View Full Version : "Kaci" - 1994 Subaru Impreza WRX


Driv3r
12-19-2009, 10:28 PM
The Specs:
Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza WRX
Year: 1994
Engine: 2.0L Turbocharged Boxer 4
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Horsepower: 240hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque: 206lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Milage: 140,000Km's


Aftermarket:
- 17" WRX Wheels
- Zero/Sports 2.5" Cat-Back Exhaust with a 4" Tip
- Pioneer Speakers and Alpine Amplifier
- Blitz Boost Gauge
- Turbo Timer
- Razo Pedals
- Rally Armour Mudflaps
- Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
- Cusco Front Shift Bushings


http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs007.snc3/11440_373519715721_758825721_10219745_2707266_n.jp g

monkey.wesley
12-19-2009, 11:05 PM
Nice ride! Is that a Japanese plate? Cause it certainly doesn't look Albertan. Also, it looks like you have nearly no snow in Edmonton, unless that is an older pic. haha

We just got a fresh batch of snow today in Winnipeg. haha

Killua
12-20-2009, 03:56 PM
Nice ride! I had a feeling you were going to get a Subaru after eading your last post in the Soarer's thread.

In my opinion, GC Imprezas are the most appealing ones, and that japanese style plate gives it that special touch! I wish I knew were to get one in my country, lol.

Be careful with the transmission though, I have read countless times that they were weak in the first generation Imprezas.

Bl0cks
12-20-2009, 04:00 PM
Very nice. Do you have any goals, ideas you have for the car?

Sinister
12-20-2009, 04:45 PM
Nice ride! Is that a Japanese plate? Cause it certainly doesn't look Albertan. Also, it looks like you have nearly no snow in Edmonton, unless that is an older pic. haha

We just got a fresh batch of snow today in Winnipeg. haha

obviously that first image is older.
depending on where you are in the city you have from 3-5" up to 3-4feet

Zpectre
12-20-2009, 07:08 PM
The best car in the forum.

Linkin
12-20-2009, 07:13 PM
Were you giving it full throttle on the way back? I'm pretty sure you were beating us in the Impreza by quite a bit...

GTR
12-20-2009, 07:42 PM
The best car in the forum.

Click "Home".

It's a really nice ride though, no denying that. But I'm not feeling those headlight at all. Too much Corolla in there.

Driv3r
12-20-2009, 09:35 PM
Yeah, that first picture is from the previous owner, who took it sometime this summer in Calgary. I gave it full throttle only once as the clutch slips under WOT and full boost. Most of the time it was just 5th gear and less then half throttle :P

@Blocks: Nothing big at the moment, but there are a few Version 6 STi things I wouldn't mind getting my hands on...

I was planning to clean it up tommorow, but my garage isn't done and I don't want to leave it outside to freeze overnight. And I heard its gonna snow... perhaps I'll get Linkin to snap some winter drifting shots?

Edit: New shot from this morning, you can see the Soarer in front of it;

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs027.snc3/11440_375501735721_758825721_10234712_6955358_n.jp g

Driv3r
12-25-2009, 10:18 PM
Blah! Been having so much fun with this thing I haven't really had time to snap some pics or even clean it up haha! Managed to get a few the other day after a quick wash, untill my camera died.

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4326/img0122lc.jpg
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2617/img0123rv.jpg
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7209/img0125r.jpg
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9615/img0132k.jpg

Texhnolith
12-28-2009, 04:46 AM
Damn look at that :) loved the Soarer tho.
Now do the same a friend of mine did with his 99 Impreza.. pump it up to 300hp, blow the engine, swap it for a closed deck 2.0 egine with forged internals and get 400hp O_o. man that car of his is gonna be fast :P

SLZ Roadstar
12-28-2009, 05:22 AM
Thats a nice ride you got there. Thats my fav Subie. :D

Driv3r
12-28-2009, 11:39 PM
@Texhnolith: Yeah, the Soarer was nice, but she needed a lot of work. Besides the GC8 is so much funner and practical for what I want in every way - 4 Doors, 5 Speed, AWD etc... That sounds wicked about your friends Impreza, well the 400hp part at least, not the engine going kaboom lol.

Got around to some proof, interior, engine and a few random things today, as well as a quick walk around video;

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4518/img0134nu.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/bondobuster/IMG_0136.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/bondobuster/IMG_0157.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/bondobuster/IMG_0159.jpg

Link to the video (It's on Facebook): http://www.facebook.com/video/?upload#/video/video.php?v=389320795721

Texhnolith
12-29-2009, 08:29 AM
@Texhnolith: Yeah, the Soarer was nice, but she needed a lot of work. Besides the GC8 is so much funner and practical for what I want in every way - 4 Doors, 5 Speed, AWD etc... That sounds wicked about your friends Impreza, well the 400hp part at least, not the engine going kaboom lol.

