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HELLO ALL

IM NEW TO THIS SITE AND THOUGHT ID LET YOU KNOW WHAT I HAVE BEEN UP TO AND WHAT IM DOING.

A QUICK EXPLENATION ABOUT HOW IT STARTED. I OWN A BODYSHOP IN SKEGNESS WITH MY FREIND AND WE BOTH HAVE A VERY GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF MODIFIEING AND TUNING. WEVE BOTH HAD EVOS AND MANY SUBARU`S. BECAUSE OF THIS WE THEN STARTED TUNING LOCAL SUBARUS FOR CUSTOMERS. THIS IS KNOW OUR SECOND BUISNESS. THE BODYSHOP IS DOING VERY WELL BUT WE LOVE TO WORK ON IMPREZAS AND FOCUS ALOT OF TIME ON THEM KNOW.

THE PROBLEM WE CAME ACROS IS THAT EVERYONE WANTED A FAST IMPREZA BUT DIDNT HAVE THE MONEY TO GO TO THE BIG NAME TUNERS AND USE ALL THE BEST PARTS YOU CAN GET.

SO I DECIDED TO MAKE AN IMPREZA 500+BHP AND LESS THAN A TON ON A BUDGET. TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR THE MONEY.

TO BE HONEST ALOT OF MY TIME WAS SPEN SHOPING ON EBAY TO GET GOOD PARTS AT LOW PRICES. AND SHOPING ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

ANYWAY. MY CAR. I BOUGHT AN STI RA VERSION 4 WICH IS THE BEST OPTION IF I WANTED TO LOSE ALOT OF WAIGHT OUT OF IT.

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THEN AFTER A 1 WEEK ID BEEN PLAYING WITH IT AND ON THE STANDARD ECU WITH A VF30 TURBO I GOT IT TO 348BHP

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AFTER ONLY 20 MILES IT WAS TIME TO START THE REAL WORK I HAD INTENDED USING A GT3082R TWISTED ON A FORGED 2L

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BUT THEN THIS CAUSED PROBLEMS WITH MASSES OF LAG SO RETHOUGHT THE IDEA OVER XMAS AND AFTER TALKING TO A FEW CRAZY AMERICANS I DECIDED THAT THE ONLY WAY I WAS GOING TO RUN A BIG TURBO ON A 2L WAS TO PUT THE TURBO IN THE FRONT BUMPER TO SHORTEN THE ROUTE.

THE RESON I WANT TO STAY WITH A 2L IS BECAUSE THE CLOSED DECK BLOCK ISNT THAT COSTLY TO GET HOLD OF. A 2.5 WILL SPLIT LINERS AT 500/500 AND A 2.35 IS ALOT OF CASH. AND THATS NOT WHAT THIS PROJECTS ABOUT.

SO THE WORK BEGAN.

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SPEC:

CLOSED DECK 2L

V4 STI CRANK

ACL RACE BEARINGS

EAGLE RODS

OMEGA PISTONS

ARP ROD AND HEAD STUDS

COMETIC GASKETS

STANDARD V4 STI HEADS.

CUSTOM HEADERS

GT3082R

CUSTOM EXHUAST

EXTERNAL WASTEGATE

AQUA MIST WITH METHANOL 50/50

REVERSED INLET.

THATS THE BASICS FOR THE ENGINE

ECU IS A POSUM BOURNE LINK.. THIS WILL RUN A CONSTANT MILD ANTI LAG. IN WHICH YOU OPEN THE THROTTLE BODY WITH THE ADJUSTER SREW TO .10 OPEN, THEN RETARD THE SPARK AND YOU HAVE MILD ANTI LAG.

GEARBOX IS 6 SPEED AND A CUSCO TWIN PLATE CLUTCH. BOTH I STILL NEED TO GET YET. MOKED IT ALL UP TO MY OLD BOX.

I HAVE NEARLY FINISHED THE ENGINE BUILD SO IT WAS TIME TO START THE SHELL. STRIPING THE WAIGHT OUT AND GETTING IT READY FOR THE CAGE AND TWO BUCKET SEATS.

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I HAVE REMOVED THE FRONT CHASSI MEMBER TO ALLOW FOR THE TURBO I HAVE ALSO REMOVED 3.3" OUT OF THE DEPTH OF THE LEG. I STRENGTHEND IT ALL AND THEN BOXED THE LEG BACK UP.

