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    GTDrifter's Impreza Boosted RS

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    Mods Waiting Installation
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    Over the summer I was on my way to work and saw a modded WRX and an RS sitting at the local Subaru dealership owner's house. I talked it over with my parents (seeing how I already had a GT sedan and an L wagon sitting at my house) and we agreed to buy a newer car with less miles to use for college. Went to the dealership the next day to find out the WRX was automatic and ended up convincing the owner to sell the RS.

    The car already had 5% rear tint and 20% front tint, professionally done, as well as a full sound system (headunit, speakers, tweeters, all amped). Upon getting it home I immediately installed a front strut bar, Hella Supertones, Blue interrior lights, moved my possesions into the car, and gave it a good wash. Modding stopped there until recently. I purchased some Hella foglights, Rally Armor mudflaps, JDM blue I badge, Kartboy shift knob, JDM side markers, JDM front spats, WRX sway bar, dual tip stromung catback, and 8000k Hid kit.

    Currently the foglights, shift knob, I badge, and HID kit is installed and this weekend we'll be installing the side markers, spats, and sway bar. Waiting on the stromung to come in the mail and going to pick up the headers in about 2 weeks or so. The mudflaps scraped the pavement too much so it was best to part with them.

    Transition from stockish to current

























    More pics to come
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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    The RS is one of my favorite Subies, and if they weren't so rare I would have one right now. I looked for one for about 6 months before I decided to get a Legacy.
    But yours is looking clean, awesome car.
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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckthefuk
    Fancy business .

    Wrong section though..

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    sorry Chuck, had it in my head that it was for subarus in general and other brands in members rides II

    On another topic, ended up wrecking the RS on the way home. Tire came off the bead and thus I spun around, slid backwards at about 60 mph across the highway, then had the front end swing around and contact a rock hill. Only damage I saw was the tire off of the rim and some slight scratches in the bumper. Still got it out being on an incline in 3 inches of snow and with 3 tires..Gotta love good old Subaru. I'll post up pictures on sunday along with an update.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Quote Originally Posted by 02_Legacy
    The RS is one of my favorite Subies, and if they weren't so rare I would have one right now. I looked for one for about 6 months before I decided to get a Legacy.
    But yours is looking clean, awesome car.
    I looked for forever as well, sometimes if your lucky a guy will drive up to WA from some weird state and offer it up for only 6k because they don't know how rare they are. I Love the 2.5 RS
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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckthefuk
    What the shit!!!!!! Go after the dealership mechanic! How can they safety a car and the damn tire fly off!!!!!!
    I bought the car in June without a warranty. Just got home from the garage and they said that the tire is perfectly fine, it just slipped off the bead. $12.72 later I drove home.

    After I got the bumper out of the bank




    definitely was lucky on this one

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    So today we installed a wrx rear sway bar and clear side markers. unfortunately the spats didnt line up right?? so we traded them for a rallitek rear diff skid plate. I probably wont install it so once I snap a pic it'll show up in the classifieds. I also ended up buying a driver wrx seat from 2002-2003 for $25 that will have to get installed.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Quote Originally Posted by GTDrifter
    So today we installed a wrx rear sway bar and clear side markers. unfortunately the spats didnt line up right?? so we traded them for a rallitek rear diff skid plate. I probably wont install it so once I snap a pic it'll show up in the classifieds. I also ended up buying a driver wrx seat from 2002-2003 for $25 that will have to get installed.
    Where did you find that!
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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Wow, i love it. As well i am jealous too! I would of much rather had one of these.

    On a side note, ditch the HID kit until you can actually retrofit projectors. Simply putting in an HID kit into the stock housing actually makes the lighting worse and blinds oncoming traffic.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Quote Originally Posted by rallywagon
    Quote Originally Posted by GTDrifter
    So today we installed a wrx rear sway bar and clear side markers. unfortunately the spats didnt line up right?? so we traded them for a rallitek rear diff skid plate. I probably wont install it so once I snap a pic it'll show up in the classifieds. I also ended up buying a driver wrx seat from 2002-2003 for $25 that will have to get installed.
    Where did you find that!
    The seat?..my friend had it in his garage and didnt want it..anybody know where to find a passenger wrx seat around pa?

    Quote Originally Posted by csweston
    Wow, i love it. As well i am jealous too! I would of much rather had one of these.

