Jimbo's '00 OBS 2.5L(swap) 5MT STM - Page 2 - Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
 
Private Support i-Trader Ratings Become a Vendor Rules for VendorsModsUsers Contact
Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
gc8 RSS GC8 Facebook Subaru GC8 Twitter Subaru YouTube Channel Subaru Sticker
 
Login below or Register Now
Register Mark Forums Read FAQ Advertise
Go Back   Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com > >
Jimbo's '00 OBS 2.5L(swap) 5MT STM
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2008, 11:19 AM   #11
gijimbo
1.8L
 
Fav Mod: 2.2->2.5L engine swap
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NE
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aresbykes View Post
you did the right thing by losin the rear hub cap.. now take the others off
Sorry man, but ick. I hate the look of naked steelies. Ideally I would like to get some nice rims but... till I've graduated (this dec. w00t) I'm gonna have to settle for the steelies and caps.
gijimbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-19-2008, 08:46 PM   #12
gijimbo
1.8L
 
Fav Mod: 2.2->2.5L engine swap
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NE
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 19
Default

Alright, I think I've decided that the first thing I'm going to do for this car is replace the clutch and maybe the flywheel. The original clutch is still on it and since I've had the car it has had a moderate slip (nothing huge, but kills immediate accel from a stop).

So I was wondering what some of you may suggest as far as what clutch to get, and if it would be smart to replace the flywheel as well, and if so, what flywheel to get.

Thanks in advance.
gijimbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 07:21 PM   #13
The Scooby
Low&Slow
 
The Scooby's Avatar
 
Fav Mod: what isn't?
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Trader Rating: (5)
Posts: 2,949
Default

atleast resurface the flywheel.

but i hope you understand how to launch a subie, you cant just dump the clutch unless you have ALOT of HP, you need to slip it to get a propper fast launch.

get a Exedy clutch and light weight flywheel if you can.
__________________
Its better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
The Scooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 09:34 AM   #14
gijimbo
1.8L
 
Fav Mod: 2.2->2.5L engine swap
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NE
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 19
Default

Well for one, I can get the car moving from a stop in 4th gear. I may not have the perfect "subie launch" down, but I'm pretty sure it shouldn't have this much slip.
Also the car has 133k miles on it and is still running with the original clutch.

The clutch hasn't given me any problems with every-day-driving acceleration, so I still have time to shop around for a while for the right clutch. I just won't be able to do any.... serious launching until I get the clutch replaced.

I also might just go with an OEM Exedy clutch and have the stock flywheel resurfaced so I can put the difference towards other more effective upgrades. Or maybe I'll put it towards some rims.

However, if you do happen to have any tips on "How to get the 'perfect' subie launch", please do point me that way.
gijimbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 09:55 AM   #15
The Scooby
Low&Slow
 
The Scooby's Avatar
 
Fav Mod: what isn't?
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Trader Rating: (5)
Posts: 2,949
Default

well its going to be different with every car and depending on how the clutch is adjusted. i usually blip the throttle to get the revs up then get them up to about 2k and let the clutch out and when it starts to grab floor it and let the clutch out all the way. with my 2.2 i usually out launch most other subies ie. wrx/sti's.

now with my 2.5 in there ill have to relearn it since the torque delivery is different.
__________________
Its better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
The Scooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 10:16 AM   #16
bugman1964
Premium Member
 
bugman1964's Avatar
 
Car: 01 rs coupe. BRP
Fav Mod: fender braces
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: frederick,md
Trader Rating: (11)
Posts: 1,559
Default

great starter it already has the rear wings
bugman1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 10:29 AM   #17
susiemk
2.5L RS-T
 
Car: GF OBS-T, GM RS EJ20, SF EJ20
Fav Mod: EJ222+10psi=12.89s 1/4
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NYC
Trader Rating: (58)
Posts: 4,973
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gijimbo View Post
Alright, I think I've decided that the first thing I'm going to do for this car is replace the clutch and maybe the flywheel. The original clutch is still on it and since I've had the car it has had a moderate slip (nothing huge, but kills immediate accel from a stop).

So I was wondering what some of you may suggest as far as what clutch to get, and if it would be smart to replace the flywheel as well, and if so, what flywheel to get.

Thanks in advance.
You know you can adjust the clutch engagement point some (cable-clutch) - just loosen the 10 or 12mm lockbolt & adjust the paly @ the t/o bearing fork - it takes about 2 minutes.
My '99 OBS's clutch was slipping a bit when I got it too, & when the clutch came off the mechanic said it was still good - so I learned about this a little late....

As for the hubcaps, I say loose or E'bay the 3 you have & buy a can of paint that matches the lower color of your OBS.
I did this on my winter rims (WRX rims & Legacy turbo rims) with rustoleum hammertone bronze & it matches the slate metallic lower color of my cars (I hve a '96 & '99 OBS) almost perfectly (newer cars have a slightly lighter color).
I think it looks pretty good & so do other folks as I've seen 2 OBSs with bronze painted steely's in my immediate area!

My summer rims are painted the correct Subaru Slate color using a basecoat clearcoat 2 stage paint, but the $5 for a can of rustoleum gets the job done nicely on the winter rims!
susiemk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 11:53 AM   #18
gijimbo
1.8L
 
Fav Mod: 2.2->2.5L engine swap
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NE
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 19
Default

Would you mind linking to some pics of those painted steelies susiemk? I may consider doing that.

Last edited by gijimbo; 11-28-2009 at 11:49 AM..
gijimbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2009, 08:02 PM   #19
gijimbo
1.8L
 
Fav Mod: 2.2->2.5L engine swap
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NE
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 19
Default

It's been a while since I've said anything. New job, new town, etc. It's really nice that our new town is close to a really big beach though. I got to take my car out for a drive over some small dunes. Here's a picture of some of the fun. (Compliments to my wife for the good shot)

Edit: Sorry there isn't any dune action in the pic, there weren't many pictures and this one was just priceless.


Last edited by gijimbo; 11-24-2009 at 08:52 PM..
gijimbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 03:38 PM   #20
gijimbo
1.8L
 
Fav Mod: 2.2->2.5L engine swap
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NE
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 19
Default Reverse Lights

So I got a "fix-it" ticket the other day because my reverse lights were stuck on. I'm pretty sure it's not a short because I can turn all the other lights off but the reverse lights still stay on. I think it may be the "reverse lamp switch" connected to the transmission because sometimes I can get them to flutter a little bit when I shift back and fourth between reverse and neutral.

I pulled the bulbs as a temporary fix and pulled the switch but I'm not exactly sure how it's supposed to work. I tried continuity checking it with a multimeter but no mater how much I spin the little metal paddle I cant get any of the connections between the 3 pins to read anything. It looks like there may be some resistance between a couple of the pins but it does not change when I turn the paddle.

So I guess what I'm asking is, "Is this confirmation that it is my reverse lamp switch that's broken?" I'd like to know for sure before I buy a new one.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by gijimbo; 08-28-2010 at 03:41 PM..
gijimbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2019 VerticalScope Inc.
Designed & Powered by Domain Architect