Got some updates before the weekend! I FINALLY got the transmission into the car!

 

STI 6spd Transmission


STI 6spd Transmission Swap

 

Subaru STI 6spd Transmission RS Swap

 

As previously shown, I completely rebuilt the transmission cradle for the 6spd and installed the Group N transmission mount. Yesterday I was able to muscle the transmission into place and get it mounted into the car. This was a nice milestone to reach in the build because I can actually see the driveline really coming together. I also upgraded the shifter bushings with the Subimods Delrin Shifter Bushings and Subimods Rear Stay Bushing kit. This should absolutely take any play out of the shifter.

 

Also yesterday, I called up our buddies over at Suburban Subaru and ordered up the axle seals. I overlooked this in the rear differential, but pulled the axles in the rear again in order to do this. It sucks, but I would rather take the time now, rather than have oil dripping all over the new parts.

 

Today I removed all of the stock wheel studs, in hopes of easily installing the ARP Extended wheel studs. However, I had no such luck installing these. I am not able to pass them through the ABS sensor hole, and without grinding the snot out of them, which I do not want to do, there is no way to get them in. It was at this point after a few choice words about how something stupid and little always comes up, that I made the decision to replace all of the wheel bearings. This would force me to pull the hubs apart, where I can then easily install the ARP Extended wheel studs, and then replace the bearings. So that is my plan for tomorrow afternoon, lol. I know this will be worth it in the long run, and should take any amount of doubt of running into issues.

 

Also tomorrow, I will press out the caster bushings on the control arms and upgrade them with the Whiteline ones. I will also install the Whiteline anti-lift kit as well. The plan is to return to the shop on Monday and get a solid day of installing parts in. The ultimate goal is to have the front and rear calipers mounted by the end of Monday...wish me luck!

 

Keep you guys posted!

 

Joe

Subaru RSTI Swap Project

 

Subaru STI Steering Rack Upgrade


Subaru STI Wheel Bearing Replacement Subimods Sale