Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
* * * * * 7 votes

Retro GL-10 TURBO build


  • Please log in to reply
396 replies to this topic

#376 rpholz

rpholz

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 556 posts
  • Concord, NC

Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

Interested in seeing how you like the manual steering

#377 Nico

Nico

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 225 posts
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Posted 27 April 2014 - 02:27 AM

Interested in seeing how you like the manual steering

 

 

from the reviews on here it seems like the VGR rack is the one to get.... my car is so scary on the hwy as soon as I turn that wheel a inch its like crossing 12 lanes lol... feels like I got a quick rack or something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

well people have asked how did I bolt up the coil overs in the rear so easy. in the pictures you can see everything in order.

 
 
what kit I used is the HSD STi GRB 08-12 set up, what I keep from my Leone is the top mount bracket and spring perch cap. drill the same size hole as the washer from the HSD kit so the spring perch cap will go on.
 
then pop out the bushings & tube from the HSD GR STi stuff and use them on your new set up.
 
the only other thing is the lower mount on a GR STi has a 55mm wide bushing tube, you would need to cut it down to 45mm size to fit in the rear control arm lower. the bolt is the same 12mm size flange bolt so no need for a spacer in the bushing tube.
 
 
14029405175_c19f954124_c.jpg
 
14049418873_a6ffebc2be_c.jpg
 
 
 
all put together
 
14049420303_da0f026828_c.jpg
 
 
14026203032_9f8c16f458_c.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
so if one is going to be buliding a Leone in the future the best kit to get would be the Subaru GRB STi 08-12 suspension kit. ohlins ? KW ? Bilstein ? :D future for me for sure ;)
 
the front you would need the GRB STi 08-12 knuckle with the bolt on bearing which is better they say for its bigger bearing, the top plate will not work unless you drill it out to match your car top mount pattern which is pretty much the same as a 1989-2001 Legacy impreza car pattern.
 
 
 
also the rear in the BRZ is the same as the GRB, the front is the same as a 1989-2001 impreza legacy but the shock is shorter but will work also with the non larger knuckles.

Edited by Nico, 27 April 2014 - 02:27 AM.


#378 rpholz

rpholz

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 556 posts
  • Concord, NC

Posted 27 April 2014 - 11:45 AM

Well, my thought is the EA power steering pump sucks.

I've looked into swapping to a ej style pump but the bracket is so far off it would take too many hours to make it all work.

So if the manual rack works out well in an auto-x or hillclimb situation I'll run that as I have one I pulled from my XT DL.

#379 Nico

Nico

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 225 posts
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

Well, my thought is the EA power steering pump sucks.

I've looked into swapping to a ej style pump but the bracket is so far off it would take too many hours to make it all work.

So if the manual rack works out well in an auto-x or hillclimb situation I'll run that as I have one I pulled from my XT DL.

 

 

well the manual rack wont fit... I lowered my motor so the sti 6mt would fit and am using the longer u joint any ways when the manual rack is there i would need even a longer u joint... i have a leone wagon im building next so ill use it for that. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lots and lots of work went down so far, for the front I changed the rubbing in the pockets of the control arms which alone made the car feel amazing... I stripped everything out and under coated it all along with wrapping my exhaust well worth it all even though its a pain.
 
all the sand blasted powder coated stuff was add along with the upgraded bushings and oem subaru bolts.
 
 
 
 
the only thing missing now is the front GR sti knuckle bearings, the sti sealed bearings are being made into 5x100 from 5x114 thanks to my good friend that owns a machine shop
 
 
 
super rare no longer made front bumper clips got made from a 3D printer collage kid which made them so good there better then the real ones.. he used some hard plastic and chemical to harden the clips so they last long.
 
 
 
 
looks amazing now with the second trim on the top of the bumper very happy now.
 
 
 
 
with all the new bushings repaired shocks & fixed cross member, it feels amazing drives like its on rails ! point and shoot now feel ! ... I still need a corner balance & alignment done so it will only get much better.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
straight from japan !! this is the holy grail of part numbers for my car. with this book and part numbers all I can say is WOW WOW..... there is a boat all read in bound from japan to canada with my new parts on it like the JDM skirt kit, the jdm air dam along with much much more things for this car and my other build the Leone Wagon.
 


