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Old 03-06-2009, 02:49 PM   #26
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As far as the drift center diff, here is where i got mine. (long ago when they were cheaper to get a hold of, same part Team Orange uses)

http://www.rhdjapan.com/jdm-low/Wata...f-Type-A-25040

make sure you pick out the one that is suited for your transmission.

The rear diff is the toughest part of everything:

Sourcing an R200: ~$100
Buying a 2-way LSD: ~$900
Appropriate LSD oil: ~$40/ can
New Rear axels to mate between R200 and Subaru hubs: ~$200
New Drive Shaft to handle the power, and to mate to R200: ~$300
Fabrication work to make the rear-sub stronger and hold the diff: ~1,000-2,000 depending on the shop

If your going to do it right, its going to be about $2,540 on the extremely cheap side, and that's not including the $600 drift center diff.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask. I will be posting up on the fabrication process as it goes down, but that wont be for another week or so.

Also, whats your friends name? I have been drifting out at Evergreen since they started having events out there, so i might know him.

-Stephen
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:29 AM   #27
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his name's devin and he's probably the only one there driftin a BMW. Its a black e36 with black wheels on coils with a victory pipe out the back lol

man, that stuff adds up! i had no idea that center diff piece would be so expensive...it looks like a piece that could easily be drawn out on CAD and machined on a CNC machine if you had access to that...which i do lol.

Once everything is beefed up and such, do you think it would be reasonably possible to convert the car back and forth for winter weather?

it seems like a little too much work and money to do the conversion on my daily driver...
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:26 AM   #28
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I thought most people just found a used center, gutted it and welded it up. If you're just going to DD it, I'd think the R180 might be enough. That R200 is pretty sweet though.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:34 PM   #29
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Really nice build. Looks like you're doing it right.

For some reason, those BBS LMs don't look legit.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:56 PM   #30
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yeah, its a bit much to do for a daily driver, and if you were going to switch back and forth, you would need two sets of axles, drivelines, and mounting systems... I agree that if your just looking for a little fun in the summer, an R180 w/ an aftermarket diff would be enough for you, and make it easier to go back and forth, as you wouldnt need to do much modification (i dont know if the axles are different...)

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:10 AM   #31
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Now onto some new pictures...(bad quality from the Blackberry)

Messy interior... Anyone selling carpet????


Nardi Wheel with a little spacer, Anyone else notice how close aftermarket hubs make the wheel to the dash?


^but seriously, i need some gray or black carpet if anyone is selling any!

-Stephen
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:36 PM   #32
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Nice project...can't say that i envy your working area though...
I have some light grey carpet out of a forester that you might be able to make work...
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:35 AM   #33
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Yeah, the gravel pit sucked, but then it got moved to a garage by the second engine build.

does the forester carpet fit reasonably well?

-Stephen
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:15 AM   #34
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I don't know if it does or not, i can snap a few pics tonight... making it work can't be much tougher than the dash swap that you did....
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:44 PM   #35
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I DO have a R200 laying around WITH axles and it's nuts/bolts. Comes out of a '93 Infinity J30 running a 3.916FD. newer 97-98 run a 4.01ishFD or so..... This is the 5bolt axle hubs, 29spline axles. Our R180 STi are 27 spline. The R160 is 25 spline...I forgot. I was looking to mate this R200 with mine...... SO I have this diff sitting.... possibly later in the future put it on if it's not sold.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:59 AM   #36
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1. Really clean build! Well done!

2. We're both in WA yet i've never seen you post in the NWIC section?

3. I have a carpet from a 02' ts wagon... if you want it it's yours

4. My roommate helped his friend build a tubular rear subframe for his friends fabrication shop. This thing is BULLETPROOF! If you'd like one, they're not too much $$$ and might be exactly what you're looking for.

Here's a link so you can see what it looks like...
http://www.tssfab.us/subaru.html

The page hasn't been updated in awhile, but I can tell you that i've seen the finished product and it looks really good!
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:40 AM   #37
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Sweet bulid bro.... where did you get the idea for that color from?
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:46 AM   #38
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Jrach:
I have been avoiding posting much before this car was close to finished because i often give my opinion whole-heartedly on these forums, and since the car wasnt presentable/i had no reputation, i knew i would be opening myself up for being flamed, or not making many friends on here... you will probably see more of me around the NWIC

I am deffinately interested in the carpet, how much do you want for it?

I really appreciate the info on the rear subframe, they do some really good work(looked around the site). but one of my sponsors has actually been looking forward to fabricating the rear end of this car for about a year now.

ol'skoolwrx:
I have always liked the Steel Blue Metalic that a lot of GC guys are turning to these days, and I dug around to find the different variations of grey, and i came across this picture....

http://www.jkam.shawbiz.ca/DSCN2101.JPG

... and i fell in love. I think this photo was slightly enhanced, and there may be more metal flake in the paint, but generally i wanted this color, and this depth

The roof was a last minute thing, and decided that a flat black roof would make it much more aggressive than the regular grey car on the road.

-Stephen
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:05 AM   #39
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Update:

Just bought an S13 rear subframe... a sudden change in the drifting schedule up here has caused me to go another route, other than tubular.

Ray at Garage Autohero is going to start work on the rear end tomorrow, so there should be pictures of the process being posted up shortly.

-Stephen
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:06 PM   #40
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sick build bro! great paint work!
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:46 AM   #41
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super sick good luck!!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:09 AM   #42
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they are heeeeeeere!

my BBS LM reps... 18x8 +35



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Old 03-20-2009, 01:10 AM   #43
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i will post more pictures onece i buy tires and put these on the car.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:33 AM   #44
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Nice! Keep Us Up To Date!
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:53 AM   #45
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Props on the car it looks great and nice to see you do it the right way. My buddy went the cheap way out and just welded up the center diff and that was it and now on his second rear end the( r160 cant handle the wheel hop) and second tranny and third center diff, but good luck
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:11 PM   #46
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A problem with the center diff being welded, is that it is not ballanced at that point... so there is a lot more vibration within the tranny. i am reeeeeally hoping that since this is an STI tanny that it will hold up for a while longer than the other subaru transmissions. I could not afford the time or the money it takes to cry-treat the thing... so im goin in with fingers crossed. thanks again for the compliments, always nice to hear!

-Stephen
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:14 PM   #47
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Nice Project!!

So... what's missing in that picture? Front Axles?
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:30 PM   #48
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it be a long shot to run a supra diff with supra CV's for drifting I have
everything for that, would like to do that some day, the diff is bullet proof.

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:40 PM   #49
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That subframe looks sweet, but I have no Idea what you just said...
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:44 PM   #50
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yeah, i dont know where that came from. But i suppose a supra diff would work. I just have an R200 laying around.

What was missing from the picture was the washer/return spring for the shifter... if thats the picture your eluding to.

-Stephen
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