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Old 12-31-15, 05:37 PM   #31
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This is at ~12.5-13" -1.6, oem lateral links, camber plates. Strut slots were probably outward but I'm not sure, so camber was probably all from the plates. This stuck out past the fender by probably 5-10mm...

I think you should play with some spacers first to test clearance cause you'll be sooooo tight
That's a good idea. Thanks.
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Old 01-01-16, 07:29 PM   #32
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Thanks, yes stock motor, clutch (although at 230,000km it is now worn out)

Yep, a lot of people were doing "demon eye" mods to the backside of the shield and my friend that did the retro for me had done a couple of his own cars this way using the dei gold heat tape and being reflective it works pretty well.

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Wow that's really cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Been a while but I have a short update. I started hearing some clutch noise, light tapping on engagement back at the end of summer and within the same day it got louder, was more difficult to downshift and noticed some odd slip on engagement but almost total engagement under load.
So last week I was able to get a hoist at Dynamotorsports for them to put in a new unit.

Found a broken spring carrier, and a second that was about to snap, a scored flywheel, but still some meat left ... Not bad for 230,000km








I replaced it with an Exedy Stage 1 with HD pressure plate and an Exedy light weight flywheel. Also added an ACT monoloc for added peace of mind.



Now on to break in. I have a few more planned upgrades in the next couple of months, just ran out of time to complete on this go 'round.
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Old 05-16-16, 10:17 PM   #34
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Plans for this summer are pretty small and simple.

- Getting some new headlight bulbs. Ordered some Philips X-Treme Ultinon d2s. These are 6200k but with 3300lumens at 35w. I'll be driving them at 50w so along with a substantial lumen increase it will also warm them up to the 5500k region. Hopefully they take the 50w as well as my X-treme Vision (3200lumens at 35w, 5000k)

- New seat. OEM drivers seat is painful to sit in for anyone and way too wide. It was livable until I got a Fiesta ST for a daily... those seats are too perfect for me and ruined the driving experience on the STI I've ordered a Recaro Pole Position ABE (street version), it is used as an OEM seat for some cars and is comfortable and wide enough to allow some wiggle room. This will probably be the best mod of all.

- Exhaust, changing to full 3.5" with a Varex muffler. Not sure yet it if I will keep the wastegate plumbed back in or dump it.

- Boost control solenoid. Picked up a Company23 bcs as it is chipped to match the hZ of the ecu boost control so it should get rid of the helicopter sound on the gate which I absolutely hate. These new MAC valves are also very fast reacting

- Finally going to install my GReddy front lip and WRX side skirts. Been wanting to do this for many years now...

- Debating whether to add fog lights. I picked up a set a couple of years ago, I think I will have to mod them to use the Morimoto LED units though as they perform very well on my Fiesta.

- Picked up a spare intake manifold, so if time allows I'm going to have it customized to move its efficiency range further to the right from stock (which is already pretty good!)
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New Philips X-Treme Ultinons are in and they are as advertised. I am running them at 50w so the colour temp is warmer than the 6200k they would be when run at 35w. I would say somewhere in the 5800k range. They are similar to the LED headlights in terms of the colour temp you see on the asphalt. To compare to the X-Treme Visions (4800k at 35w) they are noticeably cooler in the spectrum and are very similar in brightness/intensity. They claim 100 lumens more than the X-treme Visions which are already top of the range for brightness at a cooler temp.


These are an interesting new style, D2S/R I think they might refer to them as D2C. The bulb has the blockers for use in OEM reflector housings requiring D2R bulbs (I think Foresters use these?)



For those that are "into" this stuff, notice these new X-treme Ultinons are using a yellow salt instead of the older red salts that make the standard WX Ultinons have a more purple colour and that caused them to go red/mud colour at 50w.


Heres a nice (lol) camera phone noisy pic of - OFF, then amber VLEDS TRITONS (corner marker/turn signal) only (so ridiculously bright I love them), then new low beams.



