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Old 08-16-2019, 09:43 AM   #1126
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Cleaned out the rear end some and mocking up camera finally



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Old 08-16-2019, 02:12 PM   #1127
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2 new door strikers(with the plastic coating)
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:53 AM   #1128
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Very nicely done!

Hit any snags along the way?

What made you replace the front half shafts?
The two front half shafts had play in them and i had a pair laying around with almost no play. So might as well change them

I didn't really hit any majoy snags tbh.
Parts are a little hard to come by in The Netherlands, so I've imported most parts from the UK and USA.
Almost no BE/BH Outbacks around here (and not very much subies in general).
And my USDM Outback varies slightly from the EUDM Outbacks.
I need some more small optical stuff, but I have to import that too. (I need a coin tray for example, that's missing :P)

I've caught the headgasket just in in time, it was already leaking oil at one side. Took the heads apart, cleaned them, new valveseals, new headgaskets and rebuild the blok with new timing belt, waterpump etc.

Replacing the outback transmission with a 2.5RS transmission was a straight swap, but I've notived that my speedo is off after the swap (Reads 7% LESS than I'm actually going). So i need a VSS adjuster to get the correct speeds and prevent speeding tickets :P

It's a really easy car to work on fortunately. The subaru technicians really thought maintenance through.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:01 AM   #1129
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The two front half shafts had play in them and i had a pair laying around with almost no play. So might as well change them

I didn't really hit any majoy snags tbh.
Parts are a little hard to come by in The Netherlands, so I've imported most parts from the UK and USA.
Almost no BE/BH Outbacks around here (and not very much subies in general).
And my USDM Outback varies slightly from the EUDM Outbacks.
I need some more small optical stuff, but I have to import that too. (I need a coin tray for example, that's missing :P)

I've caught the headgasket just in in time, it was already leaking oil at one side. Took the heads apart, cleaned them, new valveseals, new headgaskets and rebuild the blok with new timing belt, waterpump etc.

Replacing the outback transmission with a 2.5RS transmission was a straight swap, but I've notived that my speedo is off after the swap (Reads 7% LESS than I'm actually going). So i need a VSS adjuster to get the correct speeds and prevent speeding tickets :P

It's a really easy car to work on fortunately. The subaru technicians really thought maintenance through.
Great to hear, bud!
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:56 PM   #1130
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Finally ordered a long overdue indoor car cover for my STI (.. and Golf-R).
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:05 PM   #1131
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Just bought a Raceseng shift knob for my Ď19 STI, should come in tomorrow!
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Old 08-20-2019, 02:12 PM   #1132
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Nice, I run the Topology in my WRX. Excellent.
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:28 PM   #1133
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Nice, I run the Topology in my WRX. Excellent.
Awesome! Glad to hear youre happy with the fitment/build quality. I've only heard good things about this brand.

I went for the Prolix, for a few principal reasons - I wanted something heavier for smoother and easier shifts, higher up so my hand doesn't leave the wheel as far, and most importantly more grippy as my hand tends to slide off of the plastic "viewing window" for the shift pattern on top of the stock knob.

the prolix, being 685g, 3.5 inches tall, and having a textured metal surface will hopefully solve all my issues
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:41 PM   #1134
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This is the first thread I saw as I opened up nasioc so why not. Iíve had exhaust finishers for the longest time and always wanted to add the OEM rear diffuser, but never wanted to spent the $500ish for a new one. I finally found a used one for a good price and snagged it. Iím *finally* content with how the rear end looks on my car.

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Old 08-21-2019, 01:12 AM   #1135
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Tracking down electrical Gremlins from a terrible wiring harness merge. Why would someone swap the entire bulk head harness from an impreza into a forester?
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:53 PM   #1136
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Well, it's not mine it's my daughter's, but I removed a clapped out turbocharger from her 05 Impreza.

Looking to put in a new (slightly better) turbo and replace the stupid cat/downpipe combo with a reular downpipe.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:25 PM   #1137
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Got my front driver's side tire replaced and got some new windshield wiper blades. Bought oil and a filter to change my oil tomorrow.

