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Old 12-30-2021, 06:53 PM   #101
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I live in Green Bay, just 30 minutes north of Appleton where Fitment Industries is located. A ton of their staff actually run the Wisconsin Car Enthusiast Club.

I'll go down there and raise some hell for ya

Looking great!!
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Old 12-30-2021, 07:32 PM   #102
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I live in Green Bay, just 30 minutes north of Appleton where Fitment Industries is located. A ton of their staff actually run the Wisconsin Car Enthusiast Club.

I'll go down there and raise some hell for ya

Looking great!!
Thanks, I've had the wheels for a few months now, so it's all good.

Sprayed the VHT high temp satin clear. Looks much better on the pipes. Hopefully holds up well too.



Also received the motor and trans mounts.

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Old 12-30-2021, 11:43 PM   #103
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Awesome thread, really enjoying watching this thing come back to life, so to speak. Would love to have one and fix up, just to enjoy it. What wheels did it originally come with?
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Old 12-31-2021, 12:39 AM   #104
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Awesome thread, really enjoying watching this thing come back to life, so to speak. Would love to have one and fix up, just to enjoy it. What wheels did it originally come with?
Wheels that were on it when I got the car are at the start of the thread. Don't know the brand offhand.
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Old 01-13-2022, 07:46 PM   #105
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I've been stalled waiting on parts to arrive. I have received some stuff but nothing to help me move forward at this point.

Removed and painted the Cusco front strut tower bar. Yes, painted. I don't want to spend the money or time on powder coating right now.



Received and installed the Radium fuel pump hanger with a single AEM 340LPH fuel pump. Easy enough to add another one at a later time if I need it. Still working on the feed and return lines for that and waiting on the i-wire wiring kit for it.





Picked up the Killer B Holy Header from the tuner.



And just received the Cobb 3" GESI catted downpipe. Yes, I want a cat in this going forward. This is going to be daily driven still and I don't like the stinky exhaust. Hopefully kills a little bit of sound too.

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Old 01-14-2022, 09:22 PM   #106
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Trans crossmember back in with the new Torque Solutions trans mount. Still waiting on small parts to finish the shifter but that can all be done from inside the car.





Decided I need to drop the gas tank to properly do the fuel lines from the Radium hanger. So, that means the diff came out today. This also gives me a chance to clean it up, replace the breather which came out while I was dropping it, replace the cover gasket and install fresh axle seals.

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Old 01-15-2022, 03:28 PM   #107
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Progress. New fuel lines are run on the tank now. Also gives me the chance for some excessive cleaning of parts. Now I have to reinstall the tank and start fitting back up the rest of the stuff I removed to get the tank out.

Rear suspension crossbar thingy.



Easy way to stabilize the tank when dropping it. 3/4" ply cut to the same width as the tank, couple 2x4s screwed to the plywood to fit snugly in the saddle and that is all bolted to the floor jack. Worked great.



Old fuel lines, the bottom 2 are feed and return. Those are the ones that got replaced.



New -6AN lines with 45 degree fittings at the fuel hanger. Had to trim the bottom half of the 2 plastic line routing clamps for the new lines and then zip-tied them in place.



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Old 01-15-2022, 07:59 PM   #108
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Got the tank reinstalled and connected the fuel lines.





Cleaned up the rear subframe and installed the Perrin diff support bushings. Then got the subframe reinstalled with the lockout bolts that were part of the Perrin kit.









Just waiting on the axle seals, diff breather and cover gasket so I can finish up the rear diff. Also ordered Superpro rear diff outrigger bushings last night.

My i-wire harness showed up today for the Radium fuel pump hangar, along with the hybrid MAF/speed density wiring harness. I'll start working on the fuel pump wiring tomorrow.
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Old 01-15-2022, 09:36 PM   #109
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Man, you are certainly doing a proper rescue here, good job dude.
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Old 01-15-2022, 10:29 PM   #110
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Heck yeah man, awesome work.
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:47 PM   #111
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Thanks guys. It was sorely needed for this car. Beside the 2-tone paint (will correct that later), the car was in great shape and fairly low miles for a 2006. I think it's worth saving and doing it right. At least the best that I can.
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Old 01-16-2022, 09:50 AM   #112
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this car is going to drive soo much better with all the suspension upgrades
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Old 01-16-2022, 11:11 AM   #113
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this car is going to drive soo much better with all the suspension upgrades
Well, it still needs a ton more. The rear stuff only addresses differential movement. I still need to change out all the actual suspension bushings front and rear. Not high on the priority list right now tho. The car has just over 113k miles and the stock rubber bushes are still in decent shape from what I have seen. The FA500s were a big improvement already.
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Old 01-16-2022, 08:56 PM   #114
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Installed the i-wire Radium single pump fuel hanger hard wire kit today. Extremely nice kit, not difficult to install, just time consuming. I was also finally able to put the trunk back together after and get the rear seat reinstalled. Huge amount of progress made this weekend, very satisfying.



