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Old 12-14-2020, 02:00 AM   #326
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How is the roll cage at this point? Cause any noises to pop up?
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Old 12-14-2020, 02:37 AM   #327
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How is the roll cage at this point? Cause any noises to pop up?
It's fine. Yeah there are occasionally some squeaks from rubbing on the interior trim, but nothing I find too annoying. Some creaks when going over uneven surfaces as well. It's fine for a daily driver in my opinion, but I also don't mind a noisy car.
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Old 12-15-2020, 05:30 PM   #328
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Got some ARP long studs on the way, but couldnít resist fitting the LMs on. 8mm spacers all the way around.



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Old 12-16-2020, 12:23 AM   #329
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Looks great.
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Old 12-16-2020, 04:11 AM   #330
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Thanks.
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Old 12-25-2020, 08:21 AM   #331
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Collecting parts for a Tomei head rebuild.



Oversized valves, valve seats and guides pictured. Still have to get the titanium retainers, springs, some shims, and cams.
Hopefully Iíll have everything I want for a rebuild in 2022.
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Old 12-27-2020, 06:35 PM   #332
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Collecting parts for a Tomei head rebuild.



Oversized valves, valve seats and guides pictured. Still have to get the titanium retainers, springs, some shims, and cams.
Hopefully Iíll have everything I want for a rebuild in 2022.

Do mind sharing what it cost over there for those parts and which cams?
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Old 12-28-2020, 06:38 AM   #333
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Well, this package was a bit over $1,000.
Oversized Valve set: •47,237
Valve guides: •23,231
Valve seats: •54,207

Going with a set of Tomei Procams:
260 Intake 264 Exhaust.
The set will be about $1,000 as well.

Then the retainers and springs are looking to be around $700.

So call it 3 grand just in parts to do all the Tomei stuff.

Still debating on whether or not to get the adjustable cam pulleys. Havenít had that discussion with my tuner yet. If he feels there will be a big benefit to using them, then Iíll have to fit them in the budget.

I would also like see about changing the crank pulley to ATI or Fluidampr. Still doing research on that though. But may have to leave that on the back burner for a bit.

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Old 01-25-2021, 07:59 PM   #334
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Quick update:
Got the valve springs in to add to the Tomei parts hoard.
Also have the titanium valve spring retainers on order, but they're out of stock for 6 months or more.
Good thing I'm in no rush.

Likely the last purchase for awhile. But I am planning on pulling the trigger on a set of cams at the end of the year.

Also in, a Cusco front member brace. Planning to color match it to the body during my spring holiday. Since the front bumper will be off for the install, I'm also planning to swap out the headlight housings as the current ones have broken mounting tabs.
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Old 01-31-2021, 02:36 AM   #335
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Oil change, wash, and wax coating on the carbon.

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Old 02-07-2021, 02:03 AM   #336
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Old 02-17-2021, 09:07 PM   #337
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We got a nice dusting yesterday. Itís been a few years since Subie-chan saw snow. It usually accumulates pretty good in the mountains, but never in the city.





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Old 02-18-2021, 12:36 AM   #338
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Good pics, looks beautiful ***10052;***65039;
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Old 02-18-2021, 12:45 AM   #339
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nice bug-I wish I could find a set of v7 wheels with no rashes
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:55 AM   #340
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I love the bugeyes so much; I'll own one someday.

You have a beauty on your hands here. The silver is super underrated and looks surprisingly good with the gold wheels.
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:38 PM   #341
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Good pics, looks beautiful ***10052;***65039;


Thanks. It was nice and didn't accumulate on the pavement, so I didn't have to shovel, which was the best part.





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nice bug-I wish I could find a set of v7 wheels with no rashes


The ones with no rash are a bit pricy for a factory wheel. All of mine have some rash and paint damage, but not too bad. One of mine with summer tires got pretty messed up and doesn't balance so well anymore though, so that's a bummer. I'm thinking about getting the winter set refinished and using them with summer tires, and switching the summer ones over because of that.



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I love the bugeyes so much; I'll own one someday.



You have a beauty on your hands here. The silver is super underrated and looks surprisingly good with the gold wheels.


Honestly, I love the silver. After shooting the car in black and white I fell in love with the silver and gold combination. You can see the body lines so clearly. After I get the body where I want it to be, I can't wait to get the paint refreshed. Just need the Varis hood, Chargespeed roof vane, and Do-Luck body kit. It'll be stunning.

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Old 02-23-2021, 08:09 AM   #342
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Got this in awhile back. Took of the NACA sticker to put back on after color matching it to 01G silver paint code.



Weíll be on spring break in just about 4 weeks. Iíve put in for the time off so Iíll have time to paint and install it then, among other things. Also looking forward to painting the side mouldings black and covering up the chrome again, as well touching up the hood scoop and left side mirror. Itís going to be a busy spring holiday again.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:55 PM   #343
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Hi people
Can you please tell me if it is worth waiting for the Electro version of Subaru?
https://subarucarusa.com/2022-subaru...-electric-car/
How do you think will be worth it? or is gasoline engine is the best forever

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Old 03-03-2021, 06:32 PM   #344
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I believe you can direct your question to an appropriate thread here:
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=34
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:52 PM   #345
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Pretty sure heís a robot lol or just clowning
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:21 AM   #346
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Oh I know. But I figured Iíd be nice and throw that out there just in case.
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Old 03-12-2021, 02:35 AM   #347
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Adding to the parts pile.



Holiday starts on the 20th. Hopefully the weather cooperates and I can get everything done.
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:44 AM   #348
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The weather is perfect today and Iím home alone and motivated, so itís time to get some work done.





Got rid of the Cusco blue and put on the subie silver.









Changed out the wheel studs for longer kyo-ei ones which are fitting on really nicely. Running a 10mm hub centric spacer.
Yes, Iím aware of the downsides. Iíll only be running them with these wheels on which wonít be all the time. Probably not even most of the time.

Still have to finish the fronts. I started with the rear because they seem to be more of a pain to get done.


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Old 03-15-2021, 11:53 AM   #349
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The front studs are much easier to change for sure. As usual, your car is looking great.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:24 PM   #350
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Thanks. Iím glad I did the rears first. Better to have the easy job after lunch.
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