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#26 simple monkey

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 11:38 AM

thats probably the best wheel fitment i've ever seen on an older soob. :banana: keep up the good work.

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

You have progress! Unlike my car...lol

Where did you get the bearing socket from?


GD posted this link in another thread, and I couldn't find it anywhere else:
http://www.etoolcart...PROD&ProdID=275


small progress so far this morning:
rear caliper paint is dry (the '02 RS stuff I have was painted red by the PO.....so I thought I'd match the rear)
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and, I trimmed the tip off the rear spindles to the Rota Centercaps will fit (notice in the pics with the wheel on....there's no center cap....):
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 05:32 PM

final update for today (time to go to work...)

bearings and brakes in the rear are completely done. well....sort of.....just noticed a couple of the studs on the other XT6 hub are screwed up....so it'll have to come off.....but the rotors and lines are in. both modified spindles are in. so....another couple pics:
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and so begins project: custom dampening:
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now.....if only it would stop raining in my garage :mad:

#29 Numbchux

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 02:52 AM

hmmmmm.....
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#30 PoorManzImpreza

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 11:49 AM

man do USDM wrx wheels just look like sex on ea82 wagons or what??
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:12 PM

I think they look better on an EA82 coupe myself...
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Looks good Chux. Keep up the good work. Soon, I'll be rebuilding a new rear end setup for my coupe which is gonna get powder coated and EJ rear discs... mmmmm:slobber:

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:15 AM

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yea....they're hot. the RE92s kinda scare me though.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:21 AM

man in doin the 5 lug swap just so i can have good lookin wheels like this

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:41 PM

went cruisin around town looking for cool places to take pictures.....and really only got one worth showing:
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then came home and started drilling more holes in the driveshaft tunnel (buddy brought the ebrake cable bracket to me yesterday...):
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and I also got some aluminum chassis reinforcement pieces.
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these are fender braces for a GC impreza. I'm going to find a way to mount them up on the loyale :clap:



oh yea, and the brakes are amazing!!

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 12:30 PM

I So whish i could tear down my loyale to nothing but a frame. sandblast Her. fix every hole and completly rebuild Her.

thats a Dream

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:18 PM

Chux, I'm going to be doing the rear ebrake myself very soon. Like seeing how you're doing it so I can keep some ideas in my head.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:32 AM

Chux, I'm going to be doing the rear ebrake myself very soon. Like seeing how you're doing it so I can keep some ideas in my head.

ditto, except I'm using legacy hardware in the back with xt6 hubs..

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:12 PM

i love this thread, sooo many great bad ideas for me and my brat. i really cant wait to get it back on the road and get everything for the 5 lug and suspension upgrades.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:36 AM

well....in the interest of continuing to help my fellow USMB'ers out.....MORE PICTURES:

a 7/8" hole saw, drill, and air grinder, and I did this:
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(the cable isn't attached to anything on the other end, so it isn't sitting quite how it will. and has to come back out. but you get the idea)

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 01:18 AM

continued working on the fluid replacement in the struts....
the hole is very shallow, so in order to cut threads, I had to cut the tip off of the tap:
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but managed to get some nice threads cut anyway:
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they don't quite seal, so I'm probably going to have to use some teflon tape or something.....but got fluid in 2 of them, and started on a 3rd....

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:12 AM

why don't you weld on a nut? or let somebody weld on a nut, that way you'll have a flat mating surface (so easy to seal properly) and more thread (again, better seal) as I think there is going to be quite some pressure in the struts.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:47 PM

how about retapping the hole npt and using a plug?
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 08:55 PM

finally.....215/45r17 Kumho Ecsta's (thanks to the Discount tire sale a couple weeks ago) on 17x8 +48 Rota Torques. Car is lowered quite a bit, and these don't rub on the fender at all in the front (they hit the framerail at full lock....), and only required a little rolling in the back:
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:28 PM

Maybe you should wash it real good before taking pics:-p

Looks good anyways though!:banana:

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 11:53 PM

Maybe you should wash it real good before taking pics:-p

Looks good anyways though!:banana:


I did....actually. but, those were taken in the alley, and notice the puddles/mud that has accumulated there. it only takes a few trips before it gets filthy again.


once I get the rear spats on (hopefully this weekend) I'll give it a good bath, and go take some really sweet pics before I have to take the rota's off and put on the snow shoes.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 01:01 AM

any rear swing arm rubbing on the inside of the tire? Damn looks so sexy...
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 01:28 AM

any rear swing arm rubbing on the inside of the tire? Damn looks so sexy...
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nope, I've got tons (well.....enough) of clearance. I think I could easily go up to 235mm wide tires before worrying about that with these wheels.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:25 AM

That car makes me feel ashamed to say that I used to think that body style was ugly.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:55 PM

this car is amazing...

you have PM!

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:49 AM

You have progress! Unlike my car...lol

Where did you get the bearing socket from?


I ordered one of those sockets from etool. It "looks" very sturdy, made in Hungary. It's not an impact socket and not advertised as such. Fair enough.

The other day I attatched it to a 220 ft. lb. impact gun and removed an EA-82 rear wheel bearing nut with it. Take a look at my pictures. The square drive portion is now pretty distorted. I had no idea it would fold like that, it's pretty soft metal.

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