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you should put the spare tire back in the engine bay....for that :wtf: factor when people ask you to open your hood. :lol:
 

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I just noticed your tophat caps. are those the GL-10 Pneumatic Suspension caps? I always liked the look of those.
 

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you should put the spare tire back in the engine bay....for that :wtf: factor when people ask you to open your hood. :lol:
the intercooler pipe is in the way i could deflate it and stick it there but the battery will be there soon once out the storage.. center the weight a bit more.


I just noticed your tophat caps. are those the GL-10 Pneumatic Suspension caps? I always liked the look of those.
yep took them off that xt6 i had just a dust cover.






















got lots of parts coming in for my toy very excited to fix the little problems and add some new updated bits to make this car more fun a race track this year.



I found a nice GL-10 Turbo cross member from the local scrap yards had it sand blasted and powder coated black for that long lasting effect. also did the USMB washer weld on trick to re locate the control arms a bit further out so I wont have rubbing binding problems any more with the XT6 control arms.




here you can see the old hole with new hole





my spare Bosch 044 came in (might use this for my other build going on will see) and my arp head studs 625+ for the spare motor, still waiting for the new subaru crankshaft to come in from subaru japan to build the block which wont be much longer.

 

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So I been collecting parts for my car now do to everything being Super RARE or no longer available (NLA) from Subaru any more.

just in case I bend something or I need to replace something, some of the stuff is still getting sand blasted and powder coated.




front control arms bushings XT6 only white line # W51458. you must melt out the XT6 bushing and re use the shell for this to work.

top corner in Pic is bushing and shell





there rear mustache bar on the older Subaru's also have a bushing that can be replaced with a white line part number # W91379. this part fits on all new Subaru's T bar holding the diff up. to make this bushing work you must burn out your old metal shell that the bolt goes into, then drill out the white line bushing to the same size as the bolt shell.

pic bushings is in center XT6 control arms you can see them.





there will be more bushing's coming to firm up the ride on my car, I need to measure them still and cross fit from a newer Subaru once all stuff comes in.





 

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today my Nolathane bushings came in for my Subaru XT6 control arms, for people that never heard of Nolathane, there the owner of Whiteline which is more popular in north america then in Australia but the boys down under know all this all ready lol.


Now I'm waiting for my other bushings from SuperPRO which should cover the rest of my underside bushings and give me that firm more responsive ride around the race track this year.


Nolathane # 46200
direct swap made with the shell


 

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There was a buy out down the line, right? I know Noltec Rear Endlinks are theirs :)

I think something like that happened, they went broke now there huge lol.






























I got my 2015 Subaru Impreza STi shift knob, looks good in red match my horn button now.

 

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here is the drain back for the dip stick for the Mann Hummel Provent 200 set up I have made... this is for a friend of mine which has a built Subaru also, same design as my original one I made for my Leone.

ill also be making a easy adapter for the inlet on the Provent 200, so its easy to connect the block vent and valve covers all in one tube with out making back pressure free flowing for better movement of air.

used a stand grinder then cleaned up with a file and deburring tool.


ill weld this up and paint it so it stays nice and clean rust free.





when building a subaru motor fuji bond or fixing the brakes RX2 grease and servicing the cv axles and cv boots you got the proper grease from subaru !

 

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I won't pay their prices for that stuff haha
I buy it and my dad will use it all on all the other subarus, feels like ever motor I build the fujibond is finished around my house lol... but I get frequent flyer miles lol






















well I finished the welding the dip sticks for the return line for the Provent 200. I also made a adapter piece because I have had a couple say the pipes inlet are to big and hose will not fit this and that...

the pipe I made is for the block vent and both valve covers, came out ok should do the trick and not block as much air as T ing the tubes up.. more air you can move the better.






all the under side of a GL / XT / XT6 / Loyale sand blasted and powder coated to last a long time... Turbo cross member, XT6 arms front rear, XT6 20mm sway bar, XT6 5mt or 6mt cross member. I'm just missing the rear cross member which I need to find a spare to work with.







Whiteline & Nolathane bushings in place now got to do new wheel bearings and there done.



 

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with the help of Franz @ DieboldAutosport he pointed me in the direction of Karim @ Lachute Performance for this Aim Fuel level adapter for a Subaru.

the Aim dash needed a converter to give it proper signal on a factory fuel sending unit. The sending unit is for the OEM subaru Analog dash in the 1986 ~ 1994 Subaru GL or Loyale, my Oem unit was a digital dash so it need to be changed to the different Ohm unit.

