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Old 02-20-2014, 06:36 AM   #1
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Default Bianca ('06 STi), A New Start

Some of y'all know me already, I'm the guy who had the (likely first) 3rd gen with a tube bumper. It was a good learning process, but the truth remained, the 3rd gens aren't as toughly built as the GD bodies. So I traded in Roxie (WRB '11 WRX) for Bianca (OBP '06 STi). This will be my build thread for the new iteration. This was Roxie's build: http://www.dirtyimpreza.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=24372

So here's Roxie before:


Built for damage:


Some desert run vids:
http://youtu.be/MLaBx2-FlgY

And as she looked at trade in:


Now say goodbye to Roxie, and hello to Bianca.

As she rolled out of the dealership:



Next to my buddies WRB '04:


And just a few mods done over the first few days (Perrin Wing Stiffies, JDM style window visors, a Killer B shift knob, some vinyl decals to represent (DirtyImpreza & MNSubaru) and a partial debadge):



And here is one of the most current pics:


And, here is a mod list of what will be going in or has gone in Installed, Not Installed & Need to Buy:

Drivetrain:
COBB OTS Stage 1 tune – 91 Octane
QwikValve Part #F105S – Short Nipple - Engine Oil Pan
QwikValve Part #F108S 16mmx1.5 w/Clip – Tranny Oil Pan
QwikValve Part #T207 26mmx1.5 w/Clip – Tranny Oil Pan
GrimmSpeed P'n'P'ed Exhaust Manifold
Killer B Oil Pan/Baffle/Pickup Tube
Killer B 1/2NPT to 1/8PT Adapter
Tigwerks Engine Mounts (and OEM Engine Mount Plates) – 60A Stiffness Bushings
Upgraded Tranny Mount
Tigwerks Power Steering Reservoir
KartBoy Pitch Stop Mount
KartBoy 6MT Short Throw Shifter & Bushings
Borla Hush CBE (will be modified for higher exit, along with rear bumper)
Tigwerks Oil Return & Power Steering Fittings
60mm Defi BF Oil Temp., EGT, Boost & Fuel Pressure Gauges
Samco Hoses and Hose Clamps
3mm Phenolic Spacers
PTP Turbo Blanket - Lava
LightSpeed Ti Turbo Heat Shield
Perrin Turbo Heat Shield GD
Universal 5 Points HKS Grounding Kit

Suspension/Braking:
Braid Winrace TA – 15x6.5+45
Yokohama Geolander A/T-S – 215/70-15
Subaru 4/2 Pot Calipers & Rebuild Kits
DBA 4/2 pot Rotors for STi
Stoptech STR660 Brake Fluid DOT 4 .5L
Goodridge 01-07 Subaru WRX/STi Phantom G-Stop Brake Lines
Porterfield R4-S Brake Pads
King Lifting Springs
Grp N Front & Rear Strut Tophat/Mounts for GDs
2006 STi OEM Struts - Front & Back – For future Feal revalve
TSS Weld-on Strut Mounts - Front/Back
TSS Trailing Arms (stock - +1") & Trailing Arm Mounts (stock - +1") - Lime Green
2x 5mm Wheel Spacers
02-07 WRX 4 POINT PINK H-BRACE
Offensive Power Fender Braces
Cusco Strut Bar & Triangle Brace
Whiteline Rear Sub-frame Lockdown Bolts

Armor/Weight Loss:
Primitive Racing 3/16” Rear Diff Plate
Primitive Racing 3/16” Aluminum Skid Plate w/ Stinger Option
Stripped Interior (carpet, insulation, some trim, rear seat belts & mounts)
Aluminum Diamond-plate Floormats
Protection Installed over Fuel/Brake lines
Rally Armor Mud Flaps (Red Logo)
Trunk Separating Nets

