Started on June 25 by imprezal23454

1993 Subaru Impreza L

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I own a 1993 Subaru Impreza L. I bought it when i was 15 from an old lady as my first car. I had already developed an obsession with Subaru before hand and i knew i wanted to modify it. Over a few years of working on it and finding awesome deals on used parts on RS25.com and the junkyard(who would have thought you can get a HKS intake for $2.88), i have come to this level. On July 5th, 5 days before i turned 17, i started a hybrid turbo build. With the help of a my very own support group on RS25.com, my friend Rob, Dad, and my generous girlfriend’s mom for letting me use her garage, i started. Just as i completed it at the end of summer break, my shortblock blew. Again i tore into the car which i worked so hard on throughout the 100 degree summer days. Fast forward through almost a year of problems and troubleshooting, i am now enjoying my turbo’d Impreza. Engine EJ18e shortblock EJ22e heads Cometic head gaskets ARP head studs WRX water pump TD04L turbo gutted WRX up pipe WRX exhaust manifold 4” catless bellmouth downpipe 3” catless ATR midpipe and axleback STI BPV WRX intercooler Samco TMIC coupler HKS 200mm filter modified stock WRX y pipe with Verocious Motorsports silicone extension Earls turbo feed line cut and welded crossmember Walbro fuel pump STI 550cc sidefeed injectors tapped oil pan Greddy Emanage Blue PRO Boost & A/R gauges custom made intake NGK one step colder plugs Royal Purple oil HKS Turbo Timer Option Imports 90 Degree Molded Tight Turn Elbow Brakes/Suspension/Rims 2.5rs springs 2.5rs endlinks Whiteline 20mm rear sway Whiteline HD brackets STI rear lateral links WRX rear disc brakes Axxis pads stainless steel rear brakes lines 2.5rs front disc brakes 17” Racing Hart replicas 205/40/17 General Exclaim UHP Exterior Lotus Storm Titanium paint 2.5rs hood 2.5rs headlights 2.5rs front bumper 2.5rs side skirts 2.5rs front grille v.6 STI front lip v.6 STI rear spats v.5 STI spoiler v.6 STI fog covers pink “i” badge side molding delete Interior Momo Millennium steering wheel Momo hub Momo shift knob

Latest updates
April 15
More..

more pictures..Why can’t you have more than one picture in an update?!

April 15
Some Pictures

Went for a photoshoot

Feb. 04
Clear Corners

In addition to the gold rims i bought some clear corners. It’s nice to take …

Feb. 04
Gold?

Picked up a set of OEM WRX rims painted gold for a great price.

Oct. 23
Rebuild Successful

Finished up the rebuild last week or so. Everything went great and turned right over, …

Oct. 04
The Rebuild

A month or so ago while on the highway my car started to overheat. I …

Aug. 14
The Dyno

Dyno’ed the car today. Boost was set at 17psi running on 93oct

July 06
Much Needed Suspension

This past week i went ahead and ordered new struts and springs. Before, i was …

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Greg
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June 25, 2009, 8:07 a.m.

Nice Impreza. Ive been on the look out for the hood and front bumper of a 2.5rs for the fiances car. I picked up a pair 2003 WRX seats. They helped a great deal and were 100% bolt in.

imprezal23454
June 25, 2009, 11:57 a.m.

Thanks Greg. I ended up just going to the dealer on those. You would be surprised how cheap they actually are, especially since they have free shipping. I defiantly agree on the WRX seats. I'm always looking to score some of those locally. .

Hydro
Aug. 9, 2009, 12:48 p.m.

Very nice car! Impreza L are the lightest impreza sedans and be can turned into a serious track beast! Looks like you've had a lot of fun building this. Check out my clubs site: http://www.westernsubaruclub.com

isaacsvwgti
Jan. 29, 2014, 12:04 a.m.

This is very nice. I'm 16 and just bought a 1993 impreza. Looking forward too see where I can go with it :D

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