Last fall I was in desperate need for a car to get to and from work, I had been driving my girlfriend's 01 outback that we slightly modified over the course of the year but our hours were changing at work and we were gonna need separate cars. So I picked up a 2000 outback wagon from my dad for 1600, ran great, was a 5spd(rare-ish in outbacks!), very little rust, and had a super clean black/grey interior! Well, the first thing I did to it was tear the interior out because I wanted to build a rally car. Like two weeks after that I said screw the rally car idea, because I want a drift car. I paid my dad off for the car, did the rwd conversion, welded the rear diff, slammed it on 3 good coilovers with 1 blown rear (no fucks given, they were laying around), added some caster(think it was about 2 degrees positive), put 2 of my 3 good 17x7 dr-9's on the front (I see a pattern here) and some cheap 15" forester steelies on the rear with 205/70/15's on them. I burned those off in a day and a half and went to 195/60/15's instead. Much more spin, much less sidewall. Good all around. Removed my rear bumper beam (jdm impreza's don't have them, why should I?), airbags, cruise control module, entire ac system, got an aftermarket steering wheel+ quick release, and hydro handbrake. Weight before driver's airbag, rwd conversion, bumper and ac removal, and coilovers was 3180 with me in it, so 3050 without. Now I should be down in the area of 2990 or even lower (i should get it weighed again). It drifts really, really nice. I need to get video of it soon.
Olivia's outback in summer mode
My outback when I bought it.
After some of the gutting.
After all the gutting.
such jdm, very drift, wow angry
Motor pulled after spitting a rod bearing a couple weeks ago mid-burnout
, ready for teardown and new shortblock, along with a mild shave and tuck. Can't wait for this snow to go away!