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Old 12-19-2020, 06:19 AM   #276
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Had some time tonight, I power-brushed the surface crud off the outward facing side of the hub and coated it.



Another thing I did as part of this phase was I might as well do a nice little upgrade to the rear brakes. Ordered some rotors intended for a 3rd gen Legacy. They're an inch larger and the parts are priced no different then RS ones.


The caliper on this corner was also starting to seize. Instead of getting another RS caliper and mix-n-match the right bracket for it, I order a whole 3rd gen Legacy caliper as well.



This was the reason for removing the rear dust shields earlier. The rotor slid right on over the handbrake shoes perfectly, and the caliper lined up and bolted directly to the hub. The rear brakes are big enough now that I can't pear over the top to line up the caliper bolts anymore Had to mount the caliper with me under the car from behind.

Subtle, but fills up a bit more space now.

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Old 12-23-2020, 02:59 AM   #277
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Good to see someone still working on their GC!
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:07 AM   #278
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nice!
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Old 01-08-2021, 02:15 AM   #279
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Passenger-side trailing arm is in.





The front end bolt in the frame didn't make as much noise breaking free as the driver's side. But this side was trickier to break free.
On the driver's side I was able to push a breaker bar or ratchet down and toward the car. The passenger side's the opposite, and one would be pulling up and away from the car. Rather then try and lift the car up I managed to put extend a wrench with interlocking another wrench and stepping down on everything from within the wheel well, just barely.





The rear hub bolt broke free as expected for this bolt. Both bolts were in mint shape as well so re-used them with some anti-seize.
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Old 01-14-2021, 02:52 AM   #280
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Both passenger side rear control arms are in.






There were 2 surprises with these on this side. The 1st was that king-pin bolt at the hub, it was nearly seized in there. Its nut came off just fine, it was eventually breaking it free by slowly applying more and more pressure til it started spinning freely in the hub.


The 2nd was a pre-stripped nut. This one was the inner nut on the front of the 2 arms.



Had to put some vice grips on it and slowly break its bolt free.


This side had me a bit concerned cause this was the corner that was hit before I bought the car... and wasn't told about. I imagine the suspension had to be removed to get in there and do the body work. I suspect this wasn't put back together completely properly either. I also wonder if anything mechanical was replaced cause of the accident - so hard to tell. What I can tell is the previous owner was a lying sack.


But, I am thankful that that everything still lined up straight when I put the new arms in. I had to turn the driver's side arms to expand them to line up with the bolt holes and had to do the same for this side. Each arm on each side has the same about of threads exposed now as the other. So I'm grateful things are straight and symmetrical.
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Old 01-27-2021, 09:44 PM   #281
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Power-brushed and coated the outside of the driver's rear hub.




In this corner the caliper is essentially new from last time, so this one is a hybrid of an RS piston body and 3rd gen Legacy bracket. I never swapped over just the bracket before, it was easier then I thought.




Passenger-rear is all put back together.



Next is some cleaning and coating of a few surfaces while the ass end is up, but it's too damn cold right now...
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:51 PM   #282
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Got my rear swaybar back from coating.


Went with light grey cause it sorta matches my front sway bar now and was a colour that didn't cost any extra. I'm adding this to the pile that I'll have my shop do cause of the broken bolt and knackered threads in the frame.
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