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ivonko 05-15-2013 03:32 PM

Yeaaaaaahhhhh buddy, looks awesome josh about time you actually join the rs25 community :rolleyes: lol

Crash187 05-16-2013 07:41 AM

Coils!

subiwag 05-18-2013 06:20 PM

Nice coupe man. I will always lust for a black or white coupe.

You should consider swapping in the fxt dash. Slavik.86 did this in one of his previous builds and it looked awesome.

Ted 05-18-2013 06:36 PM

So is this one going to be a monster truck or a frame scraper?

equinox92 05-18-2013 06:37 PM

subbed before this one gets rear ended too :P

Looks awesome man.

JO5HUA 05-22-2013 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teddy-2000RS (Post 3049852)
So is this one going to be a monster truck or a frame scraper?

Neither, stock height stiffy

Quote:

Originally Posted by equinox92 (Post 3049854)
subbed before this one gets rear ended too :P

Looks awesome man.

I kill you :unamused:

When I went to plug it in and try it I noticed the other rear speaker wasn't moving at all. The cone was seized and just the tweeter was putting out sound. The two rear speakers I assumed were toast so I went looking for replacements. I ended up getting a cheap set of Pioneer 35W 3 ways to go up front and I discovered that the speaker fix actually worked and it was the amp that sucks. I tried putting it in 2 channel mode because I thought the right input was just bad but it turns out that channel is jacked up regardless. So I did the next best thing and I'm running the rear speakers at 2 ohms on the left channel. They were way louder than the fronts though so I switched on the low pass filter and the stereo sounds great. Later I came home and my RS rear seat belts had arrived courtesy of Mike, thanks buddy. After getting all that installed proper I noticed I forgot about the rear carpet plugs

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I also took the time to install the LED panel dome lights

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Yesterday I took the wheels in to get tires swapped, haven't seen the inside of the braids in a long time

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Good thing the wife called in sick today because I got to use the Forester and do it all in one trip

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Done and done

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They had a mint set of blizzak take offs 196/55-16 asking $200 or a trade for my BFG's. I took the deal and mounted them on my FXT wheels. So I traded 8 tires for new Blizzaks and free mounting for 8 tires, I think I came out pretty well

The ancient relic amp finally gave up and I needed to get a new one, ended up getting this Kicker with perfect power for the speakers only $170 new. Then discovered the other speaker, the one I didn't solder, was blown and voice coil seized. I have a new set Polk db651 ordered for the fronts and I guess now I have a spare db650 in case another rear speaker decides to die

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I ended up getting the Blizzaks, I'm probably going to be painting the wheels gold but it's pretty far down on my priority list

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I tried to tackle the front and rear brakes today but after just doing the fronts I'm done. It's hot and I had too many problems with the driver's side and it discouraged me a lot. The awesome thing was that a random stranger stopped by to help. Well not really, he stopped to talk about suspension lifts and I put him to work. The stock L front bakes were in great shape but even in perfect condition I can't see them performing well

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The WRX calipers from my Legacy need some cleaning up but the Hawk HPS pads are still good

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swimsurk 05-22-2013 08:01 PM

looking good so far man

That tire is real close :noes:

Crash187 05-26-2013 08:04 PM

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Spec R 05-27-2013 01:33 AM

wouldnt be a build thread on rs25 without other people telling you what you "need".

great progress so far!

JO5HUA 05-27-2013 06:26 AM

The frustration begins with a seized slider pin, took a lot of grunting and swearing to get it out of there. Irritation level is growing...

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I got it polished up nice, the pitting wasn't actually that bad. I used a gun cleaning kit to clean out the bore and the pin slides in and out smooth with fresh lube. There's a your mom joke in there somewhere but it escapes me at the moment

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The disc brake hardware kits for front and rear, totally worth it to replace these. There was a burr on the driver's side bracket that wasn't letting the clip seat properly so I filed it down flat, irritation level rising...

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I used some 120 grit to scuff up the rotors, cleaned the calipers and new hardware, fresh grease and red stuff should have these in tip top shape

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I used a plastic brush to clean the surface of the pads and added the braided lines.

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When I had my new friend push the brakes to bleed them I noticed hella fluid coming from the hard line connection. Tried tightening it and no luck, there was a scratch on the mating surface of the hard line and I had to buff it out. It sealed up eventually but not without getting me super irritated. Thankfully the other side went perfectly and I had no issues

The new Polks are a lot beefier than the old ones, they come with an adapter plate since they aren't drilled for multiple applications like the older models

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The new speakers sound great but it sounds like they don't produce as much sound as the rear, older speakers. The s/n ratio is the same, all the specs are the same actually, but I hear the rear speakers a lot more than the front. It could also be the acoustics of the car and I sit really far back

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My first day at the new store I go to unlock my door and go wtf? If you see your kids playing with your car keys and putting them in the house door my advice is to stop them. I got out my vice grips and carefully massaged it to the point it was accepted by the locks

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I sold the TurboXS muffler for Forester that took forever to ship and I threw a huge fit about and got a WRX cannon. The transaction with rallysportdirect.com went smooth as baby buns this time around and I got an Invidia up pipe from them too

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I started getting the motor ready to pull and taking the exhaust, top mount and turbo off got me really excited about the swap. After pulling a bunch more from the Forester I coated the new Invidia up pipe I got with my cannon

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