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Old 04-02-2007, 07:19 PM   #51
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Could you re mount our fuel filter in the trunk? Behind the Rear seat?

Firewall wires can be tucked behind the firewall. right?

Reverse the throttle cable so its a direct shot to the firewall.

Blow by hoses can be run under the engine.

Get an aftermarket tank for the Power Steering and Coolant tanks.

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Old 04-02-2007, 10:46 PM   #52
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i would think the fuel filter could be relocated thats a good idea. i plan on getting the forged motorsports power steering and coolant tanks.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:10 AM   #53
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imagine the handling effects of wire tucks... could end up being pretty awesome...
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:53 AM   #54
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definately popular on vdubs.. here's a few i saw at waterfest aw/audi show:



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Old 04-03-2007, 01:11 AM   #55
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I can't wait to start this! I just need to decide a color and motor setup.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:07 AM   #56
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theres a link on that honda-tech page on how to conver your lines in your engine bay to those ss lines. I think theres gonna be too many wires in the wrx engine bay to hide, I may just do a few of those since they look nice
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:18 AM   #57
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is there a performance gain at all?

with all of the wires running so close to the motor, wouldnt you have to be really care full and always be checking them?


seems like this is a true traylor queen mod only. if you wanted to drive your car hard, and it gets hot, you will melt something...



Looks dope for show cars
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:05 PM   #58
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no performance gain, but a tidy easy to work in engine bay that looks sharp
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:41 PM   #59
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is there a performance gain at all?

with all of the wires running so close to the motor, wouldnt you have to be really care full and always be checking them?


seems like this is a true traylor queen mod only. if you wanted to drive your car hard, and it gets hot, you will melt something...



Looks dope for show cars
Our cars really don't need the full tuck.

Like I said, battery goes in the trunk, re rout the fuse box, delete the window washer tank and that side is clear. Then take out the factory boost silenoid, move the abs or delete it, whichever you may prefer, move the power steering pump slightly over and your golden. No chance for wires getting melted or anything like that, since you really don't have to do much.

Did you see the pics of the gobstopper white gc? That's a full blown race car with a fully shaved and tucked bay.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:34 PM   #60
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guess i dont care if i have a busy engine bay.... when i pass people i dont get those kind of comments, lol...



looks really good, just not my style
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:15 PM   #61
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d - in my opinion if youre gonna clean up the engine bay, mise-well do the sti motor swap or do a built motor (you know you want to )! then id do a v-mount intercooler for sure and some sort of rotated turbo setup with no intake, just leave it open! then for your car, id have the engine bay painted white. i think itd look really good, definately a project you should do.



what should i do to clean up my engine bay?
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:48 PM   #62
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the stainless hose that people put the wires in look nice but retain alot of heat and if you have it to close to something hot all the wires in it will melt together and that would be BAD. Better off using the heat resistant hoses thats silverish.

also if you move the fuse box to your glove box you will have to extend alot of wires and with that a few shielded wires that if you do not re-shield will not function properly. It wouldent be that hard but no matter what we can not fully tuck all our wires due to the position of our injectors which are on the outsides. Those wires would always be visable along with our wires for our sparkplugs. which cant be hidden fully due to position as well.

has anyone ever taken the left fender off the car and seen how much wiring is behind it? Theres a lot! And to extend all of it wouldent be impossible but to do it right with out messing one solder up is a real risk IMO. Also you would then need to snake all of those wires thru under the dash to the glovebox and then cut into your firewall and figure out how long to extend all those wires that go into the engine bay.

it would take much longer then one weekend. It would look sick if you could get most of it hidden and cleaned up but its alot fo work. Civics are easy they have half the wires we do. Im not saying it cant be done im saying it would be harder then everyone is expecting.

But hey if someone finds a way then thats awsome . id totally rock a wireless engine bay without a doubt.
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:23 PM   #63
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No mater what you do with the wiring your still going to have hoses all over the place. In my opinion changing the routing of the wiring harness and making custom fluid lines is your best bet. Its takes less time, A LOT less money and the result is outstanding. I removed everything I didn't use from my harness, ran all new stainless steal lines including, Power steering, coolant, and fuel. I reversed the manifold, put the alternator where the AC condenser was and mounted the coolant tank for the turbo underneath the throttle body. Custom intercooler piping moved everything I could to the other side of the fender aprons (HID, kit, Fuse Box, etc.) Made everything color matched, painted the engine bay gloss black and ended up with a very clean engine bay with the wiring still there. With all the way the engine is made your going to put so much time into wiring and your still going to have a considerable amount of visible wiring, hoses, and accessories attached to you car.

