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Old 10-11-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default tinkering with my subaru this weekend...

Finally installed a boost gauge I bought from Klanner last summer.
Removed the intake silencer/snorkle from the fender.
Installed new air filter.
Cleaned MAF.
Springs didn't show up yet so I spent some time looking at some KYB boxes.
Installed a manual boost controller.
Pulled and regapped the plugs, they were WAY out. (.060-.075 instead of .028)
Bought supplies to delete the intake resonator, gonna try to build that at work tomorrow.
Installed additional front camber bolts, tires finally looking about right.
Rotated worn front tires to rear to try out the new camber settings.


I can say that the MBC has made this car a different animal. Guess I had it set a little high on the first test drive, when the boost came on it hit like a damn truck! First time this car has actually snapped my head back. Seems I was hitting 15psi briefly, got it turned down to 12 but am still having fueling issues, I'll get it down around 10 tomorrow.

Between the exhaust and intake mods, I'm really starting to like the way this thing is sounding.


Hopefully I'll be ready for the rallyx school this weekend, still got a pile of projects to get done.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:34 AM   #2
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Can I have your old front camber bolts?
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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still using them. The ones I installed replaced the non-adjustable lower bolts.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:20 AM   #4
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so you're running 4 adjuster bolts on each strut?
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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well, 2 on each strut. 4 on the front of the car.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:24 AM   #6
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took the rear struts out tonight, need to borrow a strut compressor tommorow then hopefully pull the fronts.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:32 AM   #7
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autozone lends them out...however idea where one is in Alaska
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:12 AM   #8
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I think the alaska one is in washington.
I know a shop that will let me use theirs.

If I could find some Group N tophats I'd like to run those instead of my old squishy stuff. Trying to track down the aplication for it but legacy central seems to be on the fritz.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:38 PM   #9
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That car will be dangerous... GC parts bolt right on, anything after 02 needs the strut tower bolt holes modified a bit. Wagon parts fit better than sedan parts, except struts(they're the same.)
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:52 PM   #10
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in the middle of installing KYB AGX struts and ground control coilovers right now. Had to do some modifications, but I think it'll turn out nice. Pics soon....
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:28 PM   #11
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SWEET! we'll see it on sat/sunday???
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:53 PM   #12
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That car will be dangerous... GC parts bolt right on, anything after 02 needs the strut tower bolt holes modified a bit. Wagon parts fit better than sedan parts, except struts(they're the same.)
except you get butt sag for some reason using the newer suspension, on the 2g's that is...
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:27 AM   #13
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Didn't like how the coilover sleeves fit the struts, so I modified them a bit.



Didn't have time to pull the fronts tonight, hopefully early enough tomorow to get to the compressor before closing time.


I have every intention of being ready this weekend, I already registered, paid and got time off work.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:33 AM   #14
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Can you reverse that mod? Did you cut the lower spring perch off?
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:27 AM   #15
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Can you reverse that mod? Did you cut the lower spring perch off?
basically looks that way, however just hope those springs are ganna be beefy enough k, cause they look a little like pansy springs, whats the rate and rebound on them?
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definatly not reversible. Yes, thats the lower sitting beside them.

I'm not gonna have rubbing problems on the struts


Guess you haven't used 2.5 springs before? These are 200# rears and 250# fronts. If I decide I don't like them it's easy to change spring rates, Eibachs go over 800#.

Pretty sure theres no rebound rating for a spring, but the AGX go at least 150% of stock, I've been told they're good enough for 300# springs.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:56 PM   #17
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There's usually 2 numbers incorporated with springs, ones the rate what,s the second? Clutching springs are like 110/200 so basically it would be considered pro active springs with 2 different rates then?
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I like that mod. I've never seen it before. I might do this when I start driving my legacy again. I've got a set of those AGX's too along with a set of those sleeve's. Make sure you measure the ride hight change before and after you install them. sweet deal.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:52 AM   #19
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these are single rate springs, not progresives. The do have two numbers, but it's inside diameter and spring rate. Since my springs are 2.5" springs, they're 200.250 and 250.250.

Got the front together and on, after fighting with a stripped strut nut for a while (my fault).

I measured ride height before, but it was too dark after. I'll check tommorow. I really like the ride, it's much stiffer and more responsive now. Dive/lift and roll are almost gone, during the brief test drive around the neighborhood.

I did notice some noise, I think it's the springs rubbing on the collars, but I'll check it out tommorow to be sure.
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those sleeves tend to be noisy.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:39 PM   #21
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so heres the before/after shots, can hardly tell a difference without a tape measure.





Measurements from the center of the hub to the bottom of the fenderwell:

Front: 14 5/8" before, 15 1/2" after

Rear: 14 1/2" before, 15" after

The adjusters are as low as they will go, and it's tiny bit higher than stock. This is good, as my intentions are to add a little lift, I'm just waiting on camber solutions for the front. There are some Camber plates en-route, when those arrive I'm planning on going up approx 1 1/2" more in the front and 1" in the rear, or whatever combination gets the car a bit more level and still allows me enough camber to keep the tires looking decent.


If anyone is wondering, I got 12" coils, 10" coils would lower the car 0-2" depending upon spring rate.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:47 AM   #22
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If anyone is wondering, I got 12" coils, 10" coils would lower the car 0-2" depending upon spring rate.
Ah ha! This means you can go higher!
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:08 AM   #23
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Precisely! Thats exactly why I choose this setup. As soon as my camber plates show up @ Underground I'll be jacking it up.
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