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GC8 WRX for sale, project


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Hi everyone,


My GC8 is up for sale. It's a project at present, details below. Thread on this is here:- 


Spec as I picked it up:-

Resprayed from the original silver to the Rb5 metallic grey
New (at the time) radiator
Front mount intercooler
Alloy sti/spec c lower arms
STI v6 6 bolt gearbox and bell housing - the stronger one.
STI v6 full red suspension and running gear
STI v6 prop and rear diff etc
Full STI v6 interior including all dash and wiring
Alarm and immobiliser for insurance and theft purposes
Fully forged rebuilt sti spec c engine
Powerflow 2.5” single exit cat back exhaust
HKS Type 2 turbo timer
Upgraded front callipers to later model STI  - fully reconditioned and powder coated black

Engine spec list

STI v9 steel con rods
Billet steel nitrided and treated crank
ACL race main bearings
ACL race big end bearings
All valves were checked, de-coked and re- lapped in to head
Valve seats re ground - as Subaru's are prone to exhaust valve seat pitting
Forged ally pistons at subaru standard 92mm bore size
Commetic steel head gaskets
New valve stem oil seals
New cam shaft seals
New crank case bolts and all dowety seals replaced.
Exedy clutch kit
Closed deck block
Lightened and dynamically balanced complete bottom end inc. fully lightened and balanced steel fly wheel with dyno balancing print out from machinist.
New oil pump with steel gears
New water pump
New radiator hoses
All new exhaust and inlet gaskets
New mass air pressure sensor
New mass air flow sensor
New spark plugs
New coil packs
All idler rollers replaced
Cam-belt and auxiliary belts



Since then it's had:-

TD05-20g turbo, no play in shaft and oil seals good,

MTEC c-hook brake discs front and rear,

EBC red-stuff pads front and rear,

Brake fluid change,

New idle control valve,

Powder-coated intake manifold,

New stainless, catted 3" downpipe,

Stack boost gauge fitted,

Turbo-timer re-positioned,

New Yuasa Battery,

New HKS air filter,

Coolant and oil change, using Millers full-synth.




Some up to date-ish pics:-








Why it's not finished:-

Suspected HG failure, haven't got time to strip the engine down to find out. 

Hot-idle is inconsistent,



Comes with the following spares:-

Spare, painted set of foglight covers. 

2-pot rear brake calipers, refurbed and repainted,

original sliding front calipers,



Drives well apart from the idle issue - comes up on boost well, really smooth. Chassis very tight with no noises.

Probably would make a load more on breaking the car, but not inclined to. Could be a great project form somebody.


Car is in Wantage, Oxfordshire, garaged. Would need flatbedding as it's SORN and not MOT'd. 

Hard to know what value to place on it, let's start at £1995.

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