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    Quote Originally Posted by xrayspecs View Post
    damn i love how the BD'S look. such a good looking sedan!

    it does look like you are missing one part of the intake assembly, a small intake duct from the FSM.
    Thanks again for the heads up. Purchaced and installed the final intake piece.



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    Nice, looks like its in good condition too! The older these cars get the harder it is to find spares for the misc stuff like that.

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    The Sunday driver is doing pretty good so far. Took it out to run some errands this weekend. Brought it back, vacuumed, wiped her down and parked it. Feels good.







    Still got a trunk full of goodies waiting to be installed.







    Can't beat that license plate!
    Please ignore my garage door framing that needs painting.

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    Last edited by AssYriaNrocKer; 09-11-2023 at 10:02 AM.

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    Gotta love that JDM front grille & emblem! I've tried to locate one for my GTB but it was difficult to find something in good condition.

    I ended up finding a Zenki grille, which "mostly" fits my Kouki front end

    Good job on the build keep up the great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosMan603 View Post
    Gotta love that JDM front grille & emblem! I've tried to locate one for my GTB but it was difficult to find something in good condition.

    I ended up finding a Zenki grille, which "mostly" fits my Kouki front end

    Good job on the build keep up the great work!

    mysubieparts.com is a good spot to find some of that hard to find JDM stuff. I think they are closing unfortunately but still worth checking the site out before they close for good. Thanks for the kind words. Although I don't feel like I have done much, this build really has come a long way. Wish I had the time and funds to do what I really want but, one thing at a time is ok too.

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    Finally Picked up the second front caliper. I have been holding on to the RF caliper for a couple years now. A co-worker gave me the LF caliper yesterday out of the blue. What a great find. paid exactly 0 dollars for the pair.

    A big thank you to my co-worker Kyle, you duuhh man.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AssYriaNrocKer View Post
    ...paid exactly 0 dollars for the pair....
    You lucky dog! I love that you hang on to the first caliper and it finally paid off!

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    man, just read this thread. beautiful car, and amazing dedication! love the rolling restoration.

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    So not sure if I can use these STI rear calipers but I did pick one up. It has a broken bolt stuck in it but that shouldn't be too hard to remove.



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    MAAANNNNN I can not wait for summer. I am soo eager to drive the GT this year. I am going to have to take a look at the ignition wiring for the starting problem I have been having for a few years now. Also going to take care of the wheel bearing thats makin all that noise.

    In other news I picked up a bit of a cherry. 1996 Legacy with 64k miles. Its not minty fresh but it is def. a looker with low miles. I will be doing some much needed exhaust work and resealing. It will be posted for sale soon enough. I will be sure to include it on the SLI classified section.

    Anyone interested should send a message. Hoping for local pickup but delivery can be negotiated.




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    Update!

    With all left front wheel bearing replacement parts in hand I was excited to get rolling on a much needed maintenance item. That left front wheel bearing has been howling for a few years only getting worse with each passing season. At this point in time however, I was not really willing to remove bad brakes and re-install them again. I had recently performed a brake service and caliper coating only to find that the pads have been straight cooked! Literally the pad material was about to separate and fall off of the backing support. Not sure if this is actually due to extreme temperature fluctuation or just very serious corrosion. Either way I was not about to install them again after doing the wheel bearing. Naturally this feels like the right time to do the Brembo caliper upgrade.

    Here are all my new toys waiting for install!

    Stainless steel front brake lines by STOP TECH

    "High Carbon Alloy" Centric Rotors. I opted against slotted or drilled, but I did choose the "High Carbon Alloy" version to help mediate corrosion.

    Project Mu B-spec brake pads.

    OEM Caliper bolts 901120103

    Beck Arnley Brake hardware (OEM was just rediculously priced even with my discount)

    08 -14 OEM STI front calipers

    (to the right you can see I used all OEM wheel bearing components)




    To perform the wheel bearing replacement these two tool kits are extremely helpful if not mandatory.

    Gear Wrench Slide Hammer Puller Kit part#41700D
    OMT Bearing Removal Adapter Kit




    After removing the lower ball joint and front sway bar link you should be able to remove the axle nut and swing the axle out of the way. Re-attach the ball joint temporarily and install the slide hammer tool to remove the wheel hub. This takes some effort sometimes but it will eventually come out with the inner race still attached to the hub. I know I could have heated the race and removed it from the hub but I just decided to save the time and replace the hub. Besides that's just one more shiny new part! Once the hub is out of the way you remove the inner and outer seals along with the snap ring. This is were you use one of the cups from the bearing removal tool on the inside of the spindle while pushing in one of the plates on the outside using the large screw. This is how you press out the bearings outer race from the spindle without having to drag the whole assembly to the press. This is the method I use at work and the method I would recommend to anyone doing this at home as I did. I did not take any photos of the process but the kit comes with helpful guides.


    While I had everything apart I did my best to refurbish as it went back together. I used a wire brush on the backing plate and gave it a fresh coat of paint. I also did my best to paint the spindle itself without over spraying surfaces around it. I do plan on doing more cleaning in this wheel well area before throwing the brakes on. Here is how it sits currently. Fresh wheel hub and axle nut. You can see the old caliper hanging off to the side waiting to be retired. I need to set some time aside this weekend and get the brake parts in but for now I am thrilled to have a fresh bearing installed.



    Photo: A few weeks ago in the neighbors garage.


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