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by jamal
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Jamal's blanket suspension recommendations
Replies: 74
Views: 22314

Re: Jamal's blanket suspension recommendations

Hey Aarin, that's all a good start. Fresh struts, ball joints, tie rods, etc go a long way. 18/18 is pretty good, but I liked 20 f with a 22mm rear bar set soft more, and am currently using 22 mm adjustable bars front and rear with the front to soft and the rear to stiff. Which is maybe the equivale...
by jamal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 6mt differences
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: 6mt differences

Aside from gear ratios, there are a few different center diffs. Some jdm cars and the spec b legacy just have a vlsd and no dccd. 04-05 is a 35:65 native torque split (this only applies with the diff fully open, when there is any dccd lockup it changes). 06+ went to 41:59, but also added an addition...
by jamal
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: wrx sway bar and group N filamint
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: wrx sway bar and group N filamint

Oh, I was under the impression the split was 90-91 vs 92-94 like the rear strut tops/springs and facelift. You definitely want the newer c-link style that looks like this: http://jamalb.net/gallery/d/1120-2/IMG_3852.JPG that is a kartboy endlink and whiteline 22mm rear bar btw. Also if you're going ...
by jamal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: wrx sway bar and group N filamint
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: wrx sway bar and group N filamint

Rear lateral links need to change, which is what the swaybar endlinks attach to. Looking for "trailing arms" will not get you the right parts. Swaybar mounting brackets are also needed. The holes are there in the chassis for them. I have a thread around here somewhere about doing it, the pictures ar...
by jamal
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: It's 2019 now, what are my FWD strut options?
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: It's 2019 now, what are my FWD strut options?

Yeah that's my point.

Are gr2s better than monroes? yes.

Are brand new struts of any type better than 30 year old stock parts? again yes.

Is a new gr2 "15%" stiffer than a new oem strut? That I question.
by jamal
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: It's 2019 now, what are my FWD strut options?
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: It's 2019 now, what are my FWD strut options?

Correct, Excel G = GR2. And, well, they still aren't sports car dampers. I question the claims that the GR2 were firmer than oem. Still the best option for a FWD. Otherwise you're getting crappy gabriels from autozone or something. Part numbers for a 90-91 FWD are: 235063 235064 235071 235072 92-94 ...
by jamal
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: 4 Pot 06’ WRX/ 2Pot H6 upgrade wheels size
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: 4 Pot 06’ WRX/ 2Pot H6 upgrade wheels size

Yeah it comes down to wheel/spoke design more than size or offset. There are a number of 15" wheels that fit over those but most oem 16x6.5 wheels do not fit because of the width of the calipers. I think there is a forester wheel that works, the 16x7 wheels that came on the 98-01 impreza rs fit, and...
by jamal
Mon May 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Brakes
Topic: Disc brake conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: Disc brake conversion

The brake prop valve should be on the strut tower in the engine bay. 3rd gen legacy rear brakes are a good option. Those are the larger "H6" 290mm discs, and go well with wrx front brakes. You would need 16" wheels to go over the wrx front brakes though. I am not sure on the difference between disc ...
by jamal
Tue May 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Tein Street Advance Z
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: Tein Street Advance Z

I think that got answered in another thread. And I think 92-94 springs and perches are the same as a GC, but 90-91 are a different diameter even up front (the rear is definitely different). Also, these coilovers are now in stock and ready to ship. Anyone interested in a set should send me a pm or em...
by jamal
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: EJ20G COOLANT CROSSOVER PIPE O RING GASKETS?? HELP!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Re: EJ20G COOLANT CROSSOVER PIPE O RING GASKETS?? HELP!!!

Not exactly. The cars with the inlet under the manifold have a lower profile version. And some have an extra coolant temp sensor.

But they all should attach to the block the same way and have the outlet at the same spot.
by jamal
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Tein Street Advance Z
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: Tein Street Advance Z

There used to be pictures around here, I think I even had posted them, of the different tops, but they are gone now. I think I had them on imageshack or they were lost when I had to reinstall gallery on my own hosting. So like I said, yes, all those cars have the same top mounts and the same bolt pa...
by jamal
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Currently available struts, springs, and coilovers
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Currently available struts, springs, and coilovers

The key there is that you used wrx wagon parts. And you're right, those are pretty much the same and the 02-07 impreza wagon does have the same track width as the 1st gen impreza and legacy. However, the 02-07 sedan is wider. The strut towers in the chassis are in the same place, the subframes are t...
by jamal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: EJ22T Pistons
Replies: 26
Views: 4656

Re: EJ22T Pistons

Good to hear. I made my own compression ratio sheet lately and also get 7.5:1

SOHC 2.5 rods are 131.6mm and that would get it over 8:1 for anyone else looking into this. +2mm rods would be even better but that's a lot of money.
by jamal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Hello! New here with some questions!
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: Hello! New here with some questions!

