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Old 04-15-2013, 06:18 AM   #11
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So I got my fiancee out of the house and put her to work. She helped me put on the lip and plate relocator she got me. then she used touch up paint and touched up some of my rock chips. she thought it was just like nail polish! lol

Before:


During:






Done:


She was wearing my clothes so pardon the appearance lol. I thought she looked hot though

Eyelids are drying but will come on soon. Then 100k mile tune up and coilovers in the next month or so
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:44 AM   #12
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After 3 years of owning the car, finally waxed and clay-bared the car...








Also, a few weeks ago put on my eyelids which has gotten mixed reviews...




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Old 06-24-2013, 07:58 AM   #13
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:32 PM   #14
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Well...since I last posted....

I got married:


Before pictures of headlights/eyelid:


Replaced them with new because they got really cloudy from me trying to clean off VHT tint with gasoline (dont do it)

new headlights at boxerfest 2015 along with ST Tuning 18" wheels, Bilstein HD's, Swift Wagon Springs, JDM front lip, Mazda3 sideskirt extensions




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Old 05-29-2015, 11:54 AM   #15
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oh and....bought a 1993 Impreza L Sedan:

When I bought it:






Has:
Engine:
- EJ20G,
- Iwire (#77 - done in 2011) harness
- FMIC
- Upgraded radiator
- STi Muffler
- Heat Wrapped IC piping

Interior:
- 02 WRX front and rear seats
- Nardi steering wheel
- Nardi shift knob

Drivetrain/Suspension:
- Unknown lowering springs (rear uninstalled),
- No name 15" wheels

Exterior:
- Depo 99-01 blacked out headlights
- 99L front bumper

Issues:
Has bad transfer gear bearings on an EJ22 transmission
Vacuum leak
Power steering pump leaks and hits top radiator hose

....It needs some love...

But since buying it,
I have replaced:
- Battery
- Battery terminals
- OEM amber front turn signals
- '11 WRX oem Shift Knob

cleaned the interior, painted the sti muffler black

I have purchased and waiting to be put on:

Engine:
- 03 WRX coil packs
- Coil on plug harness connectors
- Walbro 255 fuel pump
- 90 Degree Radiator elbow to see if I can clear the PS pump pulley
- Used Power Steering Pump
- Used low mileage MAF

Drivetrain:
- JDM 4.44 trans with hydraulic swap (clutch slave, pedal box, front axles, clutch)
- 4.44 Forester Open Rear diff with 50k miles on it
- Stoptech front brake pads, Centric Front Rotors
- Might be able to do a rear brake swap from a 2001 Legacy Wagon

Interior:
- STi Duracon Shift Knob
- New leather Shift boot
- 2.5RS door cards (trying to see if the dash lines of the pre-facelift will work with the RS door cards. I know for sure I need to mess with the wiring of the power windows and doorlocks)

I also have laying around my Gold 17" BBS RK wheels that I will put on eventually

Picture of it now:







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Old 05-29-2015, 11:56 AM   #16
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Has anyone done a cable to hydraulic trans swap? If so, advice please!

If there is anyone in the DMV that has done it and can help, I would be willing to pay you to help!!

Cause I will have this delivered soon:


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Old 06-04-2015, 12:03 PM   #17
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Wondering if I should just get the EJ22 trans rebuilt for $650. It will be plug and play and I wont have to worry about the the cable to hydraulic swap intricacies.

But then no 4.44 rear end. EJ22 is 3.9 and the clutch won't be designed for the turbo motor...
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:33 PM   #18
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are you viet? thats pretty traditional wedding attire. nice taste in builds. check out my journal
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:22 PM   #19
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are you viet? thats pretty traditional wedding attire. nice taste in builds. check out my journal
Yes sir, I am lol. My wife wanted me to wear it so we just wore it for the morning ceremony.

Thank you!
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:21 PM   #20
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Alright,

So I am trying to gather information on the cable to hydraulic trans swap.

Looks like I will need
A clutch fork
Clutch Master and Clutch Slave (and clutch hose)
Hard and rubber lines (thru firewall)
Pedal box


The hydraulic pedal box, switches, and slave is supposed to look like this (from an RS):



I have an STi pedal box so it looks like some cutting will have to be done for the pedal box to fit:

from this build thread:
Boogaloo 2001 RSTi - project insanity

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Salvi asked about what to do with the brake and clutch pedal assembly on a swap.
Up until 2 days ago, I thought that an STi or WRX pedal box was a direct bolt in affair!

I called Keener and he guided me through what was needed, and I was then able to get it to fit.

It is not a smooth fit, nor does it just slide right up into position. My pedal box is from an 05 STi, and it required a bit of "finesse" to get it into place and secured.

You have to elongate the holes the secure the (upper pat of) pedal box to the bottom or the dash area, here is a pic of what is required:




Then, on the clutch support portion of the bracket, you need to use a longer bolt with a large washer like I have in this picture:



This is all necessary because the 3 mounting holes at the top of the firewall mounting points do not line up with GD pedal boxes. Once you do like i have shown here, it all fits just like any other STi or WRX and seems like it will work just fine.

Just like this picture I posted above, this is what it looks like installed:



I have to admit that I wish I knew about this months ago, because I would have relocated the mounting holes on the chassis or made a bracket like the throttle pedal adapter, but this will do for now.
Or cut as supasweetr34skyline mentions

2slo4u's endless swap (WARNING: EJ20K inside)
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Ok a few more pics. I got the transmission completely in and rearranged a few wires to get them away from the turbo area. Also swapped the turbo crossmember in with my steering rack attached.



Transmission completely installed


Crossmember and rack installed


Turbo solenoid/ignition plate wiring to ecu. Forgot to buy a grommet so ultra grey will do for now. I can always pull the sealant off and press a grommet in later. Btw, how much is the firewall grommet for the a/c lines, lol?



This is the 2000 RS metal clutch line, doesn't line up with wrx m/c as you can see (is there something I'm doing wrong here?)


had to cut marked areas for bolts to go in, brake side


clutch side, marked and cut then used washer
WRX clutch fork:


I know ECS makes an adapter for DBW but it is $97 shipped = /

Then there is a need to change the clutch fork pivot?

I am wondering if I should source an RS pedal box to ensure it fits my 93 chassis without having to cut anything,at least and then worry about the other items

link on how to uninstall/install pedal box:
http://www.scoobymods.com/showthread...ch-14364.html?
link on how to uninstall/install clutch master cylinder
Clutch master cylinder install

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