Miscellaneous:
Clarion CX501 In-Dash CD/MP3/VMA Receiver
ATi Dual Steering Column 60mm Gauge Pod
Sullivan Racing Aluminum Pedals - Gold Grid
Killer B Shift Knob
JDM Style Window Visors
BLOX Racing Vortex Generator
5x Perrin Stiffies (3 Installed)
04-05 WRX/STi Sedan Tail Lamp Pair
Roof Vent
Roof Scoop Fiberglass Bolt-on Rally
JDM Style Window Visors
4 Hella Supertones
Billet Aluminum Glove-box Handle
Accessory Plug 4 Way Splitter/Extension
Grimmspeed High-Lift Hood Struts (to replace the Sokie-Tech struts I have)
JDM Hazard Light Switch
Rigid Industries Hybrid SR-Series 10" LED
Rigid Industries Dually Hybrid 2x2 LED - 2
Impreza/WRX/STi Armrest Extension
STi Aluminum Oil Filler Cap
Subaru Keyhole Plugs GD WRX STI Impreza
Black VW OEM Sunglasses Hand Grip Holder
2004 STi Owner’s Manual Case
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:44 AM   #2
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10-13FEB2013: Installed the Cusco OS rear strut brace and triangle brace the first day. Noticeably stiffened up the rear a little bit, but required a run to the hardware stores for, you guessed it, more hardware. (My buddy Preston helped with everything this day. Thanks bro!) We also attempted to fix the leak into my power steering that was stiffening the turning a lot, and causing a horrid squeal. Replaced all the clamps with hose clamps (one day they will get replaced with something safer for hose), replaced the fluid (it was nasty and brown, probably never replaced) and replaced the O-ring that is notorious for leaking. The O-ring was super squared off, hard and warped; likely the original factory piece, like the fluid likely was. Squeal was taken care of for the moment.


That night we (Preston, 2 other Subaru buddies and myself, so 4 Subies total, 2 STi’s and 2 WRXs) went out to a local spot called “The Wall” (desert area by the Rio Grande where Jeep guys go to tear around). Threw some dust up, had a good bit of fun, did some donut-action and just generally hooned in the dirt for a bit. All fun and games until something breaks though; Preston’s STi started spewing coolant from the janky coolant reservoir he was running with his FMIC setup. Cap didn’t seal up right, but doubt that was the whole issue. All 4 of us ended up sitting around out there taking turns to refill his system with piss. (Not sure if he did a coolant flush or not before selling, if not, that’s even better.) Good times.

Next day the power steering whine was back with a vengeance. After a bunch of searching that day (the 11th) and coming up with zero (didn’t check the O-ring this time) I decided to rest that night and check it out the next day.

Checked the O-ring the following day, and sure enough, the O-ring got torn during install. Quick replacement later (including a run up to the local AutoPepNAPA-BoysZone) and the problem was finally fixed. Also increased my collection of O-rings. And since I had spare time I decided to install two (2/4 going in) of my Hella Supertones, hadn’t decided where the last two would go yet. Finished the horn install on the 19th, so I have 4 Hellas just waiting for some idiot to cut me off. Hopefully someone ****s their pants and wakes up.


MAR2013: Worked on the car intermittently throughout the month. Didn’t get much done, as I was mainly just enjoying the car.
Removed my carpet and most of the relatively easily pulled foam mat, as well as the plastic venting for the rear foot-wells. Sold the carpet and the floor-mats to my buddy here who has an '04 with ugly carpet and floor-mats. Also, installed some Aluminum diamond-plate floormats (with the dead pedal also) to provide some grip, bought them off an eBay shop. They would fit better if I had the regular flooring still, but it's alright, I have them bolted in to the floors with riv nuts and small machine screws (these replaced the self-tappers that are in the pics). Last interior bits I installed were replacing the glove-box handle with a billet aluminum handle I scored off eBay and installing a cigerette lighter plug extension/splitter. Pics:




Installed some Carbon Fiber Sokie Tech hood dampers off of an eBay seller (Alvoturk9000 or something close). Great purchase, and glad I bought them. Also installed these carbon fiber goodies (grills that need some adjustment to fit correctly and a fuel door overlay that had the same issue) and some stickers (a few on the back window and some under the hood for installed parts).

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Later in the month I started installing the 6” wide HDPE strips (6”x60” sheets in .020” and .040” thicknesses) I had purchased in the beginning of the month. These are covering the hard-lines and wiring harnesses that run along the inside face of the door sills. Started with the .020” thick strips, and later covered the front half with the .040” thick strips for added protection (no need in the rear with no back seat). They are riveted to the trim pieces on the sills and connected under the lines/wiring with more riv-nuts and machine screws, same as the floor plates/mats.


