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#1 Storm


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Posted 04 April 2004 - 02:44 PM

Hi all, I just wanted to introduce myself as a new member here. I've lurked for awhile and really enjoy the interaction between the old and new generations of Subarus. Quite refreshing actually.

I come from Mopar roots, so I'm familiar with using tree branches to pull motors and curbs as ramps.... I had to finally decide to find something with more traction, so I found me a nice little Impreza Brighton after remembering about Subaru longevity and build quality. I just love my Subaru and will keep on learning more and more about them.

The stuff I've picked up so far have been enough to keep me out of trouble, but This place seems like the kind of place where I can learn a heck of alot more than some of the other Impreza/WRX focused forums, which are attracting more and more "static". I prefer high signal/noise ratio. So I will pass on what I've learned so far and ask questions about the stuff I need to know.

Jay Storm

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 08:22 PM

Welcome Jay. I tried posting a technical question on rs25.com once asking if anyone had info about the effect of possibly destructive crank harmonics when using an aftermarket lightweight crank pulley. The first response I got was:

do u have a stereo installed, stereo amp can draw more current causing battery to discharge

I was :burnout: outta there.

#3 mtsmiths


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Posted 04 April 2004 - 10:19 PM

... you'll get lots of hints for the debrightonization of your Subaru.

#4 Qman


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Posted 04 April 2004 - 10:53 PM

Welcome and enjoy yourself. For the most part this is the finest site going and you will find lot's a knowledgable help.

#5 northguy


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Posted 04 April 2004 - 10:58 PM

Welcome Jay. I'm sure you'll catch up quickly here. Good luck with a superior line of vehicles.

#6 Storm


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Posted 05 April 2004 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for the kind words! The brighton is becoming less and less of a slug every month. Although, a seized waterpump just took out the timingbelt and promoted my "project" motor to "get this puppy done and installed now" motor. I'm currently looking at my 97 ej25, which is down to it's most basic form at the moment. Needs bearings and a quick cleanup hone before reassembly. That brings me to my first question: I have a set of std size '99 pistons to go into this block instead of reusing the 97s. I have heard differing opinions about whether the 99 pistons will work w/the 97 rods. I don't want to have them sticking up outta the block, nor recessed well into the block @tdc.

If anyone has info about this, I could really use it. I will reuse the 97 pistons w/new rings if I need to, but I'd rather use the 99s if possible. Thanks in advance!

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