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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Nürburgring Pictures Post #15

Beautiful shots, beautiful car, great work. I'm very glad to see you're taking advantage of the nice tracks you have nearby. I'll check in on this thread often, keep up the great work!
 

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Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Nürburgring Pictures Post #15

Excellent journal Ben and a super clean car.

Also nice pics and videos.

Love it!

Need to read in detail- reading material for tomorrow.
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Hockenheimring Pictures Post #24

Thank you Idin! :)

Here are a couple of pictures at the Afterwork Trackday Hockenheimring from the 24th of April:







That Porsche 996 GT3 was the perfect example for having too much money & not enough skill. In the last turn he hit the wall quite bad after he tried to drift every corner. You see it in one of the Videos if you watch closely.
I was around 4-5 seconds faster per lap after I'd passed him in that turn on the picture. Super weird driving style. There's a difference between driving slow and learning and driving slow because you're always over your limit.


Hope you enjoy! Shout out to my buddy who took the pictures :)
(He is a pro photographer & the offical School of Racing photographer too.)

So, currently there aren't any real updates on the car.
I'm kind of stuck, money wise & "wrenching" wise. Still haven't had a chance to swap the steering rack. And as I'm super short on the €uros these days I try to get a proper car jack, which aren't exactly cheap but at least those investments last longer than the car itself...usually :lol:
Will also start on the improved brake vents soon & trying to figure out a proper oil cooler setup. Most likely will go with Setrab and that one Sandwich plate with thermostat which a German shop offers.

I also have a Baffle Plate and a 3" silicon inlet pipe laying around which wait to be installed.
But then again I don't have a garage on my own (it's shared with the other people from the house (12 families). So I don't want to take the car apart & have shit laying around overnight.
And since I lack of friends with mad wrenching skills living close by, it's always kind of a pain to tackle the bigger things.
I also want to get the gearbox out to fix my GOD DAMN SHIFTER WOOBLE. :mad:

Life is tough :lol:
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Hockenheimring Pictures Post #24

Your friend's photography skill-level is 100!

Haha
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Hockenheimring Pictures Post #24

I'll let him know :lol:
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Hockenheimring Pictures Post #24

Hmm, I ordered 7 Liters of Motul 300v Competition Oil yesterday as well as two HKS Oil Filters.
Got the Oil Cooler Kit at home and parts for the brake venting laying in the car for 3 weeks now.

I'm lacking motivation to do anything after work :(

Buddy who has a lift offered me his space to wrench on the car. It's ~30miles away from my place, but that's better than nothing. He'll be on vacation until the 12th of July. So I'll wait until then and hope my other buddy get's the UEL Header done so I can swap out everything I wanted at once (Oil Baffle, Header, Oil Cooler Kit install, Steering Rack, Shifter Bushings and wobble fix, 3" Inlet Pipe...)
I think I'll also drop the Gearbox in the process to fix the shifter and see how the clutch is.
Alex is running a Exedy Stage 1 HD Clutch if I remember correctly and that thing bites really well. Mine on the other hand feels kinda mushy. It still bites but it doesn't bite racecar-ish.

There'll be a Subaru only Trackday in October at Anneau du Rhin organized by the Subaru Impreza GT Club (Germany, Austria & Switzerland). As of right now there should be around ~60-70 Turbo Subarus & BRZs participating. Really looking forward to that!


Also, when I was taking pictures at the last trackday, I met a guy who has a small buisness selling brakepads and stuff. He's got a really good price on the Endless MX72/MXRS Pads and we had a chat about things & stuff. Offered him to take some product shots in our studio for his website and in return I'll get a set of Endless MX72/RS Pads for my car. Can't wait for that! :D
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Oilcooler installed!

Brother and I installed the Oilcooler yesterday.

Photostory:

The basic idea already cut out:


Brother: "One nut per side should be alright!"
Me: "We don't take shortcuts, make it two per side!"


After some major cutting, grinding and welding:


The inside, plenty of room for activities...or oil lines!


