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Old 03-04-2010, 04:12 PM   #101
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No big deal...but modified the tank to work with the trunk cage...originally the filler cap gets in the way of the cage.
not to criticize, but does this trunk cage actually do much, i'm not a civil engineer so school me if you can. i can't imagine any forces transverse or otherwise that might come from rear to the trunk area (except for getting rear ended) wouldn't chasis stiffening bars/supports only work between the worked on area (ie. between the axles)?

CN: there isn't any forces pushing to or from the trunk so wouldn't that make the bars useless weight?
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:09 PM   #102
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not to criticize, but does this trunk cage actually do much, i'm not a civil engineer so school me if you can. i can't imagine any forces transverse or otherwise that might come from rear to the trunk area (except for getting rear ended) wouldn't chasis stiffening bars/supports only work between the worked on area (ie. between the axles)?

CN: there isn't any forces pushing to or from the trunk so wouldn't that make the bars useless weight?
I can definitly tell a difference. The feel and dynamic of the car is more ridgid, esp on the turns.
While I was installing it I had to stop midway and drive someplace. Everything was in place but not tight.
When I got back to finishing up you can see (marks on the paint) how much movement there actually is.
You might be right that there isnt much force to and from the trunk, but theres definitly force side to side.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:16 PM   #103
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i see what you're saying. Maybe the middle bar is accounting for most of that stiffness.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:08 AM   #104
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subscribed . this thread is the ****!!
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:55 AM   #105
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hi dudes...anyone know how to remove the centre grill Subaru badge?




i wanna make till something like this...


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Old 03-07-2010, 11:45 AM   #106
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cut it out with a dremel, bondo, sand, etc, and paint..or cut out around it, get an extra piece of gril for one of the sides, and cut out a piece and mould it in...
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:18 PM   #107
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hi dudes...anyone know how to remove the centre grill Subaru badge?
Have you read the first post? The thread is for posting your mods.. Unique mods at that
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:55 PM   #108
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keep'em coming i love the great ideas in this thread.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:55 PM   #109
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Id post a pic of my stealthy killswitch but it would kind of defete the purpose.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:55 PM   #110
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^ That is as worthless as posting in the "Unique Mods" thread and saying "I'd post my sweet ass mod but then someone may copy me and then it wouldn't be unique".

I was inspired by JPM Coachworks and I redid my dash trim in black Alcantara. It is something they offer for 05-07s but not 02-04s.

Note: I know that my turbo timer needs to be repainted. Stupid Plast-Dip came off....
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:29 AM   #111
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I made some aluminum cowl stay/fender braces. They took me about 5 hours to make and I spent around $50. I could have done it cheaper if I didn't get the aluminum where I did.

The welds don't look all that great since I didn't have the right type of tungsten electrodes for aluminum. I had some arc stability problems. I should have just waited a few days and went to the welding shop and got some. Plus I didn't have a table to weld on at the time, and I'm still learning. I've only had my TIG for a few months. The welds do have good penetration and they are strong, just not even and pretty. They were welded with a Thermal Arc Pro Wave 185.

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2' 1.5" x 1.5" x .125" angle
1' 1.5" x .125" flat
7' 1" x 1" x .0625" square tube
A bunch of .0625" 4043 filler rod

Anyways here are some pics.







The reason you don't see the etched/cleaning zone around the welds is because I wire brushed the braces before I took the pics.

I know my car is super dirty and most of it is missing. It's in the middle of an engine swap and a whole bunch of other stuff. It will get put back together and cleaned sometime. Here is what I looks like now FYI. At least the new motors in. I haven't driven it since last May.



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Old 03-19-2010, 11:23 AM   #112
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A few that I have pics of:

My DIY gauge pod:





i want!! you should make a few and sell them
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:11 PM   #113
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Some of you may know about this already, but I thought I'd mention it for those who don't, as it seems that most people posting in this thread would be interested in it (also an excuse to bump this great thread).
Over in the General Community forum there is a thread about creating a fabrication and welding sub forum specifically for projects like these that would other wise get lost in the interior/exterior forum. A place to discuss on going projects, show off finished projects, and get advice and help on custom fab projects.

here is that thread: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...1925033&page=3
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:45 PM   #114
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DIY Fender Braces. I was looking at $80-$10,000,000 versions that were nice and all but I bet this is just as strong if not much stronger than them. Sure they weigh a pound or two more but.. really who cares- I shed that kindve weight when I dump. Im posting this semi-unique mod because I would like to contribute another 'easier' version than the GTSpec type one above. It was $10 in steel stock, cutting disc, and some sandpaper. >50min.




DIY Clutch Delay Valve delete and steel braided hose and Damper Valve bypass with a nail. >$20 in parts from mcmaster.com which is like $60 less than the STi hose or any other. Make sure you get the same inner diameter hose as the one your replacing!


This was my original version with some steel line I had lying around- the inner diameter was too big and the whole clutch system didnt work with it being too big.

DIY Color matched to Brembo rear calipers. What makes this unique is that I sanded off the rough texture of the calipers with some 80grit and about 4,000RPM. I got my paint from AutomotiveTouchup (Honda Inca Pearl- Y61P) and used High Temp for primer and clearcoat with the normal spray paint in the middle. I cured it up to 500*F in the oven, which I worked up to slowly and in intervals. The High Temp is rated up to 500*F intermittently so I think it held up great considering they were at that for 30min multiple times. Should be solvent resistant and hold up to track caliper temps just fine. On top of the color ive done an H6 upgrade as you can see. I know I got drilled/slotted like a dummy but they were on sale and theyre cryo treated. Also another DIY you can see in the picture is the underbody coating/sound deadener I put in the wheel well, not unique but a great touch anyone can do for $5 a wheel well.

