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Old 05 July 2015, 11:25 PM
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One way to look at it lol. Lucky it hit the car where it did as if it had gone in the middle it could have took the rad etc out.
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Old 12 July 2015, 11:44 PM
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Had a little drive out last night to have a bit of fun and find some V Power and ended up running into a great bunch of car guys. Came across an S2000 and an E46 M3, guy in the M3 wanted a little play, so showed him what's what . Then he signaled for me to follow them, so I did, ended up meeting up with a couple of their other mates.

Turns out the S2000 was supercharged with 420bhp, one of them also had a DC5 Integra and another with a 944 S2 that had just had a turbo engine fitted with a hybrid turbo that they were out mapping. Ended up having a good long chat for an hour looking at each others cars!
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Old 19 July 2015, 04:07 PM
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Gave it a wash today and as I'm lacking on pics a bit I thought I'd take a few and stick them in here .

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Old 19 July 2015, 06:52 PM
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Looking sexual. Shame about the gearstick
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Old 19 July 2015, 07:40 PM
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Because it's not a VAG one? Lol
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Old 19 July 2015, 09:22 PM
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Because it's not a VAG one? Lol
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Old 19 July 2015, 09:31 PM
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A 6 speed would be good for piece of mind but the old 5 speed is just fine (touch wood, don't want to tempt fate). I like the ratio's on the 5 speed too vs the Subaru 6 speed (I know yours has better ratio's). I might fit some of those reinforcement plates to beef it up a bit at some point. It's got ~340 lbs ft running through it as it is.
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Old 19 July 2015, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ScottyPPP View Post
A 6 speed would be good for piece of mind but the old 5 speed is just fine (touch wood, don't want to tempt fate). I like the ratio's on the 5 speed too vs the Subaru 6 speed (I know yours has better ratio's). I might fit some of those reinforcement plates to beef it up a bit at some point. It's got ~340 lbs ft running through it as it is.
5 speeds are cheap and plentiful, IF it goes then I'd worry about it, chances are it will be fine for a long time.
Is that a drawbar lol
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Old 19 July 2015, 09:39 PM
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Yeah I don't launch it, don't ever really need to. I've done a few semi launches I suppose you could say. I do use it properly once rolling though.
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Old 22 July 2015, 03:31 PM
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Decided against fitting the coilovers now. I think I like it with the prodrive set up to be honest so I'm going to sell the Eibachs and get some brakes instead .
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Originally Posted by ScottyPPP View Post
Decided against fitting the coilovers now. I think I like it with the prodrive set up to be honest so I'm going to sell the Eibachs and get some brakes instead .
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Old 11 August 2015, 11:03 PM
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Sold the Eibachs. On the look out for some brakes now. Although I've been tempted by a 20G....

Got some spannering to do in the next couple of weeks on it, the drivers front inner cv has shat its grease out all over the place. I think i'll just replace the shaft rather than **** about trying to replace the boot.
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Old 12 August 2015, 09:10 AM
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Sold the Eibachs. On the look out for some brakes now. Although I've been tempted by a 20G....

Got some spannering to do in the next couple of weeks on it, the drivers front inner cv has shat its grease out all over the place. I think i'll just replace the shaft rather than **** about trying to replace the boot.
CV boot is easy enough replaced mate, iirc you have to take the outer joint off and leave the inner one on. Just make sure you have gloves!
I'd think long and hard before putting a bigger turbo on your car. You will kill it below 4k, that amazing shove you get just now at 3000? Will be pushed further away. But obvs more hp so will make a better drag car, not a better road car IMO.
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CV boot is easy enough replaced mate, iirc you have to take the outer joint off and leave the inner one on. Just make sure you have gloves!
I'd think long and hard before putting a bigger turbo on your car. You will kill it below 4k, that amazing shove you get just now at 3000? Will be pushed further away. But obvs more hp so will make a better drag car, not a better road car IMO.
I think it'll only nudge it up about 3-400rpm or so. It's an Andy Forrest 20G. Turbine side is the same as what's on it now. But I will think about it, at the moment it has virtually no lag and instant shove.
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Originally Posted by ScottyPPP View Post
Got some spannering to do in the next couple of weeks on it, the drivers front inner cv has shat its grease out all over the place. I think i'll just replace the shaft rather than **** about trying to replace the boot.

