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New STI Exhaust, A great upgrade for cheap ($100) beats my cracked RS exhaust, onto bigger and better things!. :flame:



Triple threat photo shoot (from left to right) Subiefan98's, LifelessViets, Joecal77
Who needs a new car when you can drive a 90s-early 2000s classic. (Don't raise your hands all at once now) :cool:
 

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Nice car! I was wondering about your clear turn signals on the bumper, how's the fitment on them? I had a set before I think they were "depo" brand and it was very loose/wobbly after I mounted them.
 

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Thank you! They aren't loose but they do move around a bit. I'm not sure if they are depo brand or the JDM ones, but the clear corner lights and side markers are because I grabbed both of those off ebay Lol. Also Props to you for your clean white RS, very detailed maintenance records too, glad its working out better than the FC.
 

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Relaxing fall day. Also new Injen CAI installed this week, and finally picked up a mint RS front bumper (BRP too! =D).

 

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New bumper is on, with an ebay replica STI lip. One of the clips is broken on the bumper from previous owner, so ordered some quick release fasteners for it as well.

Next operations paint/rust repair, and tire balancing.

Tribute to Paul Walker, it's a sad day to see him go. Like millions of others, the Fast and Furious series started my interest in cars. Brian O'Conner was a great character, if it wasn't for him and the rest of the crew I would have a normal car, and a lot more money in my bank account (but sadly no fun).Thanks again Paul for some great films and changing the lives of car enthusiasts everywhere, May the skyline be as nice as your R34 from the 4th movie, Rest in Peace.

 

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After getting the spark plugs, fuel filter, and fuel pump replaced my car still won't turn over in the cold mornings. (-9 F). Battery and alternator are good and everything wants to turn on. I'll try throwing some premium gas in it again, definitely made for an easier winter start the last couple weeks.
 

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Interior update: $80 WRX seats.



Thanks to subyfan98, I purchased some lightly used seats. with under 60k miles on them.
 

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After getting the spark plugs, fuel filter, and fuel pump replaced my car still won't turn over in the cold mornings. (-9 F). Battery and alternator are good and everything wants to turn on. I'll try throwing some premium gas in it again, definitely made for an easier winter start the last couple weeks.
Did you ever get this sorted out? Coil pack maybe?

-Brian
 

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@eastbaysubaru: The problem got better as winter went on, I plan on getting my grounds checked for that car soon as well to help with electricity flow. Appreciate the concern thanks!

@ScoobyDC: I wish I had a 2.2L coupe lol your Impreza looks good, hope your build goes well. blue ridge pearl impreza's all day!
 

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@eastbaysubaru: The problem got better as winter went on, I plan on getting my grounds checked for that car soon as well to help with electricity flow. Appreciate the concern thanks!
No problem. Having just gone through some hesitation/stuttering issues myself, and seeing as you're another BRP GM6 owner, I'd like to lend what assistance I can. I replaced a few other things (plugs, plug wires, fuel filter, PCV valve, alternator) at the same time as the coil pack and I also cleaned up all of the factory grounds in the engine compartment. Car's running like a champ now. Good luck!

-Brian
 

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Awesome, glad to hear the cars running good. If the issue happens again I think PVC valve and coil pack would be a good idea to replace. Best of luck on your build as well!
 

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Late spring update

Have had a lot going on with school/work/life, but over the last month or two I was able to get some things taken care of.

-Tire re balance, alignment, 2 new serpentine belts, oil change and filter, complete E brake repair, right front blinker light, license plate light bulb, passing inspection sticker.

April 2014:



More plans as soon as I can afford them, keep on chugging RS25!
 

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General update.

Been having a lot of fun driving the car, especially with full working AC this summer. Had a loan denied last month, so things like paint and quarter rust have been pushed back again. (broke college kid problems) Front brakes have been done recently, still needs attention to the rear rotors, and a couple other small parts. It's currently sitting at 158.2k miles. Despite some small issues, it still handles great and keeps me going.

Midnight parking garage:

 

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I've been busy with work and school. Changed front brake calipers and rotors, bled brakes too also new fuel filter and new battery. I have drums in the back, ugh. Still saving for rims after that suspension. Love my subie though it looks crappy right now.
 
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