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Old 07-19-2018, 08:55 PM   #101
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anyone use perrin swaybars? they make 25mm front and rear. but whiteline has 22 rear.


I want to try just the rear swaybar first.25mm or 22mm???
If you are gonna do autox a large front bar helps tons. I'd do both if you can swing it. I have softly sprung suspension with large bars(27mm up font adjusted to 29 & a 24MM rear adjusted to 22 in the rear).
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:58 PM   #102
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Also, I'm gonna be driving at the SCCA autox this sunday at El Toro if you want to join.
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:42 AM   #103
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Also, I'm gonna be driving at the SCCA autox this sunday at El Toro if you want to join.
thanks for the invite! I have family in town till end of this week. after that ill be back on the subie.

finally had some time to work on my car tonight and finally got the intake manifold off. got to order more hoses since im already in there. the main ones are the pcv hose to the black spliter thing and the coolant hose that goes between the runners.

I got the updated metal fuel hose and rubber lines. also got new injector O-rings. those were really expensive!

got the downpipe off and got a new oval exhaust. I got a oem downpipe and will use the ova exhaust to try and get it barred. then ill swap out the turbo for a cheap ebay 16g turbo and up pipe.


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Old 07-30-2018, 03:51 AM   #104
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here are some part numbers for injector seals
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:23 PM   #105
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Default sti control arm caster adding part numbers correct?

trying to order 04 sti control arm to add caster. I get 3 updated part numbers. here are the most recent ones


20202FE800 right

20202FE311 left

on the listing one of the number say it is for 06 sti. do I have thses part numbers correct?

ordered perrin front 25mm swaybar. the rear kit got canceled. seller says they cant get the perrin rear sway kit with stout mount anymore. so search is on for the rear kit.

wondering if state ref cares if I have a perrin intake tube to tubo? I have a stock filter box and maf tube though.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:06 PM   #106
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bunch of parts rolled in the last few days.

I got a
sti control arms.
mevotech sedan rear lateral links.
sti rear sway bar brackets and caps
perrin 25mm front and rear sway bar
perrin front sway link
federal 595 rs-rr 215/45/17
solenoid for the water spray
few more gaskets and orings
oem downpipe and exhaust
sr-s ebay exhuast

20180814_190339 by meme meme, on Flickr


I got new control arms cause they come complete with all bushings and ball joints.
I replaced the spc lateral links with non adjustable sedan links since Im not sure how long the links need to be. old links were off a wagon.

got most of it installed, waiting to get the car on the ground to load the suspension and tighten everything. today im going to test fit the oem 03 exhaust. hope it fits


while doing and oil change, I felt around inside the oil pan through the drain. found quite a few silicone sealant strips and a half moon gasket! took almost 2 hours to try and get it out. this is only some of it
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:39 AM   #107
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got the car running about 2 weeks ago, but had idle issues. checked codes and figured I clean the idle valve. it was filled with gunk! cleaned it but had to wait 3 days for the gasket. now it runs great.

got the front 04 sti control arms and rear sedan lateral arms. had to grind the edge of the front subframe cause the axles rub.

also got the front and rear perrin 25mm swaybar and links installed

I also got the 04 reinforced rear swaybar mounts

ordered a solenoid for my water sprayer awhile back and finally came in today. still need to order the fittings. the hole looks really small so hope the pump can push the water through fast enough.


after much searching I finally got the srs light to go out. found that the control module connector green part was not clicked down because it was broken. took the unit apart and pushed down the green part to separate the pins inside. and it worked! no light on the on the dash anymore.

got an alignment set for next Thursday and ill be calling to see what needs to be done to get my car bared. car is running great with no codes. so hope it works out.

next autocross at fontana is in October so I have a few weeks.


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Old 10-09-2018, 04:13 PM   #108
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Well, i miss the last autocross event at el toro. But i ended up getting ready for my ref appointment next week. I removed everythibg that was not oem and even my cow print radiator hose!

Waiting at glendale subaru to get a print out of my ecu. $145 & 3hrs later they bring me 3 printed sheets of paper that was taken by a phone and emailed printed out. Not sure if this will work. But the advisor was condescending. I told him that this wont work. His reply was priceless! So i wasted my time. And you know everything and i know nothing. I replied you are at work getting paid. I wasted 3 hours of my day waiting. This is something that can be done in 10mins. I know other cars came first. But really, if i was the tech, i would have jumped on this work because it was customer pay and not warranty work. Usually tech get paid more on customer pay work. And while waiting for the car and diag equipment to communicate i could have pulled another car in to work on. These guys really dont know how to flat rate. Or maybe they arent on flat rate.

So made call to subaru van nuys for a friday appointment. I asked for ecu calibration print out and seems like he knew right away what i was talking about.

So hope this time works out better.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:45 PM   #109
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good luck man; car has turned out awesome
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:05 AM   #110
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whew you weren't kidding when you said adventures. Thoroughly enjoyed reading everything so far! Sub'd my dude!
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:22 PM   #111
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good luck man; car has turned out awesome
thanks the only thing I hate is that I cant get the right door molding. and its a sore to my eyes to see it like that. on subarupartsdeal shows driver door and both quarter panel moldings still for sale.


