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Prepping for the Tsukuba Hyper Meet with new Beatrush products: Underpanel, Oil Baffle, Air Intake, and Headers.

The intake has been released and is available for purchase, while the other products are still being tested and developed for production.

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I promised more on this modded s202 from Minkara a few posts back belonging to Pikarin from Osaka, Japan. It packs a JUN 2.2L stroker for starters. I think this is my first J-spec subaru post as well! I’ve been on an S202 kick lately so a little background…

At 320 horsepower from the factory, the Subaru S202 was the first car to break the 276-horsepower restriction on all Japanese cars (ever notice why so many cars in Gran Turismo are “exactly” 276 hp) and paved the way for the ISF, GTR and other high horsepower creations to roll out of the island country. Every generation of Impreza has had a super limited edition sportscar model dubbed the S201 (classic GC8 ), S202 (bugeye GD), S203 (blobeye GD), S204 (hawkeye GD), and R205 (the new GRB).

The S202 essentially takes the stripped down racing model of the STI – the STI type RA spec C – and reloads it with high end sports car goodies: STI projector headlights (heavier but better looking), STI front mount oil cooler, bronze 17″ STI wheels made by RAYS (which bear a striking resemblance to RAYS Volk CE28N), chassis and brake upgrades, and a carbon fiber GT wing. Only 400 were ever made.

This guy modded an S202. He took Subaru’s ultimate bugeye and made it better, and more suited to his use for it as a weekend track car.

The metal bumper vent only on one side of the car may not be the prettiest but it is functional… behind it is a the GReddy front mount oil cooler (in addition to the STI factory front mount oil cooler that all S202′s come with), which vents air through the metal duct… pretty creative engineering.

The vents cut into the stock rear bumper (though they vary in appearance) – and the flip up rear license plate with vents behind it – are pretty standard faire on Japanese track cars. Both allow trapped air to escape the bumper and reduce drag.

The S202′s front-mount factory STI oil cooler switched positions with the intercooler.

And it gets tracked…


MODS LIST
Engine
– JUN AUTO custom 2.2L stroker kit EX
– JUN AUTO pistons
– JUN AUTO oil pump
– Tomei valve springs
– Tomei cams
– Tomei timing belt reinforced belt guide
– Tomei exhaust manifold (headers)
– Ganador Full Titanium exhaust
– Cusco air intake hose
– HKS racing intake
– HKS twin power ignition amplifier
– Big throttle Racing shaft Baku Baku Factory (ばくばく工房 Big throttle Racing shaft)
– Power enterprise F1 black engine bearing
– SARD fuel collector tank
– SARD fuel injectors
– SARD fuel pressure regulator
– Laile (BeatRush) crank pulley
– Tomei baffle stiffiner plate
– ARC oil pan
– Kondo Engineering “3” all aluminum radiator
– Kondo Engineering tune for 2.2L motor
– Ecutek ECU

Turbo & Cooling
– IHI Turbo (machined)
– GReddy Type RS blow off valve
– GReddy Front Mount Intercooler SPEC-R (editor’s note: the SPEC-R is a different GReddy fmic than the smaller GReddy front mount that you see on U.S. WRX’s)
– earlier setup: ARC top mount intercooler and Prova High Pressure Bypass Valve (made by Forge)
– STI Oil Cooler (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– GReddy Oil Cooler (secondary… custom metal vent)

Transmission
– ATS Twin Carbon Clutch
– Steel mesh clutch hose
– Cusco transmission mount
– Cusco 1.5way RS differential

Braking
–PFC front three piece rotors for STI Brembos
–RDD rear 330mm three piece rotors for STI Brembos
–Endless EP357ME22 brake pads
–Endless CCR brake pads
–Prova carbon fiber brake cooling guide ducts

Suspension
– Extended studs
– Hyperco HYPERCOIL coilovers
– Kondo Engineering Harmonic Drive
– Swift Hyperco Springs F 12k R 10k + 4k Hyperco spring assisted design
– Ikeya Formula roll center adjuster
– Cusco sway bars
– Okuyma floor braces
– Okuyama rear seat delete plate
– J Speed rear seat delete plate reinforcement braces (editors note: there’s a brace for everything :O)
– J Speed multi-piece fender braces
– Beatrush rear strut and trunk braces
– Beatrush floor brace
– STI titanium front strut bar (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– STI lateral links and trailing arms (stock - OEM S202 Part)

Wheel & Tire
– Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires
– STI wheels by RAYS
– RAYS Volk Racing CE28N (black) 17×9 +43
– RAYS Volk Racing RE30 (black) 17×9 +43

Exterior
– Ganador SuperMirrors
– STI version 1 lip w/ factory STI unpainted/flat black option
– STI mesh fog covers – unpainted.
– STI projector headlights (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– STI roof vent (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– STI S202 carbon fiber wing (stock - OEM S202 Part)
– Monster Sport carbon trunk
– Monster Sport carbon hood with drop-in hood vent — also custom vented over the turbo.
– hood pins
– Stage 21 custom vented fenders – 20mm wider than stock

