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After I got the front end all back together..

The tranny wasn't aligned correctly.
Had to change out the tranny mount and rear tranny cross member brace.

Shallow STI Forester..

Deeper USDM..

Usdm tranny mount is another 3/4" taller, then the JDM STI Forester tranny mount.
(Can't find pic)..

I wheeled the White XT out and my Silver XT auto, in.. Pulled the motor..

Swapped tgv's, intake manifold, and fuel setup..

Then stuck a new Grimspeed 44mm EWG uppipe, on..

And put it all back together.

Ok, so I'm not a mechanic and have only been into cars, for about 3yrs.. I did all this on top of my full time job.

A shout out to motorbykemike and MKtuned! For knowledge, moral support, and tuning..

As far as the wrenching goes, I did this all alone. I Absolutely love knowing every bit of the car and being able to work on it!
It makes it that much better, Every time I hit the skinny pedal!

Mike sent me a base map and the day after I got it fired up (which was a Friday, after being in the garage till 4a.m.), I drove to Jamestown, RI and back.
All why sending logs and getting revisions, there and back.
That was just last weekend. I just went over 2k miles, with the car.
 

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One more piece..
As I wasn't prepared or planning on doing the subframe swap or the subframe spacer delete, I didn't have a good route for the upper coolant hose...

So my poor mishimoto hose got the clamps..

Which of course was seeping at the splice..

Hose hunting I went..

It's a Jeep Liberty hose..


With a cut to length.. it was perfect!

 

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Just about....

Wednesday was rain guards..


Thursday was a 4 wheel alignment..

Today was a new windshield...

Tomorrow afternoon is, tire rotation and oil change, after work.

Sunday is Boxerfest!!
 

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There's so much awesome stuff going on in this journal; keep it up!

I have to get a few more parts together before I attempt the subframe spacer delete, but I'm hoping to tackle it very soon.

For the wrx wagon steering rack, did you need to modify the length of tie rods to get them to fit correctly? IIRC they are shorter than the sedans(?).
 

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There's so much awesome stuff going on in this journal; keep it up!



I have to get a few more parts together before I attempt the subframe spacer delete, but I'm hoping to tackle it very soon.



For the wrx wagon steering rack, did you need to modify the length of tie rods to get them to fit correctly? IIRC they are shorter than the sedans(?).
Thank you sir!! I have some more stuff coming..

The rack was a drop in affair!
 

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Next step is laid out...

A little Alky control...
 

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Meth kit is installed, just not tuned yet..

Made a bracket and mounted the pump under the floor.

When I find a tank, the right size, to hide, I'll get it.
 

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New addition.. 06 WRX swapped coupe..
 

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Long needed update.. car is still killing it!

Winter setup..



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Next stage.... More Powah!!!

Turbo options.. 3576r w/.82 tial hotside.

What started life as a 3576r and is now with a FP hta86 (75lb/min) and 1.03 tial hotside.


Also picked up a Treadstone fmic core..

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This might be a little crude..

I'm sick of crawling in and out of my JDM STI Forester seat, just to start the car..

I should just swap the heated bugeye seats back in, for winter..
Either way...

Now I don't have to crawl in and out, period!
Clutch start delete, complete!
 

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So I decide to rotate my tires, after my last post..
Found a steering line leaking.. What a PITA to replace! (EWG, subframe spacer delete, axle, all in the way)
Had to pull the axle, to remove the line..

All done! (Once the lines showed up in the mail)


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Discussion Starter #57
Got sick of the hood holder!

+1 for GS hood struts!


Also, sold my 09 FXT winter beater..


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Get ready, for next step.. Swapped in some ID1300 injectors, which lead to a fresh set of 3mm phenolic spacers/gaskets, ported tgv deletes, and upper GS tgv gaskets..
I needed the ID1000's for the next step in my RS.. lol

I finally got my wheel swapped in!
 

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A set of summer wheels on it and running good! Waiting on a fresh O2 sensor and new plugs..
Thinking about a bigger turbo, so I can move the OG Dom 3, to my silver 05 FXT auto. (Sitting in the background)


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184k.. New O2 sensor and spark plugs


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