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Old 06-24-2014, 08:00 AM   #751
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Wowy is that bugeye speedo waaayyyyy off hahaha.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:30 AM   #752
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Wowy is that bugeye speedo waaayyyyy off hahaha.
I have the VSSPro so I can adjust it as needed. I think it was about right with the wheels I had on over the winter, but the taller summer tires have apparently made it a bit off. Looks like it's around 6%.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:42 PM   #753
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Since I actually had a car I was driving this year, my brother took photos with my Canon S110. I took a few with a Canon 5D as well.

Here's a link to the gallery:

http://www.benjohnsonphotography.com...m37g/i-9FcVJC4











John's broken axle:





My broken axle:





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Old 06-24-2014, 03:53 PM   #754
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Why didn't you run it with the RPF? I'd assume they are a bit lighter than the OEM wheels.
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:02 PM   #755
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Why didn't you run it with the RPF? I'd assume they are a bit lighter than the OEM wheels.
The RPF1's had g-Force R1 tires on them. The wheel and tire combo weighs a considerable amount less than the 2011 WRX wheels and Federals (~35lbs, I think). I borrowed them for 2 passes.

One of them launched hard, but apparently I rolled through the lights and the times were off. The second pass I spun all the way through 1st and then an intercooler pipe popped off in 3rd.

The owner of the wheels and tires broke an axle with them no his first pass with a rotated GT30R setup. My axle didn't break with them on, it broke the next day when I was back on the Federals.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:48 AM   #756
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Here are some photos I took last night while I was at Boom Island for an MNSubaru meet.

The full gallery can be found here:

http://www.benjohnsonphotography.com...sland/n-Cv829/



My daughter is the miniature photographer











Which would you rather have?





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Old 06-27-2014, 11:53 AM   #757
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I did a little work on the car last night.

Completed 6/26/14:
  • Extend Breather Hose Vent - Done
  • Install PW JDM Bumper Quick Release - Done
  • Fix Exhaust Leak at Downpipe to Catback - Installed Double Gasket
  • Check Tire Pressure - Raised to 36psi
First was updating the crankcase breather hose. Backing up a bit, I originally plumed the heads to the port on back of the block, and then out to atmosphere through the OEM PCV valve, and through a small 9/32" hose to the back of the car. This ended up being a restriction and caused the car to smoke on decel.

A day before going up to BIR I redid it with 1/2" hose all the way. I swapped the OEM t-fitting (with PCV valve) for a normal 1/2" t-fitting. Then I used a ~2ft 1/2" hose to vent to atmosphere. That's all the hose I had at the time, so it ended up venting right by the front axle. It cure the smoking issue, but smelled terrible while idling.

So last night I swapped the ~2ft hose for a ~10ft 1/2" hose and ran it all the way to the back of the car. It still vents properly, but smells much better in the cabin. This is great because I've been daily driving the car this week. I ziptied the hose up out of the way of any moving parts. I'll just have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't fall down.

Here's a shot of the t-fitting going to the vent (can't really see much):



Next up was the PW JDM bumper quick releases. During the FMIC install I noted that the bumper was a pretty tight fit, so I bought this kit. But in the end I got a few clips in and it seemed fine. But while at the dragstrip I popped the corner clip out twice, so I figure I probably should just put on the quick releases to be safe. I'm not super sold on the look, but it isn't all that bad.

Here's the parts:



I used a 3" BandAid to measure the hole spacing:



Drilled some holes with a stepped bit:





Installed with allen key and 11mm socket, then put on the rubber o-ring:



Not too noticeable from a distance:



Then I put the car up on stands to check on an exhaust leak at the downpipe to midpipe. I loosened the bolts, centered the two flanges and tightened it back down. It still leaked. Then I took a look and notice that the flanges don't quite align flat. The bottom is touching, but the top has a gap. I grabbed another GrimmSpeed 3" gasket and doubled it up. This seems to have cured or nearly cured the leak. Hopefully with some heat cycles it will decide to seal up. Otherwise I can add some silicone gasket maker.

Last thing was to go for a drive and add 10psi back into the tires. I had dropped it to 25psi for the track and then forgotten to fill them back up. Now I'm back up around 36psi which should be a bit better for normal street use. Since I've been daily driving the car, this should help with mileage a bit.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:47 PM   #758
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Here are some new shots from tonight:





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Old 06-30-2014, 09:39 PM   #759
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Here are some new images from today.







