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Interested in seeing how you like the manual steering

 

 

from the reviews on here it seems like the VGR rack is the one to get.... my car is so scary on the hwy as soon as I turn that wheel a inch its like crossing 12 lanes lol... feels like I got a quick rack or something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

well people have asked how did I bolt up the coil overs in the rear so easy. in the pictures you can see everything in order.

 
 
what kit I used is the HSD STi GRB 08-12 set up, what I keep from my Leone is the top mount bracket and spring perch cap. drill the same size hole as the washer from the HSD kit so the spring perch cap will go on.
 
then pop out the bushings & tube from the HSD GR STi stuff and use them on your new set up.
 
the only other thing is the lower mount on a GR STi has a 55mm wide bushing tube, you would need to cut it down to 45mm size to fit in the rear control arm lower. the bolt is the same 12mm size flange bolt so no need for a spacer in the bushing tube.
 
 
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so if one is going to be buliding a Leone in the future the best kit to get would be the Subaru GRB STi 08-12 suspension kit. ohlins ? KW ? Bilstein ? :D future for me for sure ;)
 
the front you would need the GRB STi 08-12 knuckle with the bolt on bearing which is better they say for its bigger bearing, the top plate will not work unless you drill it out to match your car top mount pattern which is pretty much the same as a 1989-2001 Legacy impreza car pattern.
 
 
 
also the rear in the BRZ is the same as the GRB, the front is the same as a 1989-2001 impreza legacy but the shock is shorter but will work also with the non larger knuckles.
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Well, my thought is the EA power steering pump sucks.

 

I've looked into swapping to a ej style pump but the bracket is so far off it would take too many hours to make it all work.

 

So if the manual rack works out well in an auto-x or hillclimb situation I'll run that as I have one I pulled from my XT DL.

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Well, my thought is the EA power steering pump sucks.

 

I've looked into swapping to a ej style pump but the bracket is so far off it would take too many hours to make it all work.

 

So if the manual rack works out well in an auto-x or hillclimb situation I'll run that as I have one I pulled from my XT DL.

 

 

well the manual rack wont fit... I lowered my motor so the sti 6mt would fit and am using the longer u joint any ways when the manual rack is there i would need even a longer u joint... i have a leone wagon im building next so ill use it for that. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lots and lots of work went down so far, for the front I changed the rubbing in the pockets of the control arms which alone made the car feel amazing... I stripped everything out and under coated it all along with wrapping my exhaust well worth it all even though its a pain.
 
all the sand blasted powder coated stuff was add along with the upgraded bushings and oem subaru bolts.
 
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the only thing missing now is the front GR sti knuckle bearings, the sti sealed bearings are being made into 5x100 from 5x114 thanks to my good friend that owns a machine shop
 
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super rare no longer made front bumper clips got made from a 3D printer collage kid which made them so good there better then the real ones.. he used some hard plastic and chemical to harden the clips so they last long.
 
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looks amazing now with the second trim on the top of the bumper very happy now.
 
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with all the new bushings repaired shocks & fixed cross member, it feels amazing drives like its on rails ! point and shoot now feel ! ... I still need a corner balance & alignment done so it will only get much better.
 
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straight from japan !! this is the holy grail of part numbers for my car. with this book and part numbers all I can say is WOW WOW..... there is a boat all read in bound from japan to canada with my new parts on it like the JDM skirt kit, the jdm air dam along with much much more things for this car and my other build the Leone Wagon.
 
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Still want to get some replacement stickers so I can repaint my wagon...

Where did you find those? I feel like I've asked this before on JNC.

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Could you post some pictures from inside that optional parts book of some parts some of us have maybe never seen? would be cool to see all the JDM options

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aeroquip hose fittings and line for the jdm Spec-C oil cooler

 

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got my arp studs in the xt6 hubs

 

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June 1... and then the virgin Leone meets a guard rail while saving my driving license & insurance hike

 

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time to rebuild with all new factory oem parts that are getting hard to find For REAL !

 

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cut the front rad support off not it will be bolt on for that quick release motor swaps lol

 

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got around to adding the BRZ koyo rad OEM subaru rad support new

 

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test fit and drilling holes for bolt on action

 

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jdm Spec-C cooler ready ! Franz welded my AN fittings for me 

 

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powder coated and bolted up all stainless steel bolts where all the spot welds where with oil cooler

 

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everything lines up and my spare bumper beam sand blasted and powder coated also

 

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brz filler neck and radiator cap fits nice 

 

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and some jdm Leone goods, the fogs with power flip the covers on there own lol pretty slick 80s subaru stuff 

 

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strip down ready for the paint job

 

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single stage white BASF Glasurit single stage paint like the factory did

 

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$o $hiny and new !.. wow was my factory paint so dull 

 

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more brand new everything from the dealership oem, shiny paint needs new stickers and symbols :)

 

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home sweet home ready for me to put her back together again 

 

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all most done 

 

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jdm 3D corner lights sick 

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jdm SUPER light weight head lights with H4 bulb's

 

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jdm lights dont blind on coming traffic these are also used in europe so beam pattern is straight on a wall with no cut lines pretty cool 

 

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black stuff all back on door moldings mud flaps and lower air spoiler..

