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Old 02/18/2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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Well, I drive a Honda now, but if you guys ever need any help with a Subie or need parts for one (Aftermarket stuff) let me know. I come from a Subaru backround. In fact I have had 4 of them. We still have a 2010 Forester XT (Wife's car) but here are a few pics of what we had:

2008 Subaru STi




2008 WRX


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Old 02/18/2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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do you currently have any subies?


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Old 02/18/2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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Yeah the Forester is my Wife's daily driver. We still have that.

It has:
BC Racing Coilovers (modded from an STi)
22mm Front Sway Bar
22mm Rear Sway Bar
SPT (WRX Sedan) exhaust
TurboXS Duel Vent BOV
Cobb Accessport
Tint
18in Wheels and tires
Soon Downpipe and tune.

It should run mid to low 13's when I am done with it. Scary little SUV. I have to take new pics of it clean, but she is about 1in lower than in the pics above and can go 2in lower yet. Those above pics where taken with modded WRX springs.

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Old 02/18/2011, 01:07 PM   #4
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I have had a bunch of cars however. If you see my new member post you can see pics. But I have been doing this for 11 years now. Here is a rundown of the cars I or my wife owned and had mods:

Mine:
2001 Pontiac Sunfire (Turboed / engine swap Mid 13 second car, would have done faster if I finished the project. Built a 800hp ecotec engine for it.... sold engine, car that it in now runs 8's)
1991 Eagle Talon TSi (race car, ran 12's)
1996 Ford Mustang GT (Every bolt on you can get, nitrous, lowered Mid 12 second car)
1997 Jeep Wrangler (Lifted, rock crawler)
1997 Chevy S-10 (Dumped mini truck)
2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX (Loaded, Honda body accessories, lowered, tint, wheels)
2007 WRX TR- (Race car basically, modded to look like STi and faster High 12 second car)
2008 Subaru STi (RACE CAR! Caged, front mount, lots of suspension, racing seats, etc high 11 second car)

Wife's:
1996 Cavalier (lowered, tint, stereo)
1997 Cavalier Z24 (lots of mods, stereo, suspension, wheels, etc)
2006 Cobalt SS (lowered, stage 2, etc)
2008 WRX (Suspension, exhaust, tune, etc)
2010 Forester XT (Same as WRX)

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Old 02/18/2011, 02:34 PM   #5
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nice! i really like the black one. im thinking about trading my s2k for one of those...


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Old 02/18/2011, 08:24 PM   #6
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Yeah I loved that car. It was tons of fun. But I had that and was using either the Green truck, or a Chevy Aveo (yeah, I had one of those too) as a daily. So I never drove it, and one day got rid of the Aveo and the WRX for the STi. Loved it too. But I was done, wanted something with good fuel economy, so that is why I went CRZ.

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Old 02/19/2011, 08:54 PM   #7
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Hey Alex its Loi. Thanks for the hook up on the wheels. Hope you get into another subie soon.


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Old 02/19/2011, 11:35 PM   #8
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Yeah Loi, I don't know about that. I may pick something up some time, but it will be used and strictly for racing.

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Old 02/22/2011, 12:46 PM   #9
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Well nice to meet you Alex.

Loi and Alex, I got a valve cover gasket leak. how hard or how much is it to replace? I was thinking of taking it to Wrenches but if it will save me money to fix it outside of a shop, I would. (with the supervision of someone very knowledgable at subies of course)

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Old 02/22/2011, 04:20 PM   #10
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They are not too bad to change, but there is just limited room to work in. You obviously start out by removing the coil packs and spark plugs. So remove the air box and battery to give yourself extra room to work. Than you just start removing the bolts around the valve cover, it takes a bit of talent, there really is not much room. Pull off old cover gasket, clean everything down really well with a solvent. Install the new gasket, I use a bit of black RTV or Honda Bond to make sure the gasket does not slip off the cover when I reinstall it. (Also never hurts to prevent leaks) than just slap the cover back on, torque to spec (you will need to look it up, I forgot it) and reinstall everything the way you took it off.

ALSO! Do an oil change at the same time. Removing the covers may contaminate your oil, you are far better off changing the oil while you do this. In fact, you may want to empty the oil before you start the process, just to get any extra oil in the motor out before you leak it all over your floor.

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Old 02/22/2011, 04:21 PM   #11
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Chans- Its not too bad but you have 2 valve covers one on each side. Pretty much remove the windshield washer reservoir and intake and work those asian hands in the small places.

If your lazy you can take it to B&T Auto. They've done work for me in the past and are very knowledgeable.


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Old 02/22/2011, 04:28 PM   #12
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Yeah I forgot on the older ones they had the washer fluid tank on the side. The 06+ has it down front so it is not in the way.

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Old 03/21/2011, 02:23 AM   #13
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as for the cost i think i payed somewhere in the 30-40 dollar range for a complete gasket kit for my rs. you don't necessarily need to fill your oil after, as long as you give the engine enough cooldown time so the oil can settle in the bottom of the engine before you do the job. torque specs for each bolt is 3.6ft/lbs

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Old 03/24/2011, 04:36 PM   #14
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btw i'm steve, i saw your sti at the iowa city jdmcity meet last year. i had the clean ass silver rs. i'm actually trying to get into another rs and do an rs-t build if you know anybody who is sellin'.

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Old 06/06/2011, 11:04 PM   #15
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Hi, i recently got a 1999 RS and the guy that sold me it said that cyl three was misfireing, and also a bunch of white smoke is also coming out the exhaust. Any idea what it could be?

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Old 06/09/2011, 10:22 AM   #16
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Thick white smoke from the exhaust is a sign of bad headgaskets. Is your temperature gauge on the high side? Also check your oil to see if there is any metal flakes or milky oil.

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Hi, i recently got a 1999 RS and the guy that sold me it said that cyl three was misfireing, and also a bunch of white smoke is also coming out the exhaust. Any idea what it could be?
coolant leaking into cylinder 3?


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Old 06/14/2011, 01:43 PM   #18
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Do You know what ecu I can run on a jdm 1998 subaru impreza wrx sti engine?

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Old 06/14/2011, 04:56 PM   #19
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Do You know what ecu I can run on a jdm 1998 subaru impreza wrx sti engine?
You will need the jdm 3 plug ecu. I believe for the 98 wrx sti you will need the EJ20K IS Unisia Jecs ecu.

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Old 06/19/2011, 07:34 PM   #20
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is it possible to run the 2.5rs ecu on the 98 jdm sti engine because im not finding no jdm ecu and I have a rs with all stock parts.

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Old 06/19/2011, 11:35 PM   #21
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will this one work?

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Old 06/19/2011, 11:55 PM   #22
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im not sure if it is 1s or Is ecu

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Old 07/26/2011, 08:32 PM   #23
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I would be very interested in picking up more mods for my 97' Legacy L wagon, which already has the EJ25 swapped in, which has some internal work done, with aftermarket intake, coilpack and wiring, STi exhaust, clutch and flywheel already. I was mostly looking for headers, as well as suspension and swaybars, etc. If you have anything, or can point me in the right direction; any help would be most appreciated.

And bmxmiguel, if you have the EJ25 motor in that RS, you definitely would want to start at the headgaskets. I hear that motor had notoriously weak ones. I got lucky, mine had been upgraded before I bought it.

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I have a dual port unequal length header, cusco 4 way coilovers, and a wrx 20mm rear sway bar if your interested.

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I have a dual port unequal length header, cusco 4 way coilovers, and a wrx 20mm rear sway bar if your interested.
will it fit mine homie? the header that is.


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