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Old 05-24-2014, 08:16 AM   #161
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The resale value was already pretty depressing, especially considering I've got rust in the rear fenders.

I'm feeling a little better after sleeping on it. My intention when I bought this car new was to keep it as a stock daily driver for as long as possible, so I'd know how it was taken care of from day one. If it ends up as a salvage title, it'll still make a really fun beater for a few more years. Anyway, I won't know anything until at least Tuesday, when my insurance agent's office opens.

Lots of reading to get started on.

I can use my Miata as a daily for a while, but I'm little hesitant to cart my daughter around in it on a regular basis after this.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:05 PM   #162
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You have to wait till tuesday? What shitty insurance do you have? Geico could have an adjuster out there today.
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Safeco insurance because they cover my house as well. It was cheaper than Progressive, so I switched.

I've got a claim number and all that, but yeah... a couple days before it gets looked at. And as it turns out, I get a rental car in the mean time.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:15 AM   #164
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I have a Subaru problem.

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I feel you. (not all subarus on my property pictured)

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You've got quite the collection too haha. Not all the subarus in the picture are mine, just the imprezas. The forester and the legacy are my parents.
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I'm on my 6th and loving it
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My clutch pedal was clicking. I searched Subaru forums and almost died. Went under dash put some grease on joints, no more clicking. Guess I didn't need my firewall rewelded...
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It's getting more serious. 05 outback xt. Still have research to do but it seems the older eg33 is more of a drop in and shares more internal components with the eg255 than the ez30. Being my daily especially in the winter and my second boy coming this sept, the swap would have to be as simple for me as possible, that generally means no vvt.
If you're thinking of an H6 swap and want more of a "drop in" the ez30d from a 2002 is your best bet. I did that swap into the green OBS in my pictures and it was my DD for about three years. Such a fun car. The throttle response and low end torque can't compare to any turbo EJ engine.

The EG33 is an awesome motor too, and can take quite a bit of boost (same rods and pistons as the ej22t) but you'll have to do some modifications to your radiator support to make it fit (the ez engines are a drop in with slim radiator fans). But if you have an XT, just throw an STI turbo, intercooler, and injectors on it and you're good to go.

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My clutch pedal was clicking. I searched Subaru forums and almost died. Went under dash put some grease on joints, no more clicking. Guess I didn't need my firewall rewelded...
are you saying that the firewall issue is not an issue?
cause if so, I got some bad news for you dawg.
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are you saying that the firewall issue is not an issue?
cause if so, I got some bad news for you dawg.
well that wasn't my issue.

i could have used replacing the throw out bearing, or replacing the master, or replacing the entire pedal assembly, or replacing the switches, as an example of a
"fix" which most people stated didn't work.

meanwhile, i just actually got under the dash, pinpointed the source of the click, determined it was the linkage at a certain joint, applied brake caliper grease, and now it's smooth and doesn't click.

i will continue to gamble with my spot welds...
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reason I say it is cause 08-10 GR/GV is the most commonly affected by that issue.
in fact just had this happen to a local guy a couple months back
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If you're thinking of an H6 swap and want more of a "drop in" the ez30d from a 2002 is your best bet. I did that swap into the green OBS in my pictures and it was my DD for about three years. Such a fun car. The throttle response and low end torque can't compare to any turbo EJ engine.

The EG33 is an awesome motor too, and can take quite a bit of boost (same rods and pistons as the ej22t) but you'll have to do some modifications to your radiator support to make it fit (the ez engines are a drop in with slim radiator fans). But if you have an XT, just throw an STI turbo, intercooler, and injectors on it and you're good to go.


More details on this? What ECU is controlling it, and what modifications were required to do so? You don't have to cut your rad support for this swap it looks like, that is a HUGE plus. Also, what about a/c - would it be easy enough to keep?

I don't see swapping my forester again anytime soon (as of now its running an 07 2.5i motor, and it's great), but that might be my dream subie setup.. a foz with a mild lift and this swap would be amazing.
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Epic double post fail, sorry guyths :P
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Also, looks like this is the place to ***** out my forester. I just did a full cleaning of it for the first time, and she really cleans up pretty nicely Total invested is around ~$1400 if you include everything. Chassis was $700 with a blown motor, 07 2.5i motor ($300) HG job, oem gaskets/pulleys/gates timing belt/waterpump, radiator cap, ebay UEL, HID lights (amazing value), cheapo horns(work awesomely), skid plate (diy), and I think that is about it. It's a clean title with ~145k on the clock, I've put near 5k on it myself without a single drop of oil/coolant missing. It's probably worth near 4-5k now






Windshield is definitely next on the list, and I'm thinking a WRX rear sway to combat some of the body roll, some grabber at-2 tires, probably keeping the oem alloys because they are light and look nice imo, and finally i really want to move up to the SG (newer generation) suspension which will raise the car 1/2" AND give it a stiffer ride while allowing bigger tires to be fitted.
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reason I say it is cause 08-10 GR/GV is the most commonly affected by that issue.
in fact just had this happen to a local guy a couple months back
gotcha. it was obviously a linkage clicking. i was going to take a video, but got lazy and busy packing for my CA trip.
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That much mud/dirt would make 18psi's head explode.
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much liek this?

