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#51 2012-11-18 15:47:20

juicebox
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From: St. George, Utah
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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Yeah, we are going to need pics. I tried to see what the process west scoop looks like, but I kept just finding pictures of stock scoops.



Also, Deliverator, Do you have a 90º fitting for that VDO boost gauge? I ordered one and I hope it makes it so I can put the boost gauge in straight. I remember seeing a picture of Equalized_aero having the VDO boost gauge in that location with that pod and I really wanted to ask him how he did that but he hasn't been  on the forum in a long time.


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#52 2012-11-18 18:47:35

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

deliverator wrote:

Installed an STI rear diffuser with Cusco brace. I neither know nor expect that either makes any functional difference, but I like the way the diffuser looks.

FWIW subaru sells the 3 brackets that attach the STi rear diffuser. I figured out where they were suppose to go and then took it to a muffler shop and had them weld them on the bottom. OEM look for way cheaper than the cusco...although that piece is nice. Got any pics!


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#53 2012-11-18 18:53:18

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

juicebox wrote:

Yeah, we are going to need pics. I tried to see what the process west scoop looks like, but I kept just finding pictures of stock scoops.



Also, Deliverator, Do you have a 90º fitting for that VDO boost gauge? I ordered one and I hope it makes it so I can put the boost gauge in straight. I remember seeing a picture of Equalized_aero having the VDO boost gauge in that location with that pod and I really wanted to ask him how he did that but he hasn't been  on the forum in a long time.

Whatever tubing and brass bits I used t plumb when it was in my '04 fit fine with the gauge rotated correctly. I may be mistaken, but iirc it was vdo's plumbing kit.

The stuff I had available this time was too bulky to fit that way. Still don't really mind the current orientation.

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#54 2012-11-18 20:06:18

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

trunkm0nk3y wrote:

deliverator wrote:

Installed an STI rear diffuser with Cusco brace. I neither know nor expect that either makes any functional difference, but I like the way the diffuser looks.

FWIW subaru sells the 3 brackets that attach the STi rear diffuser. I figured out where they were suppose to go and then took it to a muffler shop and had them weld them on the bottom. OEM look for way cheaper than the cusco...although that piece is nice. Got any pics!

Yep, the weld-on tabs are another way to do it. But the Cusco piece is nice and made the whole thing a bolt-on affair.

I generally fail at taking pictures, but I'll see if I can remember to snap some when I swap to the winter wheels soon.

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#55 2012-11-18 22:17:01

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

juicebox wrote:

Yeah, we are going to need pics. I tried to see what the process west scoop looks like, but I kept just finding pictures of stock scoops.

I'll try to get a picture posted of the PW 02-03 splitter in the next couple of days.
Lets see if this works.  iPhone 3 and low light.
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/756/processwest200203splitt.jpg

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#56 2012-11-21 00:13:28

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

facepalm

I thought it was a hood scoop- not a splitter. I read post #50 and got really interested.


Still, that splitter is pretty damned cool.  up


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#57 2012-11-21 22:06:07

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

The PW splitter for the 02-03 doesn't have that centre beam in it, so is that still a splitter?  It does have a diffuser to cool the turbo area a bit still. That black curved section under the scoop fits perfectly. Looks like it should feed as much air as possible through the scoop inlet.
The PW intercooler looks great as well.  banana

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#58 2013-07-31 00:58:58

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Update on the process west intercooler.  Developed an AC leak a few weeks back. Tracked it down to the high pressure pipe coming out of the firewall. (After replacing the low pressure pipe first sad ). Looks like the high pressure pipe was rubbing the intercooler and developed a leak. Up and downside was the intercooler was fairly easy to remove and replace to get at the AC pipe to replace it.
I wrapped some 3/8 inch inner diameter oil line around the pipe to prevent this occurring again.

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#59 2013-07-31 08:17:07

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

I have an extra ac line (one that goes behind the TMIC). And an 06/07 WRX splitter works great. very little snipping involved!


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#60 2013-07-31 10:38:39

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

I have replaced with the OEM part.  $60.  When I put in the Process West ordered the 02-03 version, and the splitter bolts directly into the Aero hood scoop.

