Im loving the look, its not something you see everyday.
This is a discussion on Jons 2004 WRX Chargespeed widebody. Warning: JDM content. within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Im loving the look, its not something you see everyday....
I dig it! 👍
2012 DGM WRX - Stage Two 93 - Stink Eye Mob #908
The Epic Life of Emily the WRX
I like the look of it - great job - wish I had the time/money/expertise to make something like that
Thanks everyone! I just updated the front page with some additional photos (including some dump truck carnage!).
I'm down to go to Singapore. I don't know if I mentioned it or not but I live in Upstate NY.
As far as money goes, although I work myself to death and make a decent living I wouldn't have been able to put this together if I had to pay someone to do it. Connections with sponsors (especially JNA...) have really helped out. I originally bought this car for four grand. I have a ton into it at this point, but up until just before I started going with the JDM swap I had less than $10k into the car. I had a feeling that this was a diamond in the rough, it just needed some polishing. Still polishing, I'll let you know when I'm done hahaha.
id lose the wing, we're it my decision to make, but it's not so enjoy the hell out of it!
Welcome! I see your car at Goldstein all the time, personally I like it and being a huge Ferrari fan the color, e' bello!
I really like this. Good work man. Very nice thread
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Update: Dyno pull video at the bottom of post two.
Afterthought: A lot of people ask me what my thoughts are on the 207. I see threads all the time arguing between building a 205, dropping in a 207 or going with the 257 and this is where I stand on the subject.
The 205 is a very reliable motor. I love them, I've put 200k on two of them so far and they have never EVER let me down. With that being said they are extremely limited, especially in the realm of the heads when we are talking about the value of a built motor. Too many people get hung up on a rotating assembly and forget that the motor is still only going to breath so well.
I do not enjoy the 257 at all. I have spent the least amount of time with this engine, but most of that is by choice. It seems unrefined to me, but I can appreciate its potential for producing torque. We won't touch on the 'blowing pistons out the top of the block' subject. Faster spool is a beautiful thing, but at "high" rpms it feels like a rattlebox to me. You really have to drive a 207 to understand what I'm saying, which brings me to the next part...
The 207 is flawless. The heads flow great from the factory, the internals can handle a TON of power, and at 8,500 rpms it feels like it isn't even struggling. I will gladly sacrifice 1,000 rpms of spool to harness that type of power up top. The 3076 is a big of a pig on the streets when you're down low so it takes a different driving style but once you get used to it, you really learn how to use the close ratio six speed to your advantage.
TLDR: I like the 207 a lot.
Overall, it's a little much for my taste.
However.. the paint job and wheels look flawless. Also gotta love a Borla exhaust. Very nice choices.
2012 SWP WRX Premium
35% tint and that's all she wrote