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Old 25 Mar 2009, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightened Shell


I am new on here. Am in the process of buying a 98 Impreza 2.0 Turbo. It has been re-shelled with an MY99/00 shell. The shell has also been lightened, as it was intended to be made into a rally car. Does anyone know what this lightening process may have consisted of? Or if its a shell made of a different material or something?


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Old 26 Mar 2009, 12:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lightened Shell

No idea mate but maybe ally bonnet, reduced sound proofing, removal of side skirts etc. In short equivalent to an RA shell. Anything else (eg carbon panels etc.) would be fairly obvious at a cursory glance.

They may in fact have just dropped an RA shell on it. Does it have side skirts or a roof vent or anything like that?
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Old 26 Mar 2009, 12:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Lightened Shell

There's definitely not a roof scoop on it. I'm not sure about side skirts. Have only ahd a quick look at it so far and wasn't really sure what I was looking for TBH. There's a good chance it maybe is a Type RA shell on it. Will maybe get to sneak a look at it tonight to see if there's skirts on it.

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