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Hows it going RS25! Here is my first Subaru. 2003 BRP 2.5RS sedan 180k odo.

My plan with my 03RS is to build it for style (body mods, interior bling, etc) My plan with my 05RS is to build a straight track beast out of it (JDM 20K motor, dog box, caged, stripped, braced)

I'm keeping this journal strictly 03 BRP RS and made a separate build thread for 20K

I bought my 03 end of 2011. Since then I have done quite a bit of work to it, including rebuilding the entire longblock)

Just off the top of my head!:
Mods:
Engine:
AEM CAI

Interior:
Pioneer D3 (bluetooth, NAV)
Carbon 3M dash add ons
5 multi LED glowshift gauges (A pillar and gauge pod)
Razo pedals


Exterior:
OEM 06 STI wing with 2 perrin stiffies
AFTMKT rear roof vane. what a PITA!
JDM rear spats
OEM rear diffuser carbon wrapped
OEM side skirts w/ F/R spats
V2 front lip
STI scoop
5% rear 3, 20% front 2
full LED bulbs in tinted rear 04 tails

Brakes:
OEM red 4/2 pots

Steering/Suspension:
BC BRs coilovers
Whiteline: steering rack, + shift kit, RSB, ALK, Bump steer
Kartboy:F/R shifter bushings
replaced OEM linkage bushings
18x9.5 et +38 w/ 5mm Rota Grids

How she sits now:





And project RS20K




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Are those retrofit headlights or ebay specials? Oh, and my car wants to be like yours when it grows up...
 

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I love the bugeye build. Just recently I picked up my first Subaru. A 2003 Impreza outback sport which had some header and exhaust work already done. I plan on focusing on a smooth ride, any suspension suggestions?
 

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Nice looking bugeye!
Thanks bud!

Are those retrofit headlights or ebay specials? Oh, and my car wants to be like yours when it grows up...
ebay angel eyes in OEM housing. Some reflectors painted black. Paid $100 for projectors and $40 for clear lens

I love the bugeye build. Just recently I picked up my first Subaru. A 2003 Impreza outback sport which had some header and exhaust work already done. I plan on focusing on a smooth ride, any suspension suggestions?
Nice! Congrats on the purchase! Smooth ride in what aspect? Smooth rolling ride or smooth mobbin ride? I put $$$ into suspension and handling. BC BR coils, cusco 20/22mm F/R sways, 18x9.5 black grids, Goodyear Eagle GT, whiteline: steering rack bushing, bump steer, ALK, Perrin: F/R shifter bushings, + shift kit. All this dialed in makes for a hot knife through butter in the hill runs. when people ask what subaru they should buy as their first, i always tell them an NA as it still has AWD and boxer. still loads of fun!
 

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Cleaned and reset coils. Tried out Miros as well :) Ordering Karlton fender flares to help with the rub :D




 

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hey guys! been awhile but a lot has happened since i last posted! biggest thing is hawkeye conversion! :D
also starting to design my diffuser for my quad tips :)







 

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starting off with stock VF25/27 P/S respectively then building up from there. i may run either a 257 bottom end or 22 fully closed bottom end. but i would need to keep 205 heads to run as smooth as possible with 206 ECU
 

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starting off with stock VF25/27 P/S respectively then building up from there. i may run either a 257 bottom end or 22 fully closed bottom end. but i would need to keep 205 heads to run as smooth as possible with 206 ECU
Ah OK you're doing a hybrid build, Yeah the extra torque from the 257 would be nice to have and a high boost bulletproof 22 would be crazy fun too. Just make sure you get the heads machined to match the block.
 

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Swapped back to grids. Miros are boxed up and ready to ship! trading my wheels, spacers, tires, ext lug nuts for EJ206 ECU, wiring, turbos, UPs, DPs, TMIC!

 
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