Bue Car's 1995 EJ257 STi Track Coupe - Page 8 - Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
 
Private Support i-Trader Ratings Become a Vendor Rules for VendorsModsUsers Contact
Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
gc8 RSS GC8 Facebook Subaru GC8 Twitter Subaru YouTube Channel Subaru Sticker
 
Login below or Register Now
Register Mark Forums Read FAQ Advertise
Go Back   Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com > >
Bue Car's 1995 EJ257 STi Track Coupe
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2013, 09:50 PM   #71
bue car
#32
 
bue car's Avatar
 
Fav Mod: Which car?
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Torrance, CA
Trader Rating: (174)
Posts: 12,002
Default

Custom OEM X-Brace!

Probably doesn't do much, but hey, it was free for me. Inspired from this thread: Build rear x-brace off oem cross brace?

Okay here are my build pics.

Tools: 12mm sockets and wrench



All hardware needed - oem bolts, 4 matching nuts, 2 washers



2 bars



Ok, trying to give as much detail as possible. The holes on the bars are different on each side. One side has holes, the other has slots.



In order to fit, you have to file the holes. I used a circular file...remember to file outwards and not in like I did at first



So the holes used are these

Top



Bottom - use bottom most hole



REMEMBER: Have the first bar 'dip' into the trunk so the second bar on top fits the opposite way.

Now behind the lower hole tab is another plate with the nut for where the bar is supposed to go. This prevents you from using a washer. Since the hols is smaller than the top one we will use, it's not too bad. Also, the flared nut will help you crush the lip on the back panel. Here is a pic..



You can see the lip you have to crush by tightening



Bolt in the top, I put the washer and then nut on the back. That was a fun time and a half with fat fingers...



So we are half done



I did not tighten the bolts yet. I left them loose for fitting the other bar. Then I tightened them all.

Second bar in place





from the trunk



They do touch



My driveway is steep, and my window shifts all the time. So if this does anything, ill hear the back end creak more. I shall drive tomorrow...i might put some more goodies on first then take some shots for the first page. I did something last weekend I have to post too...
__________________
Save RS25! Say no to XenForo
bue car is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #72
da5dime
3.3L
 
Fav Mod: CA Legal 207 w/ 6 Gears
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Trader Rating: (25)
Posts: 816
Default

Very nice build, great idea with the x-brace!
__________________
Burzinski: Watch it! Stop donating to cancer research and "awareness"!
da5dime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 03:16 PM   #73
bue car
#32
 
bue car's Avatar
 
Fav Mod: Which car?
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Torrance, CA
Trader Rating: (174)
Posts: 12,002
Default

Thanks! Those brakes I am getting from you sunday go on this car. I already have 01 l awd rear hubs! Just need the transmission, I have a diff and shaft in sight.
__________________
Save RS25! Say no to XenForo
bue car is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #74
da5dime
3.3L
 
Fav Mod: CA Legal 207 w/ 6 Gears
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Trader Rating: (25)
Posts: 816
Default

Well if I can get a 6 speed from a friend of mine I will have a full Ver.5/6 JDM WRX 5 speed setup available! lol. Just a thought...
__________________
Burzinski: Watch it! Stop donating to cancer research and "awareness"!
da5dime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 06:20 PM   #75
bue car
#32
 
bue car's Avatar
 
Fav Mod: Which car?
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Torrance, CA
Trader Rating: (174)
Posts: 12,002
Default

^ Good looking, I'll let you know.
__________________
Save RS25! Say no to XenForo

Last edited by bue car; 10-01-2013 at 11:40 AM..
bue car is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #76
bue car
#32
 
bue car's Avatar
 
Fav Mod: Which car?
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Torrance, CA
Trader Rating: (174)
Posts: 12,002
Default

Time to change up my whole game plan! Welcome to the journal of my new track car.
__________________
Save RS25! Say no to XenForo
bue car is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #77
Mad Ra88it
2.2L Turbo
 
Fav Mod: Ti implants.
Join Date: May 2008
Location: in a cave.
Trader Rating: (35)
Posts: 2,689
Default

YES! Needs moAr large(r) motor.
Mad Ra88it is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #78
critict1gc
auSTin
 
critict1gc's Avatar
 
Car: 00 rsti
Fav Mod: v7 RA ej207
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Across from cincy in N.KY
Trader Rating: (10)
Posts: 2,259
Default

sweet, I will be watching.
critict1gc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #79
amoore131
2.2L Turbo
 
Fav Mod: EJ22eT
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Towson, MD
Trader Rating: (36)
Posts: 3,645
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bue car View Post
I was tired of not being able to see the radio when the drink holder was out. So I moved it down, and took out the din pocket. I put some Lamco gauges I had lying around.



Oil temp and vacuum line



Open port on the IM



Took about 15 minutes





I will connect the oil temp next oil change.
Awesome setup. Almost exactly like mine. I converted my lamco gauges to red led but i really like the white.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
amoore131 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 12:03 AM   #80
DavidCMiller1986
1.8L
 
Car: 1996 impreza L red 1.8l
Fav Mod: 13.4lb flywheel st2clutch
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bend,Or
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 9
Default

great build glad to see there are parts out there I can get for my 1.8. Good Job
DavidCMiller1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
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 -7. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2019 VerticalScope Inc.
Designed & Powered by Domain Architect