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2001 WRXed Caged L
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2001 Subaru Impreza L Coupe
Aspen White

Purpose: HPDE & time attack
Purchased: 10/18/07 from Chicago, IL used car dealership
Weight: 2672 as of 2018 (originally 2730)
2809 as of 2021

1/4 mile:
EJ20 turbo - Unknown (Guess low-mid 12's?)
EJ22 n/a - 15.87 seconds @ 82.40 mph

DynoDynamics numbers as of 2/15/16:
301.8 HP - E85 Street Tune
277.9 HP - 93 Octane
259.7 HP - E85 Track Tune

Tracks raced at so far:
Putnam Park Road Course
Mid Ohio Sports Car Course
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Daytona International Speedway
National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park

YouTube channel:

-----Modifications as of 7-30-2021-----


-2002 EJ205 engine / 04 WRX ECU
-Invidia Uppipe
-Invidia V2 3" Downpipe Bellmouth
-Tomei Expreme Ti Titanium Catback Exhaust
-MSi Aluminum engine mounts
-iWire merged wiring harness #224 (L to WRX)
-Motive Autowerks Composite TGV deletes
-Perrin v2 Turbo Inlet Hose
-Perrin Afta-Maf intake tube
-Modified WRX hoodscoop splitter
-Turn In Concepts FU Cam Bolt kit
-COBB Accessport v3
-Blouch 16G-XT-R Turbo (8cm exhaust housing)
-Injector Dynamics 1050cc Fuel Injectors (1050.48.11.WRX.4)
-STi JDM v8 Intercooler
-STi Oilpan
-Tial External Wastegate (38mm)
-GrimmSpeed External Wastegate Up-pipe w/dumptube 3-Bolt inlet
-Kinugawa Equal Length Exhaust Manifold
-Killer B Motorsport Ultimate Oil Pickup
-COBB 3-port Boost Solenoid
-Fuel Safe Enduro Fuel Cell (FIA-FT3 certified, 15 Gallon, powercoated black)
-Radium Engineering Fuel Cell Surge Tank (20-0491-21)
-AEM 50-1200 E85 Fuel Pump
-Radium Fuel Level Sender (20-0247-09)
-NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs (2667-4PK) gapped at 0.028
-Braille B2015 Battery with bracket cover
-Cusco Oil Catch Can
-Subaru Turbo Heatshield V2 w/ Black Ceramic Coating and Reflect-A-Gold Foil

-ZF Design custom built 6 speed 2004 STi transmission with all gears and internals surface treaded
-Short 2-4 and medium 5-6 gears
-Custom Gear Ratios: 1 - 3.63, 2 - 2.375, 3 - 1.761, 4 - 1.346, 5 - .972, 6 - .756
-Carbon 4-6 synchro upgrades
-1.1:1 center differential
-Steel 1-2 shift fork upgrade
-Steel 3-4 shift fork upgrade
-Billet shift selector upgrade
-Internal oil pump upgrade
-AP Racing Front Differential upgrade
-2006 STi Rear Differential (R180, 3.54)
-ZF Design STI Full Metallic Clutch Kit
-ACT XACT Prolite Flywheel (06 STi)
-DSS Subaru 2004-2007 STI 6-Speed (R180 Rear) 1-Piece Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
-MapDCCD Center Differential Controller
-2006 STi axles (Front & Rear)
-Subaru OEM Clutch Slave Cylinder (06+ STI) (30620AA151)
-STI Short Throw Shift Kit (6-Speed) C1010-FE004
-Goodridge Stainless Steel Clutch Line
-Kartboy Tall Short throw shifter
-All TIC/Kartboy 6 speed shifter bushings
-OEM JDM STi Shift Knob
-Subaru RS Hydraulic Pedal Box
-Beatrush 6-speed Transmission Mount
-Kartboy Pitch Stop mount
-Motul Gear 300 transmission and rear diff fluid
-Kartboy Subframe Outrigger Bushings - RACE
-Kartboy Shifter Stay Bushings
-Kartboy Short Throw Shifter
-Turn In Concepts Pivot Bushing (Narrow)
-Turn In Concepts Crossmember Bushings
-Turn In Concepts Rear Diff Mount Bushings - RACE

