2001 Subaru Impreza sports wagon AWD

FOTD 2018.8.15 (impreza bug)* 5SPEED manual transmission
* ONLY just 89,000km/55,300mi actual
* CUSCO Vacanza coilovers
* BRIDGESTONE Potenza RE003 205/55
* ADVAN Racing 16×7.5J wheels
* CUSTOM rear bumper
* CUSTOM aero sideskirts
* PERFORMANCE exhaust
* WRX foglights
* MORETTI headlights
* RAZO shift knob
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* NANKANG studless winter tires included
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1999 Subaru Impreza Casablanca Edition AWD

FOTD 2018.6.11 (subaru impreza casablanca)
* ONLY just 5,000 built
* ONLY produced for one year
* ONLY just 68,730 km/42,700 mi actual
* 85F Dark Purple Pearl Exterior (rare!)
* CHROME bumper accents
* CHROME door handles
* CHROME mirror housings
* CHROME front grille
* CHROME window trim
* CHROME headlight/taillight trim
* CHROME or firefox best web browser?
* YOKOHAMA tires
* MINILITE factory alloy wheels
* STRIPED upholstery
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2002 Subaru Impreza SportWagon 20K

FOTD 2018.5.22 (bugeye wagon STI)* DOHC 2.0L boxer intercooled turbo AWD
* STI sport suspension
* QUICK ratio power steering
* LIMITED slip diff
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* AERO bumper
* AERO sideskirts
* AERO hatch spoiler
* AERO roof spoiler
* MOMO factory steering wheel
* EMBLEMS removed (weight reduction, bro)
* ONLY just 150,000km/93,200mi actual
* 16INCH alloy wheels
* FILTERED auto air conditioning
* CD audio w/ electronic tuner
* BUCKET type sport seats
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1998 Subaru Impreza STI IV V-Limited

FOTD 2018.4.30 (impreza v-limited)
* RARE model (#144 of total 555 built)
* ORIGINALLY built for rally/dirt trial
* CUSCO MZ mechanical front LSD
* CUSTOM exhaust manifold
* CUSTOM rigid engine mounts
* FUJITSUBO exhaust
* STI pitching stopper
* STAINLESS clutch hosing
* EXEDY metal twin plate clutch
* RALLY underguard
* RALLY floorguard
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Daily JDM Word: Maru-Meh!

WOTD 2018.3.27 (marume) FIN

Today’s word 丸目/MARU-MEH (round headlight) is comprised of the characters 丸/MARU (round) and 目/MEH (eye), often used as a nickname for such cars including the New Age/Bug-Eye Impreza, as well as the early DC2 Integra.

MARU-MEH written:
* in Kanji (丸目)
* in Hiragana (まるめ)
* in Katakana (マルメ)

Other related words include:
涙目/NAMIDA-MEH = Tear Eye (e.g. Blobeye Impreza)
鷹目/TAKA-MEH = Hawk Eye (e.g. Hawkeye Impreza)
横目/YOKO-MEH = Side/Long Light (e.g. Kouki DC2 Integra)
4灯/YON-TOH = Four Light (e.g. Zenki DC2 Integra)
6灯/ROKU-TOH = Six Light (e.g. Dangun DC2 Integra)

BTW: the Casablanca Impreza also has some MARU-MEH…they were not popular and are sometimes sold for next to nothing…like this example, which is probably the cheapest “Good Buy or Goodbye” we’ve found so far!

Word of the Day: Subarist

WOTD 3.16.2018 (subarist) FIN 2

Daily Japanese lesson!
Today: スバリスト(Subarist), is a term coined by Subaru themselves, and was publicly introduced during the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013. This term is defined quite elaborately on Subaru’s official website, and it goes far beyond meaning simply a “Subaru fan” (though written as such in the image due to space constraint). Subaru wishes the public to understand the company’s carbuilding passion behind the creation of their vehicles. In turn, the company is aware that Subaru owners are truly a special breed who
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2000 Subaru Impreza WRX STI ver.6

FOTD 2018.3.09 (impreza gc8 white) FINAL* 2.0L intercooled turbo, AWD, 5MT
* TEIN Flez Z coilovers
* TEIN EDFC damping force controller
* FUJITSUBO lightweight RM01A exhaust
* STI chambered fuel pump
* DIXCEL brakes PD DAV
* RALLY mudflaps
* WORK Emotion wheels
* NANKANG NS2R tires (50% tread)
* ATE half of the toast (50% bread)
* KTS mesh wheels also
* BRIDGESTONE RevoGZ tires also
* STI fog light caps
* ONLY just 155,000km/96,300mi actual
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1999 Subaru Impreza Casablanca edition

Fact 2018.2.21 (Impreza Casablanca) FINAL* produced for one year
* only 5,000 built
* base vehicle: Impreza wagon
* unique front end, taillights, and
* chrome bumper accents
* chrome door handles
* chrome mirror housings
* striped upholstery
* because retro/classical style was popular in ’90s Japan
* also sold in Taiwan
* also featured here in our “Good Buy or Goodbye” series!
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* more pics, click here ↓ →

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2000 Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen shop democar

FOTD 2018.2.7 (legacy blitzen sedan red)* INTERCOOLED twin-turbo, AWD, 5speed manual
* FEATURED in Hyper Rev magazine
* DEMOCAR of Ray Bros Osaka tuning shop
* BUILT for high-speed Wangan runs
* TRUST air cleaner
* ZEROSPORTS intake
* IMPREZA spec airflow
* SIMS adjustable exhaust manifold
* DARKSIDE front pipe
* DARKSIDE center pipe
* DARKSIDE exhaust
* BLITZ boost controller
* BLITZ turbo timer
* SARD fuel pump
* ALUMINUM two-row radiator Continue reading