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NICO I WRX U 10-31-2012 12:11 AM

Subaru Leone
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orig 28,000kms 17398.miles. weight is 910kg 2002lb car !!

the parts car for awd and 5x100 86 xt6

so what we have hear is to add the 4WD system into one of these cars, those are 20MM sway bars, above the sway bars is what holds the diff, about that is a mix and match of old and new to hold the STi 6mt, above that is a updated version of control arms to hold the 5x100 knuckle.

rear axle XT6 for the R180 3.900, there is a trick to these where i mix the outer with the new style inners to run a R180. or i could just stay light weight and put a R160 in it.

cusco motor tranny mnt

ARP head studs, Cam & Crank sensor new oem


just got a little eye candy from Jon at full race coming soon !!

Well got half the brakes sorted out for the project

so got a little oem new parts in today xt6 wheel bearings, xt6 steering tie rod, mustache bar bushings, and new diff support. also have 2006 wrx 2pot rear backing plates, but i sent them out to a friend's machine shop to make a ring for the centering ring

new turbo set up full race twin scroll

so parts list is
VER 8 Sti complete
Vi-PEC V88
EXEDY ?? dont know yet maybe multi plate to hold the power
SPARCO seats: maybe, kind of want it stock but need support lol
Rims: gc8 and volk jdm if i can find them
Tire's : RACE SLICK lol for evey day haha !!
new rotor pads that wont stop this much power to weight lol
my rear control arms, that me and my dad had to make a tool becuase no one on the plant has one lol
little thermal coat so then i can wrap them
got some tubes to make my wastegate pipes longer away from everything

Little powder coat action

Got my 2006 wrx backing plates all fixed up so they can fit on the hub the xt6 hubs as instructed from Suberdave !

So I went and picked up a Jdm spec c version 8 (maybe type RA?) motor swap Ej207DW7ER TY856WB6JA for heads and tranny diff and way ever else I need to twist my leone in to pretzel lol

Also I was driving to see the boys at Nvauto and I seen a gc impreza on top of another car scrap yard ! so I found the rims I wanted for a steal 250. So I sent them out to the sand blasters to get ready for the powder coating. I'm thinking world rally blue color for the rims

started stripping for what i need

EJ22T built bottom end, JDM EJ207 STi Version 8 Type RA heads all oem !

finished wrapping my headers and turbo

and got my PURPLE KUSH rims back from the powder coaters, two more sets to do with other crazy colours

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EJ22T built bottom end, JDM EJ207 STi Version 8 Type RA heads all oem

test fit my full race twin scroll kit

also so i just got this hood in what should i put on it ? what type of vents ? side ones or scoop it or cut it and make vents up the middle

some thing like this and a scoop ?

also got the sti key to work, i went to home depot cut the key and it worked perfect

Exedy twin plate HD is ready for the power

HSD coilovers are here with extra rear mounts


The Subaru Gods said Let there be ROCK ! AC/DC DC/AC DCCD control :cool: !!!

factory gl-10 flares

well well well look what has the same shape as the gl-10 !!! do i see 245 45 16 in the future ?

also a sneak peek at my military grade aviation 1 plug engine harness plug which connects my subaru tecnico international built EJ22T motor to the V88 ViPEC ECU. Custom made by Franz diebold @ diebold autosport

well no room for a FMIC kit so next best thing !! AWIC..... i got a hole spare tire room for this set up, its even nice and light weight.

the rad which will be mounted like this cut weld the cap off

bosch pump and cap

well my PRODCCD is in ! thanks Jeff @ PRODCCD for helping me out !! amazing high quality product cant wait to put it to good use

some whiteline race tranny mount bushings with a cusco tranny mount. this cross brace is a mix of old 1986 subaru XT6 with center section new school to make the STi 6mt fit.
all ready to go !

water cooler intercooler rad ready to go, core was pressure test also no leaks !!

well i had to get this not a super fan of gold rims but its a subaru thing and i had to ! some thing like 13lbs is a must on a light weight Leone Turbo monster !

JDM GC8 STi RAY'S TE37 5x100 16x7 ET53

well this was Franz's idea on welding the cap set up and my Tial Bov set right on the AWIC and it turned out F amazing

and push lock hose PARKER and fittings PARKER which cost more then the hole awic set up LOL

also this came in my new calsonic OEM 1986 subaru gl-10 turbo radiator 5mt version.

real JDM LOL

my STi clutch slave & 4 Port brake master all OEM factory brand new Subaru.

well my spal made in italy fans came in

mounted ready to drop in.

a special treat the front OEM Subaru front skirt for my car brand new ! slice the wind !

had to put it on just did it

it has started ! tomorrow drop motor tranny in start work on other things.

new clutch set up and brake cyl.. pedals in also

motor tranny full race in and fits perfect with out doing anything. just need to make a tranny brace its a little different but piece of cake !

i was thinking it was going to be a tight fit ! there is lots of room might put a bigger rad if the oem stock one pops !

full race twin scroll fits perfect

moved the power steering lines out a little ! all better now

clutch all ready

full race fits nice !!

