The Massive Evo That Couldn't

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The Massive Evo That Couldn't

Postby Loren » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:01 pm

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The Massive Evo That Couldn't

Postby CaptainSquirts » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:24 am

Another event down and no complaints on how the car feels currently, so not changing anything anytime soon.

When I had the rear diff refreshed and had extra clutch discs installed for more lock, the shop said people were getting more even wear on the tires from the rear diff change. My fronts would usually wear 2x quicker than the rears. Before the event on the 12th, my fronts were at 8/32 tread wear and my rear were 8.5/32. After the event, my fronts dropped to 6.8/32 and the rears was like 7.2/32. So the wear has surprisingly been a lot closer to even then it ever was. I did raise the front a half an inch prior to all this, so maybe that could've had a little affect. But regardless, my rears definitely grip harder now.

But my near future plans will be new air intake filter(current one getting pretty brittle). And a transmission cooler adapter. Not really wanting it for adding an oil pump or anything, but more for it allows oil to be splashed all over 4th gear so it keeps it cooler and happy. Normally I wouldn't care about something like that but when I sent my transmission in for rebuild. My forth gear didn't have any major damages but it was way more worn than the other gears(that didn't bust tooths) and had to be replaced or something could've happened later down the road. But again, this was 120k miles worth of wear and I probably would have something else happen before my 4th gear went bad.
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The Massive Evo That Couldn't

Postby Tim_M » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:00 pm

Daniel: you should be proud of the work you've done. Quite accomplishment to R and R such components and have it back in working order.

The tighter diff definitely helped on my STI. When it was new, I could rally slide the car around a 90 bend on pavement - wicked fun. The Subaru specialists noted that precise action wears quickly and a rebuild really helps return the car to more neutral acceleration. Certainly, anything you can do to get the rear tires to work harder is a plus.

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Postby CaptainSquirts » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:26 pm

Tim_M wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Daniel: you should be proud of the work you've done. Quite accomplishment to R and R such components and have it back in working order.

The tighter diff definitely helped on my STI. When it was new, I could rally slide the car around a 90 bend on pavement - wicked fun. The Subaru specialists noted that precise action wears quickly and a rebuild really helps return the car to more neutral acceleration. Certainly, anything you can do to get the rear tires to work harder is a plus.

Congrats!
Thanks!

I remember a while ago when I took a ride in your Subaru, whenever you accelerated out of a corner, your rears gripped hard and rotated. I never really got that in the Evo. Getting the rear diff rebuilt really makes a pretty significant difference.

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