 

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lost two moldings for front fender, new ones on the way 

 

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new oem turbo stickers and jdm Leone tail lights 

 

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had to add 4WD in my TURBO lol.. started life as FWD now its a real subaru

 

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all updated and still got small things to add again, trim parts around the windows and front bumper cover.

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Car looks good as ever. think you could get us a video of you driving it? getting on it a bit? 

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Do you mind if I ask how you pranged it? Glad it wasn't any worse and that you're okay!

 

I tried stopping, skidding in the back of a car was not a option for me tried to squeez on the left of it between guard rail and stopped traffic.. There was a groved section that sucked me in and pulled me right two it..

 

Didn't hit the car but messed up my toy, made it home safe banged up.

 

 

Car looks good as ever. think you could get us a video of you driving it? getting on it a bit?

 

Hitting the track up soon can't wait to test out all new goods, I'll post it soon

 

 

Out of curiousity, did anything need to be modified to fit the BRZ radiator into the Leone radiator support?[/size]

Rubber stoppers on the bottom of our rad fit on brz rad.. Then copy same hole diameter as factory size.. Drill 2 new holes where the brz has it's post/pegs at... Also you will need to cut some tabs off the brz rad and shave them down.. It's a tight fit but works.. Make sure you test fit because inbetween the head lights you got to centre perfect or else you won't make it in the flushist spot..

 

 

 

Still want to get some replacement stickers so I can repaint my wagon...

Where did you find those? I feel like I've asked this before on JNC.

Subaru has them still.. Got them new. 4WD TURBO is still can be bought new.

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car is back up and running, oil cooler and brz rad are working very well with the new set up. its time to get it out on the track before winter comes.

 

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Appreciated Nico,

 

While it was really Sad to see your Awesome Subie with that hit, it is really Awesome to see how you managed to use the situation to improve your Subie even more... which seemed impossible.

 

By the way, I mentioned long time ago, in another thread, the H4 Headlamps with Plastic housing / front Glass, which was widely used in the LADM (Latin American Domestic Market) Specs subies, starting in year 1990. I only know about another USMB Member who obtained similar ones from Germany.

 

Also, the Yellow Halogens with Self moving Covers are Really Awesome!!! ...  :D ... and it is something really New for me, which explains the rare Switch I Found long time ago in an Early EA82 Turbo at a Local Junk Yard, this one:

 

 

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I Bet it is the one which activates those covers, because it features identical symbol than the Older Subarus with the "Third Eye" in the middle grille; I mean this Switches:

 

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Would you like to share photos and info of those Subaru Halogens with Automatic Covers, on the thread about Rare optional parts on Subarus:) 

 

 

Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos and the repairs of your fantastic subie. Thumbup.jpg

 

Kind Regards.

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... Would you like to share photos and info of those Subaru Halogens with Automatic Covers, on the thread about Rare optional parts on Subarus:)  ...

 

What I did, is to Save the Photos, and re-Host them onto my Albums, in order to Avoid Stealing your Bandwidth, and I re-posted them on that Thread, writing that they belongs to you of course. I only wanted to share Real Life Examples of such Rare parts. I hope you don't mind that.

 

Kind Regards.

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This is the most amazing build I have ever seen.

Pure Automotive Wizardry......please keep posting.  Inspirational Build.  Thanks for sharing, Aaron

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Pure Automotive Wizardry......please keep posting.  Inspirational Build.  Thanks for sharing, Aaron

thank you, still got lots to do so its not over yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

so decided to improve the handling of the car a bit better and I noticed the 2015 uses rear spherical bearings. I had a machine shop shave them down each side 1.5mm and made a spacer to take up the slack for pressing them in my lower suspension mount in the rear of my coil overs

 

locally I found a nice set of ES-Tarmac ENKEI wheels 5x100 16x8 et45 14lbs wheels, super light weight compared to my braid wheels

 

 

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started to build the spare motor, Ej22T stock crank, 10mm oil pump, ACL bearings, Carrillo Rods, Wiseco pistons, cometic head gaskets, ARP Custom Age 625+, V9 STi heads, killer b pick up, and allot of new factory case bolts and plugs gaskets

 

 

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Hey...I got an idea.  I'll let you experiment, "practice", and such on my 1985 GL wagon.  ....Cheers, you do amazing work!!

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Hey...I got an idea.  I'll let you experiment, "practice", and such on my 1985 GL wagon.  ....Cheers, you do amazing work!!

lol bring it on over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

so this is what else I'm working on at the moment along with the lower pillow ball bushing for my coil overs, I decided to get a one piece unit made so I can get rid of the rubber spacers and all that mess..

 

this is a prototype unit to test on the car then i can get them made up once it fits ok.

 

black is 80s strut mount, green is coil over mount.. needs a bit more work to be perfect fit

 

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also found the rear garnish in japan for my car, maybe ill put it on. to many holes to drill in a clean car.

 

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