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Old 03-23-2009, 07:03 PM   #51
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Did you do that on purpose or accident?
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:06 PM   #52
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it was one of those... "oh i will come back and do it later" things, and it never got done. So when i get under it next time, i will put them on, and be done with it. luckily it isnt too detramental to anything. not like forgetting gear oil.

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Old 03-23-2009, 09:58 PM   #53
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sorry I was busy and had to get back to work in my shop I have been looking
at doing a supra diff and modding there CV shafts to fit Subaru outer cv the
supra is a hollow shaft and welded if I remember right and can be modified and
balanced. Also at a 30 spline count there huge and can take about everything
you can throw at it.


they have the most gear and diff options out there for cheep toyota truck parts fit right in.
and stock are 3.9 and 4.3 you can still run them with awd too with the right
tranny I don't know all the gear sets for rear in Subaru are.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:38 AM   #54
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alllllllll righty. went down and put my Aero Catch hood latches on...

First off.... Dremeling carbon itches like a mother f_cker when it get on your skin, eyes, nose, etc. Im just glad i was wearing a sweatshirt. Otherwise i would not be sleeping tonight.

Here they are installed


Closed (no, my hood is not installed, so dont mind the large gap between the fender and hood)


Opened


The under-side... all the wonderful hardware is included, woo!


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Old 03-24-2009, 02:55 AM   #55
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I just got done putting those came aerocatch hood latches on my carbon fiber hood. Dont let that S**T get in ur eyes it burns worse then the time i slept with that hooker from singapore..... Awesome build i'm very jealous
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:41 AM   #56
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Sweet thread...

TSSFAB - Get your own thread, posting your fab pics in his fab is just wrong. haha
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:23 PM   #57
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i so envy you i dream about a rwd scooby
congratz your ride is really hot!
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:35 PM   #58
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makes me miss when I had my rwd scooby...R180 held up plenty fine for me...hell, the R160 4.44 rear end took quite the abuse as well.

lots of run around 300whp with the 4.44 rear end.

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Old 03-25-2009, 02:43 AM   #59
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Here is a little teaser with the bumper, front lip, hood scoop/vents, and side skirts, all placed temporarily... so the bumper gap wont be there, and side skirts will actually be attached



Still need to install the fog lights, and get those damn rear wheels on the thing. Not to mention, those ugle L lights need to go.

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Old 03-25-2009, 01:35 PM   #60
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I love that color, it will be a real nice car when it all comes together
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:40 AM   #61
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Sweet build!!! I was always a drift fanatic after owning a couple s14's and now settling with my RS! One day, I just might convert it to RWD too! Good job tho!
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:12 PM   #62
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Thanks for the compliments everyone. The PMs of negative feedback have slowed down significantly as the car has come together, which is great.

Right now im just tying up loose ends throughout the car so that when ray gets done, it will be ready to go!


These are the headlights and corners that just came last night, gotta love depo-cheapo



These should look familiar to you S-chassis owners (unless you have never gotten under your car before), but they will soon be sodimized by Ray, and made to do enter places they werent necessarily meant to go...




-Stephen
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:34 AM   #63
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Wheel time!!!!

So i bought some cheap 18" tires from discount today for fitment purposes so i knew what size of expensive fronts to buy... Here is what 225/40/18 look like on the car...


Need to lower the car about 1"-1 1/2" and will probably need to bump it down to 215's and some sticky ass tires.


From the back


The Front


I am sorry for quality, but it was getting dark and the ISO setting on my camera likes to pixelate things.

-Stephen

oh and here is on more with the face all put together...
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:32 PM   #64
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Looks awesome, what color paint did you use?
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #65
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BMW paint code #400 Steel Grey Metalic.... i havent cut and buffed it yet, but when i do, its going to be glorious!

-Stephen
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:54 AM   #66
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Its that time.... diff swap time!



Look at the size difference... its amazing. The total width from end of axle to end of axle is not too different, but obviously, the splines are very different...


R200 lifted up for initial look-see.




This little guy gets to get cut out... we are going to make a much more solid piece to hold the diff up. (anyone ever realize just how floppy the front part of the subframe is? anyone know of a brand that makes solid bushings for this?)


-Stephen
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:28 AM   #67
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Will you pick one forum to whore your car on and stick to it?! LOL
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:14 AM   #68
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nope, my car is a bit of a swinger... keeping her options open ;-)

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Old 04-09-2009, 11:37 AM   #69
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Nice car, what colour exactly is that?
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:59 AM   #70
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BMW paint code #400 Steel Grey Metalic.... i havent cut and buffed it yet, but when i do, its going to be glorious!

