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Old 05-23-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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What up Gear heads!
This is going to be my NASIOC Build Thread...
I pretty much copy/paste my thread from another Forum, that's why its all one after another, but the first 5-6 posts all happened within a 1-2 month period.

I recently purchased a Ver5 Type-R in Japan and had it dismantled and shipped to Portland, and I am swapping everything into a 95 Impreza L Sedan, which is why the title says Type-R/RA build. I will try and make this as interesting as possible.

I bought the Type-R, and I do not regret it whatsoever! It's only had one owner, and only has 37k original miles on it. Everything about the car is very nice, and you can tell it was taken very good care of.
So this is going to be my "Build Thread"! I will be sharing the next few months of my life with you guys, and I hope not to bore you, and I will do my best to recreate this beautiful machine.
This first page will be all the specs of my car, and what I have done/going to do as I go along. So bare with me, and feel free to give your opinions, and PLEASE feel free to help me out with whatever problems I run into.

This is what my plan is. I am stripping the 95L that I bought(keep reading and you will see it) down to bare metal chassis. Then I will sand, prep, and paint the entire chassis white, and under carriage with a ceramic black coating and maybe white over that IDK. After the chassis is up to my standard, which is Roger Clark Gobstopper status, I will then start to fit it with all the parts from the Type-R that I bought. I will paint the Xmembers and rear diff with that black 2k ceramic paint from Eastwood, so that everything is nice and clean. NO RUST!!! The Plan is to Replicate an Authentic JDM Ver5 STi RA. You will just have to keep reading to see the rest. I have it all mapped out in my cranium, but things change and ideas are plenty!
Hope you all enjoy!!!



I WILL BE UPDATING THIS LIST PERIODICALLY AS MY BUILD PROGRESSES

Engine
-1999 Ver5 STi Type-R ej207dw1pr
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Tranny/Drivetrain:
-Ver5 STi Type-R TY754VB1CA w/dccd
-R180 Rear Diff
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Exhaust
-Apexi N1 Catback
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Intake/Cooling
-Doc Race Custom Fab'd FMIC (Core=21x10x3)
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Fuel
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Oil System
-06 STi 2.5 Oil Pan
-KillerB Pick up
-KillerB Baffle

Stiff Stuff
-Megan Coilovers 32 way adjustable or Stock Ver5 Type-R inverted Struts
-S201 Lateral Links
-S201 Trailing Arms

Electronics
-Blitz I-D Boost Controller
-Blitz I-D Power Meter
-Blitz Dual Turbo Timer Boost Gauge

Interior
-Authentic Ver5 STi RA Crank Down Door Cards
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Exterior/Aero
-Ver5 STi RA Replica w/ Ver6 front lip
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Stoppers
-4/2 Pot Type-RA Brakes
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Shoes n Feet
-Ver5 STi "16x7+53 5 Spoke Goldies
-205/50/16 Potenza RE11
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Here's the car before it got dismantled....







This thing is legit! Never been modded except for the Boost controller and Turbo Timer! One Owner.. doesn't get much better.
Now that I have your complete attention, keep reading and I will reveal the man that made this all possible! The man with the BEST JDM CLIPS/PARTS In N. America!

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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This is what it looks like after being chopped and screwed! Sad I know, but I promise it will get better!











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Old 05-23-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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Are you guys ready for it!?! I sure in the hell know that I am. Just got the word that the shipment has set sail to its final destination...MI CASA! Here are the pics of everything packed up...
I'm getting antsy as all hell











So if it left 5-10-13 from Montreal Canada, I'm guessing that it'll take about 2 days to clear Customs, get into New Jersey where it will switch trucks, and then another 3-4 days to travel across country to the super Fresh North West, and into Portland where I wait with a smile! I'm hoping for a Monday the 20th arrival. Let's see how close I am. Anyone down for a pool on arrival dates?!?
I got the 20th!
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:25 PM   #5
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I haven't been going very fast with the shell dismantling. It kind of blows that I don't have a garage, meaning no room to put all parts removed, also meaning an outside build.(Maybe) I do live on 3 acres so its not that bad, but worse case scenario, I build it in my portable garage with the tarp and do the build inside of that Also my neighbor has a decent size shop that I may be able to do the buildin there.

