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Old 11-08-2014, 03:38 PM   #31
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thanks CTsubie. Got the harness taped up and the STI fuel pressure controller wired and mounted, hung the harness on the bulk head, bolted the fpc on the inside of the wheel well.


got the firewall grommets roughed in ans sealed with some silicone. i kinda want to go all out and get some proper insulation on these

cut the fourth hole for the dash


The tab on the top right is one of two. they are in a different location, the RS has a bigger gap between them.
i ignored this as it seems to not affect the structure much at all.
Am i horribly wrong on this? i feel like its support



now I got a real problem. the bracket welded to the floor is a different shape/mounting hole pattern. its for the brighton srs control unit. I have both srs systems and could either:
make a hybrid system with brighton controller and RS bags
make a bracket to mount the RS controller in its proper location
ideally id not like to modify airbags because its not safe and they terrify me..off to do some thinking/search button.

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Old 11-08-2014, 03:55 PM   #32
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make a custom bracket id say for simplicity of install and cleanliness
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:34 AM   #33
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broke my camera so ive been working on the headlight harness. This donor car had a front right impact and crushed the harness about a foot away from the abs unit...so im fixin that...also seats/ headliner/door cards/inner quarters are in. pics this weekend:-)
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:16 AM   #34
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:30 AM   #35
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Very nice work!
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:55 PM   #36
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just a small update camera is still not with us.
cut some sheets of plastic and sealed up the doors. this is 100% needed. these doors leak water into the main cavity like crazy!! don't cut holes for the speakers either. I stuffed some extra plastic in the speaker cavity so that its completely sealed still.


I stuck some micro suede on the front and rear door cards too.


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more when I get a decent camera
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:42 PM   #37
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So you were able to fit the rs dash with your 97 dash beam? Assuming you have the old style dash?
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:38 PM   #38
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no that is the RS specific dash beam. updated build spec

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Old 11-23-2014, 08:49 PM   #39
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Ah. So did you have to modify anything for the beam to fit? Or was it plug and play?
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:13 AM   #40
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so i got this pretty dope koyo radiatior with two overflow output/inputs for the wrx...problem is it has no fans and with the fan shrowds made for this rad its not gonna fit


I have the fans that came off my brighton...and im cheap so here goes
The reason the Koyo wont fit well is it interferes with the accesory belt system on the fan side and it interferes witht he ac condenser on the front side.
so i cut the brackets that hold the lower part of the condenser and shifted it to bolt on the front of the bracket not sit in the middle. this gains almost an inch.

had to file the corner off the ac fitting so it does not dig into the side tank of the radiator

it puts the ac condenser really close to the hood latch support thing.i just pulled on it by hand to gain clearance

With that moved i shot off to the hardware and came back with $15 of aluminium angle bracket.

this goes on the bottom of the radiator to support the fans(they have plastic peg that slot into these holes.
then i trimmed the sides of the fans, the left one is untouched the right has been trimmed so that where it overlaps with the side tanks it will not interfere.

then cut and drilled the top bracket for the fans


then mounted the top sides of the fans, bolting them to the same oem clips on the fans just from the inside out.


ended up with about a 1/4 inch of gap between the fan and radiator.

this is the edge of the fan where it needed to be trimmed to fit

Also swapped out the wrx alternator for the RS, removed the overflow tank and re-installed the ac compressor
And done


really stoked about the finished product. i sanded the top bracket all one direction and clearcoated for the brushed stainless look.
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