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  1. #121
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    finally found one of these (really found 2 one for the spare build I got in the works). Manual steering rack OEM Subaru VGR ( variable gear ratio ) which means, less weight, less heat, less stress on the motor.



    VGR teeth change




    right from Japan antic vintage Subaru grill badges for my Leone and the keys also. I'd Like to thank Billy @JPNHunt for getting me this stuff !! great guy to deal with if anyone is wondering !!









    I didn't think they would fit, lots of late night number crunching worked.... 225/45/16 DUNLOP DIREZZA ZⅡ + 16x8 et45 Braid custom made rally wheels just for the perfect fit.




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    well people have asked how did I bolt up the coil overs in the rear so easy. in the pictures you can see everything in order.


    what kit I used is the HSD STi GRB 08-12 set up, what I keep from my Leone is the top mount bracket and spring perch cap. drill the same size hole as the washer from the HSD kit so the spring perch cap will go on.

    then pop out the bushings & tube from the HSD GR STi stuff and use them on your new set up.

    the only other thing is the lower mount on a GR STi has a 55mm wide bushing tube, you would need to cut it down to 45mm size to fit in the rear control arm lower. the bolt is the same 12mm size flange bolt so no need for a spacer in the bushing tube.








    all put together














    so if one is going to be buliding a Leone in the future the best kit to get would be the Subaru GRB STi 08-12 suspension kit. ohlins ? KW ? Bilstein ? future for me for sure

    the front you would need the GRB STi 08-12 knuckle with the bolt on bearing which is better they say for its bigger bearing, the top plate will not work unless you drill it out to match your car top mount pattern which is pretty much the same as a 1989-2001 Legacy impreza car pattern.



    also the rear in the BRZ is the same as the GRB, the front is the same as a 1989-2001 impreza legacy but the shock is shorter but will work also with the non larger knuckles.

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    Saw this on speed hunters, lovely build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94turbo View Post
    Saw this on speed hunters, lovely build!

    thank you its become a toy now, its getting allot better now... very soon will add race fuel and crank this sucker up to 500whp.


































    lots and lots of work went down so far, for the front I changed the rubbing in the pockets of the control arms which alone made the car feel amazing... I stripped everything out and under coated it all along with wrapping my exhaust well worth it all even though its a pain.

    all the sand blasted powder coated stuff was add along with the upgraded bushings and oem subaru bolts.





    the only thing missing now is the front GR sti knuckle bearings, the sti sealed bearings are being made into 5x100 from 5x114 thanks to my good friend that owns a machine shop




    super rare no longer made front bumper clips got made from a 3D printer collage kid which made them so good there better then the real ones.. he used some hard plastic and chemical to harden the clips so they last long.





    looks amazing now with the second trim on the top of the bumper very happy now.




    with all the new bushings repaired shocks & fixed cross member, it feels amazing drives like its on rails ! point and shoot now feel ! ... I still need a corner balance & alignment done so it will only get much better.









    straight from japan !! this is the holy grail of part numbers for my car. with this book and part numbers all I can say is WOW WOW..... there is a boat all read in bound from japan to canada with my new parts on it like the JDM skirt kit, the jdm air dam along with much much more things for this car and my other build the Leone Wagon.


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    aeroquip hose fittings and line for the jdm Spec-C oil cooler




    got my arp studs in the xt6 hubs




    June 1... and then the virgin Leone meets a guard rail while saving my driving license & insurance hike





    time to rebuild with all new factory oem parts that are getting hard to find For REAL !




    cut the front rad support off not it will be bolt on for that quick release motor swaps lol




    got around to adding the BRZ koyo rad OEM subaru rad support new






    test fit and drilling holes for bolt on action




    jdm Spec-C cooler ready ! Franz welded my AN fittings for me





    powder coated and bolted up all stainless steel bolts where all the spot welds where with oil cooler


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    everything lines up and my spare bumper beam sand blasted and powder coated also





    brz filler neck and radiator cap fits nice







    and some jdm Leone goods, the fogs with power flip the covers on there own lol pretty slick 80s subaru stuff







    strip down ready for the paint job





    single stage white BASF Glasurit single stage paint like the factory did






    $o $hiny and new !.. wow was my factory paint so dull




    more brand new everything from the dealership oem, shiny paint needs new stickers and symbols


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    home sweet home ready for me to put her back together again






    all most done






    jdm 3D corner lights sick


    jdm SUPER light weight head lights with H4 bulb's



    jdm lights dont blind on coming traffic these are also used in europe so beam pattern is straight on a wall with no cut lines pretty cool


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    black stuff all back on door moldings mud flaps and lower air spoiler..




    lost two moldings for front fender, new ones on the way




    new oem turbo stickers and jdm Leone tail lights




    had to add 4WD in my TURBO lol.. started life as FWD now its a real subaru







    all updated and still got small things to add again, trim parts around the windows and front bumper cover.

