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Re: Nox's 09 OBP STI - Super Pro passenger bushing fits the 2015 rack after all!

Those fogs look great Chris! Output looks to be spot on, also really interested to see and here your thoughts on the Group N P/S cooler :)

I have the Hella Horns on my car, will it be possible to put the Group N P/S cooler in front of my Hellas? Is it easier to route the P/S cooler to the middle empty portion of the front bumper?
 

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Re: Nox's 09 OBP STI - Super Pro passenger bushing fits the 2015 rack after all!

That groupN P/S cooler though !
I know right. It's really a damn shame it's not plug and play. I think we're just missing out on a "kit" part number from the JDM database. It came with zero hardware, but that's a good thing as now I have "no choice" :rofl: to order proper AN fittings, better clamps and hoses that may even add engine bling at the same time. :cool:

Those fogs look great Chris! Output looks to be spot on, also really interested to see and here your thoughts on the Group N P/S cooler :)

I have the Hella Horns on my car, will it be possible to put the Group N P/S cooler in front of my Hellas? Is it easier to route the P/S cooler to the middle empty portion of the front bumper?
From what I read, I believe the attachment point and bend will fit behind my Hella leaving the coils exposed to uninterrupted airflow.

I'll be doing a full write-up/how-to on the install process including a full list of parts. There is a couple install threads, but there are many unanswered key questions in them. Hopefully, I'll be able to clear those up to allow others to do it easily. I'll be doing the cooler install last on the list though to allow more time to document properly. :tup:
 

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Re: Nox's 09 OBP STI - Super Pro passenger bushing fits the 2015 rack after all!

Are u coming to Subiefest near Montreal september 6 brah?
 

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Are u coming to Subiefest near Montreal september 6 brah?
Naaah, not this year. I was just there for Heavy Montreal without the subie. Plus, I'm trying to save for a straight jump to stage 2+/3. :lol:

Speaking of which, I've been meaning to ask if you guys knew who owns the bronze STI (i think vinyl wrapped). I saw it on a flatbed. Is there are journal for that car?
 

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Nox's 09 OBP STI - JDM fogs! moar parts to install!

Fixed front clunk I had been hearing lately. It seems the gold bushing Whiteline braces were getting loose and tilted a little. They were making contact with the frame. I paralleled them with the frame, but I think they might still make contact. Does anyone know if these are mandatory? I don't really see their use.



Re-greased the Whiteline sway bar bushings. They were bone dry close to just one year in! I used some marine lube this time. It should last longer :)

Brake SS lines are in!

Motul 660 brake fluid is in!

Coilovers are in!

Looks like I need to buy a low profile jack and ramps now, haha :) Dropped quite a bit. Smooth ride and no rubbing so far, love it! Pic update tomorrow as we finished at midnight :rofl: :)


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Fixed front clunk I had been hearing lately. It seems the gold bushing Whiteline braces were getting loose and tilted a little. They were making contact with the frame. I paralleled them with the frame, but I think they might still make contact. Does anyone know if these are mandatory? I don't really see their use.

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Re-greased the Whiteline sway bar bushings. They were bone dry close to just one year in! I used some marine lube this time. It should last longer :)

Brake SS lines are in!

Motul 660 brake fluid is in!

Coilovers are in!

Looks like I need to buy a low profile jack and ramps now, haha :) Dropped quite a bit. Smooth ride and no rubbing so far, love it! Pic update tomorrow as we finished at midnight :rofl: :)


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Let us know how you like the Fortune Auto coils after some driving time :)

I'm considering going coils but with winter here, kind of a heart breaking situation... And I keep rubbing my front lip on sidewalks with Eibach coil springs only... Can't imagine even lower...
 

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Let us know how you like the Fortune Auto coils after some driving time :)

I'm considering going coils but with winter here, kind of a heart breaking situation... And I keep rubbing my front lip on sidewalks with Eibach coil springs only... Can't imagine even lower...

It's actually a really great ride! Very smooth compared to stock. So far, as good as I thought it would be.

Our winters is the main reason I wanted fully adjustable coils. I'll run stock height in the winter and low in the summer. I'm a bit concerned for rusting and seizing as these are made of aluminum. I'll find out next spring after a long winter. If I had the money, I would have gone for KWs as they're made of SS which should make them pretty invincible to our winters. They just didn't fit with my stage 2+ timeline goal. We'll see how these do, but so far I've read nothing but good things about these even in Canadian winters.


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Back to gold! Man, I had forgot how much I loved this BBS gold.

