Tokico D-Spec on deck

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Mr Kleen » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:17 am

I thought you had to be active duty to rent the bays at Ft Myers? Are they open on Sundays?

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by HappyIdiot » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:22 am

They are opened from 9-5 on Sundays. We would need to call/verify. They don't open until 12:30 on Fridays. I just added the link to my last post.
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Post by HappyIdiot » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:55 pm

I talked with a guy there and he said it is possible for contractors to rent bays. They just need to bring their CACs.
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by complacent » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:05 pm

That's good to hear! 8)
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Mr Kleen » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:32 pm

Thanks for calling, it's been crazy here at the office today.
I guess I'll head to Ft Myer at 9:00 on Sunday. :D

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by HappyIdiot » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:44 pm

Sounds good!

Jason, I can't remember, do you have a CAC? If not, did you want to meet somewhere?
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Mr Kleen » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:15 am

I plan on being at the hobby shop NO LATER than 09:30. I'm setting an alarm and everything. :lol:

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by ElZorro » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:34 pm

No, I don't have one. There is a 7-11 not too far from the west gate Whatcha think? 9:15?
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by HappyIdiot » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:55 pm

ElZorro wrote:No, I don't have one. There is a 7-11 not too far from the west gate Whatcha think? 9:15?
Sounds good! I'll see you at 9:15.
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Mr Kleen » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:55 pm

:nana:

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Mr Kleen » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:38 pm

well, they're on... and the rears are especially noisy. going to have to do some research, I think I may be missing a piece between the spring and the top-hat that came with the kit. :|

but they're on, thanks to Jason and Adam. :nana:

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by HappyIdiot » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:14 pm

:( Bummer. How's the ride though? I'm free again next Sunday :lol:
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Mr Kleen » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:47 pm

the ride is better, if I plug my ears :lol:
I don't have a free weekend for a few months. going to call PTuning and have them look at it when I get an alignment.

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by HappyIdiot » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:13 pm

On the other hand, we can upgrade your factory sound so you wont hear them :twisted:
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by complacent » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:36 am

Mr Kleen wrote:well, they're on... and the rears are especially noisy. going to have to do some research, I think I may be missing a piece between the spring and the top-hat that came with the kit. :|

but they're on, thanks to Jason and Adam. :nana:

damn, that's not cool. what piece do you think you're missing? if there's a washer missing, you could run into problems where the tophat meets the strut shaft.
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Sabre » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:46 am

Congrats on the install! What kind of noise are you getting in the rear? Is it NVH or more of a clunking type noise? How do they feel in the corners?!?!
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by goob_os101 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:52 am

complacent wrote:
Mr Kleen wrote:well, they're on... and the rears are especially noisy. going to have to do some research, I think I may be missing a piece between the spring and the top-hat that came with the kit. :|

but they're on, thanks to Jason and Adam. :nana:

damn, that's not cool. what piece do you think you're missing? if there's a washer missing, you could run into problems where the tophat meets the strut shaft.

Thats what I am missing and it sound like a chicken is stuffed in my rear driver side strut!

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:54 pm

Rubber strip between the rear springs and the tophat.

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by complacent » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:21 pm

Mr Kleen wrote:Rubber strip between the rear springs and the tophat.
doh! is that what's missing? ugh!
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:45 pm

Yeah. If the stocks needed to be modified and reused, it was beyond me. Researching now...

edit: so it appears that all 2004 Imprezas need either spacers or 2003 rear top hats. I was led to believe that only the 2004 waggons needed this.
guess I didn't do a thorough job with my homework on this one. :oops:

edit 2: but why did the kit come with rear top hats but no rubber for the spring to seat in? do I need just a portion of a 2003 top hat?

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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by ElZorro » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:39 pm

Thats a PITA... they gave you a complete replacement tophat, it should have been right.
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by schvin » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:07 am

ooof. that is a pisser.
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by HappyIdiot » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:20 am

Mr Kleen wrote: edit: so it appears that all 2004 Imprezas need either spacers or 2003 rear top hats. I was led to believe that only the 2004 waggons needed this.
guess I didn't do a thorough job with my homework on this one. :oops:

edit 2: but why did the kit come with rear top hats but no rubber for the spring to seat in? do I need just a portion of a 2003 top hat?
It wouldn't make sense to include a top hat that didn't work, unless it was a 02-03 top hat, which it wasn't. That was a strange looking top hat too. You could reuse your stock rear 04 tops hats since it has the rubber.

Here are the spacers I used for the rear, Scooby 921 Spacers
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by complacent » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:22 am

Mr Kleen wrote:Yeah. If the stocks needed to be modified and reused, it was beyond me. Researching now...

edit: so it appears that all 2004 Imprezas need either spacers or 2003 rear top hats. I was led to believe that only the 2004 waggons needed this.
guess I didn't do a thorough job with my homework on this one. :oops:

edit 2: but why did the kit come with rear top hats but no rubber for the spring to seat in? do I need just a portion of a 2003 top hat?
Wow, I remember this! I was originally going to go with a D-spec set in my 04 wrx.. but i decided against it because of the rear top-hat thing.

damn. at least the rears are pretty easy to take apart? :? do you have a spring compressor?
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Re: Tokico D-Spec on deck

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:54 pm

The top of the ne spring is a much larger diameter so no part of the stock top hats would work. Not sure how that spacer would remedy this situation. I wish I wasn't in class so I could make phonecalls and do more research.

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