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The Massive Evo That Couldn't

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

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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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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:00 pm

Not a performance upgrade but a comfort upgrade. I installed a new radio/CD player head unit. My OEM one had just a radio and CD player. Now I got bluetooth l, USB port, can take calls without hands now. This will make the trips to Dunnellon soooooo much better. :lust:

Before
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Old OEM unit
After
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New unit
p.s I fixed my AC knob which was not staying in place due to the plastic shaft it was one breaking. Now I can run in M2 next season without the harrassment of it. :box:
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The Massive Evo That Couldn't

Postby twistedwankel » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:04 pm

It's good you've learned to keep it running yourself. Renault won't be making any parts for it ever. Nor will Fiat. End of an era. MisterBitchi made great cars back in the day even when they co-built with Diamond Star/Chrysler 20 years ago. :lust:

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