A complete shaft sounds a bit extreme though compred to just replacing the boot.

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I have this to ponder too. Last time my wagon was up on a ramp I noticed a bit of grease starting to leak around the drivers side inner boot.

A complete shaft sounds a bit extreme though compred to just replacing the boot.
Easier to replace the shaft though . Hub nut, bottom ball joint, roll pin at the gearbox end and its out. Less messy too. J&R do new shafts for 60.
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Interesting read Fella, hats off to ya. Great thread!
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Originally Posted by ScottyPPP View Post
Easier to replace the shaft though . Hub nut, bottom ball joint, roll pin at the gearbox end and its out. Less messy too. J&R do new shafts for 60.
BBJ not required, you can get the shaft off without doing it
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BBJ not required, you can get the shaft off without doing it
Really? I'd have thought it was like most FWD shafts I've done, you need it undone to swing the hub out of the way?
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Originally Posted by PhilWrx100 View Post
Interesting read Fella, hats off to ya. Great thread!
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Cheers mate, yeah it's come along way.
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Originally Posted by ScottyPPP View Post
Really? I'd have thought it was like most FWD shafts I've done, you need it undone to swing the hub out of the way?
You can just sneak the inner spline off the gearbox and no more. Pry bar helps!
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You can just sneak the inner spline off the gearbox and no more. Pry bar helps!
I think i'll just pop the ball joint out. Only takes 5 mins, mine has steel arms so you can do the old smash it with a hammer to break the taper trick. Will need to get a new split pin though, no idea what size it'll be.
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Split pin is 3mm x 30mm so will order one of those too. Drive shaft comes with a new axle nut and roll pin.
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Irrelevant now, no leak

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Old 21 August 2015, 01:35 PM
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Who are J&R mate? might be worth a look for a new shaft complete then
http://www.jandrcvjoints.co.uk/
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Cheers mate. This one I assume? Good price....
http://www.jandrcvjoints.co.uk/subar...aft-new-03-06/

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That's the one I've got yes, next day delivery too, really quick. I'm fitting mine tomorrow so I'll update if there's any issues.
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Got the shaft fitted earlier. There is no way in hell you can get it out without pulling the bottom ball joint out of the lower arm. Might be possible on the saloon with it's slightly wider track but not on a wagon.

All went in ok, one slight issue is that I couldn't get the roll pin holes lined up. I could get one side in line then the other was just off so the pin wouldn't go all the way through. The roll pin is stuffed in there and isn't going anywhere though. I might have another look at it at some point and see if there is some way of lining them up correctly but it's not exactly going to fall off so not too bothered.
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Got the shaft fitted earlier. There is no way in hell you can get it out without pulling the bottom ball joint out of the lower arm. Might be possible on the saloon with it's slightly wider track but not on a wagon.

All went in ok, one slight issue is that I couldn't get the roll pin holes lined up. I could get one side in line then the other was just off so the pin wouldn't go all the way through. The roll pin is stuffed in there and isn't going anywhere though. I might have another look at it at some point and see if there is some way of lining them up correctly but it's not exactly going to fall off so not too bothered.
Ousht. Well I've never had a bottom ball joint disconnected on my car and I'm now on a different box and shafts. Maybe differences as you say.
You sure it's not 180* out if the roll pin is not lining up?
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Well I was prying the old shaft with a big pry bar and there was no way it was coming all the way off of the stub, just bent the flange on the shaft. Yeah having had a quick read I think it's 180 out. I need to do the rear brake pads next weekend so I'll knock the pin out and spin it round before the split pin becomes one with the ball joint like the old one had lol.
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