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Old 09-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #51
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if i might add my view...

For the wing, see if you can't get either gloss CF 3M wrap for the top (which would look fantastic with the roof vane, or remove the matte wrap and get a pair of wing stiffs in CF, and slot those in. that would add good flow and increase the BAMF level.

for the hood, love the idea of sourcing a aspen white rs hood, or even another sti one, as it would fit better. but if you keep the CF, please black out the mesh parts with some spray paint, they stick out like a sore thumb.

and a CF exhaust garnish and CF lip would look heroic and really tie the car together. I know this isn't my car haha but i just wanted to see if any of those ideas float.

Sick car though!
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #52
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Thanks for the comments. all of these I have considered. I only throw the STi wing on from time to time (usually rock the wingless trunk). sti wing will get stiffys at some point, and the matte will be replaced with gloss, or alternate top part, (wing garnish, or syms top). never been huge on the cf hood, car came with it, rs or another white sti hood will be sourced out at some point. Mesh painting has been on my to do list for months and i never get around to it! and CF lip i've wanted but always been afraid of ripping off an expensive lip. its all coming together, and i appreciate the feedback.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #53
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Yeah man, keep at it. i personally love box spoilers, never understood why any would replace sti or evo trunks with wingless ones, but thats just me.

I'm actually gonna be in savannah Georgia next week! hopefully some point you will realize that you miss the northeast and return, as I will in a few months
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #54
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I do miss the northeast. I miss the air, the mountains, and the twity roads throughout. especially driving in the snow. I would always go out when others would stay in. Although this STI has never seen snow or salt, so I may try to keep her that way. What are you doing in Savannah, I just moved out of savannah a few weeks ago, just 45 minutes away though. thanks again for the comments.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:47 AM   #55
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I put a coat of clear on the diffuser, hopefully to help keep it a little cleaner. I will update in a few weeks to see how clean its stayed, or not.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:54 PM   #56
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sun was shining this morning as i was pulling out of the garage. figured I would snap a shot before she gets all dirty at the beach. (I just did wash, clay, wax, and it has been sitting a couple days)


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Old 10-02-2012, 04:02 PM   #57
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Savannah is a sweet place, reminds of a southern type of Boston
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #58
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Yes its a beautiful little city. college town, not too crazy, lots of great restaurants. Nice little car scene.... and no open container law so you can wander the streets from bar to bar!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #59
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got bored and messed around a little today. I used to have a similar setup on my old 2.5RS so i thought I'd try again. Intake heat shield DIY.

What I used:

Small piece of sheet metal, cut to desired size needed for clearance and fit. Bent to fit. Painted to desired color, or left metal.

Found some random hardware- "c" bracket, and short screw with nut.



Test fit it on the intake, under the hose clamp, against the filter.


Test fit the hardware on the shield


painted the shield red, to match my other under hood goodies.


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Cleaned up under the hood while the paint dried, the shield matches pretty well in my opinion.


I would have used more c brackets if i had them, at least one more. I will put another on eventually, this was a quick mock up to reproduce the one I had made for my 2.5RS
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #60
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i like the the VT plates! do you know what can be done to a car and still pass inspection??
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:27 PM   #61
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In regards to what? What do you want to do to your car? I'm out of state so VT inspection laws don't apply really. but in VT I know you need cats, and front plate. no windshield tint or front window tint. There obviously lots of little shops around you may get to pass your car, but by going by the books, thats what I know.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #62
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Went back to wingless for a little bit.






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Old 10-15-2012, 09:23 PM   #63
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Nice day the other day, and I was bored so I did a little more cleaning up under the hood., and took some photos while I was out.



















Re worked the FMIC sprayer setup a bit more, got it closer to how I want it, have to add in another nozzle or two to fully spray the IC but Its' getting closer.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #64
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any updates on your front mount spray setup?
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:34 AM   #65
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hey corehax, no updates on the sprayer yet, I've found the spray gets pretty weak the more nozzles I add. I think I can get away with 2-3 but with 4 and the water was just dripping out. I'm assuming the motor for the water spray is pretty weak, as it was designed to just spray out of one nozzle on the smaller tmic. I'll keep you updated when I get everything in place.

here's a picture to keep my thread going... plasti-dip started peeling from the edge of a couple of the wheels on a long trip I made.. So i just took a rzor blade and went around the inner lip of the wheel. Looks alright. I'll fix them at some point.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:31 PM   #66
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What % are you tail lights tinted?
Looking to do mine soon and I'm trying to find what % to get.
I don't want it too dark, pretty much however dark I can before it effects light output.
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i like the the VT plates! do you know what can be done to a car and still pass inspection??
Of course it depends on where you go, but cats, front window tint, tail light tint, HIDs, and no front plates are the most common things.
Vermont isn't overly strict with modifications, the main thing is front plates and front tint.
Aside from that they don't tend to stop people for modifications.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:53 PM   #67
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Not sure what % these ones are, I ordered them from bluebatoverlays. you can easily see the lighting through it though. I used to have darker ones that were a little thicker vinyl, from rockblocker, but they arent around anymore.

and yes, tint and front plate is really the only thing you'll get pulled over for in vermont. as far as mods go. if they are picky and bored they'll get you for exhaust, lighting, etc...

but as far as inspection goes, you gotta have a cat, no front tints, front plates, and the basics of working equipment.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:58 PM   #68
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I'm not big on stickers/decals/emblems, but I'll rock this one for a bit.



