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Old 30 December 2018, 08:23 PM
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eBay intake arrived complete with stock TGV's...




Big difference compared to the TGV delete's (also from eBay) that I do't need






At this point I realise buying a WRX one was a good move so it's bare metal already Although the casting marks on it are horrific




*Were horrific


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I have mentioned this is the "stealth" thread right




Bathroom used for drying only as I am sick of cleaning overspray off everything with white spirit ...






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Catback gaskets...




Junk yard system on the left vs. stock centre & Prodrive Backbox on the right...



Silencers match up (pipe to mounts)...



Non-res centres way off though ...



Mounts line up from the back of the system (backbox to hanger mount distance)...



But the non-res is about 3.5" longer on the front (downpipe end) end




The Initial plan was cut the difference out & get it welded up using the stock centre section as a template & party on. I've since gone off that idea & have ordered a replacement (despite bank holidays looming etc).


I am assuming the dowpipe that came with this system is shorter than the stock setup, but rather than measure it I've just binned the down pipe & I have my stock centre on hand to offer up the replacement to when it arrives & then I'll fit the new non-res along with the junk yard backbox & if it's stupidly loud sort something else out or go back to the Prodrive ...


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Old 30 December 2018, 09:12 PM
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Looks "similar" to a Haywood & Scott back box. The "new" unresonated centre pipe is from a classic, about 4" longer than a Newage version.
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Old 03 January 2019, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Don Clark View Post
Looks "similar" to a Haywood & Scott back box. The "new" unresonated centre pipe is from a classic, about 4" longer than a Newage version.
Hey, it's the oracle

If it looks like a Hayward & Scott then that's what we'll call it

Parcelforce apparently couldn't figure out how to ring the buzzer for my flat earlier so no centre section & therefore I haven't had a change to hear what it sounds like (whatever it is it should have more ***** that the ProDrive back box).

My intake spacers have turned up though, just waiting on the bolts now...




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Old 03 January 2019, 05:30 PM
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Also wrapped my headers, just because (don't recommended it, it's a horrific job)...







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While I am waiting for the exhaust & the car's still on jack stands I've never liked the rusty centres of the rear discs...




So guess what






Decided while I was at it I'd pull the front wheels off too, de-grease all the arches, black up the inner plastics with tyre shine & then hit the rest with under seal...




Also hit the rims or whatever the funk that is behind the disc with hammerite too...




Luckily I wasn't bored enough to paint my wheels black, one day


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Good work!
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Old 06 January 2019, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by silver-sub View Post
Good work!
Cheers, I am sure everyone really just want's to see bigger turbo's so I appreciate the compliment


So my actual NewAge centre section finally turned up




Quality's nice...




And it's shiny




So on the car (in -1 degree weather )...



With the junkyard back box...



Which is also appears to be from a classic & hits the rear diff




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The noise has certainly improved, without being offensive, a more direct comparison would have been to stick the Pro Drive back box back on.

I think I'll just get the Hayward & Scott angled Jap BackBox I want though, plus while I am all for the sleeper the pea shooter look isn't cutting it & I really needs a 4" tip (so people know I mean business)...




Anyway thanks to Parcelforce I was late for my appointment @ Subaru 4 You to get the running rich issue looked at. Len was understanding (he's probably been F'd over by Parcelforce too )...




Turns out it's running spot on & sticking it on the ramp not only reveals my excellent undercoating & gives us a chance to view the shiny new centre section in all its glory...



But reveals the gasket for the fuel pump isn't sealing properly hence why it smells of petrol




Well that was cheaper than I was expecting , my steering when turned up too so I can swap the airbags over...

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Good job keep it up!
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Originally Posted by Angus0413 View Post
Good job keep it up!
Not as good a job as yours, but I try


Got a TX30 StarCnut so I could swap to the newer airbag...





The steering wheel's are different, mine's wider so the airbag reaches out further, this one doesn't so there's a weird 15mm gap either side




Also treating her to a front splitter as she was given a clean bill of health from Subaru 4 You last week (& mine's probably the only STI in the word that doesn't have one)




Also I've got a couple of gaskets to do this weekend: The fuel pump assembly one seal & one for the back box when I refit the ProDrive one (mainly as I am bored of driving around with the ProDrive in the boot). Plus this way I can move on the classic parts as a cat back (£50 collected Southampton )...

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Old 14 January 2019, 07:34 PM
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Well this is a mess




Not as bad as this though, the end of the line has corroded & broken off in the connector




Luckily there both 8mm though (ghetto vernier caliper)...






Think I've got it covered

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Fuel pump shelf thing, corroded on the underside (which I am going to scrape the corrosion flat so the seal mates properly)...




Tea Bag looks spot on, as does the inside of the fuel tank...




Broken fuel pipe filed down to remove any sharp pieces...




Connector that has the other end of the broken pipe stuck in it chopped off




New seal




And operation bodge it is complete. Jury's out on if it was the seal or the connector leaking but it's solved now (I am still only getting 200 miles from a tank still though )...




Well that got in the way, still catch cans & the splitter to go on (as well as headers when it's ready for mapping)
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Great thread! Keep it coming
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Old 27 January 2019, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by stew876 View Post
Great thread! Keep it coming
A worthy choice for (what's at this time) your only post


The other splitter went back & the HT Auto's one made an appearance. Much better, should have just got this one in the first place...




