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    I have a welded WRX diff in the rear and a welded center viscous for the front. I respect everyone's opinions, as long as its open minded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWDoutback View Post
    I have a welded WRX diff in the rear and a welded center viscous for the front. I respect everyone's opinions, as long as its open minded.
    I think you'll find we're very open minded. In fact, Drews hates all Subarus. It's just interesting because when it comes to RWD, the Subaru is going to be awfully noseheavy... I would much rather have a well-balanced car like an MX-5 with which to begin.

    Regarding the differential... unless you've built the diff, don't expect the R160 internals to hold very long in RWD duty pushing that sort of torque (56lb/min turbo on cammed EJ257 should be good for 400-420whp and 400wtq). This would likely be too demanding for even the R180. Keep in mind that though R160s can hold up to well over 550-600whp on WRXs, this is AWD and the power is split 50-50... not the case when you convert to RWD.
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    You would find it pretty surprising actually. The wagon has so much extra weight in the rear it almost feels back end heavy. My friend is a very good fabricator and welder. The way we built the rear diff and center viscous, I don't think I'll run into any problems. Keep in mind, the differentials don't have any internal gears left in them. I estimate my car around 400-450HP right now. The only thing that I can complain about is the sloppiness of the rear diff and transmission mounts. The next thing are solid diff/tranning mounts.

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    Do you even drift bro?

    ...haha, nice work. Where are you going from here?

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    Pretty interesting build. You don't see these every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWDoutback View Post
    You would find it pretty surprising actually. The wagon has so much extra weight in the rear it almost feels back end heavy. My friend is a very good fabricator and welder. The way we built the rear diff and center viscous, I don't think I'll run into any problems. Keep in mind, the differentials don't have any internal gears left in them. I estimate my car around 400-450HP right now. The only thing that I can complain about is the sloppiness of the rear diff and transmission mounts. The next thing are solid diff/tranning mounts.
    Uh they dont have any side spiders but they have a ring and pinion, which you will make short work of in RWD format. Look into an R200 swap or a rear end from a 350Z/G35.
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    Is that the 10th Anniversary Edition RX-7 back there? It looks really clean.
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    Pretty cool build. I checked out the build thread on NASIOC and gotta say, it's cool to see how you repurposed and rebuilt your old car instead of getting rid of it. Any plans for competitions or track days or anything? Seems like something like this really deserves some space to play.

    If this was a street car and it looked like that for style purposes, I definitely wouldn't be into it. But it sounds like this isn't really built to be a street car and so OP isn't worried about putting money into making it look like one. Plus the whole "cobbled together drift car" style does look pretty cool in its own right.

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    I've seen Hondas with those holes in the bumper cover, though usually in the back. Are they supposed to serve any function, or are they derived from a different design or something? Just wondering where they came from.
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    I think the Honda people do it so air doesn't get trapped under the car, or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    I think you'll find we're very open minded. In fact, Drews hates all Subarus. It's just interesting because when it comes to RWD, the Subaru is going to be awfully noseheavy... I would much rather have a well-balanced car like an MX-5 with which to begin.

    Regarding the differential... unless you've built the diff, don't expect the R160 internals to hold very long in RWD duty pushing that sort of torque (56lb/min turbo on cammed EJ257 should be good for 400-420whp and 400wtq). This would likely be too demanding for even the R180. Keep in mind that though R160s can hold up to well over 550-600whp on WRXs, this is AWD and the power is split 50-50... not the case when you convert to RWD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    I've seen Hondas with those holes in the bumper cover, though usually in the back. Are they supposed to serve any function, or are they derived from a different design or something? Just wondering where they came from.
    Yeah they put them in the rear bumper because as air travels up under the car, the rear bumper acts like a parachute and traps air back there. Makes total sense considering most Hondas are incredibly fast as it is...
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    Huh, I can't quite figure this build out. I can understand working with what you have (your OBS), and turning it into something else (a drift car), but I'm not following the thought process in the middle. IMO, it would have been more cost effective to sell the OBS and start with a better RWD platform than any Subaru could hope to be (i.e. the stereotypical Nissans, Miatas, etc).

    Whatever floats your boat I guess (or in Mikie and Jimmy's case, sinks it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Yeah they put them in the rear bumper because as air travels up under the car, the rear bumper acts like a parachute and traps air back there. Makes total sense considering most Hondas are incredibly fast as it is...
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