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#1 RacerX

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:54 PM

Sup guys,

Been a while since I’ve been on this forum and a while since I’ve owned a suby. I’ve always loved a good build thread read so here’s my attempt at one.

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Rewind back to 2013 and I was a 16 year old who’d just gotten their license and was just in love with the shape and look of a gen 3 and up popped this one

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Even tho I was really after a Rev DE it was such a good deal I couldn’t pass up. After owning the car for over 2 years not much had changed, just an exhaust, the legacy garnish, a sound system and a set of WRX wheels it was such a great car to own and learn to drive in.

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Come my 18th birthday and receiving my Ps however I had saved up quite a bit form working odd jobs and proceeded to take out a loan to buy a car I had always dreamed off.
A 2011 lancer Ralliart. To me it’s the perfect daily driver, boost comes on perfectly it’s a comfy car and a good mountain drive aswell.

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But like all turbo cars it’s quite expensive to run, but never the less I installed an Evo turbo and a bunch of Evo X parts and made it an even better performing car. And after driving over 100000km In it in just 3 years i love it and plan on keeping it for a while. But slowly the dual clutch gearbox is starting to fail.

Enter in my dream Gen 3.
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A huge dream of mine was to own a blitzen kit, I love the series 2 variant it just looks so good to me on a gen 3 and I always wanted to get the kit for my old car.
After following this car on the liberty.asn forums I knew all about it and have always loved the look of it. And when it came up for sale I had to get it.
So I proceeded to sell of the Evo X parts form my Ralliart in an aid to buy this and run it as my daily and eventually build the Ralliart bigger and better than ever.

I contacted the seller on gumtree, he had bought this car from the original guy on the lib forums that had compelled all the blitzen work.
The car now had a blown clutch and hadn’t been driven for a while. So after a big of negation and parting out competed a deal was made.
So got a trailer organised and picked the car up and it’s all mine. I own two of my dream cars and am absolutely loving the both.

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The plan is now to fix the clutch and get the car back on the road and restore it slightly, getting the bumpers painted etc.And overall just getting it to a clean looking car.

Mod list atm includes:
- Full Blitzen Kit
- BC Coilovers
- Bolt-on Fender Flares (not to everyone’s taste but I quite like them)
- Work Emotion D9r
- A loud as exhaust (needs to go for a quieter setup)


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:36 PM

It's also got big spec b brakes that I helped install years ago ;). Unless they've been removed. Nice pickup

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:10 AM

It's also got big spec b brakes that I helped install years ago ;). Unless they've been removed. Nice pickup

Didn’t know that I’ll have to have a check but thanks man!!


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:43 AM

So first step, let’s get this clutch done..
or so I thought, upon finally getting under the car and taking off all the protective shielding, discovered a massive oil leak. Oil was everywhere it’s coated the engine.
So next step is working out where it’s coming from. Seeming like rocker cover gaskets so those will get changed.

Anyways here are some terrible pics of the engine coming out.
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Posted 16 March 2018 - 11:23 AM

Piece of piss to do them while the engines out


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:56 PM

Piece of piss to do them while the engines out


Hopefully!

Any recommendations on places to get the whole head gasket kit? Considering doing it all while the engine is out.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:03 AM

Cleaning begins, always nice to have a clean bay while the engine is out

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Still a bit of cleaning to go but happy with the results.
After over viewing the clutch and the current state of the engine a possible replacement one may be on the cards as the current setup has close to 300K on it


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:58 AM

She’s finally done!

Can’t believe I accomplished that, first time taking on such a big job.
But now installed in there is a fresher motor with 170K on it and a new excedy clutch.
A few hiccups along the way but a change of a master and slave cyclinder and it’s running as good as gold.


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Now to get it rego’d
Took it in for a roadworthy and was pretty surprised with the outcome, failed on two things
- front suspension travel wasn’t enough (simple just gonna raise the coils)
- deep scratch on the windscreen so a new ones on order

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So hopefully by the end of this week she’ll be back on the road!!



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:53 PM

She’s now officially on the road and legal!

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Straight to daily duties already put over 500kms, since Monday and loving it each and every moment


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:16 PM

Nice! You'll have to come up to Syd with the other mexicans soon.

Ralliart sounds interesting, I always thought they were a bit looked over, the hatch looks like a better alternate to the Levorg or WRX hatch. Got a link to a build thread for yours?


 


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:43 PM

Nice! You'll have to come up to Syd with the other mexicans soon.
 

That might be for Subinats m8, as HVC has been cancelled.



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:22 PM

Nice! You'll have to come up to Syd with the other mexicans soon.

Ralliart sounds interesting, I always thought they were a bit looked over, the hatch looks like a better alternate to the Levorg or WRX hatch. Got a link to a build thread for yours?


It’s actually really a great car but the gearbox scares a lot away due to the potential faults that can occur. I really do need to make a proper build thread for it :(


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That might be for Subinats m8, as HVC has been cancelled.

Always wanted to do a HVC shane it’s not on this year :/


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