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Postby jaydece » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:38 pm

Where is the farken LIKE button on this thread! :D

Great detail and work right here :clapping:
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Re: Member Profile - James' H6 Wagon - SKD55S

Postby jslayz » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:17 pm

Great work, pretty epic job, pity painter didnt quite get the colour right!

My car has 3 distinct shades of grey on it...eh, what can you do!

Next painter will be doing whole front of car so will get mine back to 2 shades of grey, yay!
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Re: Member Profile - James' H6 Wagon - SKD55S

Postby applegeek897 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:50 am

jslayz wrote:Great work, pretty epic job, pity painter didnt quite get the colour right!

My car has 3 distinct shades of grey on it...eh, what can you do!

Next painter will be doing whole front of car so will get mine back to 2 shades of grey, yay!


Thanks man, I would say the colour looks off because of the pictures and the shadows, its actually pretty spot on in person.
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Re: Member Profile - James' H6 Wagon - SKD55S

Postby applegeek897 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:39 pm

So Postimage shat it. I'll fix that slowly in the future but we're moving over to flickr for hosting. I've been posting there for ever anyway. Should've made the switch earlier.

May 2018: So, since day one of me owning this car, almost 3 years now, 4th gear has always been a bit iffy. If I'd been driving the car for awhile and did a high rpm change from 3rd to 4th it would be very hard to get in. Similarly, going from 5th to 4th without the perfect heal-toe would give me a very small crunch. I've always managed it though so its never been a big problem.

Since the MCM track-day, that's where things started to go down hill. It was the first time the car was driven properly hard for a real amount of time. After a few hotish laps it was crunching hard both up and down despite perfect rev matching. Not to mention when I finished the session the centre diff was binding like I have never felt before. The car had about 4 hours of cool down and it seemed like nothing was wrong. After popping it up the next day I saw the bottom was covered in oil. I then took the car to ADS to be looked at and while its fine for normal driving if I want to drive it the way I want to drive it something needs to be done. In fairness its done bloody well for 355,000km of driving.

There were so many options I had to choose from, originally it was to have ADS rebuilt the box with new synchros and 4th gear at the absolute minimum, but then at that cost I could go for a DCCD setup, so I looked into that. Then after realising that would cost me around $8-9K I decided it would just be better off to part out and start again with another car. I was feeling terrible about this cause I just love the car so much. So I stopped looking, and as usual a bargain presented itself.

So, I managed to acquire a full driveline from a 2007 Subaru Liberty 2.5GT Spec-B, with less then half the km's. The best part about it, I've driven the car hard a bunch of times so I know its all solid. Only reason it came out of his car was he also got a deal he couldn't pass on a really low km box, win win for both of us.

Picked everything up from Ichiban, I do love wagons.

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It came with other bits like starter, shifter assembly ect.

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R180 should be a nice upgrade too. It's FILTHY, a good chance for it and the box to get a proper clean, maybe even some paint.

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To conclude, it'll be a good 4-5 months of saving and parts hoarding cause considering the effort to put this in there is going to be a LOT upgraded in the process.

Also I found a nice new place for photos, after a wash of course.

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Postby applegeek897 » Fri May 25, 2018 7:37 pm

After many hours. The the hundreds of photos are now restored. Yay.
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Postby gtbsti » Fri May 25, 2018 8:20 pm

sits nicely on those teins mate. very clean!
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Re: Member Profile - James' H6 Wagon - SKD55S

Postby jslayz » Sat May 26, 2018 3:39 am

Much better photos!

Looking good! :D
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Re: Member Profile - James' H6 Wagon - SKD55S

Postby applegeek897 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:25 pm

September 2018: So something popped up that seemed like a no brainer.

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Yeah I bought another one, basically a carbon copy in stock form of the current car. It may look familiar, it was purchased from fellow member Dave (vaccine) who previously had turbo setup on the car. Most of the goodies were removed before the sale but there were a few bits and pieces left over.

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So what's the plan then? Well a partout is the most likely scenario. It's a good way to get more 'seat time' working on the car without having to actually have my car out of action. There are a bunch of bits that will be taken and used on my wagon with most being sold, likely for a healthy profit.

What we did work into the deal was a bunch of rear suspension components. The only assnoying thing, is they're covered in PlastiDip. Now I totally understand why Dave did this, but I like the idea of adding some hidden bling under the car.

