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^pomen_GTR^'s RB5 grey SF5 journal

i think pretty much better organized to keep tracking of my own project with my SF5....nothing big...most is just wear n tear, minor tinkering since most of "what to do" on this SF5 was done by previous owner...



its the 99' JDM with JDM v7 WRX full engine and 5MT trans swap...

with tein flex wagon from gc8.... :woohoo:

subaru 4pot front caliper painted yellow..with rear stock single pot caliper


some basic info on my current setup:

engine: ej20t manual (jdm version 7 wrx engine and ecu)

mods list:
-version 8 camshaft
-mild ported head
-tgv delete
-sti piston
-1.2mm cometic head gasket
-custom front mount intercooler
-hks sqv BOV
-external wastegate
-running maximum boost 14psi[0.9bar] (spike 15-16psi) [manual boost controller direct at wastegate and factory boost controller removed]
-VF30 turbo unit nor running TD04L-13T
-custom turboback 3" exhaust with fujitsubo/FGK factory RM01a (JASMA approved) rear muffler
-SYMS equal length header (catless 1 piece u-pipe)
-open pod filter located inside fender
-high flow fuel pump with fuel rail mods and fuel regulator (idle pressure set at 3bar)
-stock version 7 wrx ecu
-running 95ron petrol at all time



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when i got this foz, the engine bay was a mess! although missing the top mount IC as it was replaced FMIC..still didnt really like how the prev. owner do the custom equal-length fuel supply pipe to the fuel rail..so here we goes ziptie :Banane08:





upon further checking...the brake pad was about 1mm left before the steel plate starts to scrapping the disc :starwars:



so small trip to parts shop and i requested for toyota 4pot brakepads....a direct fit and dirt cheap too... (less than [email protected] here) compared to subaru oem which would easily cost more than $100...



the default height when i got the car




then a quick trip to fellow friend's workshop (these guy were mitsu 4g's engine specialist).. a little weird when subaru coming in... :raspberry:

get the front pad replaced and raise the suspension to a manageable height...







*too bad the dyno was strictly for 2wd application :shrug:
 

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hand getting itchy seeing the worn grill badge...




masking it up for some makeover



border highlight and clearcoated






on the grill




on the foz




what was on the rear glass???




*kekure = redneck word for tortoise in malay.... (actual word is : kura-kura)
 

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essential bits added



*non genuine stuff...but as long as it working ok i'm fine with it...



test fitting



finalized and working good -boost and water temp.(apart from the af ratio meter due to hard to reach rear sensor)






sidenote:

anybody have experience using this oil for rear diff??? care to share the feedback?

 

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some other things i did when out of office


this is me with my puny +-13whp 100cc race prep moped...specialized for 4hours endurance racing. final round was held at Sepang International Circuit...(f1 and motogp fans knew this circuit well)...was champion in the 100cc class last season....









this is my road legal trackday bike..cum my daily bike to minimarket...original spec were 125cc honda...bored to 150cc during this picture taken...now ongoing progress for 160cc spec with 20whp target achieveable....





other ride for fun... hyosung gt650.. TBR edition (two brothers racing edition)





this one circa year 2009-2010...me in the far left with petronas green suit (yes the suit was from official petronas race team..they happily lend it to me that time)



*the hole-shot rider was 14yo kid...and this race final result he beats me for 2nd place...(me 3rd place)....now he was competing in real motogp class MOTO3...Hafiq Azmi
 

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my other car

my rally car..currently on restoration


rally car and wifey's daily driver side by side show the a$$ :biggrin:


wifey's ride headlamp retrofitted with morimoto mini H1 bi-xenon HID projector..with 3000k yellow fog bulb...and yellow lens tint to complement deep yellow night driving


 

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some random after rain pics



my daughter want to drive the fozz...she just turn 13months old this month...



swapping softer springs in wife's daily drive car... from 4k rated to 3k rated rear springs..and front 6k rated into 4k (taken from rear)



some ugly looking snakes of the SYMS equal length header (pardon the leaking HG)





fujitsubo FGK rm001 jasma approved 3" rear muffler...i have deep bass growl
 

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last weekend

i dont normally drive the fozz offroad due to my lowered ride height....

but when i do, its rally time! (or actually watching em...since this and next season i'm taking a short break from competing in national rally series)














many fun....and one disaster..spoiled rear wheel bearing when back home :shake:
 