#380 138

138

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
  • Russia

Posted 15 May 2014 - 05:11 AM

scan and lay out a general review of n -)))



#381 AWD J3wman

AWD J3wman

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 140 posts
  • Richfield, MN

Posted 26 May 2014 - 03:57 PM

Still want to get some replacement stickers so I can repaint my wagon...

Where did you find those? I feel like I've asked this before on JNC.



#382 AWD J3wman

AWD J3wman

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 140 posts
  • Richfield, MN

Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:19 PM

A factory RX front air dam.

Thanks



#383 nick1208

nick1208

    New User

  • Members
  • 251 posts
  • Tacoma WA

Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:13 PM

Could you post some pictures from inside that optional parts book of some parts some of us have maybe never seen? would be cool to see all the JDM options



#384 tizzle

tizzle

    Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 606 posts
  • Bellingham

Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:24 AM

Link to a vast collection of Subaru catalogues:

http://a15ff11300g.s...type leone.html



#385 nick1208

nick1208

    New User

  • Members
  • 251 posts
  • Tacoma WA

Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:33 AM

^ awesome! thanks



#386 TripleJ92

TripleJ92

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID

Posted 29 June 2014 - 01:02 PM

This is the most amazing build I have ever seen.

#387 Nico

Nico

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 225 posts
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:59 PM

aeroquip hose fittings and line for the jdm Spec-C oil cooler
 
 
 
got my arp studs in the xt6 hubs
 
 
 
June 1... and then the virgin Leone meets a guard rail while saving my driving license & insurance hike
 
 
 
 
time to rebuild with all new factory oem parts that are getting hard to find For REAL !
 
 
 
cut the front rad support off not it will be bolt on for that quick release motor swaps lol
 
 
 
got around to adding the BRZ koyo rad OEM subaru rad support new
 
 
 
 
test fit and drilling holes for bolt on action
 
 
 
 
jdm Spec-C cooler ready ! Franz welded my AN fittings for me 
 
 
 
 
powder coated and bolted up all stainless steel bolts where all the spot welds where with oil cooler
 
 
 
everything lines up and my spare bumper beam sand blasted and powder coated also
 
 
 
 
brz filler neck and radiator cap fits nice 
 
 
 
 
 
and some jdm Leone goods, the fogs with power flip the covers on there own lol pretty slick 80s subaru stuff 
 
 
 
 
 
strip down ready for the paint job
 
 
 
 
single stage white BASF Glasurit single stage paint like the factory did
 
 
 
 
 
$o $hiny and new !.. wow was my factory paint so dull 
 
 
 
more brand new everything from the dealership oem, shiny paint needs new stickers and symbols :)
 
 
 
home sweet home ready for me to put her back together again 
 
 
 
 
all most done 
 
 
 
 
jdm 3D corner lights sick 
 
jdm SUPER light weight head lights with H4 bulb's
 
 
jdm lights dont blind on coming traffic these are also used in europe so beam pattern is straight on a wall with no cut lines pretty cool 
 
 
 
black stuff all back on door moldings mud flaps and lower air spoiler..
 
 
 
lost two moldings for front fender, new ones on the way 
 
 
 
new oem turbo stickers and jdm Leone tail lights 
 
 
 
had to add 4WD in my TURBO lol.. started life as FWD now its a real subaru
 
 
 
 
 
 
all updated and still got small things to add again, trim parts around the windows and front bumper cover.


#388 KootenayJK

KootenayJK

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 97 posts
  • The Kootenays!

Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:25 AM

Sexxxy!

#389 KiwiGL

KiwiGL

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Dunedin, NZ

Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:32 AM

Do you mind if I ask how you pranged it? Glad it wasn't any worse and that you're okay!



#390 nick1208

nick1208

    New User

  • Members
  • 251 posts
  • Tacoma WA

Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:23 PM

Car looks good as ever. think you could get us a video of you driving it? getting on it a bit? 


Edited by nick1208, 06 August 2014 - 03:23 PM.


