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Old 07-26-2012, 03:17 PM   #26
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hey saw ur car at BNW very nice
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #27
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Would love to see another one up front! That is my dream build in a GC!
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:58 PM   #28
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Would love to see another one up front! That is my dream build in a GC!
A 12 cylinder front and mid engined GC?!?
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:19 AM   #29
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here is a short video of it running and driving...


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Old 08-12-2012, 03:20 AM   #30
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Awesome! I love it. As far as trannys/clutch goes, good luck with the fwd. I've been running fwd legacy trans behind my 3.0 H6 for a few years now. I'm in the hills of Colorado, but when I travel to sea level I typically destroy the transmissions. I'm only putting down just over 200 whp, so I think you're really in for a challenge. It's always diff trouble for me, tear a couple teeth off the pinion and it's game over. I've got about 25k on the swap and been through about 3 transmissions. Also FYI, the ea gears will work in the legacy box, but I took out the 3.7s in less then a month.

Anyway, awesome car! Keep doing that!
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:41 PM   #31
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Very cool indeed. I have an EG33 I'm putting into my '93GF8 Chumpcar and this only provided more inspiration.

I've seen guys using Griffen and Saab 900 radiators for their swaps but we've been talking about doing a rear mounted radiator, similar setup to yours but reversed. How are your coolant temps with this set up? What piping did you use to and from the radiator? If you've got any pictures of how you did the plumbing that would be great.

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Old 08-18-2012, 01:17 AM   #32
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Wow that thing sounds like a beat, love it! Congrats on getting it running and driving. What a project!!

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Old 08-18-2012, 01:39 AM   #33
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Nice project but next time try to do something original.

Kidding, that thing is awesome. Makes me want to learn how to weld and try something like this with a Subaru Brat.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:59 AM   #34
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It must be so loud inside your car with that supercharger!! Invest in earplugs or build firewall
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:20 AM   #35
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It must be so loud inside your car with that supercharger!! Invest in earplugs or build firewall
it has a full fire wall. it has plexi-glass in the top section so i can still see...

i drove this car 220miles this weekend to the West Coast Subaru Show. had no issues, got it up to about 75 mph. cruses on the freeway just fine. even in stop and go traffic it did not get hot. even took a 270* off ramp at 40mph to see how she would corner. (suggested speed 25)

this thing drives, and handles better than the stock ea82 car...

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:04 PM   #36
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Car is beautiful and sounds awesome ! when are you going to drift it ? haha
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:10 AM   #37
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Jesus, amazing build!!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #38
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Awesomeness!!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #39
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Very cool. Cable shifter??
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:07 AM   #40
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Very cool. Cable shifter??

Yeah the cables are just over 8.5' long. two cables, one for forward / rearward, and the other for side to side.

14' long hydraulic line for the clutch slave and 8' long radiator hoses/pipes. adds about 1.5 Gallons of coolant...

For the sifter i used one from a Toyota MR2.

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Old 03-28-2013, 12:38 AM   #41
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Holy crap that's a cool build, bet it handles awesome!
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #42
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Awesome! I'm thinking of doing this with my impreza...

What modification has been done to the rear for control arms etc...?

Any picture of this?

Thanks

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Old 05-06-2013, 01:25 PM   #43
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I think the way most people do this is to use the front subframe and control arms, then instead of a steering rack, lock down toe with some adjustable arms?

Not sure how he did it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:29 PM   #44
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most people don't do this and this is the first Subaru Mid engine application I was able to find on a Subaru... the only other I found was a Ford escort mid engine.

I like your idea... it could add 4 wheel steering lol.

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:55 PM   #45
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yes it is a front impreza front sub frame. it has Impreza front control arms, and is does have a front steering rack that i welded so it wont move, and it has toe adjustmemt.

it uses stock motor mounts, and trans mount. but has a custom rear trans crossmember.

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Old 05-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #46
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What about moving the gas tank to the front for better balance?
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #47
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that was the plan, but the 15 gal tank is too big... i am planing on getting a 10 gal cell this summer. then maybe a 1/2 or one gal serge tank in the rear.

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Old 06-08-2013, 12:30 AM   #48
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I have an impreza 2dr and Im very temptedto do this mid engine swap ...

Plus I have the gearbox alreadmoded for 2wd and also my gearboxe come with cableshifter ! do you recommend this mod?

Thanks

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #49
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This mod is a ton of fun to drive. but im not 100% sure why else you would do it.

it is not a drift car. it has to much weight over the rear axle.
its not a rally car. RWD and lots of stuff under to get caught.
could be made into a drag car. hard to get real wide silcks under it.
maybe autocross, but you would have a hard time getting it into any class.
not a burnout car. even with line lock. the front tires just slide around. not enough weight on them...

in short... i would do it again. it has been fun and i love to drive the car, and it turns heads... but other than driving it. i dont know what its purpose in life is...

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I have an impreza 2dr and Im very temptedto do this mid engine swap ...

Plus I have the gearbox alreadmoded for 2wd and also my gearboxe come with cableshifter ! do you recommend this mod?

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Old 06-12-2014, 08:14 AM   #50
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Since no one asked yet, what kinna WHP did you get?
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