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Meanwhile, still quietly stock piling parts for the sedan...

These will probably go on the Sedan until its gets the STI drivetrain and then I will have to figure out what I want to do.






Few more bits from Cusco





Radium Fuel Pump hanger

This thing is automotive art work



Kartboy Short Shifter


Some Torque Solutions shifter bushings

 

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Nice bits! Since it seems like you're going for Chassis Stiffness, have you looked at any of the Ultra Racing stuff. I have a few products from them and they all seem to be just as good of quality as the Cusco and Beatrush stuff I have. The large front/rear braces took a lot of the chassis flex out of my car. I used to be able to set the car on 4 equal height jackstands in my uneven garage and the car would flex to them. Once I installed the braces I had to use boards to get the car to sit on all four.

 

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I have those braces from Cusco too. I have seen some of those white braces on ebay.. I was quite interested in the one that mounts ahead of the front lower control arms but I think it is quite expensive and probably wouldn't do much more than just the Cusco H brace.



We had a fire at the house back in October so I currently dont have access to any of my tools or even access to my garage.. Still looking forward to getting my car back from the bodyshop though.
 

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Is there anything hard about installing the JDM smooth rear bumper? Do you recall if you had to remove or cut any support beams that gets in the way, or is the bumper just plug and play?
 

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Is there anything hard about installing the JDM smooth rear bumper? Do you recall if you had to remove or cut any support beams that gets in the way, or is the bumper just plug and play?
It is plug and play if you switch to a JDM rear bumper support beam, like I did. I believe you need to trim the USDM bumper support beam if you don't switch to the JDM one.
 

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Ahh, should of guessed you had the Cusco units. I'm too cheap for them. As far as the front of the LCAs I went with the Beatrush Lower arm bar. Got it for significantly cheaper than anywhere else by ordering it directly from Japan. It's a nice unit. Install was a real pain. Wish I had done it when I initially swapped all the JDM front end parts in.

 

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Ahh, should of guessed you had the Cusco units. I'm too cheap for them. As far as the front of the LCAs I went with the Beatrush Lower arm bar. Got it for significantly cheaper than anywhere else by ordering it directly from Japan. It's a nice unit. Install was a real pain. Wish I had done it when I initially swapped all the JDM front end parts in.

Ah yes, thats a nice item. I have subframes on order from TSS Fab so I'm not sure if that will even work for me.
 

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Nice load! Where's you get the Ohlins from? I just got myself a brand new center console as well. Gotta get this stuff while we still can.
 

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Nice load! Where's you get the Ohlins from?
The Ohlins came from Japan. Its the only place where Ohlins still sell Coilovers for anything pre-GR Chassis - I just wish they were anodized gold like they are supposed to be. I ordered from RHDJapan.

I just got myself a brand new center console as well.
Gotta get this stuff while we still can.
Yeah, thats what I have been thinking too.. I actually ordered more parts than showed up but after you place the order, they reply saying that some parts are unavailable... It pisses me off when you order both side vents but then only end up with one side. I would love to find a new lower dash panel, the piece that goes underneath the steering wheel, the only new one I found is for RHD.
 

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Gold is always better, that's a bummer.

Where do you order most of your OEM parts from? I've ran into that too. I've since been dealing with Brian at Heuberger Subaru and I'll usually give him a list of what I'm looking for and he can let me know real time stock in case something is showing available, when it actually isn't. I need to order the radio surround too before it's unavailable. I already put off ordering window seals, and now they are NLA. :( I'm sure you already have, but I woudl set up a saved search on eBay with the part number for the steering wheel trim piece, and see if anything pops up.
 

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Gold is always better, that's a bummer.

Where do you order most of your OEM parts from? I've ran into that too. I've since been dealing with Brian at Heuberger Subaru and I'll usually give him a list of what I'm looking for and he can let me know real time stock in case something is showing available, when it actually isn't. I need to order the radio surround too before it's unavailable. I already put off ordering window seals, and now they are NLA. :( I'm sure you already have, but I woudl set up a saved search on eBay with the part number for the steering wheel trim piece, and see if anything pops up.
I've ordered from Heuberger before but lately I've ordered from Subaru Parts Deal.. Not sure why tbh.. Think I just found better pricing there.


OHLINS is life! Sweet updates, sorry to hear about the fire. Hope it all pans out in your favor.
Thanks man, I've always wanted a set of Ohlins coils, these will be my first so I hope they are as good as the hype!
 

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So in an effort to find high offset 18x8 wheels that will clear the 2018+ STI calipers, I went old school and made a template from a PDF the manufacturer sent me..





I test fit against the caliper and was amazed at how much spoke clearance there appears to be.. There is so much clearance that I'm now beginning to doubt myself.. I printed out the PDF and even checked the scale was printed the correct size so not sure if/where I went wrong.



 

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Subaru Parts Deal does seem like they have the best prices. I'd love to support my local dealer, but they won't even budge on pricing. Everything is MSRP, so that's my last resort.

I like the print and test fit method. Seems like tons of clearance if the scale is correct.
 

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So the Wideband gauge quit working and my ABS light came on in the Coupe.. I checked for codes using the Cobb AP but nothing (related to ABS came up). So the next obvious thing to check was fuses right? Well anyway, with the help of my A+ assistant, we set about pulling the ABS sensors and cleaning them off.. did the fronts, test drive.. ABS light still on.. Cleaned the rears, test drive... Light still on.. what did it turn out to be? A fuse of course!

Cleaning the sensors still wasn't a waste of time since they all looked like this.. and we also tightened up the steering column clearing up the dead spot in the center.



And we used the opportunity to get an idea for how the P1 wheels will look.



Hired help reinstalling the ugly ass old wheels.



We then spent the next few hours assembling the HF blast cabinet.. We siliconed the bejesus out of it.. Hoping it might be sealed well enough to use INSIDE the garage :D

 

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Made some more progress on the Blast Cabinet. Going to wait for the replacement light to show up before I mate the hopper to the cabinet - Should be here tomorrow. ?




The guys arrived this weekend to redo my garage floor after the fire

I decided to go with a solid color for the main part of the floor this time as it is impossible to find bolts that you drop on the flakes. I'm keeping the flakes on the sides and step up but changed up the color scheme.


Visited the car at the shop and dropped off the P1 wheels to get refinished. They will go onto the blue one and the BRZ wheels will go to the coupe.. I hate the wheels that are on it and I'm so sick of it rubbing because the tires are too wide. ?



Took some pics of the car, still got a few more items to take care of, including taking delivery of and painting new hood vents as the shop seem to have misplaced them o_O


 

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Couldn't come up with any better options than this so bit the bullet and went for it before another GC8 product gets discontinued.





GC8 Intercooler spray tank came from Italy but I realise now that I may not be able to use it as it occupies the same space as the ABS pump. TBD.
 

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Impreza parts are really starting to take over the house..


I'm also having to label the boxes to keep track of things..


Its bad.. even the spare room has started to get consumed :rolleyes:
 
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