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Old 06-05-2019, 05:52 PM   #3901
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I picked up this WRB gem last week. It's a little rough around the edges but only has 102k miles and a couple nice parts on it. Perfect base for a clean bug build.


Since picking this up, I've been working non stop to get this bug back to its glory days. I picked her up as the 5th owner with some way too stiff and low H&R coils, a ridiculous BOV, a boost leak, a severe misfire, the wrong tune and the check engine and abs lights on, as well as a swimming pool in the trunk. It did come with a Cobb AP, Cobb intake, and Greddy Evo3 catback though.

Since then, besides the normal maintenance items, I've replaced plugs, coilpacks, 02 sensors, pads and rotors, parking brake assemblies and a busted ABS ring, as well as a new timing belt with pulleys and the water pump. I also picked up a more daily drivable set of used coilovers and snagged a set of 17x7.5 SDRs with Yokohama S-Drives on them for cheap and a set of JDM skirts.

There's still alot more to do but right now it's at least running well.



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Old 06-07-2019, 10:55 AM   #3902
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Painted the tire lettering. It's my jam.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:29 PM   #3903
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Havenít done too much with the car... but I did change 2 things, mostly just waiting for the right stuff to pop up at the moment. Biggest thing is I found a Tommy Kaira bumper! Mounted it to see what it looks like, eventually Iíll send the car off for paint work... but wanting to get a few more parts before that happens. I also got some carbon wrc style mirrors for it too.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:32 PM   #3904
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Havenít done too much with the car... but I did change 2 things, mostly just waiting for the right stuff to pop up at the moment. Biggest thing is I found a Tommy Kaira bumper! Mounted it to see what it looks like, eventually Iíll send the car off for paint work... but wanting to get a few more parts before that happens. I also got some carbon wrc style mirrors for it too.
I really like the Tommy Kaira bumper!
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:25 PM   #3905
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Friday-> Saturday project:
5x114 hubs
Brembos
VA 3.54 R180
Insane Shafts rear Cvs
Ohlins FPS
RCE Wagon Springs
Brand new driveshaft
Newer trailing arms
Almost all new hardware
Continental extreme contact 235/40-18
14 Sti wheels
Etc
All beeped and paint penned, done at a not-very-secret location in Northern California. Already spec c powered w/ 07 8md box and Link Fury. Time to go to the body shop!

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Old 06-10-2019, 09:15 AM   #3906
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That's a hell of a list to do in 2 days. Car looks great.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:51 PM   #3907
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Friday-> Saturday project:
5x114 hubs
Brembos
VA 3.54 R180
Insane Shafts rear Cvs
Ohlins FPS
RCE Wagon Springs
Brand new driveshaft
Newer trailing arms
Almost all new hardware
Continental extreme contact 235/40-18
14 Sti wheels
Etc
All beeped and paint penned, done at a not-very-secret location in Northern California. Already spec c powered w/ 07 8md box and Link Fury. Time to go to the body shop!

Soon my white wagon twin will be born !

You are doing it right , those Continental Sports are some of the best daily driver / rain tires out there. I am planning on another set for my street wheels.
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:15 PM   #3908
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Itís my second set! I liked them so much on my boxster - and had such good customer feedback- I got a set for my GD!
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:15 PM   #3909
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You are doing it right , those Continental Sports are some of the best daily driver / rain tires out there. I am planning on another set for my street wheels.
I'm loving mine so far. So much more responsive than the Federal's I had before... They really seem like one of the best bangs for your buck considering the price and TireRack compares them to the PSS, but better in the rain.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:21 PM   #3910
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Iíll just leave my Federal commentary here
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:08 PM   #3911
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I have a set of the Contis on my LGT as well , Still one of the best daily driver tires ever.

My set from my original 2004 Sti BBS finally wore out this year on my friends car
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:04 PM   #3912
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My set from my original 2004 Sti BBS finally wore out this year on my friends car
Was there many miles on them at that point?
I almost bought a set but so many of the reviews of them are the same: Incredibly impressed by the performance, but some only making 10,000-15,000 miles.


Officially retired the 5 speed in favor of a JDM 6 speed. Scored an S202 shift knob to boot!




It came with some Endless pads and rotors as a bonus




Also got the "winter" trunk lid off and the "summer" trunk lid and spoiler back on.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:29 AM   #3913
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Ugh, I need a 6 speed. And brakes.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:12 AM   #3914
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Ugh, I need a 6 speed. And brakes.
Uhm...your car didnt come with brakes? Yikes.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:43 AM   #3915
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Ugh, I need a 6 speed. And brakes.
There's been a dude trying to sell a 6 spd and R180 for sub $3k for a while.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:00 AM   #3916
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I look at it .... and I look and all I keep seeing is that pos 5 speed just waiting for that one stubbed 04 sti tranny ;(
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:31 AM   #3917
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You can add stubs to any box, just change the front axle seals-
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:47 PM   #3918
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You can add stubs to any box, just change the front axle seals-


Link to this sorcery you speak of ?
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:12 PM   #3919
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You remove a cover on each side, swap the seals, replace the cover, and tap in the stubs (with lockrings)

Hate to be that guy, but you've got some searching to do. All the info is out there in the forum. Look in the transmission/deivetrain section at the faqs. Make sure to look into transfer gear ratios, because the 04 trans you mentioned won't even work with the stock bugeye rear diff.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:49 AM   #3920
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You also have to be very careful to align the covers exactly where they were. Mark them before removal.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:36 PM   #3921
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Who here has done a V7 seat swap? From what I understand, I can install them (as is) and I will lose the height adjustment...Or I can attempt to swap bases? Willing to use my stock seats as donors.

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Old 06-13-2019, 05:31 PM   #3922
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Your early seats unfortunately wonít work, you need a driverís side two bolt backrest base- 04+ highback wrx or 04+ sti. You really just need the base, you can leave your new backrest mostly assembled. Leave the new ďpassengerĒ seat assembled..

After that itís just careful swapping over the lower seat cloth and foam and you have DUAL height adjust!!! (And a spare non adjustable sti seat sitting around if you bought the whole thing)

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