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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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Just joined and figured I would post my journel... not much is going on (funds are a smidge low), but a roof vent, headers, snorkel, higher lift and bigger tires will hopefully all be done by Winter of this year.

Current Car
-99 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Wagon
-Had 123,500 miles back on 13 April 2010 when my dad drove it from Colorado to Michigan to get it to me and that was the first day I droVe it. Since then I'm up near the 135,XXX miles range.

Purpose
-Daily driVer
-RallyX (recently haVe decided to lift more so no more RallyX for this wagon)
-Weekend off-road toy
-HaVe the "WTF" look when I roll up beside you on the trail

Modifications
Exterior
-Hella 500 FF DriVing Lights
-Rare JDM OEM GraVel Express Pushbar
-Custom Dual Projector Headlights
-JDM V5/6 Grill
-JDM Clear Corners
-Rare "Impreza" Antenna Delete
-OEM Subaru Clear Headlight Protectors
-Rare ProdriVe Intake Vent Scoop
-Seibon Carbon Fiber ReVerse Cowl Hood Scoop
-Rally Armor UR Red Mudflaps
-Rare JDM Tommy Kaira Rear GF Wing
-JDM Wagon Roof Rails
-JDM GF Tail Lights
-Dark Performance Rear Tow Hook
-Windows tinted
-De-badged

Interior
-Sparco Racing Harness's for DriVer and Passenger
-Rare ProdriVe Floor Mats

Suspension/Handling
-KYB Tophats
-Rare JDM ProdriVe Bilstein Struts
-King Lift Springs from Australia
-Jackson Rally 1" Lift Kit
-Paranoid Fabrications 1/4" Spacers in the Front
-Paranoid Fabrications 1/2" Saggy Butt Spacers in the Back
-Suba Performance Front Strut Bar
-Paranoid Fabrications Rear Quick Release Green Strut Bar
-22mm Whiteline Rear Sway Bar
-Kartboy Endlinks

Brakes
-Hawk Brake Pads

Performance
-Paranoid Fabrications Basic Grounding Kit
-Gutted Catalytic ConVerter
-HKS Midpipe
-Crawford Gymkhana Axleback Exhaust

Transmission
-Rallitek 4EAT Transmission Poly Insert Mount
-RS25 Torquemada Mod (basically fools the TCU and locks the "center diff" making it 50/50 torque split/ 4 wheel driVe)

Underbody Protection
-Replica ProdriVe Stage Rally Skid Plate (6061 Aluminum, 60 x 38 inches with custom mounting brackets)

Wheels
-91-94 15" Subaru Legacy Turbo Wheels Sprayed Gunmetal
-15" MB Steel Wheels

Rubber
-205/60/15 Hankook I-Pikes (these things go through anything)
-205/65/15 Hankook Venus Medium Compound GraVel Rally tires

Other (lol)
-Viper Car Alarm / Remote Start
-GoPro Hero HD
-Subaru OEM Telescopic Snow Scraper
-Tow Ropes
-Subaru "Limited Edition" Zippo

Parts Not Installed
-Rareisk JDM Replica Ganador Side Mirrors
-Stainless Steel Brake Lines
-Razo A/T Shift Knob
-RS Manual Center Console Trim
-STi Rear Sway Bar
-98 RS small projector fog lights

Future Modifications
-JDM Type RA Roof Vent (hopefully by winter)
-Moar Brake Work / Upgrade All Around
-Motor and transmission swap of some sort (thinking the flat 6 swap and a old school dual range transmission with center locking diff at the moment)
-JDM Seats
-Shift Light
-Enkei or Braid Rally Wheels
-JDM GraVel Express Spare Tire Holder (found coVer only) (hopefully by 2012... coming from the UK)
-JDM GraVel Express Sideskirts (found... just waiting to ship) (hopefully by 2012... coming from the UK)
-4 Wheeling Snorkel (in the works)
-Higher Lift using Forester Struts, King Lift Springs (currently using), bigger tires (225/75/15's) and Strut Spacers... hoping for 4-5 inches higher than OEM ride height (hopefully by Winter)
-Single Port Headers (hopefully by September)

Extra Clean and Waxed - Most Current


A Smidge Dirty


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Exact Lift and Height I'm planning on doing hopefully by Winter.




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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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For now here is the latest modification that I had done at Thompson Racing Fabrication a few months ago.

The front has a brace welded to the inner fender rails, the K frame in the middle, and the rear trans mount in back. Fasteners are recessed, and made of grade 10.9 hardware. Plate is 60 inches by 38 inches 3/16" 6061 Aluminum.

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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Drill a hole out so you can change ur oil, or leave it alone and piss off oil change people.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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that looks pretty cool
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Old June 29th, 2011, 08:53 AM   #5
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sweet ride!

a hole for the drain plug in that skid seems like a good idea.


i also call BS. you are using standard and not metric measurements. you are not Korean.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #6
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i think its bad ass, keep up the work and i really like the look of the big lift
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:25 AM   #7
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Nice to see another Subaru owner on here, I think I have seen you on rs25 and maybe nasioc?