Yea we were having a Wangan Warriors meeting at the Nurburgring, he was coming in later.. when all of a sudden i got a phone with him on the other side "i wont be coming, i blew my engine while doing 249kmph" he knew it was gonna happen someday.. with over 200k km on the engine with it tuned up to 300bhp keeping it at high revs its just a matter of time :)

O well, its going to be one kick *** car ones its done next spring/summer. (You can check out his car on the wangan site.. no updates since it busted the engine but a nice idea on how he had it)

See you got yourself a nice expensive lil blitz turbo pressure gauge too :P
Any plans with this ride? I recommend a BoostControler :)

Zpectre
12-29-2009, 12:25 PM
Click "Home".

Not a Subaru, sorry. :D

The pics are very nice.

Killua
12-29-2009, 01:52 PM
Cool pictures. The car looks healthy too!

BTW, it says "Tourbocharged" in the first post.

EVO9MR
12-29-2009, 07:20 PM
looks sweet! though i still like the soarer a wee bit moar.... this will grow on meh! :D

Driv3r
01-08-2010, 11:14 PM
@Texhnolith: Yeah, I wouldn't mind doing a few things like a boost controller, but first I gotta go my clutch lol. I also want to do a whole new front end on it - Version 6 Front bumper and lip spoiler, new mesh grill, and maybe a new wing out back. I wouldn't mind getting some new wheels with a bit more lip to them as well, but for now these will do as I have yet to see them on another JDM GC8 here in town.

@EVO9MR: The Soarer was alright, but I don't miss it. The GC8 is better then it in almost every aspect, the only thing I find better in the Soarer is highway driving. This car has almost the same power as the Soarer, but its about 1,000lbs lighter, and has the advantage of a 5 Speed. It may not accelerate as smooth as the Soarer, put it pulls way harder thanks to AWD. And on that note, it handles a million times better then the Soarer with way less body roll (for obvious reasons lol).

Here's a few new shots courtesy of Linkin;

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/2734/r01e.jpg
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6734/d03b.jpg
http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/7697/d02.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1431/s01b.jpg
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3775/st01b.jpg

EVO9MR
01-10-2010, 12:21 AM
you know what, im really starting to like it, i believe you should going to the 22b section for body parts and respray it a nice blue!

Flippen Pippen
01-10-2010, 02:29 AM
I'm really liking the 4th picture.

Driv3r
01-16-2010, 10:46 PM
Yeah, 4th is one of my favorites of the still shots we took. A little update, got a few things for it;

OMG A BOX!! But whats in it?!

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2168/img0159z.jpg
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/696/img0160y.jpg

Rally Armours for my currently dead GC8!

And out with the old and in with the new;

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/53/img0194ow.jpg
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8536/img0195e.jpg
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3774/img0196xs.jpg
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/4593/img0198vv.jpg

A Walbro 255 fuel pump. And yes you read that right, the car is dead at the moment. No idea what's wrong with it, it just died the other day at work for no apparent reason. This is why I got the Walbro 255 fuel pump as all the signs pointed towards a failed fuel pump. Figured I might as well upgrade it, so I swapped in the 255 today and she still didn't fire. Guess she's getting towed to a Subaru dealer on Monday to figure out wtf is wrong and get it fixed. It's quite a piss off as I've only had the car for less then a month and only put about 2500Km's on it. And lately the weather we're having is above average so the roads have been pretty clear of ice, and with the car being on summer tires and the warmer weather I've had the chance to open her up a little more...


Here's a few pictures from the weekend before she died (A little dirty, but its a Subaru so who cares?);

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/7080/img0172s.jpg
http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/1989/img0175bs.jpg
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/4577/picture037h.jpg
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/5962/img0161k.jpg
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7861/img0163mw.jpg

That's how she sits at the moment, locked in a basement at work. :'(

GTR
01-16-2010, 11:18 PM
Looks good.

Still say you need new head lights. A new grill too. At least paint the middle part of it black and leave the frame the same color as it is.

Driv3r
01-28-2010, 12:57 AM
Eventually they will come my friend. This is how I want mine to look like when I'm done;

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8746/img2452u.jpg

So what I need for that:


Version 6 Bumper
Version 6 Hood
Version 6 Rear Spoiler
Mesh Grille

I'd love to paint mine that color too... Seeing this car makes me want to color match a few things on my car (Ie, Door Handles, side skirts).

Updates!!!

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/2497/img0171e.jpg

Got her towed to a Local Subie dealership, got the problem sorted out. Fuel pump was dead like I suspected, But what caused the no start after was a bit of bad wiring. Got that fixed & now she's back up & running. A few minor things to fix when payday rolls around, but nothing too major I hope. Biggest issue I'd say is she's in need of a coolant/ Engine flush & Oil change. I want to try to find myself a Mesh grille to add as well & a new gauge cluster as my speedometer just broke haha.

Here's a few shots from this weekend when I got her back, cleaned up & installed the Rally Armours;

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6073/img0187p.jpg
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4562/img0188m.jpg
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/848/img0189sj.jpg
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9541/img0190y.jpg

(Sorry about the iPhone shots, I keep forgetting my Digital Camera)

nfslover101
01-28-2010, 03:01 AM
oh my god. its sooo hot!

3ni_2nr
01-28-2010, 07:54 AM
teh 3ni_2nr likes!!!

Driv3r
01-31-2010, 02:11 AM
Got bored today, so I went to work & spent 5 hours detailing her inside and out. Threw on a quick coat of paint sealant and a quick wax while I was at it. Also remembered my camera this time to do a good photoshoot!

