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#1 suberdave

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 11:14 PM

i have not had a lot of time to work on my new car. but i am making good progress. i just hope to have it done before WCSS8. i hope to have the wiring done this week. then once thats done its all down hill from there...

engine compartment painted...

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engine in...

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wiring harness in but not compleat...

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for more pictures check out my webpage at:

http://www.suberdave...RX-RA/index.htm

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#2 Turbone

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:08 AM

Looking good Dave, hope to see you and the car at the Show:headbang:

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:17 AM

That will be one nice car when you are done!It looks like you took the time to do a good job masking everything off.:)

#4 Dr. RX

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 10:00 AM

So, you driving the coupe and your wife driving the wagon???

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:32 PM

got her started today, started right up with stock fuel pump, still need to get a welbro pump.

got the power steering lines done. and most of the wiring, the only wiring i have left to do is the rad. fan.

if things go well i should have this thing ready for WCSS8.

now all i have to do is find a driver...

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:45 PM

who did and how much were the modified driveshafts?

im green with envy... ea82's are great and all but im all for the ej swap... hopefully be able to start working on mine by the end of the year..


looks awesome suberdave!


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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:47 PM

got her started today, started right up with stock fuel pump, still need to get a welbro pump.

got the power steering lines done. and most of the wiring, the only wiring i have left to do is the rad. fan.

if things go well i should have this thing ready for WCSS8.

now all i have to do is find a driver...

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I will take this position WILLINGLY:grin:!!! After riding in my friends GC8 converted Type RA I dream of that engine in my car everyday. You HAVE to let me see this at WCSS8 :slobber::slobber::slobber::slobber::slobber:

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 12:17 AM

who did and how much were the modified driveshafts?

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Aukeen Drivelines in Kent Washington. $115.00. to shorten and ballance the 2 peace shaft.

its a small joint but he dose good work.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 01:50 AM

i guess i should have included this in the previous post.. are you using the ra rearend? r160 or r180?


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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:31 AM

i guess i should have included this in the previous post.. are you using the ra rearend? r160 or r180?
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RA trans (Pre DCCD) and rearend (R160 4.111:1 LSD)

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:02 PM

what is RA? :confused:

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:03 PM

what is RA? :confused:


4 door jdm sti with i think a better suspension and tranny set up, the type ra was the 4 door, the type r is the 2 door.

me thinks.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:12 PM

In total, including engine, tranny, rear end, custom work you have had to pay to get done, how much does it run roughly?

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:13 PM

In total, including engine, tranny, rear end, custom work you have had to pay to get done, how much does it run roughly?


less than a new subaru!!!

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 07:25 AM

4 door jdm sti with i think a better suspension and tranny set up, the type ra was the 4 door, the type r is the 2 door.

me thinks.

That is pretty close, the Type RA and R also had a slightly more powerful engine.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 07:28 AM

less than a new subaru!!!

I love the answer. Well depending upon where you get the front clip from and how complete it is and how much of the work you can do yourself, I would say a good ballpark figure would be somewhere between $4,000 and $6,000. It could be less and it could be a lot more, there are a lot of variables there. My Type R creation probably cost close to $12,000 (the paint alone is over $500 a gallon), but now I have truly a one of a kind car, there may be several out there that look like mine, but I have never seen one that is exactly like mine.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:13 AM

4 door jdm sti with i think a better suspension and tranny set up, the type ra was the 4 door, the type r is the 2 door.

me thinks.


So the RA is still a type of RX it was just the jdm version with better stuff?

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 12:06 PM

So the RA is still a type of RX it was just the jdm version with better stuff?

'

mm RA was only in the GC body styles of the later genertaion of Subarus using the Impreza line-up. The RX and XT6 were the powerhouses of Subaru back in the day though :banana:

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 12:35 PM

oo alright. sorry that i dont know this stuff. im just trying to learn. thanks.

nice car btw.

#20 Dr. RX

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:27 PM

So the RA is still a type of RX it was just the jdm version with better stuff?

No, a Type RA is a version of a WRX. Dave has just put a RA drive train in his EA82 series car (for the second time).

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 05:58 PM

No, a Type RA is a version of a WRX. Dave has just put a RA drive train in his EA82 series car (for the second time).

oh ok thank you. so he is putting in the ej series motor, and the drivetrain.

thank you for clarifying that .

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 06:16 PM

glad to see ya again, your coupe is coming along nicely:banana:




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