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Hello all, I'm one of the few,the proud, an orginal owner:lol:. I bought her new in March of 2001 at Austin Subaru, she was one of two GC's left and only 11 miles on the clock. Dealer installed options were the center armrest, upgraded speakers w/subwoofer, and a cargo net. She stayed pretty stock for a good 5yrs with the exception of a pioneer cd player w/xm, clear corners, a pink I, and some Nittos.



The first and only time shes ever seen snow, she was finally a Subaru after that (Deep S.Texas Xmas 04)


During the first 4yrs I must admit that I tried to trade her in for a Blaze Yellow bugeye and later for a yellow EVO. At that time, any kind of aftermarket part for a GC was hard to come by and the new WRX's had parts galore and of course were faster (hence the temptation). But I decided I didn't want a car payment so soon and kept her.

So now she's been paid off for over a year when all of sudden there were these parts from Japan and something called JDM showing up on US shores. It was stuff I had seen only for Bugeyes and up so I had to get in on some this GC JDM action. Of course now my wallet started and still does hate me:lol:.
(Pictured with Cobb CAI and a Apex-i catback)


Now, fast forward a few more years, a few more parts and ish load of money, and we have just another STM coupe, enjoy. :D:eek::(

Car: 2001 Subaru Impreza RS 5spd
Current mileage: 84400

Engine/trans mods:
Cobb CAI
Rallitek sparkplug wires
Apex-I N1 exhaust
Stinger gell cell battery
JNorth85 Radiator Shroud
Kartboy short shifter w/f&r bushings

Suspension:
JDM CF Strut Bar
Tein Flex Coilovers w/EDFC
Bakemono Camber plates

Brakes:Stock

Wheels and Rubber:
O.Z. 17x7 Superleggras wrapped in Dunlop Direzzas 215/45/17
JDM Goldies 16x7 wrapped in Dunlop Direzzas 215/50/16 Sold.

Exterior:
Seibon CF OEM Hood
Ebay clear corner,turn, and sidemarkers
Rallispec style lightbar remade from polished aluminum
4x Hella 500's, each set controlled by one factory switch
One pair of Hella blue rock guards for bottom set.
6k HID headlight
LED corner,sidemaker, and LP lights
Painted to match side skirts
Debadged Subaru on trunk

Sub cat: JDM Ext Goodies:
Power Folding Mirrors
Pink I
STi Carbon fender badges
JDM Ver 5/6 Grille
Ver 5/6 fog covers
Bakemono Replica Ver 5/6 lip
F/R Areo Mudguards
Rear Spats
Ver 5/6 Rear Bumper
Ver 6 Spoiler
Ver 5/6 Tail lights
Rear Window w/wiper and tank
Flat Metal Fuel door w/ unlocking latch inside

Interior:
USDM STi Carpet
USDM STi Black floormats
USDM WRX Intermentent wiper stalk
USDM STi E-brake handle
Kartboy Delrin white knob
Led Map and Dome lights
Redline Goods custom center armrest cover,shift and e-brake boots
Custom Dash Pod to Hold a Double Din Headunit

Sub Cat: JDM Int Goodies:
Ver7 Steering wheel, modified with 02 WRX back plate for Cruise control paddle
STi silver peddle set with foot rest
STi coupe door sills
JDM Visors
JDM Hazard Switch
Ver 6 Limted Front Seats
Ver 5/6 Rear seat
JDM Road flare
Broadway Rearview Mirror

I.C.E.:
Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT
Pioneer XM Receiver GEX-P20XM
Stock Upgraded Speakers
JL Audio 8" sub enclosure
HKS CAMP 2

Waiting Mods on Garage Shelf:
Ver 5/6 Dash Cluster w/DCCD
STi Trailing and Lateral Arms w/pillowball bushings
GF8er Endlinks
Bakemono Replica CF S201 Scoop
Bakemono Replica CF Ver 6 Spoiler
Bakemono 22b hood vents
Bakemono 2pot adapters
JDM Ver 5 Spoiler
Ver 5/6 WRX Decals, side and rear
4/2 Pot Subaru Brakes
JDM Gun metal radio and shifter shrouds
Genuine JDM v6 lip
"L" Impreza ash tray delete pocket
EDM headlight leveling switch/motors
17x7+35 O.Z. Chronos to be refinished in gold

Future Mods:
USDM STi Swap
USDM STi Rear difusser
That's all I can think of for now.


 

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OG GC
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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
I can haz spoilers:crazy::drool::crazy:, some people change wheels, I change spoilers:lol:. The V5 will be for daily, the V6 will be for show and daily while the V6 CF, will be only for show.

JDM Ver 5, base is missing studs and some of the stud slots are broken.


JDM Ver 6, nearly perfect, missing one stud which will be scavenged from the V5.:sunny:


Bakemono CF replica Ver 6, one word, beautiful:drool:


JDM-Bakemono Hybrid, base of the CF where it seats needs some trimming, but it's almost a perfect replica:banana::banana:


All Three.:drool: :drool: :banana: :banana:


4/22/10: Pics of V5/6 lip, grille with pink cf I, and summer wheels.


 

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5-28-11
Fixed the premature rear wiper washer problem with the check valve (Thanks JWalker), installed Tein Flex Coilovers w/EDFC and Bakemono Camber plates, replaced a cracked Hella 500 and applied Hella blue rock guards, replaced my 3yr old rusty Apexi can :curse:, summer 17's on, and I finally installed the JDM V6 spoiler :cool:. Oh, and how could I forget, I bought her a new room mate:burnout:

Pics installing the spoiler on goldies:
Mmmm...wingless. I kinda like it :naughty:


Prepping the lid against damage:

Holes marked:

Daylight, no going back:noes:

Lots of studs and applying weather strip:wtf:


Installed wing goodness:



It's all put together:




Her new room mate:

 

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I always get excited when I see another 1 owner GC. We are few and far between...
After sseing yours I think I might have to seek out some Aero Mud Guards:)
 

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1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS RBP
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love the fog light bar! everything in/on your car flows nice. and those seats...pretty tight...more, lol!
 

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I always get excited when I see another 1 owner GC. We are few and far between...
After sseing yours I think I might have to seek out some Aero Mud Guards:)
Thanks for the comments guys. Yeah I hear about the being an original owner, we are becoming more extinct each day:lol:. I'm fortunate enough to have another original owner with a 00 coupe live in the same city as me, and that's very rare.:noes:

And Jwalker your car is a beautiful, I want your motor:lol:
 

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/\ And when in the hell are you gonna make your journal? Your car has progressed as much as mine has over the past 4yrs.
 

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Holy hell that receiver is sweet. Is that a special unit? I'm gonna look up some more info on that baby for sure. It's be nice to get rid of clutter and put gauges/radio/cd/dvd/nav in one unit!
 

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Holy hell that receiver is sweet. Is that a special unit? I'm gonna look up some more info on that baby for sure. It's be nice to get rid of clutter and put gauges/radio/cd/dvd/nav in one unit!
No nothing special, pictured is a Pioneer AVH-P6800 which I replaced with a Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT(not pictured yet). The 6800 had an option for nav and I have the seperate DVD rom drive for it, but it wouldn't hold a candle to what the new unit can do out of the box.

The only bad thing about the new unit is that I haven't figured out how to have the HKS CAMP2 run while another source(i.e. xm,ipod,cd) is playing in the background. I guess I should bust out the destructions :lol:.
 

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great looking ride, i was wondering where you got you leds for the headlight corners? im working on a simalar set up on my obs, also how do you like the 8k hid? how much of a blue out put is there?
 
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