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Old 07-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #101
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So advantage of the hub conversion...well it allows me to use those wheels, which I have had for a few years I wasnt set on using them since i will need to do body work to make it look proper, but figured i might as well...those wheel are decent weight wise, I think last time I weighed them about 21-22 lbs.

Rear wiring was time consuming but not terrible difficult as long as you have good service manual diagrams and lists of all the wires. everything really was very similar... as for the legacy fuel pump issues, well the EDM ecu does not have provisions for any smog/ fuel evap systems. so all I didi was wire in a new walbro pump and delete the evap system. Also the early ez30r ecu run a standard return style fuel system...

Right now I am finishing up a Industrial design degree at the University of Kansas. Most of my time has been spent working on the FSAE race car engineering project. I have been doing brake systems, wheels, and sub-frame systems for the last 3 years... I should upload some of the photos of the cars we have built..

now for a little more update in my widebody centerlock wheel saga





floating front rotors, custom "hats", ap racing friction disks. Just waiting in the hardware
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:39 PM   #102
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Soooooooo hot.


Don't forget to safety wire the hat bolts / nuts.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #103
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Ah see the US 3.0R if I remember from the get go ran return less fuel system last time I looked at the tech files.
Weight on the wheels isn't bad, what are the other specs on them? Doing something about widening the body isn't bad thing either... That's what I'm doing on my OBS but I planned to do that from the start. I'm also pushing BEYOND the GDB suspension footing on top of that for a firmer track width though.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #104
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The early US 3.0R had what i would call a semi return-less system.. 05-07 the fuel pressure regulator is not at the engine bolts to the left front strut tower here is a diagram of the piece...

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Old 07-08-2013, 11:00 PM   #105
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^^^ They do... IIRC, from 06 on the EJ25 has EL headers from the factory, and all them boys are switching to UEL to get the rumble lol.

Anyway, AMAZING work man. This kind of project takes a seriously dedi-f*cking-cated person to undertake. I don't even want to think of the stress level you must have at times..


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He was talking about the exhaust ports in the head. You can build a better header if you take into account the length of the individual ports since they are not equal length.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:22 AM   #106
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H6 is a whole different sound to begin with... Any of my H4's vs my SVX... SVX wins every time in sound!
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:15 PM   #107
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i have the same year forester and i got ksport coils that were on my 03 wrx, would they fit on the forester. im only asking cause i dont want to go through the trouble of trying to make them fit if they really arent going to. Did you have to get like the sti knuckle or something?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:01 AM   #108
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Forester figment is same as Imprezas of the same or about the same year. Front will bolt up, rears will bolt up at the knuckle, but the upper mounts will require new top hats or drilling new holes into the chassis.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #109
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So ..... To fit a set of KSport Coilovers from a 03 WRX new top hats specific to the 1999 Forester (SF) need to be fitted to Coilovers?

However, 2002-07 Struts will bold right up?
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:31 PM   #110
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you saying that i have to get 98 - 00 impreza struts?

or that my front coils off my 03 wrx will fit on my forester

my bad for the stupid questions
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:24 PM   #111
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So ..... To fit a set of KSport Coilovers from a 03 WRX new top hats specific to the 1999 Forester (SF) need to be fitted to Coilovers?

However, 2002-07 Struts will bold right up?
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you saying that i have to get 98 - 00 impreza struts?

or that my front coils off my 03 wrx will fit on my forester
Guys - Go to the Suspension, Brakes & Steering forum. You will find your answers.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #112
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02 and up Impreza suspension will bolt right in. Now, take it to the proper forum and don't litter this thread anymore.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:54 AM   #113
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too much awesome!!
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #114
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This is tickling me where bad ideas usually tickle me. This is awesome!

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:26 AM   #115
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Well, I finally got my floating rotor bobbins and hardware together. The bobbins are grade 5 titanium, rotors are 2024-t8 aluminum... all that is left for those before final assembly is a enp coating on the aluminum to increase the wear resistance, and something on the titanium to prevent galling... oh and weight is 12.8lb





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Old 07-22-2013, 11:16 PM   #116
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This is the first F1 inspired Subaru, and its a forester. AWESOME!
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:26 AM   #117
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Here are some update pics on the centerlock wheel fitment project...


Powdercoated satin black


Hubs are out of the bearings, should be done tomorrow with the machine work to convert them to a 5x130 spline drive system.


These are a little something extra I spent the last week making... custom carbon center caps



I will be spending some time this week figuring out the fender flares needed to cover these 10" wide 0 offset wheels with 275/35/18 tires. Hoping to have everything back driving in a week or so.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #118
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Wheels look great!


Get anywhere with the intake throttle bodies? I still want a set of those adapters...
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:11 PM   #119
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well i spent some time earlier this summer, working on making the throttle bodies drive by wire units...


I should be able to adapt the stock subaru DBW units to run one bank of throttles each, I have some designs that need a little attention for the runners and plenum... Its probably got another 6 months in the project so I could probably be convinced to sell you that first set
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:17 PM   #120
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Sendme PM with how much you would like for the adapters, and I can see what I can scrape together.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:34 AM   #121
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Nearly finished with the wheel/tire/ front brake upgrade




Those are the rear shots




And Fronts

These are 18x10 zero offset wheels with 275/35/18 tires
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:01 AM   #122
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Jesus man you need to calm down haha again so gorgeous. I am getting my skills up with Solidworks and Camworks so one day I can start a manufacturer making custom conversions like this center lug sex thing you got going on here. Also dam nice my college has a Formula SAE team but we got shut down because one of the kids a few years ago was testing the cars through the streets of Boston. The stance on your forester is just plain scary...Make some Porsche looking flairs for it.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:04 AM   #123
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Nearly finished with the wheel/tire/ front brake upgrade




Those are the rear shots




And Fronts

These are 18x10 zero offset wheels with 275/35/18 tires
Love that look. Keep it up... quite the looker you got there.

Also what rims are those? Are they bbs painted black with no center caps??Look sick on the fozzy.

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:33 PM   #124
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those wheels are ATS GT racing center lock wheels

http://www.ats-wheels.com/ats_wheels...id=132&lang=en

as for my center caps... they should be done soon, just need to put some good clearcoat over the carbon to prevent yellowing of the resign due to uv rays
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:45 PM   #125
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I did take some nice slows drives today, here it is without the flares






damn those small brembo brakes
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