Discussion in 'Photo & Video Gallery' started by dhanso312, Aug 17, 2013.
This could happen much sooner than later. I'll keep you posted!
So for many it snowed yesterday.. But here was a quick shot about mid day. Blizzaks make the world of a difference. I watched several cars get stuck in the snow, while the LGT didn't even flinch. Go Subaru... and Bridgestone Blizzaks.
Did you ever find an OEM intake?
Haha, no, I put that on the side burner for a bit as I was looking for a winter setup then the whole no oil pressure happened. She's gunna be down for a bit. Once she's back up and running I'll look into it.
Thankfully I can start posting in this thread opposed to my oil issue thread.
Just to update, here's what was put in and plans ahead for the good ol LGT
Manley h tuff rods
Acl main and connecting rod bearings
Arp 2000 headstuds
Gates timing kit with water pump
Kinugawa TD05H-18g w/Kinugawa oil lines
Clutch Masters fx350
OEM oil cooler
Grimmspeed DP adaptor
KillerB oil pickup
To do list:
Turbosmart dual port BOV was purchased recently (that'll go in soon) when it does, I'll add photos of the engine and everything.
Purchase Cobb STS
Purchase Wheels/tires/swift springs
Purchase Oil Pres. Gauge w/adaptor
Install Prosport Boost Gauge
when the money comes:
Perrin TMIC (or another brand if people have input)
For the most part the latter four will all be done whenever it gets warm or when I have access to a heated garage.
Some photos as it is a photo thread I suppose:
Taken with a high quality potato phone.
Installed Turbosmart dual port BOV today. Gasket was purchased from KS Technology. Couldn't find anyone well-known that sold an aftermarket 08+ WRX/LGT bov gasket so hopefully this one serves its purpose. Photos will follow.
As promised, a photo:
Thank goodness we all know what a BOV looks like and didn't have to speculate what I'd purchased.
Up next will be to put in the fuel pump, purchase tmic, and then summer stuff (wheels/tires... yada yada)
Will be heading back to the Twin Cities area next weekend to meet up with Nuke to take a look at a few things. Then take the terrible washers out of my "hogzaust." Whomever invented such.. shame on you. Even more so, to the guy that put them in my car . Sadly I'm just getting around to it, but as they say, better late then never.
Just when I thought everything was going well.. my headlight goes out. So those were replaced this morning with some Sylvania zXe whatevers.
Headlight went out? Time to sell the thing! It is obviously a money pit
Insurance adjuster is coming to look at it tomorrow. I think it's going to be totaled.
Had this business card left under my wiper today as I left the grocery store. Person's obviously got good tastes.
We all know you wrote that yourself
EGGSHELL WHITE?! On a business card? Patrick Bateman would be jealous...
Well it's getting about that time I start looking for a set of summer wheels. Not in absolute need of them at this time, or else I would make a WTB thread. But thought I would throw it out here for people to graze around. Like the Rota Torque look, but am not too picky right now. Let me know what you've got.
Going to have my old summer wheels for sale soon. Will come with tires.. however, there is a large chunk missing from one of the wheels. Scary, I know. Picks to follow sometime.
So I bought Rota Grids. Bronze in color. 17x8s. Not too wide, nor large, but they'll do and I have tires that will fit on them as well. Just need to graduate college in a few weeks here then will be back in town to put the tires, and therefore wheels on the car. Photos will follow.
Next up on the list:
Following that: (when money magically appears)
Also got some grids arriving any day now. Can't wait to see the set up
Finally got off the winters.
Here's a potato phone pick of the Grids I purchased up in Grand Forks:
More (quality) pics will follow once it stops raining out here. Currently in the market for some springs to lower her down a little bit.
What kind of springs are you considering? I'm looking for something with minimal drop that's a higher rate, maybe the Eibachs for my 2005 Legacy.
More than likely just going to go with Swift Springs.
Looks good man. Gotta get a pick in the sun light though. That makes em really pop.
With some sun.. still from a potato phone:
So now that I've got the wheels and tires thing done.. I need to do something about my catback (aka buy a new one). Invidia DP with a stock CBE sound's the the devil trying to give birth.. however that would sound. I just don't picture it sounding good, and nor does my exhaust.
