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    HI,
    I'm back! been gone for a while, so here's a little bit of what's been happening in the life of me...
    Quit school after three years, worked for the steel workers union painting pre-cast concrete outhouses, got laid off for the winter and decided to be a lifty (greatest phuggin 5 months of my life!), spring rolled around and no callback from the union = 1 broke muhfugga... mid summer my grandpa died so I moved to Eastern Montana to help out my grandmother and ended up finding work in the oil patch = not so brokeded anymore!!!

    I have a PSM 2005 2.5RS:
    fiberglass wrapped Borla Replica Header
    K&N OEM replacement filter
    555 Open Source Tune
    Dark Performance 'Super-wide' mudflaps
    DIY Snorkus Delete
    Custom red Painted Grille
    White painted OEM wheels
    Debadged trunk
    Blacked out tails
    Red Interior Trim (gonna flock that **** at some point)
    Rallitek front Shifter Bushings
    Torque solutions rear shifter bushing
    whiteline 22mm front sway bar
    whiteline subframe lockdown bolts
    whiteline steering rack bushings
    whiteline rear diff support lock bushings
    Kartboy solid front and rear endlinks
    rallitek plug wires
    8mm phenolic intake spacers (grimmspeed)
    exedy stage one organic clutch
    ACL race main & rod bearings
    whiteline positive shift bushings
    perrin LCP
    04 STi Pink Struts/springs
    white Flossy weighted shift knob
    Pioneer bluetooth head unit
    Cell signal booster
    Weather tech all weather floor mats
    Enkei RPF1 5x100 18x8.5 wrapped in Hankook Ventus Evo V12s
    Primitive Light bar, home to a set of Hella Rallye 1000 Black Magics and a set of PIAA 520 Ion Crystal fogs



    I picked up a '79 BRAT that will get the engine & tranny out of the impreza, the Impreza will in turn be getting a forged, stroked ej205 running a Painless style V-mount system with a big Comp Turbo running on adaptronics engine management mated to a dccd 6mt that will eventually be swapped for a close ratio sequential dog-box

    I also picked up a 78 1400DL wagon that will get an ea81/2T

    ~Jordon
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    crank pully isn't really any sort of gain in pefromance... and IMO the mishimoto radiator is better... other then that it sounds like you have a good list going

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    Thanks bubba! and even so i'll probably still go for the lightened crank anyway haha

    i guess i better find out how the CXracing and Mishimoto compare in price!
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    crank pulley is ok, but a lightened flywheel would be better,
    from what i hear (i keep hearing contradicting opinions) the stock crank pulley is heavy for a reason, its also called a harmonic balancer for a reason lol. so i say keep the crank pulley stock and get a lightened flywheel, you will lose more weight off the drive system than you would with the LCP, and i havent heard anything bad about doing it.

    good luck with the build!
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    ok, so i've decided that since it is the start of yet another year of college, i'm going to spend my free time working on DIY projects for Willow

    starting with:

    Home built radiator shroud (there is a great NASIOC writeup on this)
    Changing the Guage pod, key ring, HVAC and radio from green to red always wanted to do this and i found a really good writeup on NASIOC so i'm going to go for it
    then going for a DIY rear diffuser that a fellow BSS member is also trying
    and a cheap temporary oil pan skit plate out of the stock plate from an '85 suby wagon!
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    Hyalite Canyon Bozeman, MT run!

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    Mocked up DIY radiator shroud

    transfered template to aluminum, now i just need aluminum snips to cut it out
    ordered my custom DP 'superwide' mudflaps!
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    Did you cut that metal piece yet? Post pics!
    BTW nice decal in mirror!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincx View Post
    Did you cut that metal piece yet? Post pics!
    not yet! I am off at College right now and forgot my Dremel at home, but good news, i'm headed home this weekend so hopefully i'll have it done by Monday, Pics will be added right away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba02sti View Post
    crank pully isn't really any sort of gain in pefromance...
    While the pulley might not be worth whp/tq, some folks like a quicker-revving engine. Swapping a crank pulley is much less involved than a flywheel. If you're doing the clutch anyway, do the flywheel. If not, consider the pulley.


    Quote Originally Posted by RS MN View Post
    crank pulley is ok, but a lightened flywheel would be better,
    from what i hear (i keep hearing contradicting opinions) the stock crank pulley is heavy for a reason, its also called a harmonic balancer for a reason lol. so i say keep the crank pulley stock and get a lightened flywheel, you will lose more weight off the drive system than you would with the LCP, and i havent heard anything bad about doing it.
    Wrong. It is better to leave recommendations to those who know what they're talking about. SoA has confirmed the crank pulley is not a harmonic balancer.

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    hey brotha! car looks good! keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS MN View Post
    ...from what i hear (i keep hearing contradicting opinions)...
    Quote Originally Posted by em99sport View Post
    Wrong. It is better to leave recommendations to those who know what they're talking about. SoA has confirmed the crank pulley is not a harmonic balancer.

    exactly why i said this, sir. no need to insult
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    ok so if the crank pulley is not in fact a harmonic balancer, i'm going to re-add that to the list of definite to-dos!

    Thanks Paul! (I assume you're the same Paul from BSS?)


    Update, i am working on cutting out the shroud, but the aluminum likes to eat my dremel bits :(
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    Default New MudFlaps and DP stickers




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    A little bit dirty

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