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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - New Wheels, Power Steering Cooler, Hellas, RA Mudflaps!

I would say I'll buy them but I already bought a set. Shouldn't take you too long to get rid of them. Try NASIOC.
I will thanks. Ideally I'd sell them locally so I dont have to ship them, but I'll do what I have to in order to sell them... Right now, I'm just waiting on the wheels to get back, then get tires for them. Then I'll list the BBS and spacers for sale. With any luck, they'll go quick. :tup:
 

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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - New Wheels, Power Steering Cooler, Hellas, RA Mudflaps!

So I picked up my wheels from the powder coater Wednesday evening before i headed out of town, so I haven't had a chance to take any pictures yet. I'll try to get some up in a day or two. I'm going to try to order some tires if I have time today.

The color I picked (via a sample from Prismatic Colors) ended up being a "candy" which I didn't realize, so the areas that got more spray, such as the spokes, came out a little darker than the rest of the wheel. At first I didn't like the sound of that, but when I saw them, they actually looked really cool. The difference isn't night and day, but you can tell it is a little darker on the spokes. Its very glossy though, and definitely unique.
 

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BlueScooby's 06 STI - New Wheels, back from powder coating!

Ehh, it just kinda came out that way... You are seeing the silver base coat, not bare metal though, so I'm not real worried about it. Wont be able to see it with the lugnuts in anyhow.
 

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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - New Wheels installed, with pics!

Thanks!

They wouldve looked even better in a 255, but the MPSS does not come in anything wider than a 245 for a 17" wheel :(

I want to find another good, comparable tire, but everything I look at just doesn't stack up next to the MPSS... Its a pretty sticky tire, great wet and dry traction, it doesn't get noisy like a lot of extreme summer tires do, and it has a 30,000 mile warranty. If only it came in a 255, then all would be right in the world... haha. For the foreseeable future, i will be rocking a 245; at least until I burn these off anyhow.
 

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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - New Wheels installed, with pics!

Well as it turns out I just bought a used Recaro Pole Position (should be here today), AND I just sold my Sparco EVO2 last night... The Recaro should fit in the car much better, and it will match the Recaro baby seats ;)

Honestly, I thought it was going to be hard to sell the Sparco, but someone snatched it up over on nabisco. No complaints here!

Stay tuned for results :tup:
 

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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Recaro Pole Postion is in!

The Recaro is in and the Sparco is out! I am super pleased with the Recaro, not only is the Knee area about 2" thinner than the sparco, the shoulder are also about 2" thinner. This seat fits SO MUCH better in the GD than the sparco did!

I actually slid the seat all the way towards the center of the car to start (with the mounting bracket slots) and decided I liked it there. So the distance between the seat shoulder and the B-pillar is "maxed out."

FYI, the sparco had to be set in the middle of the side-to-side adjustment due to the wide knee area, and ofcourse that didnt help the B-pillar issue. It really was a bear to try to get that thing to fit (not to mention the whole custom fabricated bracket issue...).

For those interested, I am using a Planted Tech base, Sparco sliders, and Planted side mounts.




 

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BlueScooby's 06 STI - Recaro Pole Position Installed!

So after a quick test drive, one thing has become readily apparent, I need to slide the seat a little towards the outside. As it sits its nearly impossible to buckle the seat belt. Not a huge deal, just means I've got to pull it back out for a minute. :(
 

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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Recaro Pole Position Installed!

Exact seat I want to get, looks good man. Wheels look really good too, great color choice.
 

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BlueScooby's 06 STI - Recaro Pole Position Installed!

Thanks!

The Recaro is great, very comfortable and fits great! Unless you have a hardcore racer that needs a more stout seat, i don't see why you'd buy anything else :tup:
 

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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Recaro Pole Position Installed!

So once I got to work this morning, i noticed what looked to be steam coming from the hood scoop. I figured its probably just because of the humidity and I used the water sprayer once on the highway (because racecar). BUT, when I opened the hood, the smoke/steam was coming exclusivly from the turbo... now I'm worried the oil filter screen thing is clogged and if I dont fix it asap that I'm going to ruin the turbo :(

Is there anything else this could be?
 

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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Recaro Pole Position Installed!

Not sure if the GD belt buckles are like the GR in that the drivers side is longer. If so I bought another passenger side buckle to get my seat in.

As far as your smoking turbo goes does it smell like burnt oil or burnt coolant. Could be a loose fitting.
 

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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Recaro Pole Position Installed!

Not sure if the GD belt buckles are like the GR in that the drivers side is longer. If so I bought another passenger side buckle to get my seat in.

As far as your smoking turbo goes does it smell like burnt oil or burnt coolant. Could be a loose fitting.
I think both sides are the same length, but I'm not 100% on that. The top of the buckle is just below the curved edge of the seat, and with the seat mounted all the way inboard, it overlapped the top of the buckle just enough to make it nearly impossible to get the belt buckled. Once I moved it outwards, I got all the clearance I needed :tup:

Regarding the smoke, it didn't really smell like oil or coolant... I drove it by the local subie shop just now (they are going to squeeze me in this afternoon), and the hope is that its just a minor external leak, not an actual turbo "issue." Honestly it seems like just plain water, but that doesn't really make sense. I did hear what sounded like a drip of something hitting hot exhaust and flashing to steam though. Hopefully its something minor.
 

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Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Turbo Smoking?

So I forgot to head by the shop the other day, but I have not had any more smoking or anything since that once incident, so I'm wondering if it was just a function of the humidity and using the IC sprayer... I'd be much more worried if they smoking continued, but I have not seen it even once since that day.

Maybe I'm ok?
 
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