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Old 04-16-2007, 07:33 PM   #26
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I'd say about 1-2" between splitter & scoop.
It doesn't cover the entire intercooler, maybe 80-85% of it, I think because the newer sti intercoolers' a little larger than the older ones? It does make a difference though, from my drive & touch temp tests. And it looks uber pimp!
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:36 AM   #27
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:11 PM   #28
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Chassis change. 2001 Sedan was totaled, Now using a 1998 Coupe, with more weight reduction.

Here are a few new pictures, I was test fitting the side skirts to see how they looked with the flared fenders, need less to say, they look badass! :clap: The battery died in the camera before I could get some more angles, white is a crappy color to see body lines, it's gonna look really sharp once is painted, It looks better in person. New Sparco 5-pt harnesses should be here anyday, And I have HID's on the way as well. talked to the my cage guy, and he said it sould be done by the end of next week. After I finish this, I'm going to make sure to learn to weld and paint, next time, I'd like to try and do EVERYTHING!












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Old 08-26-2007, 09:12 PM   #29
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Well, it's been a little while since I updated this post. Took a lot longer than planned to get the rollcage done, And changed a few things and got some more cool parts. I made the doors completely powerless, and removed the excess wiring, motors, and actuators. They weigh 43 lbs with all hardware and glass, (I guess a 35-45 lbs savings, per door! ) I'm hoping to have it running by Saturday, as long as I don't run into any more snags. Then it's off to the body shop for the new roof and paint.




\/ The old, busted fenders, going to install the new fenders after I get it filled with fluids on Monday or Tuesday.



/\ Still have to get some new fuel line and get all the wiring routed correctly. I have a Friend making some mounting plates for the HID ballasts.
Once I get it back from paint, The 18" Prodrive wheels and 14" 6-pot front brakes are going on, and then I'm gonna corner balance it at Mini Works, Victor the owner's is a good friend of mine, and has a great shop setup.
The larger rotors actually only weigh 17 lbs, which is around 5 lbs lighter than the brembo rotors


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Old 08-27-2007, 09:11 AM   #30
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where did you find carbon fiber door skins?

completely power less as in windows glass removed?

is this now a track only car?
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:41 AM   #31
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Doors look great.. I'm guessing its not a strict track car if he's installing HIDs..
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:55 PM   #32
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where did you find carbon fiber door skins?

completely power less as in windows glass removed?

is this now a track only car?
Noah at Caliente Got them for me from Seibon. They'd be MUCH lighter if I wasn't running glass, The glass and window reg. are easily more than half assembled doors weight. I installed manual coupe regulators from a 95 impreza.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:47 AM   #33
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It feels good to finally see it coming together. Had a couple friends over lending they're expertise to get this thing going. I had these big, gaping holes where the previous owner had ran piping for a front mount. I'm using the top mount, so I had an idea of making plates to cover the holes and mount the HID ballasts to. I cleaned up the holes, and my friend Evan made these plates for me at his work. I think they look great, and functional too.

There's just enough clearance that you can still access the airbox cover clip.


Still need to secure and tidy up the wiring.




It was getting late so we called it a night. We didn't get the alternator wired in, So I didn't install the battery yet, But I did get the Kazama voltage stabilizer mounted to the battery. Tyler re-wrapped the rear harness in the trunk, we're trying to make the interior all black in the back, which mean keeping the wiring from standing out visually. Bled the clutch, Installed the new fuel lines, and filled up the coolant. going to bleed the brakes, get a can of race gas, and check all the fluids in the morning. I had to order a new wrx radiator mount, I couldn't find one, also ordered a new battery tray, should be here so time next week. Short shifter should be here any day.
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:45 PM   #34
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bolt the engine & trans, pop that sucker into the car!
Looks awesome but i see one problem so far..... Mickeys?!?!?!
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:08 PM   #35
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why dont epople put the LGT bottom end with the STI top end?
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:04 PM   #36
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Wow! Amazing work! Cant wait to see it complete!!!
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:49 PM   #37
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why dont epople put the LGT bottom end with the STI top end?