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5360/img0218kt.jpg
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http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7331/img0237r.jpg
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/1271/img0240wyd.jpg

Sinister
01-31-2010, 11:51 AM
what did those repairs end up costing you?

Dr.DooM
01-31-2010, 01:48 PM
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1919/img0236c.jpg
in this picture the front bumper and wing(/quarter( look different colours. is this just the light?

Texhnolith
01-31-2010, 04:24 PM
Same Walbro as i have :) noisy ****s :D but they do their job well

Driv3r
02-01-2010, 12:24 AM
@Sinister; the repairs came to around $350 or so.

@big_muppet996; It must be the light.

@Texhnolith; Really? Where is your fuel pump located? Mine is just behind the rear seat on the drivers side of the car, and I can barely hear it. Maybe my Exhaust drowns it out lol.

Here's a idea I've been toying around with... Wingless?!

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3112/p1010154ev.jpg
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/3112/p1010184y.jpg
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/852/p1010162t.jpg

(These are pictures from the previous owner btw.)

Meastro444
02-01-2010, 03:06 AM
To me, that doesn´t look right.

Texhnolith
02-01-2010, 10:28 AM
mine is behind the rear seats too (which i dont have anymore)
But when i still had those, still noisy.. yours is too ;)
Try turning on the ignition without starting the car.. you should easily hear it whine

TriniGT
02-02-2010, 07:15 AM
Wingless looks good from some agles, unlike looking good from any angle with the wing. Congrats for picking up this GC. Sad to see the soarer go, but the replacement choice is good.

Dr.DooM
02-02-2010, 04:04 PM
i always like wingless scoobies.
slammed, wingless, track style

Jon 944S2
02-23-2010, 05:35 PM
I approve, a very nice scooby indeed, I do love these style scoobies been considering a P1 for a little while now too, something for everyday use really. I say nice big wing its the way forward.

Driv3r
02-28-2010, 02:10 AM
Thanks! I think I'll be going for a bigger wing lol.

Nothing really new, kind of a slow month for me. Discovered I have a pretty bad coolant leak, so sometime this week she'll be getting a 160* Thermostat, A new Water pump, and maybe a timing belt installed. Then when my Tax return comes in I'm going to get an Exedy Stage 1 Clutch! :D

In the meantime here's a few new shots from today, along with my new Cusco Shift bushings I bought;

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/6299/img0238m.jpghttp://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1765/img0240c.jpg
http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/4204/img0241mo.jpghttp://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6696/img0242lr.jpg

Driv3r
03-20-2010, 12:41 AM
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/8103/img0277u.jpg

Well, she's toast. Don't know how much longer she'll last as she's leaking coolant very badly. Gonna get the parts next weekend to fix it and then turn around and sell it. Damn shame cause this has been my favorite car since Nikki (My E36).

Time to start looking for a nice '05 - '07 Lecacy Wagon to replace her I guess. Goody.

Driv3r
04-20-2010, 02:26 AM
So, blew the Heater Core up about a month ago. Finally got myself the new part tonight and had some fun:

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7619/img0471q.jpg
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/9812/img0478pj.jpg
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http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/9949/img0511e.jpg
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/4759/img0512t.jpg

Still haven't got the old heater core out yet, but that's tomorrow's job. After that, it's for sale lol. I'm tired of not having my own (reliable) car to drive.

Driv3r
06-17-2010, 11:54 PM
So yeah, update time. Replaced the Heater core a while ago, fired it up and drove it around a bit. Was pretty stoked about that until I pulled it back into the garage only to find the water pump is toast and shoots coolant out like there's no tomorrow. Hmmph. I've also had it for sale as I needed some money to pay off my friend as I crashed his Impreza into a Chevy Silverado at the end of April. I've got the money for him (put in crazy overtime haha), and now its time to either sell it or fix the WRX. Right now I've got a potential trade on my hands that I'd be stupid not to take, but if that falls through, the parts I need to replace are going to be on order after the weekend.

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7480/img0568op.jpg
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6028/img0569j.jpg

DJMantis
06-18-2010, 12:11 AM
So yeah, update time. Replaced the Heater core a while ago, fired it up and drove it around a bit. Was pretty stoked about that until I pulled it back into the garage only to find the water pump is toast and shoots coolant out like there's no tomorrow. Hmmph. I've also had it for sale as I needed some money to pay off my friend as I crashed his Impreza into a Chevy Silverado at the end of April. I've got the money for him (put in crazy overtime haha), and now its time to either sell it or fix the WRX. Right now I've got a potential trade on my hands that I'd be stupid not to take, but if that falls through, the parts I need to replace are going to be on order after the weekend.


Selling? :( How much?

GTR
06-18-2010, 07:27 AM
Aw, your Corolla not reliable enough for ya? :P

No seriously, I didn't know Subarus are unreliable.

Driv3r
06-22-2010, 10:48 PM
It has spent more time in my garage then on the road...

If the trade I'm looking at doesn't happen, there's a chance I may just fix it and keep it (but I'll believe that when I see it...)