UHEV Legacy Version 2.0

Information about specific car builds.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
Legacy777
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 27548
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:37 am
Location: Houston, Tx
Contact:

Post by Legacy777 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:45 am

So you were trying to use the R180 rear diff but keep from having to swap to the R180 knuckles?

I thought I had heard that a hybrid axle could be made, but it must be hearsay.....
Josh

surrealmirage.com/subaru
1990 Legacy (AWD, 6MT, & EJ22T Swap)
1997 Impreza OBS

If you need to get a hold of me please email me rather then pm

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:18 am

^ I don't have any WRX axles here to experiment with, and can't afford to try that route. Basically, my friend who rebuilds trannys and drivelines all day every day has never seen an 8 ball outer CV joint. I searched for two months to get a yay or nay, and found neither. Such is the game. That's hot-rodden baby.




Tonight's work:

Finished the bumper beam. And the foam.


Anyways, she's fitting together nicely. The beam still lines up up with the factory holes which is amazing givin the amount of pretension in the bumper beam and how far off it was before I welded it. She sucked back together nicely though. The foam wasn't a big deal either. The good ol Stanley 99 took care of it.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image work.
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

zapjackson
In Neutral
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:06 am

Post by zapjackson » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:53 am

Legacy777 wrote:So you were trying to use the R180 rear diff but keep from having to swap to the R180 knuckles?

I thought I had heard that a hybrid axle could be made, but it must be hearsay.....
I believe the Legacy Spec B uses hybrid axles. Since it has a R180 rear.

zapjackson
In Neutral
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:06 am

Post by zapjackson » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:02 am

Sorry stupid me...but the spec b axles are 7cm longer, so you could take the boot off and see if the R180 stubs connect with the BC length axles. Just an idea....im rusty on this at the moment.

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:45 pm

I don't have the money to buy all these different axles to experiment with. It may be possible with some other axles, I just don't know. Anyways, I already have '04 STi knuckles on hand, and one red 2 pot on the way. I need one more caliper, rotors and pads to be all set.

Finding rotors for subaru 2 pots on STi knuckles was a pain. DBA makes one and so does subaru for a one year only JDM STi or something like that. The issue is the 190mm parking brake vs the 170mm parking brake.

If the SVX had vented instead of solid rotors(18mm thick instead of 10mm), I could redrill a set of those for cheap, be we weren't so lucky to get those here in the states. The SVX has the larger parking brake apparently.


Jamal has a very nice thread about subaru brakes on nasioc.
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

BXSS
Fourth Gear
Posts: 1301
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:23 pm
Location: Bx, NY

Post by BXSS » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:11 pm

Have you thought of using 300ZX 2 pot rear calipers?

A couple of RS25 guys used them on there cars.
94 Legacy SS
96 Impreza OBS
99 Impreza OBS-T
04 Sienna XLE Limited AWD

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:37 pm

300ZX calipers go on, but they sit slightly furthur out where the pad might overhand the end of the caliper. Not cool by me.
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:38 am

Last night's progress. Got some work done. Doubled up the braces that go under the fender. Got one of the overlays on the side of the car. Finished the bracing for t he upper core support. Did some work to my cast elbows for each end of the intercooler. They are between 3/16 and a 1/4 thick, so I tapered the ends and smoothed the seriously rough casting marks. Not that it is a big deal, but it was some late night mayhem.

Also, I received my first of about 6 quarts of reduced base coat. This stuff covers like crap so it will take a lot. 4 coats to cover. :shock:
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image[/IMG]

Image

Image

Image
Last edited by 93forestpearl on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

Legacy777
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 27548
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:37 am
Location: Houston, Tx
Contact:

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:50 pm

You're tearing that thing down pretty good Dan.
Josh

surrealmirage.com/subaru
1990 Legacy (AWD, 6MT, & EJ22T Swap)
1997 Impreza OBS

If you need to get a hold of me please email me rather then pm

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:01 am

True, and the mountain of work I'm staring at looks rather large :(



I've had a couple years to think about how I would have done it differently. The other end of that is how much more time it's taking to so it how I want to. Being the end of the semester isn't helping either, especially since I'm actually at school now, instead of merely a physical presence.
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

bmxpunk
Third Gear
Posts: 810
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:01 am
Location: Casper, WY
Contact:

Post by bmxpunk » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:55 am

This looks awesome.

I wanna see some pictures of that cooling duct
2011 Mini Countryman S All4
1970 Honda Ct90
2001 Forester S of Doom - mowed down by a Cummins
1994/5/6/01/02/03/04/06/07/08 Impregacy OUtback SS STi Type R money pit- NEW RALLYCAR!!

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:10 pm

^ This one?

Image

Image
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

BXSS
Fourth Gear
Posts: 1301
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:23 pm
Location: Bx, NY

Post by BXSS » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:47 pm

Its coming along nicely - keep @ it!
94 Legacy SS
96 Impreza OBS
99 Impreza OBS-T
04 Sienna XLE Limited AWD

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Sat May 09, 2009 6:36 am

No real update, but I did take my last final today, so it's game on.

I did pick up a man-sized compressor, so now I can get serious. Craigslist is a beautiful thing. The funny thing thing is, half-way through wiring it the power went out for a couple hours tonight, so I couldn't do anything even if I wanted to, lol.