    On a side note, ditch the HID kit until you can actually retrofit projectors. Simply putting in an HID kit into the stock housing actually makes the lighting worse and blinds oncoming traffic.
    In my opinion they increased the ability to see at night but havent seen if they bother people or not. I do have projectors but no spare crystal headlights to retrofit.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    i'm really digging the car...more so w/out all the extra lights though. sorry about your accident, came out pretty lucky.
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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Love the looks of those, theres a guy not too far from me selling a silver one just like yours for 5800. I have cash to buy it and could even keep my Legacy, or sell to recoup some money. But Im passing this up, Ill probably regret it later.

    And I agree about ditching the hids till you retrofit the headlights, especially with 8000k. I refuse to get hids until i do that, and a friend on mine thinks Im crazy. Iv explained several times how much better you can see with and that they dont blind other drivers but he still argues against them

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    I'm not saying that projectors with HID lights wont increase visability and not blind other drivers, I'm simply just saying that HIDs without projectors helps me see at night and probably blinds other drivers. I don't face that much traffic so its not so much of a problem. I'll retrofit as soon as I get a spare set of headlights to do so

    more pics if my computer doesnt act up again

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    just got an offer on the rest of the wrx seat setup. $125 for the passenger and rear seats so I'm going to pick them up Friday and they should be installed by Friday night. I'll post pics once that's completed

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Do something about that exhaust man haha
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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    I did lol...its in the first post...I bought a stromung dual tip catback and gotta wait for it to come in the mail and I'm looking at getting headers but have to wait til the owner gets them off his car.

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    ok cool dude
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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Nice a fellow PA RS owner, check out mine in the members ride 2 section.... Mine is still a work in progress so not nearly as nice as yours. So how do you like the WRX rear sway bar??
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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    the wrx sway bar was definitely a noticeable upgrade. the car sticks to corners alot better now

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Miner update: I got a passenger wrx seat and rear wrx seats installed today but need to modify some old rails so i can install the driver seat. That won't get done til wednesday so for now I have to look at my nice new seats without the chance at using them lol. Stromung catback is sitting at my college which will be picked up monday and installed wednesday

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    UPDATE: All WRX seats are now installed. Just got whiteline solid endlinks and the Stromung dual tip and those are going to be installed thursday night. making plans to get rear bracing welded in for autocross but no plans on when thatll be done yet.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    nice dude
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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    another update: We realized that the stromung exhaust was modded for a turbo exhaust and wouldnt match up right so we needed to get an extension to weld up the flange from my stock midpipe which were planning on completing sunday night. while under the car my friend noticed that i had single port heads so thatll effect future mods. I'll post pics after I remember where I put my camera.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    update for you haters...foglights have been removed for the summer
    also we werent able to weld the exhaust today so its gonna have to wait for another time. car looks pretty sweet with a dual tip though. cant wait for the install.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Currently looking at an sti block with wrx heads, je pistons, and everything needed to swap except a turbo. Seller said he'll include alot of mods and parts and open his garage in which case I may have anything I want. He just sold his Impreza and wants to get rid of anything. Got half of the amount saved up in 2 weeks and I have about a month to get the rest before the summer and I move. Hopefully I can get the engine before the summer and if it turns out as planned then there will be a for sale thread of extra parts to get money together for a 6 speed so i can fun the engine full power.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    So I'm ditching the sti block and looking at getting a jdm ej20t from a fellow member. The sti block costs too much and would just bee too expensive in the long run with 2 tunes and a 6 speed. so close to affording the new engine and am starting tossing around the idea of doing a minor part out to get the money quicker. Got diagrams from a well known company on merging the harnesses and a buddy of mine is a subaru mechanic (cant beat that right?). Decided I'm staying in PA this summer rather than moving so well be parking my rs for the swap and doing the swap over the week while I drive my wagon.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Got blue neon tube lights from a friend for free so they will be going into the trunk. You may call it ricey but I don't care cause it'll be nice to have a trunk light. Still have to weld a new flange on my stromung dual tip catback. Went to install the axleback portion for the time being but the flanges on my stock exhaust are chipping away and the bolts are too rusted to budge. Tried pb blaster but more of the flange disappeared. Can't weld the flange on because a friend and i are working on swapping his auto impreza to a manual with a new engine and lack of parts and time is making it take longer than it should. The swap isn't as big of a deal as people make it out to be, just as long as you have a donor car like we did and remember where plugs go and where parts got moved to.

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    Re: GTDrifter's 2000 Impreza RS

    Update: FINALLY put the Stromung catback on-before you comment about it yes I know it looks like shit painted black, I didn't do it
    Also installed JDM clear corners



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