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Old 02-19-14, 05:56 AM   #91
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - looking for seat recommendations

So I'm selling my JDM V7 seats and looking for recommendations on a good bucket seat.

started a poll here: https://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-inter...requested.html
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Old 02-25-14, 04:38 PM   #92
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - flat bottom bumper! (with pics)

I finally got around to making the flat bottom to my bumper! I just cut some sheets of ABS plastic to fit the underside of my front lip and fastened underneath the car. I'm pretty excited about it

Tracing it out:


Cutting it out:


Cutting out area for Beatrush Undertray:


Installed!

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Old 02-27-14, 11:26 AM   #93
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - flat bottom bumper! (with pics)

Well, with any luck, I will be selling my V7 seats tomorrow and then spending the funds on a used Sparco Evo2 bucket
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Old 03-04-14, 06:17 AM   #94
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - flat bottom bumper! (with pics)

JDM V7 seats are sold, and a used Sparco Evo 2 drivers seat is on its way
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Old 03-04-14, 07:42 AM   #95
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - flat bottom bumper! (with pics)

Love the bumper idea. I tried the same thing with colorplast but it explodes the second it gets cold outside lol. I never thought of using ABS. Can its corners be heated and flexed into the correct shape?
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Old 03-04-14, 07:45 AM   #96
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Love the bumper idea. I tried the same thing with colorplast but it explodes the second it gets cold outside lol. I never thought of using ABS. Can its corners be heated and flexed into the correct shape?

Yea, i heated some of the ABS I'm using in the bumper "mouth" area and it worked perfectly. I was able to form it and let it cool just like i wanted
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Old 03-10-14, 05:54 AM   #97
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Well, just dropped the suby off at the body shop this morning. Tomorrow I should have a new door, and be dent free

And I get to pickup my sparco seat today too!
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Old 03-20-14, 05:51 AM   #98
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update: door is fixed (has been for about a week actually) and good as new.

i have the sparco seat, and the seat base is finally shipping today. I ordered a "Planted" base and they are made to order, so it took some extra time. Shipping estimate says I should have it on tuesday

Then heading up to VIR next friday for some charity laps! Super cheap fun on track
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Old 03-24-14, 06:05 PM   #99
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Painted Headlights (Pictures) 3-24/14

So I decided to paint my headlight housings this weekend. Been wanting to for a while so I finally took the plunge. Took some time, but all in all, not too bad. I'm quite pleased with the result


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Old 04-07-14, 05:29 AM   #100
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Sparco EVO 2 Installed - 4/4/14

So I finally got my Sparco EVO 2 installed. I bought it used and it came with a set of side mounts, so I figured that was something I wounldnt need to buy (wrong).

I ordered the Planted Technology seat base and sparco slider thinking I could just bolt all that up (wrong).

The side mounts that came with my seat must be for a smaller seat or something, because the bottom mount holes were wider/farther apart than the widest holes on the Planted seat base. Not to mention the slider is skinny and sits completely inboard of the side mounts. I called OG Racing, and the person I talked to said this was a common problem with sliders, as race cars don't typically use them. I couldve bought different side mounts that may or may not have fixed the problem... Instead I had the local subie shop fab up a bracket out of plate steel to go between the slider and side mounts (just piece of flat metal with holes drilled to bolt to each).

So I finally get it all bolted up together and ready to put in the car, thinking it should fit no problem (wrong). The shoulders on the Sparco EVO 2 are ENORMOUS! They definitely hit the B-pillar. After sliding the seat (on the base) towards the outside of the car so that it didnt hit the center console, and sliding the seat way forward, I managed to get it to actually bolt to the car. Now with the seat pushed back as far as it can go (shoulder is resting on the B-pillar) it is finally bolted in place. Luckily I'm only 5'8" so this just happens to be where I would put the seat anyway.

So, the seat is in the car, where I want it, but I can't move it, and the left shoulder rests on the B-Pillar (when I sit in it). When I'm out of the seat, there's actually about an 1-16"-1/8" gap between the B-pillar and the seat shoulder. Mostly I'm concerned about the fabric wearing, and someone at a shop or something trying to push the seat back more if they need to drive it.

So I might be trying to swap the seat for something like a Recaro Pole position later... we'll see.

The good news, is that the seat is really comfortable...
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