Hi, I sell the pistons, and in fact recently sent some to a guy who was rebuilding his 22t. If you are ready to buy a set send me an email and I'll get you set up. If you need other stuff (bearings, rods, headstuds...) I can do that too. JE also makes forged pistons for these cars. And in fact, they...
by jamal
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Currently available struts, springs, and coilovers
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Currently available struts, springs, and coilovers

I've been making some updates to my website and going through a bunch of catalogs lately, and figured I'd post about some of the parts you can get for these cars right now in 2018. Since the BC/BF suspension is basically identical to what is on a GC Impreza, there's actually quite a bit. The only th...
by jamal
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: How should I build this giant cube!? Build recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: How should I build this giant cube!? Build recommendatio

I'd wonder about the details of that warranty. Like, it probably has to be stock car and the block installed by a dealer or something like that. You go and put a new oem block in some 30 year old car with a bigger turbo and a bunch of aftermarket parts and tuning and blow it up I don't think they'll...
by jamal
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Tein Street Advance Z
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: Tein Street Advance Z

Cool, glad to hear people still look at that stuff. I guess that is some motivation to make some updates because I have learned a little since they were first posted.
by jamal
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Tein Street Advance Z
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: Tein Street Advance Z

GC impreza tops are the same as the legacy. Actually, BC, BD, BE, GC, GD all use the exact same front top mounts. GC and 92-94 legacy have the same rear tops. Spring perches, which go below the top mounts, do change, but those teins come with perches to fit on the smaller diameter springs so it shou...
by jamal
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: NEED HELP! Swapping 22T to 20G, Exhaust Cam Gear Lip Damaged
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

Re: NEED HELP! Swapping 22T to 20G, Exhaust Cam Gear Lip Dam

What's your question?

No the tensioner is not causing any issues.

Yes you need to replace that cam gear. Looks the same as a Legacy GT 25d part.
by jamal
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cam options for 25D heads
Replies: 22
Views: 2486

Re: Cam options for 25D heads

I'd be interested to know if rallispec has any around or if you'd have to wait for them to come from RCM. One of the kelfords is listed at one of my distributors but is out of stock. Might be worth sending kelford an email to see if the still make them or have any around. If I could bring any in the...
by jamal
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel cut after 25% throttle??
Replies: 20
Views: 3236

Re: Fuel cut after 25% throttle??

If your wiring to the knock sensor was messed up I would take a close look at the maf and map sensor wiring as well.
by jamal
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel cut after 25% throttle??
Replies: 20
Views: 3236

Re: Fuel cut after 25% throttle??

Does the speedometer work?

Have you figured out why the MAF and MAP codes are on?
by jamal
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ej22T noob!! Need help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Ej22T noob!! Need help!

Rob tune use the stock ecu. You would need to get ahold of him to learn more. Something like an AEM ems4 or a megasquirt is a pretty inexpensive standalone option if you are willing to do all the wiring yourself. Ideally you make a short jumper harness from the stock connectors instead of cutting ev...
by jamal
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Need help with figuring compression ratio
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Need help with figuring compression ratio

Using this calculator http://www.csgnetwork.com/compcalc.html and the following numbers bore 99.5 stroke 79 HG dia 101 HG thickness .56 head 47cc piston dish 22cc deck clearance .3 I get 9.1:1 I'm not sure on deck clearance and have heard 46, 47, and 50cc for the heads. Headgaskets are the thin 1104...
by jamal
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ej22T noob!! Need help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Ej22T noob!! Need help!

Yeah a wrx ej20 in decent shape would be an easy swap. If you pulled that 2.2 apart for new pistons and rings you'd probably want to get it honed and replace the bearings too. For aftermarket, Wiseco and JE make nice pistons for the 22t. What are the stock ring sizes for the turbo? If they're 1.2/1....