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    My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:20 am

    A creature comfort update, picked up a set of JDM version 5 STi seats. They have red patches on the shoulder and thigh sections and an embossed STi logo.


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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by EuroSkank on Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:07 pm

    nice but where the hell do you find all this stuff...???


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    Upon leaving their market place in my carriage, I spied a ruffian assaulting a fellow philistine. One wore the crest of the house of Lycos, the other, the House of Navid. Ancient rivals dating back to the age of dragons. Their swords clashed, children screamed, and thatch-roof cottages burned. Even their very shadows were locked in combat. The lighter fellow succumbed to the might of the moor of the House of Navid. His blows were just. His skills were unmatched.
    I wished to help the man from the House of Lycos but my fencing was not on par to that of the moor. It is my wish no one ever crosses his path. The events that transpired today will fuel the war of the Houses."
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:47 pm

    EuroSkank wrote:nice but where the hell do you find all this stuff...???

    Google and a little bit of eGay mixed together
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:05 pm

    Fog light covers came in today...
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:45 am

    Got my turbo grind cams back from Delta Cams today....

    And my uppipe.....

    Few more items came in today....
    Hydra EMS jumper harness so makes my Hydra EMS truly PnP

    JDM V5/6 STi cluster courtesy of RS25.com member...
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:02 am

    After doing some research about the swap, seems like the valves have a tendacy to float at over 6000rpm and 8psi or more, so I bit the bullet and ordered Supertech Dual valve springs and retainers today. Project is definately not on the cheap side...
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nothing But SX on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:56 pm

    lol yeah seems like a real build other than your "dd" you said it was gonna be lol. nice quality parts tho
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:05 pm

    Just a small parts update......
    Got a set of used rear spats off a RS25.com member

    Also got the correct water cross pipe I need for this swap off a 05 STi, also from a RS25.com member..
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Polish_DSM_4_life90 on Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:31 pm

    looks awesome ...
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:49 pm

    Got my supertech dual valve springs and titanium retainers....


    Will be dropping them off along with my Delta regrinds to the machine shop to get the parts installed as well as replacing the valve stem seals and lapping the valves.
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    Post by Nothing But SX on Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:53 am

    thumbs up
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:09 am

    So it's been awhile since I had an update. School is kicking my ass, so glad this is my last semester!!!
    Anyways, picked up the heads from the machine shop, where they installed my supertech dual valve springs, titanium retainers, new valve stem seals, and my delta F/I regrinds, and did a valve job to top it off!




    Also picked up a preowned OEM V5/6 JDM grill, my last exterior piece to complete the "looks" department. Will be here next week shipped from Japan.
    All I'm really missing before the motor can be reassembled are rod and main bearings, along with some ARP rod bolts for a sense of security.
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    Post by Nissota on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:53 pm

    ARP rod bolts came in today....


    Along with my OEM V5/6 grill complete with cherry blossom red "I" emblem! Got it of yahoo Japan auctions for $75 and an extra $50 to ship it EMS from Japan. So $125 total, not too shabby! All clips and tabs are intact, no cracks or chips whatsoever. Just needs a fresh coat of SRP.
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:41 pm

    Got a little bit done today. Not much, but I installed the V6 front seats and V5/6 cluster.


    The car is at my buddies house who will be repairing the various small door dings and one small dent. He will then wetsand the whole car down, prep it for paint, and spray it with a couple fresh coats of SRP within the next week or two. My other buddy is ready to assemble the motor, just waiting on bearings.
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by EuroSkank on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:42 am

    looks hella good man


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    Upon leaving their market place in my carriage, I spied a ruffian assaulting a fellow philistine. One wore the crest of the house of Lycos, the other, the House of Navid. Ancient rivals dating back to the age of dragons. Their swords clashed, children screamed, and thatch-roof cottages burned. Even their very shadows were locked in combat. The lighter fellow succumbed to the might of the moor of the House of Navid. His blows were just. His skills were unmatched.
    I wished to help the man from the House of Lycos but my fencing was not on par to that of the moor. It is my wish no one ever crosses his path. The events that transpired today will fuel the war of the Houses."
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:23 pm

    So, finally got my last exterior mod(s) delivered to me today thanks to a fellow NASIOC member......






    They are actually silver '04 STi BBS's, but painted grimspeed gold. Needs some touching up, but seller sent me an extra can of paint for free! Gonna mount some tires on them later this week after I touch them up.
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by KingLionel666 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:54 pm

    Classic, can't wait for the finished product. Hey man you should come down for the annual meet, tell your buddies.


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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by DoWrx on Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:25 am

    Wow nice find
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:48 pm

    Not much of an update, but the minimal body work is almost done. Just a few dings a one small dent was worked on. Car will be wetsanded down and prepped for paint by the end of the week. After the prep work is done, car will be towed back to my buddies shop where the motor will be dropped in pending any part shortages. After the motor is dropped in and car is running properly, will then go to get sprayed a couple coats of SRP.


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    Post by EuroSkank on Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:26 pm

    Yeah you should come down to our meet and enjoy some good food and so we can meet you


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    Upon leaving their market place in my carriage, I spied a ruffian assaulting a fellow philistine. One wore the crest of the house of Lycos, the other, the House of Navid. Ancient rivals dating back to the age of dragons. Their swords clashed, children screamed, and thatch-roof cottages burned. Even their very shadows were locked in combat. The lighter fellow succumbed to the might of the moor of the House of Navid. His blows were just. His skills were unmatched.
    I wished to help the man from the House of Lycos but my fencing was not on par to that of the moor. It is my wish no one ever crosses his path. The events that transpired today will fuel the war of the Houses."
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:44 am

    So, put another coat of Grimmspeed gold paint on the BBS's, threw some tires on and slapped them on the car. Body work is also finished! Ordered a set of the new raceland GC coilovers also.
    After I snapped those pics, I pulled the front bumper off and took it to my buddies body shop where they will do all necessary modifications to make the Wrx three piece front lip sit flush, hopefully not hacking up the stock bumper too much...



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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Black_Crook on Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:49 am

    looks hot


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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:11 am

    Just a small parts update, got my raceland GC coilovers today. They look to be really good quality.
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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by Nissota on Tue May 15, 2012 3:48 pm

    Finally done with school!!! Had to put this project on the backburner til I was done with school. So, time to kick it in high gear! Finally got around to swapping in the turbo front crossmember. This was a PITA! Thought I could do it at home with hand tools, boy was I sorely mistaken! I snapped a open end wrench in two and split two 19 inch sockets in half just trying to loosen up one lower control arm bolt from the frame! Towed it to my friends shop, got it on a lift, and bolts came out fine (with the help of a blow torch and heavy duty compressor tools). Also swapped in the Raceland coil-overs. These things can go low.
    I started playing around with them and got the rear tire to slightly tuck with plenty of room to go lower. When I get the car up and running, will give a full review on how they ride. But as far as height adjustability, on a scale from 1-10, they get a 10/10. I like to ride semi-low, but the rear will be raised up a bit to save tire wear. Not a fan of rolling fenders.

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    Re: My GC8 2000 Impreza 2.5RS Project....

    Post by DoWrx on Tue May 15, 2012 9:13 pm

    Glad your still alive keep the updates coming!!

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