This thing is sooooooo much quieter, its not even funny. Now I can spray with an HVLP gun and actually maintain.

Image
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

Legacy777
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 27548
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:37 am
Location: Houston, Tx
Contact:

Post by Legacy777 » Sat May 09, 2009 4:35 pm

Yeah the crafstman dry compressors are fucking NOISY.
Josh

surrealmirage.com/subaru
1990 Legacy (AWD, 6MT, & EJ22T Swap)
1997 Impreza OBS

If you need to get a hold of me please email me rather then pm

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Tue May 12, 2009 5:11 am

Spent the day running around, and had a little time to throw at the car. The R180 fits like a glove as expected. The old style companion flange fits perfectly, along with the bracket. I'm having an issue finding a parts guy that can get me the correct circlips for my axles, but that is minor.

As we speak I am playing musical coilovers to get everything together in the rear of the car.

Image

Image

Image
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Sun May 17, 2009 4:30 am

Not a whole lot to update on. Finishing the semester and getting an internship have consumed most of my time. Got an internship though, at Berry Plastics in Lakeville, so I'll be able to spend more time on the car. I don't start until the 1st of June, so I have two weeks to spend some quality time in the garage. w00t

Got my coilovers worked out and the hubs on the car. Battery tray was also shaved.


I have to take this parking brake back apart, I know. She didn't go together like planned...:roll: I need some drum brake tools, because it is a pain in the ass.

Image

Image

Image

Image
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

Legacy777
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 27548
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:37 am
Location: Houston, Tx
Contact:

Post by Legacy777 » Sun May 17, 2009 5:25 am

I hate drum brakes!!

That is all :)
Josh

surrealmirage.com/subaru
1990 Legacy (AWD, 6MT, & EJ22T Swap)
1997 Impreza OBS

If you need to get a hold of me please email me rather then pm

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Sun May 17, 2009 6:55 am

Yus, drum brake tools are ftw and I will be getting some soon. And they are cheap.
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

livestrong14
Fourth Gear
Posts: 1517
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon/ Boise, Idaho
Contact:

Post by livestrong14 » Sun May 17, 2009 7:15 am

That cooling duct looks great! What did you use for it? Awesome progress keep it up!
91 SS -Carbon Bronze Pearl
EJ257/EJ205 Hybrid
Built by NWSS www.simplysubie.com

93 Ford Ranger-DD
91 Rio Red SS- RallyX Project
93 AWD Sedan- FOR SALE!

Sponsors: NWSS, Forced Performance, Surgeline, RalliTEK

93forestpearl
Fifth Gear
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:14 pm
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Post by 93forestpearl » Sun May 17, 2009 7:48 am

livestrong14 wrote:That cooling duct looks great! What did you use for it? Awesome progress keep it up!
Thanks for the kind words!




The hood vent is a fiberglass piece I found on ebay from a company out of Tawian. It was actually a dummy vent that was enclose, and I cut the center out of.

This one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-03-SU ... enameZWDVW
→Dan

piddster34 at h0tma1l d0t c0m

BXSS
Fourth Gear
Posts: 1301
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:23 pm
Location: Bx, NY

Post by BXSS » Tue May 19, 2009 6:51 pm

I noticed 2 pots out back are the knuckles ABS?

I'm gonna be doing a STi RA tranny / R180 Rear diff swap when I plop in the built motor & want ABS R180 rear knuckles.

The R180 Rear knuckles I have are non abs, just like the 2pot R180 knuckls I had.
94 Legacy SS
96 Impreza OBS
99 Impreza OBS-T
04 Sienna XLE Limited AWD

Legacy777
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 27548
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:37 am
Location: Houston, Tx
Contact:

Post by Legacy777 » Tue May 19, 2009 7:32 pm

BXSS wrote:The R180 Rear knuckles I have are non abs, just like the 2pot R180 knuckls I had.
So do you have spares?

Depending on how things shake out.....I am anticipating having to replace the transmission at some point and time, and swapping to a 6mt has been a possibility, and one of the things along with that has been the rear end and all that jazz.....
Josh

surrealmirage.com/subaru
1990 Legacy (AWD, 6MT, & EJ22T Swap)
1997 Impreza OBS

If you need to get a hold of me please email me rather then pm

PhyrraM
Fourth Gear
Posts: 1980
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:34 pm
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA

Post by PhyrraM » Tue May 19, 2009 9:51 pm

Everytime I start to consider a 6-speed, I always figure that the stock 3.9:1 R160 would do the job just fine. Unless you drive like a jackass, that is. (Or want Brembos too.)

Am I missing something?
'93 Winestone SS Auto, '91 Pearl White SS.
'93 Pure White SS EJ20G slanty intercooled, SIDESWIPED! In stasis.
'94 FWD and '95 AWD Laguna Blue SVXs.
2017 Pure Red BRZ Limited w/Performance pack

Legacy777
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 27548
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2002 11:37 am
Location: Houston, Tx
Contact:

Post by Legacy777 » Wed May 20, 2009 12:58 am

I guess you're right.....it should work. If that's the case, then it makes things easier.
Josh

surrealmirage.com/subaru
1990 Legacy (AWD, 6MT, & EJ22T Swap)
1997 Impreza OBS

If you need to get a hold of me please email me rather then pm

Post Reply