Andy’s Launsport 22b widebody GC8 Imprezza


Written By: Ben Duen Back in the day, it used to be that if you were a part of the import scene, you either owned a Honda Civic or most of your friends owned a Civic. And the first step you would take to some faster timeslips was gutting your interior of every amenity that your monthly payment paid for to get some weight reduction and shelling out another months worth of your pizza delivery paychecks on a certain baby blue bottle filled with laughing gas. After a bitter but necessary lesson on the effects of too much nitrous and not enough fuel in your system, you’d then deliver more pizzas till you swear you’d never eat another pizza in your life so that you’d have enough greenbacks for a bigger motor to do an engine swap… just to introduce yourself to the 14’s. Nowadays, civics are still as popular as ever and on top of nitrous, the name of the game is forced induction and enough traction to keep the power on the asphalt. After several mishaps with previous Subies, Andy finally got it right with his latest project! PERSONAL INFO
  • Name: Andy Rodi
  • Member Since: 1999
VEHICLE
  • 1999 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS GC8 - 22B Rally Blue Pearl
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN
  • ACT Heavy Duty Pressure Plate
  • ACT Street Disc
  • ACT Streetlite Flywheel
  • ARC Pulley Cover
  • Cusco Downpipe
  • Goodridge Stainless Steel Clutch Line
  • Gram Lights 57 pro Titanium Exhaust
  • Greddy Oil cap
  • JDM STi V7 Intercooler
  • K&N Drop In Air Filter
  • Koyo Radiator
  • mishimoto fans and shroud
  • Neetronics DCCD Controller (not installed)
  • Optima Blue top Battery
  • Prodrive Gold Battery Tie-Down
  • Royal Purple Transmission Fluid
  • STi Axles
  • STi JDM 6 Speed with DCCD
  • STi JDM Version 7 EJ207 with AVCS
  • STi Motor Mounts
  • STi R180 Differential
  • STi Transmission Crossmember
  • STi Transmission Mounts
  • The Driveshaft Shop Aluminum Driveshaft
  • VF-30 Turbo
  • WRX Crossmember
  • Yimi Sport Tuned ECU (280whp)
SUSPENSION
  • GT spec adjustable lateral links
  • GT-Spec trailing Arms
  • GT-Spec WRX Rear Strut Tower Bar
  • H&R Rear Camber Bolts
  • Helix Rear Sway Bar
  • STi Carbon Fiber Front Strut Bar
  • STi Hub Swap to 5×114
  • TEIN EDFC
  • TEIN Flex for 05 STi, with front pillowball mounts for GC8
  • TiC Race Subframe Bushings
  • Whiteline 22mm Front Sway Bar
  • Whiteline STI Front Endlinks
  • Whiteline STI Rear Endlinks
  • Whiteline Subframe Lock Bolts
  • WRX Steering Rack
  • WRX Sway Bar Mounts
BRAKES
  • Brembo STi Front and Rear Brake Calipers
  • DBA 5000 Slotted front Rotors
  • Goodridge Stainless Brake Lines
  • Project Mu B-Force Brake Pads
  • Project Mu brake fluid
  • Project Mu master cylinder cap cover
EXTERIOR
  • 22B Hood Vents
  • 22B STI pink badge for grill
  • 22B Titanium Side Badges
  • JDM Aluminum Hood
  • JDM Clear Corner Lights
  • JDM Clear Turn Signals
  • JDM Front Bumper Beam
  • JDM Locking Gas Door
  • JDM Power Folding Mirrors with Switch
  • JDM Rear Bumper Beam
  • JDM Red / Clear Taillights
  • L’aunsport 22B/WRC Widebody Kit
  • Shaved Door Moldings
  • STI Original 22B Wing
INTERIOR
  • Alpine Tweeters
  • Bride Cuga Racing Seats (Red) (x2)
  • Broken Motorsports Flocked Dash
  • Color Matched Door Cards
  • Greddy Boost Gauge
  • OEM gauge pod
  • STi 22B Steering Wheel
  • STi Blue Carpet
  • STi Blue Floor Mats
  • STi JDM Gauge Cluster with DCCD display and 8000 RPM Redline
  • STi Rear Seats
  • Takata Harness (x2)
WHEELS / TIRES
  • Advan TCIII 18x9 +30
  • Advan tires 245/40/18
  • Muteki SR48 lugnuts
  • 2005 silver sti BBS 17x8 5x114
  • kumho ectsa 245/45/18
  • 25mm Kics wheel spacers