Why would you? It's easier to get a complete STI motor than piecing it together.
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:09 PM   #38
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So with no hood, windshield, roof, back glass, or trunk, and it was night, I drove it down the street. The brakes needed to be re-bled, but I got it back home safely. The HID look and work great, very pleased with those. Going to bolt on front bumper and still have a few more things to do before it goes to paint & body, but it shouldn't take long.
Man, this thing is solid, feels like a go kart. I didn't really dip itno any boost, but it was a really fuzzy feeling driving the Ver. 8 GC8 (GM6, whatever ) again.





\/ 6000k Hi/Low HIDs w/ PIAA corner lights.

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Old 09-02-2007, 12:46 AM   #39
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I have a few little parts that will come in next week (1 radiator mount, throttle cable clips), but it's ready to go to the body shop. I have to order a new harness for the EDFC, but that shouldn't take too long to get. Once I get it back from paint, I'm going to install the EDFC, Gauges, Front strut brace, Kartboy rear shifter bushing,JIC Ti exhaust, new wheels and BBK. Then corner balance it. get an Alignment. Set date for re-tune, and install new air filter, Eneos oil, JUN WG actuator and Prodrive Boost solenoid. Then take it to the track an see what it can do.







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Old 09-02-2007, 06:02 AM   #40
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man your doing an amazing job keep it coming
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:10 PM   #41
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/\ Thanks!

I'm taking it to the body shop on Friday, should get it back with a roof and painted in around 3 weeks!
I didn't think the PIAA corner lights looked right with the HID's, So I installed these amber LED's, I think they look much better.
\/ Front bumper isn't bolted on, I'm taking it off when I put it on the trailer.




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Old 09-06-2007, 12:24 AM   #42
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Here are a few new pictures, I was test fitting the side skirts to see how they looked with the flared fenders, need less to say, they look badass! :clap: The battery died in the camera before I could get some more angles, white is a crappy color to see body lines, it's gonna look really sharp once is painted, It looks better in person. New Sparco 5-pt harnesses should be here anyday, And I have HID's on the way as well. talked to the my cage guy, and he said it sould be done by the end of next week. After I finish this, I'm going to make sure to learn to weld and paint, next time, I'd like to try and do EVERYTHING!

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Unless I missed something...how did you get the spare tire to fit over the front brembos?
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:33 AM   #43
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/\ That was an older picture.
It's all done in parts and sections. In that picture, I had the JDM ver. 8 Rear end completly installed, but it still had the stock 98 RS front subframe and steering rack. I needed it rolling to get it to the rollcage shop. After I got it back from the cage shop, I installed the new turbo GC front subframe and the front drivetrain. after the Brembos went on, I used the Rotas. Once I get it back from paint in a few weeks, the 18's and the BBK are going on.
This is how it's sitting, going to the body shop for roof install and paint on Friday.











Run's good, no CEL, once I get it back from paint I can install the last batch of parts and get it back on the road.

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Old 09-06-2007, 10:58 AM   #44
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what steering wheel hub/converter/quickrelease are you using?
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:35 PM   #45
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/\ Splash boss, NRG quick release and wheel, for now, I have a couple wheels, still deciding which one to use.
Well, It's on the trailer, I'm taking it in a little while. I snapped a few quick pictures while I wait.









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Old 09-09-2007, 10:24 PM   #46
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nice build.. what color are you going with?
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:44 PM   #47
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Evo MR Grey, with clearcoat on the CF doors, mirrors, and trunk. The painter (Justin) said it's going to get like 5 coats of clear, this thing is gonna be Blingin'!

Update:
The roof is installed, going to have the front and rear glass installed sometime this week.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:47 PM   #48
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I wish I had this kind of disposable income.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:04 PM   #49
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I had a decent insurance settlement from the last one, dumped it all into this one. I think it's gonna be worth it!

Update:
The front and rear glass have been installed, and I put the trunk on, going to get some pictures in the morning.
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