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    Holy crap I've missed a ton of stuff!

    Wow, not sure why I wasn't getting any email notifications about this thread, thought everyone was just snoozing. Sheesh, I missed like 4 pages of stuff!

    So to catch up...

    The uppipe requiring loosening the engine mount is due to the factory EGT making it extremely difficult to remove the OEM pipe. I loosened mine and jacked the engine up about an inch, and the pipe just dropped out (almost on my face). Haven't ever had to do it with any aftermarket pipes.

    The blue 2.5RST might be Lars. I've seen Ian around Ashland a lot lately. I think Lars was living in Hood River, not sure what he's up to now. Ian's car is turbo'd now too.

    Bo, how'd the install go? Sorry I missed your call, my wife and I were buying a new dining room table/chairs and I had my hands full at the time. I've got a fix for your "deteriorating cats" - remove them!

    So it sounds like we've got some newbies lurkin, maybe it's time for another meet?

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    I've been bad. 4 tickets in an 18 month period qualifies for a suspension, but the judge liked me and gave me an option to get out of my latest one by putting that bull**** sticker on my car... I'm glad I have a license, however.
    Don't you bring that weak tot action

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_black_one View Post
    I've been bad. 4 tickets in an 18 month period qualifies for a suspension, but the judge liked me and gave me an option to get out of my latest one by putting that bull**** sticker on my car... I'm glad I have a license, however.
    What sticker?

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    meet

    A meet in southern oregon somewhere would be cool, I never see any subies here In Roseburg, which is probably why.
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    For the first time this week the crappy neon thats been stalking me didn't find me and rev at me.

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    OMFG dude... Install went HORRIBLE! Dallas and our buddy JT who is too lazy to sign in here was there to help a lot. Sunday night I removed the BPV, intake, intercooler and heat shield. I also started to remove the easy bolts on the downpipe...

    THIS IS WHERE EVERYTHING GOES HORRIBLY WRONG...

    I was a tech for 5 years of my life.. During this time somehow NEVER broke or stripped a bolt. WELL...

    the drivers side bolt on the top of the downpipe loosened easy then became hard. No big deal, get some air... NO bigger ratchet (my $150 snap on 26" 1/2" ratchet) NO.. fudge... It was not going forward, nor backwards any longer.. screw it.. Go to bed. Wake up take the wife to work, shower go to sears... HMMM mini hack saw... well... grade 8 bolt... better buy more blades.. GOOD THING.. 3 blades later the bolt is done. COOL moving on, Dallas arrives helps with wiring the EGT on the strut tower, still removing parts, JT arrives.. DAM dont have an o2 sensor socket.. Go back to Sears, get it all removed, Dallas goes home, JT goes home, scedualed to return, go to pick up the wife from work. Start back to trying to get up pipe out. (all unbolted just needed to figure out how to fish it out) Ended up loostening the engine mount bolt and me bench pressing the motor while JT pulled out the up pipe thru the downpipe slot.. OK time to go back together. Go get new parts, put new honda studs in DC Sports up pipe with loctite. Get up pipe in up to the turbo and tight... CRAP other end of up pipe gasket is wrong, well factory gasket still looks ok, lets re use it... Factory manifolds go back in cross pipe back in (also forgot to buy that gasket from cross pipe to passenger side manifold) had to reuse.. (put that gasket back in backwords) heat shield bolts are rusty ish and didnt want to go back in good... took it all back apart (broke another bolt) to swap the cross pipe gasket. put those heat shields back on.. OK

    Downpipe time... WHAT FETCHING CRAP that downpipe is..... Doesnt fit well, removed 1 stud and it fits on.. tried to put a bolt back in the stud hole, stud hole is only threaded as much as needed, buger'd up bolt, put stud back in SOMEHOW got downpipe on to the turbo, well, Bo still has stock cat back for now, so downpipe flange doesnt really meet up very good to the stock cat back so sort of a small leak there... ALSO put the manual CEL fix on the down pipe.

    So far, weird noises.. not much power increase..

    CLIFFNOTES: Hard time, Bo is retarded, CRAP downpipe, HARD time.


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    [QUOTE=Wade-0;2014787]Bo, how'd the install go? Sorry I missed your call, my wife and I were buying a new dining room table/chairs and I had my hands full at the time. I've got a fix for your "deteriorating cats" - remove them!
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    I did so.. Now I want to purchase a better downpipe, AP and cat back.. Also the manifold thing, ghey... Need manifold too


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    All you were doing was putting in a DP and all that **** happened? How long did it end up taking. Im about to put a DP and UP in mine, sounds like a *****..
    Quote Originally Posted by BigB007 View Post
    For the first time this week the crappy neon thats been stalking me didn't find me and rev at me.

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    Wait, what happened to the manifold?

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    UP and DP

    I put the triangle gasket in backwords when I put the cross pipe/right manifold side back together..

    Yea pretty much all that happened. The car had obviously been apart before for some reason, with some horrible reinstall job..


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    New company is taking teh wife and I on the jet boats tomorrow for dinner. Pretty cool, free dinner, booze and fun! Wonder where all lithias billions go


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    hey i havent been here for a few months.. ive been on Nasioc mostly, but wade-o if you get a meet going ill be there, im over in Crescent City (love the drive ). I also just got my JDM 6 speed done, really excited about that!
    "You brake and then turn the wheel, step on the clutch, and pull the e-brake. Release the e-brake, go into countersteer mode, then wait. Wait until you know the car is facing the corner exit direction. then you smile and slam on the gas as you exit the corner." - Keiichi Tsuchiya

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    wow.. whats up man?


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    hey, i go to medford ever so often to visit friends and family and cruise around but never see many (If any) impreza's whats up with that...? you guys need to be out more! in a week or so i might be going there. I have a slight leak out of the tranny side axle from a bad circlip so ill be changing that out as soon as the part comes in.
    "You brake and then turn the wheel, step on the clutch, and pull the e-brake. Release the e-brake, go into countersteer mode, then wait. Wait until you know the car is facing the corner exit direction. then you smile and slam on the gas as you exit the corner." - Keiichi Tsuchiya

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    I am always driving between my house and my work. Tuesday through Saturday.


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    I guess noone wants to meet up in the south
    Quote Originally Posted by BigB007 View Post
    For the first time this week the crappy neon thats been stalking me didn't find me and rev at me.

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