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Old 01-14-2013, 05:53 PM   #2251
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:13 PM   #2252
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Hacked group-N gearbox mount, all the stiffness but 60% less NVH
huh?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:21 PM   #2253
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looks like a terrible idea
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #2254
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Not exactly unique, it's been done before. But certainly not common in most 05-07's:
Love the head unit. I have the same one. One of the best purchases I ever made.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:46 PM   #2255
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How is that possible?
Less contact with the chassis in normal conditions less vibrations. under load the center will close the gap in the middle making it stiff. OEM mount has the same principle with the center triangle piece but further apart, ie more slop. I basically replicated the OEM 5MT mount with stiffer compound and less gap when under load.

I had the solid mount and couldn't stand the NVH, this is isnt much louder, works great.

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #2256
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Less contact with the chassis in normal conditions less vibrations. under load the center will close the gap in the middle making it stiff. OEM mount has the same principle with the center triangle piece but further apart, ie more slop. I basically replicated the OEM 5MT mount with stiffer compound and less gap when under load.

I had the solid mount and couldn't stand the NVH, this is isnt much louder, works great.
It's amazing that an automotive engineer never figured that out.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:58 PM   #2257
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Hacked group-N gearbox mount, all the stiffness but 60% less NVH
Interesting I did a similar thing to my Grp N mount, focused more on replicating the stock voids to make the mount more vibration absorbing. It worked well as a "happy medium" in my case.

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #2258
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Might steal this idea
Its pretty easy since the wiring for the auto dimming mirror is already there, and I used the mounting hole from the stupid little sunshade thingy.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:54 PM   #2259
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It's amazing that an automotive engineer never figured that out.
They are aware but would go a softer compound like a 6MT gearbox mount that is solid.

There is no solid soft rubber 5MT OEM mount, actually there is a GC8 STI RA mount is solid 5MT but all too old to be of any use.

Not sure what your GRB mounts looks like, they may be an improved designed over the GC/GD mounts(?)

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Interesting I did a similar thing to my Grp N mount, focused more on replicating the stock voids to make the mount more vibration absorbing. It worked well as a "happy medium" in my case.

Neat job! How did you cut it out? I was going to do a similar configuration but thought it was too much hassle to cut it all out, single line was irritating enough.

You were in a similar position as me, need a 5MT mount, choices are OEM too soft, or way too hard Group-N, aftermarket is worse.

Yep works well!
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:36 PM   #2260
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It's amazing that an automotive engineer never figured that out.
hahah somewhere engineers are passing pictures of that around laughing.
"Hey bill come look at this ****"
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:42 PM   #2261
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hahah somewhere engineers are passing pictures of that around laughing.
"Hey bill come look at this ****"
*reads this post

"How do they know?"
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:46 PM   #2262
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HT Autos side bottom line kit for the 2008+ WRX/STI dremelled down to size and installed on a bugeye. (front = JNA lip, rear = OEM lip with lower half wrapped in black vinyl)





test fit before cutting:



Will be wrapping the sides in gloss black vinyl soon to match the front/rear, redoing the rear, and want to further modify it to look like the S206 pieces http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...eFromDBphp.jpg

I know HT Autos has an 02-07 kit as well which is 'direct fit.' I actually own a set of those too (for sale soon). Test fit both and ultimately went this route. Couldn't be happier
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:15 AM   #2263
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Nice job all the way around, that's a sweet looking bugeye! The sides tie the front lip and rear diffuser together really well.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:16 AM   #2264
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Nice mod, the gloss will tie that together really well.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:54 AM   #2265
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HT Autos side bottom line kit for the 2008+ WRX/STI dremelled down to size and installed on a bugeye. (front = JNA lip, rear = OEM lip with lower half wrapped in black vinyl)

test fit before cutting:

Will be wrapping the sides in gloss black vinyl soon to match the front/rear, redoing the rear, and want to further modify it to look like the S206 pieces http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...eFromDBphp.jpg

I know HT Autos has an 02-07 kit as well which is 'direct fit.' I actually own a set of those too (for sale soon). Test fit both and ultimately went this route. Couldn't be happier
Looks really good! Why did you choose the 08+ version over the 02-07? Is the fitment that much better? I'm waiting until spring to get a set, so maybe I'll go with 08+ instead.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:39 AM   #2266
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That's a uh, interesting trunk lid set up...
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:43 PM   #2267
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Thanks!!

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Looks really good! Why did you choose the 08+ version over the 02-07? Is the fitment that much better? I'm waiting until spring to get a set, so maybe I'll go with 08+ instead.
Few reasons... the 02-07 appears designed for factory WRX sideskirts and with my slightly thicker OEM bodykit sideskirts I had difficulty lining up the bolts myself. Might have fit with some work, but didn't bolt up directly. Haven't heard of anyone having fitment issues with factory WRX sideskirts. Also, the 08+ is polyurethane, and the 02-07 version I have is flat-painted fiberglass (easier to vinyl-wrap urethane). HT also make a 02-07 polyurethane but it's two pieces. Finally, I thought the 08+ fits closer to the OEM bodykit sideskirts on my car, whereas the 02-07 hung down a little bit. I feel like the 02-07 would have looked better on my own car if I had a more aggressive front lip.

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That's a uh, interesting trunk lid set up...
Thanks it's one of my favorite things on the car



(same setup on the gt-r in the background)

https://bugeyegarage.wordpress.com/category/mines/
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:52 PM   #2268
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After living with my scoop vent for a few days (original post), I wasn't completely satisfied with the way it turned out. Decided to go back to the drawing board and tweak it significantly.

I've decided to make something similar to the Aqua reverse scoop that is available for the 02-07 models. It's still a work in progress, but here's what I've got so far. My next step is to fiberglass and than bondo for a smooth finish. I will be spraying it WRB to match the car. It will be my first attempt at working with fiberglass so this will either work, or be a massive failure

Making the basic structure out of aluminum sheet.


Filled with expanding spray foam, trimmed and than sanded down to the almost final shape.


Side view. On the car it should look like a bulge that is incorporated into the factory hood.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #2269
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I have a felling I'm going to enjoy the outcome of this ^^^
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #2270
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:26 PM   #2271
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Finished my center console today, including wiring the innovate:
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #2272
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Not the most unique but fully functional & compatible. I also did this in my previous Subie. I use my GPS quite a bit (pizza delivery) & also charge my iPhone with it.


I wanted a new shift knob. The only appealing one was the STi one, but it had the 6 speed grid on it. So, I got this one & did a little "customizing". Now I won't have to explain to anybody why I don't have a 6-speed.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:35 PM   #2273
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If someone delivered my pizza in a WRX I'd tip him extra
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:25 AM   #2274
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Hey dude, I deliver kegs in the Saabaru! a few saabaru owners delete the amber, and have the side flasher blink through the hole left by the amber removal. Just replaced the bulb with a slightly flattened female clip:

Then fill in the hole with a triangle shape piece of chrome, or in my case, cut & stick mirror and put in an LED replacement; much improved look:
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #2275
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That's a uh, interesting trunk lid set up...
thats how the mines spoiler was designed to be used.
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