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by James614
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Outback Sport springs
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: Outback Sport springs

I really don't think they'll lift it. The OBS has a very small lift over std Impreza, and Impreza springs are shorter to begin with. And the springs will be softer than the Legacy's by quite a bit, which will effect ride height too. This is pure conjecture though. I don't think I've seen anyone use ...
by James614
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: speed adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: speed adjuster

They are common for trucks and muscle cars. Haven't really heard of them for anything else.
by James614
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: speed adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: speed adjuster

I honestly wouldn't trust run of the mill phone-based GPS to be 100% accurate. The fact that it varies by app kind of confirms its not.
by James614
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: speed adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: speed adjuster

I'd concur with the tire size change if you're super-anal. There's online calculators that will tell you how high or low a certain tire size will make it.

But 5mph is within normal error margin anyways, unless you live somewhere like Virginia where tickets for 2mph over are common.
by James614
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion

The extra confusing thing is that it mentions helical for the front diff's. Are those just Subaru's own design? Are Suretrac and Torsen notably different enough to warrant differentiation from just an in-house helical diff?
by James614
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion

Okay, so the Suretrac and Torsen diff's are both helical? If that's the case then its really not that complicated given Rallispec's chart. The issue is that between the serious lack of consistency with referring to only the helical diff's as mechanical, (I've found threads comparing "mechanical vs h...
by James614
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: teamCONTEracing 1991 Legacy Turbo on the limit at 100AW!
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Re: teamCONTEracing 1991 Legacy Turbo on the limit at 100AW!

Serious slip angles, and saying f--- the barriers. Two of my favorite things :D
by James614
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Picture and Multimedia Gallery
Topic: winter drifting 93 legacy ss
Replies: 10
Views: 2281

Re: winter drifting 93 legacy ss

Looks like fun :)
by James614
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion

Dammit. I've been searching on and off all day, and all I've been able to do is clarify that people on the internet love to cite facts with no sources and contradict each other. And yeah, that damn word "mechanical", there's definitely a lack of consensus on whether it means clutch-type or helical-t...
by James614
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion

I'd love to! But my work schedule is super crazy here and I haven't had a chance to really get myself into the car scene at all. Hopefully it'll slow down this summer and I can actually make some gear head friends and scope out some junkyards.
by James614
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion

I've seen the mention of mechanical cable-type 2way. I've always chalked that up to funky Japanese translation. No idea what it means either though. All the pics inside of an STI's pumpkin (including a couple GCs, but not sure on the years) I've seen are clutch-type, o at least appear to be so. And ...
by James614
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: WTB: 4.11FD MECHANICAL LSD

lol, sorry about the hijack. I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but there's some hazy info floating around and I want to know what's actually out there. I'll wait until after the split to continue.
by James614
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: WTB: 4.11FD MECHANICAL LSD

Have any links to pics with the covers removed? I've looked into LSD types quite a bit and never saw mention of a helical factory rear diff. I've seen mention of mechanical, but that term is definitely used to identify both clutch and helical LSDs depending on who says it and where.
by James614
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: WTB: 4.11FD MECHANICAL LSD

Okay, so it sounds like what you're calling a mechanical LSD is a helical-type (or gear-type) everywhere else. I never knew or heard of Subaru offering helical rear LSDs, even what they called Torsen rear LSDs were still clutch-type from my understanding (Torsen in that regard being a brand name rat...
by James614
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Brake lights - GOT NONE!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: Brake lights - GOT NONE!!!

All you gotta do is unscrew that lower nut and it pulls straight out.
by James614
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Subaru rear LSD types Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: WTB: 4.11FD MECHANICAL LSD

mike-tracy wrote:I don't know, but if you find a 4.44 MLSD (not CLSD) I'd be interested ;)
Your comment confuses me on what I thought those acronyms meant. I always though people were referring to clutch-type LSD's anytime they specified "mechanical", but your statement implies otherwise.
by James614
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Brake lights - GOT NONE!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: Brake lights - GOT NONE!!!

Is the car an automatic? If so, the brake light switch also opens the shift-lock. If the switch is bad you'd have to push the button on the console to shift out of P. I actually replaced an entire shift-lock assembly before without realizing the brake lights also didn't work.
by James614
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Car Lot
Topic: WTB Subaru AWD Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: WTB Subaru AWD Manual

No rust on a Subaru within 125 miles of northeastern PA? I wish you the best of luck good sir.
by James614
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Intercooling
Topic: Front mount.
Replies: 12
Views: 3763

Re: Front mount.

If you size the pump, heat exchanger, and fluid capacity right, and take advantage of forced air flow via the rad fans or even aftermarket fans, you can keep an AWIC under any condition. And that's not touching on using an icebox for drag racing :)
by James614
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Show your love, display your passions. Your Subaru's Badge.
Replies: 25
Views: 8308

Re: Show your love, display your passions. Your Subaru's Bad

I just ordered mine. I've known about this pretty much since the beginning, but always thought people were buying them so I never bothered. Now that I realize Subaru just gives them to you out of love, I feel much more obligated to participate.
by James614
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Intercooling
Topic: Front mount.
Replies: 12
Views: 3763

Re: Front mount.

Oh yeah, and if you want to absolutely the least amount of cursing, then TMIC is the way to go ;)
by James614
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Intercooling
Topic: Front mount.
Replies: 12
Views: 3763

Re: Front mount.

There are slim intercoolers like this one which can fit under the bumper beam. But you will still need to cut up your lower bumper opening to accommodate it. And the piping may still entail further cutting behind the cover depending on how you route it. Our cars (and most scoobs) simply weren't desi...
by James614
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Anyone using LED headlight bulbs?
Replies: 22
Views: 2665

Re: Anyone using LED headlight bulbs?

Are Sylvania's expensive bulbs actually that much better than the cheap bulbs nowadays? I tried Silverstars quite some years ago and felt like I got robbed, 0 difference in light output and just a barely noticeable bluish hue that didn't do anything for luminosity.
by James614
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: GD WRX ACT ProLite Flywheel and Exedy OEM Clutch kit
Replies: 12
Views: 7026

Re: GD WRX ACT ProLite Flywheel and Exedy OEM Clutch kit

I drove in DC traffic (not on the regular thankfully, as that sucks even with an automatic) and I didn't think my Exedy flywheel made it any more of a chore than other manual cars I had.
by James614
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 10528

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

Umm... I think you listed the prices backwards. Not that I'd mind the full carbon version also being cheapest :)