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Old 04-03-2008, 02:32 AM   #76
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Kartboy bushing in place



This is the view you would see if you were your stereo (HVAC for you GD guys)



Kartboy on bottom, OEM on top



Pivot bushings as well



Notice the length after the pivot difference (hence the “short throw” shifter)



Notice the height difference (hence the “short” shifter)


Many people confuse “short throw” with “short” shifters. Or they use the term interchangeably.

Notice the hole doesn’t have much grease left in there after you take the OEM shifter out. Make sure you grease ball it up


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Old 04-03-2008, 02:33 AM   #77
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Grease the hole and the knob for best results





And this is where the “malleting” comes in for most people. I just want everyone to realize that this is NOT how Subaru puts in their shifters. There is a C-clip underneath that comes off VERY easily. Once you take that out the shifter slides right in. For people that say their shifter slid right in with no problem from up top; you most likely broke your c-clip.





View of the OEM WRX shifter still in my car. Notice the c-clip holding the white cup in.



Shifter hooked up



Rear stay bushing with supplied new bolts from Kartboy



Transmission cross member bushing location. OEM one pictured.



Make sure to get the holes lined up before you tighten everything down.

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Old 04-03-2008, 02:34 AM   #78
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Rear bushing



Rear bushing not tight yet



Front bushing



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STI Genome Exhaust

If your exhaust is authentic then you should get these pages with it.







The exhaust is just an axle back and is very easy to install. Make sure you buy a new gasket. No power is gained; just noise. And the noise that does come out of this thing is absolutely amazing when you’re driving. When you’re idling it’s nothing special.



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Old 04-03-2008, 02:35 AM   #79
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OEM 2006 WRX Exhaust


Full Genome axle back exhaust





Freshly washed






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Genome exhaust on







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Stainless Steel Clutch Line

I bought this clutch line from tecnafit.com. For the price the actual line is very good quality. The fitment however is so-so. The c-clip type retaining clip is too small for the holder, so you have to bend it at weird angles to get it to sit tight.

RS transmission and clutch line (don’t know why I took a picture of it)










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Old 04-03-2008, 02:37 AM   #81
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Clutch line off the car



With the angle down like OEM the line comes a bit too close for my liking to the slave cylinder boot





With it flipped like this it’s ok





Random picture again (from one of the days very shortly after we finished the swap



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2007 STI catless up-pipe. I wanted to remove the cat in my up-pipe. OEM replacement seems to be the most reliable from searching around. The EGT sensor is going to get removed so you’re going to have to wire in a 2.2kOhm, watt resistor into the place of the sensor. I did it and it works perfectly fine. Also note that this is my second time taking my car apart to do the up-pipe. The first time I did this I didn’t loosen the turbo bracket and I thought that the up-pipe was too short. After searching around some more I realized that you do in fact have to loosen the turbo bracket. Scroll down for pictures of the gap when you don’t loosen the bracket. Sorry these pictures aren’t in order. They got all messed up with me having to do this twice.

Make sure you get the proper gaskets before you start this part.


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You’re going to need a socket like this to get the oxygen sensor out. You can find these at Partsource for $20


The hole through the heat shield is where the oxygen sensor is


Header piece with heat shield off




This is one of the engine mount bolts. I know a whole bunch of GD guys complain that you can’t get to the bolt. In the GC both bolts are right in the open and easy to get to. I’m guessing the sub frame or something is in the way in the GD cars. You have to jack up the engine a little bit to get the up-pipe out



Engine mount bolt again





Piece of the header with the heat shield off
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:39 AM   #83
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WRX pipe on top, STI on the bottom



WRX pipe on top, STI on the bottom



WRX pipe



WRX on left, STI on right



WRX on left, STI on right. I’m guessing the slight angle difference is the culprit behind the apparent length difference



New gasket on


Header piece off the car


WRX pipe still in the car


Passenger side cylinder head
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:40 AM   #84
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Those two bolts underneath the down pipe are the reason you must take it off


You can see two of the up-pipe nuts right beside the turbo here


Again these same bolts but from the top



The gap without moving the turbo bracket. STI pipe on. The hole is way too big for a gasket to seal it under pressure.







