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Old 01-24-2011, 11:21 PM   #76
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But naw for real the blading was good, it was so smooth and it all flowed.
its easy to be smooth and flow when there are wheels on your feet
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:58 PM   #77
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Ok, so i've got little time right now to work on the car but any time I have is definetly spent on the project. I will edit this post and probably re-compile all the instructions once work settles down for me and the car is fully complete. This post is simply an update to work in progress for anybody that cares. If you dont care, don't troll my thread. That's pointless.

As to how to do all the stuff i'm doing, you won't find detailed instructions on this through nasioc really. I haven't found a step by step "how to convert an impreza to RWD" aka "how to be unpopular in the subaru community" write up online. Just do searches, take what you can from different threads and refer to 2004 sti manual.

However, quick notes to be remembered:

1. To get into the transfer case, don't need to drop tranny. Do need to drain tranny of course, remove downpipe, exhaust, shifter linkage, driveshaft.

2. When removing front axles. Un-bend the axle bolt locking tab and break the axle bolts with the wheels on the ground. Take out the lock pins and remove castle bolts that connect both the steering rods and control arm to the knuckles. Use a monkey wrench or some skinny Y typed tools to pop the front axles out of the tranny and remove.

Plug the front axles: either dissasemble your stock fronts and use the inner axle ends to plug or use some aftermarket front axle cancellers . I used aftermarket parts for this conversion so that I can swap back to AWD whenever I want to. I love the subaru AWD...that's why I got a suby. Snow drifting= awesome. Once you've undergone this project you realize that it really isn't insanely complicated and definetly not permanent. First time might take a bit longer, i worked on this in segments whenever i could but if you knew the process, it is basically 2-3 hours of work for one person to do this. I feel once you've dedicated significant time to understanding and working on any car you have, it's easy to re-perform something you've done and so using aftermarket parts makes this more of an expansion of what you can do with a subaru.

3. RWD Spool - THIS IS NOT EASY. You can make your center diff into a rwd spool, or you can go aftermarket, aftermarket is complicated, i only know of PPG and watanabe who make these parts and they are specific to what transmission you have and whether the car is USDM or JDM. When getting a aftermarket spool, ensure that it will mate to your specific transfer gear (which might be 1:0 or 1:1). I have a USDM 05 sti tranny so I had to buy a spool, open the tranny up, cry, and then now have to buy a transfer gear cause it doesn't mate up.




4. Knuckles: Do whatever you wish. There are basically two main ways of modifying subaru knucks. I'm not advocating for one over the other, do research and form your own opinion.
You can cut and weld

or you can use GC non-abs knuckles and drill with a reamer with the correct tapper for the steering arms. This is what I did.



Thanks to Derrickae86 and mcrusselpants for the pics above, ok here are my initial pics and what light I can shed starting the conversion. Know what you are getting into kids and make sure this is what you want to do to your car. For the same cost of doing this, you could probably find an old 240 to have as your drift car, and save your awesome awd suby. Just saying.

Pictures of stock angle:













As you can see, not much angle stock. Sorry for no pics once the axles are out, too much work right now. I'll post comparisons of before after once i've swapped all the parts out...haha sorry i can't do it in this post but be patient. I've ran out of money so i won't have the transfer gear for a couple more weeks

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Old 01-30-2011, 04:00 PM   #78
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Ok, so there are before pics of the tranny. Once its complete you'll see after pics, for fun and more pics, here's my "battle bumper" and splitter on display at a recent BBQ we had at Elevens/Suspicious Garage/ Future Fab...aka the Phoenix drift compound.

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Old 01-30-2011, 08:10 PM   #79
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the outside of your front axles can be disassembled and used to hold in the wheel bearing, or you can just go to ace and get a large bolt and nut...that's what i'm probably going to do.

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Old 03-20-2011, 10:29 PM   #80
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can't wait to get back to az and get that thing on the track with ya. Be sure to have that thing RWD and ready to rock no later than July! Great work i'm sure your ready to get behind the wheel of that beast again.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:28 PM   #81
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This thing now drives wheres the updates!?
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:48 PM   #82
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she's done. And drifts like a champ! can't wait for drag n' drift tomorrow night!








next photos you see will be from the track
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:00 PM   #83
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nice! Vids and pics please
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:41 AM   #84
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Hell yes brother i'm sure your excited to slide! can't wait to get back and do some tandem with ya.
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:06 PM   #85
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here are some early pics from the skid pad. I was spinning out on the skid pad early on and then took advantage of open laps on west track so this is all the pics i got. Next time more for sure.








Here's what i wrote up on a local forum:

"Yeah, its all done. Friday was insane. I couldn't be happier with how the car feels. With this project it really was a shot in the dark, garage-experiment type of deal. But yeah the car drives amazing. Definetly enough power, super solid, almost feels as if the car was caged due to the subframe, suspension, bushing and mounts etc. Enough front angle and transitions awesome. It even pulled out of a couple gnarly over-angled spots.

