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Author Subaru Impreza Turbo 335bhp 315lb/ft - updated rebuild short block fitted- its alive!!
SetH
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Purchased in March 2011.

Please see full Spec listed below along with some initial Pictures:

The previous Owner provided me x 2 A4 ring binders crammed full of EVERY invoice, MOT and Service Record since new! Car has only covered 55k Miles.

Had a long drive back which gave ample time for testing and wanted to see how it compared to my previous Imprezas (WRX V3, STI V4 and V8 STi). Overall it is a very well setup and balanced car, the VF28 spools up fairly early and there is not much lag at all. The car stops very well with the Newage Brembo's (front and rear) and the Prodrive Bilstein setup with the ARB provides excellent cornering and does not sacrifice much ride comfort at all. I know it sits a bit high in the pictures but it really is an excellent balanced Chassis although probably better for fast road rather then track (Not focused enough).

Performance

335BHP/315ftlb @ 1.4bar

Engine Spec :
Hayward and Scott Decat Downpipe (Heat Wrapped)
Hayward and Scott Decat resonated Centre Section (Heat Wrapped)
TSL Group 'N' Rear silencer
Ported OE Header pipes
STi Version 8 Intercooler
Intercooler Air deflector
Interccooler WaterSpray (Manual and Auto)
Silicon Turbo Intake Pipe
SFS Silicon MAF Intake Pipe
Samco Turbo Hoses
Samco Boost/Vacum Hoses
Apexi Power Intake Induction Kit
VF28 Turbo (STi Version 5/6/P1)
Fuel Lab High Pressure Fuel Regulator
Custom Induction Kit Heatshield
Stainless Radiator Air Deflector
Spec-R Battery Clamp
Spec-R fuse Box Cover
Refurbished Red Inlet Manifold
Powder coated Header Tank
Powder coated misc brackets
Stainless Steel fittings

Engine Management :
Apexi PFC ECU and PFC Commander, Running 1.4bar 335BHP

Suspension :
New/Rare Prodrive Bilstein 40mm Inverted Shock Absorbers
Eibach Lowered Coil Springs
Front Strut Brace
Rear Strut Brace
Poly Bushed Front ARB
Poly Bushed Front Drop Links
Poly Bushed and Solid Rear Drop Links
Whiteline Adjustable Rear ARB

Wheels & Tyres :
Genuine Prodrive PFF7's 8 x 18 Bright Flitter Alloys
Toyo T1-R 225/35x18 Tyres (about 6mm Tread)

Brakes :
STi 8 Gold Brembo Front Calipers
EBC Grooved/Dimpled 325mm Front Disks
STi 8 Gold Rear Brembo's on custom mounts
EBC Grooved/Dimpled 297mm Rear Disks
Ferrodo DS2500 Pads Front/Rear
DOT Racing 5.1 Fluid
Goodridge Hoses Front/Rear
Brake Stopper/Support

Exterior Styling :
Prodrive WR Rear Spoiler
STi Version 6 Front Splitter
STi Version 5/6 Fog Covers
Colour Coded Skirts
Re-Undersealed and Painted Inner Wheel arches
STi Rear Lights
Clear Side Repeaters
Clear Front Indicators

Interior :
STi Version 5/6 Interior
Defi Style 3-Gauge Pod
Defi Electronic Boost, Oil Pressure and Oil Temp Gauges
Defi Gauge Controller (In Glovebox)
Autometer AFR Gauge in A-Pillar Gauge Pod
Richbrook Gear Gaiter surround

















[Edited on 10-04-2011 by SetH]

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SetH
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To be carried out this Weekend :

Fit Crystal side light lenses to match headlights.

Fit Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump. (Car is still running the standard pump and although it has been running fine since 2006 it will pretty much be maxed out flow wise and thus I am fitting the Walbro as a safety measure).
corsasportsam
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I want this car... Classic scoobys are great!!! Would have to keep my corsa aswell tho lol
0775kieran
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my brother used to have a classic sti :
http://www.corsasport.co.uk/carimages/9704/9613_dsc00246.jpg

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/carimages/9704/9112_dsc00245.jpg

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/carimages/9704/8383_dsc00247.jpg

its somewhere in scotland now though

[Edited on 08-04-2011 by 0775kieran]
Ingham
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Jealous much and has it been to the Nurburgring?
SetH
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quote:
Originally posted by Jonny Ingham
Jealous much and has it been to the Nurburgring?


Not with me in it

Would have been going with Ojc and the imbeciles next Month but cant get the time of Work.
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quote:
Originally posted by 0775kieran
my brother used to have a classic sti :

its somewhere in scotland now though



Just like my first ever Scooby, White Classic STi
SetH
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Replaced Standard Fuel Pump with Walbro 255lph

As mentioned before as a safety measure decided to replace the OEM fuel pump with a Walbro Item.

First of all had to remove rear seats. (bench in two parts)



This section literally just unclips



Exposing a metal cover over the fuel pump assembly



Removed metal cover revealing this :



Then removed Petrol Cap to relieve any pressure. Started car then disconnected the electrical feed to the pump assembly and ran car till it stalled (to remove any fuel that was in lines going to the assembly in an attempt to minimise leakage when removing them).



