Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday July 29, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Bay Area Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2002, 06:26 PM   #1
jimhoyd
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14381
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Califonia
Vehicle:
2002 USDM Impreza
World Rally Blue

Default A place to install my rear diff protector?

Hi can you guys recommend a place that can help me install my OEM rear diff protector? I was going to do it by myself, but, I realize I needed a jackstands.. tools and etc... so I might just crumble and get someone to do it for me... Thanks
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
jimhoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2002, 06:42 PM   #2
KillerTHC
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4942
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Palo Alto, CA USA
Vehicle:
01 SRP 2.5 RS-T
Ludespeed Stage 3 Link'd

Default

go to bill and chris' installs on saturday, they can do anything (except clutches )
KillerTHC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2002, 07:46 PM   #3
Jademonkey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 9213
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: My grandma was 6' 6"
Vehicle:
2000 RS
Red

Default

You don't need jackstands... I did mine myself, and just had to remove my muffler to get under there. All you need is a 17mm wrench...
Jademonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2002, 09:28 PM   #4
eastbaysubaru
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4110
Join Date: Feb 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: No. So. Co.
Vehicle:
04 FXT
PSM

Cool

If you live near Oakland, you can do it over at my house. I did the same install on my g/f's '00 RS. It's really easy. I used jackstands, it definitely makes things easier though I'm sure you could do it without them. Let me know if you want some help.

-Brian
eastbaysubaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 12:59 PM   #5
subachad
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8488
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sin City
Vehicle:
1993 Impreza GCStyle
Teal

Default

About how long did the install take? I have had mine sitting in the garage for a few weeks now and haven't really had much a chance to install it.

Chad
93 1.8T
subachad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 01:22 PM   #6
skywalker
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1990
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: San Diego, CA
Default

It should only take about 30 minutes to install. It si just breaking the bolts free that is the hard part.

You can always drop by our sat. installs and either we can show you how to do it, or we can do it.
skywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 03:29 PM   #7
MountainWRX
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 12826
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

I just installed Duffman's diff protector yesterday! (plug for him: excellent! Stainless steel and with hardware... 50 bux.. do a search for Duffman and stainless)

I just jacked up the driver's rear side as high as I could (and put blocks under the wheel just in case the car wanted to smush me). Took off the 4 14mm bolts, loosened the 2 17mm bolts. Slide the protector in, and pop the hardware back in and TA-DA! Done. Took 1/2 hr. Pretty easy to do if you do decide to do it yourself.

Newt
MountainWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 04:00 PM   #8
subachad
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8488
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sin City
Vehicle:
1993 Impreza GCStyle
Teal

Default

Thanks Newt, that's the info I was looking for. He actually is going to be selling future ones for $60, not the initial $50. Even at $60, that's an excellent price for a great product. Hats off to Duffman for that.

Chad
93 1.8T
subachad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 04:30 PM   #9
MountainWRX
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 12826
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

no prob subachad

To give a lil more detail, this what I used:

14mm open box wrench (to take the origial side bolts off)
17mm deep socket ratchet for the back bolts (loosen about 1/4")
17mm open/closed box wrench (to put the new side bolts on)

I'd suggest to tighten the rear 17mm bolts first after you slide the protector up, so that you can use both hands to insert the spacers.

Also, I helped that the car WASN'T too high. This way my elbow and shoulder can push against something when trying to break the bolts loose. And because you may be yanking on the wrenches make sure the car is stable (cuz with the jack practically fully extended, it looks a tad wimpy)

Newt
MountainWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 06:13 PM   #10
yuletak
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 3602
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Vehicle:
2002 wrx silver
1992 kawasaki ex500

Default

30 minutes?!!? damn. did that include taking the muffler off? i tried to install the oem one yesterday too, but then realized 1) i don't have a socket deep enuff to torque the 17mm suckers, and 2) the piping was in the way

and those bolts are on there TIGHT!!! almost tore a muscle trying to break those things loose. :P i'll have to try again this coming weekend.
yuletak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 06:51 PM   #11
MountainWRX
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 12826
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

ummm.. didn't take off the muffler. Unless the OEM one is designed differently. Also, use box wrenches for the sides.. it shouldn't interfere with the piping.