Things on my list to buy for preparation of the build:
-New Engine Stand

Paint/Body work supplies
-Primer
-Base Coat
-Clear Coat
-Eraser wheel
-DA Sander w/interface pad
-600/80/40grit s.paper
-Body filler
-Red/Grey scuff pad
-I bought some VHT WRINKLE PLUS Red for the Intake Mani/Turbo
- STi Cherry Blossom red paint from IIR
-Dremel tool and bits for PnP
-Dye grinder

Engine Parts
-Wiseco Pistons
-Brian Crower "B Rods"
-King Main/Rod bearings
-OEM EJ207 Head gasket kit

Heads
-Kelford 199-J (Rally/Time Attack) Cams
-Kelford Beehive Springs & Ti Retainers
-Brian Crower Adjustable Cam Gears

Once I get the block out, I'm dropping it off at M&B Cylinder Heads For Cylinder Honing and to have it Decked. They have the best reputation around for Head work. They use quad diamond abrasives for the Honing, as well as a Plateau Brush to knock out all the cross hatch high peaks so that the piston rings seat better, and allow for a faster more reliable break in.

Oil
-Killer B Baffle & Pick Up
-Killer B pan, maybe just an 06 STi pan
-10mm JDM oil pump

Fuel
-DW200 255lph pump
-DW850cc Side Feed Injector's
-Fuel Lab Regulator

Electronic
-Link G4+ Exreme ECU
- Nexus 7 for center console display/stereo ect...
-Clip came with Blitz boost controller & Dual Turbo Timer/Boost Gauge
- Prosport JDM Series Gauges
-Wideband A/F
-Boost Gauge
-Oil Pressure Gauge
-Oil Temp Gauge
Battery Relocate
-20ft 8gauge RedPower wire
-5ft 8gauge Ground wire
-1ft 4gauge RedPower wire
-Distribution block with Atleast 3 8gauge connections and 2 4gauge
-6 Eye hole Battery connectors
-100amp breaker
-3x3 Stainless Steel sheet metal for custom box
-Battery Tie Down
-Solder
-Optima Yellow Top for Primary
-Odyssey680 for Accessories

Plumbing
-Russell Twist Lok Hose for Meth Injection
-Russell Hard Fuel Lines
-Goodridge 811 Series Hose for Fuel Lines
-Goodridge 700 Series Kevlar Hose for Brakes


Suspension
-S201 Lateral Links/Traling Links
-Whiteline Tie Rods Ends and Ball Joints
-I have Megan Coilovers, and I have the Type-R inverted struts, I would really REALLY like to get the S201 Pink 4way adjustable struts w/Pink Gymkana Coils
-Whiteline Bushings
-Whiteline 24mm Front Sway Bar
-Whiteline 27mm Rear Sway Bar
-Whiteline End Links
Chassis
-Ultra Racing Rear Strut Bar
-GtSpec Trunk Cage
- Ultra Racing Room Floor Bar
- Custom 5 Point Roll Bar

Exhaust
-Custom Track Forged V-Band Headers
-Custom Track Forged Rotated V-Band Up-Pipe w/44mm EWG Flange
-Custom Track Forged Rotated V-Band 3" Down Pipe
-Custom 3" Track Forged V-Band Mid Pipe
-I have an Apexi N1 Catback, I will use the axle back part until I can afford a Fujitsubo Ti, or a Kakimoto Ti. Either that or buy a 3" Buddy Club Straight Pipe
-TiAl 44mm MVR V-Band EWG
- Greddy FV BOV

Apparently, this Type-R has been taken very good care of. Its only had one owner, and only 37k miles on it, which is basically brand new. But bcuz it is a Type-R, there really is no telling if its been driven hard or not. Some people want them just to have one, and others want them bcuz they want to drive hard. I'm hoping for the first one.. lol
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***THIS IS THE SHELL/CHASSIS CAR. EVERYTHING FROM THE TYPE-R, WILL BE GOING ONTO THIS CHASSIS.***

Here are some pics of the 95L 2.2l AWD sedan that I picked up for $300!!! I know what some of you might be thinking, Im putting a Type-R into a Sedan, right?!? Well, when you find a super good deal on a shell car as nice as this one, you don't pass it up. And besides, I wanted the Type-RA WRC limited anyways, so I am going to make it an RA! Basically the same car, with minor differences.




So as you can see, this dent in the door

And small little dent by the tail light are the only blemishes! This one may be a P.I.T.A to smooth out.


The tires wer even 80% tread! They are worth the $300 alone!
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Starting to take the interior out



Engine runs really good, I drove it 220 miles home after buying it and no weird noises or anything!2.2 w/dual ports guys! Up for sale$250 obo
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I need to go buy an Air Compressor before I can continue my shell. I haven't even yanked the block yet. Haha its just hard to drop $300+ on a Compressor, when I have thoughts of rebuilding the bottom end of my ej207, not to mention the Brian Crower stage 2 cam kit that runs about $1200. I already ordered the Apexi PFC, thank god that chunk is outta the way. You have no idea how bad I want to just tear into the shell. I actually already took a lot out, but when I went to DMV for the title change, they said the car had to be ther for a VIN Inspection, so I had to put it back 2gthr. Smh so eFFn retarted! The car has bad tags, and no insurance, wtf am I supposed to do!?! Risk the drive I guess.. all for the love of Subaru's! #YOLO
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So.... After the long wait....

