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Hello my name is Randy and I am from San Jose California. I drive a 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5rs and have been modding it since. This is my very first car and I've had it since: November 27th, 2010 and She has went a long way from then.

Current Modlist:

Engine/Drivetrain Modifications:
2004 STi mid pipe
Prodrive round tip exhaust
Supers exhaust adapter kit
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs
Exedy Stage 1 Organic Clutch kit
Exedy OEM Flywheel


Suspension Modifications:
ISC N1 Coilovers; Trust Bearings, Rear Camber Plates, Rear Damper Extenders
Cusco Rear sway bar
Beatrush rear tower bar
Cusco Type ST front tower brace

Wheels/Tires Modifications:
Volk TE37 17x7.5 +48
Falken Ziex 912 225/45/ZR17
Mysterious Volks 17x9 +36 (not on the car yet)
Michelin pilot super sport 245/40r17
NRG Valve Stem caps
Stoptech Brake Pads
Centric Premium Rotors

Interior/Exterior Modifications:
Mature WRC front bumper
Authentic 22b hood vents
STAGE 21 front fenders (20mm wider on each side)
S201 Rep adjustable mirrors
Authentic Ver. 5 STi Rear Spoiler
Retrofit Clear Headlights
Acura TSX Projectors
Subaru OEM JDM rear spats
Orange bumper signal lights
Painted side skirts
OEM JDM tailights
Orange bumper signal lights
JDM Clear Corner Headlights
Rear STi License plate frame
Front Speed Element License plate frame
JDM Carbon Fiber STi Bunny Badge

2x Recaro SRD Lemans Limited "Confetti" Edition
Unknown Brand Sliders
Pioneer dxt-2769 speaker and deck combo
STI Spec-C Duracon 5 speed shift knob
OEM Option Extended Armrest
Subaru All weather floor Mats
JDM emergency light switch
Hella KDM/JDM squash Airfreshener
Monster cassette to Aux converter
Subaru optional trunk light
Subaru optional trunk net

This is how she looked with the previous previous owner:


This is how she looked with the previous owner:


This is how she looked when I took her home:



When we got her we spared no time but to start cleaning her up, I admit that I was blinded by love when we inspected the car, I straight up did not notice the huge chunks of dirt slabbed into the jams and trunk dam. There was a lot of things that I did not notice either such as dents and paint chips, but who cares, I'm a new proud owner of a 2.5RS. :lol:

The first thing I did was changing the rims. I went out and bought my all time favorite rims in the best color possible, VOLK TE37 in Royal Bronze.





Little did I know that those exact rims had previously been on this same car during the first purchase from the dealership in 2000. These rims are as old as the car!! "reunited and it feels so right." right? lolol.

After that I've scored on a set of stock side skirts from RS25 member: Kaimino (who rolled his car) and installed them the same day.





The car looked 10x better with the installation of the original stock side skirts. I rode around with this look for a long while actually, I've always liked stock look and how subtle it is.

Then a year into owning this car my headgasket blew, as you look closer you'll notice the coolant on the front bumper. So I opted for a motor rebuild with machined heads and everything which was performed by my brother.
 

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One summer my bro found parts for me to buy and I went to check it out. At this time I was thinking, screw a swap, I already have a rebuilt motor, so its time to go from ZERO to HERO with the gifts from the JDM gods. Once I've received the parts, I sent it away to get body work and paint work done on them.

Overnight JDM parts shipping. Thanks AVE!


Authentic rear JDM spoiler.


I asked my self, why stop now? So, I transformed my front end with this, Mature WRC front bumper and a HERO was born.

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I didn't stop there, I was young and persistant and wanted to spend more money. lol.
Went out and bought rare recaro seats!
 

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All that clear except the side markers??

Car looks good!
Ahh haha, I got the car like that and didn't bother changing up with the lights. Didn't care as much. As for a future a route I plan on getting amber signal lights and keeping the side lights clear.

Oh why thank you!
 

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I want your seats.

Are you going to BAM? I've never gone, but might go this year. I might even enter the car show and see what happens haha.
 

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I want your seats.
Are you going to BAM? I've never gone, but might go this year. I might even enter the car show and see what happens haha.
Those seats are beautiful
Thanks! You guys are far too kind!

I'm going to BAM, I dont think I'll enter the car show though. Too much crazy competition for the Impreza category alone, but hey you'll get HD pictures at the end of the day. Hey we should do a small caravan from Milpitas!
 

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thats a good lookin car! all the JDM bling makes this one stand out a lot more than other AW RS' wish my foz was AW but its my first car as well :color:
Thanks dude, I have some HD pictures of it, but too lazy to upload it for RS25 to see LOL.
 

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Discussion Starter #20 (Edited)
New updated pictures of the car. Enjoy!!
More recent mods:
Ganz Flow Hybrid intake
KYB AGX Struts
Tanabe GF210 Springs









 
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