Jay762

WRX STI Hatch - Project Dotty

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Pitch Mount addressed

Before

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Bracket powdercoated

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Comparison

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After

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Bits starting to go back on car

Fuel filler

Before

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After

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Front subframe

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After

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Group N gear box mounts

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Awaiting a replacement bolt from Subaru hence wood blocks still in place.

Rear Subframe

Before

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After, fully polybushed, powder coated and painted

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Nuts sheared the stud on on petrol tank straps - Apparently you can no longer get these from Subaru as a replacement item so to stop the plastic panels and the rear diff heat shield flapping about I made a couple of brackets

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Prepping rear bearings replacing standard studs with longer ARP items

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Looking good, fella .

Can't wait to see the oily bits coming together too , she's gonna be a beasti 😊

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I must confess - getting a little excited now 😁

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Right so whilst it is rework I had lost all faith in the Torque UK connectors after some would seal no problem and others would leak. Photos sent back and forth to them showing the tools I was using to assemble the joints and the joints themselves could not identify the issues. So vote of no confidence and it has all been replaced by Racing lines kit  - All have been tested and are leak free - last thing I need is petrol that is supposed to be in the tank and lines sharing the inside of the car with me

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Very tidy looking installation 😎

I've got a mixture of Grahame Goode and racingline fittings on my rails and the racingline fittings seem the better quality of the two imo 

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Not a huge amount of progress... See project Daphne but parts arrived from Sweden so coilovers reassembled.

Boots cut to correct length before assembly should avoid the rubbing against springs and tearing

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Ready to back on the motor....With correctly matched springs and front dust boots in place

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I dare say now you have the correct springs and not the nascar ones , you'll get the most from those coilovers 😎

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Thats it NASCAR setup has been corrected looking forward to being able to turn both ways with equal stability 😁

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Dynamat in the boot to replace the lift Subaru plate

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Also did under the rear seat as could not only put half Dynamat and half Subaru stuff...

Stripping it off - Yuk

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Lots of brake cleaner to prep

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After

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Progress - the boot is actually fully reassembled!!

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Axle nut 3 - Halfords Advance 0

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Halfords replaced all the items no problem - Just to point out the extensions were not being used with the rattle gun, a bit of coaching from @savage bulldogs + some swearing and it was free. Now to see if the bearings will separate from the hubs so I can fit the longer studs.

Parts for the fuel system and AOS have arrived - just need to confirm injector sizes, this will mean I can remove the Subaru damper setup completely and simplify plus ensure zero oil goes into the intake. Some initial planning about location completed but a little hard to gauge when your engine is missing

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Front bearings off but not without a fight, GrpN replacements on the way then I can fit the longer ARP studs

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