Subaru Impreza L to WRX STI Conversion

Performance-Kitted Mundane Subaru Impreza

A mundane Subaru Impreza L has been switched from an unremarkable coupe to one that can take on its WRX and STI versions. It may not have the reputation of the iconic Subaru Impreza 22B, however, this vehicle is a modified and simplified race car designed solely for the racetrack.

Randy has been in possession of the car for approximately sixteen years and has driven it daily during a two to three year period. Despite its advanced age, it still miraculously remains neat with requisite JDM customizations, such as marvelous corner lights, exalted taillights, as well as a Tomei Titanium exhaust.

As a race vehicle, it’s supplied with aftermarket TE37s, gauging an enormous 17×9 inches and a 45 mm offset. Other than this, the Subaru coupe is also fitted with an AP Racing big brake kit, supplying a formidable amount of deceleration capability.

Swapped Impreza L?! Build Breakdown

Beneath the exterior, the revamped Impreza coupé is just as efficient as its active equivalents. To give it a boost, it has been fitted with an EJ205 motor extracted from a WRX plus an STI upper-mount intercooler. Furthermore, a Blouch 16G turbo has been added to amplify the power. Although no detailed stats were revealed, Randy stated that this engine now produces double the power of the 2.2-liter motor it originally contained. In order to manage all of this extra energy, a 15-gallon fuel tank with a Radium surge container, coupled with an AEM fuel pump and an E85 tune assure optimal performance.

The EJ205 will not be the definitive engine for the automobile, because Randy expects to fit an IAG 2.3-litre D-stroker long block into it, coupled to a 3077 Garrett turbocharger. The vehicle will similarly endure revisions such as a Motech display and Link standalone ECU.

For its powertrain, this custom Impreza benefits from a six-speed manual taken from an STi and coupled with an R180 rear differential. This setup allows the coupe to utilize the 5×114 hubs of the STi, facilitating access to more components and wheel choices. Moreover, it comes together with a carbon fibre DSS drive-shaft.

The Impreza was crafted for the track, and its cabin has been purged for weight conservation all the way. Included to complete the motor sport feel are Sparco bucket seats combined with a custom roll cage plus an OMP wheel, Map DCCD controller, Cobb accessibility ports along with a flock dash.

Evading any comparison to the WRX STI S201, this particular vehicle stands out as a spectacular example of a track car; and we cannot wait until it is done and ready to roll!


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