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Old 02-04-2019, 10:16 PM   #26
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USDM pink front
05 STi take off rear (same spring rate as pink)

Off my wrb bugeye wagon and a nice gift from the friend who now owns it.
Thanks man.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:48 AM   #27
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LOooking gooooood dude!


maybe you should put a lift kit on one of the wagons, next!

oh heads up, rear sti springs MAY be a touch too low with v7 sti pink fronts. the strut perch may have sat a bit higher on the rear sti struts. I ran into this, but it was years ago and don't remember completely, but there were rear strut spacers you can get to get the rear gap a bit bigger.

chassis level is when the front wheel gap is about 1" still larger than the rears (fender cut outs were larger on the front wheels)
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:52 AM   #28
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everything about saggy butt spacers:

https://www.google.com/search?q=wrx+...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:55 AM   #29
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Thanks for stopping by dude. I like the idea of lifting one of my wagons. We do have an 08 Outback that I like driving at times. I am familiar with saggy butt spacers for proper wheel gaps. Specially with the hitch and hitch bike rack, adds a good amount of weight to the rear, spacers are a must. I知 definitely going to need a hitch on the sedan in order for it to become useful for work and go bike ride. Maybe I値l keep the sedan at Factory ride height and just stiffen the sway bars a bit.

I know I need 04+ top hats in the rear to run the STi springs if I decide to install them.

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Old 02-17-2019, 06:49 AM   #30
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While in Japan at a Subaru dealer taking on the snow driving experience. My daughter was very exited for me


Saw an S4 and Levorg STi



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Old 02-17-2019, 02:01 PM   #31
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Damn that Levorg Sti is so nice!
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:16 PM   #32
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Random pictures of Some of the Subarus I saw.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:31 PM   #33
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:11 PM   #34
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Can稚 wait for spring weather.
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:44 AM   #35
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Went to the STi museum, they actually let me sit in McRae痴 Legacy and on the 22b, it was awesome.

And they let me take a picture with McRae痴 first cup.
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:49 AM   #36
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:54 AM   #37
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:27 AM   #38
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:35 AM   #39
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:54 PM   #40
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Finally had some time to dedicate to the project, removed the broken cam gear and installed the borrowed one. I had to remove the valve cover to hold the cam in order to loosen the cam gear bolt. The motor looks super clean, the previous owner clearly did a good job with oil changes. I did install a timing belt and tried to start the motor. It does not fire, does feel like it has good compression but could not get the motor to run. I知 going to test compression next but I知 resigned to the fact that the heads will probably have to come off. I was debating just dropping a jdm motor but now I think I値l remove the heads and see what is going on.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:35 PM   #41
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Friggin awesome pics!!
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:07 PM   #42
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Great pics, good luck with the heads.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:14 AM   #43
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It's about time! That's a shame it didn't start right up. Glad to see you're making progress. Hope you find the issue and sort it without too much of a headache.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:30 AM   #44
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Before you pull the heads, may I suggest adjusting the valves?

Thank you for sharing those pics of your visit to that museum of sorts; inspiring.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:54 AM   #45
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Appreciate the words of encouragement, happy to share my trip to Japan pictures.
Thank you MortonCharbo, I知 sure you can recognize your cam gear on my motor, really appreciate your help.

JDMJNKY, that is the STi museum in Japan, it small but a must visit for a Subaru Junkie.


I am Bike Junkie.
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Going to do more troubleshooting before pulling the heads but I知 almost certain they need to come out.

I did install the kartboy short shifter and bushing kit. Also, sold the FP HTA68.
Purchased a VF43 that I plan on installing a brand new Melett CHRA on before the turbo installation. Also purchased a set of dark blue 565 injectors and a Tomei turbo inlet. Also had Stromung build me a custom dual tip 2.5 axleback to match the 2.5 intermediate they recently built me. It痴 built to flow good with the VF43 and not be too loud. I値l have to post pictures of all the parts collected so far.

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Old Yesterday, 09:19 PM   #46
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Managed to get the motor to fire up today but it does not run on all cylinders, felt like it was only running on 3 cylinders. Now I have to decide how to go about it. Repair or replace the motor with a jdm ej205 avcs.
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