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#1 kyle234

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:02 PM

i recently bought the ultimate rx. after much time and effort fixing the previous owners mistakes the ultimate rx is nearing its former glory. it still needs some tlc, over the last few years its collected a few door dings and a nice dull finish. but the car is running and preforming well. ill be replacing the tranny here is a couple weeks. ill keep everybody updated and post pics when i can.

ps. i still need a wrx tranny. id prefer a 3.90 out of a legacy ss.

#2 WoodsWagon

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:03 PM

WRX trannies are 3.9's. It's the 1.1:1 rear transfer gears that make it run a 3.54 rear diff. You can swap the transfer gears with a 1:1 set and run a 3.9 rear diff.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

the tranny came from a gc8 wrx. my rear diff is a vlsd 4.11

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:53 PM

<3

I was soo close to buying it back, but I don't have time for more projects... couldn't show it the proper amount of love.

Glad you got it, and are going to do something good with it!

Bringing it up to WCSS?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

id like to bring it up but its quite the trek for me. if i can get the time off work ill make it up there. ill drag along a few more superoos to.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:49 PM

made some good progress in the last week. I cleaned up the wiring under the hood and fixed the boost issue. so now its back to ~16psi had some severe spark blow out had the replace the plugs and got the boost controller hooked up correctly. mechanically it is in pretty good shape whats left seems to be mostly cosmetic.

I would like to put on a front mount. if anybody has done it to an EA i would appreciate a link to your build thread or just a quick overview of what is needed. I also need a couple parts off of a hatch. need new struts for the rear gate. and a exterior trim piece. passenger side rear window diagonal piece.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:03 PM

Good to hear!

Frustrating that I sold the car with that missing window trim (just had to be put back on) as well as with a new pair of hatch struts. That stuff, and the laptop, didn't make it from that person to Logan. Pretty sad :( Cause without the car, all that stuff is trivial worthless crap.

I may have found a laptop, but i'm going to have to set some time aside to play with it and see if it actually works, which might not happen till after WCSS. I'll keep you updated.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:07 PM

here are some pics of my car during the FMIC install

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:02 AM

You still need a tranny? I have one from a GC8 WRX, 4.11:1.

#10 kyle234

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:13 AM

no i found one local for 150. thanks tho.

Tex,
if its not to much trouble bring anything you still have for the car to wcss im about 90% sure im going. im happy to pay for any parts or laptop. thanks again

Thanks dave just what i was looking for




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