DIY Urethane Pitch Stop. Its 3M Window Weld from Advance for $13 a tube. Its durometer is 70A, while GroupN is 80A BUT hollowed with holes like the stock one- If mine is solid urethane it makes up for the loss on durometer IMO. Also DIY Urethane Endlinks. I ended up going with Whiteline sphericals I got for cheap instead but im sure these would have been good too. You can either replace the inner bearing sleeves with ones from home depot etc or you can melt/cut out the stock ones.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:46 PM   #115
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DIY Hardened Urethane Strut Tops. Again with 3M Window Weld. They probably arent as hard as GroupN but its a worthy mod to do with the rest of my Window Weld yeah? Were comparing half a tube of Window Weld with like $200 in strut tops so of course we know whats better and whats more economical. Filled in the voids and cured them in the toaster oven at 200*F for a day. I trimmed the excess and smoothed it out with a blade after it cured.


DIY Ceramic Coating. Also did my headers. Yes the Flameproof comes in WRB!!

DIY Hella 500 in grille. This was supposed to be my unique play on how people put Hella Supertones here. I made some brackets to have it work and I trimmed the nub on the lens to allow me to turn it, then secured them. You do have to trim your bumper beam for this. It does NOT melt the grille! I sat them there at 80*F ambient with them on for like a half hour and they were just fine. Light output is erroneously diminished with the grille on and cut off at the bottom, but cut off lower than it really matters because its cut off where your low-beams and fogs take over the light anyways.



DIY Defy What Everyone on NASIOC Says STi bumper on wagon without doing fender swap! You trim the bracket on the corner there and it lines up just great. You can see about a 1/4" shortcoming between where the fender ends and the bumper starts in the first picture- ERRONEOUS! Theres a DIY HDR Front Lip hidden in the 2nd picture there too.


DIY Best Way To Drain Coolant Because the OEM Drain Valve Sucks!

DIY Color Match Defi Gauges - matched white gauges to WRX green with simple translucent glass paint. I also integrated the Defi Control Unit that I also color matched into next to the cupholder, and the cupholder still works fine.
PART1
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I wish I had taken pictures for half the other damned one-offs and mods ive done.

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Old 03-19-2010, 03:58 PM   #116
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Quick holster for the rough parts of town

Nice! I wanted to do something like this. Ironically I have the same gun. Except mine is all black. I am going to use the XD holster and try this out.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:55 PM   #117
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nice list of DIY's relliMmot
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:34 PM   #118
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:28 PM   #119
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That's really nice detail work especially for just using hand tools and a drill press. Before I clicked the link I thought "there's no way he didn't use a router to do that" but you didn't. You've added a new idea to my fabrication bag of tricks.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:32 PM   #120
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:05 AM   #121
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i know its not so unique and others have i but here it is.
doing a little bit of shaving =)
battery in the trunk, fuse box in the fender.
not done yet but this is what i have going so far.



going to flip the fuse box over.

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Old 03-20-2010, 12:35 AM   #122
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Excuse me if im missing a detail here about quick access to the fuse box but... How the ***k do you change a blown fuse now? So your going to carry all the tools to remove your fender if you happen to blow an important fuse while on the road? So your going to have to make a day project out of it every time you happen to blow a fuse? So checking the fuse is now one of the last steps in any electrical troubleshooting you do because you made the whole damned fuse box inaccessible... Wait, really? I mean look... Im trying not to flame here or anything but what the ***k are you thinking?!?! I know you thought out the downsides and decided for the upsides to doing this mod but what the hell are you gaining out of this by moving it? What ARE the upsides?
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:55 AM   #123
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^ do you realize how many people have relocated the fuse box to that location?

what hes gaining is a cleaner looking engine bay. is it practical, or the smartest thing to move the fuse there? no. but, its his car and what he wants. i had my fuse box also in my fender. i moved it back to the engine compartment though. if a fuse blows, well, hell its your fault for moving it there.
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Excuse me if im missing a detail here about quick access to the fuse box but... How the ***k do you change a blown fuse now? So your going to carry all the tools to remove your fender if you happen to blow an important fuse while on the road? So your going to have to make a day project out of it every time you happen to blow a fuse? So checking the fuse is now one of the last steps in any electrical troubleshooting you do because you made the whole damned fuse box inaccessible... Wait, really? I mean look... Im trying not to flame here or anything but what the ***k are you thinking?!?! I know you thought out the downsides and decided for the upsides to doing this mod but what the hell are you gaining out of this by moving it? What ARE the upsides?
Before you get your panties all on a bunch I actually have a plan for that ya.
It's going in upside down, just like I said and that way all I would have to do is pull back the fender liner. Not that hard. Well maybe for you. And upside is having a cleaner looking car then yours.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:18 PM   #125
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Good job. You decided to switch it to being upside down. Did you think about a cover, as it is now going to be exposed to the elements? When you put the cover on upside down you also have a nice little pool maker too.
Wow I really am envious that my engine bay, which nobody ever looks at but me- is never going to be as clean as yours because my fuse box isnt in my fender, nearly inaccessible and corroding from salt and water exposure
Dont get me wrong- im all about you customizing your car however you want. That doesnt mean you shouldnt get positive AND negative criticism
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