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Howdy, folks!!!
Been lurking for a bit now and finally decided to start my own journal for my RS.

I picked her up from an old friend looking to get rid of her back in Sept 2020. He had gone through and did quite a bit of work, full respray to Satin White Pearl, engine rebuild, trans rebuild, lots of new parts, lots of new old stock, spare parts, old school parts, etc. While the car was gone through quite a bit, there were a few things that still needed to be addressed, some of which would make itself known as I was driving it 2 hours home from picking it up. :eek::LOL:

So here's what we have so far...

1999 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS

Engine:

Rebuilt EJ251 (done with OEM parts, done by 42 Autosports)
Borla header
Stromung cat-less mid-pipe
BPM Twist axel-back
ACT Streetlite Flywheel
Exedy Clutch
Exedy Pressure Plate
Grimmspeed Lightweight crank pulley (Not a fan, but hasn't caused any issues yet)

Trans:
Rebuilt 5 spd trans (done by AndrewTech)
Kartboy short shift lever
Kartboy front and rear stay bushings
Turn-In Concepts pivot bushings

Suspension, Brakes, Wheels:
Stock struts w/STi Pink springs (leaking)
Fortune Auto 500 coilovers w/ Swift Springs (need to install)
Whiteline 22mm Front Sway
Whiteline 22mm Rear Sway
Front Strut bar (Unnamed)
Cusco Rear Strut bar
02 WRX 2 pot front calipers
02 WRX 1 pot rear calipers
JDM STi 4 pot front calipers (currently being rebuilt/powdercoated)
JDM STi 2 pot rear calipers (currently being rebuilt/powdercoated)
17" 05 Legacy GT wheels
17x7 Panasport C5CR wheels (currently being refinished/for sale soon)
17x8 +35 Desmond Regamaster Marquis Promada wheels (pearl white/need refinishing)

Interior:
FR-S Front seat swap
Stitch Boots Stormtrooper shifter boot
STi delrin 5spd shift knob
Lamco (white faced) oil temp, oil pres, volt gauges

Exterior:
V5 STi Grill
V5 STi Fog light covers
JDM Rear bumper spats
JDM Tail lights
Clear side markers
Clear Corner turn signals
Clear Front turn signals
Custom Retrofitted Headlights

ICE:
Pioneer DMH-W4660NEX Headunit
Polk Audio 6.5" coaxial (doors)
Polk Audio 6.5 coaxial (rear shelf)
Skar Audio 12" SDR sub
Skar Audio RP 800.1 Amplifier

Here she is a couple of days after I brought her home





 

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Super nice looking coupe man! Would love to see what it looks like on those white TE37's on the bugeye....!
 

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Beautiful car! Looking forward to the Regamaster pics!
Thanks! Definitely can't wait to throw them on. But first they need to be sent out to be repaired and refinished. Old wheel problems. :LOL:

Super nice looking coupe man! Would love to see what it looks like on those white TE37's on the bugeye....!
I was curious too, but the specs are just too aggressive for the RS. They are 17x9 +35 with 245/40/17 tires. BTW, not TE's but Rota Grids. It's my daughter's bugeye.
 

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Love the JDM STi parts! 5 spokes are always a clean option to choose.
 

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Here are a few photos of the little restoration I did on the Lamco's.

How the were when I got them.
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Pulled apart
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Cleaned up and started repainting the needles
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After a couple of coats of paint
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New glass and put back together
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Ready to be installed!
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Transformation Thursday?
Picked up these old Subaru 4/2 pot calipers a while back and had a helluva time tearing them down. Pistons were completely frozen in the calipers, no amount of air from my compressor would move them. Finally got them tore down and sent them out to be refinished and powdercoated in Tiffany Blue and got the back yesterday. Still waiting on a few parts so I can reassemble the, but wanted to share how nice they turned out.
How they were when I got them
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How they look now
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That's an incredible difference! Should look great with your car color. I need to do mine.
 
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That's an incredible difference! Should look great with your car color. I need to do mine.
Right?! A friend of mine asked if I had originally dug them up off of the bottom of the ocean. :LOL: They were pretty bad. Internally, they are in great condition. New seals, pistons and most of the hardware will all be new.
 
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