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Old 17-02-2016, 03:22 AM
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Was intending to keep it low budget and close to stock...
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Body work requirements are , faded paint, small surface rust spot on the roof in the centre of the windscreen, rear quarter dent and both bumpers have cracks n stars, the front having been butchered for the fmic
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Old 17-02-2016, 03:37 AM
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Body work is a slippery slope, once you start painting it can spiral out of control pretty quick.

Paint-less dent removal and second hand parts can get you 85% of the way without destroying your savings... assuming the parts you find are better then the current ones.
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[QUOTE='Dan [GTI];835693']The cutting has been done so may as well just leave the FMIC in there and seems like it is a decent fit. The intake situation would see worthwhile gains in drive-ability and some power.

With rims 18's can look a bit too big depending on the style. 17's look killer


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These are my pick of the three Dan, I don't mind the extra bit of height that the 18" on mine give over the stock 16" (they must of had quite low profiles on them too) because the fmic and exhaust tail still clear curbs n car parks, but having had 4x4's , it was all about clearance,,, I know I know, peer into bathroom mirror and slap oneself repeatedly
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You weren't at the Warnbro shops yesterday were you? saw a scruffyish noisy V2 Wagon pull up in front of Coles.

I'm pretty sure if you research it you'll find the original wheels on 96's were 15", they introduced the 16" to clear the 4 pots on the JDM 97 V3 STI
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You weren't at the Warnbro shops yesterday were you? saw a scruffyish noisy V2 Wagon pull up in front of Coles.

I'm pretty sure if you research it you'll find the original wheels on 96's were 15", they introduced the 16" to clear the 4 pots on the JDM 97 V3 STI
No wasn't me, but apt description 😂
As for the wheels, they were what the previous owner said were the originals, I know they were on it when it changed hands in 08 because the add was in the file that came with the car,, the rims are 16x6.5 and from what I found seemed to match the engine, transmission/diff codes,, but they don't match the body
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So I spent a bit of time looking up the plate codes and have at least figured out, as was already pointed out to me, that I've a version 2 wagon GF8C58D thus manufactured pre Aug 96.
Engine type EJ20GDW5PE
Transmission TY752VB4AA
Option code 61C, which I understand confirms it as an STI
And from what I could see through the engine bay forest, its got a TD05 turbo

Any additional information would be much appreciated , as it will help me with trying to research parts and troubleshooting
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So I spent a bit of time looking up the plate codes and have at least figured out, as was already pointed out to me, that I've a version 2 wagon GF8C58D thus manufactured pre Aug 96.
Engine type EJ20GDW5PE
Transmission TY752VB4AA
Option code 61C, which I understand confirms it as an STI
And from what I could see through the engine bay forest, its got a TD05 turbo

Any additional information would be much appreciated , as it will help me with trying to research parts and troubleshooting
In 95 to late 96 all wrxs used RA shells or the code designated for them GC8C47D wagons were the same code as yours . the reason for this is they were made on the same production line . after late 96 STI developed their own. 61c and 62c are STI codes this doesnt mean you have an STI tho . the wrx ra was done on the same production line the shell skipped the sound deadening stage tho , the STI RA was played with after by STI . and the STIs of the era were also done on the same line .

Its confusing as fuck but basically it comes down to the parts fitted to the vehicle not the code . a stock WRX that year will have the same 61C code and a wrx will also have an sti gearbox code as there was 0 difference between the boxes unless RA which has shorter ratios and non auto dccd as options. the thicker 1,2,3rd gears in the ra box didnt happen til V3 onwards.

The engines are where the difference lies and the ECU. The STIs had a modified ECU different cam profile and a couple of other minor differences . Id check your ECU code . This may have been changed by a previous owner tho as its a common mod . Classic V1/V2 all ran 380 cc injectors as well it wasnt until V3 in 97 they ran 440 cc .http://www.perth-wrx.com/vb/stock-ec...ers-specs.html

But sorry to say you probably just have a WRX
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Very informative ^^^, I now have a head ache haha!
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The engines are where the difference lies and the ECU. html"]http://www.perth-wrx.com/vb/stock-ecu-discussion/53009-stock-sti-gc8-engine-control-unit-numbers-specs.html[/URL]

But sorry to say you probably just have a WRX
Cheers Amtrapid, at least now I know wher the ecu is,, everything that came with it, supporting docs, said it is an STI and if it wasn't, someone in Japan had gone to a lot of length to make it into one, I mean it's even got the "tuned by STI" sticker on the alternator belt guard, that gota mean it's legit right
But seriously thanks for the ecu link I was up reading stuff online until nearly 4am, it really is a head fuck trying to determine what's what
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