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NOW TIME FOR PAINT PREPERATION. WHILST I WAS DOING THIS I HAD MY MATE THE AUTO ELECTRIAN REMOVE ALL THE WIREING I DIDNT NEED.

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REMOVING ALL THE SOUND DEADING WAS A NASTY JOB BUT WELL WORTH DOING. THEN IT WAS INTO THE BOOTH FOR PRIMING AND PAINTING.

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THE COLOUR. WELL IM NOT ONE FOR BEING THE SAME I LIKE TO BE DIFFERNT. AND ONCE SEEN NEVER FORGOTEN.

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SO WHAT DO YOU THINK SO FAR.

THE ONLY THING THAT IM STRUGLING WITH IS A MANUAL STEERING RACK. I WOULD LIKE TO GET ONE FROM ANOTHER STANDARD SUBARU BUT DONT KNOW WHAT MODEL FITS.

THE ONLY OTHER THING I CAN DO IS USE AN ELECTRIC PUMP.

ALL HELP GREATFUL :thumbup:

HOPE YOU LIKE IT..................... :thumbup:

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HELLO BUD USEUALY I WOULD DO AN EXTERNAL PAINT FOR AROUND £1200 BUT FRONT END I.E BONNET BUMPER WINGS AROUND £450 MATE DEPENDING ON WHAT WANTS DOING.

Car is dark blue mettalic 2002 bugeye but i am doing a blob eye conversion to it !!!!

So it will either be

bonnet

wings

front bumper with splitter

side skirts

sti rear spoiler

or a complete blow over in black ??

i like the idea of going to black as with the car being dark met already should make it easier for the sprayer ???

Edited by Loony Toon

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to be honest make to change the colour of the car isnt realy a good thing to do as every bit you see when you open the doors in the boot under the bonnet ex. but if you just wanted the inside the doors under the bonnet but not he engine bay then your looking around 1700.

the blob eye coversion is a good idea i painted one a lad has done himself recently and makes it look alot better.

i would keep it the same colour and do the coversion. :thumbup:

its just alot of money to colour change a car. :thumbup:

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to be honest make to change the colour of the car isnt realy a good thing to do as every bit you see when you open the doors in the boot under the bonnet ex. but if you just wanted the inside the doors under the bonnet but not he engine bay then your looking around 1700.

the blob eye coversion is a good idea i painted one a lad has done himself recently and makes it look alot better.

i would keep it the same colour and do the coversion. :thumbup:

its just alot of money to colour change a car. :thumbup:

Tbh i was thinking door shuts, boot, and outside of car as the engine bay is not a worry as wont ever get seen lol

So to spray the bits up in the original colour im looking at 450 ish ??

How much does it cost to add a metal flake top coat just to add a little sparkle if you know what i mean ???

Edited by Loony Toon

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thats around 2500 for the flake. as it takes around 7 times the amount of laquer to cover them.

this isnt advisble because when thay were first released thay were made by rage paints but know thay have stopped makeing them and are only bad coppys around which just make it look like a lot off little dots unless there is bright sunlight on it.

yes it would be around 450 plus a little extra for skirts and spoiler.

the lot for 570 mate.

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thats around 2500 for the flake. as it takes around 7 times the amount of laquer to cover them.

this isnt advisble because when thay were first released thay were made by rage paints but know thay have stopped makeing them and are only bad coppys around which just make it look like a lot off little dots unless there is bright sunlight on it.

yes it would be around 450 plus a little extra for skirts and spoiler.

the lot for 570 mate.

Oh dont want all that weight then :thumbup:

Maybe just a blow over with door shuts, boot inside and all over then !!!

How much and have you a contact number ???

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getting them ready for paint to go on a special car haha.

painted

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got my reversed inlet back and started removing all the brackets i dont need.

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next to a standard one to compare...

few bits back on the car

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fitted the seats. drivers side to were i need it and the passenger one to the floor to keep centre of gravity down ;)

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id like to do a few track days and quater miles. if im any good as a driver id like to be competing with you next year :cussing:

sorry to here about the trouble you had a the first round

Edited by richtypera

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thanks chap. few pics of the spoiler and wheels on.

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[and steering wheel

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its comin on now nearly time for the mechanical bit. cant wait im holding myself back so i get all the jobs done instead of starting everything at once. :icon_butt:

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