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I haven't updated in a while! It's been mostly a maintenance summer and didn't get to drive much unfortunately. I am hating the exedy stg 1 w HD pp and exedy light flywheel combo, chattery and stiff, I feel like I can barely drive properly

Had a rear wheel bearing go earlier in the year, fixed that but seemed to have some handling issues start soon after, it felt as though my shocks might be blown, imprecise steering etc, mostly during suspension movement. Then I started hearing a faint clicking/grinding noise that got worse every drive. It seemed like it might be the rear diff or an axle but found it was the wheel bearing again, along with the hub, or vice versa... Got that fixed and it seems to have been the issue all along... the rear wheel was a little wobbly with the broken hub

Onto the fun stuff!

I finally bit the bullet and ordered a seat to replace my aging oem park bench. I had a set of Spec-C Type-RA seats for a while and liked it, but stupidly sold them and have been in agony with the massive and flat stock seats ever since.

Recaro Pole Position ABE.

This is a street version of the Pole Position and as such is not FIA certified, however it is TUV certified for road use in Germany. It has larger belt openings to allow correct routing for 3pt seatbelts as well as some indents so that the buckle can be fed through and not dig into your body. The headrest is slightly more padded because it does not need to accommodate a helmet.

This seat is supremely comfortable, finally supporting my legs, offering good upper body support while allowing some leg movement so is comfortable on longer drives as well.






Also it was time for a brake change, I decided to try out some Endless product this time, using MX72 pads and RF650 fluid.

In the spirit of change also moved from Amsoil 10w/40 to Motul sport 5w/40





After that I just went for a nice drive







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Some nice changes in there! I'd be interested to hear how the 5w-40 Sport Motul treats you. I've been looking at it for street oil rather than running 300V all the time as I do now.
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Some nice changes in there! I'd be interested to hear how the 5w-40 Sport Motul treats you. I've been looking at it for street oil rather than running 300V all the time as I do now.
It should be great for the street. There is talk that it is basically 300v but with a detergent pack and additives. The 300v shouldn't be used long term in a street car unless you actually require it. 300v does a great job dealing with fuel dilution, so e85/water-meth/massive injectors-rich pump gas idle/cruise type cars, or just if you are really pushing a lot of power and abusing is daily.
I would say go for it and pop in the 300v for track days
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Some xmas updates, I can't leave well enough alone

Time for another round of lighting improvements. This time I opted to swap out the OEM HID projectors and retrofit a set of morimoto 4TL-R bi-xenon units. I was thinking about using the larger mini-D2S 3.0 or 4.0 but my goal for this upgrade was simply distance lighting. The OEM setup had great width but spread the output to do this so the hotspot wasn't as intense as it could be. the 4TL-R in our testing vs the OEM and 3.0 shows a more intense hotspot with the 4TL-R which means better long distance lighting. This comes at the expense of some width intensity.... but that will be rectified later

The other reason for the upgrade was simply the ability to have "double" the high beams, so the OEM were retained, still with HIR bulbs and with the addition of the high beam from the projector shield moving to allow light above the cutoff I have LOTS of high beam light now

breakdown, testing, and retrofit :





Completed, before buffing:



After Buffing. I also had a clear protective film from APShield added so that I can reduce the amount of pitting and uv damage better.



On to the output. Still using 50w morimoto ballasts and Philips Xtreme Ultinon bulbs. The wall is just over 200' away so this really shows how well this setup works. Still a nice crisp cutoff and really good intensity at this distance, and the high beams kill it







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I was never happy with how low I sat using the BuddyClub rails so I changed them out last week for a setup that fit my size better.

I sourced the Recaro ABE specific aluminium side mounts, a Planted Technology base, and a set of Recaro sliders. I initially was going to use the Recaro side mounts on the buddy club base/slider but was concerned that I would still be too low.

This combo puts me right where I need to be, it actually makes getting in and out a little harder strangely enough as the gap between seat and steering wheel is now smaller









I'm not too happy with planted, though, after finding that there isn't a threaded boss on for the seatbelt buckle. If you have the tab, it should be a proper nut welded on. Unfortunately I didn't unpack the part until install so this meant I had to remove the seat another day after getting a nut to get it all bolted up properly. Being a standard size, 7/16-20 this should be present on any seat base with a tab for a seatbelt buckle.

The next thing I learned was that now I have the seat a few inches higher, I need a seatbelt extension, so I ordered a 3" buckle extender to make it easier to get in and out.
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