Towards the end of the month I installed a Blox Racing vortex generator, fitment wasn't the flattest, but it's not going anywhere thanks to 8-10 beefy rivets, some 3M foam tape and some E-3000 (or whatever it's called, some sort of silicone/glue, it works great). Hopefully it doesn't leak at all, but if it does, I'll fix that. Not sure how I feel about the look though. The same evening I installed a set of Whiteline rear subframe lockdown bolts. Big pain in the ass to install, but the quick spin I took afterwards left me feeling they were worth it. Then again that could be the placebo affect people get.


APR2013: Beginning of this month I received emergency deployment orders (couldn’t talk about the deployment until ~2 months after leaving when press releases were made) and left to Guam the middle of the month. I tried to get a little done on the car during this time, as well as still spending time with my beautiful wife, and spending long hours at work. Drank a lot of caffeine and didn’t sleep much during this time, and didn’t accomplish much with the car.
I removed the front seats to finish the last bits of the HDPE strip install (pieces I attached to the bottom of the B-pillar trim), and took the opportunity to get of the rattle that was coming from the underseat sub when the bass would hit. I remounted it with metal “tape” (the type sometimes used for strapping up pipes, thin metal strip with intermittent holes that comes in rolls in the plumbing aisle). Essentially did an “X” shape over the sub, and bolted the ends to the floor with machine screws and riv-nuts. Put foam tape and painters tape (holds the foam tape in place) on all the rub points and on the cross-point; increased the tightness of the mounting setup and killed any possible plastic-metal contact. I may find an alternate method of covering the strapping later on, probably just paint it black and rewrap the painters tape with electrical tape.
Second thing I accomplished was installing some of the Defi gauges (Defi-Link Meter BF gauges) I bought off a local friend I made. He had the boost, EGT and fuel pressure gauges with the control unit. I installed the boost and EGT partially, meaning I wired them in, installed the gauges and got the sensor wiring ran out, but didn’t install the sensors. Gauges are mounted in an ATI steering column cluster, the control unit got strapped down (same strapping I used on the sub) to the driver’s side of the center console, just under the dash.
Installed the new head unit I bought, since I really missed being able to use my iPod in the car, replacing the stock 6-disc with a Clarion CX501. It’s an MP3/CD player with USB and AUX connections. First radio install ever, but I accomplished it. After this got the Sullivan Racing pedals (gold grids) put in, I bled a little bit during the process, but very worth it. So pretty and grippy!!



Last thing I accomplished before I left was to get the car ready for long-term storage. Did an oil change (installed the QwikValve/Fumoto drain valve for later ease), checked the other fluids, topped off the tires and plugged up the exhaust and intake with copious amounts of foil. While I had the car on jack stands (for the oil change) I installed the skid plate. After this was all done I disconnected the battery, tossed the back seat pieces in the back (not installed, just loose), closed her up and said goodbye.

30JUN2013: Also, since this is somewhat of a journal, as well as my build thread, I'll say goodbye to my (my wife's originally) dog, Cara. She had to be put down on Saturday in VA, due to just getting really old, and having organs failing. She was an English Yellow Lab, and she would have hit 14 years old come September. I'll miss the puppy, but I know she isn't hurting anymore.
Obligatory pic of the fur-butt.

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:54 AM   #3
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AUG2013: Bought these:
One of these:


One of these:


And after I'm back home, it'll look something like this (not my car or my pic, stolen from Creel's (on DirtyImpreza) post):


Bought the brakes I've been waiting for a good deal on, '06/07 WRX 4/2 pot calipers. Also scored a few more goodies like a brand-new Killer B oil pan/baffle & pick-up combo, from a guy who wasn’t going to install it in his car, a pair of lightly used rear Grp N top-hats and bought a Contour+2 camera off Amazon.
Bought the wife a necklace, she'd been eyeballing it, I bought it for her, earned some major brownie points that I can't make use of for a while still.


