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Old 03 February 2019, 08:56 PM
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Have you seated the rear springs correctly???
Can you elaborate on that statement please? I replaced the stock springs with the Eibach's & bolted the struts back in


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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:



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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)...

You can get a set of genuine drop links from import car parts on ebay for not that much,,, got eilbach springs on mine too did you make sure you put the front springs on the front and visa versa great work so far fella anyway alyways look in on your thread

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Old 03 February 2019, 09:01 PM
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The spring sits in a rubber housing in the bottom of the shock you need to rotate it so the end of the spring butts up against the stop if that makes sense.
you may have done this but it's a possible cause or it may just settle
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Old 03 February 2019, 09:22 PM
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You can get a set of genuine drop links from import car parts on ebay for not that much,,, got eilbach springs on mine too did you make sure you put the front springs on the front and visa versa great work so far fella anyway alyways look in on your thread
Got a set coming mate, I order all my bits from ICP. I was under the impression lowering springs were a no go, but everyone who had Eibach's spoke highly off them so here we are

My front strut brace is waiting for me at work so I'll drop that, the rear brace & the anti-roll bar into the powder coaters & it's booked into Subaru 4 U Tuesday to skint me off

There's pics of the stock & new springs side by side as I was swapping them out - Pretty sure they're on right

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The spring sits in a rubber housing in the bottom of the shock you need to rotate it so the end of the spring butts up against the stop if that makes sense.
you may have done this but it's a possible cause or it may just settle
Yes mate, did that. Rotated them anti-clockwise until the spring locked in place. You **** me up there making me think I'd mess something right up

Rears: Eibach on the left, original on the right...



*Cable ties are there to identify which are from the drivers side.

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Old 03 February 2019, 09:27 PM
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Got a set coming mate, I order all my bits from ICP. I was under the impression lowering springs were a no go, but everyone who had Eibach's spoke highly off them so here we are

My front strut brace is waiting for me at work so I'll drop that, the rear brace & the anti-roll bar into the powder coaters & it's booked into Subaru 4 U Tuesday to skint me off

There's pics of the stock & new springs side by side as I was swapping them out - Pretty sure they're on right
They are labelled in german for left and right rear and left and right front what i found strange was the rear springs on the eilbach were taller than the fronts ie longer spring might be worth checking you got them the right way round
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Originally Posted by Russell38 View Post
They are labelled in german for left and right rear and left and right front what i found strange was the rear springs on the eilbach were taller than the fronts ie longer spring might be worth checking you got them the right way round
That I did not know...

I compared the springs & they were wound the same way & I saw no physical difference between the pairs (looked like 2 fronts & 2 rears).

Google translate says:
Right = Recht
Left = Links

My right springs say "D/V" on & the left say "E/V" (the way I've installed them).

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My right springs say "D/V" on & the left say "E/V" (the way I've installed them).
This is the difference between the front & rear's: Rears say E/U, fronts say D/V...

This is both the front springs still in the box, both say "D/V" & have the same part number on so they're identical which means no dedicated right of left (the PDF instructs list the packing list as "2 front springs, 2 rear springs" so doesn't specify right or left...




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Old 03 February 2019, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaosone View Post
That I did not know...

I compared the springs & they were wound the same way & I saw no physical difference between the pairs (looked like 2 fronts & 2 rears).

Google translate says:
Right = Recht
Left = Links

My right springs say "D/V" on & the left say "E/V" (the way I've installed them).
Was just checking you didn't put the rears on the front and the front on the rear and that was why the front looked lower
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Old 05 February 2019, 10:13 PM
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My front strut brace arrived so this lot have gone on holiday to the powdercoaters...



The front's still an eBay job, but is a nicer design than that played out "M2 Motorsport" welded bar style one & looks like a Cusco knockoff


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Old 05 February 2019, 11:17 PM
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It also went for the 100k service today (@ 100,479 ) @ Subaru for U...

Engine oil & filter
Gearbox oil
Front & rear diff oil
Power steering fluid
Coolant flush
Air filter
Fuel filter
Spark plugs
Compression test
Cambelt & tensioner
Fixed my headlights & the release catch for the boot



My braided lines never showed up (as royal mail heard it was going to snow) so they didn't get fitted & therefore the brakes didn't get bled.

But I'll be going back to have an alignment & fast road geometry setup once my springs (which are awesome & the car rides so much better in all areas) settle

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Nice work!

Love the stealth look! I'm planning something similar with my engine bay (all black everything) =)
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Old 07 February 2019, 03:24 PM
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Nice work!

Love the stealth look! I'm planning something similar with my engine bay (all black everything) =)
Black is neutral, not only because the car is black, but it's subtle. If you do everything in your engine bay black it all just blends in & at a glance nothing stands out which is the way I like it.

To a degree it should help hide what a mess of hoses & crap the engine bay is too.

Black is also faster

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Old 07 February 2019, 08:24 PM
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Angus0413 I just noticed this in the related threads at the bottom of the page, I am guessing it was meant for this one...? - https://www.scoobynet.com/non-scooby...-does-ep5.html

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You are very brave to work in those conditions...

Check your bushes before the alignment!
"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..."

Got the same feeling everytime mate...



