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Jimbo's '00 OBS 2.5L(swap) 5MT STM
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:37 AM   #21
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Wow, it's been 3 years since I last posted anything!
Here's what's been done the last couple years:
  • New struts (MONROE)
  • New 17" wheels (pictures will be coming when I get a chance)
  • Stage 1 Exedy clutch
  • Sachs OEM flywheel
  • Re-man EJ25 engine
So I guess my car in now an OBS-RS25 hybrid... let's call it an OBRS25 lol.

Did the engine swap myself and I've got to say, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and the learning experience was priceless.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:02 AM   #22
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I removed the luggage rack from the top of the car and am wondering if there are molding strips that need to go where the rack was mounted. Has anyone else done this?
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:45 PM   #23
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:58 PM   #24
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Welcome back.
What's your plans for the wagon? Would like to see some pics.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:03 PM   #25
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Oh ya, I had to order 12 of clip part number 91017FA030 to mount the full length moulding strips. I was able to reuse the front clips along the sides of the windshield.
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