wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
5/27/22 3:18 p.m.

2002 Subaru Impreza Outback sport wagon JF1GG68592G822874 purchased and built in late 2018

Engine/ECU/harness swap to AVCS EJ253 from 2006 Impreza. Converted to FWD

Raced with NASA RM 2019, 2020, 2021 in ST6 (built to Front4 rules) multiple podiums, ZERO mechanical DNFs !

Weighs 2510# low fuel (without driver)

Cage fabricated by The Denver doughnut shop to heavier NASA specs, easily converted to FIA specs with additional bars

Car can be used for circuit racing, rally cross, hill climbs, stage rally,  time trials, time attack etc. Great for enduro events (headlights, wipers, adjustable seat and column) Drivetrain easily converted to turbo, back to AWD, RWD etc. Lots of racing options !

$9000 includes AIM cam, Solo DL2, all spares etc.

Happy to email full build info and pictures upon request cwblues40@gmail.com

wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
6/27/22 4:04 p.m.

Interest in this car has been.....well...non existent!

What's up with that ?

randyracer
randyracer New Reader
7/3/22 3:18 p.m.

Hi, Wagonracer, I love wagons, too, and have a hot-rodded Volvo 740 Turbo 16V wagon.  Somehow seems not clear if your wagon is together and running?  Ready to race?  Project?  And what the hey is an AVCS EJ253?  2.5 l. NA Subie flat four?  125 hp?  I'm just guessing here.  If it was WRX swapped it woulda been a firestorm, no offense.

 

Include more info on what this is and how it runs?  Was it racing or time trials?  

 

Your pal RandyRacer

wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
7/27/22 2:53 p.m.

In reply to randyracer :

Hi Randy, the car was W2W raced, the EJ 253 is the naturally aspirated SOHC 2.5 with variable valve timing. It dynoed at 147 WHP and 152 WT. Yes, it is a strong runner. I'm going to link lots of photos and full build list in next post. Thanks for your interest, apologies for slow reply

wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
7/27/22 2:57 p.m.

Full pics can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/182951801@N05/albums/72177720299068295

2002 Subaru Impreza Outback sport wagon JF1GG68592G822874 purchased and built in late 2018

Engine/ECU/harness swap to AVCS EJ253 from 2006 Impreza. Converted to FWD

Raced with NASA RM 2019, 2020, 2021 in ST6 (built to Front4 rules) multiple podiums, ZERO mechanical DNFs !

Weighs 2510# low fuel (without driver)

Cage fabricated by The Denver doughnut shop to heavier NASA specs, easily converted to FIA specs with additional bars

Car can be used for circuit racing, rally cross, hill climbs, stage rally,  time trials, time attack etc. Great for enduro events (headlights, wipers, adjustable seat and column) Drivetrain easily converted to turbo, back to AWD, RWD etc. Lots of racing options !

 

 feel free to ask questions to : cwblues40@gmail.com

 

Selling complete w/ lots of spares, including all safety gear, AIM camera, Solo 2 DL, transponder etc. $9000 firm. Would rather provide inexpensive turn key entry to racing than part out for more $$

 

SUSPENSION/BRAKES:

Aluminum STi front control arms

Whiteline adjustable rear lateral links

ISC track coilovers w/10k 12k Triple-S springs

Front adjustable camber plates

Whiteline rear sway bar w/Kartboy endlinks

No front swaybar

Whiteline front strut tower brace

Power steering rack w/new inner tie rods from 2006 donor

ABS from 2006 donor

All new:

wheel bearings all 4

Front CV axles

OE Brake calipers all 4

OE rotors all 4

DBA XP650 pads front

Akebono pads rear

Motul RB fluid

Earl’s stainless steel brake lines

ARP wheel studs long

2 sets OZ Racing Superleggera wheels 17”

Toyo R888R 4 used, 2 brand new 225/45/R17

 

ENGINE, DRIVETRAIN:

Stock AVCS EJ253 2.5 SOHC on tune-able 2006 ECU

slight weap-hole leak, engine is tired @nearly 200K

ZF Design built FWD 5spd w/CUSCO LSD,

Exedy OE clutch

OE airbox with fog light hole intake

New MAF and o2 sensors

brand new coil, wires NGK plugs

AEM 320LPH 65mm fuel pump

New OE fuel pump housing

Stainless exhaust header and cat delete pipe

DEI Titanium wrap

Custom rear exhaust pipe (ebay muffler w/Akropovic decal LOL!)