Drum Roll Please..............................
My Type-R has arrived!!!
It is raining like crazy in Portland right now, so as soon as I can, I will be posting all the pics!
A little bit of bad news tho, one of the control arms fell out along the way, got ran over, and smashed the bracket into the bushing :-( I hope it can be salvaged.
It was All the moving companies fault, and definitely NOT the Importers fault.
Speaking of.....

So anyone that wants to buy a REAL JDM FRONT CLIP with ALL the Trimmings, see this guy:

JOE @ JDM ADVANCE MOTORS!
Click Here---->JDM ADVANCE MOTORS
Joe is the BEST and he went out of his way to make sure that I was satisfied and that my Clip was Top of the line!
All of his parts are Top Of The Line and I HIGHLY recommend using his services! Joe is a very Trustworthy guy, and he does exactly what he says he is going to do, and MORE! There wasn't one problem throughout the whole process! I must admit, I was skeptical at first to give a complete stranger in a different country my money, BUT... Joe made me feel very comfortable and was absolutely reassuring that I would be satisfied, and guess what? I AM MORE THAN SATISFIED!
Thank you so much Joe!
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So I haven't dug into the main skid, but I did take apart the smaller one that consisted of the front seats, 2 wheels, trunk, and center console. I put the seats and trunk up in one of the trailers on my property to keep them safe. I started to clean up the center console, and noticed something funny about the dccd plug side.. check it out




Did you see it^^^
I bet all the Nissan guys love to give us Subie Cats sh*it about this one!

I unpacked the seats but kept them wrapped till I install them

Ahhhh STi Goodness


In my 98 Coupe, I had no idea what the little arm thing was in the center console,


but now that I see this, I now know there once was a cup holder in it like this one. I had to fix it tho, bcuz it was off the track and even now that I have it back in, it still doesn't want to function 100%. Oh well


When it finally clears up & stops raining enough to not get drenched, ill organize the good stuff, & start gettin busy, but until then, I'm just trying to get everything I need to start prepping parts, like the 2k ceramic paint from Eastwood, & all the sanding equipment for prepping the rear subframe ect..
I'd like to have the 95L on stands by Saturday, that's IF HAARP decides to stop messing with the weather of course.

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its amazing how similar our clips look when we both finish our swaps ill meet you half way across the country for a meet up! Good luck with the build
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As of right now, I really can not do anything until weather allows. I don't have a garage like some of you lucky rich kids with parents that have a 3 bay garage! You know who you are ..cough cough haha j/k
But seriously, I'm doing everything outside, so I really don't wanna un package it all and have it rain all over my dash and wiring! So until it clears up, maybe tmrw or Sunday, ill leave you with a teaser pic...

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I need to go buy an Air Compressor before I can continue my shell. I haven't even yanked the block yet. Haha its just hard to drop $300+ on a Compressor, when I have thoughts of rebuilding the bottom end of my ej207, not to mention the Brian Crower stage 2 cam kit that runs about $1200. I already ordered the Apexi PFC, thank god that chunk is outta the way. You have no idea how bad I want to just tear into the shell. I actually already took a lot out, but when I went to DMV for the title change, they said the car had to be ther for a VIN Inspection, so I had to put it back 2gthr. Smh so eFFn retarted! The car has bad tags, and no insurance, wtf am I supposed to do!?! Risk the drive I guess.. all for the love of Subaru's! #YOLO
Meh,

Air compressor is 50/50

It makes some jobs quicker. When I was getting paid to work on cars I always used air tools. Now that I am at home I rarely even turn my compressor on. The swaps that I have done we actually avoided using the compressor so we were forced to take our time and remember where everything goes.

Edit: If you were local I would let you borrow mine.
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Forget the air compressor. Go to harbor freight tools and buy the 120v electric impact gun. It's all the power you'll ever need and no noisy compressor.
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Meh,

Air compressor is 50/50

It makes some jobs quicker. When I was getting paid to work on cars I always used air tools. Now that I am at home I rarely even turn my compressor on. The swaps that I have done we actually avoided using the compressor so we were forced to take our time and remember where everything goes.

Edit: If you were local I would let you borrow mine.
That would be cool if u did live around here! Lol
I just need a new one bcuz my other one produced its last psi of air last week. I really just want it for all the prep work on the chassis ie; Soda Blasting, DA Sander, Paint Gun, and for the tools like my Dye Grinder.

