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Some of you may recognize my old 99 rbp rs that I use to have. I unfortunately sold it to upgrade to an 01 porsche 996 c2. I love the new car, but have missed having a subaru. I was searching for the perfect car for me for about 6 months now. I finally found something that I thought would be a good project for me. The car is a 1996 L GF8 that has a full 03 wrx swap and when I say full I mean full. This was a project that another local subaru enthusiat began to mod and had to seel due to having 2 other project cars. Here is the mod list the day U purchased the car.

So here is the mod list for what I am gonna call "WAY-GONE".
Engine/drivetrain:
2003 wrx motor, transmission, wiring harness (from headlight to taillight), ecu, drive axles, rear diff, subframe, gas tank, fuel lines, front crossmember, controll arms, hubs, etc etc

Cold air intake
Cobb catless downpipe
Cobb mid pipe
Gram Light 57 Dragon Axle Back Muffler
08' STI TMIC
Up-pipe
Tuned by KitoAutoSport in seattle
(havn't had a retune since adding the exhaust/downpipe, w/ just the up-pipe it put out 200hp/194 ft. lbs of tq. at the wheels on Kito's dyno) w/ the exhaust and a re-tune I should see another 10% gain or so.
04' Sti steering rack w/ whiteline steering rack bushings.
(this was by far my favorite mod, shortens the steering ratio)
Kartboy Short shifter
Kartboy exhaust hangers
Front and rear shifter mount bushings
whiteline transmission crossmember bushings
whiteline subframe outrigger bushings
turn in concepts rear diff bushings
Whiteline subframe lockdown bolts
GroupN Engine Mounts
GroupN Tranny mount
Streetlight flywheel
Exedy OEM replacement clutch only 3k miles ago!
Redline oil used in the tranny/rear diff.
Paranoid Fabrications grounding kit

(all bushings, tranny/diff fluids were done at the time of the swap)

Engine/drivetrain Plans:
VF39 turbo
FMIC
bigger injectors
Walbro fuel pump
tune

Suspension:
Camber bolts front and rear (set at -1.8 front, -1.2 rear)
Whiteline adjustable lateral links
wrx sedan front control arms
wrx sedan front and rear swaybars
Front endlinks
Kartboy rear endlinks
WRX wheels powdercoated black w/ summer tires
BC Racing coilovers BR series
jdm STi carbon fiber strut tower bar

Interior:
04' WRX black front seats
Full 03' wrx dash/center console conversion
WRX steering wheel
WRX ebrake
06' Black wrx carpet
00' RS sedan door cards
All windows switched to power windows (originally manual)
A/C Blows ice cold
OBDII port works fine and is in stock wrx location
Decent CD player w/ Ipod hookup

Brakes:
Full ABS swap from the 03' wrx hubs, ABS pump, ALL hard lines for the brakes, (wiring is original to the 03' so no splicing), sensors,
Stainless steel brake lines
06 wrx 4/2 pots
Racing Brake slotted front/rear rotors
??? brake pads
Motul brake fluid

Exterior:
JDM aluminum v6 hood (Saves a solid 20 lbs over stock)
98-01 headlights
98-01 grill
jdm lightweight bumper beam in the front
JDM taillights
JDM clear corners
RS front bumper
Clear blinkers
Clear side markers
STi fog light covers
jdm metal flat fuel door
RS side skirts
jdm sti wagon upper wing
jdm sti wagon mid wing
jdm sti ver 6 grill
jdm green twisted "i" badge
HT Autos P1 style front lip
jdm ver 6 rear bumper w/ spats
Bakemono WRC style mirrors

Exterior Parts needed:
99+ crystal headlights
22b hood vents
STi RA roof vent
jdm rain gaurds

Currently:



When purchased:





This is my old RS in its glory days.

 

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'14 BRZ SWP ltd
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Discussion Starter #2
Here is the parts I have waiting to be installed.

rs front bumper
jdm roof rails
jdm flat fuel door (metal)
jdm sti nardi (brand new)
 

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NICE. you picked up james's project i see. theres a lot of subie knowledge in that family haha.
 

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a lil update. picking up 2 new fenders after work today. just my luck they happen to be the exact same color as the car currently is so it won't look that funny.
 

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well a lil update:

got one of the new fenders on last night. i also found a set of '00 RS sedan door cards with leather. they cleaned up really nicely. tonight will be putting the passenger fender on and possibly the RS front bumper and hopefully my jdm roof rails will arrive today! more pics to come soon.
 

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
UPDATE:
New fenders, RS bumper are installed and tossed on a set of clear side markers and clear bumper lights on that I had lying around from the last car. The bumper was silver but I sanded the clear coat off for now. I also got lucky that the fenders I picked up do not have the molding. This means I will have a couple less holes to weld up when it comes time for paint. Gotta love the multi color paint scheme! JDM roof rails arrived today as well, but I didn't get around to installing them.




 

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Pretty productive weekend for the wagon. I got my 06' black wrx carpet, jdm metal flat fuel door and cable and latch, and STi fog light covers installed. Also might be picking up coilovers if the guy takes my offer, will get picking up some RS side skirts next weekend, and hopefully my gram light 57 dragon exhaust will show up this week.



 

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UPDATE:

RS side skirts installed

BC racing BR series coilovers ordered and should be installed this weekend
 

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'01 Aspen RS & 97 Toyo Tacoma
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nice seeing you back in a subi again...i remember seeing your old one for sale when i was looking for mine. the GF is coming along nicely!
 

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Hells yeah! I was sad to hear he was selling it but im glad to see it stay in the community, especially in the hands of someone that will take good care of it. :)
 

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Hells yeah! I was sad to hear he was selling it but im glad to see it stay in the community, especially in the hands of someone that will take good care of it. :)
James is also sad he sold it. He told me he has some serious sellers remorse, which is understandable because I also had it when i sold my RS.
 

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James is also sad he sold it. He told me he has some serious sellers remorse, which is understandable because I also had it when i sold my RS.
yeah, i'm seriously wondering how much ill miss my RS if i let it got sometime soon...which i have been considering all over again :run:
 
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