Had to swap out the provided hardware (top left) for some of my A4 stainless though




Much better, its really been missing that (probably its whole life)...



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We all start somewhere 👍
Did your motor already have underseal on it when you cleaned it up to re-sealed it? Mine needs doing and Iím not looking forward to how long it will take
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Old 27 January 2019, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by stew876 View Post
We all start somewhere 👍
Did your motor already have underseal on it when you cleaned it up to re-sealed it? Mine needs doing and Iím not looking forward to how long it will take
It looked like the underbody had stone chip on it but believe it or not it looked stone chipped.

I guess it depends how mental you want to go with it, it'll need to be dry & I guess it also depends how bad the car is. I think I spent about a week of evenings doing it with the car left on jack stands. However you may be able to do it in a day I'd have though all going well.

You're probably better off leaving it until the summer to do though, it's cold outside (I know as I've been out there all day washing & waxing the F'ing thing ).
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Picked these up off eBay for what I class as a steal, Freshly powdercoated in gunmetal greywith metallic flake in & shod in winter Yokohama's too which is an added bonus...




Not sure why I waited so long to do this




Sets the Brembo's off nicely as opposed to the gold/gold clash of the old wheels & calipers...




Sets it right off & looks mean as hell , only downside is I can never park near a curb again.

I am going to have to get black side repeaters, the clear stands out too much now

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I had a feeling it'd look better with the wheels on, but those arches...

So I have a set of Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs on there way to me as well as a Whiteline 22mm Rear anti-rollbar & drop links too so that should be my two biggest gripes with this car sorted.

A) Body roll
B) The gap between the front tyre & wheel arch (keeps me up at night)

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Next up as I want my neighbors to think I am weird I washed my car 3 times today, a de-grease, a 2nd de-grease to remove any heavy dirt & missed followed by a shampoo, towel dry & this...




I've been meaning to wax the car since I got it & after 7 months & lots of polishing just haven't got round to it (as it's not been perfect)...



Today I decided it will never be perfect so I just waxed the whole thing today & it's really brought out a deep, deep mirror gloss in it


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Shameless pic-whoring












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Apart from that the car clocked the magic 100k this week so its booked in to Subaru 4 U to have magic worked on it the week after next

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More parts have been arriving ...

Eibach lowering springs, should drop the front 35mm & the rear 25mm:




Whiteline 22mm adjustable rear anti-roll bar (which is really heavy) & a rear strut brace:



The strut brace has poncy pink ends but was only £30 so whatever, when my front strut brace arrives I'll get them both powdercoated black along with the anti-roll bar as word on the street is they rust quickly.

I don't recall if the drop links were ally or steel but I'll probably Hammerite them black regardless as I just can't help myself
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Originally Posted by Kaosone View Post
More parts have been arriving ...

Eibach lowering springs, should drop the front 35mm & the rear 25mm:




Whiteline 22mm adjustable rear anti-roll bar (which is really heavy) & a rear strut brace:



The strut brace has poncy pink ends but was only £30 so whatever, when my front strut brace arrives I'll get them both powdercoated black along with the anti-roll bar as word on the street is they rust quickly.

I don't recall if the drop links were ally or steel but I'll probably Hammerite them black regardless as I just can't help myself
Get the anti roll bar powder coated or spray it your self as whiteline roll bars rust after 2 months.. Great project keep up
the good work
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Whiteline 22mm adjustable rear anti-roll bar (which is really heavy) & a rear strut brace:

The strut brace has poncy pink ends but was only £30 so whatever, when my front strut brace arrives I'll get them both powdercoated black along with the anti-roll bar as word on the street is they rust quickly.
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Get the anti roll bar powder coated or spray it your self as whiteline roll bars rust after 2 months..
One step ahead of you

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Great project keep up the good work
Thanks, I've finally given in to the fact it needs modding so here we go

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It was freezing this weekend, so like a **** I was out there messing about







Had to invent a 17mmm open ended ratchet



Not much difference in the rears...



Front are noticeably shorter & with an extra coil




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Great work fella, looks better every job you do.
I'd get some genuine fog light sti decals.
the pink looks great against the black.
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Great work fella, looks better every job you do.
I'd get some genuine fog light sti decals.
the pink looks great against the black.
Thanks, It's certainly getting there. I think I had the only one in the country without a splitter & just a few little mods have sweetened it up

I actually quite like the sleeper look (about as sleeper as it can be with that spoiler & scoop), currently badge-less apart from the grill & only has the decals on the doors...

So problem:



Solution :



It instantly looked low at the front after dropping it off the axle stands (like the splitter was going to hit the floor). I swear it's taller at the back though

Not overly fussed, I am sure it'll settle down with the springs bed in & then I can get an alignment done. It noticeably feels firmer & seems to roll less (however given the fact I just dropped it, also I have no idea where the camber was set & just shoved the bolts back in wherever & also just noticed one of my front drop links are broken inital impressions are good ).

Wondering is this happened when I took the strut out & dropped the hub assembly (or whatever it's called, used to motorbikes)...



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Have you seated the rear springs correctly???
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