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Old 07-29-2016, 10:24 PM   #1476
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:26 PM   #1477
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:28 PM   #1478
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:34 PM   #1479
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:36 PM   #1480
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:42 PM   #1481
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Hot damn that some nice parts porn
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:27 AM   #1482
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when you selling this thing???
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:11 PM   #1483
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:29 AM   #1484
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when you selling this thing???
what parts do you want?
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:33 AM   #1485
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Anyone need any 02 wrx parts? I did a complete tear down on another 02 bugeye that I bought. Now I really haven't even touched it since feb. Just a million pieces everywhere. No front end parts. Complete drivetrain, 2.0 Turbo, 5-speed, harness ecu, complete. 120 or 130k miles on it. rear diff, gas tank, no suspension, no wheels. all interior. I was really debating on doing the new factory5 818 car, but i don't have the time. I want a cnc plasma table for the shop.
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:50 PM   #1486
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Read the whole thread front to back ty, what a hell of a story! Subscribed and hoping to see the results of the build in the future!
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:05 PM   #1487
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Man are those some sexy welds on that subframe.

Anymore progress?
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:42 AM   #1488
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what parts do you want?
How likely is it that your awesome parts will fit a 2008 Forester?
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:53 AM   #1489
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How likely is it that your awesome parts will fit a 2008 Forester?
Wish I had access to one to find out...
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:23 PM   #1490
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I've read a lot about these conversions, but there is one part of them I'm in the dark on and that is what rear end to run with these v8 conversions?
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:23 AM   #1491
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R200.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:56 PM   #1492
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R200.
What US cars come with that rear diff? Isn't the r160 or r180 capable of holding 300hp?
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:12 AM   #1493
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What US cars come with that rear diff? Isn't the r160 or r180 capable of holding 300hp?


I think the R180 will hold the 300hp but it will be a ticking timebomb. I will be using a R200 from a G35. Some of them come factory with vlsd and I got it for like $150 on ebay. I wouldnt trust the R180 with my n/a Impreza. Just too much abuse.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:55 AM   #1494
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What US cars come with that rear diff? Isn't the r160 or r180 capable of holding 300hp?
You have to think that in an AWD car, it's only taking a part of the power, vs all the torque of a V8.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:07 AM   #1495
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^ R180 can handle substantially more than 300hp. Unless you're trying to pull the front tires on launch the R180 would be fine.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:58 PM   #1496
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^ R180 can handle substantially more than 300hp. Unless you're trying to pull the front tires on launch the R180 would be fine.
Remember that's an effective 600whp in AWD configuration...

As for the question of factory subaru's coming with an R200 - none of them do, but you can get a custom rear subframe from TSSfab and I think MSI as well that will fit the R200. Then obviously you just need to buy one from a datsun or whatever that came with the right ratio and everything is sweet. I'm fairly confident the stock rear subframe just doesn't have the room for it.

Expensive exercise but considering you're looking at running a turbocharged V8, probably necessary (and it's not like this is a budget build... what did you think you were getting into?).

An r200 is effectively an 8 inch diff, and 9 inch diff's are SOP for all the v8, hotrodding etc guys. You'd be mad not to run one IMO.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:36 PM   #1497
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Thanks for the info guys! I'm running a supercharged 3.8l with rear wheel drive only in an 07' na subbie. I believe I have the r160 stock. I have a 8.8 ford irs diff and a dodge 8.25 irs diff that I believe would do the job. It's the axles that will be the difficult part. Sorry for the high jack....
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:27 PM   #1498
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This thread has everything! Just spent afternoon reading front to back, amazing ups and downs, has me more hooked then a fat kid to cake! Going to subscribe just in hopes to see more. Ty, you are an amazing creator of all things awesome! Your story is inspiring and should be made into a movie, or at least have a freaking book written about you!
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:21 PM   #1499
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Bump for the baddest swap thread on NASIOC!
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Old 11-21-2016, 06:23 PM   #1500
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Dude for real. I just spent like 3 hours of company time reading this thing. I'm not even mad. Also, that cut on your hand seriously made me want to throw up. I was not ready for that. Ugh .
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