Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community banner
1 - 20 of 468 Posts

·
Registered
Bluebird
Joined
·
737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
1993 Impreza L Aegean Blue Metallic aka "Bluebird"
AWD/5-Spd.
86468




Summer: Sprint Harts w/ Bridgestone Potenza RE-71 205/50/15
Option: SSR Integral's w/ Toyo R1R 225/50/16
Option: Rays RS Zero STi option w/ Toyo R 215/45/17
Mid-Season: Advan RC II w/ Yokohama AVID Ascends 195/50/16
Winter: Advan RC's w/ Nokian Nordman 7 studded snow tires 175/65/15
Option: Speedline Preo-R w/ Bridgestone Blizzak 195/60/16

Winter Mode also includes PIAA 2500 solar yellow headlight bulbs and signals, & STi high-vis mudflaps, or option of PIAA GTX headlight bulbs.

Engine:
EJ1.8 with many miles (270+ and counting)
DEI wrap'd custom intake
HKS Mega Suction 'mushroom' intake
HKS Aux belts
HKS Hi-temp radiator cap
NGK plugs/wires
NGK coilpack
Cusco battery tie-down w/ Rally-Tech rods
Cusco radiator shroud
Agency Power light crank pulley (1 lb.)
Equal length headers w/ high flow cat
Custom flange to stock midpipe/muffler
Paranoid Fabrications urethane exhaust hangers
Cool decals

Suspension/Handling/Braking:
V4 STi struts w/ Eibachs
PST carbon fiber driveshaft
STi fhi carbon fiber front strut bar
Zero-Sports balljoint protectors
Tanabe xmember brace
Cusco rear outrigger braces
Alloy LCA's with Comfort Anti-Lift Kit
KB shifter bushings
KB trans mount bushings
KB rear outrigger bushings
Prothane'd lateral links
Prothane'd trailing arms
Cusco carbon fiber rear strut bar w/ trunk v-brace
STi Group N pitch stop w/ KB urethane inserts
21mm front swaybar w/ KB urethane bushings
Prova spherical front endlinks
17mm rear swaybar w/ KB urethane bushings
Heavy duty rear endlinks (unknown brand)
Lachute Master Cylinder brace
Drilled/slotted front rotors (unknown brand)
Stop Tech front pads
FHi Dual Piston rear calipers
Drilled/slotted rear rotors (unknown brand)
Project Mu rear pads
Stainless-Steel brake lines all around

Interior:
HKS Oil-Spill Pattern floor-mats
1995 WRC seats front/rear
STi pedal covers
STi carbon fiber 5-spd shift knob
JDM style carbon fiber oval rear-view mirror
JDM style carbon fiber door handle inserts
Beatrush by Laille Partition panel / blockoff plate
Custom Made x-brace
Custom Made x-brace to seat area bracing
LED dome bulb (so you can see when it's dark out.)
Pioneer head unit w/ Alpine speakers
Custom light-weighted metal parcel shelf
Gutted trunk w/ 3M weather tape for noise reduction
Gutted dash w/ paint matched components
No rear seats

Exterior:
V4 front bumper w/ JDM beam & cf cannards
Beatrush by Laille under and over panel's
New paint~Aegean Blue Metallic
Shaved moldings
Smoothed bumpers
WRC replica carbon fiber mirrors
'Tuned by STi' quick steering decal
V1/2 alloy hood
LED side markers
PIAA Bulbs everywhere
Clear fluted corners w/ led's
JDM purple led reverses
JDM tilt plates
Cool decals

Land of the free BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE...thanks goes to US for our take on badass GC8's...and also to the revival in popularity of razor sharp 90's Japanese tuning culture! 🗻 ⛩
 

·
Registered
Bluebird
Joined
·
737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)


"Not all viruses have to be lethal...the objective includes those that act as short-term and long-term incapacitating agents."
 

·
Registered
Bluebird
Joined
·
737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
Wish upon the Pleiades:



I predict that this programming will lead others to purchase Subaru's...

Headline:
"Man Buys Impreza, Immediately Wakes To Find Systemic Lies Perpetuated Through Generations"

:cool:
 

·
Registered
Bluebird
Joined
·
737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Thanks!

So far I have the following items for my next turbo build:

-Stromung dual tip axle back
-3" no name turbo mid pipe
-06 WRX tmic w/ ebay BOV
-02-07 silicone turbo inlet
-16 GXT turbo (I don't know anything about this style, as I'm used to IHI series turbos so if anyone can chime in about this thing I'd appreciate it.)
-RRFPR (not that I'll even need it)
-Lamco boost gauge? Not sure where tf it is tho
-Lamco clock gauge (I'm looking at you ChrisInABox...)

A buddy of mine has a 200k ish mileage ej205 block, so that's what I'll be using. I'm still in the preliminary planning stages of this, and considering every aspect of it.
 

·
Registered
Bluebird
Joined
·
737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Nothing really historic with this, changed the oil & had an alignment done. Alignment specs were pretty close to Front: -1, Rear: -.5 Toe: 0, and that's the last time I'll go to this shoddy alignment shop.

Also, spilled energy drink all over my passenger seat, and nearly had a conniption fit while cleaning it.
 

·
Registered
Bluebird
Joined
·
737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I checked out a potential parts car for this~v6 sti type ra, might be doing some degotiation when I get back from Nebraska.
 

·
Registered
Bluebird
Joined
·
737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
miss the gc chassis, needs more turbo tho
Yeah, agree. 250,000 miles is the magic number for the teardown.

I did drive my Type-RA wannabe today though, turbo was not missing in that as I passed everything.
 

·
Registered
Bluebird
Joined
·
737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·


After being held in captivity for far too long, the Bluebird has been released and is flying around lately.

Installed recently: v4 STi struts w/ eibachs, 17 mil rear sway, rugged mounts and urethane bushings, Audi A4 alloy endlinks, STi alloy lat links, and Speedline/Prodrive P7 wheels.

On a totally unrelated note, happy Mother's Day. Make sure you give your Moms a thanks for squeezing you out of her va jay jay and raising you up to be a GC nerd.
 

·
Registered
Bluebird
Joined
·
737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Figured this thread needed an update.

I started going through the old suspension components and refreshing with new this winter. Here are some of the pictures through it:







I realized that this Tanabe Sustec brace will actually fit under the Impreza fine,
and clears the exhaust I have on it (no need for turbo xmember), so I installed that too:





Next up I'll be ordering the transverse links for the alloy lca's, installing that stuff then an alignment this spring. I'm getting vanity antique plates for bluebird this year, and am considering different ideas. Most are taken, but V1-1993 is still available, so that may be the one.
 
1 - 20 of 468 Posts
Top