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Old 01-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #641
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2.5RS? do want.
yep, 06 wrx seats F/R, RS goldies with nice summer tires, the RS coupe wing, and a handful of bolt ons. It's in great shape, and was well cared for. Gonna be a fun project.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #642
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Sweet man!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:57 PM   #643
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2.5RS is the best looking one. Make it nice.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:10 PM   #644
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Possible EJ257 in the future?

I wish they were easy to find in the midwest.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:13 PM   #645
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Yeah new england is the place to be for Subaru parts.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:11 AM   #646
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2.5RS is the best looking one. Make it nice.
I have a few things planned for it, but nothing ridiculous. It's going to be a daily driver. I have to keep telling myself that...haha

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Possible EJ257 in the future?

I wish they were easy to find in the midwest.
We'll see, I have a few options I'm considering.

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Yeah new england is the place to be for Subaru parts.
It's the place to be for rusty subarus and subaru parts! Luckily this one had the rear quarter rust issues taken care of.

I signed up to do a snow-x on the 22nd with it, can't frigging wait.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:58 PM   #647
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Yanked all the rear control arms and the rear sway bar in preparation for sandblasting, powdercoating, and then energy suspension bushings and zerk fittings.



Gonna try and tackle the front tomorrow night.
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... then energy suspension bushings and zerk fittings.
Great choice. I never knew how much preload was in the un-greased stock rubber bushings. You should feel a noticeable 'freeness' in suspension travel when finished.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:40 PM   #649
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Great choice. I never knew how much preload was in the un-greased stock rubber bushings. You should feel a noticeable 'freeness' in suspension travel when finished.
Yeah, I figure it's one of those things I might as well do now since it's all apart.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:08 AM   #650
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Update, but no pics.

Yanked the front control arms, as well as the rear subframe. Heading over to a buddies house tomorrow morning to press out the old bushings, then dropping everything off to get sandblasted. I depowered the rack the FM way tonight as well.
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I depowered the rack...
Winning.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:13 PM   #652
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Winning.
I'm curious to see how it feels over the looped lines.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:15 PM   #653
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Couple pics of the front subframe removal. I'm using the engine hoist to hold the engine in place so I don't have to disconnect anything.



It looks very hovercraft-ish without any subframes or control arms.





If all goes as planned I should be picking everything up from sandblasting tomorrow and then off to powder coating it all goes!
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:28 PM   #655
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Got everything back from blasting on friday, I will be dropping it all off with the powder coater tomorrow
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:10 PM   #656
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Powder coating is finished . Picking everything up in an hour.
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Pictures!







The Powdercoater used an industrial grade oil/fuel resistant, chip resistant powder- Nothing but the best stuff here

The color is pretty much spot on with my engine bay as well (the fluorescent lighting in the garage is making the color look a bit off)



New parts!


-SuperNow FC tie rod ends
-iConcept Tie rods
-black ES poly bushings
-black ES poly ball joint boots
-949 Racing endlinks
-Racing Beat Sway bar brace
-all new OEM eccentric bolts

Once I was done admiring all the new stuff, I got to work. Bolted down the steering rack, bolted up the tie rods and tie rod ends, and put the subframe and front swaybar/RB brace back on the car



That's it for tonight.
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So whatcha gonna do about the UCA ball joints? Re-use the originals? I broke down and bought the V8roadsters BJs. If I had the time, I should have PC'd too - I painted mine, but these look great!
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Is that a light blue, or a gray? It looks blue in some pictures and gray in others. Either way, it looks nice!
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So whatcha gonna do about the UCA ball joints? Re-use the originals? I broke down and bought the V8roadsters BJs. If I had the time, I should have PC'd too - I painted mine, but these look great!
I'm going to repack and reuse the existing ones with new boots, as they are in excellent shape.

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Is that a light blue, or a gray? It looks blue in some pictures and gray in others. Either way, it looks nice!
My garage lighting and the camera flash was making them look all different shades of gray, but it's pretty much the exact same color as the engine bay- couldn't have asked for a better color match if I tried.

Thanks for the compliments gents
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