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Old 10-15-2018, 11:48 PM   #76
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I brought the front down about another .25"(pic to come) and had it aligned:

F: -2.5 Camber/8.1 Caster/0 Toe
R: -1.9 Camber/0 Toe

The Bilsteins are no joke. I am loving them...

Also, I happened to see a deal on Rear Brembos I couldn't pass up... They are in pretty amazing shape and with these I will not have to run rear brackets like I did last time.

I will clean them up and slowly piece together another Brembo kit F/R.

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Old 10-16-2018, 11:14 AM   #77
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This thread makes me happy.
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:42 PM   #78
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:02 PM   #79
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Haha thanks guys
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:26 PM   #80
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Updated Post 1 with parts and other info

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Old 11-14-2018, 05:07 PM   #81
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Love your car and all your mods. The pics are amazing as well.

I am VERY interested in getting the same suspension you have, but I will probably just run the OEM top hats front/rear. I'm curious how you like it? Do you have any regrets with the dampening being non-adjustable?
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:52 PM   #82
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Love your car and all your mods. The pics are amazing as well.

I am VERY interested in getting the same suspension you have, but I will probably just run the OEM top hats front/rear. I'm curious how you like it? Do you have any regrets with the dampening being non-adjustable?
Thanks man... Honestly, I have probably had over 12 different coilovers sets and once you find a good setting I rarely ever change it. To have something matched perfectly already and designed to work with this chassis is way better than having the ability to make adjustments. At least for what my usage is with the car.

Obviously the higher end setups with 2 way adjustment are going to be superior, but for the money and compared to other similar priced sets that have single adjustments I don't think you can go wrong with this set.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:57 PM   #83
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Thanks for the info. I just removed my Ohlins and Im back to stock for now. Im just ready for something else. These seems to be a decent setup for my use.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:13 PM   #84
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Installed STi Sideskirt Extensions over the weekend. They really finish the sides of the car nicely and compliment the front OEM lip and rear JDM spats.

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Old 12-03-2018, 03:13 PM   #85
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Also had my oil analyzed after 2300 miles on the Phatbotti tune.

PS- I'm running Lucas e85 fuel treatment not oil stabilizer FYI

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Old 12-09-2018, 10:50 PM   #86
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looks good
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:02 PM   #87
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My only question is why did you get rid of the Brembo's then the AP racing to go back to stock?
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:18 AM   #88
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My only question is why did you get rid of the Brembo's then the AP racing to go back to stock?
Brembos has seal issue causin clicking and other issues and I was over them.

AP were amazing but overkill on the street- noise issues caused me to sell them.

Im now piecing together another brembo setup
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:45 AM   #89
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Brembos has seal issue causin clicking and other issues and I was over them.



AP were amazing but overkill on the street- noise issues caused me to sell them.



Im now piecing together another brembo setup


Extremely interesting on the Brembo seal issue and clicking noise. Can you elaborate more on that please?
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:05 PM   #90
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Extremely interesting on the Brembo seal issue and clicking noise. Can you elaborate more on that please?
The calipers were used and I sent them to Detective Coatings in VA for a rebuild and coating.

Once installed I had strange harmonic vibration when braking hard that went away over time, but then I started to hear clicking when applying the brakes. Press the brake pedal, hear click click click... The Local suby shop couldn't explain it but said they were safe to use. They had never seen/heard this issue before but confirmed it was going on. It sounded like it was going on inside the caliper, not a pad or pin issue. I sent them back for another rebuild under warranty but ended up never reinstalling them. I was very annoyed at that point having to uninstall the entire setup F/R due to an issue with 1 front caliper. To top it off, I had issues with the crap bolts that come with the rear adapters for 04-07 Rear Brembos- the Allen Keyed Bolt Stripped from being seized.

They used Centric Seals vs Brembo Seals which I think was the issue since reading that others have had issues with Centric.

They did look pretty though

Moral of the story- Be very careful with used Brembos. Next time I will only use a Low Mileage Unmolested set and without a Rear Adapter.


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Old 12-11-2018, 02:21 PM   #91
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:37 PM   #92
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Why did you need to use the grimmspeed catback to jpipe adapter with your catback? Isnt it 3-3 connection?

Great setup.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:54 PM   #93
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Why did you need to use the grimmspeed catback to jpipe adapter with your catback? Isnt it 3-3 connection?

Great setup.
Thanks- I ran stock Jpipe for a few years, so it was needed then.

Not using it now, you are correct the Jpipe and catback are 3
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:29 PM   #94
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The calipers were used and I sent them to Detective Coatings in VA for a rebuild and coating.