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I like your journal. The moped and motorcycle stuff was cool to see.
thanks...because in my country, anything related to engine and sports is dammm expensive.....even my old SF5 market value currently over 10,000USD....yess roughly MYR35k....

so racing with mopeds is the cheapest fun u can get without costing a kidney :icon_redface:
 

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some commercial break a bit....

here is a few of my rallying pics with friends....





rally truck anyone?? :lol:



*yes the driver was a girl :raspberry: (all of her car had the engine swapped with performance version of that respective model)

and her green rally car also got a green engine... a turbocharged BIO-DIESEL engine....very quiet experience inside the car...no high screaming of petrol engine exhaust note...just the noise of stone and dirt slamming the floor pan... :rock::rock::rock:

(RHD car)



*this was captured from my onboard camera while we overtook a stranded "factory team" car inside the special stage :N_poke:
 

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Toasted rear wheel bearing this week

back from recent rally event (just went there to watch)


and driver side rear wheel start making funny noise when taking load (cornering)..upon inspection...the bearing toasted badly...wheel got a lot of lateral play...


as usual encounter when one tries to remove the hub assy/knuckle....stubborn lateral bolt! my electric impact wrenc cant move the nut even a bit...so do my own guts.....so the only way....double jacking both nut and bolts! (yes i've applied penetrant fluid the night before)..must be gorillas working in subaru's factory




the first attempt to remove driveshaft nut... electric impact wrench with Y-stopper tool (it was meant to use on pulley actually)


failed big time.....to Y-tool bent....not only that....in desprate attempt....i use breaker bar a.k.a 4foot cheater pipe and results is this:







broke 2 of my socket L-handle.... :shake:

so... i assemble back my disc, rear caliper and wheel....(left the handbrake assy uninstalled) and went to car tyreshop...paid the mech. to use bigger compressed-air impact wrench... also failed and broke their 1/2" into 3/4" socket adaptor... :huh::huh::huh:

this is no gorilla play.....i think ultraman work in subaru's factory back in japan :crazy::crazy::crazy:




final attempt...i limped to nearby "truck" tyre shop....and requested them to use biggest impact wrench they have as well as 1" socket of the 32mm box from them..... it took them 1full tank of compressed air to get one side drive shaft nut removed...then another 2full tank of compressed air to get the other one..the stubborn one...also known as the tool-breaker side......





now awaiting my NTN 4T-CRI-08A05 bearing to arrive...seals all in perfectly good condition..so will be using old seals anyway....
 

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Wow! Haven't had that much of a headache with the driveshaft nut. Or even heard of anyone having..
Nice ride by the way!
 

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Wow! Haven't had that much of a headache with the driveshaft nut. Or even heard of anyone having..
Nice ride by the way!
in fact i'm amazed by the nut torque value (or anything that affected it)

because years of building my own rally car....atleast with 4foot cheater pipe and with another person pressing the brake hard should do the trick fairly easy....

but this time as my first time working on my subaru...it broke not 2 sockets but 3 :shake: (including the tyre shop 1/2" into 3/4" adaptor)

this is the situation where i wish i could have more money to get highest quality tool set of all range :new_multi:

(all of my tools currently more like midrange priced tool and bought separately)
 

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Forester/GC8/2002 GD wrx bearing cross-reference

a good time for my bearings to arrive :woohoo:

and at the same time i found a good info on bearing cross-reference...i think most would love to have this for future reference....


 

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*it was done on friday...send the bearing to machine shop for pressing...within few minutes...back home and install...around 2-3hours both side done...and send the car for wheel alignment...all good...

the machine shop...ranging work from 3cylinder 660cc cute car engine up to mother-truck engine machining work... :Banane36:



new bearing in prior to re-install the oil seals (*in the picture makita electric impact wrench good for around 200Nm torque which i use to lock the driveshaft nut and double checked with 210Nm torque wrench)



at the shop...old front camber setup was -2.5 degree which is too much for me.... readjust to -1.5 degree with 0.0 toe...


rear -1.0 degree camber with 0.0 toe (in pict while still dialling the rear toe)


p/s: i'm using tein coil over with front camber plate top mount and rear adjustable lateral link which makes the alignment and camber dialling easier...


now my ear is relaxed while driving...no more wooo wooo wooo droning sound :Banane17::Banane17::Banane17::Banane17::Banane17:
 
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