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#61 2013-07-31 18:27:28

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Really interesting car... Curious if he is still active on this forum.

If so, I am curious on your opinion on plx gauges.


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#62 2013-08-01 12:35:14

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

2JZ wrote:

Really interesting car... Curious if he is still active on this forum.

If so, I am curious on your opinion on plx gauges.

Thanks. :-)

I like the PLX setup overall.

Lack of control over the gauge's brightness isn't ideal, and the bulkiness of the aluminum casings seems excessive. I ended up able to fit a sizeable stack of cases in the dash under a single din head unit.

Wideband has always been hassle-free; no calibration or grounding hassles like I've read about with other brands. So that's a huge plus in my book.

I ended up pulling it from the 92x (started to feel too cluttered to me with three gauges) and now I'm running just a headless wideband feeding analog out to the Xede in the other car. May integrate the gauge face in place of that car's dummy oil pressure gauge, and then add a boost/vac sensor, and then pull its current pillar gauge. But that's a whole different thread.

If I were going to use a bunch of different sensors in another install I'd plan on ditching their cases and putting all of the circuit boards in a more compact enclosure.

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#63 2013-08-02 20:14:48

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Thanks for the input. I am interested in running just one gauge and sticking it somewhere clever... just want to view several parameters easily without taking my eyes off the road. I am going to run all my PLX sensors into one of their boxes that can be plugged into a laptop. To which I will then run it into my carPC and do a R35 GTR style touch screen gauge. Something along the lines of this

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/attachments/f129/151992d1282664996-gauges-shows-monitor-your-audio-deck-c00da96c47249c00.jpg

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#64 2013-11-15 00:39:40

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

I'm pretty sure I saw this today turning out of the Tops plaza on Elmwood around 1:45. Looked like it had silver RPF1's on it, and it looked stupid clean.

I was in my DD Intrepid, so waving would have been useless.


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#65 2013-12-04 17:48:29

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

turbo_dreams wrote:

I'm pretty sure I saw this today turning out of the Tops plaza on Elmwood around 1:45. Looked like it had silver RPF1's on it, and it looked stupid clean.

I was in my DD Intrepid, so waving would have been useless.

That was me, returning home after picking up catfood.

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#66 2015-09-03 17:30:12

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

racerjim wrote:

IMO, 92x's with original timing belts at this point are all ticking time bombs......

The quote is from a different thread, but having just done the timing belt on my car (at 50-something thousand miles) I remembered what racerjim had said in another thread and thought it was worth repeating somewhere else.

tl;dr: the oem belt may have stretched a few mm and had definitely skipped one tooth. The old belt's teeth seemed noticeably rounder as compared to the replacement. Little scary, and it was definitely the right choice to avoid driving it this year until I could get around to the timing belt job.

Some bits that might help folks who've yet to do one of these:

Watched Meaty's timing belt videos on youtube a couple of times before tackling the job. No real surprises with that prep, though if I were doing it again I'd write down all of the necessary torque specs to avoid googling during the job.

Used a Gates timing kit with water pump and idlers. Added Subaru thermostat and water pump gaskets because I'd read that the ones included in the timing kits were sketchy. Turned out that the water pump gaskets looked identical after a brief inspection but I went ahead and used the Subaru part anyway. Didn't take the time to compare the thermostat gaskets and just used the Subaru version.

Swapped in a CXRacing aluminum radiator because I didn't want to reinstall a ten year old unit with plastic endtanks and reputable sources on Nastysock have had good things to say about them for years. Added 6 (iirc m6-1.0 12mm) screws to attach the factory shroud and a 1/4" brass plug to replace the included plastic petcock. Fitment was dead on, other than having to trim the new coolant hoses to fit the thicker radiator. Brackets needed zero adjustment. Only minor annoyance is that it doesn't want to take the oem rad cap; seems like the flange that the cap ears grip is a little thicker on this rad than on the oem.

Swapped worm gear clamps for the clip-style clamps on the coolant hoses. If I were doing it again I'd figure out the right size t-bolt clamps to order ahead of time.

Used Subaru coolant conditioner and two gallons each of Subaru coolant and distilled water.

