Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday February 22, 2018
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Member's Car Gallery

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2018, 05:03 AM   #51
jvh22a
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 34368
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: pasadena, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Olsen View Post
The charcoal canister on my '96 is also partially mounted with zip-ties. The bracket is rusted all to hell. Unfortunately, the local u-pull-its basically haven't gotten any Imprezas in the past couple months, so I haven't been able to find a "new" bracket. I thought I was going to get one a few months back, only to find that the standing holding the car off the ground was basically right on the canister. Dammit!

As for your white connector, that looks to me like a foglight connector. Are you sure that goes to a turn signal?

I used the mounting bracket from an 03 wrx wagon. (same as the canister)

it mounted right up and everything bolted in.

20180204_150705 by meme meme, on Flickr
20180204_150712 by meme meme, on Flickr
20180204_151524 by meme meme, on Flickr



is the orange light next to the fog lights a turn signal? I have that small light connected to my 96 chassis fog light switch. the connectors are the same.

if I connect a light to that white connector I stop getting the fast blinker.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
jvh22a is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 02-09-2018, 02:15 PM   #52
Patrick Olsen
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 120
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
Vehicle:
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
1996 Impreza coupe

Default

I don't have the same front bumper as what you've got now; my front end is like what you originally had. With that front end style, the corner lights next to the headlights are not turn signals; they're just driving lights. The lights in the bumper are the turn signals.

I'm assuming that the same is true of the bumper that you've got. So, sorry for the bad initial advice; that white connector looks like the foglight connector.
Patrick Olsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2018, 09:36 PM   #53
jvh22a
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 34368
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: pasadena, CA
Default

Yesterday i went for a longer drive to bed in the brakes. Im using hawk hp plus front and rear with oriellys rotor blanks. Wow these are dusty! But feels great.

I got some 3mm spacers. Wheel and tires are really close to the coilover perches. Im using 215/45/17 tires.
20180209_152758 by meme meme, on Flickr
20180209_152940 by meme meme, on Flickr


Orderer a sheet of plastic from ebay and make a speaker adaptor ring. Its really rough but gets the job done. Using some cheap boss speakers that came as a set with the headunit.
20180211_125703 by meme meme, on Flickr

I got the spc sway bar adaptors installed. Not sure if there is a specific way these go. Cant seem to find any pics of them installed. Once i get the alignment done, ill tight it down.
20180208_160619 by meme meme, on Flickr

Last on the list is a vinyl or magnetic number set for the track day. Anyone know a good place for this let me know.

Last edited by jvh22a; 02-13-2018 at 01:34 AM.
jvh22a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 10:01 AM   #54
Patrick Olsen
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 120
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
Vehicle:
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
1996 Impreza coupe

Default

I thought the lateral link came with a little diagram or instructions that explained how to position the bracket. Anyway, there's really only one way it can go - hanging down below the rear lateral link, opening facing to the rear:



As for numbers, it's been years since I ordered any - I've got a bunch of numbers and letters stuck on my fridge, along with dozens of Rock Auto magnets. There may be (probably are) more options now, but I used Solotime/SPS - www.soloperformance.com - great quality and tons of options. I have 8" numbers and 4" (or maybe 5"?) class lettering for my various cars.
Patrick Olsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 10:04 AM   #55
Patrick Olsen
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 120
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
Vehicle:
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
1996 Impreza coupe

Default

Double

Last edited by Patrick Olsen; 02-14-2018 at 01:17 AM.
Patrick Olsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 07:52 PM   #56
181stLeader
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 184183
Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: The OC
Vehicle:
1996 Impreza RSTi
V8 EJ207 Aerosim Carbon

Default

You will need to splice the signal light plug from your old L signal lights. That plug on the JDM signal is the newer style(the USDM 2.5RS will have the same). I had to do this on my wiring harness started life as a 98 2.5rs and I had the Banana signals for my sport bumper(which used the older style plug).
181stLeader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 07:55 PM   #57
181stLeader
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 184183
Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: The OC
Vehicle:
1996 Impreza RSTi
V8 EJ207 Aerosim Carbon

Default

Also! What auto x do you normally go to?
181stLeader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 03:57 AM   #58
jvh22a
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 34368
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: pasadena, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 181stLeader View Post
You will need to splice the signal light plug from your old L signal lights. That plug on the JDM signal is the newer style(the USDM 2.5RS will have the same). I had to do this on my wiring harness started life as a 98 2.5rs and I had the Banana signals for my sport bumper(which used the older style plug).

thanks guys;

i ordered some rs 2.5 turn signals from amazon for $22. it looks like it has the white roundish connector. the one on the jdm turn signals are squarish like the cigarette lighter plug. should be here late next week.

last auto x i went to was about 15 years ago! just want to get out there and try. if you have any pointers please feel free to pass them on. from reading scca it says i need to have a work asignment. but i dont even know what im doing! but i should be able to start going in march.
jvh22a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 11:17 AM   #59
181stLeader
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 184183
Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: The OC
Vehicle:
1996 Impreza RSTi
V8 EJ207 Aerosim Carbon

Default

There are several different Autox organizations around socal.

