Hi all, I'm now the proud owner of a 1999 Impreza WRX! The car was imported from Japan in 2016 by the first UK owner, its already been modified, I believe in Japan given the condition of the mods, though a couple of bits have been done here. 100K miles on the clock when I bought it and a few little bits to sort out but otherwise a pretty decent car! I picked it up middle of August 2017. It was a bit of an impulse purchase as I had two perfectly good cars, a 2005 Nissan 350Z GT4 and a 2008 Honda Civic Type R GT. The Civic being my practical, sensible (but still a bit quick) day to day car and my 350Z being the weekend toy. While I still love my 350Z, I'd lost any sort of desire to drive the Civic. Basically I'd fallen out of love with the car, didn't want to spend money on to fix its minor issues, and just wanted rid. By chance I went on Hurst Car's website just for a browse as I wasn't seriously looking to change at the time and spotted this gorgeous 1999 WRX in white in my budget! I spend about two weeks psyching myself up and flip flopping between wanting to go and see it and thinking it was an insane idea. Some of the best decisions are the rash ones! Moving on, here's the car as I purchased it (19/08/17): And here's the car as it stands today (11/02/18). I'll update this photo regularly as things change: Modifications by previous owner(s): Blitz ZZR coilovers or BC-Racing V1's. No markings to confirm, personally leaning toward Blitz as they were fitted in Japan. - (Now replaced with BC Racing BR Series Type RA 4/3KGmm) Cusco chassis braces. Cusco Anti Roll Bar 21mm front and 22mm rear. ? Brand adjustable ARB links. SuperPro ARB poly bushes all round. OZ Racing Crono 16x7 ET50 alloys. Project Mu braide brake lines. - (Now replaced with HEL braided lines). ProDrive exhaust, backbox only (from a different model as it doesn't match hangers) Kenwood head unit. - (Now replaced with Pioneer double DIN unit). Drivers rear reverse light converted to foglight. - (Now repaired and UK front foglight switch fitted). Remnants of a boost gauge (vacuum hose) left in cabin. Change/Repair/Modification Log (19/08/17 on): Aug 2017 @ 101K miles - Electric aerial not extending - Had just been unplugged, now working. - Headunit was losing saved radio stations when car switched off - Replaced the old headunit with Pioneer double DIN I had planned to sell on. - Leak in boot, puddle found on passenger side under jack - Light units have been sealed by previous owner and there's a bunch of sticky grease or oil or something in the well under the jack... Still had a slight leak which appeared to be coming in through the seam between light unit metal frame/recess and wing/body. Sealed with clear silicon, not ideal but so far so good. - Replaced pink 'i' badge with black stars badge. Sept 2017 @ 102K miles - Health check carried out by Japex Automotive. - Rear fog light button was left floating. Missing dash button suggests it was just pulled through this hole - Replaced the floating basic fog light button with a proper Subaru button. - Both number plate bulbs not working and rear indicators dim. Some other bulbs around the car were blue coated which had started to flake - Replaced number plate, rear indicator, and some interior bulbs. - Gear stick gaiter and gear knob were a bit tatty, couldn't read gears - Replaced with leather/white switched gaiter, Tegiwa gear knob and some ebay special adaptor to hold the gaiter in place. - Cat1 Alarmed and immobilised. - All four brake calipers and sliders replaced with new replacement parts (2pot/1pot F/R), OE style but not Subaru (Budweg), calipers and carriers painted yellow, new EBC YellowStuff pads up front, DOT 5.1 brake fluid. - Replaced fuel flap spring clip (57651FA040) Nov 2017 @ 103K miles - Fresh oil - Millers CFW 10w40 - Fresh Subaru (black) oil filter - Goldplug magnetic sump plug Apr 2018 @106K miles - Checked and tightened steering column to rack UJ bolts June 2018 @ 107K miles - Replaced missing bumper cover (both painted black). - Fresh oil and filter (Subaru Black / Millers CFW 10w40). - BC Racing BR series Type RA Coilovers 4/3kgmm front/rear + extenders + new camber/mounting bolts/nuts all round. - Both front drive shafts replaced + new hub nuts. - Both front hub assemblies replaced (Includes new: knuckles, bearings with seals, hub flanges with studs, ABS tone rings + bolts, ABS sensors, ball joints, pinch bolts, 277mm dust shield + bolts, brake carrier bolts). - Replaced both track rod ends. - Cut and joined brake hard lines all round. Stainless steel unions used at hose end. - Fitted HEL braided brake lines and new hose retainer clips/clamps. - Cleaned and painted fuel filler pipe. - Fitted Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres (205/55/16). - Wheel alignment to standard spec. July 2018 @ 107K miles - Fitted Tegiwa brake master cylinder brace (brake stopper). To Do List: Missing square screw cover (under arm rest) on drivers door card. Brake upgrade to 4/2pot setup. Locate annoying rattle on decel. Suspect exhaust as backbox knocks against body at the read as I believe its supposed to fit a bug/blob so is only supported by two hangers. Likely the heat shields on the rest of exhaust are knackered as its standard. (New Exhaust? ) Investigate remnants of boost gauge and maybe fit another. Air filter needs checking and probably replacing. May go for HKS panel. Fuel filter should probably be changed out as no idea when this was last one. Boot still leaking when washed/heavy rain. Need to check the bumper vent thing. Replace ARB front and rear including new drop links. Replace radiator as its very rusty looking now... Refurbish alloys. One is dented on inner lip and others have paint/lacquer missing/flaking.