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#51 bratman18

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 09:15 PM

Looking good!! Thats crazy they caused that damage!! Car looks great though!!

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 09:33 PM

A key note: PO did most of his driving on cobblestone streets. I drove on a few when I picked it up that day in Orlando. Felt like driving across the moon's craters.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:28 PM

Went to the dragon this weekend: (Yes, I know I stole the proofs) A purchase was made.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:05 AM

Had a wing stud that had snapped off from when I had gotten the trunk and finally got around to replacing it.

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The problem that I ran into with my stud repair was the STi trunk has two different studs. One is longer than the other. I ordered the wrong one by accident, my fault. Luckily I ordered two of them because they are notorious for snapping off, a second one snapped off in removal. Got the wing off and tried to fit the shorter stud into the grooves on the wing, wasn't happening. So, I sat there for about ten minutes and then I compared the slide bases and found the one was only slightly narrower and thinner than the other. So, off to the shed I went to get my file that I had not used in about 2.5 years from when I installed rear WRX seats in my RS. 2 minutes of filing each and they were both able to slide into place and click.

I went to get back into the trunk with the wing off and forgot about how much tension the STI torsion bars have. That thing flung up and about hit me in the face.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:16 AM

There also has since been a suspension change. I took the Tanabe GF210 springs off last August and put the stock springs back on. The ride improved greatly with the stock springs and a set of Continental ExtremeContact DWS.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:17 AM

Glad you went back to the wing...it makes the look. Love the color!

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#57 Durania

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

Thanks man.

The wing was only off about an hour. :drunk:

#58 AKghandi

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:12 PM

That car is perfect. Nuf said:D

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:35 PM

Shes a beauty. :D
Where did the STI front lip go? :(

#60 wentz912

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

Shes a beauty. :D
Where did the STI front lip go? :(


This fellow's car never had it since he owned it, as it appears. Only picture I see of a blue with one of the chins is the guy he bought the trunk lid from....

EDIT: I stand corrected. Went all the way back to the start of the thread and there it is. I dunno either.

#61 bratman18

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

Looks awesome man!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:57 PM

Thanks for the love, guys.

I took the JDM STi lip off a few days after I bought the car. The roads here and parking lots suck so I did not want to risk it.
It is still in the shed.
I have this now:
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:34 AM

Hit 80k
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#64 bratman18

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:21 PM

Damn, didn't realize this had such low miles!! Mine is over 113k now. Still going strong though!

#65 Durania

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:28 PM

It had 69k on it when I bought it November 2010. Not really put too many miles on her.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

mine's just over 80k now as well i don't drive it in the winter

have beaters for that lol

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:37 AM

Not much of an update but I did clean the old girl yesterday fairly well:

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

Oooh shiny! I really need to do this to mine, seems like time is so hard to come by though! But it looks great man, nice job.

#69 Durania

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:58 PM

Thanks Jason.
I know what you mean. I been fighting to find time to clean it for a month.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:17 AM

Got the axleback painted with VHT flameproof. Did about 3 coats, let's hope they hold up. I got done right with the thunder rolling in the not so distance. Windex on the kartboy hangers made this job so much easier.

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No, I am not wingless. That was just for an hour while I replaced some studs a few months ago on the trunk.


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#71 bratman18

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:21 AM

Very nice! I have actually considered doing this to mine too. What prep did you have to do for it to stick?

And yeah, aren't those Kartboy hangers great?!

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:57 AM

Roughed it up after cleaning with a red scuff pad after cleaning. It's a pretty easy project, aside from the hangers.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

Took this Saturday morning on our way to the big Subaru meet.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:03 PM

Thanks to Bratman for the 07 STi center caps. I love 'em

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I also added Centric high carbon rotors.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

Really glad you like them, and that I could hook you up! The car looks great!




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