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Old 07-31-2010, 12:44 AM   #726
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Copier! Ken Block says: "give me my steez back."

Haha close more GT3 RS style I was thinking but this is along the lines of what I did.


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Sorta like this but white and blue instead of black and orange.



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you're a professional ticketed painter?

i also see solvent popping and orange peel!

but i think it looks pretty dope anyways. good work snowman! i want to see it in person.
lol no Chris it's a pro job for me..

I did two coats and it was almost perfect but had a couple of small runs so I wet sanded 400/600/800 them flat and laid another coat down.. And then I ran into issue's, wind, moister from wet sanding, or the air being too humid it did some wierd things.. It still looks good 2 great but I should have left it at two coats. Oh well.

It's an art form balancing pressure, flow, solvent to paint mixture, lighting, thickness of coats, time between flashing coats between laying it down.

Also dealing with rims people put tire shine on the tire which even with washing and cleaning three times still have a little issue on the first coat.

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Looks cool snowman! More pics when ya can.

Ya I have been busy painting and putting every thing back together.
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:54 AM   #727
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Did you do the blue stripe too?
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:01 AM   #728
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Tien flex into my 00 2.5rs


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Old 08-24-2010, 01:15 AM   #729
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V7 Sti rims + advan neova AD07
Just a teaser pic till i get a chance to take some real pictures...12 hour days arent fun
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:48 AM   #730
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iht, jchr3tien, and I lowered jchretien's 1999 SF Forester L . Expect for the bent hood, it looks great for a Forester with 300,000km on the odo.

I don't have any before pictures but it certainly doesn't have the standard Forester ride height.


My GC8 with version 6 STI suspension is parked behind for a visual ride height comparison.


Let's see what come off the Forester:
  • Stock 300,000km Forester suspension
  • 2-pot front brakes
  • Rear drum brakes
  • Open rear diff
  • Body spacers
  • Rubbery and worn Forester shifter linkage
  • 15" steelies
Let's see what went on:
  • GD WRX suspension with Koni inserts
  • RCE WRX wagon springs
  • 4-pot front & 2-pot rear calipers
  • DBA5000 front rotors & Stoptech slotted rear rotors
  • Rear hubs with 2-pot backing plates
  • 2000 2.5RS LSD rear diff
  • 2000 2.5RS shifter linkage (it's actually shorter than the stock Forester shift linkage)
  • 16" 2.5RS 5-spokes
That's just the visible parts listed, there's a lot of other bits that aren't mentioned.


So, if anybody wants a lift kit for their Impreza, contact jchretien
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:38 PM   #731
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Carbon fibre driveshaft. Since Steve stole my GD CF driveshaft and I was never able to try it out I purchased another one for my GR to try it out.





Stoptech 6-pot BBK. Tried to sell it but since there was zero action I will keep it.







Prova D-shaped steering wheel. Why not, I had a couple bux kicking around.





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Old 12-22-2010, 08:41 PM   #732
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #733
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Was at Dales last week and got new Whiteline Front and Rear sway bars & end links installed. Everything looks amazing, especially when compared to my east coast corrosion. Boston winters really did a number on the car.

Now I need a plan for 2011 parts...






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Old 02-15-2011, 12:36 PM   #734
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Mod of the last week: RCE wagon springs.

I've had the car now for four years and one day, and she's just about perfect. Sounds good, goes fast, turns sharp.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:26 AM   #735
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finished widening the rear yesterday. I had some really bad rear camber issues from having the sti struts on a non-sti width car. ( i know this is a terrible representation of how far it is actually out, but it displays the issue)



so i got a set of wrx lateral links, axles, and a perrin rear swaybar. My car is old and rusty but with some good ol' sea foam deep creep everything came out in about a half an hour per side.



everything went back fairly smoothly. Swaybar mount bolts were rusted into the frame so extra time was spent removing them to ensure no breaking of weldnuts!



see... slightly wider, with no (at least far less) camber issues!





aaaaand the r-comps...



next up is the front then a quick alignment!
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:15 PM   #736
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Im looking at these...Any one have any comments about these that I should know about?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2005-SUBARU-IMPRE...item3cb1e08b9c

Thanks.