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Old 04-10-2009, 11:37 AM   #71
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Wishicoulddrift I saw your car in the shop the other day I had no idea you
where a local I have been waiting for a rwd subie guy, but I talked to your
builder, Good guy and your car Is sharp. I had an idea to help mount your r200,
find a newer subframe bug eye and newer because they have a cross member
not directly to the back of the frame and then just drill the holes in the cross
peace and your half way there, and with factory parts so you mod as as little
as possible due to the rules. I found you a sub frame with a lock out kit for dirt
cheep I'm waiting to get the price I was hoping free id just give it to you





See how easy drilling in to the diff cross member would be and you wouldn't
have to change anything else on the cross member just some custom stuff
for the front kind of a pain with just the two bolt front of the diff.
My email Is William@tssfab.us I hope I can be of some help

Sorry posted with a friends name Mine is TSSFAB he was on my computer last

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:17 PM   #72
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turn in concepts makes the bushings you are looking for. I think whiteline does and as well and wouldn't be suprised if Tom @ Kartboy made them too.

Also, why are you only on 225 and possibly going down to 215's?

with 17x8 with +48mm offest I fit 235's without an issue under my old sedan's stock fenders. they definatly fit flush and needed a little bit of rolling.

Yes, I've spent my time playing RWD too
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:46 PM   #73
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looks like a jdm turbo motor..what year?? and why did you choose a jdm motor over a usdm one?

the reason i ask is..USDM ej205's are getting pretty cheap these days and not to mention there is a ton of tuning options/parts for them.

Anyways, this car is sweet, i just picked up an AE86, I am tempted to try and learn how to drift. Is it as fun as it looks?
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:43 PM   #74
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TSSFAB, Thank you for the information! Ray, which is who you met, was thinking about cutting out the S13 mounting plate, and welding it to the Subaru one. But i will show him your post and see when he thinks. it looks like a great idea! I also had some questions as he mentioned something about lateral links that you make... I will send you a PM about it!

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Also, why are you only on 225 and possibly going down to 215's?
Im running 18x8 +35 so with the offset, it is going to be reeeeealy close in the front if i run 225, and i dont need to damage my freshly painted fenders quite yet. I wont mind doing it in a few months, but i want to take some pictures of a fully completed car first

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looks like a jdm turbo motor..what year?? and why did you choose a jdm motor over a usdm one?
It is a version 4 STI type-r... So 280whp, higher redline, and it is an STI so it has stronger/shorter transmission gears, better cams, VF turbo, not the TD turbo that comes on WRXs. It is frustrating to find things like a Power FC for and such, but i really like the feel of the engine. If i do anthing different with the engine, i think i would get a EJ25... but that will be way down the road sometime.

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I am tempted to try and learn how to drift. Is it as fun as it looks?
Best way to put it... You know how you feel when you slide your WRX in the snow? How giddy and full of adrenaline you are when you make a nice controlled slide around a corner....

Yeah, it is like that, but at 70mph, and for the entire event. You get addicted to the smell of tires and hot engines... and once you get smooth transitions down, your hooked! Just know that having a hatchi is a lot of work, and to make them compete you need the minimum of an LSD, and shocks and springs. They are a lot harder to drive because of thier snap oversteer, and an extremely short wheel base. But it is very do-able

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Old 04-10-2009, 03:54 PM   #75
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TSSFAB, Thank you for the information! Ray, which is who you met, was thinking about cutting out the S13 mounting plate, and welding it to the Subaru one. But i will show him your post and see when he thinks. it looks like a great idea! I also had some questions as he mentioned something about lateral links that you make... I will send you a PM about it!



Im running 18x8 +35 so with the offset, it is going to be reeeeealy close in the front if i run 225, and i dont need to damage my freshly painted fenders quite yet. I wont mind doing it in a few months, but i want to take some pictures of a fully completed car first



It is a version 4 STI type-r... So 280whp, higher redline, and it is an STI so it has stronger/shorter transmission gears, better cams, VF turbo, not the TD turbo that comes on WRXs. It is frustrating to find things like a Power FC for and such, but i really like the feel of the engine. If i do anthing different with the engine, i think i would get a EJ25... but that will be way down the road sometime.


Best way to put it... You know how you feel when you slide your WRX in the snow? How giddy and full of adrenaline you are when you make a nice controlled slide around a corner....

Yeah, it is like that, but at 70mph, and for the entire event. You get addicted to the smell of tires and hot engines... and once you get smooth transitions down, your hooked! Just know that having a hatchi is a lot of work, and to make them compete you need the minimum of an LSD, and shocks and springs. They are a lot harder to drive because of thier snap oversteer, and an extremely short wheel base. But it is very do-able

-Stephen
Hmm, keep an eye on that engine...since you're actually going to be using it @ full tilt..most people on here build their **** up for the drag strip. a drift motor actually sees abuse! I suppose you could always wire in a standalone ems system if you go w/ an ej25. kinda too late to go back now so i guess you'll have to work with it. I'd go with a usdm motor if i was building a drift car due to the potential of parts breaking and the ability to get replacements. keep us posted on how the motor holds up, i am very curious as drifting puts alot of abuse on a car..

Yea snow drifting is alot of fun!..Luckily for me my car has all of that minus the LSD which needs to be installed and it is in really good shape (think california car). Thanks for the headsup!

Im surprised by the lack of haterade in here for your car, alot of people hate on drift because it isnt real racing nevermind the amount of skill it takes. atleast you will be using your car for something other then going in a straight line or showing up at car meets with a bunch of dorks who dont know how to wrench
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