Mishimoto racing radiator

Mishimoto oil cooler w/thermostat sandwich plate

 

 

SAFETY:

Denver doughnut shop built 3500# NASA spec roll cage w/door bars

Sparco Circuit II seat FIA 2023

Sparco aluminum seat bracket w/sliders

Sparco steel seat base

OMP 6 point harness FIA 2022

OMP fire system mechanical release (two nozzles underhood, one in cockpit)

NRG steering wheel and quick release hub

MOMO steering hub adaptor

G-Force Racing Right side net

Ultra-shield cage mounted Window net (expired)

SFI High density cage padding (extra included)

Column lock removed

Functional front wipers, Headlights and horn

Longacre wide angle mirror

 

 

WEIGHT SAVINGS, AERO:

Weighs 2510# low fuel, without driver

Doors and hatch fully gutted

Lexan windows (all except windshield)

Aluminum WRX hood, scoop deleted

Sound deadening, roof ribs removed

Gutted dash (weighs 6#)

Spare tire well removed

aluminum cargo area floor

Rear diff, T-brace, driveshaft, axles all removed for FWD conversion

Front U-brace removed

ABS fog light covers

ABS font lip

Polycarbonate front splitter (meets ST6 rules)

ABS rear diffuser

Braille battery

 

SPARES AND DATA:

FWD 5spd (open diff)

Extra Cusco LSD brand new

Original Rear diff, T-brace, driveshaft, rear CV axles

OE Front swaybar and links

Front U-brace/subframe addition/numerous names

New Hawk HP+ front pads

New Akebono rear pads

Extra rotors

2 OZ Racing Superleggera (no tires)

AIM smartycam w/power cable wired in car

AIM GPS unit

AIM Solo2 DL w/ECU data cable

AMB rechargeable X2 racing transponder w/racekey, charger etc.

Stock wheels w/snow tires for storage/transport

Four 5 gal VP racing fuel jugs and nozzle

Misc fluids

wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
8/8/22 12:39 p.m.

I sure hope someone sees the sense in grabbing this up on the cheap before I bombard the classifieds with a part out. Between the AIM stuff, the LSD and the OZ wheels, there's more than half of my asking price in value $$

Come on, now !!

Thank you for telling your friends about this deal

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/8/22 2:15 p.m.

Location? Sorry if I missed it.

wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
8/12/22 2:27 p.m.

In reply to dyintorace :

Beautiful Taos, N.M. 

WillG80
WillG80 GRM+ Memberand Reader
8/15/22 10:08 p.m.

I'm not sure if your cage will pass ARA tech (I didn't look at the pictures). But if it does post it Facebook on the NA Rally FS page. People will fight over it at that price. Caged Subarus are $10k+. 
 

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
8/16/22 6:54 a.m.

In reply to WillG80 :

Going off what I can see in the photos, the cage is missing about a dozen tubes for ARA- it could probably be brought up to spec but it'd be a roof off job.

wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
8/22/22 7:39 a.m.

In reply to WillG80 :

 Thank you for that tip, I will join and post it to that group. 

engiekev
engiekev HalfDork
8/23/22 7:09 a.m.

Agree on the cage and being fwd it might appeal to someone just starting in rally, however that will be a niche buyer (new to rally, but can fab a new cage and get safety equipment ARA spec).  But at that price it'll probably sell very quick in the rally community, good luck!

engiekev
engiekev HalfDork
8/23/22 7:11 a.m.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ said:

In reply to WillG80 :

Going off what I can see in the photos, the cage is missing about a dozen tubes for ARA- it could probably be brought up to spec but it'd be a roof off job.

Would the cage pass NASA rally rules? Might be worth figuring out and advertise as such.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
8/23/22 7:15 a.m.

In reply to engiekev :

Nope, it's short a bunch of diagonals and gussets for stage rally in general.  If the tubing sizes and wall thickness are appropriate it could be added to.

wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
8/24/22 11:50 a.m.

In reply to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

Thanks for the correct input. Cage was built to NASA club racing CCR 3001-4000 spec 1.75" x .120" Brian at Denver Doughnut Shop built it so that it could be brought up to FIA spec with additions. I do not know how that compares to ARA spec

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
8/24/22 11:51 a.m.

In reply to wagonracer :

Basically the same, ARA even cites FIA 253 in their rules iirc.

wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
8/24/22 11:55 a.m.

In reply to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

Coolio, Thanks again. I have already gotten inquiries from the NA Rally group on Faceplant

wagonracer
wagonracer New Reader
9/1/22 2:54 p.m.

El bumpus Maximous ;)

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