A new beginning with a new project car. Why a Subaru Impreza 2.5rs? It mostly has to do with this article: Old School Rules - Subaru Impreza vs Mitsubishi Evolution . I was completely shocked at what this car was capable of within a budget. So I decided to pull the trigger and build myself a “TrackWhore”. Definition of a “TrackWhore” : A car used/beaten on a race track on a consistent basis. My goal for this car is to put it on track but also have an ultra responsive daily driver that doesn’t need much to serve double duty. I also wanted to keep this entire project build under $14,000 (including the price of the car). In order to get the job done I needed to find a completely stock 98 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS at a really good price, which I did thankfully. After a few months of searching I was able to find a 1998 2.5RS with 115,000 miles with a clean carfax report.
As you can see, there were a few minor issues with the paint/body, but overall not a bad car for $3,400.
Now that I have the car, the next step is to develop a list of parts to get for the car. Here’s version 1 of the master list:
Version 8 JDM STI 2 liter motor with twinscroll turbo: Having a high redline stock and a ultra responsive turbo would be perferct for the street and track
JDM Stock ECU: Great for emissions and easy to flash
Top Mount Intercooler
6 Speed Transmission
STI Differential (Rear, Center, Front) with DCCD
STI Hubs with New Wheel Studs
Suspension & Brakes
KW Coilovers : Not Sure Which Ones.
4 Pot Front Brake and 2 Pot Rear Brakes
STI Aluminum Suspension Arms and Lateral Links
Wheels & Tires
Stock STI Wheels
Interior/Exterior & Other Misc Items
Depo Exterior Head Lights and Corner Lights
JDM Rear Tail Lights
JDM Rear Spats
22B Front Fenders
Version 5 Rear Wing
JDM Crash Beams
Steering with Quick Release
STI Shift Knob and E-Brake
Alpine Stereo System
JDM Gauge Cluster With 10,000 RPM Redline
Evo Recaro Front Seats
That should be it. Next step is to strip the car and get it into paint. Check back soon for next update.