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Old 02-22-2013, 10:53 PM   #1676
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Which fan can be removed if you dont have AC?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:03 AM   #1677
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Most cars have a second radiator fan just for the Air Conditioning.
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Which fan can be removed if you dont have AC?
Passenger side I'm pretty sure
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:00 PM   #1678
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I got my sti down to 3140 with no one in it. I stiil have a stock exhaust and stock bumper beams
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:27 AM   #1679
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I got my sti down to 3140 with no one in it. I stiil have a stock exhaust and stock bumper beams
what!? what'd you do?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #1680
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I got my sti down to 3140 with no one in it. I stiil have a stock exhaust and stock bumper beams
That's still heavy my 04 is at 3020 which out me in it
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:18 PM   #1681
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My 6-speed 98 is at 2790 with me in it :P
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #1682
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Got the Driveshaft Shop Al driveshaft on my 03 5spd. Fitment was an issue at first, but some grinding got it in. I love it, unlocks power and torque and combined with a lw flywheel and crank pulley, what a difference. Not to mention Al will "flex/stretch" I believe 20% more than steel which is why it's a lil easier on hard launches than the steel driveshaft, I'm not sure on the CF, but they're $800 more expensive for 1-2 lb difference, but do have better fitment
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:43 PM   #1683
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I just ordered a driveshaft shop cf driveshaft! Should be done soon hopefully! My car is pretty heavily modified so im hoping for some good improvements. Il write a review after i get it installed.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:07 PM   #1684
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I want a new propeller shaft...
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:26 PM   #1685
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Got the Driveshaft Shop Al driveshaft on my 03 5spd. Fitment was an issue at first, but some grinding got it in. I love it, unlocks power and torque and combined with a lw flywheel and crank pulley, what a difference. Not to mention Al will "flex/stretch" I believe 20% more than steel which is why it's a lil easier on hard launches than the steel driveshaft, I'm not sure on the CF, but they're $800 more expensive for 1-2 lb difference, but do have better fitment
I was reading reviews of the aluminum driveshaft and it seems like a great upgrade. Its encouraging that you noticed an immediate difference. Im hoping for the same
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:29 PM   #1686
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They are a great upgrade, huge difference I think. I bought mine used with small gashes in it and I had a balance problem at 125mph+ so I sold it. Looking to get a brand new one with hopefully no balancing issues.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #1687
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I also have an aluminum drive shaft and its really nice. The best part is that it has replaceable u joints.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #1688
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I may be an outlier here, but I didn't find the CF driveshaft to make much difference in driveline feel. It is a valuable part of my weight reduction and the ACPT shaft I have has been issue free, but it is pricey. Honestly, upgrading the trailing link bushings made a world of difference improvement in driveline feel over the CF DS, but again, I wouldn't trade it back.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #1689
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If it isn't balanced right just send it back to the company and they'll balance it, just like a rim, it'll have small weight tacked onto it. Biggest difference I felt honestly was the crank pulley, not sayin I couldn't feel it with the DS but the crank pulley was like the engine breathed a sigh of relief.

On the downside, it does suck that if we end up doin a 6 spd swap we gotta get a different DS.

A-man! good to see you, been a fan of ur thread (and of course anorexicsti) on iwsti. I agree that bushings can make a big difference, I just did shifter bushings and the shifter feels much better. As for price, that's the main reason I went with the AL DS instead of the CF, I can make up for the 2 extra pounds somewhere else. (my stomach is where I should start)
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:33 AM   #1690
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Damn, 12 years and all you've done is a lighter battery? Are you on a racing team? Team 3 Toed Sloth?

You might not think grams matter, but my numbers speak for themselves. Now, if only I had the driving skills to match my car... :/

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:44 PM   #1691
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Anyone cut out excess wires from the wiring harnesses? One of those things that would add up after a while, and would prob need a complete teardown to get it all. I'm considering it, once I can get my hands on a spare harness in case i mess it up. I figure it'd one help with weight, two reduce interference and load in the system, three allow for removal of other crap that isn't used or already removed. But definitely something that needs to be done slow and methodically to ensure proper connections are kept, good soldering job etc

I tried doing it when I did my TGVs, but saw that Subaru had used silicone type goo to cover some of the connections, meaning some parts would need to be completely removed and replaced with new wire
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:51 PM   #1692
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I'm nearly done, on the way to taping/wrapping the new harness. I haven't weighed everything yet, but the harness is much smaller now, plus you can re-route and reposition some things slightly. Most wires are simply pin-out from both ends, so less need for soldering.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:07 PM   #1693
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I figured it'd be way smaller. I know Id be losin the TGV stuff, antennae, cruise control, side airbags, all the empty plugs for features not on my car, DRLs, 3rd brake light (got the spoiler), rear O2 sensor, man the list goes on. Where'd u get the second harness from? I know they're expensive as hell from Subaru directly.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #1694
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Plus could rig up switches an stuff for things like flashing the ECU, or whatever u need, make nice clean install.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:40 AM   #1695
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Anyone cut out excess wires from the wiring harnesses? One of those things that would add up after a while, and would prob need a complete teardown to get it all. I'm considering it, once I can get my hands on a spare harness in case i mess it up. I figure it'd one help with weight, two reduce interference and load in the system, three allow for removal of other crap that isn't used or already removed. But definitely something that needs to be done slow and methodically to ensure proper connections are kept, good soldering job etc

I tried doing it when I did my TGVs, but saw that Subaru had used silicone type goo to cover some of the connections, meaning some parts would need to be completely removed and replaced with new wire
I took about 30lbs out of my harness, including relays and modules. But I don't even have a dome light anymore so YMMV


Engine bay is gutted.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:47 AM   #1696
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Holy clean... so there is an engine somewhere in that bay. I'll find it one day when I can remove all that wiring
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:53 AM   #1697
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Just be very careful. I asked a wiring guy to strip mine, he said it's much better to make one from scratch with your needs. Too many things interact. Money wasn't even the issue...
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:21 AM   #1698
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Yea it took me a ridiculous amount of time to strip and debug my wiring harness. Lots of weird problems showed up after that took me a long time to fix.

I'm currently in school taking aircraft mechanics, once I'm done I'll probably make myself a new harness from scratch up to aircraft specs :P
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:41 AM   #1699
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What intake manifold is that? Cosworth that you polished?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #1700
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Looks to be a OEM 97? or is that 98 1.8 or 2.2 manifold, EGR on the top right.
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