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#51 Durania

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:02 PM

You need goldies on that thing, wanna talk looking amazing rolling down the road.

Jason, make sure to upload some good pictures of this monster.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:34 AM

You need goldies on that thing, wanna talk looking amazing rolling down the road.

Jason, make sure to upload some good pictures of this monster.


I actually thought that too. Black and gold seem to look good on silver cars. I'd love to get some gold BBS, but I doubt it will happen any time soon. I do have some gold wheel paint though. hmmmm

And I will definitely get some good pics.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

Also have these to put om at some point
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

Someone got some STi control arms.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:25 PM

Someone got some STi control arms.


Yes! And for CHEAP! I have ball joints and the cone washers on the way for them. I just have to remove my rear control arm bushings and swap them out for these ones so that they fit right. I'm hoping they come off mine, I'm sure the rust will fight me.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:09 PM

I'm hoping they come off mine, I'm sure the rust will fight me.


It always does up here. I've had issues with the captured nuts before one some older rusty outbacks. Yours is new enough it hopefully wont bother.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

It always does up here. I've had issues with the captured nuts before one some older rusty outbacks. Yours is new enough it hopefully wont bother.


Yeah I'm not too worried about the bolts that hold them to the body, but the nut, and the stud that have the actual rear control arm mount/bushing on it. That nut will probably come off, but has the bushing rusted itself onto the stud?? That's my worry. I plan on soaking them down with pb blaster once I get it back and hopefully that will help.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:50 PM

It's getting there!
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And yes the STi plate delete is up side down! Lol

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:02 PM

That looks so good :headbang:

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:05 PM

That looks so good :headbang:


Thanks man!!!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:44 AM

Sure is making progress. Looking good.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:48 PM

It's all done and home, pics later.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:10 PM

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And man, my cell phone pics did not come out good!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

I want to see a picture of what it is like looking over that scoop from inside a forester.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

I want to see a picture of what it is like looking over that scoop from inside a forester.


Yeah I'll have to take one!

I will be replacing the rusty oil pan that has started to leak, with a rust free, mint oil pan from an 05 STi early next week. And at the same time installing my group N tranny and motor mounts that I have had for ever.

Then, the next thing will be the STi intake manifold, turbo inlet, and one step colder plugs. Not sure when that will be happening yet.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:55 PM

Have fun with that turbo inlet. Since you're pulling the intake manifold, it will make it much easier. I would go with a hard pipe inlet since you will have it off.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

So last night I went and a friend and I installed the new oil pan, that despite what I found online, was different than my stock one, but still fit and the pickup sat in the same spot, so that was all good. Also installed the group N motor and tranny mounts, and did the spark plugs too. Everything went pretty good. Had an issue with a corroded wire on one of the coils, but that's all good now too.

So there I was all happy that my car was finally getting some stuff done, and parts installed that I have had sitting around forever, I was about a mile from my house and bam, I hot something. I did't see anything so I had no clue what it was. I turned around and went back and found that a fox had run out in front of me, my first thought was the new body work. So I pulled under a street light and sure enough the paint is cracked in a couple spots, and where the lip was molded into the bumper in one spot pulled away. Damn fox. It sucks I hit him, but it really sucks that I have to go back to the body shop after only a week! But he said he can fix it no problem, so that's next on the list.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:00 PM

It's back at the body shop getting the fox damage fixed. I will have it back by Saturday morning.

I did a deal with a local forum member and got this Forester XT specific Mishimoto radiator
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:15 AM

Good grief Jason, that thing is huge on the XT.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:16 AM

Oh, and what we talked about the other day regarding rotors for the brembos. I am probably going to go with these:

http://knsbrakes.com... - Single Rotor

I am not tracking this thing, just daily driving it.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:55 AM

Yeah my scoop is a bit big! But it works with my aftermarket intercooler splitter, and get's a lot of air to the JDM STi intercooler!

And yeah, I just realized I never replied about the brakes!!! My bad!! Sorry about that!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:37 AM

Installed the huge Mishimoto radiator and newer coolant overflow yesterday. New intake manifold coming soon. Pic.....
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:52 PM

Installed the STi intake manifold today
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

Always can tell a genuine STi intake manifold. I have never seen a painted one that was spot on with the STi's.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

Always can tell a genuine STi intake manifold. I have never seen a painted one that was spot on with the STi's.


I agree. I have seen many painted and powder coated ones, and it seems the factory powder coated STi intake manifolds have their own look. And it's so much cleaner under the hood!




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