Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by ride_child » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:34 am

is that part something that is still stocked?
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:55 am

Yes, it also came on automatic 01-03 Legacy L models. Not Outback, or GT, or 5mt or H6.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by carfreak85 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:06 pm

Wait, where's the fill plug mike?!
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:15 pm

The fill is on the right side. Will make filling a little more difficult for sure, but I don't change the oil very often
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by ride_child » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:15 pm

so its just finned for better cooling like the sti units?
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:27 pm

ride_child wrote:so its just finned for better cooling like the sti units?
I have an STI R160 and R180 and neither are finned.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by ride_child » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:22 pm

i didnt mean the car, i meant the actual division of subaru. i think nico had one for his car and it was an sti unit, i could be wrong tho
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:14 am

Nico's one: Image
vs mine:
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Interesting. His is for an r180 diff though.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by Legacy777 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:19 pm

Interesting...
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:13 pm

The diff cover has a different bolt pattern than the 05 LGT diff I wanted to install it on. The cover is for type VA differentials, the one with the r152mm ring gear. Unfortunately you cannot swap that cover on to T-type diffs that 90% of subarus have.

If I could find a 4.11 VLSD diff in the correct VA type housing, then I can run this. But for now, I need something that works.

T-Type differential - what we are used to, came on most subarus till recently. Notice the side bearing caps are bolted in.
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VA (or VA1 or VA2 type, they can use the same cover). Notice the bearing caps screw in. And the diff case itself is funky shaped:
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In the 1.8L impreza days, these VA diffs had different spline count axles than the T-type. I can't comment from experience on the newer stuff, but I'd guess they use the same axle splines as the rest.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by Legacy777 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:58 pm

Interesting. Not sure I've seen the VA types in person before.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:19 pm

Spent some quality time on the SS, focusing on wiring.

This car came with a hacked up dash harness, so I sourced a harness from a 1993 Touring wagon. Luckily the harness was plug compatible with everything on my 1992 SS (auto trans plugs notwithstanding). I did what was necessary to convert the car to run my 5mt (Thanks Kimo and Josh), and I also added new wiring to run coil on plug (thanks Dankberries and Kimo). I used a 4-pin waterproof connector so I could easily disconnect and pull the motor as needed. 18 AWG wiring for the signal wires, and 14 AWG for the power and ground.

CJ has been working on the car at the same time, doing the bulk of the work. He got the exhaust on, swapped WRX front and H6 rear brakes, changed the suspension out for STI struts and legacy-specific H&R springs, and also swapped out the stock flywheel for a LW one. Plus he's been very patient with my diff and trans and other changes.

Remaining to do is install the intake manifold, finish and install the FMIC, put the dash back in, and button up the interior.

And get a safe tune while it is broken in. Right now the tune is for my last build, a stock ej22t with a vf23 turbo. Going to a 9.x:1 CR block with DOHC & a faster spooling turbo.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by cj91legss » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:18 pm

I have some pictures. I'll try and get them to you today bro.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by Pntaste4evr99 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:08 am

No core support swaps in the future? Lol
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:35 pm

I still have the preface front end if someone wants it, this one is gonna stay postface
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by originalcyn » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:53 pm

post face lift for life.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:11 pm

Preface looks way better 8)
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by originalcyn » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:16 pm

YOU MONSTER!
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by cj91legss » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:43 pm

mike-tracy wrote:I still have the preface front end if someone wants it, this one is gonna stay postface

hmmmm........
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by Legacy777 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:07 pm

mike-tracy wrote:Preface looks way better 8)

"Liked" :D
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:25 am

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Where the car is at now. Engine bay is almost done, then the interior needs to be put together.


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While CJ finishes up my SS, I get to work on my RSTi build.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by Legacy777 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:24 pm

Cool! Making progress
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:46 am

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Engine bay is really close now
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:53 am

Got pretty far on the car tonite. I tried to start it, but don't have any power to the ecu.

Anyone know what this plug under the dash goes to?

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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by dankberries » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:45 am

mike-tracy wrote:
Anyone know what this plug under the dash goes to?
I've got a good hunch that's why your not getting power, looking at the guage of a couple those wires , that's likely important ground/power wires.

I don't have my legacy with me, it's at a shop getting fun things done, so it's hard to reference, but I looked in my Impreza and located a very similar if not the same plug and it's connected to it's mate right under the steering column.

I didn't get much time to look today, but A glance at the FSM it appears to be apart of the B56 connection , but I couldn't find the correlation page showing/referencing it's purpose.

Sorry I don't have a direct answer Mike , hopefully someone else can chime in.
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