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#376 bratman18

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:43 AM

Is that with stock springs?

#377 JacksonRally

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

Is that with stock springs?


Yes

#378 kanurys

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

What thickness of pipe did you use for that bumper?



#379 rpholz

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

What's with the gangsta lean?

Looks good!

#380 superu

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

What's with the gangsta lean?

Looks good!

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

Ah, i see.

 

looks MUCH more dramatic on my phone



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:35 PM

What thickness of pipe did you use for that bumper?


.095

#383 JacksonRally

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:39 PM

Finally got the 02 wrx seats in. Took a bit of work but way more comfortable.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:42 PM

What's with the gangsta lean?
Looks good!


The little factory trim piece under the grill has a slight radius and is also bowed. It stumped me for a bit to figure out what looked a little funny. It makes the top bar look different at different angles.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:44 PM

Now that the car is up and running i can start on the first phase of suspension upgrades. I have bigger plans for the suspension in the future but right now I'm going to focus on dampening upgrades and a slight increase in wheel travel. I'm going to start with the rear because it has sagged since day one and pretty much bottoms out going into driveways.

For the rear i am going to start with a 10" stroke Fox emulsion coilover.

Keeping my budget in mind i got these used

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First i remove the factory top shock eye and replace with a machined Jackson Rally piece

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Screw in and weld to seal up the shock can

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To be continued.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:18 AM

Man, you always go big...

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:11 AM

Reading through this thread makes me feel...stupid!

This is simply AMAZING!

Cannot wait to see whats next and the finished "glamour shots".

Makes me want to hotrod the old wagon. Dangit!



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:33 PM

@ Kanurys, fuel guage update. All seems to be working well, starting to figure out exactly where empty is after a couple of tanks. It seems to favor full for a bit then under half tank it drops off quick. First tank I refueled when guage was at 1/8 and put in 13gal. Second tank I was just under a quarter drove for about 10 more minutes and it dropped to E quickly, I fueled up at 13.8gal. If Im not mistaken the tank capacity is 15.9? I keep forgetting to reset the trip on the GPS but the trip on the odo wad at 225 miles (reality is its more because of how far off the numbers are with the 30" tires) I would live to get 250/275 miles to 13 gallons.

#389 kanurys

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

Nice. With my 2.2 I get 275 to 325 miles on about 13 gal. if I drive it nice, which isn't very often. :)

I bet there were some minor changes to the taper of the potentiometer between the old and new setups. Also, it's probably acting like that because of age.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

throw a few bottles of chevron techron at it for a few tanks of gas and see if it gets any better.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:56 AM

Techron as suggested or Sea Foam...



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:49 AM

Wow, can I quit my job and become your welding apprentice? I'll provide a lifetime supply of dr pepper in trade.

 

Seriously tho, nice work on the rear suspension.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

I got a wild hair and decided to tackle some new front struts.

Lets just call this a before photo

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:26 AM

How did the rear struts turn out?



#395 JacksonRally

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:49 PM

Rears are on. I need to mess with them a little and get new springs. I slapped it together the other night and did not take any pics. I've been thrashing on the fronts, going on day three tomorrow.

#396 JacksonRally

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:57 PM

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Any guesses?

#397 kanurys

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

Very obvious. You might be giving me ideas...

 

I should add: very intelligent way to adapt the hubs.


Edited by kanurys, 19 April 2013 - 10:59 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

Holy chit. Adapters for EJ struts on EA knuckles? That's awesome!!

#399 JacksonRally

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:16 PM

Ahh that was too easy. Couldn't really just bolt up EJ strut because it is just too tight. So i had to make new tabs. Struts are rear 04 STI inverted struts.

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Still have some gusseting to do.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:29 PM

Note, no more strut lift block :)




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