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Hello all, just want to introduce myself. I'm new to the rs scene but hopefully by summer I'll have my project car which I just picked up last week up. I was driving a 04 sti took it to a shop that I had dealt with and they were always friendly and nice until, they totaled my sti out on a "test drive" so long story short (fighting with the shop, insurance, attorneys, etc) I'm getting my 04 sti back and 18k so I went out and bought a 95 couple L with 215k miles for 1200. Not the cheapest but rust is minimal. So I'll keep posts up of how I'm coming along and if I need any help.



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Hope y'all enjoy! Also let me know what you think!!!!
 

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How could just a test drive ended up like that? Well, that means you have a lot of fun swap your Sti into this 95 L.
 

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That's were I'm lost aswell, I had a act 6 puck and streetlite flywheel put in and when he was on the test drive he put into a ditch. Worst part about it the guy who was driving it was a good mate from high school... He says he swerved to miss an animal in the road... Untold to me but told to one of my other friends he was in the top of 4th and going around a corner...
 

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Better this way ... you'll end up with a swapped GC, which is going to be mechanically the same as your STi, much faster and you'll have extra money in your pocket.

Not a terrible situation IMO.

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Also, I highly suggest purchasing an AccessPort. So you can load the valet mode base map, before handing the keys to any shop.

Valet mode sets the car to low boost and 4k rev limit.
 

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Also, I highly suggest purchasing an AccessPort. So you can load the valet mode base map, before handing the keys to any shop.

Valet mode sets the car to low boost and 4k rev limit.
I have one of these just forgot to set it and didn't think about them driving recklessly in my car. Hard lesson learned. (Face palm)
 

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Better this way ... you'll end up with a swapped GC, which is going to be mechanically the same as your STi, much faster and you'll have extra money in your pocket.

Not a terrible situation IMO.
True, and that's how I'm looking at it. Well the only way to look at it.
 

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I'm sure in time, you'll end up liking the GC chassis much more. Small and nimble. That 800+ lbs of dead weight on the GDs really hampers the car.
 

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Yeah if that ever happens to me, I'm going the same route. I agree with krotch, the FC chassis is much better because it is so much lighter.
 

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I'm sure in time, you'll end up liking the GC chassis much more. Small and nimble. That 800+ lbs of dead weight on the GDs really hampers the car.
I've always fancied the GC's, just never had the time or money to sink into one. I think I'm going to be much happier with the sti swap. Anything I should look out for? Maybe save me headache before I do it to myself.
 

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Get your sti harness and your GC harness and send them to Iwire, this will save you so much heartache.
 

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For the swap, can only think of getting GC top hats for the struts and DCCDPro. Can't think of anything else that would give you troubles on swapping.
 

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Awesome, thanks! That was my biggest fear was the harnesses. How much do they charge for the conversion?
 

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Usually around 600-700 but don't quote me on that... Ask Brian, he is more than willing to help. Actually he is on here...


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Your L looks like its off to a good start. For some reason i like the RS hood/grill with the old L bumpers a lot
 
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