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Well, shit! Glad it wasn't any worse, and you're okay.

I know the pain! Damn brown tailed rats jump out of nowhere.
 

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They call me Garrett
98 RBP V4 STi Swapped RS
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Small update:



Car has the winter wheel/tires back on it and is parked for the winter. We got a foot of snow in the Detroit area and now it's just salt city.

Did some other inspecting and it looks like I needed a turbo inlet, so I bought a brand new OEM "Spec C" one, which is the same as the JDM V8 inlet. I'll swap it out along with the VF42 I have sometime over the winter. I have a whole list of things on the whiteboard in the background to get done this winter... valve cover gaskets, hub bearings, tooooning, etc..

Update on the deer hit: Picked up a brand new door and fender. I'll have to get the USDM moulding holes filled in, but it was a pretty damn good deal. Not SUPER excited to swap every little trim piece over to the new door, but it is what it is.I'm just happy to have the parts. Should be able to kick off that work the week of Thanksgiving.





Unrelated to Subaru update: I bought an RX-8! This will be the new race car. It can be beat up without caring too much, unlike the Impreza. I think I'll still take this to the track, but the focus will be on the RX-8 for racing for now!



 

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RX-8 are cool, they handle really well. Its just too bad they have such a crappy motor, I have heard of some shitting the bed as early as 60K miles. Nothing an LS swap cant fix tho :ROFLMAO:

I heard you on wanting a car to use at the track that you can thrash on and not care.
 

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They call me Garrett
98 RBP V4 STi Swapped RS
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Oh it will stay a rotary. I have no desire to make custom parts and spend lots of time making something work.

Race it, break it, fix it, repeat. Rotaries are easy to rebuild, easy to work on in car, and love to rev. All things racecars need.
 

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They call me Garrett
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Finally got a moment to get down to the body shop.. They wanted $1200 to paint my door and fender, just bare panels. Also gave me the "it won't ever match unless we blend the whole QP" talk, and basically didn't seem very happy to deal with me.

They hired a new guy for the quoting instead of the owner -_-

SoooOOOoooo... I think I am going to shop around on the body work. Not in a rush I guess, and I am willing to pay top dollar, but I don't want to be treated like I'm the moron for suggesting things be done the way I want them to be.
 

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I've only read the log as far back as page 110; it's nothing short of a proper thread. Excited to get through it all. I Love it, all the detailed logs have me fired up to get started on my own.
 

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They call me Garrett
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I've only read the log as far back as page 110; it's nothing short of a proper thread. Excited to get through it all. I Love it, all the detailed logs have me fired up to get started on my own.
Glad someone reads this aside from me haha! Get it done!

PIIIIIIIIZZZAAAAAAA!
 

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They call me Garrett
98 RBP V4 STi Swapped RS
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Passenger Side Valve Cover Gasket

Winter sucks, the RX-8 is eating my time but I was finally able to get this done since I've had the parts laying around for a few months. Nothing special or interesting, just fixing the usual leaks that happen.

The engine is a bit crusty inside though. Certainitely proving my point of having higher miles than advertised (duh).
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I'll do the inlet and turbo soon... :)
 

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They call me Garrett
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Bummer about the deer, that's so frustrating. Congrats on the RX-8 purchase! What year is it?
Yeaaaaaah I just need to go and spend the time to get the new parts painted an move on with my life. It's killing me to see it sit in the garage with a big ol' dent. But I also know it's just gonna keep sitting until spring so.. meh.

The RX-8 is an 04. First year, rusty, standard RX-8 problems. Runs flawlessly... gonna start cutting holes in it soon.
 

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Well the sooner it's done, the sooner you can drive it in spring :)

When was the RX-8 motor last rebuilt? You going full race car with it?
 
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