View Full Version : thegonz's 2008 impreza 2.5i (1/1/13)

02-28-2011, 09:07 AM

my build


cosmo racing intake ( custom fit)
diy heat shield
homemade oil catch can
kartboy underdrive
custom fuel lines to fuel rails
ebay oil cap
optima red top battery
ap exaust
beatrush pulley cover
beatrush radiator shroud
Mishimoto radiator
solid pitch mount
kartboy battery tie down
rallitek exhaust mounts
diy grounding kti
heat shielded fuel lines
diy/custom fuel line system

did some relocating around the engine bay
took ac out ( not my choice the line blew and subaru didn't want to replace it so i said screw it take it out )
took out washer fluid reservoir and wiper motor/arms etc

theres no need for stuff on my car i dont use
drag dr-31 17x9 +38 ( kuhmo 245/40/17)
subaru sport grill
perrin short antenna
debaged trunk and front grill
8k hid's headlghts
8k hids high beams
5k hid fog lights
painted chrome window trim and rear chrome trunk piece ( black )
foglights fitted from pepboys
rain guards
diy lower mesh grill
diy brake cooling hoses

subaru footwell lighting
duel double in head unit
visonik amp
performance teknique sound processor
alpine type 3 sub
trunk gutted
cream interior painted black
diy grenade shift knob
cobb 25mm sway bar
cusco front strut bar
rear ebay strut bar
rallitex front and rear endlinks
perrin rear sway bar 19mm
megan coilovers
ebc brake rotors/greenstuff pads
wrx caillpers/brackets

02-28-2011, 09:18 AM
I like it!

02-28-2011, 12:09 PM
thank you cant wait to do some more work on it!

03-01-2011, 11:02 PM
Needs some more pictures! It sounds good tho.

03-02-2011, 01:09 AM
Likin what you have done so far

03-02-2011, 08:58 AM
once i get the coils i order on and everything installed i got sitting around here ill take a pic or two. i dont drive it in the winter so it sits in the garage.

but here are some older pics




Likin what you have done so far

i did post what i have done so far. but i may be misreading your post

'Buru in the Burgh
03-02-2011, 11:15 AM
he likes what you've done to it so far

03-02-2011, 12:11 PM
thank you

03-02-2011, 05:05 PM
Ya, I ment I'm liking what you have done so far, looks good

03-03-2011, 08:47 AM
Ya, I ment I'm liking what you have done so far, looks good

thank you

it means alot that people aren't bashing my ride like other forums

03-03-2011, 12:59 PM
We don't do that around these parts. We like subarus nomatter what year or model

03-03-2011, 08:58 PM
good !

i mean if any has constructive criticism or ways to better my car im all ears

and i get my coilovers on monday :grin:

03-03-2011, 11:13 PM
Get the rain guards, I put mine in last week and they are legit. Really make the car aggressive looking. Especially with mud flaps

03-04-2011, 02:12 PM
i got the guards sitting in my room right now

i got the new brake rotors and the place i got them from sent me the wrong size so they are too big for the 2.5i brake bracket is too small for them, so now i need wrx brake bracket or brakes

03-25-2011, 12:45 PM

03-25-2011, 12:47 PM
so i saw a dude rolling around with the roof rack board attachment, i was kinda diggin the way it looked, not sure if you board or not but it gave this dude a very aggrassive look up top

03-25-2011, 04:11 PM
i was thinking about getting a bike rack and all that since i bike but idk if i want mud on my car haha

03-25-2011, 05:53 PM
a lil mud never killed anyone, besides, a subi is made for mud lol, imo

03-28-2011, 12:02 PM
hahaha ill use my wagon for my mud car

03-28-2011, 01:15 PM
that car wins. and here's why: 1.) it's NOT a turbo :shock: . now dont get me wrong i :smt007 turbos, but the non turbos drive pretty good and have a ton of get up and go :smt023 . tuning one of those takes creativity, restraint, and guts. 2.) the component selection is spot on. everything looks right together, no one parts says "look at me" it just flows. the parts list screams quality, cobb springs for instance = win, rallitex front and rear endlinks, not everyone will get of those kind of upgrades (though the hard core jdm guys and the scca guys might think of those), i bet it handles like a monster :grin: . power is nothing without control they say... 3.) it's drop dead gorgeous, which is hard to pull off on that generation prez. it's not over done, or understated, it's just right, visually. if it were mine, i wouldn't change anything. you made me a believer. :smt038


** ps ** "it means alot that people aren't bashing my ride like other forums"

trust me, they're just jealous. with a car like that when you start getting hate, your doing it right.

