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Evil 97 OBS
Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:53 PM
My initial expectations of this car were to be a reliable, family friendly, grocery grabber with the ability to get up in the mountains and save myself from putting 10k miles a year on my CBR.
I purchased it from a very 420 friendly girl for $1500 with a cracked windshield, dead tires, interior that was atrociously dirty, and eau de pot. On the plus side; clean title, new transmission, and cheap cheap.
Washed it, buffed the paint out, straightened the hood a bit, and threw a set of 2005 WRX wheels on with some new rubber. Got the windshield fixed and went through a bottle of Febreze. Shaping up to be a nice little car.
But then, things got out of hand.
I had a thunk under hard acceleration, the clutch slipped, and the rear end rode like a lincoln continental.
So I tore everything apart, replaced pretty much everything in the front end, new rear struts, a new clutch, and some 04 STi springs for a little flair. Built myself a UEL/exhaust system while I was at it.
But of course, that wasn't enough. I had a cold start piston slap in cylinder #4 and was burning a fair amount of oil. Guess I'll just throw a good used 2.2 in there and call it good, right?
NOPE! (chuck testa)
EJ25D Block and internals (balanced)
EJ22E single port heads with mild PNP and delta cams
Grimmspeed phenolic spacers
Cometic hybrid HGs
New OEM bearings and rings.
Group N engine mounts
9mm oil pump
Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:54 PM
(Finally got head rests for the rears, haven't gotten any new pics though...)
I began to throw a misfire code for my cylinder #4. After a couple of months of chasing things down, I finally nailed down that running a lightened flywheel is know to cause that. Oh well, at least I have new: injectors, coil pack, wires, plugs, fuel filter, FPR, fuel pump sock, soft fuel lines, and cam sensor... Interestingly enough, at my 5k mile break in, I switched from Rotella 15w40 to Rotella T5 (semi syn) 10w30 and am getting better performance, fuel mileage, and no CEL. Odd.
So since I ran out of money in the conventional sense, I began to enjoy the car:
And that's about where we are now.
Bearing in mind, I brought the car home on January first; suffice to say I've been a wee bit busy!
Edited by cal_look_zero, 09 August 2012 - 09:09 PM.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:55 PM
WRX Steering wheel
WRX brakes front and rear
Building some form of ram air intake that won't flood the engine during rain.
Paint... of some kind.
Edited by cal_look_zero, 09 August 2012 - 09:10 PM.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:52 PM
Good to see other paddlers on here...here my brat with my greenboat on it!
Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:44 PM
EJ25D block and stock internals; balanced
EJ22E single port heads; port matched to exhaust manifold
Delta 200 “HP Grind” cams
Grimmspeed 8mm phenolic spacers
Custom made 2” UEL and axle back.
370cc side feed JECs injectors
Exedy stage 1 clutch kit.
Perfect Power SMT-6 Tuned by Pre (123hp/145tq)
Alt Rush AT362 Wheels 17x8 45ET
Goodyear Eagle GT 225/45/17 Tires
KYB Excel G struts
2004 STi springs
Paranoid Fabrications ⅜” saggy butt spacers
WRX 17mm rear swaybar
WRX brake master cylinder and proportioning valve
GSP adjustable rear lateral links and trailing arms
2002 WRX disc brake swap
Goodridge SS brake lines.
Kartboy rear subframe lockout kit.
GAB strut bars
Group N Pitch stop
2002 WRX seats front and rear
OEM WRX underseat subwoofer
Prosport Premium 52mm oil pressure gauge
Innovate MTX-L Wideband
2002 WRX Momo steering wheel
Blox 490 shift knob
Custom built short shifter
Kartboy shifter bushings
WRX pedal covers
Pioneer Bluetooth/USB head unit
Pioneer 6 ½” door speakers (Front)
Power Acoustik 4” door speakers (Rear)
Subaru All Weather Floor Mats
20% VLC tint
LED license plate lights
Projector fog lights
Rally Armor mud flaps
Badge of Ownership
Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:43 PM
Holly crap! Look at the power under the curve. It's beautiful! Do you have any videos?
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