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2000 Subaru Impreza RS, BAD ASS

This 2000 Subaru Impreza RS was my baby until a certain vendor killed it. Now, it’s gone (I got rid of it).

It was so nice, a loving and kind car (who say’s crap like that anyways?). It took good care of me and looked good in the process. It was my first of many Subaru’s, during an era when they were awesome.

My 2000 Subaru Impreza RS was an amazing, bad ass car. We went through a lot of money (a lot) together and had great times. While it was not a WRX or a STi, it was still incredibly well known.

Below is a list of the mods that I had done to the car over a 5 year period. In the end, I ended up parting it out and then giving it away (essentially).


  • Subaru STi Version 8 RA motor
  • Forced Air Tech Custom Turbo Kit
  • Forced Air Tech Front Mount Intercooler
  • Garrett GT30R Turbo
  • Tial Blowoff Valve
  • Tial 38mm Wastegate
  • Perrin Manual Boost Controller
  • C&R Racing Aluminum Radiator
  • Samco Radiator and Coolant Hose Kit
  • Borla Generation III Headers
  • Walbro Fuel Pump
  • Perrin Fuel Rails
  • NGK Spark Plugs
  • Stromung 3″ dual-tip Turbo Exhaust
  • Kartboy Pitchlink Rod
  • STi Engine Mounts
  • Greddy Oil Catch Can
  • Injen Oil Cap


  • KYB AGX Adjustable Shocks
  • 5Zigen R Rated Springs
  • FHI 20mm Rear Sway Bar
  • Kartboy Solid Droplinks
  • Cusco Lower Arm Bar
  • Whiteline Heavy Duty Front Sway Bar Links
  • Whiteline Reverse Strut Tower Bar
  • Rear Strut Tower Bar


  • Kartboy Short Shifter Lever
  • Kartboy Shifter Bushings
  • STi Transmission Mount
  • STi Version 4 Tranny
  • STi Rear Diff & Axle
  • AP Racing Group N Clutch
  • STi Lightened Flywheel
  • STi Master / Slave Clutch Cylinder
  • STi Clutchline


  • Clear Bumper Lights
  • Clear Side Markers
  • Clear Corner Lenses
  • Cool Blue Headlights
  • Custom Grill Mod
  • PIAA H3 Super White High Intesity Halogen fog lights
  • PIAA H99 Super White High Intesity Halogen side lights
  • Fogs & High Beam mod
  • Vanity Plates
  • Subaru Sunroof Deflector
  • STi Gas Cap
  • Flat Fuel Door
  • STi Pink “I” Badge
  • STi Version V grill
  • STi Version V front lip spoiler
  • STi Version V rear spoiler
  • STi Version V rear spats
  • STi Fiberglass Hoodscoop
  • STi Rear Red/Clear Lenses
  • 22B hood vents
  • Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Sparco Hood Pins (red)


  • Steel Braided Brake Lines
  • Stoptech Slotted Front Rotors
  • Axxis Ultimate Front Pads
  • Axxis Ultimate Rear Pads
  • WRX Front Caliper Upgrade
  • H6 Rear Caliper Upgrade
  • MRT Master Cylidner Bracket
  • Motul RBF600 Brake Fluid
  • H6 Rear Rotors
  • G2 Caliper Paint


  • Version 7 WRX UK Seats
  • Version 7 WRX Dash
  • Version 7 STi Center Console
  • Version 7 WRX Shifter Console
  • Version 7 STi Gauge Cluster
  • STi Aluminum Side Sills
  • WRX Dead Pedal
  • WRX Pedal Set
  • Seat Belt Shoulder Pads
  • Trunk Light
  • Impreza Trunk Mat
  • Fuel Door and Trunk Release fobs
  • Greddy 52mm Guages (Boost, EGT, & Oil Pressure)
  • Autometer 52mm Gauge Pod Housing
  • Hella Supertones


  • RioCar Empeg Player
  • Infinity Reference 6500cs Front Components
  • Kenwood 6.5in Coaxail Rear Speakers
  • Alpine MRV-F540 4 Channel Amp
  • Alpine MRD-M500 Mono Sub Amp
  • Alpine RUX-4180 Sub Remote
  • 2 JL Audio 8W3 Subwoofers and SubeeSound Enclosures
  • Subaru STi V8 ECU
  • EcuTek Flash & Tuned by Kingpin
  • Odyssey PC925 Battery

Tires and Wheels

  • Speedline Superturismo II 17″ Chrome Wheels
  • Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 215/45-17 ZR
  • Subaru Wheel Locks


On 6/14/03, I got the chance to tune and run the Impreza RS-T on the Dyno @ Dyno-Comp in Scottsdale. She is currently making 287hp @ the wheels and 309 ft/lbs of torque @ the wheels. WOW!!!

So, before I started tuning it, it put out:

13psi w/91 octane gas
220whp @ 5700 RPM’s
260ft torque @ 3900 RPM’s

After we tuned the car:
15psi w/91 octane gas
250whp @ 5700 RPM’s
275ft torque @ 4300 RPM’s

And then we dropped in the good stuff (100 octane)

17psi w/100 octane gas
287whp @ 5700RPM’s
309ft torque @ 4500RPMs