Interior
– Recaro Tomcat Limited Edition seats w/ yellow “carbon kevlar” style fabric insert
– Defi gauge pod + gauges
– Infinite i-TCMS (Mugen track display meter)

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My 1999 STI RA limited #0450/1000

Mods:
2004 GDB STI Spec C motor (VF36 twin scroll/equal length headers)
2004 GDB STI 6spd with DCCD
Cusco 2 way rear LSD
KTS coil overs
Cusco 22mm front/21mm rear sway bars
Cusco H brace
Beatrush rear diff lock brace
Spec C 12 lt TMIC sprayer trunk tank
2003 GDB STI Brembos
2003 GDB STI Ver 7 rims (17x7.5J +50)
Advan Neovas AD08 (225/45r17)
Cusco eng/tranny solid mounts
Full Ver 8 GDB STI interior
Syms front tower bar/STI rear tower bar
7 point roll cage
255 walbro fuel pump
Beatrush air intake box
Whiteline rear subframe bolts
Whiteline anti lift kit
Whiteline ball joint extenders
S204 rear diffuser

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Kwinskii’s bugeye: Black Magic

If you can believe it this bugeye has over 210,000 miles (and over 200,000 of them were on the stock engine). Subaru’s industrial strength build quality definitely shows on this car…

Interestingly, Kwinskii owns two modded Subarus, this black bugeye WRX being one of them, and another White STI (full-on track buildup with a bazillion point hand made rollcage (w/ gussets), ballistically wide volks, and even more Voltex goodies than the WRX – also pictured below – but it now looks like THIS)

After hitting the 210 mark, this bugeye was freshened up with EDM HID projector headlights, a fresh coat of black paint, ’04 rear to fit the Voltex carbon rear diffuser, an STI shortblock (stock engine *with mods* gave out at 207k), and the most noticeable upgrade – 18×10 Work Emotion’s.

This is an extreme wheel setup, and I’m usually not a fan of too crazy aggressive fitment (when the wheel starts to exceed the fender line), but wide looks right on this car because it’s a near-widebody WRX. While he calls it a mere “fender pull” it’s clear that some immense metalworking talent and bodywork went into building the fenders out an additional inch or so. Normally fender pulling makes me cringe because it’s (1) a permanent/irreversible mod to your chassis (2) often poorly done with a Chipotle™ Burrito-foil crumpled texture… sometimes even rusting – but Kwinskii did it right.

“The stock motor lasted until 207,000 miles. Then I just did a STI 2.5L with WRX heads and an FP green EWG and all the supporting mods. Drove it like that for about 4,000 miles and now I’m on to better things and right now I am in the middle of a motor build.”

Suspension / brakes
Tein Super Racings with custom spring rates
Tein dual EDFC
Tein front strut tower bar
GT Spec Subframe brace
GT spec H brace
GT spec truck cage
STI control arms
Cusco 22 mm front sway bar
Cusco 22mm rear sway bar
Kartboy front end links
Kartboy rear end links
STI front Brembos
DBA 4000 series rotors
(STI Rears are being put on right now with DBA rotors)

Exterior
New paint job done at 210,000 miles
EDM headlights
JDM STI hood scoop
JDM STI front grill
JDM STI fog light covers
STI blinker covers
Brand new OEM bumper with shaved and new hole cut for front tow hook
Brand new OEM 04+ rear end with taillights
Front fenders rolled and pulled and the little body line is now gone
Rear fenders rolled and pulled
Voltex rear diffuser
Nukabe how hooks front and rear
Prodrive lip
(V2 STI lip on the way to make the front end be even with the rear)
Work XD-9 18X10 +18 (5×100 and only set in the country) with 265’s
Volk Black lug nuts

Motor / transmission. (I’m just listing everything that is going into the car right now or is on the car)
Brian Crower 2.7L (102 bore 8.2:1)
Brain crower 280 cams
Darton Sleeves
Commetic head gaskets
Cosworth High volume high-pressure oil pump
Cosworth main and rod bearings
Cosworth Valves 1mm over sized
Cosworth Valve springs and retailers
Cosworth timing belt guide
Cosworth 11mm head studs. The new stronger ones
JDM Spec C intake Manifold.
Rotated intake manifold
Custom intercooler piping
Wiggles clams
Tial GT35R .82 rotated
Tial 44mm wastegate
Tial Q blow off valve
APS fuel rails with custom lines
1150 or 1600cc injectors. I might also get a 42R and switch every now and then so I haven’t made up my mind on that yet.
Koyo radiator
Samco radiator hoses
APS short ram intake
APS exhaust
APS Exhaust manifold
APS 525 Silver front mount
Process West oil cooler (not that get of quality FYI)
Moroso oil pan
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure regulator
Prova water to air separator
Painted engine bay and wire tuck
STOCK Transmission still haha. (New one coming when this one goes. Either PPG or STI 6 speed)

I know there is a lot more that I am forgetting in the motor I just can’t remember right now.

Interior
Sparco Pro2000’s X2
Takata long harnesses X2
Cusco 7 point cage with 2 add on bars.
06 STI steering wheel
Beatrush bulkhead divider