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Hello to all, so I picked up a gc8 a few weeks ago from norcal, from a rs25 member on here.

The cars a 1995 one owner red Impreza L coupe with 168k when purchased, All stock, auto 1.8L, & comes with the safety package all wheel disc brakes & abs.

My plans are a full 2.5rs front end & trim, repaint it, then swap in a few years.

It’s my daily and already got a few things for it, though I think I may leave it stock until the paint work is ready. Enjoy.

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Welcome! Good grab, I'd of bought it if I was anywhere close at all. That's a good example!
 

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So as mentioned here are some photos..

Boarder town Colorado/Kansas

Somewhere in North east CA about an hour or 2 from Nevada.

In Reno


The car was driven back 3000 miles to jersey from NorCal. Along the way only issue was some old oil smoking off the exhaust from a previously fixed oil leak.

As for the plans.. we’ll parts are starting to pile up


I have a ton more on the way.. I’m really in need of front aero guards as well.. have rears in the mail but it’s next to impossible to find the front even in Japanese portals. If anyone has any leads for the front aero guards let me know I don’t wanna paint until I have everything.

Also as for wheels right now, I have a set of 17x7.5 work vs ss wheels that have been sitting so I did order adapters and gonna test them out.

For suspension I’d like to find some oem jdm sti struts / springs for cheap for now.

Lastly, here’s a teaser of some of my other cars..
2000 Renault Clio sport (half caged, hpde/track prepped, made 184whp before manifold & new map)
1989 Suzuki Samuri (100% rust free)
2018 Renault Megane (daily in eu)
1991 fiat 126p (pear paint, restomod)
1991 fiat 126p (blue og paint mint, rally prepped)
1987 fiat 126p (white wide body rally prepped)
1983 fiat 126p (white rally prepped)
1985 fiat 126p (orange, stock, doesn’t run)
1974 Datsun 260z (going to be a restomod and flipped in eu)
1993 Mazda rx7 (full bolt ons, stock turbos stock ports made 295hp/260tq
2002 Tacoma (78k Miles, auto v6 trd, FOR SALE)
2005 ram 3500 diesel dually (truck for life hopefully)









& my gc8 which I owned 2008-2012?


Also just for fun, I’ve owned & either scrapped sold or crashed the following... 89 supra, 87 Corolla, 90 civic sedan, 13’ FRS, 89 240sx, 96 330ci? (Nonvanos 6 cyl with oem lsd e36 coupe), 2000 Audi A6 2.7 biturbo, 2008 vw passat 2.0t, 2000 gc8 sedan with v8 swap, stock trans.


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126p's look like so much fun. I've been tempted to import one for the last few years. Why the 2018 Megane and not the Alpine A110? 😉
 

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126p's look like so much fun. I've been tempted to import one for the last few years. Why the 2018 Megane and not the Alpine A110? 😉
I’m selling 3 of them once I get tittles.. one through bring a trailer, one as a facebook raffle, and one probably on eBay or word of mouth

Also the Megane is my daily, I before had a 2015 Clio as my daily.
 

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So more teasers. Trans should be here soon. Been busy so didn’t get anything installed yet besides wheels

2018 brz performance package (made in Japan) 17x7.5 48et

Car currently:
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Parts shown are
5x100 GD, WRX style spring, jdm sti genome struts springs,
Converting stock mounts to rear GroupN & front stock GD
Jdm 6 speed complete swap from v8 sti
Full Cusco bars, & gender braces (i will weigh every piece)
Also bidding as I type on emblems for the whole car.

Enjoy

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Anddddd its a jeep......



It pains me to leave the car so high so I did order this...


Also i missed these auctions, going back I’d skip the GD sti genome struts and get either these kybs or s201 struts..


Also got a rear diff cover in the mail, and my stickers came in



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Preventative maintenance:


Maintenance:


These panels were off for the first time in the cars life I think. Replaced all speakers and head unit to a double din touch screen .. with green lights.



My rear speaker shelf cover.. whatever the real name is for it, crumbled into pieces on one end.. anyone have one from a part out or gut let me know.

Lastly, my dog posing with this sweet part:



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So package came in I ordered back in August. Beatrush/Laile stuff was backordered. Enjoy...



Now I know some of you were curious on weights.. well I weighed. Tho with bags because I’m leaving to the EU Friday and don’t want to loose, miss match, bolts. All Cusco stuff has bags, sticker, and instructions.. so give or take 3-4 oz?

Syms rear diff cover: 3.29 lbs


Beatrush/Laile floor brace & bolts: 7.64 lbs


Cusco triangle rear strut add on (have carbon rear bar currently): 2.91 lbs


Cusco floor t brace GC left+right (not sure if it’ll fit with my gd rear xmember and arms): 2.76 lbs


Laile rear xmember GD stopper donut type bushing: 0.30 lbs


Sweeeeet lug nutz: 1.75 lbs


Why the f*** did I weigh this? 0.10 lbs


Add lightness bro mod: 0.10 lbs


Sti diff brace, prob weighs same as stock (box tared): 3.08 lbs



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Sti trans xmember bushings: 0.15 lbs



Cusco floor braces (weighed one, then the other + bolts): 11.6 lbs



Cusco rear trunk brace: 6.4 lbs



Cusco front v brace (near rad support): 2.6 lbs



Nagasi fender braces.. these didn’t come with bolts which scares me for the over wheel well section: 4.3 lbs


So adding to my car at least 38 lbs

I do have a 15lbs Braille battery which saved let’s say 25lbs

Also have on tap F+R jdm light weight bumber beams so 30lbs...

So theoretically I’m not adding any weight to my L



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