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Old 08-10-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Mike's 2.5rs, daily driver and weekend warrior

Well I figured I'd better transfer over my journal from other forums, so here it goes:

Here's my 2001 STM 2.5rs coupe!





I got my GM6 after looking for over a year, I am pretty picky about what I wanted and eventually settled for this bone stock 2001 STM 5-speed coupe with really low miles, 67xxx miles I believe on said motor.



I loved the car and I had always been dead-set on getting another original impreza, just not a wagon this time.
Some MUST have mods included clear lights, pink i badge, and a good wash, detail, wash again, detail again, etc.











So far here's the mod list:

Interior:
STi V6 Type R Front Seats
STi V6 Type R Rear Seats
STi center console plaque
STi Aluminum Pedals
STi Spec-C Type RA-R Shift Knob
New 2.5rs floormats
New center armrest extender
Broadway Rearview Mirror
LED Dome/Map/Trunk Lights (great addition)
OEM Impreza Trunk Light Kit

Exterior:
STi Trunk Badge
STi Fender Badges
STi Foglight Covers
STi V6 Carbon Fiber Bakemono-Imports Wing
STi V6 Front Lip
STi Black License Plate Frame
STi Pink i badge
STi Valve Stem Caps
STi JDM Tail lights
Clear Depo Corner Lights
Clear Depo Sidemarkers
Clear Depo Bumper Lights
Black Bumper Vents
RS25.com Sticker
Hella Supertones

Engine/bay:
Radiator Shroud
Aluminum Billet STi oil cap
1.3bar STi High Pressure Radiator Cap
Stromung Dual Tip Axleback Exhaust
Kartboy exhaust bushings

Suspension/Drivetrain:
Rota Grids, 17x8 245/45/17 Hankook Ventus RS2's
Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers
STi Brembo F/R Brakes
Hawk HPS Pads
Stoptech SS Brake Lines
STi SPT Short Throw Shifter
Kartboy Front Shifter Bushings
Whiteline Rear Differential Bushings (clunk-killer)
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Noltec Rear Camber Plates
Noltec Rear Endlinks
Heavy Duty Rear Sway Bar Mounts
STi SPT Rear Shifter Bushing
STi 20mm rear sway bar
STi Group N Transmission Mount
STi Group N Front Tophats
Cusco Rear Lower Arm Brace
Cusco Type OS Front Strut Bar
Cusco Egay Replica Rear Strut Bar
TiC Narrow Pivot Bushings
TiC Fender Braces
TiC Transmission Crossmember Bushings

As for the future, I am mostly wanting to keep it NA because I commute a lot to school and work, so I will be mostly focusing on suspension and visual mods.
I plan on making it look like a v6 sti, and then either when I graduate school or the motor blows, it will be swapped.
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Last edited by X379; 01-03-2012 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Updated mod list
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:30 PM   #2
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Its about time you make one hahaa
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:00 PM   #3
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Very Nice Subie!!!
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:36 PM   #4
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Beautiful car bro. I like it.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:17 AM   #5
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that is a SUPER clean RS
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:35 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kwiksilverwrx View Post
that is a SUPER clean RS
Thanks, there aren't many around


Updates to the car as follows,

Paul @ DBTuned introduced me to Tanabe GF210s and I am going with those as well as KYB struts, next month I am also deciding on either a whiteline anti lift kit, or the roll center adjuster. What would you guys go with, based on the new springs and struts?
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:28 AM   #7
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ask jdblock.. he knows quite a bit about suspention haha
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:41 AM   #8
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Alk will minimize negative camber loss while cornering and help with steering feel. The roll center adjuster will bring your roll couple back in line. Do both.
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:08 PM   #9
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Thanks jdblock Sounds like I should save up a bit more and just knock it all out at once. The main thing I am concerned with is by lowering the car I am adjusting it's roll center, which makes cornering worse. I would imagine that I need the roll center adjuster and everything will work out fine. That and a good alignment
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:20 PM   #10
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Small update, JDM tail lights going on tonight/tomorrow morning! Will post pics later tonight or tomorrow
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