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Old 02-21-2011, 12:28 PM   #376
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These suckers hold the rear hub to the lateral links. Typically, they either bend or rust and are really hard to remove. The four I sent to the plater came back great and since they were not bent, I used them. If you had to buy them from Subaru, they are like $23 each!


JDM axle nuts, yo!


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Old 02-21-2011, 12:40 PM   #377
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Do this for my car please
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:54 PM   #378
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No problem. I'll get right on it in my spare time.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:19 PM   #379
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Car is looking sick nasty man. I likea the way it's gettin' done!
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:23 PM   #380
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KP: Straight up baller
Me: what?
KP: The rear end on your car
KP: the under side of it
KP: Very cool
Me: thanks dude.
Me: so you're saying I have a sexy rearend?
KP: I'm saying I would definitely like to lube it up
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:33 PM   #381
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amirite or amirite?
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:44 AM   #382
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Well, I made some more progress tonight.

A couple of nights ago, I painted the underside of the car. Why? I don't know. But it was quick and relatively easy. It looks pretty nice too. Until the first puddle I'm sure.









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Old 02-25-2011, 03:46 AM   #383
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First, I got an old STi fuel tank and metal shied thing from Jay (thanks dude! ). My want for this was that it had drain plugs and for whatever the reason, the wagon didn't come with drain plugs. Since I had the fuel tank and all the lines out to remove the ridiculous amount of mud from the underside of the car, I figured I'd simply throw the STi tank back in in place of the WRX one. Not so easy. It turns out some of the lines are different both in the way they attach to the hard lines on the body, but the evap system/filler neck has differences too. I fixed this problem by swapping all of the lines and valves from the WRX tank to the STi tank and all was well. There is a silly amount of lines down there to deal with.

Was it worth it just for drain plugs? Probably not, but it's done now.

Some lousy pictures of the STi shield and tank (hint: looks just like any other tank):



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Old 02-25-2011, 03:51 AM   #384
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I also installed the rear subframe assembly. It's stupid easy to install, literally 6 bolts if you pre-assemble it on the floor, away front the car. I just put the R180 on a trans jack and hoisted it up. Seriously took about 10 minutes.



I installed the Kartboy outrigger bushings while I was doing it as well.



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Old 02-25-2011, 04:10 AM   #385
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Lastly, I messed around with the shifter linkage. Originally, when I bought the 6 speed, I bought linkage from another NASIOC member. He told me that it was brand new JDM linkage. When it arrived, it was in fact brand new and unopened in the box, but I never investigated what the difference between JDM and USDM linkage was if any.

The JDM linkage was gold, so I assumed it was the non-factory sort throw linkage. A few month later I stumbled upon some used green linkage which is supposed to be the USDM factory short throw linkage so I bought it. It also came with some kartboy front and rear bushings. Tonight I went to swap the two and found out that they were identical. So the linkage I had was the factory short throw (which is pretty pathetic).

All of the lengths, angles and pivot points line up when compared:






So I decided to keep the original gold linkage since it was in much better shape (on the trim rings), but I swapped over the kartboy stuff.

Front bushing.


Stock is a joke.


Rear bushings. Once again, the stocker is laughably soft.







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Old 02-25-2011, 04:14 AM   #386
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I obviously haven;t driven with the new bushings yet, but already, I can tell there is far less play in the shifter assembly and you fell more of a "click" when moving through gears. I think I might order a Kartboy short shifter and call it a day.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:20 AM   #387
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So this is why you didnt show last night? You were messing around with your stupid wagon?! Well thanks for making the meet so spectacular, you jerk!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:02 AM   #388
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So this is why you didnt show last night? You were messing around with your stupid wagon?! Well thanks for making the meet so spectacular, you jerk!!
The main reason I didn't go was because I had to work late and was on call until about 9:00. Going to the met, while fun, is kind of a pain as it's a 35 minute drive from my house. Plus I just need to get this car done.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:56 AM   #389
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So this is why you didnt show last night? You were messing around with your stupid wagon?! Well thanks for making the meet so spectacular, you jerk!!

..... says the jerkoff that went home, instead of Red Robin with the rest of us.


Looking awesome Ken! obviously a labor of love!
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:41 PM   #390
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..... says the jerkoff that went home, instead of Red Robin with the rest of us.


Looking awesome Ken! obviously a labor of love!
Thanks dude. How's your car coming? Did you get the IC pipes and front bumper figured out? I'm glad the diff wasn't something more serious. I was not looking forward to rebuilding/re-shimming that sucker with you. It's a lot of work!
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:02 PM   #391
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..... says the jerkoff that went home, instead of Red Robin with the rest of us.


Looking awesome Ken! obviously a labor of love!
I heard you guys were going to redrobin, and went home. F that place.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:26 PM   #392
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Thanks dude. How's your car coming? Did you get the IC pipes and front bumper figured out? I'm glad the diff wasn't something more serious. I was not looking forward to rebuilding/re-shimming that sucker with you. It's a lot of work!

dropping the car of with efrain tuesday, so he can fix the piping.
saw your rear links when i was there the other night, looking goood!
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:29 PM   #393
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I obviously haven;t driven with the new bushings yet, but already, I can tell there is far less play in the shifter assembly and you fell more of a "click" when moving through gears. I think I might order a Kartboy short shifter and call it a day.
but you have driven my wagon with all that stuff in
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:29 PM   #394
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As have I, not far, but it felt good!
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:12 PM   #395
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I obviously haven;t driven with the new bushings yet, but already, I can tell there is far less play in the shifter assembly and you fell more of a "click" when moving through gears. I think I might order a Kartboy short shifter and call it a day.
kartboy ss is awesome, i went from factory short throw to kartboy ss with front/rear bushings, amazing now, how it shoulda come stock
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:38 PM   #396
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dropping the car of with efrain tuesday, so he can fix the piping.
saw your rear links when i was there the other night, looking goood!
Any chance you could pick my stuff up and bring it to the meet when you're there? It would save me a serious drive.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:46 PM   #397
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He can't remember to bring my xboxes from his house, I doubt he'll remember to grab your stuff while he's there, AND bring it to the meet with him.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:22 PM   #398
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He can't remember to bring my xboxes from his house, I doubt he'll remember to grab your stuff while he's there, AND bring it to the meet with him.
KP, just come get them... you can bitch about it all you want, but you haven't got a hold of me all week...

kpluiten, sure, i'll grab them tuesday when i drop the car off.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:37 PM   #399
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KP, just come get them... you can bitch about it all you want, but you haven't got a hold of me all week...
The simple fact of the matter is you said you would bring them to the meet 3 weeks ago finished. You didn't show up that week. 2 weeks ago you didn't have them done, but said to stop by that weekend. Then you didn't have the tools Then I called and talked to you and you said you were waiting for me to come over for you to get the stuff to do it.

I'm not mad, or bitching, just giving you a hard time. If you don't want to do it, just say it. I'll have someone else do it or send it into Microsoft at this point.
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The simple fact of the matter is you said you would bring them to the meet 3 weeks ago finished. You didn't show up that week. 2 weeks ago you didn't have them done, but said to stop by that weekend. Then you didn't have the tools Then I called and talked to you and you said you were waiting for me to come over for you to get the stuff to do it.

I'm not mad, or bitching, just giving you a hard time. If you don't want to do it, just say it. I'll have someone else do it or send it into Microsoft at this point.
that might be better for both of us. lets keep this **** out of ken's thread.
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