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Sorry if I make a mess of this, I've never posted more than classified ads on here before.

for the past several months I've been looking for an RSTI coupe. Most of what I found was either on the opposite coast or out of my price range. I really didn't want a wrx swap so I figured I'd just build my own RSTI, Because I'm delusional about my mechanical skill. I was surfing Craigslist looking for swap candidate when I found an ad for a ''Custom Subaru 2000 2.5rs". It had a pretty decent list of mods, and had a tempting price. Naturally I did the most logical thing and offered 1000 less than priced. amazingly he accepted and I set up a time to meet and check it out. I was a little torn about the car, on one hand it's a good deal, on the other it's not a coupe and it needed head gaskets. I drove about 2 hours up to see it and as soon as I saw the rear wing I was sold. The crazy long list of mods was just Icing on the cake.

it started life as a 2000 2.5rs and was soon transformed into a show car to advertise for an auto shop. That was probably about 13 years ago. the exterior has seen better days but it has pretty decent guts.


Engine
rallispec block
polished heads
precision 5858 turbo
custom up/down pipes
Borla unequal header
Greddy airinx intake
Greddy front mount
Nology spark plug wires
RC 720cc injectors
steel braided fuel lines
fuel pressure regulator
Greddy profec-b boost controller
Greddy type-s BOV
link plus ecu (old g2 model)
unorthodox pulleys
Greddy catch can
Samco radiator hoses
Koyorad radiator
Tial 35mm wastegate
coolant catch can

drive train
STI 6-spead
r180 rear
STI axles
Fidanza lightweight flywheel
ACT stage 3 six puck clutch

brakes
Rotora front brakes
sti rear brakes
steel braided lines

suspension
JIC magic flt-a2 coilovers
22mm rear sway bar
Cusco rear strut tower brace
Cusco front strut tower brace
Cusco rear lower arm bar
Perrin rear end links
Whiteline front end links
Whiteline anti-lift kit

exterior
Ver.4 front end conversion
Syms rear bumper
Vis side skirts
Ver.5 rear wing
22b vents
Ganador mirrors
JDM tail lights
O.Z. Prodrive p1 rims

interior
Momo speed 2 seats
STI shift knob
Momo handbrake
STI pedals
Ver. 5 steering wheel
custom upholstered rear seats
custom carpet
Boost gauge
Pyrometer gauge
volt meter gauge
oil pressure gauge
wide band air/fuel gauge
Viper security system that hates me

audio
Look through an alpine catalog and randomly point at something. It's probably in the car. soon to be removed.

I'm not sure what my plans for the car are but I wanted to share it with you guys.
 

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I forgot to mention the custom fenders. The auto shop that built the car custom made those. I'd love to know if anyone has seen a pair like it, or are interested in buying/trading them.
 

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currently I've got the front end pretty much in pieces for repairs. I think i want to replace the bumper, anyone relatively close got one?
 

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i bought my car with one of those aftermarket alarm systems. That thing was the spawn of satan. Car's exterior looks gross, but it seems like you are well on your way to addressing that. cant wait to see where this goes.
 

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I have little hope of finding all of the exterior parts I need in the right color so pretty soon it will look even more Frankensteined. I feel like most of the exterior is a look into the mind of a crazed lunatic with a hefty wallet. oh yeah, If the looks of the car don't catch your attention the screamer pipe will.
 

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I'm in the process of replacing the head gaskets and seeing if anything else is wrong. I pulled off the external wastegate because the previous owner said it wasn't opening. Nothing seems to be wrong with it, although it was installed in a less than Ideal spot(only place it would fit). My best guess is that they were running too much boost(30lbs!) I tuned it down to 18, so we'll see. I think the wastegate wasn't opening because the turbo wasn't spooling all the way, and they tuned it to only open after 80% boost.

IMG_20170221_165130311.jpg - Google Drive
 

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glad to finally see more pics and info of this build. I think I came across the previous owner on Facebook but he didn't post much of it. Seems like you got a long list of goodies!

FYI, i have to announce it. if you EVER sell the hood, keep me first in mind ive been hunting for trial parts for years.
 

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the hood IS for sale. I have it posted in the classified section with some other stuff.

I feel like I got a good deal on the car, but I can't help but feel a little unsure. I think that if I post the amount I paid someone will say "dude, I could have built that for like 3k, lol".
 

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I haven't had the chance to drive it yet. I bought it with what was believed to be bad headgaskets. I've been pricing bare blocks, and they aren't too spendy, but now I have to do WAYYYYY more work than I had anticipated. sigh, I wonder what it's like to do things the easy way and buy something that runs and drives.
 

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pretty sure u are running a 2.5 and are moving a lot faster than I am, but i will have a EJ207 shortblock up for sale eventually :p
 

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I think I found the block halves I'm going to buy. Would you still call it a rallispec block, or a former rallispec block? I'm only replacing the block halves, hopefully.

At least the heads will be easier to reinstall with the block out. I'm trying to fix the car asap so I can actually drive it rather than sitting in the driver's seat making noises(you know you've done it). I really appreciate the interest you guys have shown in the car, my friends and family aren't as "enthusiastic" about the creature. I'm toying with the idea of calling it "The Chimera". I'm open to suggestions.
 

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I've almost collected all the bits and pieces for a full rebuild, but the website I bought a majority of my stuff off of seams to have f***ed up my order and forgot to send my bearings. Sigh, at least I have more time for research now.
 

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Tuesday or Wednesday we begin surgery. I'm bursting at the seams to drive this thing.
 

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About to buy one of two front end conversions. would it be better to have a white front or different colored blue? which would look better? I think the blue is rbp.
 
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