You could also cut the metal out from your frame rails to your strut towers and mount everything farther back and make a cover plate. Same with the fire wall so the crap is still there but itís covered up by a smooth piece of metal. I have done that before. Not to a Subaru but if you good with metal and bad at wiring then that way is for you. I would have done it to my car but I didnít have a welder at the time.

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Old 04-03-2007, 05:33 PM   #64
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No mater what you do with the wiring your still going to have hoses all over the place. In my opinion changing the routing of the wiring harness and making custom fluid lines is your best bet. Its takes less time, A LOT less money and the result is outstanding. I removed everything I didn't use from my harness, ran all new stainless steal lines including, Power steering, coolant, and fuel. I reversed the manifold, put the alternator where the AC condenser was and mounted the coolant tank for the turbo underneath the throttle body. Custom intercooler piping moved everything I could to the other side of the fender aprons (HID, kit, Fuse Box, etc.) Made everything color matched, painted the engine bay gloss black and ended up with a very clean engine bay with the wiring still there. With all the way the engine is made your going to put so much time into wiring and your still going to have a considerable amount of visible wiring, hoses, and accessories attached to you car.

You could also cut the metal out from your frame rails to your strut towers and mount everything farther back and make a cover plate. Same with the fire wall so the crap is still there but itís covered up by a smooth piece of metal. I have done that before. Not to a Subaru but if you good with metal and bad at wiring then that way is for you. I would have done it to my car but I didnít have a welder at the time.

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do you have pictures of your engine bay?
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:11 PM   #65
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I do but I am not posting pics of the car till its finished and it should be very soon. I will be painting it most likely this weekend.

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Old 04-03-2007, 06:43 PM   #66
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d - in my opinion if youre gonna clean up the engine bay, mise-well do the sti motor swap or do a built motor (you know you want to )! then id do a v-mount intercooler for sure and some sort of rotated turbo setup with no intake, just leave it open! then for your car, id have the engine bay painted white. i think itd look really good, definately a project you should do.

what should i do to clean up my engine bay?
No, that's the hold up. I'm waiting! I'm going to do a nice custom polished-rotated turbo kit, blow through maf, reversed intake mani, etc. I could do the engine bay now, BUT I would rather do it when the motor and everything is out and im ready for the swap. As for the paint, im not exactly sure ill have a white wrx for much longer, but sure, the engine bay will be color matched.
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:50 PM   #67
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No, that's the hold up. I'm waiting! I'm going to do a nice custom polished-rotated turbo kit, blow through maf, reversed intake mani, etc. I could do the engine bay now, BUT I would rather do it when the motor and everything is out and im ready for the swap. As for the paint, im not exactly sure ill have a white wrx for much longer, but sure, the engine bay will be color matched.
you should get one of those color polished funnels for the inlet of your turbo since youre not doing an intake. jdm ftw

btw - sounds like a good plan
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:40 PM   #68
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True life. I need to get movin' son, summer is here and all the little bitties are going to be at the beach. I need to get lei'd.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:34 PM   #69
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I cant wait to start on this. Looks like I'm gonna have a busy summer.
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:10 AM   #70
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d - in my opinion if youre gonna clean up the engine bay, mise-well do the sti motor swap or do a built motor (you know you want to )! then id do a v-mount intercooler for sure and some sort of rotated turbo setup with no intake, just leave it open! then for your car, id have the engine bay painted white. i think itd look really good, definately a project you should do.



what should i do to clean up my engine bay?
Lose:
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- Cruise control

Relocate / replace
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- Coolant Overflow
- Washer fluid
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- breather hoses

Easy one- flip the MAF pipe over so it's hidden when looking at it from the top.

oh, and last but not least... mise-well? that's a new one.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:04 PM   #71
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we switched to a 16v.. and then the car was sold
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:06 PM   #72
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oh, and for anybody intrested in doing the SUPER smooth shaved seams vw-style engine bay, note that it will crack. everywhere. around the strut towers especially.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:12 PM   #73
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why thanks for posting our shops car!
we switched to a 16v.. and then the car was sold
Nice, ABF motor with an O2J and what looks like a mechanical linkage? Interesting beast.
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Nice, ABF motor with an O2J and what looks like a mechanical linkage? Interesting beast.
close, abf with a g60 O2A with cable linkages. the pic just kinda makes it look weird.
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:23 AM   #75
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personally, i like the way our engine bays look as they are. lol. the shaved look can keep itself to hot rods and muscle cars. i like my engine looking like the outside of a GE J-79 thank you very much. lols
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