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Old 17-07-2013, 01:41 PM
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Not including insurance and maintenance as you still would have those had you purchased an STI straight up as well.
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Old 17-07-2013, 03:48 PM
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Not including insurance and maintenance as you still would have those had you purchased an STI straight up as well.
About $25k in parts & labour then, but that's including changing some parts out multiple times, labour charges to fit brakes & suspension bits that would have been included in the conversion, etc.
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Old 17-07-2013, 06:11 PM
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Really well done mate, bugger the cost, I bet you had more fun doing it and learning than what you would have saved in cash and you know the car like the back of your hand, congrats.
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Good to see you went through with your plans. Car looks the goods!
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Old 18-07-2013, 07:50 AM
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Nice car mate! Wow at $25k though...
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Old 18-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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Wow, i only spent about 25k on my old GC8. Looks sweet though man.
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Old 18-07-2013, 08:58 PM
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Wow, i only spent about 25k on my old GC8. Looks sweet though man.
That's what you get from not having a set plan from day 1 I suppose! You can get to where I got much cheaper & my fault for doing things early and double tracking (early WRX bumper cost me 5x what it should have, and I ended up swapping it out anyway), but it's all a bit of fun
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Old 24-09-2013, 09:01 PM
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Few little updates:

Came across an Alpine SWS-1222D sub that I couldn't pass up for the price, so out went the Kicker and in went the Alpine. Pioneer GM-D8604 amp will find it's way in along with a 4 gauge wiring kit to replace the last of the sound system the previous owner left me. Little cosmetic damage but works as it should!



Second up, centre console got a lick of paint. Had been wanting to do this scheme on something for a while and I had a set of odd trim pieces kicking around (previously painted stuff, GX grey bits, etc). Is a bit bold, but I still have the V6 STI ones around should I get tired of it. Neons, GT wing, etc. aren't happening, don't worry!



And I've started on some custom bumper vents that sit under the indicators. Still a work in progress, been toying around with my plastic welder and lots of filler but they're getting there, just need the weather to clear up so I can start painting! Planning on having the surrounds white with the mesh black as you can see.





Ultrex headers, a tune, and a Seibon Prova-style lip are hopefully on the cards if I work enough this summer

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Love it. The centre console / Prova bar aren't my cup of tea but it's not my car. Also lol at people thinking $25k is a lot... heh.

I've got a set of headers & turbo here that you can have for the right price too if you get bored.
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Old 30-09-2013, 07:34 AM
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25k was a lot to me when I was only earning 30k per year.
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