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1993 Impreza L Aegean Blue Metallic aka "Bluebird"
AWD/5-Spd.



Summer: Rays Gram Lights 57C w/ Yokohama Advan's 205/55/16
Option: Sprint Harts w/ Potenza R-71 205/50/15
Winter: Advan RC's w/ Nokian Nordman 7 studded snow tires 175/65/15
Option: Speedline Preo-R w/ Nokian Nordman 5 195/55/16

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
Hi-Octane airbox
APEXi 'Power 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
JDM Alloy LCA's with Comfort ALK
KB shifter bushings
KB trans mount bushings
KB rear outrigger bushings
Urethane'd lateral links
Urethane'd trailing arms
eBay rear strut bar
Custom trunk x-brace
Group N pitch stop w/ urethane inserts
21mm front swaybar w/ urethane bushings
Prova spherical front endlinks
17mm rear swaybar w/ urethane bushings
Whiteline HD rear endlinks
Lachute MC brace
Drilled/slotted front rotors (unknown brand)
Stop Tech front pads

Interior:
JDM 1995 WRC seats front/rear
JDM STi pedal covers
JDM STi oem carbon fiber 5-spd shift knob
JDM style carbon fiber oval rear-view mirror
JDM style carbon fiber door handle inserts
LED dome bulb
Pioneer head unit w/ Alpine speakers
Gutted trunk

Exterior:
V4 front bumper w/ JDM beam
New paint~ABM
Shaved moldings
Smoothed bumpers
WRC replica carbon fiber mirrors
'Tuned by STi' quick steering decal
V1/2 alloy hood
LED side markers
PIAA/Michiba/Catz headlight bulb's
(depending on my mood/time of year/weather/ etc.)
Clear fluted corners w/ led's
JDM purple led reverses
RPG carbon fiber trunklid
JDM tilt plate
More cool decals

Land of the free BECAUSE OF the brave...
 

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

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I checked out a potential parts car for this~v6 sti type ra, might be doing some degotiation when I get back from Nebraska.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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