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    Short block swap plus other build stuff...

    Well, as most of you know I have very low compression in all four cylinders so I decided to swap in a brand new STi short block. The thing has a nitraded crank and forged rods and I just put some CP Forged Pistons in it today. Next step is actually swapping out the short block with the one thats in it now!
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    Just a few pictures of the piston install today! Now I have to see if I can sell those OEM Pistons to someone!










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    cool you doing all the work yourself, that's pretty involved thats nice

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    My friend is helping me, he is a 12 year Subaru Tech...we were actually in his service department today since they were closed and the salesmen opened it up for us! It was really easy with all his tools!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
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    Real old, it's an old farm house. You should see the electrical stuff in it...I have no grounds and it's just...really old...ha.
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    That's a light switch in the basement.
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    The only thing I didn't think of doing was getting the coatings on the CP Pistons....but my car is so loud to begin with I probably won't even hear any added piston slap....I noticed the stock pistons had the coating on them though.
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    i aam about to to the same swap in my 04WRX.. I am going to do wiesco piston cause i can get the set for 300$ new keep the pictures comming so i know what i am in for.

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    Yeah, it will be a while though until I actually get to swap the blocks out...I Need to find time to do it! I will post pictures though.
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    So I wonder if I should do any other "add on" stuff while I'm swapping out my block. I know I may do the killerb oil pickup but I am also thinking about the grimmspeed phenolic spacers possibly....
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