Haven't been updating lately, I've been stuck with final exams and life...
But check out the cool parts that just came in the mail
I couldn't make up my mind between the S201 mirrors and WRC mirrors... so I got both. Seeing them on the car will tell which ones I'll be keeping.
Also, since Subarus are rally cars, mine wouldn't be a proper Subaru without a hydraulic handbrake
Unfortunately I got sent the wrong lever, this one is for a RHD car and I clearly ordered a LHD lever So now I've gotta wait for another two month to finally get the right part.
Last major bit that came in were the coilovers. Man those things look sweet! I cant wait to try them on the car.
They are BC Racing ER series with adjustable camber plates in the front and in the rear (rear much needed to make up for the longer GD lateral links) and helper springs. The crazy thing is that I got those custom ordered from BC since I basically needed a Frankenstein combination of the GC and GD coilovers. Some people take GD coilovers and adapt the rear top mounts, but in doing that they actually put the GD spring rates on a GC, which it is not meant for... they end up with poor handling performance. BC's solution was to take the GC coilovers and swap out the lower mounts for the GD ones. That way I still have the same spring and damping rates as a normal GC suspension, while fitting the STI hubs!
This weekend was a big success. Got the car finally driving under its own power, and man does it feel good!
Everything is in the clear, no code, no weird sounds, it feels just like a stock STI but with half the weight
Couldn't help myself but to do some donuts to celebrate
Next big step is going to be the widebody kit. I'm working on getting it shipped within the coming week. There is still plenty of work on other things until then though (roof panel replacement, firewall patching, welding of misc stuff, finishing up the interior, wiring stuff, etc...)
Some updates, I just installed the CAE ultra shifter and man I'm in love with it! I also took delivery of the 22B widebody kit along with a genuine aluminium hood.
This thing is wiiiiiide but the fitment seems really good upon first sight.