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#51 JacksonRally

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:22 PM

Wow what a day. Started off early at the DMV to find out their computer systems were down statewide :eek:. Luckily I had all of the proper paperwork to get a temp tag. Then I ran to NAPA for a few last minute things not knowing what the DMV would be looking for when registering an out of state vehicle. Then it was off to get her smogged. This had me so nervous cause of the smog nazis we have here in CA. Went to a guy and he was willing to do a pre-smog and then we went for it and she passed :banana::banana: Then back to the DMV for verification, which is fancy for checking vin#'s throughout the car and title. After that I went back inside and was issued California plates.

I get axles tomorrow. And if all is well might check out some trails this weekend.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:36 PM

Im glad to hear it passed smog, Im ready to see some pics of it off-road!

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:04 PM

Finally out of the shop and at home with the rest of the Subaru family

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 07:43 PM

Did a little wheelin today. First experience with 4-low in a Subaru and boy is it awesome.

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Made it to the top

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Going back down

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Fun for the whole family

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Got a little scary here

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:16 PM

Looks like fun!!! It looks like it's a little low in the rear, could use a little more lift back there

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:02 PM

Addicting, isn't it!?!
That rear tire is pretty stuffed, but prob bottomed out anyway. Does your's have rear strut adjustment...I've only seen it on my '86.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:09 PM

Damn I want to wheel mine so bad, this is just making it worse for me!!!
It looks real good.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:23 PM

i l,ove the desert....looks like fun.cheers, brian

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:40 AM

*thumbs up!*
hey kyle, is that the same area you introduced folks to your monster WRX articulation pix?:lol:

i bet a whole new universe just opened up for you!

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

Looks damn good man, and right at home on the trails!

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:48 PM

*thumbs up!*
hey kyle, is that the same area you introduced folks to your monster WRX articulation pix?:lol:

i bet a whole new universe just opened up for you!


Yeah same place. Only 20 min drive from my house all side streets.

Lets compare

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#62 JacksonRally

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:11 PM

My only major gripe about this car is the fact that there is no cup holders :rolleyes: So I'm gonna make some.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:24 PM

actually, you are supposed to use your right hand, cupped perfectly over the bottom of the can......it allows the bottom of the can to sit right on the shifter ...voile' no cup holder:grin:

but seriously, cup holders in a wheeler?are you gonna have sippie cup lids on cans or what?thats just asking for trouble:lol:cheers, brian

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 11:29 PM

Well cupholders are on hold for now. I felt it was more important to fab up a skidplate deal for my Memorial day wheelin trip. I'll be sure to get pics.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:08 PM

Finally found my battery charger for my camera. So I took some quick shots of my skid plate I threw together for the Memorial weekend trip. Also took some shots of the exhaust. I will take some better shots next time its up on the lift.

I recycled the aluminum skid plate off my WRX and was able to cut out a nice piece for the 87 :banana:

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I couldn't stand the way the stock exhaust went under the driveshaft and took away some clearance, so I cut up the stock piping and turned/welded/cut/turned/welded til it was up nice and tight. I ran it under the pass floorboard and up and over the rear beam. I managed to use what was already there and only had to add a 10'' straight at one point. I also reused the hangers.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:29 PM

Great work as usual!! I like the skid plate!!!

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:51 PM

tiiiight!
Really like the skid plate's framing... Solid but not too much to overweigh the front end...

When're you coming to moab again? bring your welder and some scrap stock :banana:

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:55 AM

tiiiight!
Really like the skid plate's framing... Solid but not too much to overweigh the front end...

When're you coming to moab again? bring your welder and some scrap stock :banana:


Thanks.

Umm don't think the car will haul the welder. Not only is it massive, well its heavy and massive. I love the older welders, they don't give up on you as easy as the newer machines.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

looks good but I am not very fond of the stock recovery points.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:51 PM

hey i noticed you had orig. got the car with shadow mags, you didnt by chance have any center caps for those did you?

thanx rob

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:12 PM

looks good but I am not very fond of the stock recovery points.


+1...they're not only inconvenient, but meant for securing the car when new on a trailer. Not very strong. Nice work on tucking up that exhaust; I may just have to copy that to an extent.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:09 PM

Good to know on the stock recovery loops. I will have to make something. Just glad they worked last weekend :lol:

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:16 PM

Looks like there was a little video of me over memorial weekend. I didn't quite make it up the hill. This was my second attempt and 2 different lines. Traction was no problem just plain ran out of power. Notice I got a run for it at the bottom.



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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:20 PM

Looks like there was a little video of me over memorial weekend. I didn't quite make it up the hill. This was my second attempt and 2 different lines. Traction was no problem just plain ran out of power. Notice I got a run for it at the bottom.


Looks like it's time for that EJ swap. :grin:

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:22 PM

Looks like it's time for that EJ swap. :grin:


+2

BUT,
I'd still like to see a 4x4 swap in the WRX...
Maybe one good trip till the 210+ HP shreads the 'ol EA82 tranny :lol:

But still curious. . .




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