The SCCA runs events at AAA speedway in the large parking lot across from the kart track, as well as at the El Toro runway at the old marine air base(at least they used to, they have been threading to close it down and build homes there).
You do have to work at SCCA events, basically picking up knocked over cones during other people's sessions. They will assigne you to an zone where you will be responsible for any knocked over cones. SCCA events give you 3-4 normal times runs(depending on group size for the day) and you can buy a set of "x-runs" which are the same amount of runs as your competition runs, they don't count towards your completion times.



Speed Ventures which is also run at AAA speedway but they italics the smaller infield parking lot. This one costs more than the SCCA events but you get a lot more runs(generally at least 15-20). You also don't have to work, the time have a staff that will pick up any knocked down cones. This is a great venue to test and tune your suspension as you get a lot of runs and have time in between each of your run groups to make adjustments and be able to test it right after.


There is also a smaller organization that runs an event every month at the Camirrillo Airport. It's a much smaller group and you get a decent amount of runs in. You have to work at this one as well. I have only been to this one once, quite a few years ago.
181stLeader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 11:19 AM   #60
181stLeader
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 184183
Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: The OC
Vehicle:
1996 Impreza RSTi
V8 EJ207 Aerosim Carbon

Default

My car has been under the knife for about two years now installing my WRC widebody. I have just finished it and got it running. I'm in process of getting my swap BAR certified and I'll put all my parts back on and head out to the Speed Ventures Autox to test it out and make some adjustments.

March should be about when I'll be ready as well, depending on how long I have to wait for an appointment for my tune.
181stLeader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 12:15 PM   #61
johnnydbvt
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 482116
Join Date: Feb 2018
Default

Awesome work! Good to see the work done right.
johnnydbvt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2018, 01:45 PM   #62
jvh22a
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 34368
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: pasadena, CA
Default

awesome info

the spc didnt come with a picture diagram. so i wasnt sure how if it should be straight or down.

solo performance has so many options. ill have to sit down a read everything first.

i see that track days like speed ventures and extreme speed want 3 digits.

i found this site www.motorsportreg.com/ that list all the track events in an area.

if everything goes right, ill have my alignment done this sunday. then just putting some miles on the car to make sure nothing falls off.

you got to post up some pictures of the wide body!
jvh22a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2018, 08:11 PM   #63
181stLeader
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 184183
Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: The OC
Vehicle:
1996 Impreza RSTi
V8 EJ207 Aerosim Carbon

Default

Yeah I get the putting miles on it thing. I want to do a shake down Autox before I take it in the track.

There are a ton of pics on my build journal on rs25:
http://www.rs25.com/forums/showthrea...66#post2553766
181stLeader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2018, 02:03 AM   #64
Patrick Olsen
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 120
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
Vehicle:
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
1996 Impreza coupe

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jvh22a View Post
solo performance has so many options. ill have to sit down a read everything first.

i see that track days like speed ventures and extreme speed want 3 digits.
My suggestion would be to get individual numbers, rather than a number board that has a number already on it. If you've got a number board with 123 on it, and someone else registers for the event before you and takes that number, you're back to using painter's tape. But if you've got a pair of 6s (9s), a pair of 3s and a pair of 1s (or whatever combination you want to use), you've got a multitude of number options you can use when you register.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jvh22a View Post
i found this site www.motorsportreg.com/ that list all the track events in an area.
Another similar site is www.dlbracing.com. I would say motorsportreg.com has become progressively more popular than dlbracing.com over the years, but in my area the SCCA events are on DLB, so I end up using both sites.
Patrick Olsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2018, 06:11 PM   #65
jvh22a
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 34368
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: pasadena, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Olsen View Post
My suggestion would be to get individual numbers, rather than a number board that has a number already on it. If you've got a number board with 123 on it, and someone else registers for the event before you and takes that number, you're back to using painter's tape. But if you've got a pair of 6s (9s), a pair of 3s and a pair of 1s (or whatever combination you want to use), you've got a multitude of number options you can use when you register.


