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Have you considered the COBB double adjustable short shifter? You can adjust to a short throw, but keep the actual shifter height stock. The short throw makes a world of a difference.

I didnt know cobb made a double adjustable short throw. To be honest i never considered a short throw shifter set up. I like the stock height of the oem shifter and to be honest i dont really caer for the short throw of a short throw shifter. Ive never felt comfortable driving any car with a short throw shifter. It feels so weird in my opinion.
 

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Changed a flat during twilight while at work last night. Wasn't a nail...tire was worn down to the threads at the inner-most portion of the treads...couldn't see the damage until I removed the wheel.

Then, on the way home, while driving on the spare, the rear diff overheat warning came on (fortunately, I was a block away from the house). You'd think it wouldn't do that on a 20 mile drive on an OEM spare while doing 50 MPH. Rear diff was hiccuping the whole way home too.

Ordered new tires...first new set since I bought the car in 2011.


Is anyone using a full sized wheel as a spare?
 

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Changed a flat during twilight while at work last night. Wasn't a nail...tire was worn down to the threads at the inner-most portion of the treads...couldn't see the damage until I removed the wheel.

Then, on the way home, while driving on the spare, the rear diff overheat warning came on (fortunately, I was a block away from the house). You'd think it wouldn't do that on a 20 mile drive on an OEM spare while doing 50 MPH. Rear diff was hiccuping the whole way home too.

Ordered new tires...first new set since I bought the car in 2011.


Is anyone using a full sized wheel as a spare?
Very weird for normal driving to trigger the rear diff light.

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Not really, since running the spare creates a circumference difference. This is why a spare is TEMPORARY and should be used to limp home, not drive on.
Just a note that I was actually limping home when the warning lamp came on. It was not a normal drive. I was doing right at 50mph at my fastest but was also mostly driving in rural areas where the speed limits were 35-45 MPH. Home was 20 miles away, though, so the distance may have contributed.
 

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Been E85 tuned since 2012 on stock turbo and block but decided to go full Cobb flex fuel:

AP v3
Flex fuel kit
Perrin EL headers
Grimspeed EWG
process West TMIC
Aem 329 fp
Iag fuel rails, TGV deletes
ACT clutch
 

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I have been experiencing some pretty serious over boosting on my sti this winter. I was under the suspicion on a leak or faulty component somewhere. I went ahead and ordered a ECBS two weeks ago and i finally got around to looking into this issue last night. If found that some of the zip ties from my ECBS blew off. All the vacuum lines had oil in them. The vacuum line from the ECBS to the turbo compressor nipple was so swollen that i was able to push it off with my finger tip. I also found the vacuum line going to my EWG was partly melted LoL. None the less, i replace all the vacuum lines with some heavy duty thick 4mm lines i got from amazon. I also went ahead and replaced the ECBS since it had oil in it too. I smoke tested the engine and turbo inlet. Thankfully no leaks from the turbo inlet. Upon further inspection i found the clamp from my intercooler to the turbo was cocked. It looks like that $380 red sti intercooler elbow has seen better days for sure. I repositioned the clamped best i could without removing the intercooler. I moved onto checking the EWG by manually checking it with my hand vacuum pump and borescope. After some further research of how tial EWG's work, i have concluded my EWG is good and operating as designed. So after all of that i was pretty confident i found the problem so i took the car out for a ride. Im back to pushing a healthy 20psi and spitting flames!
 

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Test fit my setrab oil cooler and it just fits nicely.


So I decided to make a mock up bracket for it using C.A.D (cardboard aided design, that is)



Yeah, looks good.



Now need to make the real bracket.
 

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Did a thing today! I finally got a set of GR golds all the way from sunny California from a memember on NASIOC. Poor shop lighting and crappy iphone pics dont do these gr golds justice. Once i get the car cleaned up and detailed ill post some pics. Stay tuned folks!

 

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I decided to try AVO post maf intake elbow (I am just itching for mod, so why not).

The claim: increased in interior from 70mm to 80mm for greater than 10% better airflow and sizable increase of 8 CFM over factory.







The only part I don't like is the pipe did not have provision for the notch on OEM airbox. So I had to carefuly cut it to size or else is not going to fit properly for good seal.




And damn it does work. Datalog shows increased in MAF G/S from 296 g/s to 300 g/s, and reduced time by 0.5 seconds for 3rd gear pull from 2000rpm to 7200rpm.

Learning something new everyday I guess.
 

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rofl....turned car in for repainting...driving newer base model impreza...good gas mileage but not as fun...interesting paddle shifters tho...
 

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Installed AVO's latest rear endlink.


Ball joint for swaybar arm side and sealed pillowball that (I'm told) allows 30 degrees articulations for arms side.


Max short on the left


Maybe two to three turns higher from max short on the right.

Unfortunately the endlink cannot reach the soft settings. Bummer.

Fortunately - it fits way better than WL KLC182 when combined with Superpro swaybar as it allows me to position the Superpro's swaybar arm at a more parallel to the arm by having the AVO endlink at its max short position.

The effect of using this endlink is quite surprising. Its comfier vs the Whiteline. Maybe because of the pillowball joint and having the swaybar arm angle at a more accurate angle are what made the rear feels more comfortable than using WL endlink at the same middle position (with WL, the swaybar arm needs to go up or else the balljoint won't line up with the hole on the swaybar).
 
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