Header to up-pipe bolted on



I don’t have any more pictures from the install. All I have to say it is MUCH harder then everyone says it is. Even after doing the whole engine swap I thought this was a PITA. Not really difficult just a lot more time consuming which makes it harder. If you’re engine is out I HIGHLY recommend you change the up-pipe now instead of waiting. Also, make sure to plug your tumbler valve back in if you unplugged it. It will save you a lot of swearing and thinking that you made the wrong type of resister for the EGT. Ask me how I know......
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WRX Rear Seat with Pass-through

The WRX rear seat has the pass through and the RS does not. Many people say the WRX seat is a direct bolt in into the RS. I say otherwise. It does fit without any modification but it looks like crap. You can see the foam near the rear deck, you can see all foam on the back side of the seat in the trunk and the seat bottom isn’t wide enough for the RS. So it does bolt it but the fitment is crap (unless you like doing your car in a hack job way and say it’s not a hack job).

Just as a refresher from a few posts back. No seat or seat backings in.



One part of the seat backing in



Both sides in



Being held in by clips similar to the carpet clips


Rough location of seat backings
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At this point the rear seat wasn’t bolted in yet and the backings still had to be adjusted which is why you see those gaps



Hoping to achieve the “no foam showing” look like the following:



I knew I wanted to mount a fire extinguisher in my trunk along with an amp on the back of the seat. Those seat backings are very flimsy and would not support the weight as well as I would want them to. On the actual GD cars there are two vertical bars running along the seat backings to give more stability and less squishiness for the passengers. Those vertical bars don’t fit the RS so I had to come up with something that would mimic those and adapt them to help me mount my fire extinguisher. I came up with the following.

Notice beside the clip that is holding nothing the two 10mm bolt holes (I think they are for the rear window wiper or the Version 6 I/C sprayer tank).



I basically made a metal backing plate that would bolt up to already existing holes in the car. I had to make absolutely no changes to the shell of the car to incorporate these in.



Notice the two 10mm bolts doing there job along with the 12mm bolt in the lower left hand side of the metal plate.



If you look closely at the WRX backing plate you can see where the WRX trunk curves in. This leads me to believe that the RS trunk may be bigger.



Now that the metal plates are in, there is a good solid mounting point to bolt stuff to. In between the carpet backing and metal plate I also put a layer of the OEM RS sound deadening material. Hopefully it’ll make things quieter and with the layer in between the metal plate doesn’t come into contact with too many other metal parts.

The fire extinguisher




I can’t believe how strong that plastic clip is on the fire extinguisher. It did not come off no matter how idiotic I drove or how fast I accelerated. Think of it as more of a big zip tie instead of a clip together thing.
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Capacitor beside the extinguisher. I don’t know why it looks crooked in the picture but standing from behind the trunk looking in everything is straight



Amp mounted





Amp ground. Make sure you put some grease on this so it won’t corrode from the moisture inside of the trunk







Amp power. Make sure to fuse it as close as you can to the battery as shown in the bottom right of this picture.



Once again don’t know why they look crooked. I think that they are crooked on the backing but standing up from behind the trunk they appear straight


Also put more clips to fill all the empty holes in the backing. This one is beside the capacitor.
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Next are the subwoofer anchors


With a link on the eyelet



Corresponding links on the box






I had to put an extra link in there solely because the box was too stable. It didn’t have any give to it. With the extra link in there I can actually move it up enough to get the spare tire out. Thinking ahead for the win. Also, if you know where I live and are planning to steal my subwoofer I kindly ask that you don’t pull too hard. Just unclip it and be gone with it. Close my trunk to so my battery doesn’t go dead from the trunk light.


The sub box stays put under the same conditions as the fire extinguisher test.

Finally mounted my GPS antenna properly. This is the magnetic patch that they give you with the unit.



Now for the actual cushions of the seat itself. The back sits too high if you just try to mount the WRX seat straight into the RS (unless you really do a lot of “persuading” via beating down. Even then I don’t recommend it because you’ll probably get a lot of creaking and rattling from the seat trying to pop back out. To make it fit proper you have to bend the mounting tabs up like the following or alternatively shave out some of the mounting points on the shell of the car. I opted for the first one.

Mounting tab not bent



It’s fairly easy to bend with just a set of vice hand grips
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The bent mounting tab



The other side



Here is what the foam looks like. It’s more prominent at first. This was a picture in between my trial and error fitments.




