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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #41 (Edited)
2 people power FWD.


Cracked extension, I was very pissed.


Rear diff removal


Whole driveline out, oh and the axle back is just hanging because the Kartboy hangers were so hard to install, and seemed even harder to remove
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #42
Oh and another crappy thing is that the VLSD from a wrx that i swapped into the 3.9 diff is busted, its behaving like an open diff....:curse:

Anyone have just the LSD for a r160 for sale?
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #45
Yay! new case extension came in the mail. Hopefully I can get it replaced and have the car running with the 6 speed over the long weekend.
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #46 (Edited)
6 speed transmission installed
Unfortunately I didn't get pics of the extension case apart with all the parts, our hands were super dirty.

Transmission and exhaust


Reverse lock out


Shifter with kartboy short shifter and ebay knock off JDM sti knob
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #48 (Edited)
Its pretty fun, more shifting gear especially on surface streets.

I'll have to verify when I drive the stock RS, to see what RPM it is on 5th gear at 70 MPH, but on the 6mt i'm at 3k RPM at 70. IIRC the 5mt is at 3200RPM at 70. So maybe I am saving some gas lol.
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #49 (Edited)
Installed DCCDPro
Finally installed and fully working DCCDPro Universal Controller. Jeff is great, good communications with him and good support for trouble shooting.

Using an add circuit to the fuse panel to power the controller


I located the controller under the knee crash pad.
Here is everything taken out to be wired in.


The STi Switch and Knob


I just need to wire in the lights to work with my ver 4 cluster. Kind of hard since I don't have the plug that goes into the cluster itself.

The car handles awesomely with the dccdpro, its more planted during turns.
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #50
I'm really happy that my old universal Momo shift boot works really well with the 6speed collar. I thought I was going to have to get a sti specific boot with the button.
 

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I'm jealous!!!! I want a 6 speed (-_-) it's the only factor that I'm running into with my new build. I have to get it tuned around my transmission because it can't hold power if it's life depended on it.
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #52
I'm jealous!!!! I want a 6 speed (-_-) it's the only factor that I'm running into with my new build. I have to get it tuned around my transmission because it can't hold power if it's life depended on it.
Yeah I went through my original RS tranny and it blew 2nd gear after a year and a half after the engine swap. I then got another RS tranny and before that blew I wanted a 6 speed swap.
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #53
I'll be putting this in tomorrow. Thanks to This thread I was able to wire the dccd lights.

And thanks to Wannabe WRX for letting me know that I could just use a connector from a 99-01 rs to plug into the dccd lights





1 of the LED's blew during testing cuz i'm a noob with electronics, so i had to replace it. I also added an LED for the auto mode since the ver4 doesn't have an auto LED.
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #54
Installed the DCCD lights, unfortunately the Auto light is cover up, i didn't realize that there was a solid piece below the last light and not a clear light. But it is working as it should.

 

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Nice ride! Looks like your goin for the JDM front end....should check out my FS....got a JDM grille that would go amazing with your rs!
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Nice ride! Looks like your goin for the JDM front end....should check out my FS....got a JDM grille that would go amazing with your rs!
Thanks. If that grill was already color matched I would, but i'm already in that group buy ;)
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #59 (Edited)
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The FXT is leaking at the radiator where the plastic endtanks meet to the metal. Just ordered a Koyo full aluminum radiator and external tranny cooler.
 
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