Put some paint on the welds & cuts so it's protected & mounted on the car:


All done & dirty after 100 miles of spirited driving today:

Oilcooler

Will install the sandwichplate with a 90°C Thermostat & connected the oil lines in ~ 2 weeks when I do the oil change. :)
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Oil cooler mounted #28

Looking good.

You need a lightweight Oswald Performance bumper beam. ;-)
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Oil cooler mounted #28

We most likely will build our own :)
Will be more fun and we can also integrate the oilcooler in the front beam right away.

My Brother will get a lathe from his coworker. First thing we'll build on that thing will be a shift knob extension :cool::tup:
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - home made Shifter Extension & Knob #31





Sorry for the crappy pictures. Brother sent them.
Here's the Shiftknob Extension & the Shift Knob.
I'll drive down to my parents place on Saturday and mount it. :tup:

Depending how it performs we might build a couple, have them anodized and sell them :)
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Radiator blown #32

So, Friday is usually a good day, right guys?!
Well. It's still a good day, just got a little more expensive :lol:



Went to my Photography Buddy to pick something up. Parked the car in front of his house, we sat down to enjoy the car, talked about it when I noticed steam comming out of the grille.
"Uhm. Why is my car smoking?"
Popped the hood.
Didn't find any NOS but a blown Radiator.
Gonna order a Mishimoto Full Aluminium Radiator now.

Any demurs? (Do you say it like that?)
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - bye bye 10 year old OEM Radiator #32

A necessary upgrade is how I look at it Ben.

Ps we want more action pictures. :)
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - bye bye 10 year old OEM Radiator #32

I have a Mishimoto rad and love it, but many folks will suggest you get a Koyo. Pretty sure both come with lifetime warranty so take your pick :)

One source told me the koyo cooled like 20degF better than the comparable Mishimoto, but Im not sold on his statement...
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - bye bye 10 year old OEM Radiator #32

Idin,
yeah I was going to swap for a full aluminium radiator anyway one day. I just didn't expect it to come this soon :lol: So thanks for confirming what I've figured out also. :):tup:

BlueScooby,
I just checked with dealers and there aren't any here in Germany having the Koyo Radiator.
Amazon Germany has 3 Mishimoto in Stock and it would be here by monday if I'll order via express. So I go for that option.
307€/342$ seem alright to me :)
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - bye bye 10 year old OEM Radiator #32

Also have a look at Process West radiators. At least as good as the other two.
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - bye bye 10 year old OEM Radiator #32

First thing that pops up when I type Process West Subaru Radiator is a V Mount kit.
No Idin. Not yet :D
Process West Radiators are even more rare than their Top Mount Intercoolers in Germany.
But thanks for the hint :)
Mishimoto is on the way :cool:

Lars sent me this picture yesterday:

Ignore the Turbo (it's for a Diesel BMW).
:)
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - bye bye 10 year old OEM Radiator #32

I could have bought one for you and send it over. :)
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - bye bye 10 year old OEM Radiator #32

I wish I had gone with a Mishimoto. Could have saved money over my Koyorad and the Koyo is bowed anyhow :mad: Looking good though!
 

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Re: Ben's MY05 WRB Type UK STI - Mishimoto Radiator installed #40

So it's in. Quite a pain without a lift to be honest. And since I couldn't get the Car high enough on Jackstands to have a comfortable work space,...
I dropped the U-Frame...:D
After that, it was easy going.

After I got back home I tried to mount the Shifter Extension but quickly figured out that the thread is wrong. Either my brother messed it up or I messed it up looking for the correct thread and gave him the wrong info.
Will fix it on Friday :)

These are the only two pictures, I was busy working:



Fitment is perfect :tup:


Edit:
Checked my sketches for the shifter extension and indeed. I just wrote down M12 thread without the pitch. So he assumed it's the regular pitch for the thread which for M12 is 1.75. The Subaru Shifters have a M12 Thread with a 1.25 pitch.
 
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