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i dont think this car will pas the smog requirement to even be legal in cali , i could be wrong
 

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i find it odd too that for an imported JDM GC8 it would have a USDM rear bumper.
 

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i find it odd too that for an imported JDM GC8 it would have a USDM rear bumper.
Not sure about SMOG for CA, all imported cars I see now have to pay extra to be legal in CA.

Rear bumper I think is same for the first version WRX as USDM subies came. I got it from RHD Specialties which imported direct from Japan. But there might be some other rear bumpers but this style is all I have seen on these.
 

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i find it odd too that for an imported JDM GC8 it would have a USDM rear bumper.

That is a standard V1/2 bumper. The smooth bumpers we call "JDM bumpers" weren't until the V3+

Lot's of people forget that the earlier GCs were very different from the later ones.
 

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i learned something new...new wrinkle in my brain updated.
thank you for the clarification.
 

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That is a standard V1/2 bumper. The smooth bumpers we call "JDM bumpers" weren't until the V3+

Lot's of people forget that the earlier GCs were very different from the later ones.
Appreciate that, I was about to post pictures of the other ones I found that had same bumper. Thanks for the information.
 

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I'll be moving back to the US in September and I am very interested in your car. I will talk to you then if it is still available. I am currently overseas and reluctantly sold my mint '95 STI Type RA to bring back a different vehicle. I need something else like this to get back in the GC8 world.
 

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car is still for sale, added new valve stem seals. group n sti motor mounts, new exedy oem clutch with resurfaced flywheel, new timing belt also, spark plug and valve cover seals with new spark plugs.
 
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