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Old 09-28-2013, 09:42 PM   #288
xluben
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Vehicle:
2002 WRX - 750WHP
9.5s @ 150mph

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Thanks! I do like incremental changes. It makes it more enjoyable during the process. And trying to document things as I go is always a goal.

Another long night of working on the car last night. Thanks to ofspunk7 and DanFran for the help! Here are some photos. I actually decided to pull out a real camera this time. No flash. Those new lightbulbs are working well. The front of the garage (near the doors) is still a bit dark, but we didn't really need any additional light while working on the top side of the car. Just trouble lights for working underneath.

How the night started:



Courtesy table for watching. Also note the extra small mini-fridge to save time getting beer, haha.



5 speed is out! Front axles are out! One was quite a pain.



Stock 5 speed. For Sale!



6 speed shifter installed. I did some quick measurements and decided that the top linkage needed to be swapped with a linkage from a GD STI (which I had purchased). So I swapped that linkage and left the rest from the 2012 STI (has Kartboy shifter and all bushings). BUT it turns out the bottom linkage is also too long. So I'm going to have to take it all back out and swap the bottom of the linkage too



6 speed is in! 04 STI axles are in! Quite a pain getting the axles into the tranny. Seemed even tighter than it was with the 6 speed on my 2011 WRX. Also pulled the midpipe and driveshaft. Swapped the r160 driveshaft flange for one from an r180 so that I can use an STI driveshaft.



Stock 2002 WRX motor on the stand. Need to start stripping it.



2012 STI motor waiting for parts!



Getting the one axle out, and getting the 6 speed back in took way longer than expected. We also spent some time working on ofspunk7's sister's Bugeye. So it was quite the late night, but we got a lot done!

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