#391 AWD J3wman

AWD J3wman

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 140 posts
  • Richfield, MN

Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:01 AM

Out of curiousity, did anything need to be modified to fit the BRZ radiator into the Leone radiator support?



#392 Nico

Nico

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 225 posts
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:04 AM

Do you mind if I ask how you pranged it? Glad it wasn't any worse and that you're okay!



I tried stopping, skidding in the back of a car was not a option for me tried to squeez on the left of it between guard rail and stopped traffic.. There was a groved section that sucked me in and pulled me right two it..

Didn't hit the car but messed up my toy, made it home safe banged up.


Car looks good as ever. think you could get us a video of you driving it? getting on it a bit?



Hitting the track up soon can't wait to test out all new goods, I'll post it soon


Out of curiousity, did anything need to be modified to fit the BRZ radiator into the Leone radiator support?[/size]

Rubber stoppers on the bottom of our rad fit on brz rad.. Then copy same hole diameter as factory size.. Drill 2 new holes where the brz has it's post/pegs at... Also you will need to cut some tabs off the brz rad and shave them down.. It's a tight fit but works.. Make sure you test fit because inbetween the head lights you got to centre perfect or else you won't make it in the flushist spot..



Still want to get some replacement stickers so I can repaint my wagon...
Where did you find those? I feel like I've asked this before on JNC.


Subaru has them still.. Got them new. 4WD TURBO is still can be bought new.

Edited by Nico, 14 August 2014 - 01:05 AM.


#393 Nico

Nico

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 225 posts
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Posted 28 August 2014 - 01:07 AM

car is back up and running, oil cooler and brz rad are working very well with the new set up. its time to get it out on the track before winter comes.
 
 


#394 nick1208

nick1208

    New User

  • Members
  • 251 posts
  • Tacoma WA

Posted 28 August 2014 - 01:46 AM

Sweet pics! I'm still dying for another video of this thing driving and accelerating. 



#395 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

Loyale 2.7 Turbo

    The Mighty "BumbleBeast"

  • Members
  • 5,662 posts
  • Roatán, Honduras.

Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:00 PM

Appreciated Nico,
 
While it was really Sad to see your Awesome Subie with that hit, it is really Awesome to see how you managed to use the situation to improve your Subie even more... which seemed impossible.
 
By the way, I mentioned long time ago, in another thread, the H4 Headlamps with Plastic housing / front Glass, which was widely used in the LADM (Latin American Domestic Market) Specs subies, starting in year 1990. I only know about another USMB Member who obtained similar ones from Germany.
 
Also, the Yellow Halogens with Self moving Covers are Really Awesome!!! ...  :D ... and it is something really New for me, which explains the rare Switch I Found long time ago in an Early EA82 Turbo at a Local Junk Yard, this one:
 
 
.
Fotos-0124.jpg
.
 
I Bet it is the one which activates those covers, because it features identical symbol than the Older Subarus with the "Third Eye" in the middle grille; I mean this Switches:
 
.
Old-SchoolSwitches.jpg
.
 
Would you like to share photos and info of those Subaru Halogens with Automatic Covers, on the thread about Rare optional parts on Subarus:) 
 
 
Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos and the repairs of your fantastic subie. Thumbup.jpg
 
Kind Regards.
Underlined words are web links


#396 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

Loyale 2.7 Turbo

    The Mighty "BumbleBeast"

  • Members
  • 5,662 posts
  • Roatán, Honduras.

Posted 13 September 2014 - 03:20 PM

... Would you like to share photos and info of those Subaru Halogens with Automatic Covers, on the thread about Rare optional parts on Subarus:)  ...

 

What I did, is to Save the Photos, and re-Host them onto my Albums, in order to Avoid Stealing your Bandwidth, and I re-posted them on that Thread, writing that they belongs to you of course. I only wanted to share Real Life Examples of such Rare parts. I hope you don't mind that.

 

Kind Regards.



#397 two85s

two85s

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 69 posts
  • San Diego County

Posted 20 September 2014 - 06:22 PM

This is the most amazing build I have ever seen.

Pure Automotive Wizardry......please keep posting.  Inspirational Build.  Thanks for sharing, Aaron






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users