Not gonna buy them yet or anything but I wanna upgrade my rotors soon.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:44 AM   #737
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Do you really want trust your life to brake discs of unknown brand and quality? Go with OEM or with a reputable aftermarket brand.
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:47 AM   #738
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read up the brake section on nasioc. some useful info there.

personally i'd never get drilled rotors.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:51 PM   #739
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Get some DBA's !
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:18 PM   #740
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True that. I just can't spend a ton. Anyone recommend a good brand that won't cost me a ton?
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:58 PM   #741
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Brembo blanks
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:04 PM   #742
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Was at Dales last week and got new Whiteline Front and Rear sway bars & end links installed. Everything looks amazing, especially when compared to my east coast corrosion. Boston winters really did a number on the car.

Now I need a plan for 2011 parts...


Are those front endlinks whiteline too? They look well made, how much were they?
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #743
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centric blanks
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:50 PM   #744
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Im looking at these...Any one have any comments about these that I should know about?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2005-SUBARU-IMPRE...item3cb1e08b9c

Thanks.

Not gonna buy them yet or anything but I wanna upgrade my rotors soon.
If you're just looking to replace your OEM rotors get Brembo blanks, lordco brand, Monroe etc etc.

Those cheap chinese looking drilled/slotted rotors are useless and can crack over time. Drilled and slotted rotors on a street car are just for looks and totally unnecessary
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:08 AM   #745
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Alright, ill look to see what I can find

Thanks! Thats what I needed to know.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:19 AM   #746
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+1 for brembo blanks or brembo drilled.

ive installed several sets of each and none of them have warped. powerslot has warped twice.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:06 PM   #747
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Arnt the brembo pretty $$$ tho?
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #748
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+1 for brembo blanks or brembo drilled.

ive installed several sets of each and none of them have warped. powerslot has warped twice.
Rotors do not warp, they will have excessive run-out caused by uneven pad deposition which then causes the steering wheel shudder.

Powerslot=Centric=second tier garbage. Centric sit right along side cheap rotors from Napa, Lordco's place on the quality list. (Lordco, Napa do offer quality rotors also)

Lesser quality rotors=lesser quality iron=lighter

Rotors need mass to absorb and control heat efficeintly.
-so resurfacing discs(take away mass) is a practice we have grown accustomed to but your actually only bandaiding the repair in in 9/10 cases you will have the same problem you started with. Also if the rotor isn't x-hatched or the face scuffed up a bit then your chances of improper bed-in are increased.

Rotors from companies like DBA, higher end Brembo(not x-drilled=less mass) are top quality and are very cheap when compared to the time/money involved in having your discs machined then in a month having to remove and add new rotors anyways. Some will say "I will install myself" but ask yourself what is your time worth to you.

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Old 03-27-2011, 01:38 PM   #749
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That explains it
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #750
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Rotors do not warp, they will have excessive run-out caused by uneven pad deposition which then causes the steering wheel shudder.

Powerslot=Centric=second tier garbage. Centric sit right along side cheap rotors from Napa, Lordco's place on the quality list. (Lordco, Napa do offer quality rotors also)

Lesser quality rotors=lesser quality iron=lighter

Rotors need mass to absorb and control heat efficeintly.
-so resurfacing discs(take away mass) is a practice we have grown accustomed to but your actually only bandaiding the repair in in 9/10 cases you will have the same problem you started with. Also if the rotor isn't x-hatched or the face scuffed up a bit then your chances of improper bed-in are increased.

Rotors from companies like DBA, higher end Brembo(not x-drilled=less mass) are top quality and are very cheap when compared to the time/money involved in having your discs machined then in a month having to remove and add new rotors anyways. Some will say "I will install myself" but ask yourself what is your time worth to you.
Thanks Great info!
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