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Old 04-09-2010, 10:03 AM   #26
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Nice, I was considering doing the hub swap. Too much work and money in the end. Maybe one day. Anyway...nice car.
Thanks,

IMO, it is not expensive or a lot of work. Selling the parts you remove offsets the expense if done properly. IMO, better than selling and buying a later model year.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:01 PM   #27
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I thought there was going to be more pictures

<-- here for pictures
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:48 PM   #28
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Your my inspiration with the swap!!!!!!! Mine is going on next week!!!

I got so far

Rce tarmac 2's
05 hubs, knuckles and front axles
stoptech front rotors
2 sets of 05-07 bbs wheels
and soon to come 18x9.5 nt03's
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:09 PM   #29
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Have not updated in a while, out with the old in with the "Q". Follow me here right now, I'll add images in this thread later.

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-membe...-post-3-a.html
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:47 PM   #30
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:43 PM   #31
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Weight reduction begins this winter. First goal remove a minimum 200lbs from car.

Official weigh-in image taken today.

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Old 11-14-2011, 10:54 PM   #32
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I quite enjoy to read your journey on IWSTI, good work!
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:10 AM   #33
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Protuned to 271 whp / 411 wtq by

Are you sure it isn't 311 wtq? That would be pretty awesome though.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:07 AM   #34
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Protuned to 271 whp / 411 wtq by

Are you sure it isn't 311 wtq? That would be pretty awesome though.
Doug from Topspeed. And the number is 411, it was documented twice, even Doug was surprised.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #35
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I was bored so a little "bling" project.......

From this:



To this:





Using this:



Still have to finish polish it and clear.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #36
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So have not done an update here in a while it seems. No one is really that interested in a stock appearing STi, boring. But "Lucille" is quite the lady now. She participated in the attempt to break world record for largest Subaru parade (awaiting official results-but unofficially we did it).



For a couple of weeks off and on I had been prepping the car with parts from boxes sitting around. Was able to finally get the Group N engine mounts installed. Got the Kart Boy pitch mount installed, added the Tigwerks uppipe which was wrapped in DEI titanium wrap. Added the Grimmspeed stock ported endpipes with a stock wrapped midpipe. Plumbed the exhaust gas temperture probe so the gauge that was installed last year finally works, and no more blinking red light. Wrapped the downpipe up to the cat.

Put everything back together and had a chance to drive it Friday morning. The butt dyno was so pleased face had a permanent grin from ear to ear. Shifting was so much more precise, now more relative motion in the shifter stalk (has all of the TiC bushings so movement was minimal before). Launching the car from a dead stop changed if I can say that.

The engine mounts were installed loose along with the transmission mounts being loosened. Engine was started and put into a forward and reverse gear and the clutch released for a split second. All this was done to settle the drivetrain prior to torqueing the engine/transmission mounts. Going to say that there was no difference in drivetrain harmonics that I could tell. So tip to those doing mounts, start the engine and settle the drivetrain prior to applying torque to the bolts/nuts. Even the pitch stop bolts were loose.

Took some weight off the front by installing the Oswald brace I got from Amy. That is one quality part. Very light in comparison, gonna have to say it also contributed to my butt dyno feeling of preciseness, speed and being connected.

Like I already mentioned, the car was more responsive I assume from the uppipe change. It just feels better in every way. Car really ran good the 700 ish miles it saw Sunday. I was a baaaaaaaddd boy on both the drive up, Tunnel of the Trees and the drive home. Fortunately all without incident.

My impressions of the Q-Rack continue as I am a true Fanboi as I was called. In the twisties of Tunnel of the Trees minimal steering inputs were required to navigate the many turns. Granted my right arm is about 60% normal I did not experience a great deal of discomfort. Overall pleased with that change, money well spent. Since installed I have not had the opportunity to really experience it on dry pavement for any real length of time.

FF to Monday afternoon and while giving a friend a right upon exiting the E-way I hear what sounds like an exhaust leak. Sure enough after my brother gets in the car to leave I can really hear it. The Grimmspeed ported parts had like his V1 gaskets on it. I had forgotten to purchase new stock gaskets and really hope that is the issue. Won't get a chance to look at it til later this week.

Overall weekend rating 10+
Overall changes rating 9.5+ (ok 10 it is).

Pictures coming once I get time to load them to FB & PB.

So to recap:
Kartboy pitch stop
Oswald front brace
Tigwerks DEI titanium wrapped uppipe
Grp N motor mounts
Exhaust gas temp probe for Defi gauge
Grimmspeed ported stock end pipes
DEI titanium wrapped midpipe with stock shield
ARP turbo mounting nuts
All in a days works (or couple of weeks for mr. broke arm)
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:36 PM   #37
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Still basking in the afterglow of the weekend. Pretty much raped Michigan roads, was visually reminded of the beauty that is northern Michigan. Had a ton of fun around like minded people in a great little town called Elk Rapids,and drove to mighty Mac via Tunnel of the Trees and the coastal roads in northern Michigan. If you ever have a chance to get to Mackinaw, Traverse City, "Pee"toskey (got a story bout that town and a little old lady at a traffic light) or other NW Michigan cities, you need to include Tunnel of the Trees as part of your drive. Trust me on this one, you will come away amazed. I did it as a child/teenager, but had forgotten it. One of Pure Michigans many hidden treasures.





Some of the cars in the Sunday caravan up:

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #38
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FF to Monday afternoon and while giving a friend a right upon exiting the E-way I hear what sounds like an exhaust leak. Sure enough after my brother gets in the car to leave I can really hear it. The Grimmspeed ported parts had like his V1 gaskets on it. I had forgotten to purchase new stock gaskets and really hope that is the issue. Won't get a chance to look at it til later this week.


And Confirmed that 1 1/2" section of Grimmspeed V1 midpipe gasket is blown the **** out! I knew I should have picked up new gaskets when I hit the dealer last week. At least it didn't happen on parade day.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:46 PM   #39
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Some interior bling to make me smile:



So functional items to keep the smile:





Extra shortblock for the Winter 2013 project:
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #40
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This would be a nice addition for the winter engine project, too bad it was for a 2.0L engine. Engine pron follows:

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #41
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Nice build man! Keep up the good work.

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:55 PM   #42
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #43
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And thanks Meech3k, due to physical and other personal issues no track time this year, zero. Feel like a crack addict locked up with access to that next fix.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #44
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placemarker for additional updates from a great weekend in northern michigan with like minded enthusiasts and owners.

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Old 09-19-2012, 11:34 PM   #45
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My car.





And be that it WAS the largest gathering of Subarus in the hand state. Disbelievers post your nonsense elsewhere. NOT in MY thread.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:35 PM   #46
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my car is in that line up of wrb subies and was glad to be apart of such a great event!
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #47
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my car is in that line up of wrb subies and was glad to be apart of such a great event!
Glad you enjoyed it, I know I had a great time.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:31 PM   #48
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All mods that I have/will have...Talk to me about that X-brace...considering one.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:48 PM   #49
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All mods that I have/will have...Talk to me about that X-brace...considering one.
This ranks up there in my top ten I can positively feel a difference after adding. Rear end felt more "connected" after adding.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:00 AM   #50
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My boring little Lucille headed to Spring Fling.......






Car is so neutral now, just love being behind the wheel irritating other drivers.
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