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So in the box of magic I got. AVO HD rear swaybar mount

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AVO Rear Underbody Brace kit

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Hardrace rear camber arms 8891 (Hardened Rubber)

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Hardrace rear front lateral rams 6834 (Hardened Rubber)

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Hardrace rear rear lateral arms 6834-H (Pillow Ball) with Whiteline lockout kit KCA307

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Goof Off and a few microfibre towels and the PlastiDip eventually came off.

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Much better.

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Before the sun went down I popped the two next to each other. It's fascinating seeing what is basically a before and after at least from the outside of what it's become in three years.

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Postby bigBADbenny » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:37 am

That’s awesome!!! :good:
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Postby applegeek897 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:42 pm

September 2018: I found a nice little surprise under the hood from the organ donor. Something that was on my list of things to grab. A fancy Optima D35 Yellow Top battery.

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I also noticed an Atrax battery tie-down, but I've already got one.

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Terminals came off with some effort.

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The things you find...

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The shitty old Century battery could finally come out. Glad to be rid of this.

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It was a little dirty.

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Just about good as new after a quick wipe down.

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Quick side-by-side. Much more compact and a little lighter.

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Before it went back in the car I gave the tray a good scrubbin.

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Due to the fact the battery is a little smaller I needed to tap longer thread the have it securely mounted. Finally able to put this to use.

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Perfect.

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Finally found a clip that could fix this. It's the small things. Plus a top up of washer fluid.

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I also got a chance to clean all the rear goodies. Colourful.

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Re: Member Profile - James' H6 Wagon - SKD55S

Postby applegeek897 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:31 pm

September 2018: So I wasn't really planning on doing this but considering it looks like the 'organ donor' is going to a friend of mine I wanted to grab a couple more bits off it before it goes. One of which was the swaybar.

The bar is a Whiteline BSR39Z 20mm 2 point adjustable unit.

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One of the boots on a endlink isn't fantastic but they are the Whiteline KLC144 adjustable units. They came off a treat though.

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Then the brackets could come off. Interestingly new wholes were drilled to make the bar sit higher over STI catback.

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Not bad after a clean.

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So now to get the old one out. I no joke spent more then 2 hours looking for the freaking lock nut.

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Anyway, wheels off.

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Time for the bar to come off now, 14mm for the endlink.

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12mm for the brackets.

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While I managed to take the Whiteline one out without taking the exhaust off, it took two people and a lot of effort.

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Out it came with ease.

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Time to put the new bar in. After many failed attempts it finally went in. Lots of manoeuvring.

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19mm to attack the subframe bolt for the AVO Swaybar Brace.

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Mount on.

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Endlinks up next.

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Lastly, the exhaust could go back together and done.

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Didn't get a chance to drop and the car and go for a drive but from what I hear people say this is a pretty worth while mod. While I will be switching out to Cusco gear front and rear in the next couple months when the car gets its overhaul this will do for now, can't complain with free.
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Re: Member Profile - James' H6 Wagon - SKD55S

Postby bigBADbenny » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:29 pm

There’s only one spot for your locknut, and it’s somewhere hidden (that you can remember easily) in the car.
I leave a note in my phone so I don’t forget :P
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Postby applegeek897 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:06 am

bigBADbenny wrote:There’s only one spot for your locknut, and it’s somewhere hidden (that you can remember easily) in the car.
I leave a note in my phone so I don’t forget :P


Haha that's normally where it is and was. I normally keep it in the centre console. Then checked the house and garage about 4 times, ended up being under the drivers seat, god knows how it got there.
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Re: Member Profile - James' H6 Wagon - SKD55S

Postby bigBADbenny » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:11 am

Wow, what a pita!
Great pics btw :)
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Re: Member Profile - James' H6 Wagon - SKD55S

Postby applegeek897 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:37 pm

September 2018: Sooooo the new blue car is gone. I did a deal with a mate which worked for both of us. I sold him the blue car, got my money back and ended up with these two.

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Basically the black car is the same as the current car, just black. It's also VERY rough cosmetically wise.

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The Daihatsu will be used for parts / manual swap for my little one. The black car won't be here for long, if anything it'll be gone before the end of the week.

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Mechanically the car is actually in good shape with 200od thousand kms on the clock. It also had a neat golfer radiator.

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