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Old 12-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #68
JarHarms
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Member#: 138994
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: DeKalb-ish, IL
Vehicle:
06 WRX Ltd

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Got about 300 test miles in before snow dropped. So far so good, the ratio changes on the 6MT are (for my needs/wants) well worth the cost and hassle. The new Quaife front diff has also turned out to be a blessing in disguise. All this car needs now is a proper LSD in the rear which I should have sorted out in the spring with the R180 and however I plan to merge those parts to the car. The other WRX's that I have 6MT swapped all handled better but this is a nice change to that improvement. The StopTech front pads are already showing improvement over the Posi-Quiets.....rear StopTech pads are sure to follow in the spring. Strangely the D-Specs are now operating silently now.

Picked up a fairly clean set of silver BBS 5x114 wheels. Still going back and forth on new hubs as-is 5x114 or converted to 5x100. The thing is I REALLY like my MT1's but I'm not a fan of using such special parts like redrilled 5x100 hub units. Although I have used them before. There really isn't a cost savings one way or another. At least I have all winter to think it over.


I did not get the steering rack installed. So it goes on next year's list along with the steering wheel, new sport mesh grills, and hopefully a new front bumper. Once I get my plan figured for this hub conversion I'll be out of those D-Specs for good. If I can really make progress I'll get the powertrain parts installed and have this thing e-tuned. I did wrap the downpipe that has been hiding out in the basement. I usually do not use thermal wrap but this new LR type wrap is a HUGE improvement over the old FG "junk" wrap. 51' in the package, 37' for a complete wrap, and 14' leftover for something else. I'll run this wrapped for awhile, until I get enough parts lined up to send to Swain.
**Yes, yes I wrap back to front just because that is always how I have done it. I think it looks cleaner when looking in the engine bay.
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