OCT-DEC2013: Thought I had scored a super deal ($115 shipped) on BNIB ‘04/05 Impreza tail-lights from a seller on eBay, but the ****head seller decided they wouldn’t ship. When I filed a dispute they immediately refunded the money, though I said I wanted the lights, not the money. Worked out though, as a week after getting the refund I won the bidding on another set of BNIB tails, got them for a little over $220 shipped, so about as much as a used set.

OCT2013-FEB2014: Bought a few other things for the build during this time:
• TSS Weld-on strut mounts
• Second set of ’06 STi struts (for a future revalve)
• Armrest extenson
• Replacement oil cap (billet Aluminum piece with STi engraved)
• Replacement fuel door (replace that silly CF covered one)
• Grp N Front top hats
• 2004 STi owner’s manual case (looks better than the ones on other years, has a pretty CBR STi logo too)
• Tigwerks engine mounts (w/60A bushings)
• Perrin turbo heatshield
• 60mm Defi BF Oil temp. gauge (goes with the Defi-link setup)
• 3mm Phenolic spacers
• GrimmSpeed High-lift hood struts (will replace the Sokie-tech set)
• KartBoy Pitch-stop
• TSS Trailing arm mounts (stock & 1” longer mounting positions) – Lime Green
• Borla Hush CBE
• JDM Hazard Light Switch
• TSS Trailing Arms (adjustable from stock to 1” longer) – Lime Green
• DBA 4/2 Pot Rotors for 5x114.3 hubs (STi fitment)
• Perrin Stiffies (2 more to finish the spoiler)
• Tigwerks Oil return fitting & Power Steering pump fitting
• Offensive Power fender braces

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:00 AM   #4
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This is the overall plan behind that Borla Hush I bought (also got that JDM hazard light switch in the same deal); it’s used and is leaking at the slip fitting, so that will be getting welded up. I figured this exhaust would be perfect for my plans as I was planning on building something similar, this ended up cheaper ($250 shipped for exhaust and the hazard switch). On to the plan though; this is a rough Paint job of what I want as a result:


It's a rough illustration (think I made the tips a little smaller looking than they really are), but basically there is a way to run exhaust up a little higher in the bumper (little bit of metal removal required, and mounting point changes will be required), and make a little CF lip (the gray oval in the picture) around the exhaust. I'll also have to do some plastic welding to close up the bump on the bottom, but it will remove the exhaust from hitting out on the trail (plus I dig the look after seeing another GD STi with a single tip exiting in the same way - mjfubar on IWSTi).

This should illustrate how much metal will be cut out (and braced):


I'm figuring I should be able to chop out at least 6-10" above (to that spot pointed to in the pic, maybe a little higher; I'd weld a brace across the bottom of the hole (and weld shut the cut if there is more than one layer anywhere)). If it comes down to removal of the bumper bar, I'll make a tube replacement (I was considering making one anyways).

And some parts pics to hold off the pic-hungry, until I can put said parts in:
Braid Wheels:


Killer B Oil Pan, Pickup and Baffle:


TSS Weld-on Strut Mounts and Trailing Arms/TA Mounts:


And a collage of some of the other bigger (read pricier) components:

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Saved for later cleanup......
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Saved also.....
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Looking good bud!
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I kinda like the design of the exhaust, what size tips would you do? it's very interesting, I'm planning on doing a quad exhaust similar to the newer models, fitted into a HKS kansai diffuser.
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Definitely liking what you got there man!
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Looking good bud!
Thanks Mike, good luck on that continuing search for tails.
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I kinda like the design of the exhaust, what size tips would you do? it's very interesting, I'm planning on doing a quad exhaust similar to the newer models, fitted into a HKS kansai diffuser.
Whatever size the Borla Hush tips are, think they are 2.5 or 3" tips, IIRC. Should turn out pretty clean if I do it right, just gonna be a pain molding carbon fiber to fit correctly. I've seen a few setups with the dual exit, both dual and quad tip, looks pretty good, but figured that'd be even more work for me to do, plus extra, unneeded weight. Would look really sexy to have twin exit at the height I'm doing though, I'd have to make completely custom exhaust to work it.
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Definitely liking what you got there man!
Thanks, it'll be fun to finally get work restarted on her.
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Are the diamond plated floor mates custom made or purchased somewhere?
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Got them off ebay. Just do a google search for them.
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Bought a couple fittings from Tigwerks, figured I should snatch what he has still, since he's thinking of quitting again. Bought an oil return fitting, and a power steering fitting (installs in the leak prone position next to the alternator, thinks it's the actual pump); also updated the first post with a parts list finally. Think I got all the car parts, installed, not-installed and needed.
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Definitely liking what you got there man!
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Alright, re-consolidated the thread for ease of reading. Got rid of some of the rambling.
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So, I have arrived back home. Got back on Wednesday but due to restrictions imposed by command I was not allowed to drive my car for 48 hours; essentially equated to not driving until Saturday when I got my Texas Safety Inspection and made the car fully legal. Picked up the new license plates on Friday with the wife. I suppose we should start with promised pics of the old which will be put in the applicable posts (read through the second progress post to see them) and a promised pic of the pile of boxes:


And now let the build commence. Started out slow with mods as I was just back (did these on Thursday and Friday while my wife was doing schoolwork); installed my JDM Hazard switch, the armrest extension and swapped out shift knobs for one that I won while I was away.


Swapped out my hood lift struts for the GrimmSpeed Hi-lift setup (very high, can barely reach the hood from the front) and swapped in the billet Aluminum oil cap.



Installed the ‘04/05 taillights and my new license plates on Saturday and the repainted fender braces on Sunday:



A comparison between stock and the Offensive Power fender braces:


And installed (passenger side was already finished, pictures sucked worse than this one):

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nice man. glad to see someone getting there suby dirty >
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Looks awesome!
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Good to see you're back man!! Hit me up when you wanna start tuning
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^Thanks guys!

Not too much progress this weekend, since I was feeling a little under-the-weather and lazy. So all I did today was install my mudflaps and do a little project I’d been thinking of for a while. Here’s the first project and the mudflaps, I replaced all the push pins in the front fender liners with rivnuts and some machine screws; this is also the same method I used to install the mudflaps:



The second project was to install some window nets (the type used to keep you in the car when racing) and replaced the panel that was behind the car seats. While I was at it I removed the seat belts and some of the other un-needed hardware back there; probably 10-15 net pounds dropped off.



Maybe during this week (supposed to be half-days at work) I’ll cut the roof and install the roof-vent and scoop and maybe finally decide whether I’m installing the last 2 Stiffis or just removing the center one and leaving it with 2; spacing looks off no matter which way I go.

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Alright, some more progress. Tuesday (22nd) I started doing some things that I’d been waiting to do since they all involved pulling out the TMIC, and as anyone with a stock location IC on an STi knows, that thing is kind of a bitch to get back in quickly. (I’ll have to pull it back off to install the T-bolt clamps and the rest of the Samco hoses for the IC.)

So I started Tuesday by finally fixing my Defi gauge setup; the gauges weren’t lighting up unless the headlights were actually on (not just DRLs); turns out I just had the daisy chain of gauges in the spot for the plain, old Link-Meter gauges (spot 1) when they needed to be plugged into the jack for Link-Meter BF gauges (spot 2). As soon as I switched the connection and turned on the “Accessory” position with the key, they lit up. I followed this up by installing the white BF oil pressure gauge I found on Amazon (last one!!!) but had to wait for UPS to show up to install the sender as they were delivering the galley plug I needed to finish it up (made an extension for the sender using a grease gun hose, a couple 1/8 NPT female-1/8 BSPT fittings, one 1/8 BSPT female-female coupler, and the galley plug). Well I waited I took out the TMIC and started working my way to the galley plug location; all I can say is **** whoever decided installing those spring clips upside down was a good idea, took me a good hour to remove the other end of the hose connected to the BPV (big hose, not little) and the other end of the coolant hose connected to the throttle body. Got a bit of a coolant shower as I worked around here, mainly because I used canned air to try and push the coolant out of that TB coolant hose and it pushed back out with extra pressure when I stopped pushing air in. Got to a stopping point in this job (galley plug hadn’t arrived yet) so I switched lanes.