Newt (muscleman! ha ha j/k ... no breaker bar for me)
MountainWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 06:58 PM   #12
jimhoyd
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14381
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Califonia
Vehicle:
2002 USDM Impreza
World Rally Blue

Default

alright.. just went to pep boys.. bought some ramps and tools... will install it in a hours time.. glup.. wish me luck..
jimhoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 07:52 PM   #13
skywalker
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1990
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: San Diego, CA
Default

Just get a breaker bar, with an extension on it and you shoudl be able to break it free with 4 feet of leverage.
skywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 10:29 PM   #14
yuletak
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 3602
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Vehicle:
2002 wrx silver
1992 kawasaki ex500

Default

dunno if kragen's still has the deal or not, but they were selling ramps, creeper, stands, jack, and a portable compressor (inflator for cigarette plugin) for $14 each, fyi. pretty good deal.
ramps are rated to 6500 lbs (not sure each or together!) and stands about 2 tons.
yuletak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 10:31 PM   #15
yuletak
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 3602
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Vehicle:
2002 wrx silver
1992 kawasaki ex500

Default

mountainwrx:

ah, ok. the one i have is OEM. i have to use spacers on the suckers, so the clearance between the protector and pipe is pretty tight. i'm giving up for now and trying it again later when i get some more tools and some of the shop manuals.

or better yet...

jim:

if u are successful, let me know.
yuletak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 11:20 PM   #16
MountainWRX
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 12826
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

Duffman's protector has a spacer too... just make sure the spacer goes between the protector and the differential frame, not the head of the bolt and the protector. Good luck
MountainWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2002, 01:19 AM   #17
jimhoyd
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14381
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Califonia
Vehicle:
2002 USDM Impreza
World Rally Blue

Default

okie here is the deal, I finally did it.... sigh..

who ever said that is was a simple install that takes 20 mins.. well... was right..

the only thing was that, the bolts are a bitch to take off..
jimhoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2002, 02:17 AM   #18
en3d
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5238
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Vehicle:
GGA Black

Default

I have the OEM protector for sale. PM me if you are interested.
en3d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2002, 02:45 AM   #19
ginowrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6980
Join Date: May 2001
Location: gbmotorsports.Hayward,CA
Vehicle:
non bank got em all

Default

Next time just use two open / box wrenches combo. One to connect to the other to act like a breaker bar. Cheaper way LOL. Box side on bolt and open side connect to box side of another wrench wolla instant breaker bar. Hope you can use it in the future you cant make a mistake coz it slides in only one way to connect two wrenches. I'll post pics if need be.

Gino

redstar-racing.com

Last edited by ginowrx; 01-30-2002 at 09:58 PM.
ginowrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2002, 12:10 AM   #20
yuletak
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 3602
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Vehicle:
2002 wrx silver
1992 kawasaki ex500

Default

actually, i didn't keep track of the time. might've been cuz my hands were getting REALLY cold outside. hehe
def gotta wake up earlier and do these installs in the sun. brrr!

mountainwrx: yeah, i made sure i did that. but the pipe and the cold gave me problems. need a garage w/ a heater in it.

jim: the pipe didn't get in the way or just not too much?
yuletak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2002, 02:12 AM   #21
jimhoyd
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14381
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Califonia
Vehicle:
2002 USDM Impreza
World Rally Blue

Default

yeah ... for a while I taught the screw was way too long to fit between.. the "rear diff protector" and the exahust pipe.. but then.. I realize you can nudge the pipe abit.. not too hard.. to move it just enough space to fit the screw in, once the screw is in, then use a wrench to screw it in, I couldn't use my fingers.. that screw was hard to get in.. hee hee...

the other thing to look out for is the prying part, in the instructions it shows the pry bar pushing the rear diff.. you really need to do it, it actuallys shifts the whole rear diff forward (to the front of the car) so as to allow you to fit a wrench in there to tighten the bolts..
jimhoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2002, 12:34 PM   #22
MountainWRX
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 12826
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by jimhoyd

the other thing to look out for is the prying part, in the instructions it shows the pry bar pushing the rear diff..
Glad you guys were able to put it on! What's this "prying" thing you are talking about? I hope I didn't miss anything...

Newt
MountainWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2002, 12:45 PM   #23
jimhoyd
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14381
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Califonia
Vehicle:
2002 USDM Impreza
World Rally Blue

Default

oh it is about the two bolts that you are suppose to loosen before installing the "rear diff. protector", cause when the protector goes in , there is really no space to fit the wrench in there to tighten the bolts, the wordless instructions (that came with the kit) was unclear.. it almost seems to say to use the pry bar to bend or push something, but what it really means is that use a pry bar to push the rear diff forward (to the front of the car) Yes it actually moves!!!... so you can stick a wrench in there to tighten it..

the other possiblilty, to tighten those screws may be to use a deep socket wrench.. but I didn't have any soo.. sharks...

p/s: remember if you are installing this on a really cold day, remember not to over tighten it too much.. due to contraction of the metal, as the temp normalize, it may be hard to unbolt it later on (not like you'd anyways... =))


cheers...
jimhoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cheap place to et my ceter diff.... selvin510 Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 1 10-21-2008 08:39 PM
where is a good place to source a rear diff civic2scooby Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 0 04-20-2005 10:45 PM
local place to install front/rear underspoilers? ButtDyno Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 13 01-19-2003 03:32 PM
Installed Duffman's rear diff protector imprezawd Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 17 01-04-2003 08:47 PM
Nedd a place to install my AFC NYEJ25 Tri-State Area Forum 16 07-10-2001 03:36 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.