We got around to doing some more work on the RSTI Build Project this past week.  We were able to degrease the engine bay after welding in the useless bolt holes.  In addition, the trunk was degreased and coated with POR Metal Prep solution.  Along with a nice scrubbing with the red scotch pads, the trunk and bay are ready to be painted tomorrow.  

 

After prepping the trunk and engine bay, I moved onto the bolting down the entire rear end of the car.  The entire rear suspension has essentionally been upgraded.  Whiteline sway bar, Whiteline lateral links, Kartboy endlinks, GTSpec Trailing Arms, and complete Whiteline bushing upgrades.  This should really make the car handle like a beast.  I plan on painting the trunk and at least the rear strut tower mounts, this way I can install the GTSpec rear strut tower bar and GTSpec rear trunk bracing.  This will also allow me to prepare for the trunk fuel cell and battery box.  I will post some pictures of the trunk setup tomorrow as well.

 

In addition, I finished rebuilding the STI Brembo Calipers.  We sent the calipers to our powder coater and had them coated a nice flourescent yellow (Porsche).  These things really pop!  I took my time and ordered up some Brembo rebuild kits and replaced all the seals on the calipers.  This should ensure that no issues occur, since the origin of the brakes from overseas could always be iffy.  I ordered new parking brake lines from Suburban Subaru, which arrived at the shop today.  So the plan is to get those installed tomorrow so I can go ahead and install the rear DBA Slotted Rotors.  I'll then go ahead and install the brake calipers, as that will really light a fire under my ass to get this build done.  To add some motivation, I temporarily put one of the rotors on, along with the wheels...they are going to be BEEFY!

 

Subimods RSTI Build

 

Subaru RSTI Build

 

I also picked up another sponsor for this project, Chase Bays!  They are sending their entire lineup for upgraded brake lines, brake booster, power steering lines etc.  Really looking forward to these parts, as I'll be making some nice installation tutorials once the products arrive!  

 

Look forward to some updates tomorrow!  For the entire photo documentary of this build, please checkout our Facebook page!

 

- Joe