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#1 nick1208

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:25 PM

Here's a pic of her a few weeks ago at the Christmas Tree run. I've had this car for about a year now. Bought it stock, haven't done anything serious on it other than basic maintenance and snow tires.  0fsauXu.jpg


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:35 PM

Today we did some work. And by we I mean Marcus. I drove out to his work in Auburn and we parked the Sub in the hangar to begin the 6 lug re-drill. The day before we found an 85' GL in the junkyard which we got some studs and lug nuts off of.

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Here is the hub, with 2 studs knocked out. Testing the fit on the wheels. The hub didn't want to sit flush inside the lip of the wheel, but we sanded it down to fit in there nicely. 

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Here is the hub getting the pilot holes drilled in. 

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We used a 35/64 bit that we got from Tacoma Screw. Ran Marcus about $50 but he said it was well worth it. The bit held up well. 

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Here is the 6 lug hub mounted on the car. Looks ready to rock and roll!

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test fit  B)  :headbang:

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here's Marcus drilling the rears. again pilot holes. 

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had to modify the stud tops a little bit to make them fit. 

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pressing the studs into place with the hydro press.

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:headbang:  This is no lift with 14's and 27 tires. We had to do a bit of shaping of the fenders. It rubs a little here and there. still getting used to that. Marcus is on a 2" lift, 205x75x14 tires, and 14" pugs. We measured the width between the ground and the fender on both our cars. Marcus has me in height by about an inch. 

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overall, great productive day. Lift kit coming soon. 


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:55 PM

lookin pretty sweet! although i must say i dont care for whatever is going on with your headlights...



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

lookin pretty sweet! although i must say i dont care for whatever is going on with your headlights...

I get lots of questions about that. Personally, I like it. I think it makes it look angry. Some don't, some do. Haven't seen it done before, I like being different. Thanks though!



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:13 PM

the angry look is why i dislike it! each to their own! :grin:



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:52 AM

So I'm trying to put on different fenders tonight, didn't finish. The bumper is a real pain to get to! 
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here she is with headlights out, runners out, plastic from wheel well out, wheel off, and all but 2 nuts off. I guess I need to remove the bumper to get the the last 2 nuts. 

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here's what I think is the bumper bolts. I've been going at them for about 20 minutes and they won't budge! even tried a torque wrench although i don't want to struggle with it too much because it's just on a jack stand. They're in kinda a tough spot to get to. Any other way to get this fender off? 


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:57 AM

Soak with PB Blaster on both sides and let sit. Steady pressure on a breaker bar if needed.

If they are that stuck then I would use a tap to clean them out and get new bolts when you reinstall

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:07 AM

Cn you get to the bolt side? Usually the nut is welded to the bracket and the bolt comes out...

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:09 AM

I was wondering that as well.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:41 AM

Soak with PB Blaster on both sides and let sit. Steady pressure on a breaker bar if needed.

If they are that stuck then I would use a tap to clean them out and get new bolts when you reinstall

I'll soak them while I go to school today. I'm sure I'll get it soon.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:41 AM

Soak with PB Blaster on both sides and let sit. Steady pressure on a breaker bar if needed.

If they are that stuck then I would use a tap to clean them out and get new bolts when you reinstall

I'll soak them while I go to school today. I'm sure I'll get it soon.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:42 AM


Cn you get to the bolt side? Usually the nut is welded to the bracket and the bolt comes out...


If I'm not mistaken the bolt side is behind a few pieces of metal. I'll check for that but I'm pretty sure I can't get to it without getting in too big of a mess.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:44 AM

Nuts are welded, get at the bolts from in the engine bay. Down near the timing covers, below the air box and battery areas.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:17 PM

The ones under the battery tray are a real bitch to get to. Have fun lol

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:26 PM

Nuts are welded, get at the bolts from in the engine bay. Down near the timing covers, below the air box and battery areas.

yes the bolts for the bumper are inside the engine bay they are  pain to get to . i dont see why you need to rmove the bumper though . i have never had to remove it to change fenders



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:43 PM

yes the bolts for the bumper are inside the engine bay they are  pain to get to . i dont see why you need to rmove the bumper though . i have never had to remove it to change fenders

the last 2 nuts that secure the fender in are under the bumper cover. 


