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I haven't really done too much to the car since the last update. Just went to an AutoX in fontana at AAA speedway. That was pretty fun even with the slow as crap 1.8L. GCs seem to turn in way nicer than GDs I dont know why. I'm gonna try the rallyx next weekend at glen hellen(it'll be interesting on my summer tires in the dirt/mud, sliding around should be fun tho.)

Here are a few pics I took up Angles Crest HWY today.




 

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Well, i took this baby to the auto x at subiefest and placed third in the naturally aspirated class with the good ole 1.8L.

 

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I also did a rally x for the first time the week before subiefest. It was pretty fun!









 

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looking good man. i see your rear fender has fallen victim to the same fender rolling dent that my car has.
 

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David! so heres your journal haha. Those rallyx pics are really good! Hit me up if you need any help with the car man, I need all the experience as I can get. Ill see you next tuesday lol.
 

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looking good man. i see your rear fender has fallen victim to the same fender rolling dent that my car has.
I'm pretty sure that was there before the fender roll. There is dents all over the car unfortunately :( (maybe it will make it faster,the golf ball effect) That will all be remedied when I paint it. I have decided the color will be Rally Blue Pearl.

The version 8 swap comes first tho!
 

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David! so heres your journal haha. Those rallyx pics are really good! Hit me up if you need any help with the car man, I need all the experience as I can get. Ill see you next tuesday lol.
Help is always welcome, I live kinda far tho if you are local to the long beach meet. I'm up near Pasadena. I should be starting the wiring for the swap here pretty soon. Gotta sell my set of volks first.

I also my be picking up a 22B replica spoiler.
 

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My WRX harness and 98 RS harness are at iwire and will be merged next week :banana:

I will also be placing the order tomorrow for my Version 8 EJ207. Here are the pics of the engine the vendor sent me.













Don't mind the 6MT in the pic that doesn't come with it as I already have on in the car strapped to the 1.8L :lol:
 

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Nice David!!!!! How long will it take to ship it to you? Lemme know when you are going to swap the engines Ill drive to your place to help out. :)
 

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so funny were rocking the same year, the same engine, and we both have like 10+ colors on the car. i owe a lot of wrenching hours with how much you helped me with mine so lemme know man. Im sure it will all go pretty easy.
 

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How is the 6-speed matted to the 1.8? I've always been curious what it would be like.


Awesome build by the way. I love seeing members that use their cars while they're building, emphasis on being used.
Its not bad. you can launch it no worries hahaa! The 6MT has similar gear ratios to the RS. So its pretty much like an RS with an extra overdrive gear. I cruise at 3k at 80mph.

Heck yeah, I'm not building it to just look at hahaha!

Nice David!!!!! How long will it take to ship it to you? Lemme know when you are going to swap the engines Ill drive to your place to help out. :)
It should take about a week or so to ship it. I want to get my harness back from iwire before I give full payment for the motor. I should have the harness by next week. So I'm aiming to install the motor first week of Dec. or so. I'll take all the help I can get. I may start pulling out all the L motor and wiring before

so funny were rocking the same year, the same engine, and we both have like 10+ colors on the car. i owe a lot of wrenching hours with how much you helped me with mine so lemme know man. Im sure it will all go pretty easy.
Hell yeah! 95L FTW!

No problem, glad I could help. I got some knowledge out of helping you out so it helped me too. I'm not looking foreward to properly fitting the RS dash. I think there is gonna be a bit of welding to be done. Like I said any extra help would be sweet.
 

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Lovin your car. Jealous of the 6sp and future 207 swap. Sounds like you know your way around a toolbox. You make this stuff sound easy. Awesome finish at Subiefest with the 1.8!
 

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Got my merged wiring harness back from IWire last night so I started ripping all the L stuff out today. I got the 1.8 out finally.






The mandatory standing int eh engine bay shot:


I think my car was sad to see the 1.8L go, it shed a single tear when I ripped out the 1.8...



I also got a good start on reinstalling the merges RS harness. I'll post up some more pics later.
 

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I think thats a tear of happyness lol. Man Im jealous, you need to give me a ride once you get it all situated. Are you going to get it bar'd before you get it tuned? Whats your plan with that? I remeber us talking about what you gotta do to it to fool the smogman but the state ref might be a bitch. Or you gunna worry about that later? :)
 

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I think thats a tear of happyness lol. Man Im jealous, you need to give me a ride once you get it all situated. Are you going to get it bar'd before you get it tuned? Whats your plan with that? I remeber us talking about what you gotta do to it to fool the smogman but the state ref might be a bitch. Or you gunna worry about that later? :)
I do plan on getting it bar'd. I will at the very least need to swap to the following:

  • USDM exhaust manifold
  • WRX Uppipe,
  • TD04 turbo(any stock location USDM turbo will work)
  • stock USDM Downpipe
  • WRX ECU
I should swap to the WRX intake manifold too, but its a major pain in the butt to swap. So I'm gonna try to pass without swapping the intake manifold first.

As for the tune, I'm getting a eTune from clark turner(that will be on my JDM STi ECU). I'll have a tune made just to pass the ref on the USDM 02 WRX ECU. I'll probably have Steve from 7L make the tune for the WRX ECU.
 
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