Bushes: I'll get the shop to do it when they have it on the lift

Washing: I swear I can feel them looking out the window at me thinking "that **** is at it again, doesn't he know it'll only get dirty again"

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Every delivery is a step closer to getting it to a point where all the little jobs are done & I can leave it alone for a while...

Clockwise from top left: Braided brake lines (black obviously), replacement front drop link, Whiteline gear shift kit & original Super Pro bush only which is now surplus to requirements (has a hot date lines up with eBay). All these (except the Super Pro bush) can go to Subaru 4 U & get fitted when the car goes for it's alignment / geometry setup




The Whiteline kit not only has the bush, but also has a mad bracket thing which keeps the actual lever in check (far superior)...



The Whiteline black bush is noticeable very solid in comparison the the Super Pro bush. It's quite obvious when you compare the two why people rate Whiteline for competition use & SuperPro are more suited to a road car.

Obviously this kit if for the gearshift so harder will translate to more direct feel & won't compromise ride (like a hard suspension bush)



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  • So there, need to get the alignment & all of the above sorted & that's what I am classing as the final stage of my 100k service.
  • Still waiting on the rear ARB & strut braces from the powder coaters - I need to drive the car hard after the alignment & decide if I actually need the rear ARB as the car is so much more composed on the Eibach springs it may not be necessary now (yes really )
  • I also bit the bullet & ordered the back box I want, the baffle in my ProDrive is lose so it rattles (only noticeable when you're outside the car with it running, but I know it needs replacing & that combined with the fact I appear to have lost all restraint with credit cards when it comes to car parts means I ordered one
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Still haven't booked my alignment & I am waiting on the strut braces & ARB from the powder coaters, but in the mean time Hayward & Scott were nice enough to send me this (even if they did send me a 3" gasket to go with it





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Still haven't booked my alignment & I am waiting on the strut braces & ARB from the powder coaters, but in the mean time Hayward & Scott were nice enough to send me this (even if they did send me a 3" gasket to go with it






Shiny =)
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I got bored of my Hawkeye airbag not fitting my wheel so I decided to stealth my original one & refit that...

Away with Retro Silver....





Stealth

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Initial thoughts.... It's very, very glossy

A tank of fuel later & it's still glossy, but it does match the air vents & instrument surround.



You can see from this pic the colour difference (STI decal = 30mm)...



They Jury's still out but I may paint the outer section of the airbag in satin black, apply the decal to the gloss centre & then lacquer the whole lot to seal the STI badge in....?




I guess it depends on how much it bothers me
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The nice peep's @ Hayward & Scott sent me out a 2.5" gasket next day so I can crack on with that....



I picked up more shiny bits from the powdercoaters today along (even if they did come with an invoice that was double what I was expecting )...



The car noticeably rolls a lot less & is far more composed with the Eibach springs fitted, however I've got this 22mm Whiteline adjustable bar now & if I don't fit it I'll never know what it's like so so Funk it





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Thicker & shinyer



New droplinks vs. Old...



Greaseless bushings, complete with added grease



Naturally it's going on with new A4 grade M8 stainless hardware ...

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Hayward & Scott 2.5" angled Jap back Box with 4.5" outlet ....



Looking at the design you can see why they recon there's a 2 - 3BHP gain to be had over a straight design when you see how less restrictive the flow path is



2-3BHP or not I just like the angled design



Shiny ARB & back box together (I had to torque the drop link bolts with the car on the floor so not much to see after dropping it off the axle stand)...




First impression: "Funk me it's loud" - I actually recon my MPG is going to sky rocket as I am paying great attention to feathering the throttle, keeping the Rev's below 2,000

Second impression: the car's solid on the road with the ARB on the softest setting, I haven't pushed too hard as I am still due an alignment & also it's changed the feel of the car quite a bit too (I swear the steering feels heavier ). It noticably crashes over bumps more, not harsh or badly, just noticeably more.

Having driven it up until it got dark I have a feel for the ARB now, so tomorrow I'll do the strut braces so I can compare the two (as opposed to bolting them all on at once & not know what effected what).

To be continued
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Originally Posted by Kaosone View Post
Hayward & Scott 2.5" angled Jap back Box with 4.5" outlet ....



Looking at the design you can see why they recon there's a 2 - 3BHP gain to be had over a straight design when you see how less restrictive the flow path is



2-3BHP or not I just like the angled design



Shiny ARB & back box together (I had to torque the drop link bolts with the car on the floor so not much to see after dropping it off the axle stand)...




First impression: "Funk me it's loud" - I actually recon my MPG is going to sky rocket as I am paying great attention to feathering the throttle, keeping the Rev's below 2,000

Second impression: the car's solid on the road with the ARB on the softest setting, I haven't pushed too hard as I am still due an alignment & also it's changed the feel of the car quite a bit too (I swear the steering feels heavier ). It noticably crashes over bumps more, not harsh or badly, just noticeably more.

Having driven it up until it got dark I have a feel for the ARB now, so tomorrow I'll do the strut braces so I can compare the two (as opposed to bolting them all on at once & not know what effected what).

To be continued
out of all the mods I have done on my car the front and rear roll bars probably made the biggest differce to the way the car cornered flatter than a witches tit
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