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:48 PM

So i got the bumper off! i didnt end up having to remove those nuts/bolts. It was just the line of screws from headlight to headlight. Here's a pic test fitting the blue, cut fenders that Marcus let me borrow till i get my lift. I was rubbing really bad on every turn. Now i only rub a little when i hit a bump in the back. 

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Here's a picture of the car with both fenders on. I left the grill out. As you can see, the light shines through the plasti-dip at night. I just like it during the day. 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:58 PM

Tinted today! I ended up paying someone to do it just because of the lifetime warranty they offered. $200 and it was done in under 2 hours. View vs the windshield

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from the back

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And from inside

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Looks good in my opinion. I went for 15%. 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:12 PM

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Went to junkyard today and picked up some springs from the front of a 86 accord. According to Jes these will work. Can't get them out of compression tonight because I lack the required tool to decompress springs, and don't want to risk anything happening. I think I'm going to try to have these on tomorrow. The honda ones are the ones with orange marking on them, being compared to my stock ones with all the dirt on them  :popcorn: stay tuned.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:40 AM

Went to junkyard today and picked up some springs from the front of a 86 accord. According to Jes these will work...

 

Yes ... :D ... see: 

 

~► http://www.ultimates...ils-on-loyales/

 

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 05:47 PM

Sorry, posting from my phone. Here's a link to the Honda spring on the Subaru tower. Not secured in yet.I still have some work to do. They appear to be the same size when compared side by side with Subaru spring+tower but I think the 2" lift comes from the compression. The Honda springs have more coils so they will compress less than the Subaru springs. the second link is a picture of the stock Subaru spring plus tower. Also you can see the spring that came off one. Not much time to work on Christmas Eve. Also shown are the spring compressors borrowed from a friend.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:34 PM

Got them on! Sorry for the out of order pictures...

Here's the Subaru strut with the honda spring on it. 

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Here's the same thing but not on the car. 

 

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My dad helping release the pre-load from the springs. 

 

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Final result! 

 

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looks higher! didnt measure what I had to start but it seems to sit higher.  :D



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 12:57 AM

If I remember right yur origianal height was 28 and a quarter... after we did the 6 lug anyways. Looks good... does it still rub? And see what kind of weight you can put in it... I'm curious.

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:15 AM

If I remember right yur origianal height was 28 and a quarter... after we did the 6 lug anyways. Looks good... does it still rub? And see what kind of weight you can put in it... I'm curious.

This measurement might be a little off. But I'm somewhere close to 29.5-30 at the top of the rear. If my original was 28.25 these springs rock! I've noticed a significant change in the way my car handles and rides. I'll try to describe it. You know when you hit a bump in the road or pothole? how your car bounces up, then comes down pretty hard, then bounces a little more? These springs help minimize that. I noticed when I hit a bump the extra coils and more tightly wrapped spring help to smooth out the transition from hitting the bump. The car doesn't come down as hard as it used to and cornering is a bit more "sporty". Overall sweet little mod you can do in not too much time. Thanks to Jes for the info and Marcus for the idea! 

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 04:53 AM

Thank you for Sharing your experiences with that Mod!

 

Could I Ask, How tall are your Subie's Tires?

 

My Subaru "BumbleBeast" has 25" tires, And measures 28" tallness,

 

to the Wheel well's top from the Floor, carrying some Load.

 

(Such as a Full sized spare tire, three tool boxes, a medium sized fire extinguisher, an amplified SubWoofer, etc...)

 

 

...These springs help minimize that. I noticed when I hit a bump the extra coils and more tightly wrapped spring help to smooth out the transition from hitting the bump. The car doesn't come down as hard as it used to and cornering is a bit more "sporty". Overall sweet little mod you can do in not too much time. Thanks to Jes for the info and Marcus for the idea! 

 

You're Welcome, my Friend.

 

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