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Old 05-15-2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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Default HOYS 2001 06 WRX'd RS - Poppin' wrist pin clips boyee

Current Modifications:

Engine:

Silly "Short Ram" intake that doesn't really work properly
2006 WRX engine mounts
Unorthodox Racing underdrive crankshaft pulley (came with the car, I hate it)
Borla Unequal Length Headers
Custom 2.5" Stainless Steel catalytic converter delete section
2002 WRX Cat-Back exhaust

Driveline:
Kartboy Front Shifter Stay Bushings
Kartboy Rear Shifter Stay Bushings
TiC 5MT Shifter Linkage Update
TiC Shift 5MT Shifter Lever Pivot Bushings
TiC Rear Differential Mounting Bushings
2004 GD STI Rear Subframe
Kartboy Outrigger Bushings
Group N Transmission Mount

Suspension:
Group N Front Tophats
TiC Race Lateral Link Bushings
TiC Race Rear Trailing Arm Bushing
TiC Race Front Trailing Arm Bushing
2006 WRX Aluminum Forward Lateral Links

Tires:
225/50/16 Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS

Cosmetic:
Mudflappppz
"STI" Replica Fog Light Covers (from noTe)
Hellaaaaz
Rust

Future Modifications:
EJ255 swap from 2006 WRX
EJ255 with JE Forged Piston set over bore to 99.75mm
KingXP bearings main and rod. STDX on rod bearings
OE Gasket set
Air pump delete
Stage two tune/setup
Rust removal?

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Just purchased a 2001 2.5 RS 5MT today for 1600 bucks.

Needs a cylinder head and a few other bits and she is up and running.

...lets see where this goes.



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Old 05-19-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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Update! Got everything back together from the previous owner tearing it all apart. I think I set the timing a notch off so I'm throwing a P0341 code. I also noticed the diagnostic connectors (green plugs) were plugged in under the dash making all the relays click and the VSS codes come up. I'm wondering if this is the real reason the previous owner sold the car.

I'm still missing the cat section, both oxygen sensors, a rad fan, and the coolant bottle. Everything else is there but might not be working just great.

It also seems that it is leaking some sort of oil from where the block meets the trans. I'm thinking its either gear oil or motor oil. When I get some time on a lift I'll pull the trans and replace all the seals on it and the rear of the block.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Lookin forward to seeing how this thing works out!
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:44 PM   #4
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Nice start. Is it lowered?
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:07 PM   #5
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Nice start. Is it lowered?
Came with H&R springs on it. When I took it for a spin they made a lot of pops and the ride quality wasn't great. I might swap them out for stock or check to see if the previous owner's install was bad.

Car isn't leaking oil, it seems to be the other side head gasket leaking, drove it for just a second today to back it into the garage and it was leaking again, got a good look and its coming from the rear of the cylinder head. I think it might be getting into the cylinders too. Going tomorrow to the dealer to pick up another headgasket and throw it on tomorrow. Makes it nice because I'm pretty sure the timing was slightly off so I have to get in there already.

I'm working with a friend who runs a local fab shop who mainly works on Nissan's but is trying to get into the Subaru market. Once I get a stock cat pipe he is going to start making some to sell.

He made one for someone locally with a GF.

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Old 05-19-2013, 10:49 PM   #6
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Damnit I hate shade tree mechanics.



Head bolts in the wrong place and the rear two were barely tight.

New headgasket incoming tomorrow and checking the oil pan. I also have a spare cylinder head sitting in the garage so I might use that instead of the one that was on the car.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:47 AM   #7
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Update!

Car runs and drives great minus a few exhaust leaks.

Made it to the gas station to even out some year + old gas :P

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:26 PM   #8
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Been driving her for a bit, got the wheels balanced, cleaned it a bit more...etc etc.

The transmission is starting to whine but I think it is the rear diff. Looking for a replacement!
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:48 PM   #9
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A lot has happened in two months.

New wheels and tires
Fixed rear diff whine, one of the "moustache" bar braces were bent, touching the bushing surround.
Installed Kartboy front and rear shifter stay bushings and TiC linkage, awesome! The old one was missing a bushing and rusty! Yuck!


Picked up a new radiator and fenders, will be installed soon.
Red mudflaps installed

RS25 stickers installed
New front suspension bits (stock camber bolt replacements etc.) are on their way from Subaru and will be installed soon.
Hella Supertones installed (I had to!)



Made a friend at work!


Went RallyX-ing and got my fog light covers installed thanks to noTe!


My old DD is being parted and sold soon so I'll be getting into more serious mods because a lot of monthly payments will be going away.

Stay tuned!
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:25 PM   #10
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Looking good!
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