Once installed I had strange harmonic vibration when braking hard that went away over time, but then I started to hear clicking when applying the brakes. Press the brake pedal, hear click click click... The Local suby shop couldn't explain it but said they were safe to use. They had never seen/heard this issue before but confirmed it was going on. It sounded like it was going on inside the caliper, not a pad or pin issue. I sent them back for another rebuild under warranty but ended up never reinstalling them. I was very annoyed at that point having to uninstall the entire setup F/R due to an issue with 1 front caliper. To top it off, I had issues with the crap bolts that come with the rear adapters for 04-07 Rear Brembos- the Allen Keyed Bolt Stripped from being seized.

They used Centric Seals vs Brembo Seals which I think was the issue since reading that others have had issues with Centric.

They did look pretty though

Moral of the story- Be very careful with used Brembos. Next time I will only use a Low Mileage Unmolested set and without a Rear Adapter.


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Thank you so much for the advice and explanation
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:36 PM   #95
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The calipers were used and I sent them to Detective Coatings in VA for a rebuild and coating.

Once installed I had strange harmonic vibration when braking hard that went away over time, but then I started to hear clicking when applying the brakes. Press the brake pedal, hear click click click... The Local suby shop couldn't explain it but said they were safe to use. They had never seen/heard this issue before but confirmed it was going on. It sounded like it was going on inside the caliper, not a pad or pin issue. I sent them back for another rebuild under warranty but ended up never reinstalling them. I was very annoyed at that point having to uninstall the entire setup F/R due to an issue with 1 front caliper. To top it off, I had issues with the crap bolts that come with the rear adapters for 04-07 Rear Brembos- the Allen Keyed Bolt Stripped from being seized.

They used Centric Seals vs Brembo Seals which I think was the issue since reading that others have had issues with Centric.

They did look pretty though

Moral of the story- Be very careful with used Brembos. Next time I will only use a Low Mileage Unmolested set and without a Rear Adapter.


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Those look awesome. Do you mind sharing how much the coating cost, and what kind of caoting it is.... Paint/powder?
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:36 PM   #96
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Those look awesome. Do you mind sharing how much the coating cost, and what kind of caoting it is.... Paint/powder?
Powder! $600 for full strip, coat, and rebuild.

They covered my seal issue for free without any issue at all FYI. Id use them again, just being careful to find a good core set to start with

https://detectivecoating.com/index.html

My wheel/brake setup is in their gallery http://detectivecoating.com/brake-calipers.html
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Old 12-18-2018, 02:59 PM   #97
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Nice build Jeff.. I went with the AP Radi-Cals v2 version which don't have the noise issues as the essex AP version have. same great bite with less noise.. paired with Ferrodo DS2500 they do well for DD and light track, and easy swap for to ds3000 for heavy track. I've also heard good things about the YellowSpeed brand, yet I can't speak much as I have never owned any. Wow you did quite a few re-changes to get it how you want it.. I did similar.. yet I went the other way.. I'm slowly building a more RallyCross oriented build, here is my rig before I went crazy https://wheelwell.com/killadawg-09-1...016-subaru-wrx

I currently pulled the radio and gutted the interior ;-).. I will be deleting the AC as well. Only thing that sucks is that I can't run rally wheels on my current brakes.. I might be selling these or swapping for Smaller 4/2pot setup that fit on 17 method rally wheels
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So clean, so subtle. Love it.
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Nice build Jeff.. I went with the AP Radi-Cals v2 version which don't have the noise issues as the essex AP version have. same great bite with less noise.. paired with Ferrodo DS2500 they do well for DD and light track, and easy swap for to ds3000 for heavy track. I've also heard good things about the YellowSpeed brand, yet I can't speak much as I have never owned any. Wow you did quite a few re-changes to get it how you want it.. I did similar.. yet I went the other way.. I'm slowly building a more RallyCross oriented build, here is my rig before I went crazy https://wheelwell.com/killadawg-09-1...016-subaru-wrx

I currently pulled the radio and gutted the interior ;-).. I will be deleting the AC as well. Only thing that sucks is that I can't run rally wheels on my current brakes.. I might be selling these or swapping for Smaller 4/2pot setup that fit on 17 method rally wheels
WOW- Stripping and Rallying a new car takes some guts. It looks great.

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Thanks!
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added some small things over the holidays-

-OEM Black Fender Badges
-Cobb Radiator Cap
-Cobb Delrin Oil Cap
-Perrin Reservoir Cover

My battery died so on went an Optima Red Top 35

Also picked up some Front Brembos to match the rear set I had.

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