What is this?

Discussion in 'What Impreza model is this?' started by Jestony, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Jestony

    Jestony Type RA Member

    Okay i think this is the right place to post this. So I impoted a 97 GF8 sti from Japan awhile ago. But there are still things that are on this car that i cant really explain. If anyone can clear this up for me that would be cool.

    First up. There is this subaru logo on my speedometer that i cant find on any other gc8 or gf8 speedo. And i cant find any info on it either. besides it being a subaru logo, was it suppose to represent something? like the year and model of the car?

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    Second. The car seems to have a couple prodrive parts. I understand in the UK prodrive sti's were available but im not sure about japan. My car has ProDrive suspension, steering wheel, and front lip. Was it a special trim available in japan or???

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    Third off. And maybe this one isnt important. But it still grabs my attention. Can anyone explain this badge?

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    And last of all. My option code. Ive searched it up and it doesnt seem to match what i can find. As you can see in the photo, it says "MJC". And from what i was able to source online, the only option codes i can find for this model and year was MJ and MG.

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    So maybe im just bad at researching. But all of this has left me in the blue and i kind just want to clear it up. Sorry if i asked any noob questions. And thanks in advance!
     

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  2. type-ra

    type-ra Administrator

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Welcome @Jestony :thumb
    It's just an aftermarket sticker. No significance unfortunately.


    There were no specific Prodrive GF8s, the first was the JDM Prodrive Bugeye.
    Suspension & steering wheel will have been added in JDM land, but the front splitter is the regular STi V3/4 one with a Prodrive decal.
    That's a decal from a newage. Looks to be from the Spec C Limited from memory.
    Edit! It's the V-Limited: http://www.type-ra.com/impreza-spec-c-v-limited-brochure/

    MJC is correct for your car. The "C" in the code is irrelevent & can be ignored:thumb
     
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  3. Chris__p

    Chris__p V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    That's the team arai edition badge from a new age car
     
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  4. tekkerchrede

    tekkerchrede V-Limited Member

    I might be rude, but this is the only thing really interesting. They should be very good and command a good price in case of a sale. Rest is just stickers as said above. However, Prodrive has a subsidiary company in Japan, or at least a franchise allowed to use the name.
     
  5. Jestony

    Jestony Type RA Member

    No worries. It is what it is. I mean i have owned the car for a year now and i only think it is as much as an sti. Not anymore than that. Thanks everyone :)
     
  6. type-ra

    type-ra Administrator

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Still a nice car though:thumb
     
  7. tekkerchrede

    tekkerchrede V-Limited Member

    Agree. Also the speedo sticker is quite tasty, just the steering wheeel that looks odd. :)
     
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  8. type-ra

    type-ra Administrator

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Yes Ted, maybe I could make some of those:thumb
     
  9. tekkerchrede

    tekkerchrede V-Limited Member

    How dare you?! :lipssealed: Yoshi would turn in his grave (after dying in shame of no more GC8's to assemble)..
     

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