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"The L"

Post by Sabre » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:29 pm

So this is going to start out slow, but be added to in the future. I bought a 1995 Impreza L (1.8L) to build out a race car with after a few track days. The main reason behind this is to have a cage around me while going at stupid speeds. While I'm building up the parts to do the swap, I'm Rally Crossing it in the Stock AllWheelDrive (SA) class in the WDRC SCCA chapter.

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Front & rear strut tower braces
K&N Filter
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KYB OEM Struts (G2's)


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2011-06-11/12 - Summit Point - Rally X (SA) - RallyX Main and Gravel courses.
2012-03-18 - Summit Point - Rally X (SA) - RallyX on Main course. Placed 2nd.
2012-04-28/29 - Summit Point - Rally X (SA) - RallyX school on Main and Gravel. RallyX on Barn course. Placed 4th.
2012-06-09 - Summit Point - Rally X (SA) - RallyX on Barn and Gravel courses. Placed 3rd.
2012-06-10 - Summit Point - Rally X (SA) - RallyX on Main course. Placed 3rd.
Placed 3rd for 1st 2012 RallyX season in SA
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Re: "The L"

Post by Sabre » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:30 pm

I seafoamed the engine just before the track day (and just before I changed the oil). Seemed to help a lot.

After the RallyX, I literally had to clean the mud out of the K&N. One side was muddy, the other clean as a whistle. Very happy to see it stopped all that crap from going into the engine!
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Re: "The L"

Post by ElZorro » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:21 pm

This is gonna be fun. :)
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Re: "The L"

Post by Sabre » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:18 pm

Oh, indeed it will be :)
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Re: "The L"

Post by sirwilliam » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:28 am

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Re: "The L"

Post by zaxrex » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:34 am

I brought the calipers from Brembo, and the rear BBK upgrade set. let me know if you want to meet me at our new office after work and take a look.
Left the hood at home though.
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Re: "The L"

Post by PGT » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:55 am

the previous owner of this car had a set of DMS coilovers in the garage....might be worth asking if he still has them. They need a rebuild but you could get them done to "gravel" specs and then smash over 12" curbs at speed :nana:
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Post by sirwilliam » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:14 pm

PGT wrote:...and then smash over 12" curbs at speed :nana:
:shock:

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Re: "The L"

Post by Sabre » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:20 pm

Pictures coming... after the door gets fixed that the damn safety/emissions inspector dented :evil:
zaxrex wrote:I brought the calipers from Brembo, and the rear BBK upgrade set. let me know if you want to meet me at our new office after work and take a look.
Left the hood at home though.
Not even a question that I will take them off of you for the agree'ed price! I think I sent you an e-mail about it... I could be wrong :/ In any case, know that they are sold :)
PGT wrote:the previous owner of this car had a set of DMS coilovers in the garage....might be worth asking if he still has them. They need a rebuild but you could get them done to "gravel" specs and then smash over 12" curbs at speed :nana:
I think that Dre sold them, but I could be wrong. I was going to put my TiC SST's on the L (TiC will revalve them for the new weight). I might be re-evaluating this though.
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Re: "The L"

Post by PGT » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:24 pm

no...he didn't. he might have thrown them away when he moved (but I highly doubt that based on being in his garage on saturday and seeing all the junk :lol: ). think he still has some 5x100 wheels in there from his long-gone LGT wagon.
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Re: "The L"

Post by zaxrex » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:46 pm

PGT wrote:the previous owner of this car had a set of DMS coilovers in the garage....might be worth asking if he still has them. They need a rebuild but you could get them done to "gravel" specs and then smash over 12" curbs at speed :nana:
Not with the stock axles in front, he wont. The CV boots would be popping weekly and the joints not long after that.
But with that much power, maybe he is going to get custom axles?
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Re: "The L"

Post by Sabre » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:17 pm

Depending on the trans that goes in to it, I might be needing OEM or custom axles.
WRX 5 SPD = OEM
STI 6 SPD = custom
From what I gather.
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Re: "The L"

Post by zaxrex » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:33 pm

If you wanted to take a look at the BBK kit, that is an option as well.
If you are going rock hopping, that increased angle on the axles for the suspension travel would call for custom ones to handle the extra off-axis torque.
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Post by PGT » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:23 pm

Dre happened to pop his head in the office today...he still has the DMS but they're for a GD chassis, not GC. Not sure why he got them....think the original owner said they were GC
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Post by PGT » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:34 pm

also...are you taking a slow approach to this build (i.e. over years) or planning to do big things soon? Our friend over in Germany just bought a '12 GT-R and is considering an offer to buy his '04 STI. If he sells it, that will leave him with a spare '06 STI transmission and brand new Cosworth crate motor that are stored in his house in Haymarket (that he would sell).

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Post by complacent » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:13 pm

holy shiny motor batman!

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Re: "The L"

Post by PGT » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:16 pm

no joke. I think it doesn't have the Magnus or Tilton on it as pictured but it was still sweet! Rated for 700hp or something...basically, all the internals you can do and still be 2.5L
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Re: "The L"

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:27 am

DOOOO EEEET!

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Re: "The L"

Post by Sabre » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:35 am

That motor is AWESOME... but I also know that he spent 5 figures for it :shock: No way in hell I can spend 5 figures.

Sadly, I was looking for an 07 tranny because the gearing is better :(

That is a damn pretty motor though... is it still "in the wall"?
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Post by PGT » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:23 pm

Yep. He planned to have PPG gears installed so he didn't care about the year.
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Re: "The L"

Post by supasixfo » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:20 pm

sabre, this thread needs updating, and pics. also results of the "L" throwing down the pwn at recent rallyX events.

Let me start off by showcasing the power of the "L" at the test and tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boyiP3-Y ... ure=relmfu[/video]

Ph34R th3 L!
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Re: "The L"

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue May 01, 2012 8:24 am

:drive: :nana:

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Post by Sabre » Tue May 01, 2012 5:27 pm

lol, thanks Alvin ;)

So, placed 2nd and 4th in my class at the last two events. Cones killed me at this last one, so the focus next time will be on not touching cones!

Here is what it looks like after a weekend of fun:
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I'll throw up more pictures and video's later on tonight :)
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Re: "The L"

Post by supasixfo » Tue May 01, 2012 7:15 pm

Sabre wrote:Cones killed me at this last one, so the focus next time will be on not touching cones!
Cones are for mere mortals. Allow me to introduce "Cone-killa" Cup rules. Every cone hit takes 2 seconds off your time, just like in real rally.

Also, i present the L. it drifts so hard, tires can't even keep on.
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Re: "The L"

Post by Sabre » Tue May 01, 2012 7:34 pm

LOL, that was pretty damn funny.

Background: Turns out I had a nail in that tire and that dropped the pressure low enough that I debeaded. Nice thing about being at a race track is that there are services available. Took it over to Phils tire service on Summit Main and was back on the road in 20 minutes.
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