So first things, first. I need to take care of that. I want something that will continue the rumble, but not be obnoxiously loud by any means. Currently looking at either the Gimmick or FMS CB. If anyone has input on those, it'd be greatly appreciated.
Following that will come springs, but that might be a bit.
I loved the exhaust on mine.. It was a "twin" exit on either side.. Except that only one was functional and the other was there for style points.
Still allowed the car to breath much better, but was a great mix of sound when I wanted it and minimal when I didn't.
Looked like this http://i.imgur.com/lLOzb.jpg
Maybe Derek can look up the model of it as it resides in his driveway now
A fresh pic. This is roughly the drop I would like to get to at some point in time. (Photoshopped).
First will be a new Catback, and springs to follow. Hopefully will accomplish both of these in the next few weeks here.
Buy my coilovers? 700 + your stock set up.. only 6k on them. Both spanner wrenches and rear extenders included as well. Bc racing coilovers.
I would be interested if I currently had a job, but as that lacks right now, so I'm going to have to pass you up. Once I get a job, I may be in touch. The catback needs to come prior to coils or all around suspension.
Ended up purchasing a CNT OBX catback today. Will be here in a week or so, pics and a review will follow shortly afterward.
So got my OBX-R catback today and here is my quick review on it.
- assembly was very simple (as one would assume)
- Fitment was a bit tight at first, but once everything was in place it was very solid and the tips look nice and even.
- Sound: It's a bit loud at idle, but not unbearable by any means. Has a very nice tone to it as you accelerate. Reminded me of my brother's 06 WRX with the Cobb catback. Sound clip at the bottom will give you a sample, but my camera can only pick up so much sound.
- Catback inlet OD: 3"
- Pipe OD to muffler: 2.5"
- Pipe flange thickness: 3/8"
- Slant cut tip OD: 4.5"
- Overall I paid ~400 bucks for it, and I'm extremely happy with it all said and done. Isn't your "top of the line" CB, but it does its job and sounds much better than stock for not too much. Photos will give a sample of how it looks.
On the not so fun side, I found a huge tear in my driver's side front axle boot, so that'll be next on the list (probably passenger too) rather than a short shifter/springs.
Photos taken with twice baked potato.
Video to follow.
Front end photo action:
Canon 5D MKII
Lens: 24-105 f/4L
Minor editing done in CS6 (content aware) and Aperture.
Shot at 1/1000sec ~ 105mm ~ f4 ~ ISO100: for all you camera fanatics that care to know.
Had some scratches on the little pod face and down some of the plastic interior pieces so finally got around to painting/plasti dipping them today. Really happy with the turnout. Plastic pieces running up and down the radio were silver, now black.
First did some rattle can black then did plasti dip over it to give it a nice texture. Like I said, happy with the outcome. Just working on fixing up everything I can do to make the car look a little more clean. Once I acquire a job, I'll be finishing off the mods I need to go stage II; along with lowering springs and a Cobb STS. For now you all just get a photo taken with a potato.
Black and White butt photo:
Disclaimer: Not a photo.
Now that we've got that out of the way. Question for everyone that happens to glance at this and may know the Sacramento area.
I'm moving there [Sacramento] on Monday and just wanted to see if anyone on this here forum knows of a good shop out there that is reputable. I have come across one that is a little North of Sac. that seems to deal with primarily Subarus - FW Motorsports they're called. Anyone around here heard of them? I know it's a long shot, but just wanted to see what people know.
Any input is greatly appreciated. With that, I want to say thanks to everyone that has helped me with my car endeavors in the past 5 years I've been on here.
So I've made the trek from MN to CA. Here is a quick shot I took just Northeast of Santa Barbara. The car was way too packed as I had almost all my possessions in the front/back seat and trunk. All-in-all she drove very nicely on the 30 hour drive.
Nothing new to update, but did buy a torque solutions short shifter so that's pretty neat.
Why you no Cobb ss?!
Take a weekend trip to Ojai sometime, it's fun : )
Found a steal of a deal for the TS one. Couldn't pass it up!
I actually drove right through there on my way from Sacramento to Santa Barbara!