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Well... this is fun. I will add to this Subie fun.

Here is my 2009 WRX, that I sold to pick up my 91' Miata and 05' LGT Limited.

Engine:
Manley Pistons 99.75
Manley Turbo Tuff I Beams
ACL Race Bearings, Main and Connecting Rods
ARP Head Gasket Studs
GrimmSpeed Lightened Pulley
Air pump Delete
TGV Delete
NF Built
E85 Tune @ 24PSI

Extras:
Winter Tires – 16 x 6.5 Steelies with General Altimax Tires (205/55 R16)
- Subaru OEM Lug nuts
- No TPMS
Summer Tires – Gold Rota Grids 18 x 9.5 with Dunlop Star Specs (235/40 R18)
- McGard Spline Drive Lugs & McGard Locking Lugs
- No TPMS
Subaru OEM Snowboard Rack with Inno Fairing
1.5 cases of Rotella T6 Oil
Weather Tech Mats, Front and Rear
Valentine V1 Radar Detector Hardwired
Random Subaru Gaskets, Bolts and Hardware I have collect over the years
OEM Fuel Filter (new)

Exhaust:
Turbo XS Steathback Downpipe
Invidia Q300 Quad Tip Exhaust
GrimmSpeed Exhaust Gaskets

Intake, Induction and Cooling:
IPR TMIC (Top Mount Intercooler)
Perrin Turbo Inlet
K&N Drop In Air Filter
Forge By-Pass Valve
GrimmSpeed Electronic Boost Control Solenoid

Transmission:
Exedy Stage 2 Clutch (put in @ 61K)
COBB Dual Adjustable Short Shifter
Kartboy 5MT Front Stay Bushings
Kartboy Rear Stay Bushings
TiC (Turn In Concepts) 06+ 5MT Linkage Bushings
TiC Wide Pivot Bushings
Anarchy Motive Shift **** – Custom Powder Coating

Fuel:
Walbro Fuel Pump
930cc NF Modified Injectors

Brakes:
GrimmSpeed Master Cylinder Brace
StopTech Street Bakes Pads

Suspension:
Whiteline Adjustable Sways 24mm Front
Whiteline Adjustable Sways 22mm Rear w/ Endlink Brace
RalliTek HD Endlinks Front and Rear

Exterior:
GrimmSpeed Tow Hook License Plate
DDM Tuning HID Low Beams 35w 5K
DDM Tuning HID Fog Lights 35w 3.5K
Fog Lights added after purchase. I bypassed the Subaru OEM setup. Which now allows the driver to manually run the fogs via an illuminated switch and they will stay on when the high beams are turned on. The OEM setup turns the fogs off when the high beams are switched on.

Interior:
SMY Cluster
ProSport EVO Boost Gauge
AEM UEGO Wideband
Clarion Cx501 2-DIN CD/Bluetooth/USB Receiver
Valentine V1 Radar Detector











Tracking in winter mode




Tracking in summer mode





Although this car was a ton of fun... I am stoked that I made the move I did. The Miata is going to be a much better car in the log run. I got sick of dumping money into a car that sees winters in MN. Rust happens, no matter how many times I use my unlimited car wash pass. So picking up a turbo DD and miata + turbo build happened.


My 2005 LGT Limited

Has some mods but trying to keep it as is. Off the top of my head...

HTA68
FMIC
Spec B Suspension
GrimmSpeed EBCS (added so we could tune)
SS Brake Lines
StopTech Streets (added after i picked up, brakes were in bad shape, slider pins seized, bleeders stripped... will rebuild the calipers later this summer)
COBB Dual Adjustable SS
Anarchy Motive Shift **** - pulled from my WRX
Kartboy Shifter Bushings kit
HIDs lows / fogs
Unknown DP and Catback
GS Up-pipe
COBB AP V2 - was running a crap OTS map, we tuned it within 4 hours of ownership.
Cear headlights (crap job, need to bake and clean)
Red Tails??? IDK what is different because I am new to the LGT game but he did something to the tails.

PO is dropping off (sometime in July) - SS clutch lines, TurboSmart BPV and a few other things.

PO also sucked at keeping cars in good shape. Being a forum mod and long standing member of our local subie club I figured he would be a good car guy. Got the car with no "known" issues. Took that in good faith, lesson learned About 40+ hours into the car with less than 2k on the OD. Lots of TLC is still needed but I want to bust *** through it and get the LGT back to life so I can focus on my true project car.

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