-Motion Control Suspension 2W coilovers (two-way adjustable suspension with external reservoirs)
-Front Hyperco springs (M-Series) - 8" 60mm, 550 pound spring rate (188M0550)
-Rear Hyperco springs (M-Series) - 8" 60mm, 600 pound spring rate (188M0600)
-Front MSI/DMS Motorsport Adjustable Camber Plates
-Rear MSI/DMS Street Camber Plates
-STi Aluminum Control Arms (02-07 WRX Sedan) B2010FE251DS
-2006 STi 5x114 hubs (Front & Rear)
-Voodoo13 04-07 WRX STI Rear Lateral Link Arms - Front
-Voodoo13 04-07 WRX STI Rear Lateral Link Arms - Rear
-Whiteline Sway Bar Heavy Duty Mount Kit
-Turn In Concepts Rear trailing arm bushings
-Kartboy Front & Rear Swaybar Endlinks
-Whiteline Offset Caster Bushings
-Whiteline Front Control Arm Inner Bushings
-Whiteline Steering rack bushings
-Whiteline 22mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
-Subaru WRX ('03) front sway Bar
-Subaru WRX ('03) front crossmember

-Essex AP Racing Front Competition Brake Kit - CP8350
-J Hook Iron Racing Brake Rotors, 12.81" x1.25" (325mm x 32mm) 70 Vane (CP3908-102GA / 103GA)
-Ferodo DS1-11 Brake Pads (FRP3116W)
-Spiegler Stainless Steel Front Brake Lines
-AP Radi-Cal R4 Brake Fluid

-2006 Subaru STi Rear Brembo calipers powercoated to match front AP calipers
-Carbotech XP10 Brake Pads
-STI Rear Centric Premium High Carbon Brake Rotors

-Weight reduction (carpet, sound deadening, stereo and airbag wiring removed)
-Custom NASA/SCCA roll cage by Red 9 Speed and Fabrication (1.75" DOM)
-All interior including cage painted matching Aspen White PPG paint by Boitnott’s
-SFI Roll Bar Padding
-Sparco Evo 2 Fiberglass Seats (black)
-Sparco 6-point 3 inch cam lock racing harnesses (black)
-Sparco side lumbar supports (black)
-OMP Targa Suede Steering Wheel
-Sweet Manufacturing Weld-on Quick Release Hub
-Subaru RS Dash (black)
-Broken Motorsports flocked dash
-2005 Subaru STi USDM Gauge Cluster
-Racequip Mesh Net, SFI 27.1, 18" x 24" (RQP824005)
-Simpson Kevlar Cage Net, SFI 37.1, Short-Right (2338-002-RIGHT)
-Rennscot Remote Reservoir Mounts for MCS external reservoirs (1.75" diameter cage)
-Rally-Tech carbon fiber gear shifter surround plate
-2x Element E50 Fire Extinguisher
-2x Element Fire Extinguisher roll bar mount
-Kartboy "Yanky McStrappy" red door pull straps

-Subaru STi Version 5/6 JDM Red/Clear Tail Lamps
-Subaru STi Version 5/6 JDM Clear Corner Lamps
-Subaru STi Version 5/6 JDM Lightweight Front Bumper Beam
-Subaru STi Version 5/6 JDM Front grille
-Subaru STi Version 9 Rear Diffuser (pending install)
-Subaru RS Front Bumper
-Subaru RS Hood
-Subaru RS Rear Spoiler
-Subaru RS Side Skirts
-Prodrive P1 fog light covers
-Side molding, mirrors, door handles, side skirts painted Aspen White
-Trunk debadged
-Turn in Concepts rear rolled fenders
-Kartboy extended exhaust hangers

Wheels & Tires

Main wheels:
-Volk Racing TE37 Saga, 5x114 17x9 +42 Bronze Wheels
-Falken RT660 tires (255/40/17)
-Muteki 32905B SR Series Black open end lug nut set (48mm length, 12mm x 1.25 mm)

Backup wheels:
-Mach V "Awesome", 5x114 & 5x100 17x9 +42 Gunmetal Wheels
-Falken RT660 tires (255/40/17)

Old wheels:
-Volk Racing OG TE37, 5x100 17x8 +38 Bronze Wheels
-Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tires (245/40/17)