STi 6mt fits perfect just need to make a brace and its good

new style pedal box in and ready need to make a gas pedal, and a bracket way up top.

NICO I WRX U 10-31-2012 12:12 AM

well this just worked out perfect ! its like subaru new i was going to stick a water pump for my AWIC set up.

Bosch 044 fuel pump, need some angle fitting and done.

rear mustache bar is ready to hold the R180 just need to make a bracket for the front of the diff and done.

well this is the tie rod problem taken care of, its simple and works perfect like !
top is xt6 legacy impreza
middle gl-10 turbo
last is whiteline new style

what you do is chop the end off so you can toe in the car like factory !

light weight knuckles ! top secret so the competition dont know !

4pot ready for action ! brembos maybe in the future but who cares really when your going to be this light and fast lol

rear just started so sunday all done.

the rear suspension is all old school up top and coilover down town, ill show how i did it very easy to do and keeps all the oem rubbers for when i pick up the ladys and its a nice soft ride !

HeLLaFLuSH for all you pimping OG's out there !....... these wheels are just to roll it out the shop on monday ! i like to go HELLaFAST LOL.

bed time

well rear is all done suspension knuckles and rims tires

and my amazing light weight battery came in and its in my winter beater to keep it warm for when the Leone is done

my old school momo hub found in germany !!!

flowmaster hush muffler !! only thing that can fit on this little car !

this is what my tip will look like after i weld it all up. but with a foot of pipe in the middle of the two.

my pipe 3' 304 polished

support for the front lip, oem subaru

put them on

Franz crazy at work on my wiring, this is only half the paper work on my stuff.

and the pin porn for the wiring he is doing for my hole car !

r180 read for service !

my brand new Bosch 044, these fittings are from the UK for the ford cosworth ! who would have guessed the Leone had the same set up !!

my hsd front camber plates came in ! thank you JRP for letting me do what i had to do to get my suspension all sorted out !!.

the front is a bit to low, which will come up after corner balance and aliment get worked out. i wouldnt want the honda crowd thinking i want to race lol.

i didnt want to add this but i need a bigger opening or else i could not use 2nd 4th 6th or R gear !.. so STi plate with boot, just waiting for the bolts to come in now.

AWIC pipes and other bits which is moving along nice and smooth. couple back order stuff which is killing me ! summer is all most done.

clutch line made fluid and bled, ready to go

this picture is just crazy all in its self !!! it makes me not even want to drive this car and put it away for another 26years !!!!

Franz Diebold wiring Diebold Autosport ! its just so beautiful i am speechless !! thank you Franz.

shifter plate is all done bolts in.

my LC1 is ready to auto tune and get me going till Franz comes and really dials it in

and the diff is mounted in ready to go

the bracket my father made extra strong so the diff dont end up down the street LOL

my brake lines all made up this is the rear it has 2 sections that i got made.

front brake lines done

and the diff fluid is ready to be add

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injector dynamics 1000cc

install all goods

Franz amazing harness. swapped the avcs from passenger side to drivers side, then all in one plug... + add boost controller plug, oil pressure, fuel pressure.

Vi-Pec V88, and my mod case mount to make it sit in the factory spot like oem that i did.

fits like a glove

fits right where subaru put the original oem 1986

here we have the shifter mount, its a mix of 1986 sway bar bushing rubber and good old fashioned father steal bending and welding. ! lol its so simple but yet feels so right when shifting.

then we had to fix the rear sway bar mount points, thanks to the great Canadian salt we use for our roads, it destroyed the tabs to hold my mounts.

way it should look with a tab, but not a hole in the middle !

so once again my father came up with these, we made these tabs which is nice and thick to last 50years. once you weld them over paint and done.

oem 86 XT6 20MM sway bar

1986 GL-10 Turbo Filter looks way better made then the new style.

so we are pretty much done under the hood, add battery, couple water lines for cooler and done.

that thing beside the brake master need to be in the car for my heater control's to work vac system. so i used a new style fuel filter holder and bolted it up and it works perfect nice and clean.

and while i was board i cut out the spare cap i have for the Extra S gear oil i had, and stuck it on the top of the cap for the water cooler.

as of now we are pretty much ready to start it up but !! tomorrow my drive shaft shop shaft will be in. then im just waiting on my water coolers for my intercoolers.

well it came in !!

