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Impreza wrx uk300 build


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New car time. I recently sold the bmw and wanted something with a bit more power so i bought a Subaru Impreza Wrx Uk300 in black. The car came with a pipercross cone filter, 3 inch straight through decat exhaust system and some Sti styling such as the spoiler, splitter, fog covers and winglets. I'm planning on making this a fairly big build, probably bigger than any i've done before.

Plans are to get some new wheels which i'm hoping to get some rota gtr's or grids, also planning on having it sit lower on coilovers and get it remapped which should give me around 300bhp. I will also be upgrading all of the bulbs to leds and the headlights will be fitted with hid's soon. Further down the line i'm planning on engine and turbo upgrades. Body work wise, a full respray and a fair amount of custom work. Potentially going to convert it to a 2 door and fit some flared panels to the rear 1/4 to give it a wider look. Should be an interesting project. 

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So far i've removed the grill and centre console which will be be going gloss black. I smoothed over the cup symbol on the centre console just for a slightly cleaner look. I cut the badge out of the grill and smoothed the area aswell so they should be fitted back in the next few days. 

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Stay tuned. 

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Removed the tint spray from my rear lights over the weekend. Nothing would touch it so they ended up being sanded down and polished up. Came out quite well.

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Also removed all of the stickers from the car so it looks a lot cleaner now. Before i respray it all i am thinking of having it look similar to this.

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In the coming weeks i'll be taking the headlights apart and spraying the insides black and i'll fit hids at the same time.

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Bought some new wheels today. 18 inch audi wheels, in desperate need of a refurb though. Plan is to spray these in a ford grey pearl colour and run them for a while. Once i sell my old wheels I will be buying a set of coilovers too. I started refurbishing the new wheels this afternoon.

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Probably about time I updated this. Finally got my wheels finished and fitted.

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Also cleaned up the intercooler reservoir tank and sprayed it silver.

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Still planning a respray in white come summer. Next on the shopping list is a set of coilovers. Come summer i will probably change the wheels for some rotas or some jr11's because i'm not over keen on these ones.

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Sprayed the whole underside of the car in stonechip the other day to clean it up and give it a bit of protection from rust. Also started making up a template for a diffuser for the rear bumper. I'm making the template out of cardboard and then either covering it with fibreglass and adding fins or transferring the template to a sheet of plastic. Early days yet so don't judge on what it looks like at the moment...

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This is what it should look something like when its done

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Made a bit more progress on the diffuser lately. Cut around the template on a piece of perspex and started cutting it around and bending it to fit the bumper properly. Needs a lot more shaping yet but i'll be starting on the fins soon so I can fibreglass everything at once.

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Update time. Bought a set of coilovers the other day so I fitted those this evening. I still need to adjust them to get it sitting lower but they're fitted atleast.

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I haven't really got any pictures of them fitted yet because there isn't much difference in height at the moment. I'll get them adjusted properly in the next week or so and then i'll get them set up and sort out the tracking etc.

Also bought some hella supertones (knock offs) which i'll be fitting tomorrow hopefully.

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Also the big news is that i'm hoping to get the car in for paint next week. Full respray in white. The horns will also go from red to white when it gets sprayed.

Stay tuned.

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Started preparing the car for paint this week, and got my coilovers adjusted to a better height, still not keen on the gap at the front but its already difficult to get on my driveway..

Anyway. Started repairing the damage to the rear bumper that the car came with and a dink in the door from someone in a carpark presumably. Also began stripping some bits and pieces off, getting them ready for paint. Spoiler is off, as are all the fancy bits on the front bumper, also removed the boot lock which will be smoothed along with the side repeaters which will eventually be relocated to the wing mirrors in the form of led's I imagine. Also made a bracket up for the new horns and resprayed the wiper arms to freshen them up a bit. I also took the horns apart so they can be sprayed from red to white along with the rest of the car. Should hopefully be heading in for paint late this week.

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Made some more progress on the car today, got the doors off so they're ready to be rubbed down and sprayed. Also welded up the lock in the boot and the side repeater holes which have also been filled up. Should be spraying the door shuts and inner doors tomorrow with any luck ready for the rest to be done over the weekend.

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BIG update time.

The car is now sprayed. Got it in on Tuesday and finished the paint this evening. It will be polished up and will come out tomorrow. Means tomorrow evening will be filled with rebuilding it with all the trims etc.

I went for gloss black on the trims between and above the doors. Mirrors will come off in the next couple of weekends and be sprayed gloss black with white caps. Spoiler and fog covers still need to be sprayed, as do the supertones. All of which will hopefully be done this weekend.

Few pictures

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Fog covers, mirror caps and the horns were sprayed and fitted yesterday, spoiler is being done today. Also lowered the car by another half an inch so the wheels fill the arches a little better now. Also fitted some new tyres the other day too. Few pictures..

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Fitted the spoiler and horns the other day and bought a new set of wheels today.

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Wheels should be here by the middle of next week hopefully so I can tyres fitted and fit them before USC next weekend.

Starting work back on the diffuser now so there is a slim chance that will be fitted before the weekend too.

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