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Old 01-22-2015, 01:00 PM   #761
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Isnt the aero the only way to get a WRX with leather without breaking into the new body style? Japanese leather sucks anyways, it might as well just be vinyl for how much plastic "protectant" they put over it. And the cloth wrx seats are really nice anyways.

I'll have to sit in a few and make a call. The white section of the two tone seats apparently gets real dirty when they're cloth. The leather ones usually come with heated seats. Such upgrade from '91 miata.


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IMO the 253 is not any more reliable, from what I've seen.

In fact, I know plenty of 205's well into the 150k range, some even close to 200 still kickin.

Also the gas savings won't be that drastic, since subaru's are not gas efficient cars. (at least the older ones).

Thanks for the input, I was hoping you'd share your experience since you've seen a few subie motors. Is there a lack of torque down low on the 2.0t because lag?


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I'd get the turbo. Because.....well.......
I know them feels!
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...the EJ205 with turbz. The latter seems to have bearing issues with a not insignificant frequency.
Yeah, wtf is up with this? It seems like everyone has a complete EJ205 with a "spun bearing" sitting in their garage. I tend to think its user error (the subaru crowd seems to be particularly good at this) but I felt I had to ask anyway.

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Is there a lack of torque down low on the 2.0t because lag?
IME, no. Its the shitty factory tune. I drove 5~6 EJ205 WRXs before I bought mine, and mine feels WAY better than any other 2.0 I drove, but then mine was tooned by 18. Plenty torquey for a silly wagon DD IMO.
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the trick we normally use for getting the front axles out is unbolting the lca's from hub to free them up and pull axles out on the inside, leaving them bolted down to hubs and leaving all alighment stuff untouched.

but we use a lift. and we use a forklift to lower the trans, instead of a gay trans lift.

I'll be working with y8s so expect a 10hr ordeal.

I have the T70 drain plug bit.

as far as the axles, is this the same process:


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seems like he pulled off way more than he really needed.
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I'll be working with y8s so expect a 10hr ordeal.

I have the T70 drain plug bit.

as far as the axles, is this the same process:

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1:50-2:30

seems like he pulled off way more than he really needed.
I did this 3 days ago....

I pulled the front wheels, marked and then removed the 2 bolts that connect the strut to the upright, then leaned the uprights out as far as I could, pushed the axle into the transmission (to compress the cv joints) enough to get the spline out of the hub. Then pop the axle out of the trans and remove.

Wheel + 2 bolts for me, but it was tight, but I didn't want to mess with the ball joint at the bottom, but it's 1 bolt if needed on mine to remove the bottom part of the ball joint from the LCA.

Now gotta go put mine back in actually...
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Yeah, wtf is up with this? It seems like everyone has a complete EJ205 with a "spun bearing" sitting in their garage. I tend to think its user error
I know right? So do they burn oil or lose it slowly somehow? It did sound like people with issues weren't keeping track of the dipstick level and topping it off. BTW I read several users reporting that dipstick readings are never consistent on their cars. Like between back to back checks as well as inaccuracies after filling the engine. Is that a subaru boxer engine thing? Strange. I know how Brain feels but with less prior knowledge.


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...shitty factory tune... Valdituned = Plenty torquey for a silly wagon DD IMO.
Wow, the tune is that bad? Good to know it can be doctored and you enjoy le 205.
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He does refer to the 205 as "the 1.6 of the subaru world" so, you know, be aware
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I did this 3 days ago....

I pulled the front wheels, marked and then removed the 2 bolts that connect the strut to the upright, then leaned the uprights out as far as I could, pushed the axle into the transmission (to compress the cv joints) enough to get the spline out of the hub. Then pop the axle out of the trans and remove.

Wheel + 2 bolts for me, but it was tight, but I didn't want to mess with the ball joint at the bottom, but it's 1 bolt if needed on mine to remove the bottom part of the ball joint from the LCA.

Now gotta go put mine back in actually...

Thanks, pat.
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I never disconnect the strut from the upright
I never completely remove the axles either

You don't undo the ball joint from the bottom. you undo the top of it from the side, and slide LCA out from the upright
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He does refer to the 205 as "the 1.6 of the subaru world" so, you know, be aware
lol

as for the reliability question: I think 90% of the "failures" mentioned on forums are from idiot owners abusing their cars, not maintaining them, and then when they break, they cry about it and say they treated the car in the best way imaginable, period. Never raced, never abused, never neglected. Then you look on YT at all the idiots mudding them like 4x4's, racing them, molesting them in the most insane ways possible, and you start to wonder......

Too busy at work right now to type up my essay on this topic LOL
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He does refer to the 205 as "the 1.6 of the subaru world" so, you know, be aware
Of course it is. Down the rabbit hole. I should just prevent myself from all that, get castrated, and stick with 2.5 NA. So many possibilities it's impossibru.
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I never disconnect the strut from the upright
I never completely remove the axles either

You don't undo the ball joint from the bottom. you undo the top of it from the side, and slide LCA out from the upright
I'll have to look at the suspension and see what you're talking about.

this is exactly why I like guides :P

how are you getting away with not pulling the axles? just popping them out enough that they aren't interfering?
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Thanks for copying me

lol

Though mine are 17x9
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Ugh. Pulling the tranny sounds irritating as ****, especially if I have to unbolt the struts because on an Sti that means I get to do an alignment too. I'm pulling the engine when I do a clutch lol.
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dropping the trans actually looks very easy--Just have to go through the effort of the axles.

the access to the trans itself is better than any car i've ever seen.

I wouldn't want to pull a motor to do a clutch job unless i had other reasons, and i dont have those reasons. plus my garage clearance is low and i dont think i can pull a motor in there anyway.
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Thanks for copying me

lol

Though mine are 17x9
Hahaha.

I may also do a set of Forgestar F14s. I really want some Advan's, but I'm not paying $2500+ for a set of wheels.
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when you guys swap wheels, do you also put in the tire pressure monitors as well?
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I opened up the cluster and surgically covered up the stupid light on the inside.

Now I never have to do that junk again.

But normally yes, you either swap those or live with the light on.
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I drove my prelude last night and forgot how slow normal cars are.
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did you pop vtak like a beast tho?
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