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The bio-grease I found at lowes. The Beatrush Propeller Shaft Mounts I actually got at a huge discount because I had so many points accumulated on Subimods source subaru - Source subaru - Borla stainless steel - Subaru aftermarket - Stri racing - Stainless steel - Subaru aftermarket parts - Your Source For Subaru Aftermarket Parts. All they do is replace the stock mushy rubber ones.

Were you able to come out to this past "three amigos tour"?
ah, sorry, i wasnt paying attention and thought that was the exhaust pipe - driveshaft mount makes more sense :lol:

yeah sort of, i had just put my engine back together the day before it started so i chickened out of the drive, but was at the bbq at [email protected]
 

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The feel of the diff bushings combined with the outrigger and subframe locking bolts made a huge difference in stiffness and rear diff responce. The rear diff bushings are a PITA to install though. But well worth it.
 

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ah, sorry, i wasnt paying attention and thought that was the exhaust pipe - driveshaft mount makes more sense :lol:

yeah sort of, i had just put my engine back together the day before it started so i chickened out of the drive, but was at the bbq at [email protected]
Were you there on that Friday at Pluckers? Im trying to put a face with the name.
 

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naw, i was still covered in grease at that point :lol: but i was the one with the beard, scruffy blonde hair and probably a hat if you were at mastros.

but yeah rear diff bushings are comin up on the list along with steering rack and tranny mount. what do you recommend to use to get them in for someone with minimal tools?
 

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naw, i was still covered in grease at that point :lol: but i was the one with the beard and scruffy blonde hair if you were at mastros.

but yeah rear diff bushings are comin up on the list along with steering rack and tranny mount. what do you recommend to use to get them in for someone with minimal tools?
The rear diff mounts are difficult without the right steps and tools. Check this link out for the write-up: Turn In Concepts Subaru Rear Diff Mount Bushings

The transmission mount is a cake-walk to do.

I have some Whiteline steering rack bushings I will be installing in the next few weeks once it cools down a bit. Im gonna have a full write-up with pictures for everyone.
 

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The feel of the diff bushings combined with the outrigger and subframe locking bolts made a huge difference in stiffness and rear diff responce. The rear diff bushings are a PITA to install though. But well worth it.
so a 6 beer project?

I have been putting that one off for whatever reason.
 

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The rear diff mounts are difficult without the right steps and tools. Check this link out for the write-up: Turn In Concepts Subaru Rear Diff Mount Bushings
thanks as thats actually the most helpful how-to ive seen. however the only part i was worried about was pressing them in - or are yours different than the GC? or do mine come in 2 pieces and im just a retard that didnt know it?

but yeah the other two should be pretty easy but a good writeup on the steering rack would be helpful
 

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thanks as thats actually the most helpful how-to ive seen. however the only part i was worried about was pressing them in - or are yours different than the GC? or do mine come in 2 pieces and im just a retard that didnt know it?

but yeah the other two should be pretty easy but a good writeup on the steering rack would be helpful
Even if the GC model bushings come as a one piece, they shouldnt be any harder to install than as to taking the stockers out. As long as everything is super greased up, it should be easy to install.
 

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nice, i got wrx rotors/calipers waitin to go on my car too
I was actually gonna get some 06 wrx calipers but opted to just upgrade my stock rotors to wrx size and keep my 2-pot calipers to keep the weight down.

1998-2005 2.5 RS use(277mm)
2002-2005 WRX rotors (295mm)

I think this will help a little with the initial bite.
 

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I was flipping through your pages and I like what you have done to your 05. The front caliper brackets are a good touch. Keep that unspring weight down. Maybe the CTI#5 needs those too.

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HOW.....................................IN LIVING HELL DID I MISS THIS AWESOMENESS?! Defly subscribed!!! Nice work so far brother!! Keep it up. :)
I always make it a point, to check out your threads. Sorry that I missed this. Looking good so far :)
 

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yeah theres a guy named dave whos setting up a rally school around san marcos, not sure if thats teh same. somebody just posted in that thread that theres a motocross spot north of houston that might have some parts open to rallyx. theres so much land around here tho, i just keep asking people, eventually somebody will be like "oh yeah we've got some real shitty land up around _____ come up on!" i got some but its all brush and kept up for hunting.. sorry for pullin things off topic.
 

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Plus I took some pictures behind the old Ford dealership our grocery store just bought.


 
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