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Old 01-23-2019, 01:36 PM   #1
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Hey guys I recently bought a wrecked 2006 STi and decided to swap a Jdm V8 blobeye front end onto it.
Iíve got a couple weeks worth of pictures/work that Iíll quickly run through and pick up where Iím at now.
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:40 PM   #2
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The day I bought it.

It was a front end/undercarriage hit and wouldnít start so I took a huge gamble but it also went for a lot less then any other STI that I played for that would start.



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Old 01-23-2019, 01:42 PM   #3
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The day I brought it home:

Wheels would not turn so I had to use casters to roll it off the trailer. I also removed the front bumper to see what was going on.



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Old 01-23-2019, 01:52 PM   #4
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Lifted it up and found no major undercarriage damage. Obviously needs a new front clip. Decided to go with an Ď05 front end.

Found signs of heavy modifications.
Aftermarket parts that need replaced are intercooler and Tomei EL Headers.
As hard of a hit that it was, I was blessed that it did not touch the oil filter or engine block.


Decided before proceeding too far I need to try starting it. But definitely not before checking the timing.







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Old 01-23-2019, 01:54 PM   #5
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Bought a Jdm front clip shipped from California for $1500. With everything I needed and as a bonus a full aluminum radiator.


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Old 01-23-2019, 02:02 PM   #6
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Pulled the core support forward a bit to access the timing covers and all three were damaged. But surprisingly none of the pullies were touched. There were about 4 holes in the covers from the radiator but all away from pullies. Verified that the timing was good. Decided to replace timing belt and tensioner anyways.

Got it started!!!


I decided that it needed a bath. (In 35* weather)





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Old 01-23-2019, 02:08 PM   #7
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Going to get the frame pulled and new front end welded on.




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Old 01-23-2019, 02:19 PM   #8
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Back from getting frame work done.

My biggest worry was the wiring not working between the older headlights and the newer wiring harness on the car. Could not find any schematics on a conversion online..

Ended up doing something VERY simple. I transferred the wiring harness from the 2006 headlights over to the 2005 lights. The only thing was the 06 had one extra light socket so I pulled the bulb and taped it out off the way.
Everything plugged right in and no wire splicing was needed whatsoever.




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Old 01-23-2019, 02:34 PM   #9
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I ended up getting ahold of the Previous Owner and getting a list of Mods for the car.

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Old 01-23-2019, 02:44 PM   #10
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And where it sits now after I put together the engine bay, got the intercooler piping ran, and finalized putting together the front end.

Got new headers on order.
Going to get it detailed inside and out this Friday.
Still need to wire up the fender lights, my DCCD light is blinking, check Alingnment, and a few more odds and ends.



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Old 01-23-2019, 05:00 PM   #11
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Guessing airbags were blown? Did you just replace the airbag or put a new steering wheel on? The flashing DCCD light could be a clockspring issue
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:04 PM   #12
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Airbags were not blown. So no steering wheel replacement.
Gotta check all the fuses first.

Check out the srs sensor on the frame rail of the second picture. Itís crazy how close it got to the sensor but didnít set it off!




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Old 01-23-2019, 07:13 PM   #13
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It's slowly coming back to life! Good work!
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:47 PM   #14
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Used FreeSSM to data log while driving and found out the everything is good except the steering position sensor.
Need to find one and swap it in.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:56 AM   #15
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Got a full detail with a cut and buff.


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Old 01-30-2019, 11:48 AM   #16
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That turned out pretty nice, good work.
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:20 PM   #17
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Very nice job, any exhaust videos? Would love to hear it running.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:48 AM   #18
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Nice car.
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:32 AM   #19
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Nice to see an STI saved. Did you buy the car from an auction?

Edit: Never mind lol I see the water marks on the original pictures posted.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:57 PM   #20
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Now you got me contemplating the complete opposite; blob-eye to hawkeye conversion on mine, just for a more up-to-date look.

What all was involved with the radiator support; drill out the spot welds, and weld in new ones?
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:12 PM   #21
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We ended up replacing the whole 8Ē of the front end including the frame rails that were damaged. But in my research if there is no accident damage then yes just the top core support needs to be replaced.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:46 PM   #22
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Now you got me contemplating the complete opposite; blob-eye to hawkeye conversion on mine, just for a more up-to-date look.

What all was involved with the radiator support; drill out the spot welds, and weld in new ones?
Stop Boots......... (I've had the same thought, LoL)
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:54 PM   #23
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I honestly think the blob eye is much nicer looking. The fender lines, bumper lines, the grill shape, the bumper hole for the intercooler, the taller aggressive hood scoop.

Just has something about it.

The hawk eye just seems more gentle and feminine to me. Even my wife agreed when I showed her. LOL

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Old 02-06-2019, 08:14 PM   #24
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this turned out amazing! love the car man
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:48 PM   #25
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Thank you! I am very happy with the outcome.


Last weekend I got the fender turn signal lights wired up and started installing the front fender liners. These Washington roads with sand do not work with unprotected fender wells.
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