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Impreza Spec C



Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Well after buying the Evo last year the plan was to use it as a weekend car. Problem is that it’s too good now and I’m worried about getting stone chips etc plus being a 2 seater it’s fooking useless if I want to take the kids out.

So been on the hunt for another Evo past few months with two lined up. First one sold even though I was first down for it, 2nd one i put a deposit down, booked a trantsporter and went up to pay and collect with transport guy. Sadly the car was too far gone which meant I had walk away.

So I decided to leave the Evo idea as everything I was finding within my budget is/was pure shite.

Instead I turned back to the Impreza. I really enjoy my bug and although it’s really well setup I wanted something a little more focused and family friendly (noise) so started to research what was available etc. You wouldn’t believe the amount of s**t that I have been offeredsome for serious money.

Anyhow I was offered this Spec C, high miles but like the Evo - buy based on condition. That I did, underside is great, outside looks like it’s sub 50k as does the interior.

So spent 8hrs on the road today to view and pay for the car. Transporter collecting and delivering Thursday!

Some nice mods fitted which is a bonus.

-Remap
-Coilovers although BC
-Lots of white line & Perin arbs, arms etc

Plans are simple, clean up engine bay, service, change the shocks and just enjoy it for what it is.

Pics

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Rich-D

ClioSport Club Member
  E90 LCI 330d
Noice, don't see many Impreza's on the road these days and that looks tidy. :cool:
 

CrippsCorner

ClioSport Club Member
  Astra VXR
Very nice, always liked white since I had a white blobeye :) enjoyed mine a lot until I grew tired of the MPG!
 
  172 Cup
Lovely! Always hankered after a Spec C from back when I had my P1. Unfortunately they were out of my bracket to trade up into..... pity I didn’t hold the P1 as that wouldn’t have been a problem now!

Still have that itch. One day.....
 
Lovely! If it's for the road then ditch the fat ARBs, go for 19mm or 20mm front and 20mm or 21mm rear and a set of RB320 springs sourced from PCA Dynamics.

The hardest part will be finding front struts for a widetrack fitment but Tein have just released a new range of Endurapro shocks (not be confused with Tein Flex Z coilovers).
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Lovely! If it's for the road then ditch the fat ARBs, go for 19mm or 20mm front and 20mm or 21mm rear and a set of RB320 springs sourced from PCA Dynamics.

The hardest part will be finding front struts for a widetrack fitment but Tein have just released a new range of Endurapro shocks (not be confused with Tein Flex Z coilovers).

Once the car has been checked over and given the all clear that’s the next step. I will have to do a bit more research but that sounds feasible and probably more cost effective than me buying a set of Nitrons.
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Short lived boys short lived 😂😂😂😂

Rac man recons it’s a boost leak me personally knows it’s the turbo.

I was anticipating clutch and cambelt so not really bothered. I killed it straight away so I know it will all be good.

8 miles and 5 hrs into ownership, set a new recoded for my personal breakdown best.

Wifes 40th also and had the kids so we had plenty to talk about for 5hrs and 30mins 😂

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Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
I have Ownen Developments and another really good turbo specialist down the road so it will either be rebuilt or replaced.
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
It was a pisser but I did laugh. I have owned a lot of cars and they have to go wrong every so often.

Specialist has confirmed turbo so glad I ignored the nonce RAC (probably late for his allocated Warzone clan time) and stuck to my guns as otherwise it would be a new engine.

Might be a few weeks as already mentioned, Turbo, clutch and belts.
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Had it back for just over a week now!

Wasn’t the best pick up from specialist. 1st attempt they hadn’t done the cambelt 😆 2nd attempt I managed 2 miles before steam starting rising from bonnet due to a split in the turbos coolant hose 😔😆

So turbo has been rebuilt, rear leak sorted (fuel tank seal) and cambelt service done.

Booked in next week for clutch and flywheel.

In the process of trying to source a new passenger side wheel arch liner which seems to be impossible currently.

New plugs and coil packs to be replaced when I get the time this week and lots of new nuts to fit after cleaning engine bay last week.

Over the next few months I’ll remove the inlet mani to be painted and will refresh front and rear suspension bushes.

Only other issues I have come across so far which is more annoying then anything is the rear boot catch. It was squeaking like a shagged top mount would do so removed it all, greased it up and refitted which has done the trick.

So £1400 in first 8 miles and another grand in the next few hundred. Hopefully that will be it for a while other then the above.

Goes very well tbh and I love the 6 speed box!

It’s no show car but it’s still very nice.

Few pics.

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Son back seat driving

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Before

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After

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  LY Meg Cup-S STI wid
Glad you got it back.

What miles is it? I think you say high but could not see exact amount.

Was out in the wifes STI yesterday. Which hurt my plans to sell it! Awesome.
 

Willo40

ClioSport Club Member
  M135i
Such a good looking car that mate, i had a play with one at the weekend, i am really hoping it wasn't standard cause he held me for a short while from 40ish
 

TomSx

ClioSport Club Member
Such a good looking car that mate, i had a play with one at the weekend, i am really hoping it wasn't standard cause he held me for a short while from 40ish

Yours is standard isnt it? 40-100 these things are rapid.
 

Ian_182

ClioSport Club Member
  FN2 Type R +MK6 Golf
Who was it on here with the mint spec (insert letters here) Impreza.

And I mean super mint like arches all mint with new brake lines etc.? Used to have a progress thread I think.?
 


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