Ima buy a better rotary tool for my PnP kit. I'm only guna PnP the intake Mani & maybe the up pipe. Not that much experience. If I can afford it, I'm taking the block to a Specialist (M&B Cylinders) they are the best at what they do in the North West. They build the blocks/heads on all the 1000hp Horse Power Freaks BMW's. They're the only ones that use quad diamond abrasives and Plateau Brushes for Cyl Honing.

A couple years back I was helping a friend with his car, and so I left all my good tools in my car, and sure enough, they got stolen. I know Some tweaker got loaded for a week! Lol so I'm trying to build a respectable tool collection back up as well.
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Forget the air compressor. Go to harbor freight tools and buy the 120v electric impact gun. It's all the power you'll ever need and no noisy compressor.
I have one already. Like I was telling @Hondaslayer. I really just want it for all the chassis prep work, and for Paint. After Soda Blasting for the first time a few weeks back, I'm addicted. Lol Eastwood has a nice Soda Blaster starter kit, where you don't use a tank, just the container of media, and a special gun. It works so good for cleaning a chassis!
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its amazing how similar our clips look when we both finish our swaps ill meet you half way across the country for a meet up! Good luck with the build
I'm totally down with that! What's even crazier, is that our cars are basically exactly alike, but when were both done, you'll still have a Type-R, and ill have a Type-RA.. haha I still have a few things I need from Joe, like Ver5/6 ltd rear seats & door cards. ***I'm still selling my Type-R door cards BTW*** I also need the folding mirrors, roof vent, and rear bumper.
I was thinking about painting it Sonic Blue Mica 74F, if I can get my hands on something to color match. Are you staying with Pure White 51E?
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Couple Sneak Previews



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So I started to Prep n Paint my suspension parts today while I had a little free time.

I started with the Rear Diff Front Support, first I sprayed it with some carb cleaner to get the grease off, and then got all the rust and chipping paint off with a 3M Red, Medium Rust and Paint removing disc, then I slapped on a couple layers of VHT Black High Temp(550)Engine Paint. It turned out pretty good.





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Then I started on the Trailing Arms, which one of them got smashed by the transpo company. Here's a comparison pic of the 2...


What it should look like...


What it shouldn't look like...


The bolt on the one that was smashed came off easy, but the other just wouldn't budge. I still prepped them tho...



Got them down to bare metal..



Then it got dark and I quit.. lol
If the weather stays nice, ill be able to start dismantling the 95, AGAIN! lol ill keep posting progress

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So.... After the long wait....

Drum Roll Please..............................
My Type-R has arrived!!!
It is raining like crazy in Portland right now, so as soon as I can, I will be posting all the pics!
A little bit of bad news tho, one of the control arms fell out along the way, got ran over, and smashed the bracket into the bushing :-( I hope it can be salvaged.
It was All the moving companies fault, and definitely NOT the Importers fault.
Speaking of.....

So anyone that wants to buy a REAL JDM FRONT CLIP with ALL the Trimmings, see this guy:

JOE @ JDM ADVANCE MOTORS!
Click Here---->JDM ADVANCE MOTORS
Joe is the BEST and he went out of his way to make sure that I was satisfied and that my Clip was Top of the line!
All of his parts are Top Of The Line and I HIGHLY recommend using his services! Joe is a very Trustworthy guy, and he does exactly what he says he is going to do, and MORE! There wasn't one problem throughout the whole process! I must admit, I was skeptical at first to give a complete stranger in a different country my money, BUT... Joe made me feel very comfortable and was absolutely reassuring that I would be satisfied, and guess what? I AM MORE THAN SATISFIED!
Thank you so much Joe!
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It's a sad day in the Rodriguez house hold. :'-( I just sold my 98 Coupe, and I already miss it! That car was Money! Never let me down. But now I have a Type-R in my driveway, and BOOST is on my mind.

Time to drop some loot on an engine!
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Finally a nice day, and its s'pose to stay nice for awhile. I can start getting stuff done now. I got a little more done on the suspension, painted the rear sway, trailing arms, and one lateral link.
I got the STi Cherry Blossom Red paint from IIR for $14.



Also painted the driveline


I started to break down the rear subframe


I could only get one of the damn lateral links off. Stupid nuts are all seized... I'm getting so damn tired of stuck nuts..

This is the one that is super soft and just kept rounding..

I got one of them off, but forget about the other.

You would think something like breaking the rear subframe down would be easy right!?!
I used my impact wrench on the super long bolt that connects the outside of the lateral links, but the right side just wouldn't budge.


Check this out.. I looked in the ashtray.and there wer these little skinny Virginia Slim looking Japanese cigarette butts. How did they make it past customs?
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Use an open ended wrench on one side and hit the other side mine were a real PITA as well. also spray pb blaster on the insides of the knuckle where the bolt passes through
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