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Thread: Keith C's 818C Build Thread

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    Keith C's 818C Build Thread

    I guess I can officially start this. Driver is about 100 miles away. Looking forward to getting started!!! Will post again with some pics!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcarlasc View Post
    I guess I can officially start this. Driver is about 100 miles away. Looking forward to getting started!!! Will post again with some pics!!
    Nice! Welcome. What are your plans? What are you doing for a donor?

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    I have an 07 WRX for a Donor... A shop here in town builds some outrageous Subaru Race engines.. Has a few that have put down over 1000WHP... not going that nuts. Planning a flex fuel 400-450 HP with a STi 6 speed...

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    Mine is tuned on E85 and puts down 418 to the tires. Good luck on the build.

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    I look forward to following your progress. Mine is just 5-6 days away on the same truck. I am using a 2004 wrx donor, which is in the re-build process. Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpresto View Post
    Mine is tuned on E85 and puts down 418 to the tires. Good luck on the build.
    Hi,

    what axles did you use? Thinking about some DSS ones.

    Keith

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    Keith - what material are you using to coat the aluminum panels and the undercarriage and did you prime the panels with anything before you applied it?
    Thanks!

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    It's Herculiner... I did not prime the panels, probably should have, just rough them up some with sand paper...

    Keith

    Quote Originally Posted by mistasherm View Post
    Keith - what material are you using to coat the aluminum panels and the undercarriage and did you prime the panels with anything before you applied it?
    Thanks!

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    I see a dent in your firewall where the bolt for the lower control arm hits it. I ended up drilling a 1.5-inch hole in the firewall so I could torque that bolt, then found a hole cover at Ace Hardware.
    Frt LCA access.jpg

    and, nice shop!
    818S/C : Chassis #25 with 06 WRX 2.5 turbo, ABS, cruise, PS, A/C, Apple CarPlay, rear camera, power windows & locks, leather & other complexities.
    Mk3 Roadster #6228 4.6L, T45, IRS, PS, PB, ABS, Cruise, Koni's, 17" Halibrands, red w/ silver - 9K miles then sold @ Barrett-Jackson Jan 2011 (got back cash spent).

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    I like the cover.. I torqued it before I installed the arm.. But I like the looks of the hole and cover vs. the dent.. May have to do the same thing... Thanks!!

    btw: the spec was like 140ft lbs right seemed so high to me.

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    The 140ft-lbs is correct however your suppose to torque it with the vehicle on the ground which is why most people cut the hole.
    -Jason

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    Good point.. I will have to do the hole..

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