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whew you weren't kidding when you said adventures. Thoroughly enjoyed reading everything so far! Sub'd my dude!
yup!i forgot to add that I went and got an alignment at westend alignment in gardena,ca turns out the right rear toe is way out of spec( toe out). they could not get it close. this is with the sedan lateral links. they gave me a $20 discount so that was very nice of them. he also set my front camber plates to zero and adjusted the camber bolts for camber for street driving. said to knock the camber plates in a few marks once I get to the autocross event. then knock it back once you finish the track day. if I remember right he said he measured 1/8 out if I move the plates 2 hash marks.


but I had to reinstall the spc arms to get the right rear toe back in spec. I had switched to sedan links because I wasn't sure how much longer sedan links are compared to wagon.
so I did my best to eye the links off the car. I couldn't get to westend for another alignment so I just went local.


I get some noise from I think the left rear area when I take off from a stop, no launching just regular driving. it sounds like a thin rod hitting each other. but it only last about a second or so. I think its coming from the cv joints. axels are still wagons so not sure if that will have any damage later.


so hopefully this Friday I pass first try. I started laying out parts to install if I pass Friday. I noticed that my up-pipe I got awhile ago has warped flanges. so ill have to take those flanges to a grinder. I also got a cheap 16g turbo and I hope to get some injectors and fuel pump this black Friday sale.

I got the access port tuner program thing awhile ago and hope to try learn how to tune. I know it wont be perfect but I really want to try to do everything myself, as much as I can.


side note; Im looking for another project. I have 3 options

-V8 ly6 6.0l and ls9 cam in a 300zx hardtop

(or 5.3l depends if I can find one that is really priced great)

-K24 swap in a NB miata keeping the miata 6spd

-2003 e46 m3; I would keep this stock engnine and just do coilover, brake pads/lines, wheel/tires. csl copy front bumper


all three cars would end up about the same price once I get everything installed as planned.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:08 PM   #112
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well all the prepping and I still failed.

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for others that want to get their swap barred; here is what they need. they said the print out isn't that important, but they want the dealer to put on the RO that ecu is cali legal, no mods, stock calibration/programing. basicly to "hold the dealer accountable if paper work gets kicked back."

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my evap readiness was not complete. I forgot to check this but when I got home I checked with my accessport and it says ready. so not sure if it turned ready on the drive home.

made another appointment for nov9 in whittier. anyone know a dealer that has done the printout and RO that the ref needs?


these are the paper work I got from gendale Subaru that didn't work.

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I had my work table ready for the turbo upgrade and up pipe. that will have to wait till dec.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:11 AM   #113
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thanks the only thing I hate is that I cant get the right door molding. and its a sore to my eyes to see it like that. on subarupartsdeal shows driver door and both quarter panel moldings still for sale.
That sucks. I must have lucked out and gotten one of the last passenger door ones when I did mine last year. I just recently did my driver door, so now I have matching "wrong" door mouldings on both doors.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:05 PM   #114
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For the paper work I got from orange coast Subaru I asked them to check the map and verify in writing that it is an oem subaru map. i also asked them to write doen the Cal Id and Calibration verification number.


Your documentation just says that they need to verify if the ecu goes with the engine and is stock. Meaning they didn't do it. I'll try to find my paper work that orange coast gave me.
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:55 PM   #115
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I found my paperwork from the dealer that I used to get my swap bar'd.

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Old 10-30-2018, 10:42 PM   #116
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thank for the pics! ill try and get an appointment with Subaru of orange. I might have to move my appointment with the ref.

im giving up on the door moldings. ill just wait till next winter and see if I feel like taking the entire car apart for body work. knowing hw I am, I might not do it.


some more parts came in. I got walbaro 255 with wrx kit( hope its a real kit), 950cc injectors used, 2 more intake manifold gaskets. I have an up pipe and td05-16g turbo


looks like I wont have time till after new years to install the parts so I might try and rebuild a spare block I got. maybe cheap pistons and rods off ebay and see how it last. then save my current motor for smog.

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Old 11-04-2018, 04:00 AM   #117
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Man, the life of a southern californian and the dreaded BAR. I hope you pass that, damn KAMIfornia. Such dedication to a swap out here in CA deserves a reward LOL. KIU man!
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:15 AM   #118
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Man, the life of a southern californian and the dreaded BAR. I hope you pass that, damn KAMIfornia. Such dedication to a swap out here in CA deserves a reward LOL. KIU man!
yup. I use to just pay to pass but this time I want to see if I can save money on the long run.


this week has been busy with work. so today had a few minutes and started taking apart the spare motor.


Big tip for others taking apart a motor: REMOVE your header. took me a bit trying to remove cyl head.

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missing 2 cam gears.

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2 rear head bolts came out with a bunch of dirt on them. is this normal? others seem to be pretty clean.


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4 valves stuck open on left rear cyl
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I still us air tools and a Makita 18v impact . I see a lot of youtubers going with battery power. ive had these for about 12 years now and still going stong
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this Friday I have an appoint with orange Subaru and ref on 21. hope it works out.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:24 PM   #119
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Love these build threads. Keep it up!
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