Drive Shaft Shop one piece aluminum prop shaft.

man o man is this thing so light weight. so they told me its 4" inch shorter then a STi shaft. which means even more less weight & 4" inch shorter wheel base.

so now just AWIC coolers on back order some time this week or next & weld up my exhaust + muffler + tip & my twin scroll dump tubes.

then we start her up ! next week we drive it.

well Franz helped set the car up making sure everything was up and working checking over all system a go !! no joke.. the internet is a amazing think, plugged her up via internet next i know he is turning on fans, fuel pump, injectors and so on !

VIDEO no exhaust

VIDEO with exhaust


dump pipes

so i got my alignment & corner balance done ! thanks to everyone @ NVauto for the great job well done and it feels amazing now..

so the muffler on the car is really shitty sounding like raspy fart can that is so loud. it makes the car look and sound like garboo !

Franz gave me a link to some mad muffler people that don't F around in this department in building a car ! its not cheap but it sure is for life. these exhaust open up, when it wears out then you buy a new core. its high quality no messing around shit ! o and its light weight good god !! this italian salami weights more then the muffler

Aerospace Hardware & Fasteners

my 2x ealr's coolers for my awic system that will be put in once the water reservoir comes in.

and my father made me a nice aluminm battery bracket to make space for the intercooler water tank. battery is on the strut tower wall now like a boss.

maybe a aim cluster ???? (mount it in the glove box) but so i can watch EVERY SINGLE thing going on in the motor section lol right Dov lol.

fits nice if i do get it.

NICO I WRX U 10-31-2012 12:12 AM

well water box is in, its so well made its crazy to put it in there but it must.

gave Donny the inch and boom he makes it up fast quick and pressure tested.

Dad's Custom Intercooler Tanks

well Franz has come and gone and it was a busy time while he was here. i had a couple problems that i need to fix to make it work right. so i could not get my dyno time :(

My grocery list !

1... i need to cut vents in the hood because this subaru intake temps are way to hot ! :firedevil:

2... i need to make a safety strap on the drive shaft, also add a little better support on the rear diff so it does not end up on the tarmac !

3.... move my water coolers in a better place

what we have now is a 17psi road tune that to be honest is just crazy to even go to 25psi how fast this car is right now. i am kind of glad i didn't get all the power at once its a tricky car to drive that's for sure.

once i fix the problems then 25psi dyno tune will be done, ill push for the end of the season but no promise its getting late and the car needs to be put away soon.

Franz pictures

so in order to lower my intake temps with out cutting my hood i sacrificed my a/c system :( .

by getting rid of the a/c system i gained just about 20 degrees off the 60 degree iat temp, out side temp is 20 degree.

i just could not cut the hood with out trying the last step, a massive awic cooler (26x7x2). if this does not cool my intake then i am busting the saw out and going to town on the stock hood or the brand new OEM one i have laying around that i picked up for this problem.

so as of now car runs good at 17psi i am a drifter out of control with awd lol. my gas tank sprung a leak do to the vent line sensor not working should have un plugged it like i did for my legacy ! instead it split it self down the side of the tank like a pop can.

a new OEM subaru one is on its way so i can put more then 10bucks in the car and make my way to see Franz and get it tuned on the dyno by the end of this fall weather.

so i went to Washington D.C to visit Franz and he did a little work on the car and he took me to see the crazy city which is just amazing to see and i cant wait to go back for part 2 of the city !!

Abraham Lincoln says hello

Franz's one of a billion cool tool's he owns !

my leone getting all its numbers crunched to perfection !

little vid

franz made me a new shorter pipe from scratch in a matter of minutes, and he gave me the fancy clamps to hold it right. we also put in oil temp, oil pressure, fuel pressure sensors to watch whats going and everything is good !

so much went down this week here is some extra pics from the dyno session, the guys at IMA Motorsports know there Porsche's it was Porsche heaven, i was sourounded buy flat six's with huge turbos making stupid power every where i looked such nice people at IMA Motorsports !

all these porsche made me think why am i messing with this four bangger when subaru made the best six which is a ej22 with a extra 2 lol.

franz baby

LOL my mamma's car hahahha

le mans

i need to make this stand or buy one like this, need like 10 of them lol

RSwapped 10-31-2012 12:22 AM

Holy shit! You have a badass car.

NICO I WRX U 10-31-2012 12:37 AM


Originally Posted by RSwapped (Post 2918438)
Holy shit! You have a badass car.

thank you :)

NICO I WRX U 10-31-2012 03:10 PM

so i got my STi coupler in

and i am building the air oil separator system witch i can put in soon once my plastic fittings come in

mann hummel provent 200 and i welded a nipple for the drain back on my stock dip stick tube. you need a one way valve and i got high temp o rings for the provent 200 lid.

the hose is a bmw 1990 325 6 hose witch has a step in it the same size as the provent 200.

bue car 10-31-2012 03:29 PM


93Bus 10-31-2012 03:41 PM

Dude...this is beyond badass!!!
Props to you for doing such a unique and professional build. You honestly need to consider taking this to SEMA next year, it's that cool.

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