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Old 12-02-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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I have recently finished a rebuild project on my 05 STI which included rebuilding all the uprights replacing the wheel bearings, stripping all the driveshafts and regreasing them and repainting the housings. I also stripped out the struts and regreased the inserts which fixed the clunking sound in the rear. I also stripped out and repainted all the wheel wells and replaced all the plastic. I have shared with another forum and thought I would share it here also. I will attach a link to the project photos but here are a couple also



here are a couple of pictures from my project and the link http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/everyd...-attached.html
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:37 PM   #2
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here are a few more that I took along the way
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:50 PM   #3
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please also take a look at my 22B pictures on that forum. I hope you guys like it!
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:53 PM   #4
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Someone is allergic to dirt. haha

I wish I could get my car that clean. Good work.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:54 PM   #5
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Very nice, I probably woulda done black on the wheel wells so that when they do get dirty you won't notice and it just hides away, plus it matches the front black plastic. But very nice job anyways, my trans am was clean like that underneath but I put 10k miles on it in 4 years, I drive my sti too much to do the same, seeing these pictures makes me want to again but I enjoy not caring about the rain anymore haha, very nice job
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:10 AM   #6
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Very nice, I probably woulda done black on the wheel wells so that when they do get dirty you won't notice and it just hides away, plus it matches the front black plastic. But very nice job anyways, my trans am was clean like that underneath but I put 10k miles on it in 4 years, I drive my sti too much to do the same, seeing these pictures makes me want to again but I enjoy not caring about the rain anymore haha, very nice job
Lol you are right about that, now that I have done all that work I don't want to use it as much. I have often been told I am O.C.D and I think that people that know how "it" is will understand. I really just like things clean and organised and really like it when it looks that way. I am no stranger to Subarus in the dirt though as I used to work on rallycars.
I hope that you checked the link, I had http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/everyd...-attached.html
I added some info on the project and more pictures
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:08 AM   #7
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Bravo to you sir, I am jealous.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:18 AM   #8
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nice garage floor lol
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:22 AM   #9
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Lol you are right about that, now that I have done all that work I don't want to use it as much. I have often been told I am O.C.D and I think that people that know how "it" is will understand. I really just like things clean and organised and really like it when it looks that way. I am no stranger to Subarus in the dirt though as I used to work on rallycars.
I hope that you checked the link, I had http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/everyd...-attached.html
I added some info on the project and more pictures
Oh I understand, I've been swearing up and down that I'm going to buy new plastics for the front and I know one day I'll get under there and do similar to you haha, very nice work man it looks great, I haven't checked the link yet but I will when I get home
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:30 AM   #10
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wow clean i like how you have rags on teh stands to
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:51 AM   #11
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Very nice. You don't have any rags under the rear jack stands though!
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:17 PM   #12
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Someone has a daily driver. Great work I'm jealous.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:44 PM   #13
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Wow that is clean.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:52 PM   #14
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Wow that's clean. But it that just a mark or crack I see on the rear diff cover?
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:13 PM   #15
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So what happens when you drive your car?
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:31 PM   #16
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Wow that's clean. But it that just a mark or crack I see on the rear diff cover?
I saw this as well
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:09 PM   #17
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I saw this as well
Don't worry my friends, its just sealeant that spilled onto the cover off of the plug while I was changing the diff oil I am ceritified in NDT level II non destructive Magnetic Particle inspection. (from my racing background) Spent the last 10 years stripping and crack checking indycar suspension & parts .I definately would have noticed that if it was a crack! I guess I should have cleaned that off though,It's kinda hard stough to remove.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:31 PM   #18
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Wow, that looks amazing! I could see myself doing something like this, but it'll be years before I have that much time on my hands.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:01 PM   #19
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You missed a bit of mud on the right side of the muffler.

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Damn, that looks nice. There is a blurry line between thoroughness and OCD, I think you're on the safe side of it. At least a little. I wish I could get the TOP of my car as clean as yours is on the bottom!
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:59 PM   #20
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Very nice. Wish my 97 legacy was that clean haha
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:06 PM   #21
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Christ, how do you keep it so clean? Weekly wipe down of the underside?
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:08 PM   #22
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I admire your cars un-rusted and clean underside.. we don't have that in New England
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:29 PM   #23
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I had a problem with the rear struts making a clunking noise which occoured at very low speed and while making sharp turns. I spent a long time trying to diagnose what could be making this noise, and it was only very slow speed or on tight sharp turns so I originally thought it was the differential. I changed the diff oil and it still made the noise. I was eventually able to figure out it was the strut by pushing down on the corner of the car, I checked the nut on the strut mount, it was tight but by turning the nut (turning the insert) it caused it to stop for over a month and then start again. I Stripped the struts down during this project and regreased the struts which had become much worse by this time. Here are some pictures of the project. I will post the Torque specs soon but you can see the marking on the Hard chrome on the Inverted strut insert, it is obvious the issue with the binding of the insert in the strut housing and the regreasing has fixed the problem even though mine were quite worn and noisy



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Old 12-03-2010, 09:45 PM   #24
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Another Major part of the project was making drawings and the tooling to install the rear wheel bearings into the uprights. I took the original factory manual and then based my drawings off of them. There is a support stand for the upright to press out the old bearing and install the new one. There is a tool to press the new bearing in while still being supported on the collar or stand. Then There is a tool to press the hub into the bearing, this tool presses on the centre of the bearing, it is important to press the bearing into the housing from the outside of the outer diameter of the bearing and then the centre of the bearing when installing the hub, failure to press bearings into the upright in the correct manner can cause brenelling of the bearing surface and permanently damage the bearing and cause premature failure.
Final tool is the seal install tool which is counterbored to clear the lip on the seal!




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Old 12-03-2010, 10:02 PM   #25
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The other thing that was a problem with my car was the rusting issue in the bearing bores in the uprights. I decided to powdercoat them and had the powdercoating applied down the bores of the front uprights all the way to where the bearing stops in the bore which will help prevent the rusting and I also applied a thing layer of red grease on the surface that I could not paint before installing the bearing to help prevent the rust. This corrosion was so bad that I ended up needing to replace the uprights in the front. I had the new set processed the same, unfortunately the powdercoating company damaged the first set trying to remove the pitting and rust. I will post a few pictures of the process. I also painted the housing of the new bearings and Graphite sprayed and baked the hubs to help combat the issue, that is why the hubs look like they are grey in color.





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