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Old 03-09-2018, 07:36 PM   #4126
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:01 PM   #4127
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- On Sunday pulled 2 steering shaft U-joints at Crazy Ray's, as the beater Impreza had some binding in the steering and it was suggested on corner-carvers.com that it might be the U-joint. (Ball joints and outer tie rods are < 15 months old, rack was replaced by previous owner, so it's pretty new, too.) First one I pulled off a car felt like it was starting to wear out, so I went and found another; that one felt nice and smooooth.

- This evening, braved the cold and wind and dark out in my driveway to swap out the U-joint. I yanked the steering wheel to one side to get it to lock, so that I could (hopefully) keep the rack and steering shaft in the same position and thus not have the steering wheel out of whack once I was done.

I couldn't quite get the U-joint to come off the rack input initially - I pushed the U-joint back up the splines (towards the firewall) as far as it would go, but the lower splines were still slightly hung up on the rack input.

At that point I resorted to what I had done to get the donor parts off in the junkyard - I unbolted the steering column from the dash beam to allow the column to hang. That gave more play in the whole assembly, and allowed me to pretty easily get the U-joint off the rack input and the steering shaft. Of course, that also introduced more uncertainty when it came time to put the "new" U-joint on, but I'm fairly sure I got it back on correctly. (Thus far I only backed the car out of the driveway, so I haven't really driven it yet. I'm about to head out for groceries and it will be readily apparent if the steering wheel is off about 20deg. )

The old U-joint that came off the car has one pivot that is quite stiff, so it appears the internet diagnosis / suggestion was correct.

Edit: Damn, off a spline, so I get to do it all again.

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Old 03-16-2018, 11:15 AM   #4128
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- Based on the steering wheel position, I decided I was off 2 splines, and I figured that was 1 at the rack input and 1 at the steering shaft. Took the car to the Fort Myer auto hobby shop after work, unbolted the U-joint at each end, and successfully shifted it to the correct position. (I probably could've done it at home, but I went to the hobby shop so I could have someone else hold the steering wheel while I moved the U-joint, just to be sure I got it right.)

It's a heckuva lot easier to remove/reinstall that U-joint when (1) it's not semi-rusted in place, and (2) doesn't have one pivot almost frozen solid!

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Old 03-19-2018, 07:07 PM   #4129
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Installed my JDM coin tray and took the headlights out to be dropped off for painting and installation of the Diode Dynamics C light

Canít wait to get the headlights back and install the LED headlights and DRL Harness!

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Old 03-19-2018, 08:42 PM   #4130
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Picked up an Invidia divided catless downpipe off of a local on Craigslist. Wrapped it up and bolted on after making a reducer/adapter.

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Old 03-20-2018, 12:45 AM   #4131
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- Dropped the seat back off with Pollet Automotive in Fairfax, came out great. He cut away the bad fabric and stitched it back up good as new.
http://www.submariner.org/thepno95/P...ck%20fixed.jpg

Now I need to reassemble the seat, and then figure out where I want to put the switch for the seat heater so I can get everything back in the car.
Not quite 2 months later, finally reinstalled the refurbished driver seat. Still need to pull out the center console and wire up the seat heater. My plan on that is to wait until there's absolutely no need for a seat heater anymore.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:13 PM   #4132
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Picked up an Invidia divided catless downpipe off of a local on Craigslist. Wrapped it up and bolted on after making a reducer/adapter.

notice any power gains? stock exhaust other than that???
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:59 AM   #4133
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notice any power gains? stock exhaust other than that???


Yeah, stock exhaust after the pipe. And it is still pretty quiet. Can hear turbo spool now and a light rumble is noticeable. Which I like because I donít like loud exhaust.

Low end has definitely kicked up some. Spools up quicker. It cruises at lower rpm easier. Doesnít feel like itís bogging below 2k cruising around town.

I canít tell how much of a difference overall itís making yet. I ran a log after install and Iím only getting 79% throttle input at wide open. After I change the TPS Iíll get a better feel for it.

I should mention that the uppipe was already de-catted, has a lightweight flywheel, tgv delete, and a mild tune on an ej208 longblock. So it wasnít a slouch before. Aside from being able to hear the turbo spool, it definitely made a noticeable response/power difference.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:13 PM   #4134
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Still need to pull out the center console and wire up the seat heater. My plan on that is to wait until there's absolutely no need for a seat heater anymore.
Took advantage of the nice weather to take care of the seat heater wiring this evening. Only did a quick test, just to make sure it works. I'll be out late tonight, so should be able to test it when the temp is lower.



Edit: Added the pic. The switch was just big enough that I was pretty sure if I tried to put the appropriate size hole in the "blank", that the blank would've snapped in half. So, I elected to just drill into the center console. And yes, I intentionally installed the switch at an angle, since that orients it correctly when viewed from my driving position.

