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 Post subject: Snickells's 03 SG - It Begins!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:57 pm 
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Vehicle: MY03 XT - virgin white

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Location: Vic
So, I bought her second hand. One owner, nothing done other than servicing. She need's some work and I have plans, but so far I've only done one arvo's work and that was just fixing the sunroof by cleaning out the carbon from the motor assembly.

I've only even really taken one decent photo, but here it is, the start of many many mods I'm sure.

List I'm Planning First:
-Window Tint
-Paint repairs
-Rotors & Pads
-Decent Tyres
-Paint Rims
-Suspension Lift 20-30mm
-Full Service (Not really a mod, but piece of mind)
-STI Front Seats
-STI Cluster
-Audio Install
-Boost Gauge (Left over from my Mitsy)
-Nudge Bar with Lights
-Roof Cage (More Lights)


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This car isn't going to be the slammed sleeper, it'll be a working, bush-bashing fun machine.

Any input would be more than appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Snickells's 03 SG - It Begins!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:59 pm 
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Nice, looks clean.

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 Post subject: Re: Snickells's 03 SG - It Begins!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:09 pm 
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Vehicle: MY03 XT - virgin white

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Waali, it is, totally, which is why I bought it. I wanted a fresh canvas to start from.


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 Post subject: Re: Snickells's 03 SG - It Begins!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:36 pm 
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Yes that looks tidy.

If you want to go off road I'd look into a 50mm strut lift or fully body lift on standard suspension. If your struts and springs are warn then kings and kyb are a popular swap. You will prob need non self leveling rear strut tops as well. Kings can be a bit harsh and affect articulation.

Aftermarket bash plate would also be a high priority. The plastic one will get torn off on your first trip.

I have seen ppl in wa make a rear sway bar disconnect- quick release if you start getting serious.

If you want a little hiss from the turbo a simple resonectomy in the drivers inner guard is easily achieved- may affect wading depth if you are that way inclined.

What tyres where you thinking???

A ecu reflash even in standard guise is fun.....

Is she an auto??? Should have a vccd center diff which is rather effective over the earlier ones. Trans cooler is not a bad idea if not already installed.

Subaexteme front and rear bars would be nice if you had endless supply of money or found some second hand

Enjoy your subie touring


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 Post subject: Re: Snickells's 03 SG - It Begins!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:06 am 
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Vehicle: MY03 XT - virgin white

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Thanks for the tips Whitfoz, all noted!


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 Post subject: Re: Snickells's 03 SG - It Begins!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:13 pm 
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I Say: Mum, when I grow up, I want to be a pilot! Sorry son, you can't do both!! :D
Vehicle: MY05 XT Luxury AT, white

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whitfoz wrote:
Is she an auto??? Should have a vccd center diff which is rather effective over the earlier ones.


I have been researching heaps about this subject: you're the first to EVER mention putting a DCCD (usually only available on a 6-speed) on a 4EAT.

PLEEEEASE fill us in with the technical details of how to do it, and what's needed!!

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 Post subject: Re: Snickells's 03 SG - It Begins!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:33 am 
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Sorry to get your hopes up Craig, I got one to many 'd' in there I was reffering to the vdc http://offroadsubarus.com/archive/index.php/t-3446.html

I had a 00 outback with the 90:10 front rear split that I managed to install a electronic center diff lock to trick the car into locking 50:50. My understanding is the later models with vdc are far superior.

My understanding is you can not acheive the dccd you hope for, to send greater then 50% rearwards. Like the sti 6mt. Would be rather nice if you could


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 Post subject: Re: Snickells's 03 SG - It Begins!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:35 am 
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I Say: Mum, when I grow up, I want to be a pilot! Sorry son, you can't do both!! :D
Vehicle: MY05 XT Luxury AT, white

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I did figure as such.

The details of the transplant, would be:
- the original MPT got upgraded, with an added VTD 'tail shaft'. Torque split = 45:55 rearward bias!! I believe the rear transfer case can be transplanted, but I don't yet know the technical details of the process.
- VLSD rear diff to match
- needs the TCM replaced too.
- VDC controls the brakes as a 'pseudo' traction control system (but it ain't no EVO by the sounds of it ... 'Subaru'!). If this could all be done, I wouldn't bother with attempting to get the VDC function working.

Available on 5EAT Liberty GTs, but in a different final drive ratio. I hoping I'm correct in finding out, a suitable WRX 4EAT with 4.44 final drive ... no one seems to like answering emails in the motorsport industry?!

Without the TCM, the VTD / MPT centre can be transplanted, but I believe that renders the car with 3 open diffs (no electro-mechanical control of the MPT) ... 'AWD' to 'no-WD' ... which I reckon is a silly idea.

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