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Old 12-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #226 (permalink)
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Got a Grimmspeed MCB for Christmas!





Install was very straight forward. It's pretty cool.
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very nice i have looked at theses but cant make myself spend the cash on it
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #228 (permalink)
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very nice i have looked at theses but cant make myself spend the cash on it
Shouldn't be that hard to do. This is an absolutely fantastic mod.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #229 (permalink)
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Shouldn't be that hard to do. This is an absolutely fantastic mod.
Is it more noticeable when driving? I started it up and mashed on the brakes and couldn't tell much of a difference.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #230 (permalink)
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i noticed it a bit, its really at full stomp where you get the effect, get to ~25-30mph and stand on the brakes and youll notice it then
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:58 PM   #231 (permalink)
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I got some questions!

After having installed my suspension I obviously have the rear *** sag but now the rear is uneven from side to side. The left rear sits about a half inch lower than the right rear. I not sure exactly what the problem is but i'm thinking it's either the springs themselves or the top hats. The top hats are my original sf top hats and during installation took a bit of convincing to seat properly. I'm thinking there might be some differences between the 02-03 wrx rear top hats and the rear sf top hats.

I'm trying to decide how to go about getting everything even with the suspension. I'm debating getting usdm sti springs front and rear and runing rear spacers. I already have the rear top hats for the newer models but I don't know if I will destroy the wrx struts with the higher spring rates or how the ride will be. Any input on my suspension would be awesome!

I've also decided to hack my stock grill up and make a mesh one but I can't find the mesh! I've been to three different hardware stores with no luck.
Where the heck do you get that stuff??

OH, and I start on my head gaskets tomorrow!
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:03 AM   #232 (permalink)
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Head gaskets are done!! They sucked! lol

With the help of a friend we had it all torn down to the heads themselves. I went to remove the cams and ended up rounding off one of the cam cap bolts. We thought we were screwed, if you can't get the cams out you can't get heads off. We were going to put it all back together and just throw some coolant conditioner in it and hope it would make it until I got out of school. I called the dealership and sure enough they had a bolt in stock. Ground the old one off and carried on.
Got the heads off, the gaskets didn't look to bad except for some spots, I think the black coating on them had started to come off and that's what was floating in my overflow.
We start to go back together and my fel pro valve cover gasket set had two right side gaskets in it. Had to reuse the old gasket with some sealer. I'll be replacing that side soon.
Got it all back together and it tuned right over.

Took 3 days total, and it was a lot of headache, but it's done.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #233 (permalink)
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Picked up some 02-03 blue prodrive wrx springs as per Pleiad7. I love the way Slynki sits. Hopefully These will even out my ride height and give a slight forward rake.



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Cringing at what I know your ride is going to feel like...ouch.
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Really? It can't be that bad can it?
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Slyinki pretty much has a jarringly firm ride...
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Jarringly awesome!? I guess I'll find out.

Not sure how soon I'll get them on though, I'm done with my alignment class and don't have access to the alignment rack any more.
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Those look familiar ;-)
Due to the linear rate you will feel every road seam etc, but they're great in the twistys!

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Yeah super bouncy and super stiff haha, I got the red Prodrive progressive springs to help with that. They're pretty stiff for the lady friend but much more tolerable than the blues. You'll like em, for a while!
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nice i was looking for a set of prodrive springs myself but now going another route. cant wait to see pics of them installed
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