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Old 05-23-2012, 10:15 PM   #301
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I am very curious how that intake manifold is going to work out. I have one and was planning to do the exact same thing.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #302
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The flow is really good so I can't imaging there would be any problems. I love it just for the fact I got to make my intercooler piping so short.

So I was up late last night working again and I got some more done. Started to finish up the front end.

Made some little brackets:



Then installed my thick walled 1.5"x3" piece of aluminum square tubing as my new beam..



Its mounted a little higher because the car is so low. I'll be adding some strength to frame rails to tie them together. Only 4.5lbs for the complete beam. I'll be able to mount the middle of the bumper to it as well as my front plate, tow hook, and v-mount ducting.

and thats what I started next. I managed to get the two lower side pieces for the ducting finished up.





I'll be adding nutzerts to it to mount the aluminum sheet to finish it off. I also got about 70% of the piece to make my rear strut bar done so I can get that in and start finishing the interior welding for paint.

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Old 05-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #303
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amazing work, i follow your tread each days
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:30 AM   #304
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Sweet! Gonna work so nice with that ducting into rad and intercooler.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #305
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You coming to WBM with this monster?
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:58 PM   #306
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You coming to WBM with this monster?
From Washington state?

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Old 06-10-2012, 12:02 AM   #307
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but it's worth the haul for such an amazing and unique build.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:12 AM   #308
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Ya we are Washington state... Unless you know a guy that wants to trailer it there for me..

I'll be doing wicked big meet, subiefest, wcss, xxx meets, etc... Anything on the west cost and as far inland as Montana this year. Maybe some car shows but if it's a subie meet I'll be there. I have a couple people that might get it into sema but I gotta finish it first.

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Ummm...?
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:13 AM   #309
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How did I just start reading this thread???




and... Damn. I'm at the end already.

Excellent build. Subscribed, I can't wait for more updates.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:46 AM   #310
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I'd like to with TSS-fab but I kind of depends on when I finish it. I ordered the last of the parts to finish it this last week as I only have a few more days left to put in to finish the GC8 I've been working on. Starting Tues or Wed I'll be working solely on the Forester till it's don't to try (not likely) to get it dont for the Subaru track day on the 29th. It will for sure be done and will be going to the NW Subaru meet on the 14th of July. I probubly have a good solid week to finish fab work. Then I need to pull the stock motor to swap in my built one along with porting the heads. Also I need to pull all the parts for powder, paint, and finish welding and then it's back onto re-assembly, wiring and tuning. So 3-4 weeks I estimate.

I'll have updates soon. Next week I'll be starting be finishing the interior welding of the cage and getting all the exterior bits finished and ready for paint.

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Old 06-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #311
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Hey all. Got a good update. Just been super busy and haven't found time to get on the comp to post up.

Got the Driver side cash bar in and finished welding up the cage... Finally!!



Then moved on to making my rear strut bar.



After that I finished tacking up the driver side fender flare. Still have to a couple more things to it before finish welding both sides so I can get some body filler on it but that probubly wont be till next week.



Once the flares were on both sides I finally got to remove the rear bumper and that 52lbs rear bumper beam. I have officially pulled all the weight I can out of these beast. Cut the bumper out to make way for my new aluminum bumper beam, and rear diffuser/ underspoiler.



Then the UPS guy came by and brought me many things. New lugs, hood pins, hood dampers, tow hooks, and all the way from Japan.... My new grill. The one I got came with the headlights and it was trimmed on the sides and it was really buging me and I figure if I am going to paint this with good paint I might as well paint all the parts I actually want on it once..

So Sexy





And lastly another pic of her rolled out with her new wares.



Next up:

I'll be finishing the rear diffuser and getting the wing mounted. Mounting the heater and finishing off the inerior sheet metal so I can get everything inside painted. From there all the parts to be ether, finish welded, painted, or powdercoated will be coming off as well as the engine to make way for its new forged 10:1 comp shortblock and bodywork and paint will commence. GC8 is like 95% finished so I have been working hard to hopfully have both cars as the Big NW Meet on the 14th of next month.

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:33 PM   #312
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What color are you painting interior?

I vote battleship grey:
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #313
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Got the Driver side cash bar in and finished welding up the cage... Finally!!
A cash bar. You really do have everything covered. This is an epic build.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #314
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you're going to crash?
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:31 PM   #315
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Well done! Do me a favour though and take the rear skid plate thing off the rear bumper. (The black flat thing)
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:09 PM   #316
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No I'm not planning on crashing but if I kiss a wall on the track I'd like to walk away from it..

Ya the black Thingy is coming off for sure.

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Old 06-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #317
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Hey all small update..

For now I only have one pic. I just finished this installment of work to the GC project I have been working on so now it goes to paint giving me some time to really push on the Forester to finish up the bulk of the project.

Picked these up from Glen at Prosport Gauges...



I got 7 Guages:
Boost
Fuel Press
Oil Press
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x2 EGT
Volts
T4 Sized Turbo Blanket
50' of Exhaust Wrap

These are all there new EVO series which has a sweep and a digital read out for quick reference when at speed at the track. All premium senders so they are small which is good because I have limited space. I got 2 EGT gauges. One for the exhaust and a while back I used one of there older EGT gauges to make a Brake Temp Guage. These new EVO series gauges have a faster sender so I should get faster results. I take the sender and drill into the pad material and it tells me the brake pad temp. The plus with this is that if I have a pad that has a max operating temp of 1100 deg and my gauge is reading close or above that I can ether change my braking style or swap in some hotter pads. This will help me run the best pad for the verious tracks I attend.

I'll have some more detailed pics of them when I get ready to install them sometime next week. Also for anyone looking at their turbo blankets wondering what size they need the T3 sized one works perfectly on WRX turbos and STi Vf39s or 16gs. The T4 size that I got is a pretty good fit for the Twinscroll turbos VF36,37s

Heres a pic of the T3 on a VF39/ 16g that I just installed on the GC I'm working on.



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Old 06-29-2012, 01:41 PM   #318
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Nice! That's awesome info for the turbo blanket Gonna order me one
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #319
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Following...
Glad to be a part of this epic build
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:46 PM   #320
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Hey all got a good update to post today. The GC was finished a few days ago so I finally got to start putting some real time into the Forester.

Got started with fabbing up the spoiler brackets. I think the Hatch is a little weak from being stripped out so I am going to change it a little bit later this week.



After that I got started on the rear bumper support/ rear diffuser. After 2 Days I ended up with this. It only weighs 14lbs and it may not be very pretty but not all things that are functional are so. Oh and becuase racecar...











Nice step back shot...



Lastly for that day I finished up making some bumper/ hatch mounts. Piece of round pipe with a nut welded to the end. Slip the bumper on, shut the hatch screw in place...



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Old 07-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #321
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Next was getting everything ready for paint so I started buttoning up the rear flares. I had a few ideas of what I wanted to do on the rear of the flares but I ended up just fitting them to the quarter pannel. They are a lot stronger and this is much simpler.



Next up was bolting them to the chassis. I decided I would make a tool to counter sink the metal to fit flush-mount screws. Took an m14 nut and welded an m6 nut in sided and make a sort of press.



Wroked like a charm. Going to be keeping this tool for a long time...



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Old 07-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #322
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So much rice in that update!
Can't wait to see this finished up.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #323
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Bloody hell! I love this car! Very nice skills mate.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #324
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Always thought a Forester track car would be awesome, but DANG this is insane man. Sick build!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:07 PM   #325
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this is awesome, i dont know how i missed this thread. nice work johann
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