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MightyMite 01 Feb 2009 10:52 PM

What have I got here?
 
Hello there. I'm Adam, just bought a Subaru Impreza WRX FIA edition. What is it exactly? :lol: Why is it any different to other Imprezas?

It's on an N plate, Imported, few plaques on the back, has the newer STi alloys, Blitz dump valve, very adjsutable suspension! You can even adjust the camber at the top mount! 55,000KM, air con (out of gas and belt removed, booo), plenty of MOT and tax and its blue :)


Here are a few pics for you lot

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...y/SDC10198.jpg

Happy man :lol:

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...y/SDC10188.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...y/SDC10191.jpg


Any information on why this is a limited edition would be great.


Thanks, Adam

2002pete 02 Feb 2009 09:35 AM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Hi Adam. Welcome to .org

It looks like a WRX STi Version 2 V-Limited 1,000 units/LTD.model. The V-limited edition was often used to celebrate a manufacturer or driver title award to Subaruís World Rally Team.

rikimaru 02 Feb 2009 09:59 AM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Think it's a '96 WRX V-Ltd and not an STi judging by the seats and the fact there is no roof vent. However Pete could be right.

Difficult to tell from the pics though tbh. Also has a later version (version 6) rear wing and as you say the new age wheels. Do you have any pics of the front of the car? Also the Applied model code would tell us exactly what you have.

uk dave 02 Feb 2009 10:11 AM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Adam give us some engine bay shots,ive just found this but colour dont tally.

The 1996MY WRX debuted on January 1996. The WRX design received minimal mechanical changes, but a WRX V-Limited Edition was introduced to celebrate the success of the Impreza WRC car in the FIA WRC. It was mechanically the same to the WRX but had a curb weight nudge to 1240 kg (2734 lb). The V-limited cars are painted in World Rally Blue.

uk dave 02 Feb 2009 10:15 AM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Link for anybody reading this to have a look at if they`re not sure of theirs.

Subaru Impreza WRX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Just scroll down the page rather than using the links once opened)

2002pete 02 Feb 2009 11:00 AM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rikimaru (Post 303664)
Think it's a '96 WRX V-Ltd and not an STi judging by the seats and the fact there is no roof vent. However Pete could be right.


Pete is wrong! Its not an STi. :o .... :ext_cryba

Found this link: 1996 Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX Turbo V Ltd, may px swap on eBay, also, Subaru, Cars, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 01-Feb-09 22:17:39 GMT)

uk dave 02 Feb 2009 11:14 AM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Petes human after all ,all this time ive thought you were some robot built by fuji heavy industries to hold information on all things subaru (in case they lost it)

Pete my friend not only have you let us down you`ve let yourself down ;) (thats the first time folks ive ever known pete be wrong)


If this were a forum full of err......i dont know ppl like me an wayne say, we might not let you forget this pete.;):D


(i await the next time im wrong)

2002pete 02 Feb 2009 11:27 AM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by uk dave (Post 303674)
Pete my friend not only have you let us down you`ve let yourself down ;)

I know Dave. :ext_cryba


Quote:

we might not let you forget this pete.;):D

Thanks mate! :lol:

uk dave 02 Feb 2009 12:26 PM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Still liked the way wayne doubted himself in his post;),We`re just so used to you being right pete it puts doubt in our mind if you think its something else.

rikimaru 02 Feb 2009 01:12 PM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by uk dave (Post 303681)
Still liked the way wayne doubted himself in his post;),We`re just so used to you being right pete it puts doubt in our mind if you think its something else.

Force of habit Dave.:lol:

Had an idea i was right, consulted my GC8 Bible which confirmed my thinking, but you doubt the word of Pete at your own peril so had to give myself a way out in case Pete proved correct again.

I however proved triumphant and much gloating and lording it over Pete is now in order.:Banane01::getin:ext_happy:ges_clap2:ges_cla p::icon_razz:ext_beer2:big_wboun:ppl_ninja:icon_la ug:icon_laug:icon_laug:icon_chee:jumping47:ext_tom at:ppl_punk::Banane08::Banane09::Banane19::D:big_b and:

(Sorry Pete, but i just read the 'Goonies' post);)

MightyMite 02 Feb 2009 06:44 PM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Thanks for the information gents :) I think I'll give Pete another chance :lol:

It is the same as the white ebay Impreza inside and under the bonnet. I think my front bumper isn't the standard one and clearly the rear spoiler is off a different type (Type R isn't it?)

Is the adjsutable suspension I have (knob on top with 4 numbers, slider built in to top mount allowing camber to be adjusted) standard fitment?

A mate of mine mentioned something about the brakes, 4 pot callipers on the front, possibly not standard?



Whats the general oppinion on swapping bits over from newer/later models?

I guess as time goes on people will start reverting my type of Impreza back to how they were when new :)


Adam

uk dave 02 Feb 2009 08:11 PM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Reckon the suspensions definately aftermarket, 4pots are probably from a 99/00 classic(std fitment)


Regarding swapping, stuff like spoilers dont bother me,maybe i think wheels sorta look outta place but take no notice of me i like stuff to look cool but std-ish.If you want my honest opinion i`d like to see it with speedlines on but im old so dont worry about it ;):D

MightyMite 02 Feb 2009 08:14 PM

Re: What have I got here?
 
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...y/DSC00057.jpg


Here a fresh photo :)


I have just been told by a mate that this car has balanced internals from standard and is a very rare version 3, where most are version 2's (I think he means V-Limited's, not sure)



Thats good news about the suspension and brakes :D

uk dave 02 Feb 2009 08:16 PM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rikimaru (Post 303700)
Force of habit Dave.:lol:

I however proved triumphant and much gloating and lording it over Pete is now in order.:Banane01::getin:ext_happy:ges_clap2:ges_cla p::icon_razz:ext_beer2:big_wboun:ppl_ninja:icon_la ug:icon_laug:icon_laug:icon_chee:jumping47:ext_tom at:ppl_punk::Banane08::Banane09::Banane19::D:big_b and:

Each time pete posts a link im going to reply with


"Pete would you like to ask the audience or phone a friend"


Or


"is that your final answer"


;) (ya know we appreciate you really mate)

stiimpreza1984 02 Feb 2009 08:44 PM

Re: What have I got here?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by uk dave (Post 303796)
Each time pete posts a link im going to reply with


"Pete would you like to ask the audience or phone a friend"


Or


"is that your final answer"


;) (ya know we appreciate you really mate)


V Good :lol:


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