NF Performance:


NFected:


Recaro Euro Carseat:


Anarchy Motive Shift Knob:


MapDCCD Controller:
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:59 PM   #760
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Im just curious why you have such a stock suspension, any plans for upgrades ?
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:01 PM   #761
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Im just curious why you have such a stock suspension, any plans for upgrades ?
Seems to be doing the job. May change it up at some point. Just not a priority.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:42 PM   #762
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I finally got my Prodrive lip installed tonight (it has been sitting in my garage for >6 months). It was definitely a tight fit, but I made it work. I started by bolting on the ends, then I used a clamp to hold the lip up in place, and then I drilled holes through the lip and bumper. Once I made the holes I bolted it on. I did 4 bolts along the bottom as well as the 2 on the ends. 6 in total. Nothing in the middle, because there really isn't anything good to bolt it to. I did it all with the bumper on the car. I think this was one of my issues when I was trying to install it before (with the bumper off the car).

I didn't use any of the double sided tape that was included, or any epoxy/glue that others have used. I used 6mm threaded nuts and bolts with flanged heads, going into a 1/4" hole. I may go back and add washers just in case. Even now they feel pretty secure, but the two middle bolts aren't actually holding the lip and bumper flat against each other. There is a gap (this is why it is normally held with tape instead of bolts or clips), so there could be some bounce/shifting while driving. I may have to Loctite the nuts. We'll see. I hope it holds up!

Here are some camera phone pictures. Prepare for terrible quality!

One on each end (through existing holes in the bumper):


The one on the right is through and existing hole in the bumper. The one on the left I had to drill a new hole:


Reverse angle:


Installed photos:






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Old 07-01-2014, 08:34 AM   #763
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Here are some outdoor camera phone shots:



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Old 07-02-2014, 10:53 AM   #764
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Here are some better photos with the lip on.



Used push pins on the ends because they're visible. Nuts and bolts underneath.
















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Old 07-02-2014, 10:59 AM   #765
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the lip actually doesn't look half bad because your sideskirts are unpainted.

you should paint the FMIC black

swap the rear badge form WRX to a 2.5RS commence troll
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:14 PM   #766
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Painted lip, side skirt, and lowered a bit and I think it would look great! super sleeper.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:08 PM   #767
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the lip actually doesn't look half bad because your sideskirts are unpainted.

you should paint the FMIC black

swap the rear badge form WRX to a 2.5RS commence troll
OK, thanks.

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Painted lip, side skirt, and lowered a bit and I think it would look great! super sleeper.
Yep, lower would look better.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:42 PM   #768
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This is from last night:

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My brother and I just took the suspension off his car and put it on mine. Now I'm having issues with excessive camber on the driver's front corner only. The suspension setup is stock WRX struts with Eibach springs.

They did not have any issues on his car. None of the other corners have issues on my car. Just the driver's front. It is waay more camber than it should be, even with the lobe on the camber bolt pointing straight out. The tire rubs hard on the strut.

What could cause this? Could it be the orientation of the rotating top hat mount that bolts up to the strut tower? What else could it be? It literally went straight from his car (no issues) onto my car (excessive camber).
Did some brainstorming in the Bugeye thread:

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Well, here's how much camber it has:



And here's where it rubs:



Camber bolt is in the upper strut knuckle hole. Lobe is out. Tires are somewhat close in all other corners, but this one is wedged against the strut even before fully tightening down the lugs, or putting the car on the ground.
Today I pulled it back apart and again and found this:

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Took a picture of each camber bolt hole.

Driver | Passenger



Looking at the photos I noticed the driver side was bent!



I swapped the spring onto the stock strut I had and it fits fine now.



Contacted previous, previous owner and found that he hit a pothole and they "fixed" it by using an aftermarket camber bolt
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:08 PM   #769
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New ride height:



Eibach Pro Kit Springs
OEM WRX Struts
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:54 PM   #770
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lol right after I say lower would look better, we learn you already lowered it.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #771
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lol right after I say lower would look better, we learn you already lowered it.
Yep, I read your mind, in the future.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:16 PM   #772
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Yep, I read your mind, in the future.
Super powers.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:23 AM   #773
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My Bugeye made a new friend tonight.

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Old 07-03-2014, 12:27 AM   #774
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Nice

It's so fat compared to the bugeye
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:34 AM   #775
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Nice

It's so fat compared to the bugeye
Even with the 6 speed in the Bugeye, it still weighs about 400lbs less. I think the 2015's look great though.
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