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Old 11-22-2008, 08:21 PM   #1251
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Long time Subie owner, I have had a 87rx 1.8i Turbo Wagon with full time 4wd and center lock, 4 GL's, 1 loyale, 2 normal legacys, 1994 turbo Legacy, 1 1997 SVX LSi with a 6speed Sti gear box in it with the DCCD. last but eh to be honest my least favorite the 1998 forester with a sunroof (very very very rare) Slightly modded for off-roading. But any way I spent 2 hours or so reading through every post. Not even sure how I found it to begin with. But I am really enjoying this post, it makes me want to buy the RX back and restore it. So are you going with the stock fuel tank or going Fuel cell? I had to replace the RX's and it was cheaper to do a custom fit fuel cell than order a $793 fuel tank from subaru.....
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:53 PM   #1252
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So are you going with the stock fuel tank or going Fuel cell? I had to replace the RX's and it was cheaper to do a custom fit fuel cell than order a $793 fuel tank from subaru.....
I honestly don't know yet. I plan on just having the stock tank refurbished (there is a local shop that does top-quality fuel tank rebuilds) but its still a ways down the road.

I'm also not sure how i'm going to route the fuel lines and where to place the fuel pump... The stock pump was in the engine bay, but apparently its "better" to mount the fuel pump below the gas tank?
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:51 AM   #1253
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but honestly, is the weight difference noticeable between powder coat and paint?
Yes it is, you would be suprised. I painted a set of my wheels and when the wheel shop balanced them they had to put two long lines of sticky weights on the back of the wheel just to balance them. Then when I got another set of wheels powdercoated instead they did not have to add any weights at all to balance them. Obviously I am not talking about a ton of weight, only ounces if that but that is all it takes to through off the balance of a wheel. So like I said powdercoating is the way to go for sure. Paint might look good at first but give it 6 months or so and they look not so good. Most powdercoat shops will only charge ya $35 per wheel.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:01 PM   #1254
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Been working on the car all day, and even test fit the wheels.

There is a slight problem with the offset...



As you can see, it BARELY clears the suspension, has about 1mm of clearance, but thats NOT including the tire which will be wider.

So, I need spacers! I don't know how big yet until I get tires, and ill probably need longer studs too

I figured I might need spacers with these wheels since they have the stock offset of +55, but I probably won't need spacers for the fronts which is good, and they will probably clear the fender good on the front.

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Old 11-23-2008, 09:30 PM   #1255
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It seem that you have the same anoyance I had with the Turbo RX The air suspention got in the way of everything except for the stock wheel and tire size. I have some old Navy buddys in Japan I already sent them this forum link so they are on the look out for any thing you may need. I agree with the idea of puting the fuel pump in the tank if you can, They run cooler and keep a higher flow rate over time. On the Turbo I had a secondary one under the hood because the turbo was evil and thought that fuel pumps were 7,000 mile items. Just somthing to think about.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:17 PM   #1256
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I would roll the rear fenders before you get it painted. It looks like you have a decent amount of space as it is, but it's always nice to have a little extra! You could get 10mm of spacer in there, it looks... and that should be enough.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:29 PM   #1257
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I would go for spacers (5mm or 10mm) for the wheel clearance issues... they could be a little more flush with the fenders anyway.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:08 PM   #1258
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Wow amazing recovery
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:12 PM   #1259
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I would go for spacers (5mm or 10mm) for the wheel clearance issues... they could be a little more flush with the fenders anyway.
I have to go with spacers, there's no way the tire will clear the suspension. The main question is where to get the spacers, and how large of a spacer. I'm going to have to get the wheels fixed then get the tires so I can test fit it and use some shims or something to see how much space I need.
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I would roll the rear fenders before you get it painted. It looks like you have a decent amount of space as it is, but it's always nice to have a little extra! You could get 10mm of spacer in there, it looks... and that should be enough.
There is no need to roll the fenders with the tires Ill be using. The suspension will stop moving before they get even close to the fender.

However, I will be trying to use a shorter shock depending on how much space is left, so I can get the car a little lower.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:44 PM   #1260
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with that bolt pattern, I don't know where you'd get spacers... you would probably need a machine shop to custom make you a set... or make friends with someone who does CNC work...

or check japan?

I saw a site a while ago that offered spacers for crazy bolt patterns, for old alfas and such... let me try to find it.

"4x140 spacers" in google brings up a few results -- that's the bolt pattern, right? -- seems Suzuki used that pattern a lot...
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:17 PM   #1261
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Supposedly someone on USMB can make them... I'm currently awaiting a response (but the server is fubared there again apparently )
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:35 AM   #1262
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Let me know if you 5 or 10mm spacer. I will Get my GF's uncle to make them for you. I will seem him over thanks giving weekend and he can let me know how much it will be for the materials. Labor will be no charge.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:41 PM   #1263
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I wont know what size spacers ill need for awhile yet, but thanks for the offer.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:47 PM   #1264
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That sucks about the wheels, spacers shouldn't be too bad...
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:46 AM   #1265
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Spacers are fine. The good thing with these wheels is I know the fronts will clear everything fine, the rears are no big deal with adding spacers and such.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:09 AM   #1266
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NICE hope you get that thing looking good...
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:13 PM   #1267
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Looks like it's eating you and they're trying to save you.

Great work!
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:45 PM   #1268
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Awesome work, keep it going!
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:19 PM   #1269
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LOL! I was wondering when someone was going to photochop that
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:33 AM   #1270
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Awesome work, keep it going!
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #1271
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So I did some measurements...

I need AT LEAST a 1/2" (~15mm) spacer. The studs are no where long enough, and would need longer ones for sure.

Its either that, or find another 6" wide 14/15" wheel with a +30 to +35 offset, instead of the +50 offset these wheels have
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:02 PM   #1272
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A 1/2 spacer isn't that bad. I've run 1/2 spacers on some high powered rwd drag cars without an issue with the right length studs. But much more than that you are putting a lot of stress on the studs.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:02 PM   #1273
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The big problem is they are non-standard studs. But right now i'm looking into possibly using a later FWD rear drum that uses standard studs...
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:01 PM   #1274
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Your best bet would be to find some sort of standard stud that either works with the holes in the drums as they sit, or have them machined to accept a standard stud. Your selection will be much larger if you do that, and there is no real reason to keep the stock diameter or thread pitch for the studs.
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:20 PM   #1275
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Ive got someone from USMB getting a set of rear drums to try. If that doesnt work, ill look into re-drilling, but I think these stock drums might not be that easy to work with.
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