rear end. I'll be swapping in a STi gas tank, adding a WRX sub-frame, r180, 06 sti rear hubs & axles, 05 Gold BBS, GD whiteline G4 coils(5x114.3 fitment), bakemono gc rear camber plates, and rear brembos painted silver. I also have a set of RS side skirts I would like to install. I have an extra set if somebody wants to buy em.




I have a set of 05+ Aluminum Lateral links off an STi that I have been trying to sell but I may just use em instead(I also have a steel set off an 02 WRX). Are the STi Lateral links that much better?(I know they give a bit more track width)

I'm waiting on an adapter to make the the bakemono camber plates work with the G4 coils.

Thanks to Turn In Concepts for figuring out what I need to mount the GC camber plates to the GD Group 4's.
 

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Well I did some work on the L the past couple days so I'll make an update here on what I have done.

On thursday I dropped the whole rear subframe and gas take to make way for the AWD rear end and STi gas tank.












Also some goodies from Turn in Concepts came in, so now I can mount my rear camber plates to my whiteline G4s



Tonight I was able to get my GD pedal box installed to get ready for the 6MT that will be going in soon(I cant stand autos!)


Every subaru needs a rally pig somewhere:





And on a side note this guy decided to pay me a visit tonight while I was working, I dont know what it is but its a big SOB.
 

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This is looking good, can't wait to see the finished product.
Me too! LOL!

I'm gonna see if I can get The STi fuel tank in tomorrow(with a walbro 255 lph pump) I'll see I I have the hardware I need to install the AWD rear end. I will have to look through all my parts for the rear diff outrigger mounting plates.
 

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hey rock on with the 95 L man! i have the sedan version and hope to mod it soon but i cant wait to see what you're doing to this beast. i like that idea of the 6-speed, thats what i was thinking of doing as well. good luck, ill keep checking back to see the progress.

oh and where did you find the rally pig sticker? thats sweet! lol
 

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Nice plans, looks like you'll have it in full beast mode pretty quickly. Did you have to mod the pedal box holes to mount to the dash frame? Mine didn't line up exactly and I had to enlarge the holes some to allow it to line up after tightening the booster bolts. Just asking because I never hear anyone mention modding anything, its like everyone else's just bolts in. :lol:
 

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Nice plans, looks like you'll have it in full beast mode pretty quickly. Did you have to mod the pedal box holes to mount to the dash frame? Mine didn't line up exactly and I had to enlarge the holes some to allow it to line up after tightening the booster bolts. Just asking because I never hear anyone mention modding anything, its like everyone else's just bolts in. :lol:
Mine didn't just bolt up. I had to cut off the bracket above the clutch and slot the upper holes to get it to bolt up. I have heard its supposed to bolt right up but mine didnt...

nice build so far.
it kinda looks like the gas pedal is too close to the floor does it clear?
Yeah its fine, it still goes WOT. The carpet isn't in 100% right.
 

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I have been working on getting the STi fuel tank installed(with a walbro 255 pump). My latest road block was the L fuel hardlines don't use quick connects and the STI does. I had two options, run injector hose from the pump outlet(removing the plastic quick connect, and slipping the injector line on the pump outlet that has no barb and clamp it real good, not ideal) to the L hard line or install the RS hardline I have that has a quick connect.

I went with option two, and removing the L hardline and installing the RS hardline, its a PITA!
 

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Have done some more work on the L today and decided to give an update. Today I got the hardware I needed to install most of the rear end. The r180 is snug in its new home.





Also got one hub/spindle installed so I decided to test fit one of the goldies

 
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