Busy day.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:09 PM   #1138
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Hi,
Today I considered jumping off the nearest overpass.........after beating the car with a sledge hammer.

Apologies, may be going slightly off-thread topic here, but as a new member, I gather I cannot post new threads until I have received three replies.

New to Subaru ownership for 4 weeks precisely. 3.5 weeks into ownership of my totally stock 2009 WRX STI 5dr the cam belt let go (at 56k miles). Due for replacement at 90k miles, although given the car is 10yo was going to do it sooner.........famous last words.

Two owner car, last a middle aged guy who as far as I can tell babied it (he owned it since 2012). Came with service history from Subaru dealer (mainly oil changes).

Considering options:

Get top end rebuilt for $3k and then sell it quick and feel fortunate I only flushed $3k down the crapper.

Do it properly and do complete rebuild (cam belt failure tough on bottom end too) for $5k and hold on to it and enjoy it.

At the moment, feeling kinda spooked. Wondering about turbo longevity etc. Love the car, but wonder if common sense should prevail?

Grateful for any words of wisdom from the community!
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:29 PM   #1139
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Replaced STI v4 bumper and lightweight bumper beam with US 2.5 RS bumper beam and cover on my new-to-me GF8 project car. I feel a lot better having some semblance of crash protection up front, and so does my wife.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:48 PM   #1140
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Hi,

Today I considered jumping off the nearest overpass.........after beating the car with a sledge hammer.



Apologies, may be going slightly off-thread topic here, but as a new member, I gather I cannot post new threads until I have received three replies.



New to Subaru ownership for 4 weeks precisely. 3.5 weeks into ownership of my totally stock 2009 WRX STI 5dr the cam belt let go (at 56k miles). Due for replacement at 90k miles, although given the car is 10yo was going to do it sooner.........famous last words.



Two owner car, last a middle aged guy who as far as I can tell babied it (he owned it since 2012). Came with service history from Subaru dealer (mainly oil changes).



Considering options:



Get top end rebuilt for $3k and then sell it quick and feel fortunate I only flushed $3k down the crapper.



Do it properly and do complete rebuild (cam belt failure tough on bottom end too) for $5k and hold on to it and enjoy it.



At the moment, feeling kinda spooked. Wondering about turbo longevity etc. Love the car, but wonder if common sense should prevail?



Grateful for any words of wisdom from the community!


Thatís a bummer sorry to hear about it. What are your leaning towards? Do you have another car to dd? If not Iíd say get the car fixed and try and sell it or maybe try and sell it as is and get something else if can. Sorry again and gl 🤙🏽
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:00 PM   #1141
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Awesome! Glad to hear youre happy with the fitment/build quality. I've only heard good things about this brand.

I went for the Prolix, for a few principal reasons - I wanted something heavier for smoother and easier shifts, higher up so my hand doesn't leave the wheel as far, and most importantly more grippy as my hand tends to slide off of the plastic "viewing window" for the shift pattern on top of the stock knob.

the prolix, being 685g, 3.5 inches tall, and having a textured metal surface will hopefully solve all my issues
The Raceseng knobs are definitely well made. For aftermarket I use to get a bunch of TWM knobs but after trying the Topology I doubt I'd go back to TWM.

Your knob might need a sock while parked cause it can get super hot or super cold due to weather. The Delrin on the Topology prevents this. I drive with my bare hands in 0F weather in my car, no issue.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:04 PM   #1142
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I have been quite ill the last 4 days and been feeling lightheaded and somewhat dizzy but while my WRX is MT, it doesn't bother me driving to and from work. That just shows how comfy the 19 WRX Limited is, and how easy to operate the MT. I love this car.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:15 PM   #1143
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Had some 04 STi 5x100 BBS' powdercoated. Picked em up and installed em.



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Old 08-22-2019, 08:21 PM   #1144
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That is a nice color!
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:13 PM   #1145
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That is a nice color!
Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:41 PM   #1146
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Been having clutch problems after installing a new motor along with new exedy clutch and lightweight flywheel
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Old 08-23-2019, 12:48 AM   #1147
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Thanks.


Had to do double take on your setup looks identical to mine. Brembo Black or purple ?


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