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As of right now sort of (3/18/2010)

This is my 1995 L so far as of today of February 2009.

My little project will progress very slowly as it is my daily driver.

Here's my background:

I actually never knew I would get into cars, because I was nerd that couldn't keep friends very long and was into what other people didn't like. Video games, Final Fantasy, etc. This isn't about my life though, it's about the car! :lol:
At 15 my parents took me shopping for cars, I was unenthusiastic about it, but soon I got a 2001 2.5RS silver with a 5 speed. It was a little difficult to drive and it stalled easy. I never really drove a stick before except driving trucks.
I never really got to enjoy it because I wasn't into cars at the time!
My parents thought i wasn't ready so they helped me choose out this 1995 L with 2.2 engine, AWD, but auto! :(
It was OK, it was like a granny car, slow, not pretty, but it was a car and reliable, that's what matters right? I wish it was a 5 speed though. :(

I started out in the car community BADLY. I didn't pay much attention to my wheel choice, so I got 18 inch wheels with stretched tires. :sick:
I then got altezza taillights and a Flo-Pro muffler.
Yep I was flamed badly at NASIOC.

It all changed though, I bought a header and magnaflow cat and attempted to go full exhaust but ended horribly. To a tenzo muffler it sounded bad.
Raspy as hell, louder than a semi, and threw a P0420 code.

I got it fixed though.

What are my plans? I really don't know. I was thinking of doing a WRX swap and building that, an STI swap (US or JDM, not sure yet) and call it good, or try an H6 swap.:bot:
I realize I have a good car and I tend to keep it that way.

I'm thanking NASIOC and rs25.com for guiding me in the right direction and enriching me with knowledge.

Future plans:
Front end swap
Black depos (got JDM headlights and grill in March 2010)
2.5RS hood
Bumper
JDM tails
5 speed swap
New interior, probably 2.5RS like? (painted interior is better!)
EDM white gauge cluster with MPH?
Corbeau A4 or STI seats. (planning on Recaro Speeds!)
Takata 5 point harnesses

Imminent:
Megan N1 or Apexi N1 exhaust
tokico d-specs
tanabe gf210 springs
WRX RSB
Kartboy long exhaust hangers, because the muffler guy told me it has to slightly point down because it will touch the bumper
Rally Armor mudflaps perhaps?

February 2009:
I have a tenzo muffler to 2.25" catback
Authentic borla headers
nokia motorsports shift knob
OBX pedals
500watt alpine MRP500 amp
2x10 300w rockford fosgate subs
Oh yeah: Cuzco or Primitive racing front strut bar.



Replica STI wing from Vis racing sports






I have some 17x7 gunmetal Enkei RS-Vs in my garage I bought used from my brother.
They are chipped up, but they are better than what I had before!

MODIFICATIONS: As of March of 2010
Engine:
Apexi N1 exhaust with 2.25" piping
Vibrant Performance Resonator
Borla Headers, authentic (ooo!! :rolleyes:)

Drivetrain:
Auto :(

Exterior and Lighting:
Version 5 STi wing from VIS Racing Sports
35% window tint with 10% windshield strip
Painted taillights
Painted sidemarkers and corners
JDM headlights (painted)
JDM Version 6 grill
Nazicock stickers
Tyler Slak Memorial sticker
LED license plate light
Debadged
Hella Supertones
Rolled rear fenders

Interior:
Painted interior (plastidip cards, plasti-dip dash, painted headliner, dyed rear deck, etc.)
Reupholstered door cards
OBX pedals
Nokya Motorsports/some Autozone shift knob
Blue LED footwell illumination kit
LED dome light
Panasonic head unit

Brakes, Wheels, Tires:
Enkei RS-V wheels (17x7)
Federal SS595 tires

Suspension:
Tanabe GF210 springs
KYB AGX adjustable shocks
Whiteline 3 way adjustable rear sway bar with bushings
Kartboy rear end links
Primitive Racing front strut bar
 

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Hurray hurray!
As of today, march 6, 2009:





I'll upload a quick (and my first) exhaust video.
My car needs a drop! Eye sore..

Edit for Exhaust videos!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmJ849qOh_s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQi53dIckCI

Here's it waxed about a month ago:




Here's a nice place for projects; big enough for a semi! Too bad not many Subaru mechanically savvy people are nearby, just farmers..


I took the rear sticker off; don't worry. It looked good at the time :(
 

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Got back from the shop, I decided to have professionals do this install because I'm a little busy now.

Tanabe GF210 springs and KYB AGX shocks! Perfect drop for springs, good comfort, and I have yet to test the performance.



Front:


Rear; it's rubbing :( I need to get a fender roller. Possibly a DIY?


