1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

silverra23
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1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Postby silverra23 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:56 pm

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!!
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Re: 1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Postby KuRT12 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:31 pm

photos are blocked for me?
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Delivan
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Re: 1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Postby Delivan » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:42 pm

no pics....
'09 Impreza Charcoal Hatch Auto
'03 WRX Pearl Red Bug Sedan
'02 WRX Silver Bug Wagon
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Re: 1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Postby silverra23 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:47 pm

Has that fixed it... damn google getting rid of picasa.. was so good for photo sharing

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Re: 1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Postby boof » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 am

Tidy looking example should be good fun

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Re: 1997 MY98 GC8 WRX

Postby silverra23 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:39 pm

Bit of an update...

For a roadworthy I needed tyres.. these were priced well so I got the gold rims I wanted!

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I love how she looks with the gold wheels!

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So with the wheels, it had to also get the mid height spoiler... took a while to find one in my colour code.. and even longer to find the centre brake light for it! Looks fab now

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I also had to get a new muffler for RWC.. managed to pick up a stainless diff back Hi-tech item for cheaps. It also looks and sounds awesome.

Few more things planned in the next few months. More pics when its done!

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