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Old 11-06-2008, 11:25 PM   #51
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Can't wait to see more of this, I would love to have some options for quality suspension upgrades for my '97 SVX! I'll be watching this one closely...
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:11 PM   #52
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transmission mount is definitely something to look at i ripped apart 2 on my 94 ls (fwd)
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:19 PM   #53
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transmission mount is definitely something to look at i ripped apart 2 on my 94 ls (fwd)
I recently got a 4.44 final 4eat from the junk yard and it had a unique (to me) transmission mount design.

The mount was essentially normal except a stud extended from the upper plate (that touches the trans) and through a large hole in the lower plate (that touches the cross beam). The end of the stud had a large flat face with a bushing on it. Under normal conditions it made no contact with the lower plate but under extreme torque it would limit the distance the transmission would move!
Perhaps you could use something similar?
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:23 AM   #54
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Bump for update!
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:46 AM   #55
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See post #47. Economy sucks right now.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:28 PM   #56
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Don't tell me you're going under
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:42 PM   #57
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Don't tell me you're going under
No foreseeable plans for that, but as things get tight fun projects get put to one side.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:03 PM   #58
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Subscribing in case there are ever any further updates.
Just got my SVX a few days ago.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:27 PM   #59
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Subscribing in case there are ever any further updates.
Just got my SVX a few days ago.
Congrats. Hope you enjoy it. You'll find it's VERY comfy to drive, but really lacking on a take off. From a moving point you'll see a whole different machine though. Check in over at www.subaru-svx.net You'll find a lot of info and support if you need any.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:12 PM   #60
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I recently got a 4.44 final 4eat from the junk yard and it had a unique (to me) transmission mount design.

The mount was essentially normal except a stud extended from the upper plate (that touches the trans) and through a large hole in the lower plate (that touches the cross beam). The end of the stud had a large flat face with a bushing on it. Under normal conditions it made no contact with the lower plate but under extreme torque it would limit the distance the transmission would move!
Perhaps you could use something similar?
My 96 Brighton had the same type of mount. Trim the top ears off an STI tranny mount and it'll sit down in the crossmember.

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Old 01-26-2009, 03:26 PM   #61
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So a quick update for folks watching this. Suspension bits are still in an untouched state. Economy sucks too much to go off and work on that when we have more pressing parts we're working on.

The alternator went out on the SVX on Friday so replacement (Bosch remanu) went in today. While we were in there I went ahead and threw in a Kartboy crank pulley. Saves 2 lbs.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:05 PM   #62
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bump. so i can stay updated. currently i'm rebuilding my eg33 so i understand tight budget.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:01 PM   #63
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bump. so i can stay updated. currently i'm rebuilding my eg33 so i understand tight budget.
Update - I have an idler pulley dying. I hope it's one for the accessory belts. I REALLY need to get into there and see if I can replace it. If not the whole pulley then we've got a shop up the way that's pretty good about matching up bearings if you can press them out.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:28 PM   #64
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Still very interested in seeing where this goes...
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:53 PM   #65
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I dont know if he will help (I am sure he would) but Cris (greenmarinesvx) has quite a bit done to his SVX. I believe he has coilovers, a 5 spd conversion and an ECU upgrade which netted him some better MPG's (oooh) and about 10hp/tq, and it it was fairly inexpensive. IDK what else he has done though,....oh he has a sweet sounding exhaust(FWIW)
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #66
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I dont know if he will help (I am sure he would) but Cris (greenmarinesvx) has quite a bit done to his SVX. I believe he has coilovers, a 5 spd conversion and an ECU upgrade which netted him some better MPG's (oooh) and about 10hp/tq, and it it was fairly inexpensive. IDK what else he has done though,....oh he has a sweet sounding exhaust(FWIW)
Too bad he doesn't have an SVX anymore.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:03 AM   #67
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Yeah he sold it a while back...
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:32 AM   #68
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I dont know if he will help (I am sure he would) but Cris (greenmarinesvx) has quite a bit done to his SVX. I believe he has coilovers, a 5 spd conversion and an ECU upgrade which netted him some better MPG's (oooh) and about 10hp/tq, and it it was fairly inexpensive. IDK what else he has done though,....oh he has a sweet sounding exhaust(FWIW)
We know Chris. I didn't know he sold it though.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:35 PM   #69
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We know Chris. I didn't know he sold it though.

Yes, I think he got an 06 STi.

Regardless the knowlege is still there, and thats what is needed.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:43 PM   #70
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whats going on with this?
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:36 PM   #71
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whats going on with this?
Economy sidelined that's what up with it. My car is further along than this one! And I avoid spending money on mine to finish my Impreza.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #72
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Economy sidelined that's what up with it. My car is further along than this one! And I avoid spending money on mine to finish my Impreza.
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Bingo. right now it's serving daily duty going back and forth from home to the shop, and from the shop to UPS and USPS.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:21 AM   #73
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Bingo. right now it's serving daily duty going back and forth from home to the shop, and from the shop to UPS and USPS.
You forgot the "in style" part. But yeah you gotta get something done at some point. Stock suspension parts suck the big one. That's why I finally had to go to a full coilover set up.... and cause I basicly had no top spring perch left on the rear pass side.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:39 PM   #74
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I recently got a hold of 3 stock 2004 sti struts (the 4th was broken in half). The bolt patterns appear to match up to the SVX. I just need to think about what to do about top mounts and springs. I am hoping only slight modifications are needed because in real weight comparisons, my SVX weighed 3630 with me in it and the 04 STI weighed 3500 with driver. I'd rather replace my struts with an adjustable strut (like Tokico D-Spec) than coilover because the coilover ride quality just sucks imo. They are too firm for daily driving and I don't track my SVX.


p.s. I love the Tokico D-Specs. We have been driving around in them and they are awesome. thanx TiC.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:47 PM   #75
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I recently got a hold of 3 stock 2004 sti struts (the 4th was broken in half). The bolt patterns appear to match up to the SVX. I just need to think about what to do about top mounts and springs. I am hoping only slight modifications are needed because in real weight comparisons, my SVX weighed 3630 with me in it and the 04 STI weighed 3500 with driver. I'd rather replace my struts with an adjustable strut (like Tokico D-Spec) than coilover because the coilover ride quality just sucks imo. They are too firm for daily driving and I don't track my SVX.


p.s. I love the Tokico D-Specs. We have been driving around in them and they are awesome. thanx TiC.

don't forget how the endlink attaches to the front strut. You CAN rework it though to make it attach to the control arm if you have a welder handy though.
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