Some quick pics; I need to practice my photography skillz.






I want to do a DIY grill with maybe pink i badge with painted headlights.

5/11/09:
A mirror finish from Meguiar's Gold Class. I do need to get a light polish.




Debadged.


6/9/09
Well here, I made a grill, it looks way better than the pig nose grill, way better.
http://www.rs25.com/forums/f105/t109394-my-diy-mini-blog-l-grill-mesh.html



Stolen from someone else:
 

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6/9/09:

Got a custom Apexi n1 exhaust. Went custom with a vibrant performance resonator.
I did this because I thought the off the shelf would be quiet according to some reviews.

Got it and it's quiet. :( It's breaking in though; I can hear it roar!! :) It's sounds great so far; the rumble is present but sounds crackley, I hope that will be solved in a few hundred miles to mature to a nice deeper rumble.


I live on gravel roads, so I can't really enjoy a clean car for long. :/


Mad tyte JDM tilt y0! JDM tails will definitely improve the look for sure.

EXHAUST VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K54VISjS-HA

I'm actually impressed how nice it stayed, figuring I went 35-40 mph, where it's usually completely brown.

Well, I don't really like to share my pictures any more, but here's more:

Blacked out tails, for $15 a can for nightshades, can't be beat.


New headlights (3/18/10)


and V6 grill (3/18/10)


I'm having trouble with grill; I'll need to shave part of the top because the hood latch won't move if I force it in there.

I also painted my interior black with some blue microsuede on the door cards.
Planning on STi blue carpet, Recaro Speed seats, and blue suede headliner.

I'll need better pics:


STI SWAP!

As some of you know, I got an Version 4 STi Type-R engine (yep, that means DCCD).

I'm having issues with the parents, so that will take a while before I am able to start that. But I have big plans with it. Street legal and streetable, but big plans.

I'm curious if I could delete the other thread or this thread and use just one thread.
http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t117746-project-nemesis-version-4-into-l.html

3/25/10 Interior pictures:


DIY doorcards and painted headliner:



 

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good start.
if you're not into cars and don't have mechanical ability, I encourage you to NOT do an h6 swap.

I'd say get the front end to a v5/v6, then work on interior and then suspension.

you have a great base though
 

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Man you've got a great car. I have a 2.2 with an intake/exhaust/suspension and it's the shit, i would never trade my car. I think the four doors look super good with the sti wing as well, I have the same one on my car but I have a 98 L. did you get your car painted after you got the wing? it looks clean. either way, you have a good base and can only get better. (sti swap in my future plans as well- you should do that instead of try to tackle an H6 swap for sure- for straight forward and not as much custom fabrication) Keep it up.
 

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Man you've got a great car. I have a 2.2 with an intake/exhaust/suspension and it's the shit, i would never trade my car. I think the four doors look super good with the sti wing as well, I have the same one on my car but I have a 98 L. did you get your car painted after you got the wing? it looks clean. either way, you have a good base and can only get better. (sti swap in my future plans as well- you should do that instead of try to tackle an H6 swap for sure- for straight forward and not as much custom fabrication) Keep it up.
No, it's factory paint job.;)
Green is a great color, but not my first choice for aftermarket!
It's amazing what a little care can do..

I actually like this car better than my 2.5RS, just because I am able to put my own character and tastes into it.

Good luck on your car as well!
 

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Got my Gunmetal/Anthracite RS-Vs on yesterday.

Next time I clean the car, I'll get some pics.
 

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You need a drop! Nice wing btw.
Thanks!
Probably thinking some Tanabe GF210s.

I don't know if they are good on struts with nearly 100k miles on them though.
If not, I was going to get d-specs..

Also, exhaust videos added to second post!
 

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dude, you need kyb agx's they are by far the best money I've ever spent on my car. Even with the stock springs they feel so responsive and tight. Your car sounds good...deep and mellow I liek it a lot. I;m feelin your car i guess keep it up. I think it just reminds me of my own "L"
 

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Also, don't listen to haters, The 'L' bumper seems more rare than the rs one. how many of those do you see each day? I've got the 1998 'L' bumper -same that was on the 98 rs_ with the little foglights. I rock them cuz they are unique and functional. Subaru, in 1998, sure thought they were the shit.
 

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I added 3 pictures on post 2. Woo hoo. :uKk:

Hey now, my Tokico d-specs and tanabe gf210 springs are coming very soon! :banana:
 

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My car is out for another week.

My Tokicos aren't coming in because they sent 3 instead of 4.
The guy I worked with said he couldn't get the last strut because it's discontinued or something.
He was nice enough to help me get some KYB AGXs instead.
I hope these are good.
 
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