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Old 06-23-2013, 10:15 PM   #31
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I did some car shopping. its been a while in the making, but well worth the wait. the stars aligned and i had to jump on the deals while they were presenting themselves. sold the g35 and the 330i posted earlier in this thread, got 2013 BMW X5 xDrive50i, 2013 Chevrolet Volt.



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Old 09-14-2013, 09:55 PM   #32
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Deleted post (potential parts sale that I didnt go through with)

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Old 10-09-2013, 02:29 PM   #33
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Been enjoying reading up on your build. There's a lot of silver coupes on this board, but there's a few that have caught my eye just because how tasteful they've been and the little elements that I'd like to have on mine. Silly things like a V6 grille and the STi seats.

Either way, it's looking good. You've set the bar high for my rescued car to achieve!
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:47 PM   #34
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Been enjoying reading up on your build. There's a lot of silver coupes on this board, but there's a few that have caught my eye just because how tasteful they've been and the little elements that I'd like to have on mine. Silly things like a V6 grille and the STi seats.

Either way, it's looking good. You've set the bar high for my rescued car to achieve!
thanks man. i feel bad that i havent really done that much to it lately, except to make it more daily driver friendly. i put on the stock wrx muffler and the stock bov, and its nice to not feel like i'm waking up my neighbors when i get home from work at 3-5am in the morning.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:23 PM   #35
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hmmm i picked up a few items recently and the car drives sooo much better.

Oil change with Shell Rotella T6 and Mazda Rx-8 Oil filter
Greddy drainplug
Kartboy subframe bolts
Kartboy exhaust hangers (rear two only)
Whiteline Roll Center adjustment kit
Whiteline Streering rack bushings (30mm)
Rear Diff fluid with Motul 75w90
Trans fluid with Syncromesh/Hypoy-C/Redline Shockproof
Power steering fluid
OEM Power steering reservoir bracket (finally no more ziptie)
Driver-side steering bellows boot was torn so I got that replaced
Alignment/Tire Rotation
TurboXS axleback (LOUD!)

more pics to come...



I had Steve do the install on the Whiteline parts and do some other stuff while the car was on the lift. Even if I had a garage to work on my car with, I really dont have the spare time. So off to the shop it goes.

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Old 05-25-2014, 12:49 PM   #36
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some pics i had lying around...


2/11/14


Passed, take that California.

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Old 05-26-2014, 09:49 PM   #37
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Man, that car is perfect. Exactly what I want to do. How many miles on the swap? Any issues?


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Old 05-27-2014, 10:32 AM   #38
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Man, that car is perfect. Exactly what I want to do. How many miles on the swap? Any issues?


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Thank u, other than replacing the original swap harness, original td04, and typical maintenance, no major issues. Swap done in 2003 aprox 70k on swap. Luckily its not a daily.
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So after gather parts and tools for the last couple months, I finally started to tackle my brake install. More pics later, but here are some end product shots with my phone.

The rear calipers have the same mileage as the chassis, which is somewhere in the 160k range. A $30 dollar rebuild kit and some pizza at my local BMW shop for using their parts washer and compressed air to get the caliper pistons out wasn't too bad. The old dust seals had holes and rips in them, but the inside piston seal didnt look too bad.

H6 caliper bracket/ H6 slotted rotors / Stoptech street/perf pads/rebuilt calipers w/OEM subaru rebuild kit


Bought these used off of NASIOC, good deal considering a new Stoptech kit tops $2000.
Stoptech ST40 02-05 WRX BBK / Stoptech street/perf pads


Stoptech recommends at least 2-3mm of clearance from spoke to caliper.

I was happy there was no contact, but i can probably only fit a couple sheets of paper between the spoke and the caliper (where the blue arrow points), so 3mm spacers on the way.


I weighed all the parts and such but will post later at home. I was going to hold off on the STi MC/Booster install, but now that I have to wait for the spacers to arrive, I might as well start that project as well.

Getting to this stage has taken about 6-7 hours of actual work time. My GF's cousin referred the rebuilding of the calipers and heat shield removal as "arts and crafts" type of work. I don't like to rush when working on my cars, especially when it comes to brakes and making parts fit which werent supposed to be there in the first place. removing the dust/heatshields in the rear took a long time, even with my $20 spot weld drill bit. it was pretty difficult to center the bit on the spot welds. The front shields took some brute force as well.

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Old 06-08-2014, 10:59 PM   #40
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Wheel spacers came in. still plenty of hub-centric lip to stick into the wheels. more than the 5-7 full turns of the lugs after being tightened down as well.


Complete side shot. Looks so much better with more rotor in there. The H6 rears look almost as big as the stock fronts did.


Master cylinder/Booster/MC brace shot




I'm not sure if I got all the air out of the system - but maybe its in my head. I hadnt driven the car with the stock brakes for a couple weeks before the install, so I have no reference point for proper brake feel at this point. I did drive my coworker's stock 04 forester XT and my pedal felt much stiffer than his car's.

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