Here is what you want to aim for, no foam at all showing


Next on the list is the seat bottom. The WRX seat isn’t as wide as the RS seat. So you see some metal in between the seat and the panel. It looks like a.s.s. I took some OEM sound deadening that was originally behind the RS rear seat. Cut some strips out to cover the gap and called it a day. Once the bottom was in I tucked the deadening out of the way.






After the seat is bolted in you can fold away the deadening nicely (little triangle piece between the seat cushion and panel). It’s not noticeable to your average joe.
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The seat looks great in there. Nice and sturdy seat back and I don’t have to worry that my amp or other accessories will rip out of the seat backing/cushion.
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Install of a cabin air filter

GC’s don’t come with a cabin air filter. I wanted to repaint my windshield cowling so I figured might as well put a filter in there. Long story short, I didn’t notice a “real time” difference but there is much less dust in the car now.

These little clips hold on the cowl and they are a PITA to get off without breaking






With the cowl freshly off




Make sure to get clips and seals off



After the cowl is off the inlet hole for the cabin air is at the far passenger side of the of the car. The rod you see is for the windshield wipers.
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You can see the hole peaking through



We somewhat measured out the hole and went to Partsource, found a few filters with somewhat matching dimensions and bought a few. I later returned the other two filters and the guy at the counter didn’t even check to see if I had switched filters with an old one. I didn’t but I just found it funny he didn’t check. I would be pretty pissed if I bought a new filter and got some old crummy one instead. Always check the filter inside of the box before buying it.



This filter ended up working the best



You still have to cut some of the filter off



The throw away piece



Cut filter



You have to round off the edges a little bit since the inlet hole is rounded



Filter pushed in by hand



Filter pushed in by hand
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Filter pushed in by hand



To push the filter the rest of the way get a long poking device and give it a nudge down. Said poking device:



Hosed off the engine a bit. Notice the throttle cable has its own spot for the clips in the accessory pulley cover. I’ve noticed countless of “professional jobs” with just ziptied throttle cables to an AC line or wiring harness.









With the filter done it’s time to paint the cowling. In comes my beloved black bumper paint again. In some of the pictures the paint looks patchy. This is because it is still wet. It dried to a nice even coat. Make sure you take off all of the rubber seals and clips. There is nothing worse then a freshly painted piece on a car with over spray on the mouldings/seals. Also make sure you buy some double sided tape such as this:


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Make sure you clean all of the tape off before you put the new double sided tape on




Back seal on




The freshly painted cowl back on. The lighting doesn’t do it justice but it looks really nice in person




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I missed this when I wrote about the cruise control a while back but I tied the vacuum line into this hose on the manifold. It works exactly like the RS engine did.




Also for the cruise to fit properly you just have to extend the bracket out a little farther. I’m in the process of making a matching bracket for the throttle cable. Please, no comments about the STI logo. I have STI taillights, steering wheel, fog covers and exhaust; that is my reasoning for it. Not to pass it off as an STI. The throttle cables alone should give it away (STI is drive-by-wire). You can see the black bracket to the left of the throttle cable bracket.
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The next part I have never seen anybody do yet. Maybe they have they just didn’t announce it. For $12 from the dealer it’s definitely worth it and it’s so subtle no one will ever notice until they look closer. And when they see that you even took care of the little details they know the big ones are done properly.

It’s the stickers that go on the underside of the hood that indicate vacuum lines. I got mine for my specific engine.




The stickers go here (one on both sides)




Make sure to clean off the spot very well before you put the sticker on






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As a little update the brake lines look just as grungy as the OEM lines now. They work pretty well though.




Also put the summer wheels/tires back on




Also since my bumper swap thread is about to be deleted I’m just going to post a few pictures here. This is back before the engine swap.

Canadian bumper




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Bumper off




Freshly painted JDM/US bumper. Mine was actually bought from Japan (not that it makes a difference)


The fog light plugs are the same, the turn signals you have to splice






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I still have to put two windshield cowl clips back since I broke them taking them out. Also to do are the headlight washer sprayers which, I’m sad to say might not get done. I have a different project that people are forcing me to get done because they “need shop space”. The squirters are an afternoon job though, all the wiring is done. All I’d have to do is drill some dime sized holes.

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