Tried it out Friday night, works great. Definitely doesn't warm up as quickly as the factory seat heater in my CTS-V, but once it gets going it's nice and toasty.

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Old 03-25-2018, 08:42 AM   #4135
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Hella horns installed with Torque Solutions bracket and Grimmspeed harness



got my RokBlokz Shortz installed



bye bye chrome headlights



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Old 03-25-2018, 05:51 PM   #4136
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Nexus motorsports, out of Frederick,M.D. stage 2, invidia n1 turboback,
couldnt find anything on them on what theyve tuned.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:23 AM   #4137
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I put the Remark Axleback on yesterday!

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Old 03-27-2018, 07:17 PM   #4138
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Replaced all lamps from the dashboard - Impreza GT Turbo MY99

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Old 03-30-2018, 06:51 PM   #4139
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Hey guys its been YEARS since I posted on this.
Recently built the lower end of my 2015 sti limited.
Pistons rods bearings.
Just getting around my 1k break in for the motor, I'm pulling parts together to put on for the tune.
Today I put on the Grimmspeed intake and box and flashed the stage 1+ on the V3. Till tune.
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:49 PM   #4140
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And yes, I intentionally installed the switch at an angle, since that orients it correctly when viewed from my driving position.
I wouldn't be able to live like that haha.

Put a new DEKA ETX15L battery in.. Saves me 24 lbs and now I am at my min competition weight 3131lb driver and fuel.

(Close enough to today) - Fun in the snow @ VIR last weekend
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Old 03-31-2018, 03:27 PM   #4141
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Earlier I drove down to Andrewtech to pick up heads from being rebuilt. Just gotta order headgaskets and I can slap the heads on my spare shortblock and get my spare engine fully assembled.



Currently working on sanding and painting a fender for my sedan while it's nice out.....and later I will continue transferring my Cobb tune over to the Carberry rom.
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:31 PM   #4142
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Powered up the electronics for the first time since July. I stripped the car to a bare shell and have been completely rebuilding it, made a new wiring harness, added lots of new things, and have been rebuilding the car back-to-front.

I was happy to see everything powered up on the first try! Keyless entry works, DCCDpro cluster interface and OEM controls works, TEIN EDFC works, Zeitronix ethanol analyzer, etc all good to go!



Dropping engine in this weekend hopefully
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:39 PM   #4143
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carnz-pj-410, that interior looks phenomenal man
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:52 PM   #4144
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thanks!

it was worse than this a few days ago ( i just didn't take a pic before i started the interior work , wish i did now)


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Old 04-08-2018, 05:23 PM   #4145
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- Colored the passenger seat belt latch with a paint pen. Definitely not professional work, but looks better than the sun-bleached dirty white that it used to be (see the driver seat latch for comparison).

When I swapped the Recaro SE seat from my '97 Legacy into the '96 Impreza, I found that the seatbelt latches were the same. (I think maybe Subaru changed them in '98?) Then I remembered that I have a complete set of new seatbelts to go into the Legacy, so I could use the old seatbelt latches in the Impreza. When I looked at them, though, I decided that they were starting to fade a bit, too. If I was going to replace them, might as well do it right! So I bought a can of Rustoleum "satin poppy red" paint to shoot the Legacy latch buttons with. (The Impreza ones weren't just sun-bleached, they were actually worn down by use, so I used the Legacy buttons.) The latches come apart pretty easily so you can pull the buttons out.

Old, paint-pen-painted Impreza latch on the right, "new" Rustoleum-painted Legacy button on the right:


I think the Rustoleum color is a pretty damn good match for what the latches are supposed to be. I did consider doing another color - yellow? blue? green? - but elected to stick with red. We'll see how well the paint holds up to the metal latch hitting it over and over.
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Old 04-09-2018, 03:21 AM   #4146
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New dsp means new dsp controller mount!

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Old 04-10-2018, 02:50 PM   #4147
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Andy - Don't use photobucket for hosting pictures. Use imgur

Also you know this is Mid-Atlantic not BAIC right?
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:30 PM   #4148
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Ok, but Iím not much for blind obedience... why? I hate photobucket...

Did I miss something? I have to rebuild my thread : /
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Ok, but Iím not much for blind obedience... why? I hate photobucket...

Did I miss something? I have to rebuild my thread : /
Photobucket is charging $400/year for hotlinking images.

https://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/0...over-charging/
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:29 AM   #4150
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I just installed this beauty:



TurboXS catted J-pipe, Perrin resonated cat-back, polyurethane exhaust mounts, and Cobb OTS 91 Stage 2 v301 tune (restrictor pill removed). To prepare for it I have previously installed the Perrin pitch stop mount brace and the Mishimoto dual catch can kit.

I'm happy, but I'm also exhausted and filthy. I need a shower and bed...
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