Acquired the company23 crank pulley and cam lock tools to help with the job. The crank pulley tool was a huge time saver and the cam lock tool would definitely have been if the original belt hadn't stretched to where installing the new belt required loosening the bolts on the cam tool and manually adjusting the cam gear position a few mm.

The "specialty" item that was the biggest help was a Lisle 24680 spill-free funnel. The first time I'd seen one of these it blew my mind as it makes burping the system so much less of a hassle than it would otherwise be. For thirty bucks it's a no-brainer.

While I had things apart I found that the AC tensioner pulley was on its way out (sounded like a roller skate). Would've saved $10 if I'd been willing to wait for one to get here from Amazon, but Advance had it in stock and it was worth it to finish the job instead of dragging it out.

Refreshed the brakes back in August (fresh rebuilt calipers, centric rotors, hps 5.0 pads, and stoptech braided lines) so between that and the new timing belt this old Saabaru feels fantastic.    banana

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#67 2015-09-04 09:59:59

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

arrow-up awesome advice/tips right here. Thanks for sharing man!


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#68 2015-09-06 11:30:58

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Nice I live buy Clark Turner He actually tunes out of my buddies shop on occasion  I bet you your wagon is gonna run like a raped ape.

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#69 2017-08-01 14:27:23

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Took the Saabaru in for some maintenance.

Being just shy of 70k, and last having gotten plugs and trans/diff fluids when I got the car with (I think?) 30k back in 2010, I felt like it was due.

New 1 step colder ngk iridium plugs and new coil packs.
While those were being done, had a compression test done. 120 across all four cylinders- the guys at the shop made kind of a big deal out of this. Apparently healthy motors are rare.

Trans got 3qts of shockproof lightweight and the remainder of motul 300
Diff got redline 75w90

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#70 2017-08-07 16:16:24

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Took the hatch area's interior apart to inspect for strut tower rot... happily, driver's side is pristine and there's just a few tiny flecks of rust showing on the passenger side. Drove to the FLAPS to get some por15, bu they only sell it in quarts without the prep stuff. I need about a an eighth of a teaspoon and want the prep stuff so ordered the small kit for $24 from amazon.

While that was all disassembled I also:

Installed and wired in the reverse cam for my headunit
Reinstalled my hardwired radar detector setup
Swapped out my walbro 255 for a dw300

I'd been thinking about getting into a Golf R, but with the strut towers being fine I think I may keep the Saabaru for a few more years.

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#71 2019-12-30 13:36:55

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

I feel like this post is heralding the end of an era. And that's kind of fitting for going into 2020.

I've had at least one this generation turbo wagon in my driveway since 2003. My first '04 Java Black Pearl wagon, the '06 Aspen White that replaced it, and this unicorn that replaced that.

I actively searched for my unicorn Saabaru for something like six months, with saved searches across pretty much every car sales site that existed back then. And I was pretty sure I'd keep it forever.

I even held onto it when I leased an '18 WRX a bit over two years ago.

Sold that '18 WRX to a dealer a few weeks ago (who's now got if listed for $500 more, with 14k miles, than I paid for it new off the lot  eek ) in anticipation of my new daily driver showing up.

I really enjoyed dailying this car between the '18 going away and the new sled arriving. But now it's time for me to let this car go.

As it is now:
rust-free strut towers
78k miles
Runs strong (VF39, Process West TMIC, AP, Mad Dad Equal Length Header, turbo and manifold Jet-Hot and/or Swain coated)
Handles well (Tokico D-specs, Epic springs)
Parts on hand (original exhaust and tmic and turbo)
Kenwood head unit with carplay
Timing belt and water pump done a few years back
Winter tires on factory 16's

Flaws:
two good-sized scratches on passenger side (gf worked with the elderly and one scraped the fuck out of it -twice- with their walker... I couldn't even be mad)
Little bubbling starting on driver's side rear wheel arch
Probably needs new exhaust hangers
Rear seats and some trim panels are out (installed backup cam, checked strut towers, and never got around to putting it back together- nice thing is you'll be able to see strut towers for yourself)
One accident

I know I could make more putting the stock bits back on and selling the car and upgrades separately. But if there's someone here who wants it as-is, I'd just prefer to do it that way.

If you're interested, pm me with an offer or questions.

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