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Old 02 Sep 2015, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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frankenstein GC8

think i got myself a bit of a frankenstein of a gc8... i was told a version 4 but if i did get a version 4 it came with alot of V5 parts lol can anyone kinda sort this out for me?

it is a 1998 JDM STi 4Door.

mods (pics soon)

-Pink shocks (pink not red)
- v5 front bumper?
- V5 rear wing?
- deleted driver airbag? (plug/wire disconected in horn lol)
- Rays STi Rims (damaged)
- STi Pedals (ebay i assume)
- MOMO Steering Wheel (ebay i assume?)
- type RA hood? (really light)
- Type RA scoop? (hole & wiring for I/C Spray)
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any help would be awesome. i didnt want to put this in other threads cause i was just wondering why some of these parts match and some dont hahahaha. the ad i bout it from said V4, i was really looking forward to the "wisker look" (3 air vents) front bumper with more square fog covers but i did see pictures so i knew what i was getting just figured it was a v5 but looks like i might have a v4 that someone put v5 parts on.... again any help would be helpful.
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Re: frankenstein GC8

Pull the vin number off the plate in the engine bay mate, v4 had facelift interior but old style bumpers and they commonly get updated.

Also a pic of the engine would help to see where the coil pack is
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Re: frankenstein GC8

coil pack is right on top the engine,
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Re: frankenstein GC8

middle of the inlet manifold by the looks of it.

be a version 4, mines is a 5 and coil packs sits on the right hand side,



Front bumper is a 22b rep (fogs give it away), rear spoiler is a v6 (lip kicking up at the back end gives that away), wheels are after market, steering wheel is aftermarket.
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Re: frankenstein GC8

O, ok thanks alot, now that you mention that i never even noticed the coil switched position i thought it went from center of the inlet (mine is centered) to coil-on-plug type. so i would have to assume i have a V4 ECU? when driving around to i notice this is running about 1.1bar (16psi) i dont see any boost controller (other than factory) so i assume boost has been modified at the ECU? still has the VF24 turbo....

btw i love that little CF rad support!
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O, ok thanks alot, now that you mention that i never even noticed the coil switched position i thought it went from center of the inlet (mine is centered) to coil-on-plug type. so i would have to assume i have a V4 ECU? when driving around to i notice this is running about 1.1bar (16psi) i dont see any boost controller (other than factory) so i assume boost has been modified at the ECU? still has the VF24 turbo....

btw i love that little CF rad support!
tbh I'd get it on a dyno, make sure all running healthy.

cheers, not bad for a bit of plastic and sticky print hahaha, its just a fake bit to cover the rusty rad bracket hahaha
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Re: frankenstein GC8

yeah i wanna dyno it but the nearest 4wheel dyno is 8 hrs away ~760km... next test im doing on it will be leak-down anyways. hope that doesnt show any problems lol
thanks again.

were those rims i have an option from factory? STi is Forged/stamped into the back side of them.... sadly they need to be reworked any ways.... cause all the factory upgrade ones iv seen have alot more pink decaling on the center of the rim and one spoke?
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not 100% sure tbh, i think they may be the rays sti rims
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