Fuel hanger all wired up and ready to go now.



The trunk part of the wiring kit. It retains the OEM fuel controller, which is a bonus.



Also installed the new foam seals for the fuel tank access panels.





Trunk all back together with the new Weathertech trunk mat in place.



Next weekend I'll start cleaning up the differential. Hopefully have the axle seals, cover gasket, breather and outrigger bushings soon so I can get that reinstalled.
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Old 01-18-2022, 02:12 PM   #115
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xtremewlr - nice work with the car. This thread has been extremely enjoyable and educational.
The amount of satisfaction I'm getting following the build can only be a fraction of what you are feeling.
This is why we do it, right!?
Out of curiosity, if you're will to divulge, how much did you pay for the car when you bought it?

Kudos to you!!!
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Old 01-18-2022, 02:37 PM   #116
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xtremewlr - nice work with the car. This thread has been extremely enjoyable and educational.
The amount of satisfaction I'm getting following the build can only be a fraction of what you are feeling.
This is why we do it, right!?
Out of curiosity, if you're will to divulge, how much did you pay for the car when you bought it?

Kudos to you!!!
Thanks for the compliments! It makes me happy that there are at least a few that are enjoying the build and that what I am posting is somewhat educational or helpful to others.

Don't mind at all. I paid $12k for the car when I bought it. Based on the market at the time, condition and mileage of the car, I felt that was more than a fair price. No way to know for sure how long that original motor was going to hold, with or without a compression or leakdown test. I got about 4k miles out of it before it started having issues. Just the gamble you take with used vehicles from a private party.
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Old 01-18-2022, 10:32 PM   #117
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That seems like a fair price for a nice building block; you had a few surprises, good and bad but overall it seems like a really rewarding experience.
I canít wait to see more updates.
I might have missed it but what are you using for tuning?
Cheers!
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Old 01-18-2022, 11:48 PM   #118
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That seems like a fair price for a nice building block; you had a few surprises, good and bad but overall it seems like a really rewarding experience.
I canít wait to see more updates.
I might have missed it but what are you using for tuning?
Cheers!
Accessport with a local tuner. He's been doing Subies for around 15 years or so and that's primarily what his shop works on. He only takes in other stuff on occasion if it's special enough.
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Old 01-19-2022, 02:17 PM   #119
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Accessport with a local tuner. He's been doing Subies for around 15 years or so and that's primarily what his shop works on. He only takes in other stuff on occasion if it's special enough.
That's great to hear. My local tuner is Cobb certified and they get Subaru's from all Kansas' surround states. It's a safe feeling knowing that your tuner has EJ experience.
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Old 01-19-2022, 05:48 PM   #120
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Just went through this thread. Awesome work! I love how clean your car is underneath.
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:24 PM   #121
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Just went through this thread. Awesome work! I love how clean your car is underneath.
Lol, are you looking at the same pics I am? My car looks like it was rallied for most of it's life and never cleaned underneath! Except for what I have cleaned up so far.

One thing I don't need to worry about is rust. Bonus of living in Arizona. Maybe that's what you meant by "clean"
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:44 PM   #122
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Lol, are you looking at the same pics I am? My car looks like it was rallied for most of it's life and never cleaned underneath! Except for what I have cleaned up so far.

One thing I don't need to worry about is rust. Bonus of living in Arizona. Maybe that's what you meant by "clean"
It is. Coming from Canada this is basically spotless lol.
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Old 01-19-2022, 08:46 PM   #123
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It is. Coming from Canada this is basically spotless lol.
Ah, yeah. I would hate to have a car with rust like that. I don't think I would even bother. Too much work.
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Old 01-22-2022, 12:00 AM   #124
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Unbolted the rear diff front the outrigger support and cleaned it up tonight. I have the bolts for the cover soaking and will finish assembly tomorrow and swap out the axle seals. Hope to reinstall the whole thing sometime this weekend.

Here is the before pic.



And cleaned up.









Gears look good too.

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Old 01-22-2022, 09:39 AM   #125
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Thoroughly enjoying the attention to detail in this build.
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