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Old 11-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #69
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Update: been a busy busy weekend. I've been waiting until I had a little bit of cash, time, and a place to do some maintenance.
I had an oil leak starting, (thinking rear main seal) and a noisy throwout bearing. I had two options, pull the motor, or drop the trans. I went the trans route.

the plan was to drop the trans, replace oil seal, and throwout bearing, and re-assemble.


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Old 11-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #70
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Day one of maintenance, we came up with a game plan and starting taking things apart. FMIC piping off, and get a good look from above, and below the car once it was on the lift.




drained oil, rear diff, and trans fluid, took off the exhaust, driveshaft and subframe, to give us full access to the trans. we were having trouble getting the male axles out of the trans, we unbolted the two lower bolts on the strut housings and were short by about an inch on both sides. This was a pretty good stopping point for the day.







Day two,
did some research and found out you can leave those bolts connected, pop the ball joint out, and swing the brakes out of the way enough the axle will clear. lowered the car back down a little, disconnected all the plugs, pitch stop, top trans bolts, shift fork...

raised the car back up, got the lower bolts off the trans, shift linkage disconnected. and raised the trans jack up. moment of truth, balancing and wiggling a 200 pound trans off the motor. it came apart surprisingly easy, although the motor was put in about 3 years ago. finally got everything out safely.



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Old 11-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #71
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I was pumped we were making progress. pulled the old throwout bearing off, so i could take off the clutch and flywheel to get to the main seal, oil plate etc.

old and new TO bearing


This is where the surprise came in:
got the clutch and flywheel off.... Clutch is done..

Being a six puck clutch, it was still grabbing fine and not slipping, so I didn't really think about it.


some scoring on the fidanza flywheel


So we were kind of a stopping point, as i didnt have a new clutch to throw back in there.

we decided to skip that for now and do whatever else we could...
Took a look at rear main seal- bone dry. Ive been told if its not leaking to just leave it alone. but the oil was coming from somewhere.
Oil sperator plate maybe?


we cleaned that up, installed a new oil plate and hardware.
thought possibly it was the oil pan gasket leaking, so we figured we would go ahead and change that out. this turned out to be a project in itself, as the exhaust maninfold had to come off, and the pan wouldnt come down without removing the oil pickup with it. but we did get the pan sealed up and re-installed.



got some group N motor mounts and trans mounts also, so we got those installed also:




installed some perrin shifter bushings, and turninconcepts transmission crossmember bushings as well!
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #72
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So I did some ordering today, ordered some new axle seals, as the ones i had in there we kinda jacked up trying to get the axles out the first day, also ordered a new clutch. I was limited on funds so I had some trouble trying to decide which clutch to go for. I wanted something a with a little better specs than stock, but nothing too aggressive. the 6 puck chattered a lot and I dont really need anything that aggressive for my daily driver, also i dont put down any huge power numbers.
the ACT stuff is really nice but pretty pricey, and the base line exedy clutch kits were pretty much stock specs. so i ended up going with another competition clutch kit, this time a full face stage 2 carbon kevlar. It should be here in the next couple days, and then we can re-install everything.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:26 AM   #73
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Update, as I never did once I got the car back together. Got the new axle seals and clutch installed, trans back in the car, and everything re-assembled. car is running well, but I have to give it a little time to break in the clutch. Overall this was a good learning experience to see how everything came apart and went back together, and It feels good to do it myself and not pay for crazy labor, even though it wasn't necessarily a fun job.






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Old 12-19-2012, 08:24 AM   #74
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I've had this carbon fiber roof vane spoiler sitting around for about a year now, haven't had the balls, time or energy to drill into my roof, but i finally just went for it. I cried a little on the inside when the drilling first began, but now that its installed I'm happy with the result. I went with the cf one to compliment the cf hood and roof wrap, but I feel the oem roof vane spoilers would be easier to install, as the end caps/feet are removable so you can see where to drill. we had to do a lot of marking, and measuring, overall I think it's pretty good placement and fit.





I wanted it to look more oem fitting, and looking, so I got the "feet" painted white to match the car. it gives it a more oem look, similar to the way the 06/07 ones come.

and it begins:


start with small holes:


then drill bigger:


Installed:








The hardest part was the drilling, as there are three layers to get through, and you have to drill out prttey big to get the hardware and tools in there to mount it. that and working with the headliner still in the car, some threads said you could just pull the c pillars and the back of the headliner, but it was starting to crease so we took out the dome light and out ***** handles and were able to work a little easier on it.

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:29 AM   #75
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Nice, where did you go for the install?
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