Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SR20DET Powered: 1997 Subaru Impreza GC8

This next car comes as a tip from Art C who writes: Haha, a Nibaru? Sussan? Any way you put it, I bet it'll be fast and very sideways with a  little work. Assume around 275whp with the SR20 at reasonable boost levels, and about 2700 lbs on the GC8 with the AWD hardware removed, and probably pretty close to 50/50 weight distribution and you have a nice track toy. Find this 1997 Subaru Impreza offered for $5000 in Hartford, CT via craigslist.

From the seller:

1997 subaru impreza 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
Please read entire post before contacting, I am selling a 97 Subaru Impreza with a Nissan SR20DET motor in it. The motor was fully stripped, cleaned and re-assembled so there are no mechanical issues at all with it. It is not all wheel drive any more, only rear wheel and I have a full list of the parts that are in it:

Wiring Specialties Pro Harness
Speed Hut Guages
AEM Tru boost and A/F
Drive Shaft Shop 1000hp rear axles
Drive Shaft Shop 600hp drive shaft
05 Subaru STI R180 rear diff
ARP head studs
Tomei exhaust manifold
Stock turbo 
800cc fuel injectors (with paperwork)
BEE-R rev limiter
Stage 2 clutch
And more.

All parts were bought from Enjuku Racing and 240sxmotoring. I also have a 10 point roll cage, rear knuckles for disc and pad conversion and the head for a VVL swap. The car only needs a little more wiring for some guages and fans and rear brake lines (the rubber hoses not metal) and that's it. The car DOES RUN and the tune is paid for just needs to be finished.

See a better way to impreza your friends?


  1. Engine swap cars look really cool, but working on someone else's Frankenstein would be a bit much for me. Anybody ever buy an already swapped car? How bad was fixing the problems later?

  2. I hate the sound of Subie's flatnose boxer this would be a nicer tune ! rofl

  3. I wonder if the hood is included in the price?

  4. Aside from the giant BUT WHY, my question is, if all it needs is a little bit of work to be finished, why don't you finish it before selling?


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