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Old 06-16-2010, 02:59 PM   #71
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I finally got these cheap e bay hood dampers installed. I gotta say, for $29 bucks there pretty sweet. We'll see how long they last.


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Old 06-19-2010, 10:04 AM   #72
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I like what you have done here. You've given me some Ideas for my 05 RS wagon, Like the STI hood with a scoop delete and rain gutter. I like the modded intake and defiantly want to get a K&N Apollo myself in the future. I'm gonna start a member journal soon but I don't think it will be a quick build by any means. Anyway keep up the good work and innovations.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:11 AM   #73
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Here’s a quick update. I bought some Techna-Fit stainless steel brake lines and was planning on installing them today but some “stuff” came up and had to cancel. I did however get a chance to spray all four corners of the breaking system down with some PB-Blaster. I hope that this will make my job a heck of a lot easier for when I do get a chance to install the lines.



This is were to spray PB-Blaster or an equivalent to make your job easier.



Heres a look at the Kartboy - Subframe Locking Bolts - AKA Botox Bolts.



Updates will follow when everything is done.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:20 AM   #74
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I also got these in the mail today>> Beatrush Propeller Shaft Mounts. I will have a full comparison and write-up when I install these.

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:22 AM   #75
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Got up early and installed the Beatrush Propeller Shaft Mounts. Its a pretty straight forward install, but for those of you that dont know how.

Jack up one side of the car as far high as you can get it and use jack stand support.



First your gonna have to remove the heat shield using a 12mm. There are 4 bolt holding it up.




Once the shield is removed, uninstall the two 14mm bolts that hold the center of the drive shaft.




Heres a comparison of the two mounts. Its also very handy to use the swivel ratchets to get in those tight spaces.



The next step is to grease up the new mounts and install. The grease also comes in very handy because it holds everything in place while you screw in the bolts.



This is what it should look like when installed.

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:34 AM   #76
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nice little write up
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:40 PM   #77
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I did some interior revamping today. I installed an ATI center gauge pod with a Prosport premium 60mm oil pressure gauge and a Prosport digital 52mm oil temp gauge. I bought both gauges and the blank from Subaru WRX Performance Upgrade Parts - Mach V Motorsports

Since I was going to install the sending unit adapter plate onto my relocated oil filter, I repainted the bracket that holds everything in place.

On the top is the template I used to make the bracket.


After repainting it.


Then I installed the adapter plate.



Then the sending units.


...and reinstalled.


The ATI pod lets you fit both 52mm and 60mm gauges in. Heres the center one converted to fit a 60mm gauge.


I also painted the pod face and the inner - upper peice to match my dash.



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I am very happy with the quality of both the gauge pod and the gauges. I like the fact that the oil pressure gauge has a user selectable alert for when the pressure drops too low.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:31 PM   #78
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im curious how your oil filter will be so high up..
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:14 PM   #79
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im curious how your oil filter will be so high up..
The oil pressure has been steady with the oil filter relocated up there. I can always relocated it a little lower if I need to anyways.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:10 PM   #80
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After having sold the track pipe, I waited and found a crazy deal on a Rallisportracing HFC Pipe. This puppy will be coated with the same high heat paint I put on the track pipe. On Monday I will take her to the shop and have the cat-back flange rotated to match my car.

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