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Old 17-07-2013, 09:27 AM
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Default [DIY STI] - My 1998 GX Impreza

Well, I've been on here long enough without a driveway thread, so here we go!

Here is my 1998 GX Impreza, bought a month before my L's. I'd like it to be a nice, clean, tidy car to learn in.





Couple fixes. I'm much happier!



A bit more...







Umm... guys?



Help?





Oh God...





...







...And that's how it stood just coming off my P's.





Mods so far:

- V6 STI engine & loom conversion
- Intake resonator delete
- Hyperflow TMIC
- Fujitsubo 3" cat-back
- Hitech 3" dump pipe
- Kinugawa Unequal Length Headers (Ceramic coated)
- Kartboy Battery tie-down
- ECUtek tune by Maximum Motorsport
- Grimmspeed AOS

- WRX 4 pot front, 2 pot rear brake conversion. DBA 656S rear rotors
- Koni yellow adjustable shocks
- Club Spec Evo 4 springs
- STI Alloy control arms
- STI front swaybar
- Whiteline 24mm Adj. rear swaybar
- Whiteline HD rear links
- Whiteline front strut brace
- STI rear strut brace
- Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec 215/45R17 on MY04 WRX rims
- GD STI Rear Subframe, Lateral Links, rear hubs, driveshafts
- R180 clutch pack diff from 2010 STI
- MY07 Liberty GT-B H6 6 speed gearbox
- 2010 STI front LSD
- '03 STI Shifter with Kartboy bushings
- DCCDPro VSS

- STI tail-lights
- WRX sideskirts with factory moulded mudflaps
- MY98+ WRX front bumper with genuine STI fog covers
- STI alloy bonnet
- Replica 22B bonnet vents
- Painted headlight housings with matching crystal corners
- Clear front & side indicators
- Custom meshed bumper corner vents
- Colour coded mirrors & doorhandles
- Despoilered & shaved boot lock
- One off 'Impreza' badge 3D Printed (similar to Japan non-turbo badging)
- Rear window visor
- MY99 WRX grill with Japanese 'i' front badge
- Hella Supertones
- Ganador Super Mirrors
- Custom plastic front lip
- HT Autos 22B style rear lip

- Recaro Sportcross seats & whole interior trimmed in black/charcoal
- Full WRX black plastic interior conversion
- WRX carpet
- Custom painted centre console plastics
- Leather gear boot
- V6 STI wagon rear door trims
- Single DIN dash pod with SAAS boost, water temp, oil pressure gauges

- Alpine Type-S 6.5" speakers in front doors & parcel shelf
- Alpine Type-S 4" speakers in rear doors
- Alpine SWS-1222D 12" sub
- Alpine headunit with bluetooth, iPod, etc.
- Pioneer 1200W 4 ch amp
- ITB 100HD dash cam

In Progress:
- Group N Engine Mounts
- 03-04 GD STI Steering Wheel
- Whiteline Steering Rack Bushes
- 3" Hyperflow catback with Flowmaster Cat & Magnaflow twin tip muffler
- Candy red painted intake manifold

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Old 17-07-2013, 09:37 AM
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good on you for doing this, great learning experience huh

fuck everyone that says you should have bought an sti for the money you spent on your gx... where's the fun in that
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Old 17-07-2013, 09:39 AM
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good on you for doing this, great learning experience huh

fuck everyone that says you should have bought an sti for the money you spent on your gx... where's the fun in that
3 years ago I was shitting bricks at the thought of pulling the rubber side trim off because I didn't know how & was worried something bad would happen. Now taking half the interior apart or taking the whole front end off to paint around the A/C condenser is something I do for fun :P

If people are worried about money, I would not recommend even thinking about doing a conversion. If they want to learn skills and life lessons, there's no better way
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Old 17-07-2013, 09:47 AM
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Really neat car - had a look at the perth wrx cruise.

Didnt realise it had so much fruit!
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Old 17-07-2013, 10:18 AM
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It's come a longggggggggg way since I sold you the springs about 2 years ago.
Good work!
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ps: nice plates!
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Really neat car - had a look at the perth wrx cruise.

Didnt realise it had so much fruit!
Cheers, was going for the understated look so nice to know it's working!

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It's come a longggggggggg way since I sold you the springs about 2 years ago.
Good work!
Thanks, would not have had a clue it would turn out the way it did back then!
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Nice looking RX and great work there.. And well done for doing and enjoying your diy mods
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Good work!

For the newbies who are in the same boat as you were a few years ago, tell us how much its cost you to this point.
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For the newbies who are in the same boat as you were a few years ago, tell us how much its cost you to this point.
Including insurance, servicing, etc? Two and a quarter V6 STI's. :S
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