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Old 07-18-2014, 06:47 AM   #41
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awesome car man. always been a fan of the GC's although I've only ever owned GD's

I'll have a GC one day...


Thanks a lot, really appreciate the positive... the GD's are great cars also... main advantage we (GC's) have over GD's are the weight, but the handling of GD's are awesome!
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:05 AM   #42
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Love your pics man. I'm jealous, you get to be around so many awesome cars. Good job so far on what you've done with it

Thanks a lot bretts.... id be uploading a few more in a few, probably within the next 30mins... didn't get to take any good shots of the cusco rear sway or strut, due to the rain and such where I am... but i'd do it as soon as possible..
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:46 AM   #43
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One of the very first pics I took of the car.... *now with watermark lol*




Back in the days when I had a pretty awesome Honda ...and you can see in the background why I decided to stick with a subie... no comparison.... honda's are great cars, but can't really touch a STi





This is my new gauge setup (July 16th 2014)





Once again hope you like the pics and progress thus far
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:46 PM   #44
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Unfortunately I didn't get any photographs as I left the car at the garage all week to do some servicing

Decided to have the brake system checked and serviced. Currently I run my setup minus the ABS system..however the lines are still installed so I have to find a way to condemn this setup as it may be causing a few pressure problems, since the ABS is connected but not active.

Also decided to change the gearbox oil, so I drained out the Redline which I had installed last year I think september or so, and decided to go back with the OEM, Subaru Extra S oil, which I must admit is working WAYYYYYY better. From the initial startup you could feel 10000% difference in just the shifter. The gears went in soo extra smooth with the Subaru Extra S oil, over the Redline, which in my opinion was HORRIBLE on my transmission.


I was also having an issue with my Air fuel ratios.. When I had the car on wide-open throttle (WOT), I was getting a reading of 16.7, which is extremely lean.. So decided to switch the fuel pump, removed the stock Subaru STi pump and swapped in a DeatschWerks 255lph pump, since this would be more than enough.. now i'm getting the lovely 11.6 on WOT... however i forgot to reconnect my o2 sensor, but clearly doesn't seem to be a issue.
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:44 AM   #45
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Okay so update, still getting the vibration problem when applying brakes between 90-60kmph. Sometimes its just a little vibration and then other times it a big vibration. Still tying to figure out what the issue could be. Thus far, i've changed my rims and tires.. but that didnt solve the issue. So checklist thus far, i changed

Brand New DBA Rotors
Serviced callipers (OEM Subaru seals)
Change Rims and Tires
Rebalanced wheels
Changed pads

So now my only or last option would be

- Disconnecting the ABS unit (which is currently disabled on the vehicle but still connected)
- Change callipers (entire assembly, spindle as well)

Will update the post with some new pics
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:29 AM   #46
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First time since getting this car, I decided to change my spark plugs lol.. never had any problems so never really thought about it, however decided to change it before it got into any problems.






Also I use to get a squeeking sound from my clutch pedal lol found the issue




Also decided it was time to crank back up the boost #vf35 , however its running 20psi, but the image was captured at 15psi

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Old 10-15-2014, 08:31 AM   #47
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So went to the local auto market in search of nothing really... and ended up leaving with these.. they cost me a lot more than i planned to spend on that day, but it doesnt matter. Worth it.




After installing

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Old 10-15-2014, 06:56 PM   #48
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Nice find! Love those wheels.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:49 PM   #49
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I was just gunna ask how u liked the gl-4 I've been contimplating extra s or some gl4 or the famous cocktail! Looks like extra s is the most liked by everyone I'm gunna give it a go. Love the car man keep it up! Gc's r bad ass
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:57 AM   #50
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Thanks alot bretts05

and J15, well you instantly feel a difference compared to the RedLine mixture I had before. The gears were alot smoother, and honestly shifting is way better now that I used the Extra S.

I used 100% Extra S, i did not mix it with anything.
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