 

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I wish I could find that for my own car! Been impossible so far to get fuel level to display on my Racepak
ya it sucks with out it i had to fix it this year, for those long trips its a must...






































so I just got most of the SuperPro bushings in and new bolts nuts washers every where from Subaru oem :D



80's Subaru radius rod SuperPro # SPF2534K for 18mm bar, check your bar width if you decide to get these. this are made so much better then the whiteline ones that don't even fit in the socket.





80's Subaru 4WD Differential Pinion Mount Bushing, press bushing out melt out middle add SuperPro # SPF3005K with lots of grease and your done... last year I used a newer whiteline bushing from a impreza this year ill use the proper one. New oem subaru bolts and nuts are on back order still.





88 - 91 Subaru XT6 rear hubs 20MM sway bar, this was a tricky one had to cross reference Nolathane XT6/Vortex number to these proper bushings from SuperPro # SPF0361-20. Oem brackets bolts and nuts from Subaru





some people didn't get to see my Before & After pics, I had to get the ball rolling so I just got another spare set of XT6 5x100 rear set up in and this is what they look like from the wrecker's





STi 6mt Gear-linkage, Support Bar, Front Bush SuperPro # SPF2462K




80s Subaru Rear suspension mounts oem Subaru with SuperPro # SPF2755SK for the shock absorber's to give less movement in the control arm. you only need 4, I'm working on my next project car.





80's Subaru oem rear cross member bushing, this one is going to be tricky to upgrade. ill have to come up with something even cut the bushing mount out and weld up something to a newer style. I have a couple idea's in my head, but ill need to think of a good way to stiff this up. one idea is getting it made solid out of aluminium... there is also one more bushing in the rear cross member, it hasn't come in yet once I get that one to play with ill know where to start.




 

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I've had a few ideas on my own Leone to solidify that crossmember bushing. Maybe we need to get together some day and chat.... Somehow.

that said, I'm keeping notes on what bushings you use for control arms. as I definitely will be doing the same when the suspension goes back under mine.
 

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I've had a few ideas on my own Leone to solidify that crossmember bushing. Maybe we need to get together some day and chat.... Somehow.

that said, I'm keeping notes on what bushings you use for control arms. as I definitely will be doing the same when the suspension goes back under mine.

still waiting on something, then ill get to work on that cross member, my buddy owns a machine shop I might make it solid copy of it so it never moves. what where you thinking ?

dont get the bushings for the control arms up front they dont fit the whiteline ones for the xt6 arms ! have to fix that post







































finally found one of these (really found 2 one for the spare build I got in the works). Manual steering rack OEM Subaru VGR ( variable gear ratio ) which means, less weight, less heat, less stress on the motor.



VGR teeth change




right from Japan antic vintage Subaru grill badges for my Leone and the keys also. I'd Like to thank Billy @JPNHunt for getting me this stuff !! great guy to deal with if anyone is wondering !!









I didn't think they would fit, lots of late night number crunching worked.... 225/45/16 DUNLOP DIREZZA ZⅡ + 16x8 et45 Braid custom made rally wheels just for the perfect fit.



 

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omg..those keys!

and those wheels! :drool:

they keys where very lucky to find for sure..


dudeeee i want keys and the subaru club thing, can he find more? Mainly the club thing since i only have imprezas for meow
there pretty rare but things like this come up all the time on yahoo japan, have a search on there and contact this guy if you want stuff from there tell him I sent you.

[email protected]



looking good
its coming along nice now for sure, the rear fender lip is a pain I don't want to roll it but if
I do ill be riding on rails for sure.

trying to squeezing to much rubber in the little tiny subaru lol














































well people have asked how did I bolt up the coil overs in the rear so easy. in the pictures you can see everything in order.


what kit I used is the HSD STi GRB 08-12 set up, what I keep from my Leone is the top mount bracket and spring perch cap. drill the same size hole as the washer from the HSD kit so the spring perch cap will go on.

then pop out the bushings & tube from the HSD GR STi stuff and use them on your new set up.

the only other thing is the lower mount on a GR STi has a 55mm wide bushing tube, you would need to cut it down to 45mm size to fit in the rear control arm lower. the bolt is the same 12mm size flange bolt so no need for a spacer in the bushing tube.








all put together














so if one is going to be buliding a Leone in the future the best kit to get would be the Subaru GRB STi 08-12 suspension kit. ohlins ? KW ? Bilstein ? :D future for me for sure ;)

the front you would need the GRB STi 08-12 knuckle with the bolt on bearing which is better they say for its bigger bearing, the top plate will not work unless you drill it out to match your car top mount pattern which is pretty much the same as a 1989-2001 Legacy impreza car pattern.



also the rear in the BRZ is the same as the GRB, the front is the same as a 1989-2001 impreza legacy but the shock is shorter but will work also with the non larger knuckles.
 
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