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Old 02-01-2012, 01:28 PM   #126
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I'd rather have some good concave rims too but these are cheap and they will at least get me rolling. I think they look pretty sweet given how little they cost.

They are going to look wicked when I get the yellow on them.

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #127
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I can already tell I'm going to be a huge fan of your color scheme
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #128
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you mean "they are gonna look wicked once i get my hands on them more" lol everything you touch erupts into something amazing! ha ha seriously...
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #129
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Thanx I am really excited to really get cracking on this one.

On a side note the RST I was working on a while ago is coming back from the body shop all primered up this weekend so I can finish it before final paint. The fozzy will be getting some love here and there during that time but the important parts will be the parts that will be rolling in. By the time the RST is done I should have 90% of the parts I need to finish it so progress will be fast. No more delays, no more waiting. Getting pretty excited!
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #130
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Not to throw you off because I'm actually more excited about THIS project, but hows the Subaru atom project going?
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #131
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Loving the cage and the wheels Johann!
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:28 PM   #132
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great work thanx to moving me over to your next great build subed
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #133
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Got my seats yesterday. Picking up my TSS-Fab parts today and my custom solid motor mounts. Woooo!!! Pics soon.

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Old 02-17-2012, 02:40 AM   #134
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Hey all. So after a long wait I finally have some parts in. Got my solid motor mounts. My buddy had some made for his car (GC8 w/ 618 whp) and had an extra set made to I jumped on them. So sick.



Also my new seats came in. NRG FRP large bucket seats. They fit 34-36 waist and they are super comfy. They are not the end all be all racing seat but with a limited buget they fit the bill and will get me going. They really are well made.



New bumper. 05-07 Mercury Mariner. It will take some work to get it to fit but its going to look sweet when its done. Much larger air gap and lower then the OE bumper. Also plastic so it should be able to take a beating. Also cheaper and lighter then a crappy fiberglass forester knock off.



And I saved the best for last. My TSS-Fab Crossmembers and powdercoated suspension parts. These things are so badass.



They allow me to lower my car almost 3" and still retain the stock suspension geometry. Way lighter and stronger then stock and all the links have high quality joints. I also have a tranny crossmember but it needs to be finished on the car before it gets a florecent powdercoating. Couple other parts from TSS are still in the works. Custom A-Arms w/ caster adjustment, custom front hubs with inset tie rod mounts to get faster steering, and custom rear hubs that will utilize the front 05+ bolt on hub. These are going to be a lifesaver at the track and it also relocates the strut mounting location over the center line of the axle for more strength. These are going to be some really sick pieces and I can't wait to see what Willaim comes up with.

So I am not sure when I am going to get these installed as I am waiting for a couple back ordered joints and for one of my dampers to come back from a rebuild but if you're bored you can bounce back over to my swapped widebody GC build as I finally got that back at the shop to finish up. More updates soon. I hope to order a couple more big parts once a couple other ones sell.

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Old 02-17-2012, 02:47 AM   #135
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Love the color. Is the meriner bumper roughly the same size as the fozzy? Also are you gunna fab up some brake ducts to fill those fog holes?
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:15 AM   #136
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Yeah its pretty close. It even fits good around the grill. I need to cut it to fit on the sides and I'll need to make it about 1" narrower to fit almost perfectly. I won't bother doing any body work to it but it sould fit pretty nice none the less. I am going to do some brake ducting as well as some ducting for the v-mount so all the availible incoming air is directed into the radiator and intercooler. I'll do that once the turbo is located because I think I am going to make a headlight duct for that in a custom aluminum airbox but I can't really finalize that till then. I'll get the bumper trimed and fitted. I want to do a quick reliease system for it as well so that will add to the fab work but what ev right haha.

P.S. I am getting those tires off my wheels sat so you can pick them up whenever..

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:13 AM   #137
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subscribed. My SF Forester will never be nearly as amazing as this but if I can take even an ounce of knowledge from your build, I figured I'd thank you now.