Next job I switched to was installing the KartBoy Pitch Stop Mount, easy install, however I didn’t realize the nut on the firewall side was welded in place so I ended up breaking it loose. No biggy, just need a 17 and a 14mm (IIRC) to do it if I ever have to disconnect it. Next task was installing the Turn-In-Concepts Master Cylinder Brace, relatively easy install on a car without an air-pump (stock that way) and with the TMIC out of the way. Took me all of about 20 minutes to do taking my time, could feel the difference in the pedal feel (not sure if I felt the pitch stop mount however, I was paying attention to the last thing installed more) when I finally drove her. Time for another part since I was still waiting, think I’ll finally install the turbo blanket (PTP Lava) and my Perrin Turbo Heat Shield. Somewhat of a pain getting the old heatshield off, mainly the bottom portion as it is designed to be removed only if the downpipe isn’t in the way. A little bit of bending later and some pushing and it is out of the way. Turbo blanket goes in with some headache (imagine it is easier if the car is even more disassembled) and the heat shield goes over it with little hassle (snapped the head off one of the 2 bolts on the driver’s side, no biggy).

Finally the galley plug has arrived!! Time to install the oil pressure sender. Relatively easy install (once you get the old plug out after dealing with those damned spring clips and coolant showers), hook it up to the cable, run it in to the car and connect to the control unit. Good to go. It’s getting late so I do one last thing and finish the install on my boost gauge (had sender set up, just never got it hooked into the BPV hose). And with this last part done it is bedtime. Here are pics of the progress, you can see the blanket, heat shield, oil pressure sender and the MCB (partially) in the first pic; second shows the MCB a bit better.



Wednesday (the 23rd) I wake up and decide it is time to finally install something long awaited, right after I get that damned TMIC back in, along with all the hoses underneath. Ended up installing the Samco hose for the connection from the Y-pipe to the turbo as it was easier to install the IC with the hose on the turbo, almost popped right in to place after an hour of struggling with other strategies (also removed the driver’s side bracket to make life easier, reinstalled once IC was in place). Hooked everything up and made sure the coolant was fine by running it to clear any air in the lines. Seemed to be good to go, so onto the next job, the roof vent.

So finally got this job started, unfortunately the compressor I bought from Harbor freight was unable to do this task adequately so it had to be returned as it would allow me about 15 seconds of grinding before it spent a minute refilling the tank. Ended up cutting the hole with an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel and no guard (not safe, and got hit with lots of sparks). Finally got the hole cut out the holes for mounting drilled but because the wife was at school I had to wait for her to come home to actually get the vent mounted. The sealant I used (outdoor rated, paintable silicone caulk) takes a while to cure so I let it cure overnight with some modification to the external seal.

Woke up this morning and cleaned up the garage a bit after I gave the heads of the rivets a quick coat of black paint. Allowed it to dry a bit and then removed the masking I had down. Cleaned up and then installed the roof scoop.

Took her for a drive afterwards, had to go return the compressor and some other bits to Harbor Freight, shipped off a return to a shop and got fuel for myself and for Bianca, and mainly just to go for a drive. I could feel the difference that the MCB gave to the brakes, they feel less spongy now. Didn’t really notice the pitch stop upgrade, but I kind of forgot about it when I was enjoying the fruits of the rest of my labor, pretty gauges that are actually doing their jobs (except the EGT gauge, I need to finally get that sender installed in the headers) and the wind getting pushed in with the windows shut. I do need something to direct the airflow more to the sides to make the vent even more useful, but it does get the air moving in the car, when I was moving the car wasn’t ridiculously hot with the windows up, with the car at rest though it’s a different story (for obvious reasons). Here’s some pics post drive.

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Subscribed!! I'm gonna make a build thread before I go downrange also. At least I'll be able to look at pictures of my baby haha
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Subscribed!! I'm gonna make a build thread before I go downrange also. At least I'll be able to look at pictures of my baby haha
Most definitely a good idea, I just wish I had taken more pics before I left so I would've more to ease the ache of missing her, also lets everyone else see your progress and your plans (if you share them). You should let me know when you make one, and let me know if you need any of the other parts I have left over, like the gauge pod or anything else.
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I will for sure, thanks brother
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