Future plans?:
Full engine bay and interior fire suppression system
Firewall between trunk and cabin
Upgraded seats with head support (Sparco Circuit IIs?)
e46 M3 Bosch ABS
Front & Rear Aero (chassis mounted wing)
Painted carbon fiber body parts
Remove side molding, fill holes
Aero latch hood pins
450-500 HP EJ205 IAG engine build

13 years apart:


As of 7/8/15:



Part Deux
2001 WRXed Caged L
3,088 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Dealership ad photos:

First few weeks of ownership:

L interior

RS interior

RS wheels, spoiler added

Teenager sideswipes me on the highway in his Civic Si with temp tags, as a result the car goes even further to looking like a RS for freeeee.

Orion (member from Columbus, COS) wanted a L hood for his RS hood. He ran a rally car and used a carbon RS hood during race season so he traded me. Thanks again Orion!

L to RS exterior, before and after.


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2001 WRXed Caged L
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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)

2009 backroad rolling shot

Snow driving when the car used to be a daily driver

Flocked dash from Broken Motorsports, big thanks for Josh for helping me out with this

Sparco seats installed. Thanks to Conor for the hook up!

More autocross photos through the years

L rear drums to WRX rear calipers with H6 rotor upgrade, before and after powercoating


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2001 WRXed Caged L
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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
L goes from daily driver to full out track car. Time to begin gutting and preparing for cage. Dry ice broken into little pieces then goo-gone gel to clean the glue residue that remains.

Cage build begins. Red 9 Fabrication in Dayton, KY. Car was there for 2-3 months during the winter. NASA approved cage with steering wheel detachable hub along with reinforcing the seat brackets because the sparco brackets are horrible quality. Probably the one thing I'd change is I would have wanted the A pillar bars closer to the firewall and a bar incorporated into the cage to replace the OEM dash bar.

After the cage was finished I wanted the cage painted white to match the exterior. Sure black would have been good but I love seeing track prepped cars all in white. Porsche Cup cars are always amazing and they come in white so I went with white for the cage color.


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2001 WRXed Caged L
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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
JDM front grill installed

Painted RS sideskirts and P1 fog light covers as future brake ducts

New daily driver, 2004 WRX Wagon. I added a stereo, tint, supertones, new all season tires, and a tune. Good to drive to work and runs 13.6 in the quarter mile.... with a roof rack. Here is the member journal for it - 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon

WRX Engine swap time. Finally time to bring the power. Removing the 2.2 motor, big thanks to my friends for helping that day!


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2001 WRXed Caged L
3,088 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
Purchased a Invidia V2 downpipe and DeatschWerks DW300 series fuel pump

Removing the bulkhead wiring to be sent to Keener (iWire). This was a big pain in the ass because the cage blocked the dash bar from being removed. As a result, it had to be cut. Don't worry, it'll be re-welded and installed back but it'll eventually be replaced by a bar built into the cage a-pillars.

L wiring on the left, WRX wiring on the right. 62 pounds according to the USPS. Off it goes to iWire

WRX motor is in! Kinda just set the intercooler on top for the photo, haha.

Currently waiting for the wiring from iWire and a few misc parts to finish the swap. After the swap is completed, suspension time!

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2001 WRXed Caged L
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Woah, where have you been? Looking nice, I haven't seen it with the swap yet.
Around, haha. Yeah, nobody really has yet.

Looks like you should have yours up and running before me!

Good luck with the rest of the build, we will have to have Javier do an RS shoot this summer!
We'll see.. as long as I don't run into any issues. The merged wiring should be on the way back Monday so I might have it back next Friday. I'm hoping to try and fire it up in 3-4 weeks from now.

A photoshoot sounds good to me! Needs some TiC decals on the side.. hehe.

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2001 WRXed Caged L
3,088 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
Welcome back! You've made a lot of progress with the car since you were last on. Did you find a donor for the motor?
Thanks! I purchased only a motor from PMP Auto Group (vendor on NASIOC), it was from a totaled 2004 WRX Wagon. After I get the motor running and everything is good with it, I'll be purchasing coilovers, camber plates and brake ducting.

Just don't call it a Neon!

Your car is my iPad wallpaper! :lol:
That is so awesome! I'll get you a higher resolution of a updated rig shot we did with the cage in
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