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Old 10-16-2006, 12:07 AM   #26
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The rear brake shields serve little purpose and keep the rotors hot. If the car were seeing lots of gravel action, I might keep them on. Plus, I love bashing stuff with my big mallet

Baja hood and scoop! Fiberglassing a wrx or forester scoop came to mind, but I'd hate to waste time on it and have it turn out ugly. Anyone have a good venodor for the hood, scoop, and splitter?
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Old 10-16-2006, 01:02 AM   #27
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Cool thread.

I have a question though.

That road kill pic is that real? Did that happen during the accident?

If not, how long as that thing been a part of the car?

Looks like that bird is a bit well done.
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:43 AM   #28
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Yep the bird is quite crispy and has been hitching a ride for an unknown amount of time. suspension issue seems to be solved, we should have a set of these on the way:




Anyone want to buy some brand new BE/BH GR2's for $255 shipped? I'll throw in the impreza spring seats for use with H&R springs.

ps. I PM'd someone in this forum who has done a similar BE swap, but I can't remember who it was. Please PM me if you are that person, I have some questions!

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Old 10-16-2006, 11:27 AM   #29
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Ive had a bird crammed into the same place. Gross
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Old 10-16-2006, 01:46 PM   #30
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Ive had a bird crammed into the same place. Gross
I thought the best place to catch a bird was in a STI hoodscoop. I guess I'm wrong.
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:24 PM   #31
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lol guess not, i found a squirrel and a bird in mine once. My car must have been really hungry.
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:32 PM   #32
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Funny thing is, that's not the first bird that I killed with the car:


That's the stock WRX scoop too. I almost got tagged by a hawk today in Christophe's car. Crazy birds.
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:38 AM   #33
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Ok, I have a few questions!
1. should I remove the wrx front subframe/steering rack/sway bar as one unit so I can bolt it up in the legacy (if that would work).
2. are the axles the same length? The wrx rear ones seem to be stuck in the hubs and when I start to "persuade" them to come out with my deadblow hammer, the bearings are pushed out (WTF!). I've never had this problem before, and I was hoping to use the WRX axles since I think they are a bit thicker.
3. I think that's it, unless someone has some vital compatibility info that I would need!

Hopefully more pictures tomorrow when we pull the wrx motor and tranny. WRXy is looking very naked right now!
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:59 PM   #34
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I think they used the same steering rack - I have whiteline steering rack bushings and it lists basically every Subaru made sans the newer STi's.
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:13 AM   #35
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thanks for the reminder, I will have to pick up some of those bushings! So many parts to buy!
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:05 AM   #36
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Pulling the motor

Tranny comes out too!

There she is!

Help, I'm stuck!


Pretty productive sunday morning. Motor pulled, then dynamated friend's doors, installed speakers, and new brakes, plus fluid. Next big project is stripping the wiring harness from the WRX and then on to pulling the legacy motor!

If you haven't see my wanted ad, I need a MT driveshaft for this beast. I'm going to call around tomorrow, but if someone has one on the board, PM me and maye be we can work something out.

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Old 10-25-2006, 03:02 AM   #37
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SWEET!! glad to see someone making progress on their swap Looks like it is coming along nicely. Where is the fiancee? She should be helping, its her car right? Or are you taking it, as you should.

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Old 10-25-2006, 06:21 AM   #38
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Awesome. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:35 AM   #39
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hahaha, Becca was taking a break from being a busy graduate student... in Seattle, camping and eating sushi and chowder! It's definately going to be "our" car when it's done. We're making progress, but it's going slowly since it's hard to find time when everone working on the car is a full-time student. I would much rather be wrenching all day than studying!
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:32 PM   #40
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Looks like Santa Claus came early!

One more exam and then it's swap time. The wrx is 95% gutted and ready to be hauled away . Next week will bring lots of pictures, excitement, and certainly some headaches!

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Old 11-11-2006, 06:45 PM   #41
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That will be quite the sleeper when you are done.
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:51 PM   #42
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Looks like Santa Claus came early! !
Baja hood!!1
(my box looks just like that)
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:57 AM   #43
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Very cool, can't wait to see this swap completed.
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:12 PM   #44
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I realized that I haven't looked into a front sway bar. I think I will have to change to a turbo sway bar, but am unsure if the wrx wagon front sway will fit, or if I should get a wrx sedan sway bar. anyone have any ideas?
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:47 PM   #45
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How much that Baja hood set ya back?.....Im gonna need one...
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:55 PM   #46
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waaay too much. $360 after tax, plus the scoop, plate, and splitter was $180. That's not including paint. However, I don't want to be hacking the stock hood or doing an FMIC, so there weren't any other options.

Still don't know what front sway bar will work- any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:15 PM   #47
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waaay too much. $360 after tax, plus the scoop, plate, and splitter was $180. That's not including paint. However, I don't want to be hacking the stock hood or doing an FMIC, so there weren't any other options.

Still don't know what front sway bar will work- any info would be greatly appreciated!
http://www.subaru-svx.net/photos/fil...ivic/39852.JPG

I have JDM Legacy B4 front sway bar with bushing and braket (aftermarket, "west look") bought it from Japan, but realize my stock NONE-turbo crossmember don't fit. BTW its 22mm.

Anyways, the picture show comparison between 22mm front sway and my stock rear sway bar, so you get the idea. If you retain your Legacy suspension, then you should be able to fit this one.

Regards

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:20 PM   #48
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How much that Baja hood set ya back?.....Im gonna need one...
Mine was $489 including taxes for both the hood and scoop insert. The two pieces were about $453 before tax.

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Old 11-18-2006, 02:41 AM   #49
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Thanksgiving break started this evening, so we figured it was a good time to make some serious progress on this project. And, I'm pretty tired of driving the Legacy in it's current state.

The WRX motor has a new flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate. We shouldn't have bothered with a new clutch because the old one is in great shape:

Yup, that's my lap.

The wiring harness is completely pulled out of the WRX, here's some of the insanity behind the dash:



We lifted/scooted the WRX to one side of the garage, making room for the legacy with the help of some local awdpirates:

No action shot because everyone was busy helping.

We pulled the fenders and bumper from the legacy so we wouldn't dent/scratch them, and to take the fenders to the paint shop so they can start on the hood. We also started draining fluids and pulling various pieces off of the legacy. We are hoping to have the wiring harness out tomorrow so that we can start putting things back together early in the week.

The empty WRX engine bay makes for nice storage.

Anybody want a WRB playhouse for thier yard?
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