03-29-2011, 09:09 AM
thanks alot

i take alot of pride into this car seeing how its my first subaru

and the car handled great with the springs i cant wait to see how it handles after getting everything dialed in and all that ! :)

03-29-2011, 10:16 AM
i bet it'll rock socks. wrx guys better watch that thing in the twisties. :smt023 i was talkin to a guy workin at one of the subaru dealers where i used to live and he was telling me how a guy in a 2.5rs destroyed at a track event they hosted, the wrx guys were really unhappy b/c all his $ was in the suspension and he was basically running a stock motor lol


03-31-2011, 04:32 PM
sounds like me

i went down to bear mountain in new york with a bunch of rexs and sti and i killed them in the twistys that was before brakes and coils and rear sway haha

04-01-2011, 10:18 AM
no doubt, i smoked a wrx the other night up on skyline. which is a road in beaverton full of switchbacks and hills. He beat me up the hill with his boost but had to slam the brakes on each hill while i was mashing in 4th the whole way up it. Got down to the bottom of the hill and he was in love with my PreZ

04-12-2011, 09:32 PM
haha nice

i need to get my cars alignment done before i can push my car had

i had a little too much camber in the front

but i like how it rides so far and how it drives

04-25-2011, 10:37 AM

04-25-2011, 10:43 AM
nice, i see you put the window rain gaurds in, looks legit

05-16-2011, 07:26 PM
thank you

and heres an update


3rd place for impreza non wrx/sti at CARLISLE PERFORMANCE AND SOUND SHOW 2011

06-22-2011, 09:47 AM
new engine shot


06-22-2011, 10:11 AM
lookin good

06-22-2011, 11:17 PM
thanks alot !

08-12-2011, 03:55 PM
new catch can


08-12-2011, 06:37 PM
Love it

08-12-2011, 08:02 PM
thanks man.

theres really not much else i can do to my car besides keep it super clean.

08-13-2011, 10:48 AM
no doubt, i smoked a wrx the other night up on skyline. which is a road in beaverton full of switchbacks and hills. He beat me up the hill with his boost but had to slam the brakes on each hill while i was mashing in 4th the whole way up it. Got down to the bottom of the hill and he was in love with my PreZ

I remember once being behind a "new" WRX about a 4 years ago with my Silvia. He tried hard as hell to our run me and couldnt. He had it slammed, exhaust, loud BOV, and he couldnt shake me in my slightly modded S13 with a stock SR swap... Got to the light and asked me what I had under the hood. I said "nothing special..." haha... All I had was a OEM wastegate so no one knew it was turbo...

That is one clean looking Impreza! :smt023 done just right... I'm thinking of wheels some what like what you have for my GT...

08-14-2011, 07:12 PM
thanks now im trying to think of what to do next ha

im thinking of getting some 17x9's and getting rid of the 18's.

10-26-2011, 11:39 AM
one of the shots off the end of the year

the rest are on my deviantart http://xxxthegonzxxx.deviantart.com/gallery/30798853#


12-08-2011, 10:19 PM
heres another one i edited nothing crazy


03-22-2012, 09:04 PM
a couple new ones




03-23-2012, 01:01 PM
nice alt cover and rad shroud

03-24-2012, 01:10 PM
nice alt cover and rad shroud

nice i love my beatrush stuff !

01-01-2013, 10:27 AM
new pics i forgot to post a while ago ive been away for some time





01-18-2013, 11:38 AM
Very nice looking impreza. Do you have any videos of the exhaust?

01-29-2014, 02:26 PM
i do not have any good videos of the exhuast when its nice out ill film some

02-13-2014, 06:12 PM
Looks good

02-13-2014, 06:49 PM
That is a sharp looking car. Never was terribly into the current generation of Impreza, but yours is frighteningly good looking.