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Route 66 Raceway - Joliet, IL
** July 21, 2019 **

Shawn W's 1997 Impreza L

Member #12623 :: Car Show Entry (Best Impreza 93-01)

Car Description:
Out of the hundreds below is what comes to mind first. This car has gone through 3 revisions and I've owned it 3 years. I've meticulously pieced it together from parts from personal trips to Japan, items from other Subarus and in some cases other OEMs. There's a LOT of aftermarket and JDM pieces on it as well, but this list would get boring if I listed everything. It currently weighs in at 2630lbs with everything and makes 435 AWHP with E85.

***Engine/Other Mods***
JDM EJ207 V8
02 WRX + IAM AVCS Wiring Kit
Carberry Flexfuel Tuned by Boosted Performance (One of the first 16 Bits in the US)
GM Flexfuel Sensor and GM BCS (I hate that I have GM parts on my car)
Grimmspeed TMIC
Blouch Dom 1.5 XTR (Twinscroll sonnnnn)
Tomioka Downpipe (JDM For the twinscroll)
Go Fast Bits BOV 50/50
ID 1050 Injectors
Tomei EL Headers + Ceramic Coating
Holley Hydramat
Borla Hush Exhaust
PC680 Battery with Evo IX kit (This was before it was cool to do it on Subarus)
Powder-Coated and shaved Intake Manifold and Turbo Coolant Reservoir.

***Interesting Interior Details***
3D Printed and designed gauge mount ashtray delete. (yes the door closes to hide the AFR gauge)
2005 STi Dash/Center
Evo IX Seats
02 WRX Rear seats with passthrough
Defi BF Gauges
2012 STi Steering Wheel + Functioning buttons
2014 Forester Auto-Dimming Mirror
Dampened Interior Trim Corners to reduce rattling at little weight cost
JDM Front and Rear Foglight switches

***Drivetrain and Suspension***
Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers + Cusco Pillowball Mounts
2015+ STi Steering Rack (13:1 Ratio)
Type RA JDM 4.44 (Hardened + front quaife helical diff) + DCCD (+ DCCD Pro) Wired into dash
Driveshaft Pros Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
Type RA R180
04 STi Rear Knuckles and Driveshafts
StopTech Front Big Brake Kit + 2 Piece Rotors
JDM Rear 2 Pots
TSSFab Front Tubular Subframe
JDM STi Front LCAs
04 Rear Lateral Links

***JDM and Exterior Stuffffff***
JDM 86F Steel Blue Mica Paint
JDM Fender Coolant Reservoir
JDM Front/Rear Crash Beams
S201 Replica Scoop
22B Style Hood Vents
JDM Hood
JDM Folding Mirrors
Bugeye JDM Fogs
JDM Style WRX Decals
JDM Fender Badging
JDM Rear Window + Wiper
2015 Corolla LED Projectors
2015+ WRX Aftermarket DRLs
JDM Rear Taillights
JDM Spats
JDM Bumpers
V6 JDM Grill
Other JDM Things
WRX RG345 BBS Wheels (same as 22B but at 7" width)

If you've made it this far congratulations!

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