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Old 02-13-2020, 08:44 PM   #26
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A few goodies showed up yesterday and today

Rota Grid 15x8 +20 in Bronze!





A little surprise here...

A friend showed me a photo of some Miata guys running these wheels with Subaru 4 pots and a custom bracket with rotors about the same size as WRX rotors. So I figured, what the hell, and ordered a couple 4 pot calipers from Rockauto for about $115 each.




They showed up with two different finishes and one of them clearly had the Subaru logo ground off but for that price, I don't really care as long as they work. I had left over WRX rotors from the wagon so I don't have to buy new rotors, and pads are about the same as other Subaru pad prices so I basically saved about $100 because I WAS going to buy RS sized calipers and rotors and as you can see, turns out there is a TON of clearance with the 4pots!





Needless to say I'm a happy camper today. Plus I have a spare set of lug nuts so I don't even have to buy lugs for these wheels.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:44 PM   #27
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In case anyone is curious, here is the difference in size and weight from the L rotor and the WRX rotor:



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Old 02-13-2020, 10:49 PM   #28
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sweet progress. love the approach to weight watching.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:57 PM   #29
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This thread is awesome! Takes me back to my GC days when you couldn't walk through a junkyard without tripping over these cars. Now they are rare lol

I too had a 1.8L. I took a 2.2L shortblock, with 1.8L heads and intake manifold for my Autox GC. The higher compression and extra cubic inches with the 4:11 diff was a fun car.
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:04 PM   #30
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Been working hard the last few days, taking a little break today...

Tomorrow these are going on the new wheels!



BFG had a $150 mail in rebate for Presidents day, so I splurged and bought the 245/40r15's. Probably going over my budget cause of that, but I kind of wanted 245's so I can set my fenders for that size and the Hankooks are like 2 months out.

Big news though is the subframe swap onto this car is complete!



This means the car now has a '15 STI steering rack, poly steering rack bushings, poly front control arm bushings, Group-N rear control arm bushings, and a slightly larger front sway bar with upgraded bushings as well. I'll have to get upgraded endlinks for it but in the mean time just running some new-ish factory ones I had laying around.

Swapped in the rebuilt power steering pump and new lines from the wagon too, had to make a bracket to give the lines somewhere to bolt too since they are for phase 2 motors. No big deal. Also no more PS pump leak



Finally, put the front bumper from the wagon on the car!



The driver side front tow hook hit something years ago looks like, which made fitting the bumper fender liner a pain on that side. The bumper sags a little too because of it but no big deal.

Next up is putting the new brakes and wheels/tires on, followed by the new suspension when it arrives this week!
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Old 02-16-2020, 07:32 PM   #31
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Old 02-16-2020, 07:54 PM   #32
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Following up on my comments from the XS-A thread, I still think roughly 2,200 lbs will be where you end up without doing some harder core lightening.

I would have kept the smaller brakes, even for track days and just ran ducting to them.

A lot of the interior bits are surprisingly light as you've found. The one that is not (besides the sound deadening) is the dash mat. If you're really motivated there are tons of brackets and the mat sitting behind the dash on the firewall. Good for 20-25 lbs of weight loss at the expense of noise.

Lots of stuff in your engine bay that needs to go to come close to the weight you want as well.
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:24 PM   #33
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2200lbs is the goal.

A lot of the engine bay bits I have to keep to keep it street legal, but ya there are a few I technically could get rid of.

I don't plan on ripping out the dash unless I have to, but ill be digging in there a bit when I get to removing the carpet.

I've always wanted to run 4 pots, plus they were cheap and they will be easy to deal with when needed. Not sure what I will do about ducting.
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