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Old 07-29-2017, 09:58 AM   #41
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Damn I like that color!
Thanks! I've grown partial to the wrap myself. Its different.

Avery Bright Blue Metallic is the color for your reference.

I'm really bummed to miss the autox this weekend. Just goes to show how much more careful I need to be when doing things, and have backups for as much as I can. Ended up ordering 10 seals from Rock Auto, hopefully they're the right ones...LOL
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:28 PM   #42
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Things are coming along. Suspension is valved, transmission will be delivered this week, and I think I'm ready to slap all this stuff on...

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Old 07-31-2017, 02:59 PM   #43
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Finally replaced that inner axle seal. Such stupid mistakes

Now I need to get off my ass and prep the suspension for installation and valve these dampers.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:30 AM   #44
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So...

Finding the right wheels for this car has been kind of a bear. Mainly due to the fact that the sizes and offsets I am looking for are so tame now, and the car is also 5x114. Essentially I needed to find 05 STi OE size and offset wheels in order to clear the brakes and clear the narrow body as well.

I also wanted a decent, non-knockoff, quality wheel. The Konig Hypergram was the bottom of the basement, cheap-as-I-wanted-to-go wheel. I've had Konigs before and they worked just fine, however to me, they still had an element of "cheap".

My optimum wheel would have been the TE37 in 17x8.5 +50 offset. Very expensive new, but I used to be able to find them for a reasonable price on the used market. Another issue I have is that I wanted two sets of wheels that I could rotate between heats. So essentially I knew my cost was going to be doubled, so for the moment TE37s were off the table.

With fewer manufacturers selling "stock" fitment wheels, it got tough. But I was finally able to find a wheel that ticked almost all the boxes, the Enkei PF01 in 17x8 +50ET. The only box it doesn't tick, is that its not a 5 or 6 spoke wheel. Beggars can't be choosers I guess...especially when you are also bargain hunting.

Came up on an ad on good ol' Craigslist yesterday afternoon, for these wheels and they already had Michelin Pilot Super Sports on em. For what I paid, this was an insane deal I couldn't pass up, since they were the right size, width, offset, price, and they came with good tires ready to go.

Out with the old:



In with the new:

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Old 08-03-2017, 10:28 AM   #45
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Its here. My transmission has arrived. Now I need to get my ass moving on the rest of the stuff...
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:17 AM   #46
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Looking good baddy!!! Damn I've been a member since 06 and this is my very first post.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:43 PM   #47
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Looking good baddy!!! Damn I've been a member since 06 and this is my very first post.
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Yeah...I've only posted on FS threads
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:03 PM   #48
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:49 PM   #49
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I'm definitely used to the clutch now. Doesn't even bother me after a week and half of daily duties.

For the rest of the car, its just little stuff now. Almost everything having to do with the windows needs to be replaced. The regulators, motors, and window gussets all need to be tossed.

Unfortunately its been so busy in my work and personal life that I haven't had a chance to do any prep on the suspension, or get the transmission in. Its looking like I'm just going to do it all in one shot and get it all over with.

Picked up a set of ID1000s for a good deal, and hopefully getting an older 1.5XTR with a Garrett center housing as soon as the seller gets back to me...
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:10 PM   #50
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Well, its the return of the clicking relay. This fucking thing.

So with what may very well be a clusterfuck of wiring, looks like the best bet is to pull the entire harness and send it to Brian at iWire to make it all copacetic.

In related news, in order to make the iWire harness work, I need to retrofit the original generation ABS pump and hard lines, as the car has the 05 STi ABS pump and hard lines. I will also have to switch to DCCD Pro rather than the OEM STi DCCD controller.

Yay.
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