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Thread: Bianca ('06 STi), A New Start

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    ^Indeed Al, indeed.

    This is the overall plan behind that Borla Hush I bought (also got that JDM hazard light switch in the same deal); it’s used and is leaking at the slip fitting, so that will be getting welded up. I figured this exhaust would be perfect for my plans as I was planning on building something similar, this ended up cheaper ($250 shipped for exhaust and the hazard switch). On to the plan though; this is a rough Paint job of what I want as a result:


    It's a rough illustration (think I made the tips a little smaller looking than they really are), but basically there is a way to run exhaust up a little higher in the bumper (little bit of metal removal required, and mounting point changes will be required), and make a little CF lip (the gray oval in the picture) around the exhaust. I'll also have to do some plastic welding to close up the bump on the bottom, but it will remove the exhaust from hitting out on the trail (plus I dig the look after seeing another GD STi with a single tip exiting in the same way - mjfubar on IWSTi).

    This should illustrate how much metal will be cut out (and braced):


    I'm figuring I should be able to chop out at least 6-10" above (to that spot pointed to in the pic, maybe a little higher; I'd weld a brace across the bottom of the hole (and weld shut the cut if there is more than one layer anywhere)). If it comes down to removal of the bumper bar, I'll make a tube replacement (I was considering making one anyways).

    And some parts pics to hold off the pic-hungry, until I can put said parts in:
    Braid Wheels:


    Killer B Oil Pan, Pickup and Baffle:


    TSS Weld-on Strut Mounts and Trailing Arms/TA Mounts:


    And a collage of some of the other bigger (read pricier) components:



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    On a quest of STi erudition! Alin's Avatar

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    Greg... Let me be the first to tell you how much i fucking like that. It has a look to it like a ferrari. I love it. I cant wait to see when you actually have it done!!!!


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    That's definitely fucking awesome.


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    Didn't expect an actual good response on it after I showed the wife that picture (she thought it looked weird). Definitely makes me happy that other people dig the idea too though, and hopefully I can make it as clean as the idea. Biggest pain will be trying to get the plastiwelding to look clean. Suppose the easiest method would be covering the whole bottom of the bumper with HDPE, and forgo the welding as much as possible, plus it'd be an easy method to run the sheet towards the front of the car, and make a semi-diffuser-like piece that'd be attached to the factory diffuser.


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    Theres gonna be people like us who absolutely love it and people who absolutely hate it. Either or. Your car. Your mod path. I say do it cause thats awesome. Very unique!


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    It doesn't have to have a nut on the outside. Many are short, but I often try to find long ones that sometimes have a bend in them.
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    I don't need another reason to dig through 4 layers of clothes to whip the sea monster out in 0 degree weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinro View Post
    Theres gonna be people like us who absolutely love it and people who absolutely hate it. Either or. Your car. Your mod path. I say do it cause thats awesome. Very unique!
    For sure. The +1s (you guys) definitely encourage it more than the naysayers I've encountered. Easy part will be modifying the exhaust, the pain in the ass is going to come when I have my first attempt at plastiwelding since I was a kid (literally, probably 13-16) and I was attaching dinosaur feet to G.I. Joe knock-offs that broke.


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    Should be a fun experiment!


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    It doesn't have to have a nut on the outside. Many are short, but I often try to find long ones that sometimes have a bend in them.
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    I don't need another reason to dig through 4 layers of clothes to whip the sea monster out in 0 degree weather.

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    I think so, at the very least it'll give me something to do, and it shouldn't cost too much (some Aluminum or HDPE sheet, some 3" stainless tube, some time and some innovation); I'm working out the game plan currently off pictures, so I have a few ideas on how to do this the easiest and cleanest. Pretty sure I'll be able to use the plastic that is part of the stock exit to form the cover-up, just will need some heating, molding and bending to get it right. The borderline useless stock diffuser will likely get some modifying too, thinking in the way of extending it to the sides of the bumper (probably get the design figured out with cardboard, then transfer to some Aluminum or HDPE sheet. I'll have to decide what route it will go (under or over the links and axles in the rear), up to the sills area in front of the fuel tank. Up there I am planning on welding in some angle iron pieces for some protection (like sliders on other off-road vehicles) with triangle jack points too, and these would also be good points to install more sill protection (almost like running bars, but tucked close to the body).

    Most of this is just thinking "out-loud", trying to arrange my ideas as best as possible.


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    Dont forget, theres a large piece of plastic/foam/metal in the bumper as a crash absorber. You'll almost certainly have to lose the crash beam if you want this to work.

    It does look badass.


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    On a quest of STi erudition! Alin's Avatar

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    You should also heavily consider making a how to! How badass would that be?!?!


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    It doesn't have to have a nut on the outside. Many are short, but I often try to find long ones that sometimes have a bend in them.
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    I don't need another reason to dig through 4 layers of clothes to whip the sea monster out in 0 degree weather.

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