Btw, if you're planning to plastidip your wheels, do it right. It's a pain in the pumpkin to remove when it's not thick enough or has been there for too long. I wasn't able to peel it. It would flake in extremely tiny bits. They recommend four cans which is one per wheel, but they don't mention that the more spokes you have the more you need. It makes sense when you think about it (i know :O). If I were to redo these, I would definitely get a minimum of 6 cans, maybe even 8. I had to use Dip Dissolver which would have worked well if I had more than one bottle. The first two wheels went great, but I ran out on the third wheel. I ended up getting some Goof Off and Goo Gone to finish. Goo Gone was the best of the two. After some research, I found out that Dip Dissolver was basically a more expensive Goo Gone. It evens smells the same. The only difference I could tell was that Dip Dissolver was a little thicker which allowed it to stay in place to expedite the liquification process instead of running off curved areas.

I also re-bled the brakes again. Wowzers is the pedal ever stiff now. Love it! There was quite a bit of old fluid left and plenty of bubble at the furthest wheel. We must not have bled that one properly when we did the SS lines.

The coilovers are doing great. I'm really happy with Fortune Auto. I've found that a medium setting was best as a DD. It makes for a better ride than stock all while allowing plenty of control for spirited runs. The soft setting is just too bouncy with my current sway bar and tire pressure setup. The hard setting is just unbelievable. The car stays so flat, it's unreal. I can't wait to try to this out at autox.

My AN fittings are in. Moar blue and power steering cooler Saturday!

I've been researching different motor oils lately. I've seen some interesting point of views on different brands. I think the Mobil 1 Euro Spec or Castrol Edge German Spec are my favorite so far. My main goal is trying to find a reliable brand that I can source locally without any issues. I still have 2500km to make my decision though. :)


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Great detail work. Beeeutiful!
 

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Great detail work. Beeeutiful!
Thanks! I actually have a few swirls to take care of, but overall the paint doesn't reflect the car's mileage.

What class power engineer are ya?
I'm an EE MIT working for the provincial electrical utility on the distribution side. We don't really use PE classification unless you're working on the generation side.
 

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I've been researching different motor oils lately. I've seen some interesting point of views on different brands. I think the Mobil 1 Euro Spec or Castrol Edge German Spec are my favorite so far. My main goal is trying to find a reliable brand that I can source locally without any issues. I still have 2500km to make my decision though. :)

I would just ask Lachute Performance to ship me some 5W40 (or more viscous if tracking the car) Redline oil if I was in your situation ;)
 

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I would just ask Lachute Performance to ship me some 5W40 (or more viscous if tracking the car) Redline oil if I was in your situation ;)
Or even better, just go amsoil and you can order directly off their site! Add the 'preferred Membership' for only $10 and get 25% off! And they will ship right to you. Was going to go that route before I decided on Rotella, which is available at my local Wal-Mart for about $40 for 5L. Can't beat price/quality on that!
 

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Thanks for the great tips. I'm trying to avoid a dependance on shipments for all my fluids. I'm already dependant on Touge Tuning for Motul's RBF660 since no Motul dealer around here actively carries any Motul in stock even though they're marked as a dealer. :|

I'll have to check Walmart. Great idea. We have some Rotella T6 here at CT, but I need more convincing on this one before jumping on the bandwagon. I believe it to be too thick for our winters. The last selection I've been contemplating would be going with Rotella for the summer and Mobile 1 Euro in the winter. I still have to do some research on Redline.

Have you had any issues with hard startups in the winter using Rotella?


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Thanks for the great tips. I'm trying to avoid a dependance on shipments for all my fluids. I'm already dependant on Touge Tuning for Motul's RBF660 since no Motul dealer around here actively carries any Motul in stock even though they're marked as a dealer. :|

I'll have to check Walmart. Great idea. We have some Rotella T6 here at CT, but I need more convincing on this one before jumping on the bandwagon. I believe it to be too thick for our winters. The last selection I've been contemplating would be going with Rotella for the summer and Mobile 1 Euro in the winter. I still have to do some research on Redline.

Have you had any issues with hard startups in the winter using Rotella?


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no winter isssues....it's 5-w30 for god sakes, there's no way it can be too thick...it's exactly on spec with what Subaru recommends!! lol

Well, honestly, whatever oil works and is available. And just watch it carefully to see if it burns. Since owning my car I have used rotella (about 25k km) and never had any oil loss or blow by or wtv. Oil is always at the same level as it was when I changed the oil.

As for the amsoil, if I were you, I'd just order 3 oil change worth of oil, save the 25% on it with the membership, and you're good for a year or a bit longer. No stress. I usually stock up on 2-3 containers of rotella when it's on sale, I always have more for the next oil change. Sometimes I just happen to be in wal-mart or Crappy Tire and see it on sale so fore myself to buy a few lol
 
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