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Bought my 98 2.5RS back in April 1999. It was a demo car from what the salesman said, and it had about 14,000 miles on it. Paid $17k (finished paying it in 2003). Since than I have done minor mods and have been buying up parts to ultimately create my own 22b replica.

Mod list: updated as I progress
ENGINE
K/N Air Filter

TRANSMISSION
Exedy Flywheel
Exedy Clutch Stage 1

BRAKES
STI 4-pot calipers

EXTERIOR
STI aluminum badge
Ver 5/6 front bumper
STI front bumper beam
P1 fog lights (Hella 90mm low beams)
P1 fog light covers replica
Clear corner lights
Clear bumper turn signals

INTERIOR
JDM STI Ver. 4 Cluster
JDM Ver 8 STI front seats
2006 USDM STI rear seats
2007 Radio/6-cd Changer/MP3 head unit

SUSPENSION
JDM STI Ver 5 RA struts and springs
STI front and rear strut mounts
STI carbon fiber strut bar
JDM STI aluminum front control arms and bushings
Cusco 22mm front sway bar
Cusco 21-23mm adj. rear sway bar
Whiteline heavy duty front endlinks
Whiteline heavy duty rear endlinks

Purchased parts (not yet installed):
STI pitch stopmount
Prodrive WR Suspension
STI rear light cluster (red and clear)
STI Genome exhaust
Seibon CF P1 front lip
replica WRC spoiler
Adjustable 22B spoiler
Full set of 22B rims and wheels

Updates (Jun 2012):
Belt idler (sprocket) bearing completely shredded. Tried to place timing belt back on but was still throwing up CEL for cylinder misfires. In the process of tearing down engine, found bent valves.



Future plans:
STI 2-pot rear calipers
Scoobyclinic 22B widebody kit
USDM STI complete swap (either myself or ECS)
 

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Pictures

Stock form circa 2000






First mod-JDM Ver 4 cluster and radio circa early 2005




Second mod-Ver 5/6 bumper and spot covers circa 2005




Third mod-P1 replica fog lights and spot covers circa winter 2006




Forth mod-JDM Ver 8 STi front seats and 2006 USDM STI rear seats circa 2007





Fifth mod-Suspension upgrades


 

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those wheeels are siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick

you're def an OG if you bought an RS in 1998 and still have it..if i could go back in time id buy 2 and keep one in cali or in storage and keeep it miiint :D
 

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dude sweet setup so far. how did you get a hold on those wheels? the exhaust is sweet dude, you will definitely love that one for sure

what are you going to use for a wide body kit? HT?
 

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Exhaust I picked up from a Canadian shop for a cool $500. The rims were initially purchased thru Steve at JDM Parts TX (who are no longer online), they had a buyer in Japan pick up parts either at junkyards or thru the japanese yahoo auctions and ship them over. It took me at least 6 months before I got my rims (you had to be very trust-worthy of JDM Parts TX to wait that long). I was happy when I got them in.
As far as widebody kit, I was planning on buying the Scoobyclinic kit since it is closer than having it shipped from Japan.
 

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Exhaust I picked up from a Canadian shop for a cool $500. The rims were initially purchased thru Steve at JDM Parts TX (who are no longer online), they had a buyer in Japan pick up parts either at junkyards or thru the japanese yahoo auctions and ship them over. It took me at least 6 months before I got my rims (you had to be very trust-worthy of JDM Parts TX to wait that long). I was happy when I got them in.
As far as widebody kit, I was planning on buying the Scoobyclinic kit since it is closer than having it shipped from Japan.
As everyone else, I'm dr00ling over teh 22b rimzzz. Nice parts collection

Do you know where to get teh center caps (BBS as on 22b)? I'm looking hard but no luck. Thanks
 

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You might get lucky on Ebay UK, if the seller wants to ship across the pond or Japanparts.com (I think I purchased a set from them but a long time ago).
 

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I purchased my wheels through JDMparts TX as well. John was awesome and so is his car.
 

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mix and match..:)
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:drool:......very nice....should look sic when your finished...

Bill
 
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