My face when I saw that powdercoated full suspension/crossmember setup
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #138
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So hottt!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:15 PM   #139
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Ive had a mariner bumper on my forester ( still on the car, gave the shell to a friend for a rebirth) for a few years now. Takes a good amount of work to get it to fit. But it works. Good luck with the project.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #140
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Yeah I set it up there and it will take some work but nothing I am not used to. I am hoping to get some of these parts install towards the end of the week and maybe this weekend I will fit the bumper on. Need to get it back into a roller.

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:16 PM   #141
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what brand are those wheels?
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:33 PM   #142
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Quote:
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They are made by replica wheels. Some mustang knock off.


Johann
Matt515^^^^

Could of read the post 4 posts below the pic or the post right below the last person who asked.

Just saying. And its a pet peve.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #143
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Quote:
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Matt515^^^^

Could of read the post 4 posts below the pic or the post right below the last person who asked.

Just saying. And its a pet peve.
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You should have said "could have" or "could've."

Just saying. And it's a pet peeve. P-e-e-v-e.

Enjoy the build thread, I know I am.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #144
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Those parts came out badass man, I love the color theme.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #145
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Got a pic from Willaim at TSS of his top secret A-Arms hes makin me. Looks like these he'll be adding them to his line of other parts so at some point you to can be as cool as me.



These will have adjustable caster and even a bit of camber as well. They will also have built in roll centers for lowered cars and include tie rods for the steering knuckle. There are a couple other parts he got up his sleeve as well so stay tuned.

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Old 02-23-2012, 11:38 PM   #146
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As cool as you he says.. Lmao. Keep up with the pics man.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:30 AM   #147
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reading this religiously, you are the man
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #148
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wish i can fast fwd and see the outcome of this project! so damn sick!
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #149
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Hey all. I have been working double shifts the past couple days. All day on the GC8 project and then a few hours on the foz to help get some progress done.

Got the rear hubs and diff out of the lego the other day so I started installing all the pretty suspension parts.

Started by re-assembling my coilovers:



Then I worked some weight out of the rear hub by cutting the dust sheild off. I want to do more but William and I have a couple ideas so I don't want to put a ton of time into these. Managed to pull 3.2lbs out of each one.



Then I lightly installed all the rear TSS-Fab goodies. Everything fit great. This stuff is so much lighter then the stock stuff.







and to add the cherry on top I installed one of the wheels to see what I would be working with in terms of fitment. Got a couple spacers to mimic the thickness of the rotor hat and BAM!





They look great but it looks like I am going to have to make a 1.5-2" flare to tuck these once the 275/40/17s are put on. I need to look around I don't know if I want to do a metal flare or a frp one. Bolt on or mold in. lol Needless to say I'll be spending a lot of time browsing the web looking for some or car I can jack parts off of to make mine wider for cheap haha.





Tomorrow I am going to try to find time to get the front xmember in and the drivers side fenderwells cleaned and painted. I haven't gotten around to it since I couldn't reach them when the foz on its side.

Johann

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Old 03-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #150
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Okay I finally had some time to get on the comp for a bit. Got a bunch of work done to the foz the last couple weeks. Been working late and I have had to wait for a few parts on the GC to arrive so I make some good headway on the project.

Last finished off the parts a bunch of Willaim yummy TSS-Fab parts getting installed in the rear. Now it was time to work on the front.

Cross member and front coils in a freshly painted engine bay:



Then my day was happily interrupted by the arival of some parts. Got my Twinscroll 20G w/ 3" inlet and rear downpipe flage. I am hoping this will be a nice strong setup with my engine mods that are soon to come. I guess bloush makes upgrade for these too so if it dosen't make the power curve I want I can send if off to them for some additional love. Good part though. Really nice fittings and hardware. Should be getting the equal length header in the next couple days so I can cut it apart to make my custom mounted short pipe turbo kit.





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