This is a discussion on From 09 to 2011 wrx build :) within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Nicely done so far. Aren't you worried at all about water getting on the filter and possible water ingestion with ...
Nicely done so far. Aren't you worried at all about water getting on the filter and possible water ingestion with that front bumper opening?
Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
'13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
'04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
'77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading
i think im going to make my own motor mounts. we all could use a little more stiffness but why shell out $120 for group N, $245 for beatrush, or $345 for MRI solid mounts, when i can make my own for probably $45???
my main reason is i need a little drop because my TB is rubbing a little on the hood and i can set it to whatever height i want.
i could make the MRI super easy out of a solid block of 6061 but i dont think id like a solid mount. just measure, drill, tap, done.
i think ill go after the beatrush then. the angle iron can be found at the metal store and i was thinking about using a cars bushing like this trailing arm i found. from the beatrush pic you can see all they did was weld on a plate to the two circles. im thinking they welded on a thread or just fead a bolt down though. once its all bolted down the thread really doesnt have to be welded. just drill a hole and set all 3 threads down inside. when the bushings are bolted down the threads cannot fall out and should make install easy.
winters are here. wow these things are huge (height wise). im kinda glad they're tall. for winter i sit a little low and these wheels raise the car up about 1/4". not much when you measure but it looks like a lot more with the eye and off the car. the total diameter is .9" taller but for some reason its only .25" on the car. o well im glad my exhaust cut out is 1/4" taller than before. i have never hit anything with the cut out because of where it is located in the middle of the car, but she sure does sit low!!
the cut out
the difference of a 205 vs 245 and 60 vs 35
the gap before (summer)
the gap after (winter)
so my black front end peices started chipping!! i used a plastic spray paint and even sanded. so i decided to use Plasti Dip this time. everything worked ok till the Plasti Dip started bubbling the plastic spray paint . needless to say i had to start all over! the spray paint came right off with the Plasti Dip and in spots that it didnt i just used my thumbs and rolled the paint right off! WTF??
for the life of me i could not get all the paint and Dip out of the vent holes :beatentod . so i decided to just cut them out. since i had 8 feet left of grill stuff, i just used that to make new vents. i cut to size and then JB welded the grill to the back of the peice. since a hell of a lot more bumper was then exposed i decided to Plastic Dip what was exposed black so it would blend in better and you wouldnt see all this white poking out. i think it all turned out good and since Plasti Dip is so easy to use i can tear it off and redo it anytime with ease.
O and while i was at it i did my mirrors and window chrome
maybe, probably, but by the slightest of margins id imagine. id venture a guess and say its safer to tune with more parts and then take them off, then tune with less parts and then add abunch without a tune. id rather be rich then lean.
if was i able to throw on a EL header without a tune for it (i was already highly tuned) and nothing became dangerous, then im more then confident that tuning for a cutout closed or open will not affect anything!
Im just a bit of a tuning purest. I don't put any part on my car that I'm not tuned for and wouldn't even if it wasn't "dangerous" Not saying thats the right approach, just works for me
Window chrome looks awesome now. How did you do it? spray?
2011 DGM WRX - Cobb Stage 2
I tried 3 sets of vinyl kits and only got 1 to work well on my 09. Removed and Plasti Dip is so much nicer and easier.