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Old 11-17-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default couple things ive fabbed for my 97 impreza

thought id share some of the custom stuff ive built for my 97 impreza..




im blown away how the fender braces and 3 point strut brace has stiffened the front of the car



and the x-brace really tightened the rear the car feels nothing like it was when stock

fixed camber/caster plates


harness bar


img]http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd450/bartc_j/5pt%20harness%20bar/harnessbar011.jpg[/img]

uhmw bushings ive made

both bushings for front control arm



rear lat lat bushings
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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Sweet! Wish I had the equipment and room to do stuff like that.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:06 AM   #3
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thxs... ive been lucky lately with being able to learn on alot of machinery... ive always been self taught and always wanting to try a new tool or method
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:01 PM   #4
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Are braces steel or aluminum?
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:23 PM   #5
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Nice ideas man. It's a shame no one is really making a 3 point strut tower bar, I have one from M4IF on my car, it makes a massive difference.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:31 PM   #6
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Are braces steel or aluminum?
fender braces and the main strut tower brace is alum(hats are steel)
the x-brace is all steel...
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:32 PM   #7
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Nice ideas man. It's a shame no one is really making a 3 point strut tower bar, I have one from M4IF on my car, it makes a massive difference.
very true main reason i built one that way made a huge difference have built a few different version for a gf 3 point and a 2pt for a 10'sti.. both are over built and will not flex like 90% of the ones on the market
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:35 PM   #8
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Yes they are a real asset to the handiling of the vechile did allmost the samething to mine
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:38 PM   #9
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #10
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Good to see a man bevel his butt welds and leave space for the root. That 304 stainless for the header?
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #11
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Good to see a man bevel his butt welds and leave space for the root. That 304 stainless for the header?
yes its 304ss and ya beveling is the way to go
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #12
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couldnt sleep last night so i made some progress for a bit



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Old 02-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #13
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nice.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #14
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well mock of the manifold is done.. ran out of the straight tubing i had and had to get some more kinda wish it was the same color but the mani's getting wrapped so it really doesnt matter.... one thing im not looking forward too is working out a sequence to get this manifold all tigged out.... gonna be a pita...





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Old 02-25-2012, 11:17 AM   #15
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Looks bad ass man. Wish i had the talent to do that.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:00 PM   #16
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Looks bad ass man. Wish i had the talent to do that.
thanks man... all it takes is getting your hands dirty.. thats how i started just tried and tried again till i got the hang of it...
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:24 PM   #17
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Is it just me or is that bottom runner really REALLY close to the oil pan? also can you remove the oil filter with the manifold bolted up?
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:42 PM   #18
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Is it just me or is that bottom runner really REALLY close to the oil pan? also can you remove the oil filter with the manifold bolted up?
no both runners have a gap to the oil pan the pic makes it look really close and yes the filter comes out with no issues
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #19
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Nice Work... Like the manifold lay out, looks proper. Had to notch the subframe quite a bit to get that to fit huh? Are you going to reinforce the subframe a bit?
Are you going to TIG the manifold just as it is now? I think it will be a nightmare to get into some of those tight spaces... If it were me I would have TIG'd the collector entirely at first, then each of the 4 "up-pipes" individually then weld one by one to the collector after ensuring fitment is still perfect.. Good luck! Can't wait to see how it turns out...
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:13 PM   #20
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Built...not bought......I love it!!!


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Old 02-28-2012, 12:56 AM   #21
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Nice Work... Like the manifold lay out, looks proper. Had to notch the subframe quite a bit to get that to fit huh? Are you going to reinforce the subframe a bit?
Are you going to TIG the manifold just as it is now? I think it will be a nightmare to get into some of those tight spaces... If it were me I would have TIG'd the collector entirely at first, then each of the 4 "up-pipes" individually then weld one by one to the collector after ensuring fitment is still perfect.. Good luck! Can't wait to see how it turns out...
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yes i will be "boxing out" the cross member... and actually welding up the mani wasnt as bad as i thought it would be.. got about 75%done when mocked on the motor then pulled it off and mounted it on a jig to position on my vice and popped off 2 runner finished welding the remainder and welded the other 2 runners back on.. glad it worked out fairly easily cause i was worried id have a real hard time.. i'll get pics up 2morrow night
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #22
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all welded up... nothing perty but it wont ever break....


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Old 03-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #23
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Mmmmmm, BEEFY! Looks good man, should last! I had some time to weld on my project a couple days ago also... Keep us posted with the rest of your progress.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:54 PM   #24
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Would you be willing to make another one of these? Pm me about it
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #25
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Mmmmmm, BEEFY! Looks good man, should last! I had some time to weld on my project a couple days ago also... Keep us posted with the rest of your progress.
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lol that wont be an issue
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