What does that lift consist of? That's huge!
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in regards to the hole for the oil... I debated on haVing that put in, but after talking with the fab guy it was going to be a little more money (plate cost me $750 with all the mounting brackets and install) and it had the potential to catch on something. He builds rally cars for a liVing and said none of them run with a hole. Plus my last skid plate caught when I went airborne on the sand dunes and did some pretty significant damage awhile ago sooo no more holes or 5051 aluminum for me. The plate isn't that bad to take on and off. Once you can get one of the middle bolts in, it's a piece of cake. Oh and I take my car to an oil shop since I liVe in an apartment. The shop doesn't charge me an extra fee for the plate and giVes me a discount...:)

Ya rs25 as well as dirtyimpreza are home for me. I very rarely post on nasioc and if I do it's under a different screen name.

The lift that I currently haVe is...
-Jackson Rally 1" Strut Spacers
-JDM ProdriVe Bilstein GC Struts
-King Lift Springs
-205/65/15 Hankook iPikes (run all year round)

I just sold some car parts and talked with a guy that is holding some struts for me today. Sooo the new lift will happen sooner rather than later. That will consist of...
-Jackson Rally 1" Strut Spacers
-King Lift Springs
-07 Forester Struts
-97-99 Legacy Outback Rear Trailing Arm Brackets
-97-99 Legacy Outback Rear Trailing Arms
-97-99 Legacy Outback Rear Sway Bar Brackets
-97-99 Legacy Outback Front Control Arm Mounts
-WRX or STi Front Control Arms
-1" wheel Spacers
-225/75/15 General Grabber AT2's

If I remember right that guy with the blue wagon just has 07 struts and Trailing Arms/Control Arms

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i also call BS. you are using standard and not metric measurements. you are not Korean.
looks are deceiVing my friend. I'm probably by far the whitest Korean you will eVer meet... not to mention my name is Jonny Walker...

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Nice to see another Subaru owner on here, I think I have seen you on rs25 and maybe nasioc?
What Subie you driVing?
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What Subie you driVing?
That's a crazy awesome looking lift combination.

Here's the "build" thread that I haven't updated in months on rs25: http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t145...ngs-stock.html
I've since gotten the windows all tinted, painted my wheels, and done absolutely nothing cool except take it on many road trips.
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Ya it should be interesting. I'Ve only seen one Forester Strut lifted Impreza in person (guy rolled it on his rallyX track behind his house) and it was sweet. The only thing I didn't like is how narrow/skinny it looked. I want the wide lifted stance look if that makes any sorta sense lol.

That's a clean waaagon you got. Any plans next for it? I got some stainless brake lines for it if you want lol. They're for discs in the front and drums in the rear haha. Oh and yes you can delete the two air filters. Mine currently has an older OEM Legacy Intake tube and box on it.

BTW, that second Jeep you had was sweet looking! And L Bumper FTW!
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Old June 29th, 2011, 11:38 AM   #12
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pretty cool man.Your car is way better than every other gayed out subi driving around all ken blocked-out or with that homosexual hellaflush bullshit.

keep up the good work.

and quit capitalizing every V!
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Old July 7th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #13
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^^^ Thanx

Parts in the works / coming within the next couple of months (Importer is currently looking for them)

JDM Type RA Roof Vent
JDM Type RA 3.9 FD Mechanical LSD
USDM 07 Forester Struts (just waiting for July 15's paycheck)
Custom Fabricated Snorkel (waiting til August 15th... designing at the moment, but it's at the fabrication shop)
Diff Plate (possibly Prodrive)
JDM/UK Gravel Express Tire Mount
JDM/UK Gravel Express Rear Bumper
JDM/UK Gravel Express Rear Bumper Beam
JDM/UK Gravel Express Sideskirts

Still don't know what motor (will do a motor swap down the road though) I'm going to go with... hence not touching / doing performance mods.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #14
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pretty sweet!
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subaru's are cool, that blue subaru is stupid.

I like your skid plate, but $750 bones, yikes.

I need a skid plate for my car, I hate how low the exhaust manifolds hang around.

I also need some struts if you happen to have any decent struts laying around you want to donate for a 99 RS

I like your car as it is sitting, don't go as high as the blue car, I do not like it, my opinion is the only one that matters, even if it is your car.
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^^^

ya the skid plate was a smidge pricy, but well worth it considering what happened to my last one. I didn't mind making it rain for the plate.

I do haVe struts, but they are blown... HoweVer they are the rare ProdriVe bilstein ones whch means they're rebuildable for $75 a strut and they're ProdriVe...

Nah, I want higher... alot higher...
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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #17
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A couple months back, but here's to getting dirty! (I'm the runt of the group...)








EDIT: Hum pictures won't show... I'll haVe to figure out where I got them from.

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dam..........SO MUCH WANT!!!!!!
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Bought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon... that is all.
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