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What Have You Done to your Soobie lately? (Please post in here and keep it going)


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#4601 bluedotsnow

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:26 AM

I did this to my impreza's steelies. driving around on salted roads makes them look like @#$% so I used caliper paint to give them a protective layer and I must say it helps prevent build up especially on the inside in addition to preventing rust. plus at the car wash I don't have to use "engine and wheel cleaner" with the caliper paint the grime comes right off with water.


BTW hubcaps are totally against my religion ;P

#4602 subynut

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:14 AM

One of the tabs on the anti-rattle clips had bent over and was making contact with the rotor on the XT6. Yay, no more squeak!

Then took a pic after the monsoon storm:
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#4603 czny

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:54 PM

Found rear trailing arms from 86 turbo gl-10 complete with stubs, hubs, axles & disc brakes. Spare parts for when the well dries up. Hadn't seen a 4wd turbo in 4+ yrs here.

#4604 TheLoyale

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:54 PM

Got the EA81 running with Weber.


#4605 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:17 PM

Got the EA81 running with Weber.



Congratulations!!!

I Just saw your Video ... the EA81 Sounds Closer like the EA82 at Idle.

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#4606 TheLoyale

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

Congratulations !!!


Thank you so much!

I Just saw your Video ... the EA81 Sounds Closer like the EA82.
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That will change once I make a UEL Header which will wrap in front of the oil pan :)

#4607 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:57 AM

... That will change once I make a UEL Header which will wrap in front of the oil pan :)


Pics Please!

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#4608 TheLoyale

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:25 AM

Well, I'd like to make something like this, only in a single port style.
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I have never seen anyone run an UEL header on an EA motor. :cool:


Pics Please!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

The ea header IS slightly UEL. Mine has a nice rumble at idle.

#4610 subynut

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:44 AM

Could you use the turbo header? Or will that be too much restriction?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:56 AM

New KYB rear struts and 1" UHMWPE spacers on top to level out the Legacy. No more tire rub! Also just hit 5,000 miles on the frankemotor, so far so good.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

I do not know why the resolution on the camera was like..ALL the way down...but;

What have I done in MY soobie lately?
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100!!!!!!!!!!:headbang:
I know it's hard to see, but that's 100 MPH @ 6,000 RPMs :Flame:
The 3AT did it! Benjamin Hooptie Loyale for the first time has met and breached 100 mph topping out at 101.
I was astonished.

In other news; got my rear shocks done on the GL! No more bouncing half a block after driving over a speed-bump or being shot in to either the lane to the left or right of me randomly when driving over rough pavement!

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Safe cars FTW.

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#4613 mikaleda

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

my 80 gl station wagon 4wd

done already.
new c.v., new hub, manual choke conversion, new radiator, flushed coolant system, rebuilt oil pump, wiring, oil change, full tune up, new thermostat,and new front brake caliper.

currently working on.
front struts, rear shocks, rebuilding hitachi, new rack and pinion, and patching the hole in the floor board.

in the near future.
new oil pan and valve cover gaskets, new rear and front brake pads, and flush the oil system

hopefully that is all so i can start saving money to fix my legacy this dang car is breaking me :burnout:

oh and new kyb gas struts

Edited by mikaleda, 18 July 2012 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:49 PM

Replaced both of the 85 hatch front seats with a set from an 88 XT6.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:42 AM

Installed adjustable trialing arms to correct the geometry of my lift.

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#4616 subynut

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:38 AM

Nice!:clap:

#4617 TheLoyale

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:00 PM

That is a great idea for the trailing arms! :headbang:

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:33 PM

installed door trim and a few odds and ends

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

Nice!:clap:


That is a great idea for the trailing arms! :headbang:


Thanks. I've heard several stories of people breaking the trailing arm bracket bolts and how much of a PITA it is to fix that (back seat out, welding, etc.). I've seen other adjustable trailing arms (mainly the OBX) but wasn't sold on how many use a Heim joint in that same bracket - for off-road use I think the bushing is a better application.

Anyway, I'm very pleased with the results.

#4620 jboymechanic

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:38 AM

Where did you acquire these adjustable trailing arms?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

Wire harness for an EJ Swap?????


Yep. The project is little delayed because I've been out of the state, but not for long!

#4622 Turbone

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:20 AM

New fans.

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#4623 Skemcin

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:45 AM

Where did you acquire these adjustable trailing arms?


It's the latest product we just introduced at GorillaOffroadCompany.com. They were fit on a 2002 Impreza OBS do my research found these would fit the following models/years.
Impreza 93-07
Forester 98-08
Legacy 95-99
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#4624 hanyou

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:59 PM

Playing with the Outback...

Cleaned sludge out of the radiator, new fuel filter, now troubleshooting p0171 and po174.

ABS and VDC light have been on since I bought it.. may or may not get around to that.. 104 out today x_x

Finally got the rebuilt gen 2 Brat going, just need to do a few finishing touches and dial the Weber in better. Exhaust spacers are gone so probably going to run straight pipes instead.

Folks swapping my Baja for my Brat next week.. First time I get to see it since they picked it up for me :D Probably going to be the only Baja in all Japan ^^

#4625 jj421

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:25 PM

Haven't done much, haha. Put oil & coolant in it; nothing special. Put gear oil in it, which is new for me. Finally diagnosed my check engine light, which was code 35, which is the canister purge solenoid. Freakin' gonna cost $115 and doesn't even affect the way the car runs, but I need it for emissions when I finally decide to get Washington plates, ugh. Haha, the only modification I've done recently (really at all for that matter) is install some offroad lights, well, driving lights. But hey, they're 55 watts, which are brighter than my 45 watt headlights. They're super helpful at night and I love their look. Plus they were only $25! :-p

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