Another similar site is www.dlbracing.com. I would say motorsportreg.com has become progressively more popular than dlbracing.com over the years, but in my area the SCCA events are on DLB, so I end up using both sites.

great info. thanks.


Quote:
Originally Posted by 181stLeader View Post
Yeah I get the putting miles on it thing. I want to do a shake down Autox before I take it in the track.

There are a ton of pics on my build journal on rs25:
http://www.rs25.com/forums/showthrea...66#post2553766
wow! really nice build. i would be to afraid to drive a car that nice on LA roads! i also wanted to get my car bared. but i had left my 03 wrx downpipe and cats out side in front of my garage. came home one day; it was all gone, well only the downpipe and cat. they left all the other junk that i actually wanted to trash!
so ill deal with that later.

small update.

got the rs turn signals; brand is depo and not the best quality. some parts of the orange lense isnst flat against the black housing. so water might get in pretty easily.
20180218_104917 by meme meme, on Flickr

this depo lense came with the roundish connector. on my 1996 coupe, the foglight uses the squarish connector that is hooked up to a switch on the cluster cover thing. the turn signal uses this roundish connector.
20180218_104944 by meme meme, on Flickr

i got the iwire intercooler shroud made for an STI intercooler i think. i was going to get the sti unit butchanged my mind. i forgot i had already bought the shroud. i would need to trim the lip closest to the headlight.
20180218_122018 by meme meme, on Flickr

i got a small buzzer off ebay for a $1 and hooked it up to the keyless entry. mounted on top of a mount i used for the innovate psb-1 map sensor and boost cut relay.
20180218_122031 by meme meme, on Flickr

last night i installed a new dry and o-rings.
20180218_220615 by meme meme, on Flickr

bad news; it wont hold vacuum for more then 15-20mins. then it will slowly creep back to 0 in about another 10mins.
20180218_220707 by meme meme, on Flickr


i go in for my alignment tomorrow. im going to use 181stLeader's alignment specs i saw on his build thread.
jvh22a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 10:57 AM   #66
181stLeader
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 184183
Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: The OC
Vehicle:
1996 Impreza RSTi
V8 EJ207 Aerosim Carbon

Default

I would set your front camber plates to the position to get as much positive caster as possible. The loss of camber due to roll on hear cars is pretty nasty. I'm at around +5 degrees on my car(04-06 USDM sti aluminum LCA, flipped LCA pin/mount, whiteline offset ALK bushing, and the alk mount pushed as far forward as possible). I don't have camber plates yet but I'm looking for a set of Bakemono's as they can be installed to max out caster.
181stLeader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 10:43 PM   #67
jvh22a
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 34368
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: pasadena, CA
Default

i didn't see your post till later in the day after my alignment.

this is what i got.
caster= left front 2.7 and right front 2

ill have to do more research on caster adjustments. ive seen sti arms but I'm really new to Subaru so not sure which is best way to go.


20180220_122303 by meme meme, on Flickr



still debating on installing the racepak iq3s dash. originally i planned to get a jdm ej20 and use the dash with a haltech 750 ecu.
but now its running and I'm kind of lazy to change something that is not really needed. i might break something else instead and cost more money to fix.

20180220_180010 by meme meme, on Flickr

bundle of wires. not to bad. it can only display basic funtions. air/fuel, map and other stuff i would need to get some vnet connecters.
20180220_180036 by meme meme, on Flickr

so now ill have to decide on a place to order the numbers and see what i need to join the speed ventures autox or join the scca stuff.

i went to a small alignment shop in Glendale called andys alignment. Aurther helped me out and made sure i was happy. it cost me $100 and ill be back after 2 or 3 autox/trackdays. price seems normal. i paid $220 at evasive for corner balance and alignment( couldn't get the rear dialed in). I'm not sure if they corner balance by preloading the spring or by the lower shock perch. they put markings on the spring perch but not on the lower shock perch. i thought you corner balance by the shock mounts.
jvh22a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:48 PM   #68
181stLeader
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 184183
Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: The OC
Vehicle:
1996 Impreza RSTi
V8 EJ207 Aerosim Carbon

Default

Id have em try to get more positive caster next time you get it aligned. i still dont have front camber plates. I have been looking for a set of bakemono camber plates for a little while. They can be installed in many different orientations depending on what spec you are trying to adjust.
181stLeader is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.