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Old 01-13-2010, 06:40 AM   #26
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Wow, sounds like an awesome project (pics at work are blocked). I'll have to look at it at home.

I am glad you got your idle figured out. I had a tough time figuring out my boosting problem for awhile too. Ended up being my turbo inlet collapsing under anything more than 10 PSI. Still not fixed, but 10 is good for now.

The trunk rattle is the latch on the hatch. It wears away the latch and the little loop on the bottom where they engage. I put some electric tape around the loop and the rattle is gone. The tape has lasted about a month so far. I figure when it wears out, I'll just put more on there LOL. It is VERY annoying so I know where your going with that one LOL.

Cool story about the hood. That guy was probably like WTF??? I am glad he turned out to be cool.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:22 AM   #27
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Wow, sounds like an awesome project (pics at work are blocked). I'll have to look at it at home.

I am glad you got your idle figured out. I had a tough time figuring out my boosting problem for awhile too. Ended up being my turbo inlet collapsing under anything more than 10 PSI. Still not fixed, but 10 is good for now.

The trunk rattle is the latch on the hatch. It wears away the latch and the little loop on the bottom where they engage. I put some electric tape around the loop and the rattle is gone. The tape has lasted about a month so far. I figure when it wears out, I'll just put more on there LOL. It is VERY annoying so I know where your going with that one LOL.

Cool story about the hood. That guy was probably like WTF??? I am glad he turned out to be cool.
Did the car feel like it hit a brick wall when the pipe would collapse?

Im gonna try this fix for the latch! Gotta sleep first though, just got off the midnight shift...Gotta love the red eye.

Im real glad that he didnt take his wife's advice about the hood, lol...
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:25 PM   #28
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sorry i thought it was ok since you were mentioning drivetrain issues on a N/A-turbo forum. won't happen again
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:10 PM   #29
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Alot of guys underestimate the older engines potential just because they're open deck. Heck, the WRX EJ205 is open deck. A good valvetrain upgrade/mod can also change its character. Nice build btw.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:26 PM   #30
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Alot of guys underestimate the older engines potential just because they're open deck. Heck, the WRX EJ205 is open deck. A good valvetrain upgrade/mod can also change its character. Nice build btw.
Thanks, definitely underestimated...

Heres the shot of my modded grey top injectors from my 1998 Impreza. These are the stock 220cc injectors modified to flow 390cc according to my emanage settings...

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Old 01-13-2010, 09:54 PM   #31
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Sweet. Who modded them for you?
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:05 PM   #32
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Sweet. Who modded them for you?
lol I did. As usual for this car! I did this mod with a 4" angle grinder with cutting disk, and a file for the finishing touch... Dont they look perty??
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:12 AM   #33
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DIY is the *****.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:36 AM   #34
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Did the car feel like it hit a brick wall when the pipe would collapse?

Im gonna try this fix for the latch! Gotta sleep first though, just got off the midnight shift...Gotta love the red eye.

Im real glad that he didnt take his wife's advice about the hood, lol...


Yes, it stopped big time. I thought it was fuel cut for the longest time too LOL.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:41 AM   #35
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This is one of the best homebrew setups I have ever seen. Seriously, this was a really well thought out, planned, and executed build.

I especially liked how all the details are explained pretty well. I'd like to see some videos now!
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:32 PM   #36
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nice. i'd love to see some numbers or a vid!
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:36 AM   #37
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nice. i'd love to see some numbers or a vid!

Well, there wont be any video's for a while.

Last night, having fun with the Wife in the Suby, just accelerating between lights, on a slight decline. Many, many 1st-2nd pulls, and finally, light goes green, through 1st, *Sneeze* then 2nd, and crk crk crk crk crk crk crk crk crk.... Second gear let go. I managed to limp the car home in 3rd quite well, with the crunching sound in the background.

Just so you are all aware, this is with the stock EJ22 clutch and transmission, slipping and all. I have never launched this car, nor have I beaten on her between gears. You cant, otherwise the clutch will slip. So this was purely torque induced wreckage. It wasnt driver abuse.

Im pretty upset, as I just spent $700 on 05 STi seats last week. This trans breaking wasnt expected, especially with the slipping stock clutch and my patient shifting style. I gotta replace this trans, And I refuse to turn down the boost.

At a crossroads now... Where do I go? My local wrecker has a 1998 legacy outback trans and rear diff for $550. Even with its 4.11 final drive compared to my 3.9, I doubt it will last much longer than mine did...

I could go STi 6spd, and keep my R160 using the automatic driveshaft. But the transmission alone goes for close to $3000! My Wife is getting sick of this car lol...

I know the 2003? and up WRX 5 Spd uses the 1mm wider gears, but that also requires a new rear ratio, and really, how much longer will that tranny last than my EJ22 5 Spd? It seems that at seriously elevated torque levels, the 5 Spd is living on borrowed time...

Any advice or help or donations (Spare tranny, anyone??) would be greatly appreciated. I might even move this to the drivetrain forum for more exposure..
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:03 PM   #38
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Ouch, sorry to hear man.

Maybe its my ignorance speaking, but I'll throw this out there anyways. If just the one shaft is stripped, and if (big if) the rest of the transmission and case survived the trip home, could you get just the shaft replaced? I've also heard of cryo-treating gears too, perhaps that's an option. I don't have much info on cryo-treatment though.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:33 PM   #39
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Ouch, sorry to hear man.

