Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
'05 2.5RS Wagon
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)

> Current Upgrades

Group N "STi" 5 Speed Tranny Mount
KartBoy Front Shifter Bushings
KartBoy Rear Shifter Bushings
KartBoy Transmission Crossmember Bushings
Torque Solutions Pitch Control Mount
eBay ShortShifter
Stainless Steel Clutch Line

Supers M3 HFC Pipe
Tsudo N1 Cat-Back
Injen CAI
Borla UEL Header Reps (Wraped)

Front Strut Bar
Fender Braces
KartBoy Rear Subframe Lock-Down Bolts
KartBoy Rear Diff Bushings
20mm RSB

Radiator Shroud DIY
NGK 8mm SparkPlug Cables
Pulstar Irdium Plugs
Optima Redtop
Benen Tow Hook (Rear)

35% Tint All Around
Kenwood X993 Deck
Infiniti Referance Components (Front)
JL Audio (rear)
JVC 100wx2
Blue "I" Badge
CS1 Lip
STi Corner Splitters
 

·
Registered
'05 2.5RS Wagon
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
HD===================================================
Added video 08/02/2010
Some video from driving the Blueridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain climb.
Borla Replica Wraped + Injen CAI

We had 3 ppl in the car so we took it easy but it is a fun drive if ou ever get the chance to get out on the Blue Ridge do it.
HD===================================================
Added video 8/27/2010

Exhaust clips, inside car and outside.
Borla Replica Wraped + Injen CAI

HD===================================================

..... And then a bearing goes.... fuckballs .... rebuild to come

HD===================================================
Added video 01/06/2011


Got my HFC Pipe from Supers587, sounds 1000 times better than the video.

Header: Borla Replica Wraped
Cat: Supers MS3 HFC Pipe
Catback: Tsudo N1

HD===================================================
 

·
Registered
'05 2.5RS Wagon
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
nice,

I like the custom radiator shroud and the ground mods.
how much does it cost for the ground? I'm thinking of diy if it comes out cheaper than the one from paranoid fab.

I got 8gauge power line from a local audio shop, a little pricey ~$40US ($2/LF) got 20 ft for those math-a-magicians out there. It is a lot more flexible than what was avail at Lowes/HD. The gold plated ends was ~$10US for the pack.

Not a bad mod for $50

Noticed the best improvement through the component speakers, no more humming at loud volumes.
 

·
Registered
99 RSTi, 99 GF8
Joined
·
353 Posts
nice that is a beautiful ride. basically what i wanted to start doing on my 05 :/ but i looks nice and super clean. welcome to the site and i hope to see more pic along the way.
 

·
Registered
05 STi WannaBE
Joined
·
6,055 Posts
Your wagon looks clean and tastefull. I like your DIY radiator shroud - make me one!?

How hard was it to get the fender braces installed? Was it just a matter of pulling the fender lining back?
 

·
Registered
'05 2.5RS Wagon
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Your wagon looks clean and tastefull. I like your DIY radiator shroud - make me one!?

How hard was it to get the fender braces installed? Was it just a matter of pulling the fender lining back?
Thanks.

To install the fender braces you have to take the fenders off, its not bad. A couple 10mm bolts and its off.
 

·
Registered
'05 2.5RS Wagon
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
// Outstanding

my STI corner splitters came in today. Did a test fit on the splitters, looks good. The Lip came in too, cant wait to get the splitters on tomorrow after work. I will probably tackle the lip friday, make the wife help hold it in place while i try to fit eveything. It looks like the lip will take some modification. The Side splitters will take some minor modifications, nothing a sharp knife or a dremmel cannot handle.

I will put together a DIY for these once I get it all together.

Here is a test fit:





 

·
Registered
'05 2.5RS Wagon
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #13 (Edited)
Better late than never. Got the corner splitters and lip on:




Not hard to put on, to get these on the wagon bumper you will need to modify the corner splitters and drill into the underside of the bumper to get splitters and lip to mount. They do take some fine tuning, mine are not perfect but will do for now.
 

·
Registered
'05 2.5RS Wagon
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Well Since my last up date I got a TsudoN1 cat-back on, and the next day the engine started a nasty *cough*knock*cough* defiantly on the bottom end and will require a rebuild.
Currently looking at options and some advice: http://www.rs25.com/forums/f128/t145062-first-ej-rebuild-got-few-qs.html

I'm torn because this has been such a fun car for me and I am not ready to give up on it.
 

·
Registered
'05 2.5RS Wagon
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
I spent 30yrs of my life in WI. Whenever we get whatever little snow as we do here in NC I can't help but get out in it for a little.



 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top