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Old 03-16-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Shaved, wire tucked, and custom engine bays?

Couldn't really find a specific enough forum, but hopefully this works.

Those honda kids have crazy shaved engine bays, which look sooo dope! I was thinking of possibly doing a v-mount, shaving my engine bay, getting it painting, etc. They actually weld all the holes, re-located the battery, smooth down the shock towers and fender wells, and completely paint them to match the car. Can it be done on a subaru? Has anyone done it before?

I really want to come out with a really sick looking engine bay, and I guess if im going to do it, im going all-out.

here are just some pics of what other people have done:









here is a thread with hundreds of different engine bays completely shaved.

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Old 03-16-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
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I think those look pretty nice.

There's no link at the bottom of your post, however.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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Yup it would look sick. I had my turbokonejo aka MK1 VW Rabbit pritty much looking like that. Lots of Vdub kids do it too. Not sure if it can be done on the subie but I think it would be hot. Do it D.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:27 PM   #4
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my battery is in my trunk... does that count?
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:29 PM   #5
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that rsx is amazing!
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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Yup it would look sick. I had my turbokonejo aka MK1 VW Rabbit pritty much looking like that. Lots of Vdub kids do it too. Not sure if it can be done on the subie but I think it would be hot. Do it D.
yes, lots of VW kids do it as well. I know we have more stuff in the engine bay, but we can clean it up a little.

I guess I could move the battery to the trunk, take out the window washer tank and those misc hoses etc, weld up the holes and make it clean. Then paint it a fresh color after its completely smooth.

A nice rotated turbo kit, v-mount or reversed manifold to reduce piping, and im sure it will turn out wild.

I wanted to see if anyone has done this yet or even plans on doing it.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:35 PM   #7
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i just say do it and dont look back!
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:42 PM   #8
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i just say do it and dont look back!
I'm hoping by atleast summer I have the new block and rotated turbo kit, so while the motor is out ill just go to town. My friend welds, im re-painting the car so ill spray it then, and ill powdercoat the brackets and tanks. Then the engine bay will be clean enough to eat off of! I'll come up with something crazy, don't you worry!
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:51 PM   #9
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if someone does this to a subaru post a pic cause it would be sick
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:57 PM   #10
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I'm hoping by atleast summer I have the new block and rotated turbo kit, so while the motor is out ill just go to town. My friend welds, im re-painting the car so ill spray it then, and ill powdercoat the brackets and tanks. Then the engine bay will be clean enough to eat off of! I'll come up with something crazy, don't you worry!

nice i cant wait to see
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:00 PM   #11
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we're working on this exact thing on alex's car shortly
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:26 PM   #12
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You'll definitley have a nice advantage of being able to do it while the engine's out, i've heard of ppl who do it up the hardway, which is a nightmare!
Pathetic idea unless you're gonna have a lot of room to breath...

I'll be doing all that to my project car.. and then maybe once that project car is done my subaru (daily driver) can have enough downtime to clean it up..

It's a lot of work, but makes life so much easier keeping everything clean...
Also, make sure you do a DAMN neat/clean job of labeling and sorting your wires and ****, because if you need to replace wires or something, and they're all just jumbled behind the firewall or whatever, it's going to be a ****ing chore and a half.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:44 PM   #13
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we're working on this exact thing on alex's car shortly
Great minds think alike. No one has done it to a subaru yet, so im definately shooting to do it asap. It makes the engine look so sick, im sure if a couple nice wrx's do it now, it will turn into a fad.

Team mates with shaved and tucked engine bays? wildness!
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:42 PM   #14
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Those things look awesome, but i think it would be really hard with a subaru because of all the vacum lines and everything for the turbo. idk if you i say do it and post up pics as to what it looks like.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:49 PM   #15
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wow.. One of my friends did a wireless engine bay in his ITR... took a while but looked friggin sweet!
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:13 PM   #16
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Ive had 2 1 in a 98 dx boosted b swapped and wiretucked.
amd a 99si with a tuck k20 I loved em both
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:22 PM   #17
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The H/A guys take out A/C, PS, and CC which cleans it up a good bit. Tuck the headlight harness in the fenderwells, and reroute the fuse box behind the glovebox area/ dash. As planned, put the battery in the trunk.

Unfortunately, we have a lot more electrical stuff to deal with then a lot of the H/A guys do.

GL, and keep us posted.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:26 PM   #18
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Is the juice worth the squeeze? In your case I'd say yes since yours is a show car. I don't think I've ever seen a tucked engine bay on a suby but I'm sure it would look good. I don't know how hard it would be but I've always liked the look of engine bays with flat panels. I've seen it alot on muscle cars.

Like this.
http://sn65.com/images/SN65%20Im...n_engine_1.jpg
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:31 PM   #19
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Oh yeh, and you could remove your MC by using this wilwood setup:

http://www.wilwood.com/Products/005-...mtmc/index.asp
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I've always wanted to get mine as shaved as possible, like an old muscle car without any wires. I haven't painted the engine bay body color because I'm awaiting a full respray, but I did shave as much of the wiring as I could (subarus are harder to hide wiring then honda's are since all our stuff is right on top).
There's only one wire loom to the right, and a set of grouped looms from behind the engine.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...0&postcount=39
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:22 PM   #21
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I've always wanted to get mine as shaved as possible, like an old muscle car without any wires. I haven't painted the engine bay body color because I'm awaiting a full respray, but I did shave as much of the wiring as I could (subarus are harder to hide wiring then honda's are since all our stuff is right on top).
There's only one wire loom to the right, and a set of grouped looms from behind the engine.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...0&postcount=39
Yeah, im only looking at doing something like that. I don't need a full wire tuck, im just looking for a nice clean engine bay, with the sides of the shock towers and fender wells all shaved. I'm not really worried about the wires on top of the engine, the vacum lines or anything like that. I guess a simple shaved engine bay, reversed manifold, and rotated kit with the sides all cleaned up will be just fine.

I was more posting this thread to see if other had the idea or have already done it. More pics please!
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:10 AM   #22
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:18 AM   #23
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SWRT cars have similar look:

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i am in the process of doing some little things to mine i am planing on doing some bigger things like removing cruise control and AC. and relocating battery to trunk. it is fairly hard to do on subys here is the thread i started a while ago
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1056866

i have started on one side of the bay and will get a pic for ya in the morning
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:07 PM   #25
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looks sick! this is exactly what ive been planning out
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