Maybe its my ignorance speaking, but I'll throw this out there anyways. If just the one shaft is stripped, and if (big if) the rest of the transmission and case survived the trip home, could you get just the shaft replaced? I've also heard of cryo-treating gears too, perhaps that's an option. I don't have much info on cryo-treatment though.
To be totally honest, I dont have any more faith in the 5 spd. For it to fail the way it did with the slipping stock clutch and my granny shifting methods is totally unacceptable. Subaru obviously never designed this trans to hold up to the EJ22 turbo torque. Even shotpeened, with RA gears... I would always have that crunching sound in the back of my mind. Im looking into an STi 6 Spd swap right now... Not sure about the speed sensor though...
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:39 PM   #40
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I can understand that being a haunting memory.

But a Sti tranny would be amazing for your setup, I agree. If you were to ever want to go farther in power it most definitely be necessary in my opinion. It all depends on what you can find and what you want to spend.

Again, sorry to hear about this. I hope you get it back on the road soon!
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:04 AM   #41
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for some reason, the outback transmissions seem to take the beating better than impreza units.. food for thought. 4.11 would be good if you are having lag issues, and don't mind giving up first gear. typically, you wont ever use it as its not worth launching with because its so damn short
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:17 AM   #42
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for some reason, the outback transmissions seem to take the beating better than impreza units.. food for thought. 4.11 would be good if you are having lag issues, and don't mind giving up first gear. typically, you wont ever use it as its not worth launching with because its so damn short
I appreciate the info. 12 psi is what it took to take out 2nd gear in an Impreza 5 spd with a 3.9 rear end. I have EJ22T pistons to go in that will allow me to make even more power. The 5 Spd without at least the RA width gears isnt going to cut it anymore lol... I never expected to say that. So far, with the WRX TMIC and the AVO GT25 BB turbo, no lag issues at all...
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:46 PM   #43
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Ouch .. U spent 700.00 on 05 Sti seats,I'm not sure which hurts more that or trashing the trans LOl
G/L
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Ouch .. U spent 700.00 on 05 Sti seats,I'm not sure which hurts more that or trashing the trans LOl
G/L
LOL the Subaru parts market isnt the same in Canada as it is in the U.S.
$700 for USDM STi front and rears in mint shape is a good price for around here... But the trans hurt more!! At least I have an excuse to upgrade... Got the green light from the Wife for the STi 6 speed. Now, just need to find out about the speed sensor in the 6 mt and how it will work with my 1998 speedometer.
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LOL the Subaru parts market isnt the same in Canada as it is in the U.S.
$700 for USDM STi front and rears in mint shape is a good price for around here... But the trans hurt more!! At least I have an excuse to upgrade... Got the green light from the Wife for the STi 6 speed. Now, just need to find out about the speed sensor in the 6 mt and how it will work with my 1998 speedometer.
sick. let me know how that goes. 6 speed for the win.
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sick. let me know how that goes. 6 speed for the win.
Ive been searching literally all day for info on this STi 6 mt into a GF cable clutch...

So far, it looks like i will be hitting the junkers for a 1998 legacy 2.5 clutch master cylinder and clutch pedal assembly. I will use these parts for the cable to hydraulic conversion.

I will be keeping my stock R160 open diff, with its 3.9:1 ratio. I would have loved to use the STi R180, but I cannot afford to convert my drum rear end to all the STi goodness... I would end up with an LSD front and a DCCD center, but a poopy open rear diff...

For the DCCD control, I plan to use Spiider's unit. He is local to me.

Just gotta find the speed sensor info...
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An update on the search for transmissions:

I am now set on the STi 6 mt, just trying to decide between V7 or V8, so basically, DCCD'less or DCCD. I will be using the stock R160 as well, with a modified STi prop shaft.

I can get a V7 shipped to me for $2700, still working out the details of the deal.

For a V8, I can get trans, prop shaft, flywheel, mounts, pedal assembly and master cylinder(from JDM V7) for $3200, but I gotta drive 3 hours, and buy a DCCD controller for another $300 or so.

Either way, I need a clutch as well...

Any suggestions, or opinions? Going to post in the trans forum as well, for more exposure..
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This post made my day. It brought me back to the old day's when we did't have the WRX here and we made our own kits.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:04 PM   #49
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This post made my day. It brought me back to the old day's when we did't have the WRX here and we made our own kits.
Hehe, its getting there, but could use some refinement.

Figured out the transmission, it will be a V7 Non DCCD 6 spd. TY856WB1CA. It has stubs, according to the importer. I will be getting the JDM V7 pedal box, clutch master cylinder, slave, clutch fork, flywheel, used clutch, STi prop shaft, and trans mounts. They want $3200, and I go pick it up, so I can see it with my own eyes before I pay... I plan to use an Exedy 15803 stage 1 clutch, unless the included clutch is absolutely mint...
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Okay, another update...

Picked up the V7 STi trans. Has stubs, so I will be using my front axles. Bought clutch (Bully Stage 2), flywheel (ACT Streetlite), and a shift knob. Still need to go to the U pull it wrecker for the clutch pedal assembly and master cylinder. Looking forward to the six speed!!!
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