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post #1 of 194 Old 07-05-2007, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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GrimmSpeed Project L

I know this isnt a 2.0....well not yet. So i finally got bored with the wrx and parted it out and now its in its stock form getting ready to be sold....of course i couldnt go to long without a project going on so i picked up a 96 L. I dont plan to get to crazy with it has money is tight right now. first i'll take care of some of the supporting mods before i touch the engine. i would like to keep all external body parts oem as for this is going to be a sleeper.

Plans are something like this:

ej20 swap
aps fmic - so i dont have to get a scoop'd hood
reverse intake manifold
slot wrx brakes
wrx calipers
ss brake lines
vf30 pnp'd and coated
roll cage
wrx seats front/rear
front strut bar
rear strut bar
FHI 20mm rear sway
Optima battery relocation to trunk
STi i/c tank used for windshield washer moved to trunk
2.25 06 WRX axleback
i put the wrx stockers on when i first got it


those are the things i can think of so far. if you have any opinions on some of the stuff please speak up because i consider myself a complete noob when it comes to these older models.









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got the cryo treated brakes on with wrx calipers and hawk hps pads. everything went smoothly. the bolts were rusted all to hell but nothing a torch couldnt take care of.

oh..and threw on some stainless lines too.






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looks like a fun project car. Lots of us like those years Imprezzas due to their lightweight yet modern suspensions.

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some more progress this week....

if you're ever bored dont say "i think i shall take the tar and sound deadening material out of my car"


shaved 6.5lbs by taking a portion of the bumper beam off to help fit the fmic


saved 1.5lbs by take the bottom seatbelts out


and of course the fun tar removal



save another 6.5lbs from the tar/sound deadening


so i was able to take off 14.5lbs today..not to bad.

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Love your enthusiasm for this sleeper classic Legacy project!! Keep us posted looks great so far. For true sleeper status def get the black knight APS front mount. It would be pretty sweet to stay with those rims and then surprise the crap out of people when you get her built.
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Document all your progress. This project is begging to get featured in SubieSport Magazine.
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will do, that would be awesome to be featured in subiesport.

more progress..

tried to get those fenders wider so i can fit the wide r-compounds underneath. didnt turn out as well as i wanted but my buddy(pictured) is coming back to help redo them.









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for the love of keeping the outside as stock as possible i needed to fit the front mount underneath the stock L bumper. it went ok, there was definitely ALOT more cutting to do to the L bumper cover than the wrx bumper cover. i was able to salvage about 2/3s of the bumper beam(see cut pieces above). i'm very happy with the turn out....looks sooo sleeperish. i do wish i was able to keep the fogs but i couldnt manage to do that...i'll have to think of a way to mount some hellas somewhere.








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wow i hope i dont see you on the street and not know it

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nice work so far keep it up
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god damn that front end is an AMAZING sleeper. Amazing fabrication work there... you are really impressing us!

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so i think i'm going to rip out all the hard brake lines and re route them and use stainless lines. its gonna run more than i'd like(500 w/ svx booster/cylinder) but i'd really like to get rid of the abs and clean up things. thoughts?

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use some dry ice to get off the tar/sound dediner..it worked great on a 240sx of mine a while back ago.
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lol, it kills me that you weighed your tar chips

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lol, it kills me that you weighed your tar chips
hey, well at least now you know

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