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Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby nitewing117 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:32 pm

Guess I'll start another build thread for my (soon to be) daily that I just picked up for dirt cheap.

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I'll have to change a wheel bearing and take a look at the center diff before I can start driving this thing regularly. Goals are going to be the exact opposite of my RX7 - really low, big wheels + not so wide tires, sound deadening aka weight, and probably no power mods. #stancenation? We'll see how it turns out.
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby brkinshiz » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:45 pm

EJ25 swap?

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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby 2cam16 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:01 pm

Cool. Finally get to see it.
You got my PM replies to your questions right?
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby nitewing117 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:04 pm

2cam16 wrote:Cool. Finally get to see it.
You got my PM replies to your questions right?


Yes i did - thanks. I swapped my passenger rear knuckle to change out my wheel bearing, but unfortunately this low droning sound is still there. I'll be troubleshooting this over the next few days.
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby 2cam16 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:40 pm

Check on Forester.org. Maybe you might find a solution there. I would have thought bearing too.
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby nitewing117 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:45 pm

I put the car up on 4 stands to try and track down the sound. Sounds like my driver side rear bearing is also bad (sounds like a skateboarder riding down the street).

I do have some mods on the way - i'll have a more interesting update in the next week or so.
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby nitewing117 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:15 pm

A few parts came in. Since I got this car for so cheap, I couldn't justify buying a set of wheels that cost more than what I paid. I'm not really going for performance anyway.

18x9 +35. Shocks are from a 05 WRX with some Eibach sportline springs. Based on the Eibach website, this is probably going to drop the car at least 3.25"

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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby 2cam16 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:54 pm

Sweet! Can't wait to see them on!
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby nitewing117 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:40 pm

I'm starting to really hate Subaru's choice in hardware and bolt/nut placement. First major headache - changing the rear knuckles. This ~12" long bolt apprently rusts into place and then is a pain in the ass to remove. Managed to hammer out the passenger side bolt, though the bolt itself shrank enough to the point that all of the threads were smashed together. I still have my driver side rear to do. That bolt isn't moving at all.

2nd headache - 12mm bolt that holds the abs sensors also rusts into place. Except this one has a tendency for the head to snap off. It took a really long time to drill this one out just to remove the sensor. Still trying to do the same for the replacement knuckle (stud is still stuck in there).......

The latest WTF moment happened right now. The passenger side tail light has a crack and I ordered a replacement. This simple/straightforward job is now a headache.
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There's only 3 8mm nuts holding it in place. Not so surprised (anymore) to find out that 2 not-so-easily accessed nuts are seized. Gave one bit more force and it twisted out of the tail light, and tore right through the sheet metal. wtf. You can see the gaping hole in bottom left of the 2nd pic.
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I somehow managed to get the last nut off, but the sealant Subaru uses sticks awfully well. I may need to use a heat gun to remove this tail light from the body. I'm really starting to miss all of my Hondas right now...

Changing topics to more parts, my uncle gave me a Subaru cluster years ago when I still had my GC8 DD. I wasn't ever sure what year or model it came from and never got around to researching it. Fast-forward to now, apparently it's a 2.5RS white faced cluster and should plug right up. I'll probably attempt this later today.
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I also just finished making a shift knob adapter to use my former S2000(s) shift knob, which I also used in the civic EG i just sold. This knob has been my DD since 07 so I just can't imagine not having it.
Rather than using a lock nut, I'm using a few shims to get the shift pattern alignment right.
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If anyone has a use for some stainless 0.2mm thick M10 shims, please let me know. I have a pack of 25 that arrived and only need a few.
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'79 Pontiac Firebird - decade long restoration project
'06 Honda S2000 - Silverstone (boosted, now sold)
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby nitewing117 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:11 am

Unfortunately, my 1999 is wired like a 1998. Cluster plugs are completely different.
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby brkinshiz » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:45 am

Do'h!
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby nitewing117 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:57 pm

This thing ended up being a bit lower than I estimated.

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I still need to remove the crossmember spacers in the front.
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby 2cam16 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:43 am

Looks good,Glenn!
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby brkinshiz » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:25 pm

Those wheels with the two-tone are money!
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby nitewing117 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:13 am

First trip of the new year. Got beached for a sec on small, buried curb but it eventually wobbled free.

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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby nitewing117 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:46 am

roof box, diy tint, and removed the mud guards.

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'94 Mazda RX-7 - Ongoing maintenance challenge
'79 Pontiac Firebird - decade long restoration project
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby Azcona » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:18 am

niteweing117 wrote:roof box, diy tint, and removed the Crazy Bulk https://www.tenderbuttons.com/crazy-bulk-review-results mud guards.

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I love those wheels.
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Re: Glenn - '99 Forester S

Postby mdonato545 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:51 am

Really dig the wheels!

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