Cool. It looks like the new age RS is gaining a decent following. I was hoping to be an original :curse: :happynow:
Also, there are some peculiarities about the 02RS, so it is a good idea to ask questions before doing a mod (actually, do a search first ). Some that I know of off-hand:
-Exhaust from GC8 (old body style) is the same with the exception of one exhaust hanger. Brullen and Stromung make 02 specific exhausts.
-Uses WRX short shifters. That seems strange at first, but it's a geometry issue rather than a drivetrain issue.
-Most drivetrain parts for GC8 work
-Most body/suspension parts for the WRX work
Welcome! I'm actually glad that the new RS is getting a following, I was kind of afraid that everyone would buy the WRX, and the RS would just get forgotten about. But with the popularity of the WRX, maybe the aftermarker for the RS will gow, also. Of course, the old-school ones still look better