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My latest project which started last september

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Now starting to put this back together:

Few jobs to do yet:

Finish Install all wiring looms

Order fuel tank/install fuel system

Decide whether to go flat bootfloor

Fit new seats/harnesses

Fit Turbo

Install Syvecs

General tidy up of Paintwork, started OS already.

Some current pics:

STI 5 Spoiler and Bootlid painted and waiting to be fitted:

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Wiring loom and Heater box Re-fitted:

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XXR530 ET20's fitted:

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Previous build thread here:

Race Car Build - DIY Style - Page 18

Front end loosely mocked up now:

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Off Axle stands too:

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Few Updates:

Jobs Completed:

Both ARB's repainted and fitted with Whiteline Droplinks

Spare wheel cut out and replaced with Flat sheet of composite.

Turbo Fitted

Intercooler Pipes fitted

Some engine bay tidying up of wiring

Heater Matrix connected.

Thanks to CJ for coming over today to help despite the poor weather conditions.

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At Bodyshop:

Firewall installed, few bits tidied also.

Alignment done.

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Had a few teething problems, but hopefully ironed most out now: Few later pics:

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Few updates after Daz moaned that i am no good at updating project threads!

Had a few issues with cooling, didnt feelnthe fans on it were up to much, so replaced them with 2 12" Pacets, now you can actually hear them working! Changed rad too as that was leaking at the seam by the endtanks:

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Put it back together just in time for Blyton Sprint, and trailered it up there to its birthplace! Lol. Daz very kindly let me store it at his the night before.

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At Blyton had some issues with coolant temp again, Daz attended with me and was a great help during the day, thanks Daz. We decided to change the aftermarket Header Tank on it back to an OEM one and try from there, a quick trip to Dazs saw one removed from my old JDM widetrack, back at track was re-fitted then went out again, found water temp to be sorted!

Some pics from the day:

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Finally after a few teething problems, met Simon JGM at SVA Imports today to finalise the map on the car.

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Big thanks to Simon for his patience over the past few months, even going out of his way and doing some interesting late night mapping sessions. Thanks again Simon.

Few other changes have been made since last update with the addition of Carbon Door Trims front and rear, New flocked dash etc. Will take some pics at the weekend and update.

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Tiles take note, there is life after the year on the drive.

Nice work, what sort of stats go with her? I'd reckon she's a whole lota Rosie.

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Very nice work. Good to see an Impreza modified for proper use rather than chavved up.

How's the handling with the wider track? The 22B road car was notoriously twitchy.

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There's something 'just right' about 2 door classic Imprezas.

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That looks absolute storming! Expect it is rather fast! 22B wings and sills considered but too costly?

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Car made 500.4 at the wheels on Dyno, this was on VPower only, too scared at the moment to try 20% Methanol mix!

Engine spec:

Fully Forged 2.5 with Head mods

Rotated Turbo

Rotated Inlet manifold

Garrett GT35 Turbo

6 Speed Gearbox

Syvecs ECU

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Very nice work. Good to see an Impreza modified for proper use rather than chavved up.

How's the handling with the wider track? The 22B road car was notoriously twitchy.

Thanks,

Handling is fine on track, bit twitchy on the road, however didn't build it for road use really, just wanted to use it on the road if I felt like it!

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Even I think that is cool. And I hate Chavmobiles. But that's not a Chavmobile, it's a properly sorted car for a specific purpose and that makes it very nice indeed.

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Agree with others - nice bit of kit. Love these build threads - mostly because I'd not have a clue where to begin!

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