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    05 STI upright/strut rebuild when OCD meets opportunity. pictures attached

    While driving back from Indianapolis to Las Vegas the rear strut noise I had became worse and I also started to get a bearing type noise that I thought was the right rear upright. I decided to take a look at everything and ended up stripping out the uprights and have them powder coated and also repainted the c.v joint housings and stripped and regreased the rear struts and fitted the STI strut mounts which are a harder rubber.
    I also have new plastic fender liners and all the misc plastic pieces have been replaced in the wheel wells. here are some of the pics of the project so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    While driving back from Indianapolis to Las Vegas the rear strut noise I had became worse and I also started to get a bearing type noise that I thought was the right rear upright. I decided to take a look at everything and ended up stripping out the uprights and have them powder coated and also repainted the c.v joint housings and stripped and regreased the rear struts and fitted the STI strut mounts which are a harder rubber.
    I also have new plastic fender liners and all the misc plastic pieces have been replaced in the wheel wells. here are some of the pics of the project so far
    here are the pieces of the rear suspension that are almost ready to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    here are the pieces of the rear suspension that are almost ready to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    here are the pieces of the rear suspension that are almost ready to go
    the wax type underseal that was impossible to clean and was comming of is now gone and ready to be painted
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    Yeah, you weren't kidding when you said OCD .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Yeah, you weren't kidding when you said OCD .

    Looking good though, very cool.
    thanks, once is started looking at things the project just kept getting bigger, I am making tools to press the bearings into the rear uprights and have some more paint comming and once its painted in the wheel wells it will be going back together. I will post some more pics as I go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_2da_h View Post
    i like your garage floor
    I was gonna say the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camino cielo View Post
    I was gonna say the same thing.
    The floor is one of the kits you buy from home depot etc, it is my inlaws place. I used to have a nice garage in Indiana, we owned that house for eight years so I had the garage all set up how I wanted it. when we settle down in one place again I will do something hopefully better than this.. also another one of my projects in the picture a 94 Lola Indycar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    the wax type underseal that was impossible to clean and was comming of is now gone and ready to be painted
    New plastic for all the wheel wells including new retainers
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    New plastic for all the wheel wells including new retainers
    Cleaned up all the suspension removed underseal and cleaned up all the calipers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    New plastic for all the wheel wells including new retainers
    I stripped all the driveshafts, cleaned and repainted the cv housings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22B05STI View Post
    Cleaned up all the suspension removed underseal and cleaned up all the calipers.
    Front wheel wells ready to paint
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    Today I recieved the factory paint to spray the wheel wells and have the tools in hand to assemble the rear uprights which I made based on drawings of the tooling in the factory manual. I then measured the uprights and the bearings and the hub to get dimensions to make the tools. I will post some more pictures soon of those tools but I am really looking forward to getting a lot done tomorrow.

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