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1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:56 pm
by silverra23
Hi folks

Despite forums seemingly going the way of the dinosaur, I like to have a thread on my projects some where so I can keep track of what I have done. So here is my new toy - a 1997 GC8.

After a few months of searching, I found this one - neat and tidy and mostly stock, but not so perfect to stop me taking her out to hillclimbs and the like.

Here are a few happy snaps after I picked her up

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Not 100% certain of what mods exist - it has a CAI in the guard, has a diff back exhaust and some lowered springs as far as I can tell.

As I plan on doing hillclimbs etc it will likely end up with better brakes (4 pot or brembo I wonder), shockworks coil overs and wheels and tyres to suit.

I am also tempted to add to the visuals with 99/00 mid height wing, and gold rims. Time (and the financial controller) will tell!!

Interestingly, I discovered after purchase that I know the original owner's son up in Sydney. It was his Dad's pride and joy, and he remembers driving it home from the dealership. They did a total of 7,000km in the first 5 years of ownership!! This explains why the first stamp in the service book is at 8,000km, which didn't make a lot of sense to me at first! Now I understand - they were doing their own oil changes every 1000km!!

Re: 1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:31 pm
by KuRT12
photos are blocked for me?

Re: 1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:42 pm
by Delivan
no pics....

Re: 1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:47 pm
by silverra23
Has that fixed it... damn google getting rid of picasa.. was so good for photo sharing