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For sale is my 1998 2.5rs with a JDM Version 8 EJ207. I purchased the car from John2.5rs in May of 2012. I have used this as my weekend driver and occasional AutoX car and have truly enjoyed every minute of owning it. Priorities have changed and now I would like to pass the car on to another enthusiast to enjoy.

Since ownership I removed the ECUTECK in exchange for an open source tune from MPS Dom. This also allowed the vehicle to pass WA state OBDII smog. The wheel bearings were on there way out so I opted to upgrade to 5x114.3 hubs and STi brembos (yes the rotora's have been removed and sold). Inverted BC coilovers(GC Type with 5x114.3 brackets), TSS fab adjustable lateral links, WL Roll center adjusters, Powdercoated STi brembos Whiteline 27-29mm FSB. OEM painted headlights and brand new JDM tails. The GramLights 57 Dragon full Ti exhaust was also added.

The timing belt, water pump and all idler pulleys were replaced when the cluster said 109,xxx km. Oil changes were performed every 6 months or less as I never reached more than 3,000 miles in that time period. Spark plugs were changed at 110,xxx km.

From John: "Cross weight was 50.8&37; and front to rear was 61/39 F/R - Total weight 2697 lbs w/o driver and a full tank of gas. Currently running a GDB rear subframe (It has solid Chassis mounts) and Turbo GC front subframe. Chassis had 73k on the Title when I re-built it. I installed a used JDM cluster (With 69,xxx on the cluster) when I installed the swap; now it's @ 103k KM. the Drivetrain had 5,500 KM (approx 3400 miles) on it when I first got it back in '07. Runs better today than the day I first built it!" Currently it has 112,830Km on that cluster which would put the drivetrain miles around 30k +-!

Drive up from San Diego: San Diego to Seattle in an EJ207 GC8 - NASIOC

Build thread on RS25 from John: Project Phoenix in the works - Page 18 - Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com

Build thread on Nasioc from John: Project Phoenix has begun! - NASIOC

Mod List

Engine Type:

2005 JDM STI ver. 8 EJ207;

VF-37 Twin-scroll Turbo


JDM 6-speed w/ DCCD (Controller is not wired, but have a DCCD Pro in the car); R180 rear-end conversion

STI SS Clutch line

Kartboy Short shifter

Karboy front and rear poly . Shifter bushings

Syms R180 Rear Differential cover

ACT Pressure plate

ACT Lightweight flywheel

ACT Stage I clutch

ACPT Carbon fiber Driveshaft

Engine Performance Modifications:

Walbro 255 LPH fuel pump

750cc Fuel Injectors

Zerosport v.8 Spec C ECU

Prodrive 3-port boost solenoid

Custom Bellmouth 3" ceramic coated Downpipe

Gram Lights 57 Dragon Full Titanium Exhaust

05 STI Radiator

Samco Intercooler hoses

Samco Radiator hoses

Samco Ancillary hoses

Beatrush Alternator Pulley

Power Enterprises Acc. drivebelt

ARC Titanium belt cover

JDM v.8 STI PS cooler

Zerosports intercooler splitter

Intercooler sprayer system (New washer tank needed)

Open-Source Tuned by Maxwell Tuning (Dom Tunes) 313WHP and 323TQ at 21PSI (Have paper dyno-chart)

Exterior Modifications:

Evo MR Grey paint

STI Sport Front bumper

Color Matched Side skirts

Seibon CF trunk

Seibon CF Doors

CF S201 Hood Scoop

CF WRC-style mirrors

Radio antenna Delete plate

Do-Luck style flared front fenders

JDM ver. 6 rear bumper

JDM Rear plate holder

2006 STI rear underbody diffuser

Blacked out headlights and corners; Smoked

6000K Hi/Low HID headlight conversion

JDM GC8 STI ver. 6 Aluminum hood

JDM STI 22b hood vents

JDM ver. 6 STI taillights; Smoked

JDM ver. III amber bumper turn signals

Shaved body moldings

Rallitek Al. Front skidplate

STI Titanium Fender badges (x2)

JDM 'WRX STI' trunk decal

EDM headlight covers

S202 2-way Adj. CF spoiler

Interior Modifications:

WRX AL pedals

Al Deadpedal

JDM GC8 Stainless Steel STI door sill plates

8-point Custom Rollcage

Recaro SPG front seats

JDM STI Ver. 6 instrument cluster

STI Titanium Keys (x2)

Defi Triple gauge pod; colormatched to dash

Defi BF Gauges (Turbo,EGT, & Oil press.)

triple Gauge (52mm) Radio delete plate

Defi Link control unit v. II

NRG short hub quick release

Prodrive 350mm Leather 3-spoke steering wheel

Splash (JDM) steering boss

STI 6-speed Titanium shiftknob

JDM STI ver. 6 Shifter trim

Blue 04 STI carpet

Prodrive floor mats

Sparco 3" 6-point quick-release harnesses

Sparco Harness pads

Sparco Kidney pads

Power-to-manual Window conversion

Power door lock delete

Longacre 17" convex cage-mounted racing mirror

Suspension/Wheel Modification:

2005 STi Silver 5x114.3 BBS

225-45-17 Falken Azenis RT615k 1000 Miles on them

2006 STi Brembos Powdercoatd black with flake

5x114.3 Hubs

BC Racing Inverted Coilovers Custom for using 5x114.3 hubs on a GC chassis

StopTech SS brakelines

Motul RBF 600 Brake Fluid

JDM STI ver. 6 CF front strut tower brace

Aluminum front fender braces

Custom Chromemoly rear strut tower brace

Perrin Antilift kit

JDM GC8 STI Aluminum A-arms

SuperPro front A-arm bushings

TSS Fab adjustable Lateral links

JDM GC8 'STI' full pillowball trailing arms

Whiteline 22mm rear sway bar

Whiteline 27-29mm front sway bar

Kartboy front & rear endlinks

Perrin HD rear sway bar mounts

Poly. Steering rack bushings

Cusco transmission mounts

Cusco engine mounts

Beatrush pitch stop mount

Other Modifications:

Removed/replaced Roof (Sunroof Delete)

JDM lightweight Front & Rear bumper beams


Rebuilt AZ Brand (This matters to some and not to others. Almost every nut, bolt, panel has been updated or changed on this car)

Interior needs to be repainted (paint has rubbed off in areas and slight surface rust is present on the CAGE only in some spots) The underbody and quarter panels are rust free!

Harnesses are out of date

Front lip cracked in half - can be included if you would like.

Price: $16,000

Spare parts that may be included pending negotiation:

GC8 door cards with blue alcantara inserts

B*magic rear wide body quarter panels to match the front


This car cannot be financed with a traditional auto loan.

This won't pass CA smog.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I may have missed a few things.

I would be happy to drop this off at a reputable shop for them to perform a PPI at your expense.



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