So if you are looking to run a set of Koni inserts , Tokico D Specs or KYB AGX with 2004 + Wrx rear tophats you are going to run into a little issue where the struts make a horrible tapping noise when the rear struts hit a bump. The reason for this is that … Continue reading How to run 2002-2003 Wrx Struts on any GD 5×100 wrx/STi with 2004+ Tophats
So Gridlife round 5 didn't go so well as I got sick with what we are calling " superaids" leading me to drive home Saturday around 2pm and sleep for around 14 hours. As of today I am still not 100% back to feeling normal but I am getting there. Gridlife was fun for the … Continue reading Fall update and future plans of world domination
So after making the wagon into more of a track car it seems the pendulum is going to swing back towards what the car originally was which was an excellent daily driver that I put 500 miles on a week at times. The 9k/8k springs are a little too rough for our horrible Michigan roads … Continue reading Change in Direction but not a change in purpose
So for my birthday I decided I am going to head on down to Mid Ohio for a monday track day with 3balls racing. Things that need to be addressed before then go as follows Fix AC Front pad swap titanium pad shims bleed brakes replace shifter with the oem STi short throw Tune the … Continue reading Mid Ohio track day preparations
So the Gridlife story begins on Thursday morning when I drug myself out of bed for an early doctors appointment which ended up being 3 hours of waiting at the doctors office but at least my medical problems are getting better. Due to the long wait at the doctors office I was already almost two … Continue reading Gridlife 2017
So I have been extremely lazy in preparing for gridlife because I really enjoy sleeping and not threatening to burn the Wrx down. That being said the car is almost 100% ready for Gridlife pending a few data logs and checkups this evening. Tomorrow morning I have a doctors appointment then the rest of the … Continue reading May Gridlife prep
So the car was feeling nice and fresh so a week or so after the 5x114 swap I decided to go out for a drive. During said drive I managed to explode a power steering fitting which is hilarious because its the only area on the car that has not been overhauled. So now its … Continue reading April adventures and breaking things
So April started off with the 5x114 hub conversion and suspension refresh. It took the entire day to make the suspension feel better than new. Broken / damaged things we found control arm bushings were cracked to death Differential seals were leaking everywhere The steering U joint was partially seized Steering rack bushings were just … Continue reading Suspension overhaul and 5×114 conversion
Brought the car out of storage last weekend and placed a few orders for parts. 5x114 hubs come in two weeks !
I like gold wheels in case you have not realized it yet , Here are another two sets done by Warhawk Powdercoating in Flint , Michigan.