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Speedo cable shouldn't affect the tach, more likely it's a wiring connection I would think. Good to hear it's only the exhaust, no diff should sound like that!
 

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yeah, typing faster than I was thinking.
Battery is dead. measured 7v this morning. its brand new so probably a bad alternator.
 

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got a new alternator but the battery seems to be slowly draining still. I did a parasitic draw test and got only 3mA which is well below problematic.
gonna charge up the battery tomorrow and try again.
 

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It was that connector that I couldn't identify. I believed it to be (with some help ;) ) the headlights Brights signal to the cluster but apparently it tied to the cluster battery light.
I wired it up and now all is good.

body side

connector I cut from old dash


morimoto d2s 5.0 projectors


can't decide between black housing or chrome (i have a spare bezel)


Also thinking about switching up the color.. Originally I wanted the 86F seen here:

but now I'm thinking something like this would look sexier
 

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I'm still so torn. I think its cuz I haven't seen the steel blue mica in person before but it seems muted in some pics, meanwhile that orangeish red is so vibrant.

pulled the fenders a little more cuz i was still getting some rubbing


bolted in the back seats with head rests (yuss)
also put in the OEM subaru dog guard and cargo covers



I did the figure 8's for about an hour. Still seems pretty noisy but I'm gonna flush the fluid and try some friction modifier.
click if you want to see 30 seconds of me doing figure 8s lol

(I put the silencer in cuz I wanted to attract less attention)

Also good spot to do a mini photoshoot





looks like I got a coolant leak or something. Possibly the turbo feed? Will investigate further


my stable
 

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What did you have to trim to fit the morimoto d2s's in those housings? I have a set of both D2S's and H1's on the shelf, I like the look of the bigger projector. And I like the blacked out look, to answer your question.
 

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only thing I trimmed was the projector bezel. You have to trim the shit out of them
 

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the BEST

anyway, looks like I fucked up on the lower banjo washers too.. (zoom)




Here I am jerking off my axle. They both made the same noise. one was new the other used. sounds a lot like what I'm hearing in the clunking video

ANY INPUT HERE? is this normal tolerance?
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shavings after flushing the diff. didn't look TOO bad but I don't know what to expect.


I found both my rear calipers are leaking. must've been that damn o-ring I tried to shrink back in place. I ordered some replacements. I'll try to rebuild and keep these as spares


 

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thanks man.. I'm glad all the major shit is working correctly but these little things are Death by 1,000 cuts!
 

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well that was annoying. it was just a die mark from when they cut the washers. Its actually one piece.


took the turbo all apart for nothing. but I threw a hose clamp on in place of the spring clip feeding the coolant feed.

got the new rear calipers
 

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Great to see this out on the road! It's been a loooong journey, but I bet it feels great to at least be able to drive it around a bit while you work out all the kinks.
 

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so lots of little updates I guess
clunking is WWAAYYY less, I think it might have had something to do with the leaky calipers too.
New calipers


painted the needles cuz I've bought 4 clusters because they keep fucking breaking. Speedometer is choppy even after I cleaned and lubed the cable. other than that its decent from far enough back.


got a grimmspeed heatshield, threw some leftover thermal tape on it. some > none?



went with the chrome bezels, sealed up the head lights. Got a cheap vent scoop that I'm not happy with. On the hunt for a prodrive fiberglass rep

Hids wired up


noticed I have a bit of a lazy eye. Some frame damage looks like has the bumper support sitting about .25" lower on the driver side. fawk



built an adapter plate for the zerosports splitter. Its meant for v1-3 hoods so the scoop design is different.




painted the wiper arms



anyway.. took her out for a little adventure testing
click for bov noise video




Noticed with the added weight I had some rubbing in the back
beat this shit flat with a mallet


helping me load the corner to check


should be all better now, i might want to get stiffer springs. Recommendations? I think the stance are 8/6 should I just go up 9/7 or 10/8



 

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street sweeping


been daily driving the wagon and loving it. working on cleaning up small things here and there. I still think I want to go stiffer on the springs - with the car loaded and turning a corner I rub wheel.

a few videos:
heres a pull at 14psi.
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then there's this whirring noise coming from I think the heater core area.. can't seem to pin point it yet


and here's me blowing out spark at 14psi. I'm tuned for 16 but I guess I need to do the ignition coil upgrade (or regap the plugs)


if anyone has some wrx ignition coils, i'm looking. pigtails too. I bought a cheap replacement ignitor to hack apart and do a bypass so I don't have to cut wiring harness.

gd wrx cross bars fit the JDM rails well enough


got some suede to recover my pillars and headliner.



also when I get paint I'll be welding in the sunroof from a sedan so I had to merge the headliner with the wagon one. Here's some progress pics of that non-sense.
I'll fiberglass the back to stop it from creasing at the seam but here it is mocked up for now.

 

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Was wondering where your updates were this morn. Seems like I get everyother one.
Anyway, car looks badass. The van in front of it makes it look tiny.
Stoked to see the gd crossbars fit on the jdm rails.

Keep up the good work.
 
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