I really was humbled by driving. I went on the skid pad when I got there but was just spinning out right off the back and really wanted to drive west, as well as didn't like the line. I've got a ton to learn, but thanks to having back seats in the whip I was able to have DL and Vitaly as my "back-seat drivers"...literally...a couple of times. They really helped me in transitioning from grip driving to drifting. Having them giving me feedback improved my driving lap by lap. I linked the back section of west a couple of times by the end of the night so I was pretty happy! Wish i had gone back to the skid pad and redeemed myself, but I was having way too much fun on west. And the car was done by the end of the night...get to that in a sec.

I let DL drive west in the car too and he was amazed at how good it feels. Linked basically the entire track first try. It was good to see that an experienced driver could really do alot with my car and praised how it drove.

Overall, I'm just super thrilled with how the car has turned out. I couldn't have imagined it would make this good of a drift car. Even though it was his birthday, I had to decline Vitaly's offer to trade for his coupe

I would like to say that NFS 2 shift has benefitted my ability to drift...but also caused me to do some dumb stuff on the track. I ended up burning out my clutch basically all at the track. I put a competition 6 puck in around October and yeah, its toasted. I was just way too excited driving and was clutch kicking the crap out of my car instead of using more feint or inertia methods. So yeah, it was stupid how much I was clutch kicking. Like as I was spinning out I would be clutch kicking to try to throw me back into a 360 kind of drift. Dumb. It works in NFS. Not ever going to do that again though.

So yeah, overall it was an awesome time. The car is already back on stands in the garage. DL's motto "Too much wrenching, not enough sliding" makes a lot more sense to me now. I have a laundry list of stuff i need to fix/adjust on the car before June's D&D. But yeah hopefully they run west track again! "
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #86
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Cool man, I bet you had fun. Drifting is a lot harder than it looks. I've been drifting for about 9 years, and I'm not really that good. Especially now since I don't daily a RWD. Once you do start getting better, it's super fun!
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:44 PM   #87
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Car came out awesome congrats... That looks like super fun minus all the hard work to get it there hahaa
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:39 PM   #88
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the journey is half the fun Good to see you in action on the track my friend.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #89
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makes me feel pretty dumb that I could burn out my clutch in 5 hours from just driving like a dumbass rookie... I feel i'm going to have to resurface my flywheel too

wack...but lesson learnt at least?
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:04 PM   #90
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try a DXD/South Bend stage 4 clutch... I can light all four wheels with mine. It's rated at 625tq I believe. I've done a couple hundred clutch kicks and launches on it now myself. It works perfect still, and I daily drive the car with it too. It's nearly as easy to use as stock... just not so mushy.

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^ that's all four wheels without adjusting DCCD
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:32 PM   #91
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Saturday was the drift event and had a ton of fun sliding the car. With the car not boosting like it should (only getting like 12psi vs. 18psi tune) I still had a ton of fun. I didn't break anything and got a better feeling for higher speed monji's.

I slammed the car down because we were trying to take pics of the car for my friends shop, but I just wanted to drive west track the whole time and I don't know if I got any good photos. One of my friends did shoot this one which is my new favorite!!



I put together this little terrible edit of the go-pro footage I had. I didn't get one solid run on west filmed where I linked the entire course...but at the end of the night, without the camera on, I got one solid run with my buddy in the back before my tires shredded, so that made me happy.


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Old 07-25-2011, 04:44 PM   #92
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ifs your cars name geoff? nice mustache!
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:51 PM   #93
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haha **** yes!!!!
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:34 PM   #94
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #95
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clutch kicks will get ya with the clutch. you need to get some f**kit in ya and just stomp it. see so many people half clutching because theyre scared lol
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:28 AM   #96
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clutch kicks will get ya with the clutch. you need to get some f**kit in ya and just stomp it. see so many people half clutching because theyre scared lol
yeah I learnt that the hard way the first event I did. So after I replaced the clutch i didn't lock in the clutch fork into the throw out bearing until i had tightened all the bell housing bolts = fail and didn't get one side of the fork into the TOB tab. So then I ran the car at the second event, with no clutch kicking as i hadn't even really worn in the clutch...and so after the event i tried to fix the clutch fork and get it to lock in (cause i could feel it wasn't right at the event) and cracked a tab off the tob= dropping the tranny for the ****ing third time. Such a pita. Last event was good though except for the header leak or whatever it is which i'm trying to diagnose right now, which made the car only boost to 10-15 psi (depending on which gear I was in). However that was enough for sliding purposes.

Next event will be legit with new 595 tires mounted and the car will be making 18psi and spooling like it should.

Plus i'm starting the build on my new motor as I can feel the 2.0 dying slowly. I had to empty my catch can 5 times at the event cause the engine has so much head pressure. No bueno.

Bump for new pics added on page 1.
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Nice mate. How do you go with oil and fuel surge?
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:15 AM   #98
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:17 AM   #99
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:59 AM   #100
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Nice mate. How do you go with oil and fuel surge?
sorry, i really don't understand what you mean?
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