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Old 12-08-2019, 02:25 PM   #1376
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Put vehicle on battery tender for the winter. Found firewall side ground strap broken; removed and ordered replacement terminal and $170 crimper for .30 terminal
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:44 PM   #1377
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Master cylinder brace ya noobs.
I thought that's what it was.

What I have to wonder about is how much structural loading it introduces to the master cylinder as the chassis flexes under loads coming from braking, cornering, and bumps.


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Old 12-08-2019, 04:48 PM   #1378
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Master cylinder brace ya noobs.


Yes it is a Master Cylinder Brace. It was a good deal to pass on.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:38 AM   #1379
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Ordered a ton of new parts. ALK, trans brace, steering box bushings, sway bars etc.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:01 PM   #1380
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not TODAY, but this past week in the tri-state area, threw on the snow shoes and....what else! went for a cruise in the "storm"

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Old 12-09-2019, 01:41 PM   #1381
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Installed a stupid 20mm STI rear sway bar to replace my wimpy stock 17mm bar, but it only sorta kinda fits....... ugh.

Lots of conflicting information all over the internet on this one, and while it does "fit" if you run the endlinks on the inside of the bar tabs, the angles still aren't quite right and definitely sideloads the links a bit, even with sloppy 15 year old endlink bushings.

Time to keep searching for a real '02 20mm sedan bar and see how long it'll take to break these plastic links


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Old 12-10-2019, 08:41 AM   #1382
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I don't think we've had one of these in General for awhile. So, without further ado, here's what I did to my subie today:

Wiretucked my accessport wire





And I got my stuck cupholder working. It's amazing how much crud can build up in ~15 years!

How bout you all?
Today I had gone to install my hks bov on my 2017 wrx with 19000km on it , and already Iíve found problems , my turbo fins are broken which I find quite odd , anyone
Els have his ?
After that I did slap some new rims on the car tho !
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:59 PM   #1383
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Installed a set of rally armor mud flaps on the new 2020 WRX .
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:46 PM   #1384
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Finished cutting my trunk out. Gonna start fabbing up an axle-back that's gonna end up coming out the left and right of the license plate. It's going to be pretty wild if I say so myself.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:49 AM   #1385
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Finished cutting my trunk out. Gonna start fabbing up an axle-back that's gonna end up coming out the left and right of the license plate. It's going to be pretty wild if I say so myself.
Pictures when its done!
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Old 12-19-2019, 08:14 AM   #1386
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I thought that's what it was.

What I have to wonder about is how much structural loading it introduces to the master cylinder as the chassis flexes under loads coming from braking, cornering, and bumps.


Norm
Being mounted that close to the strut tower, it's not like this modifications makes the master cylinder a structurally integral part of the chassis.

Have you watched some videos of the master cylinder movement on cars without the support? It's a greater concern that the master cylinder will bounce and stress it's own components before any vibrations from the chassis get fed to the part.
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Old 12-19-2019, 01:23 PM   #1387
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^^^
See my other post above


I didn't like the way the rear STI bar had my stock plastic endlinks tweaked, so I panic ordered a Whiteline 22mm adjustable rear sway bar and some of their endlinks. With a trackcross event coming up in a few days, I didn't want to risk breaking the endlinks and messing up the handling on the track, 3 hours from home.

I set the bar in the softest setting, similar to 21mm dia bar, and man, the car rotated A LOT better than I anticipated, especially with a quick throttle lift mid-corner.

Progression: 17mm<20mm<22mm in less than a week


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Old 12-19-2019, 07:04 PM   #1388
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Finally got the Nameless strut bar I ordered on Black Friday.

Upset because I can't use my intercooler cover with it.



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Old 12-20-2019, 02:06 PM   #1389
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After installing the strut bar, Iíve now got a clunk on the front driver side.

Anyone have similar issues? Is it just the infamous Sti strut clunk?
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Old 12-20-2019, 02:20 PM   #1390
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I furiously refreshed my browser waiting for status updates from UPS to see if my Q300 had been delivered yet. Spent a bunch of time drooling over parts I want but don't wanna break the bank, and trying to figure out minor part differences for some upcoming work (ex- oem vs grimmspeed turbo/downpipe gasket)
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Old 12-20-2019, 05:04 PM   #1391
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Installed an STi flexible strut brace. Curious to see how this feels in the twisties.
thoughts?
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Old 12-20-2019, 05:06 PM   #1392
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installed a set of michelin pilot sport 4s and 18" enkei raijins. not sure how I feel about the tires yet. previous were stock sport maxx on 2017 limited wheels.


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Old 12-20-2019, 08:44 PM   #1393
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^^ Car looks good! I run Pilot Sport A/S +3 on my daily driver and honestly speaking, I think Continental DWS06 is considerably more superior in colder weather.
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:47 PM   #1394
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Agree car looks great and excited to hear all about any new Christmas mods, gifts happy holiday to all 🤙🏽❤️
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:28 AM   #1395
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installed a set of michelin pilot sport 4s and 18" enkei raijins. not sure how I feel about the tires yet. previous were stock sport maxx on 2017 limited wheels.

Love the way the car looks. Is that the Perrin gurney flap you have?
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:16 PM   #1396
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I sat in my Subaru today for 20 minutes and cried because she still Wonít start
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:26 AM   #1397
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installed a set of michelin pilot sport 4s and 18" enkei raijins. not sure how I feel about the tires yet. previous were stock sport maxx on 2017 limited wheels.
I put a set of Raijins on my '19 about the same time as you did, except that for me they're going to be the wheels for my colder-season tires (Michelin A/S 3+, following very good experience with the A/S 3+'s predecessor on our LGT). I do like the split 7-spoke design, and it's what the Mustang already wears for its track time (Forgestar F14 in 18x11, all four). I'm only getting around to posting a picture now because the forum now has it's own photo hosting and I've sort of figured out how to use it.

I personally had no color preference whatsoever for the wheels this time around. Gunmetal fell off the list by not being available in 8.5" width, so I had my wife cast the tie-breaking vote between black and silver. Hey - we've had more than 50 Christmases together and she still only drives stick-shift . . .

If you look close, that's a little frost you see along the roof line and C-pillar. It was 27įF when I snapped the picture this morning.




Merry Christmas, gang.


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Old 12-25-2019, 03:17 PM   #1398
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:48 PM   #1399
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Put tyre shine on it
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:08 PM   #1400
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Washed the 2019 today and the 2016 yesterday.
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