Rotated Pump assembly 180 degrees and pulled out from fuel tank leaving this swimming pool of fuel (maybe I should not have done this on a full tank)



Comparing old Pump with New :



New pump fitted into assembly :



Re-fitting was a reverse of the above procedure. No adjustments needed as fuel flow is controlled by a regulator in the engine bay. Think this was a good mod as a safety margin, the OEM one must have been pretty much at full flow.

Fitted Crystal side lights to match headlights

Ugly OEM sidelight lens:



And after fitting Crystal Lens :



And job done! (Note car has headlight/sidelight protectors fitted also)







[Edited on 10-04-2011 by SetH]
SetH
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Further Works Planned

Book car in to have a Rolling Road health check and assess potential for optimising/tweaking the map for 99 Octane (currently mapped for 97)

Fit New Cambelt & Tensioners
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cool, how much was it if you don't mind me asking?
SetH
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A lot more then a standard, high mileage average condition MY99
SetH
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New Parts Ordered

Genuine STi Footrest and Pedals
Black STi Mats with Red Piping
Flocked Roof Lining to replace the nasty light grey coloured one.

Not getting on with the JDM STi Seats, made for skinny gooks

Trying to source some Prodrive Recaros but rare as rocking horse shit.
0775kieran
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looking good but id ditch the subaru sunstrip
SetH
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quote:
Originally posted by 0775kieran
looking good but id ditch the subaru sunstrip


It is being replaced with a Time Attack Sunstrip and yes I go to at least 3 rounds of it each year and am a Groupie of Fee
3CorsaMeal
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very awesome, i like this.

mind me asking what kind of price something like this would be to buy now?
John
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Do you participate in time attack?

If you don't that will be 10x worse than a subaru one.
SetH
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Thank you for your comment John, I have responded in the following thread so as not to digress from my Project Thread.

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=600536
Graham88
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^

Looks good mate, not really a Scooby fan but I quite like that. Looks extremely clean
SetH
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Well I was stationary at a Junction last night waiting to turn right and some dippy cow ploughed into the back of me. I looked in the Mirror just before impact and saw that she was pissing about with her toddler on the back seat and thus moving forwards whilst looking behind here

Back bumper has cracks in the paint and has lost some paint in places, does not sit right (bent brackets maybe) and will need a new rear plate. Previous to this incident the car did not have a Mark on it so to say im pissed of at someone else's incomptence is an Understatment.

This Weekend's Work

Nothing overly exciting, need to trace a rattling sound (sounds like a heatshield).

Previous owner wrapped the centre section of the exhaust and this has aged and is now hanging off so will remove that. I am not a fan of wrapping centre sections as this usually means the rear silencer gets very hot = bumper melt or worse case heat fatigue on the exhaust brackets/hangers imo.

Fit genuine STi pedals to be done.

Probably get a mini detail in (depending on products arriving from polished bliss)

Oh and I might just do the Sunstrip for John

Car is booked in end of April for new Cambelt and RR health check with a view to remapping on 99 Octane.

Still awaiting delivery of the flocked roof lining.
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ffs, what is wrong with people

did you get out the car in a rage, i would of if i was hard like you, in fact you should of picked up her car with her inside it
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I had a wee blonde in a mini drive into the RR tyre the other day - couldnt work out what the fuck she had done but she cant have been looking where she was going

She said I reveresed into her

I was reverse parking into a space - I use my mirrors and she wasnt anywhere near the rear of the RR with its indicator 100% on and reverse lights on.

I got passed the point where you switch from looking behind to over your left shoulder. then THUD.

I thought i'd hit something small at the back of me, turned round to my right to see a blue mini at the front wheel

Got out to blast the fuck out of her but she was visibly shaking and there was no damage to mine

She said I reveresed into her... ER... no - I reveresed, turned into space and was going backwards into a space (so 90deg to her).

Nugget

Asked her what she wanted to do as mine wasnt marked. She said her car was damaged (really wasnt - it had a tiny scrape, the rest was rubbing off with fingers). When I advised her that I would 100% blame her and it wouldnt even be worth her excess she soon shut up and fucked off sharpish



[Edited on 15-04-2011 by AK]

[Edited on 15-04-2011 by AK]
SetH
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The driver sounds like Jade
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i would have used the old fuel pump 'bag' thing as opposed to the walbro, they arnt meant to be that good.

saw this forsale on 22b its prev owner was a proper enthusiast wasnt he
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dont even know what pump I have in mine but I'm running 400bhp.

Unknown pump, OE fuel reg and 900cc injectors

Cant for the life of me get fuel starvation with cut slicks or and the fuel light on Must have a large sock
SetH
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quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty
i would have used the old fuel pump 'bag' thing as opposed to the walbro, they arnt meant to be that good.

saw this forsale on 22b its prev owner was a proper enthusiast wasnt he


I debated this one in my head for a while. I kept the old bag when I fitted a Walbro to my STi V4.

I never drive around on fumes but I guess any chucking about on track with less then a 1/4 of tank may become an issue.

I may source a new OE bag, will only take 10 mins to fit it.

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