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    Wicked build. Very unsuspecting. Are you going to put the gold wheels back on or stick with the white multi spokes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legacy_44B View Post
    so this is a rear 1986 Subaru control arm, when adding wide wheels with low offsets like Subaru loves it can rub on the rear arm on this old car.



    here you can see how much room i have to play if I put on a 17x7.5JJ ET53 stock subaru wheels that can fit Brembo brakes, also the front is not like this its normal Subaru style up front on this car so any wheel is ok






    so what have I come up with ! simple easy is flip the arm around to the other side ! looks like the little Leone can put the rubber down to the ground now, 225/45/17 and i could use STi Brembo brakes now for the extra stopping power.





    Hey !!!!! why stop there ???? Lol... lets pull out a STi 22B BBS wheel and see if we can add the monster wheels on the Leone so 235/40/17 17x8.5JJ ET48 even fits !! guess its time to show some people how its done on the track this year !








    now i am really excited to pull the car out and see if this all works out perfect.
    the sti wheels are pure porn!!! would love to buy them if they don't fit :-) I have an sti fetish

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventune View Post
    Wicked build. Very unsuspecting. Are you going to put the gold wheels back on or stick with the white multi spokes?
    gold are for normal driving you can say, the whites are for the wide tires I need for the track if I ever make it there lol... I got another set of white wheels coming 14lbs which I should have got first.. enkei es tarmac 16x8 5x100 et 45 just like the ones i have now in white but 7lbs less

    Quote Originally Posted by subarufreak View Post
    the sti wheels are pure porn!!! would love to buy them if they don't fit :-) I have an sti fetish
    sorry there all sold













    car is back up and running, oil cooler and brz rad are working very well with the new set up. its time to get it out on the track before winter comes.




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    I love the spirit of this built, lot of passion !!!

    congratulations
    22B french dreamer

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    Quote Originally Posted by xAv View Post
    I love the spirit of this built, lot of passion !!!

    congratulations
    thank you very much salute !





























    so decided to improve the handling of the car a bit better and I noticed the 2015 uses rear spherical bearings. I had a machine shop shave them down each side 1.5mm and made a spacer to take up the slack for pressing them in my lower suspension mount in the rear of my coil overs

    locally I found a nice set of ES-Tarmac ENKEI wheels 5x100 16x8 et45 14lbs wheels, super light weight compared to my braid wheels







    started to build the spare motor, Ej22T stock crank, 10mm oil pump, ACL bearings, Carrillo Rods, Wiseco pistons, cometic head gaskets, ARP Custom Age 625+, V9 STi heads, killer b pick up, and allot of new factory case bolts and plugs gaskets





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    Awesome stuff dude. Cranking car

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventune View Post
    Awesome stuff dude. Cranking car

    thank you cheers






























    so this is what else I'm working on at the moment along with the lower pillow ball bushing for my coil overs, I decided to get a one piece unit made so I can get rid of the rubber spacers and all that mess..

    this is a prototype unit to test on the car then i can get them made up once it fits ok.

    black is 80s strut mount, green is coil over mount.. needs a bit more work to be perfect fit








    also found the rear garnish in japan for my car, maybe ill put it on. to many holes to drill in a clean car.


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    subaru 80's old meets subaru 2012 new moulded into one...
    cnc billet aluminium & anodized black, now I can add a pillow ball at the top mount like the front..







    next project is cnc billet aluminium front control arms with pillow ball and 1' longer so I can get some larger cv axles to with stand the abuse I am about to put down. cv axles will be new age subaru length.

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    so this is my rear top hats bolted up with spherical bearings.. the lower cups also have 2015 STi spherical bearings made buy subaru which I needed to make a spacer.





    I decide to get serious with my coil-overs to make this car handle like a top notch missile and I got the GR STi Ohlins road & track set.. I have to do two mod's to make them fit perfect which is the lower rear bushing mount will be made new with a STi spherical bearing and drill the front top plates to early subaru size like leone/gc8. my reactions from just holding the ohlins is how light weight they are WOW half the weight of my hsd..



    like to thank jake @ ohlins usa for hooking me up with the extend clickers also !.. there on the way.

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    so here they are, my very own aluminium control arms like the big boy STi have. now the little Leone can be up to STi spec !
    But the little Leone has 1up on the STi with the 2015 STi oem pillow ball bushing in its place

    25mm longer so now I can run oem cv axles from a STi or those 800hp ones..




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    ohlins custom made for the Leone STi.. lower mount was machined new to be used with the oem 2015 STi pillow ball bushing.


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    so since I was making stuff I made pillow ball bushing inserts for my arms in the rear to give it that razor sharp handling...




    cusco design




    Porsche 911 has all most same design look rear arms and they also upgrade with pillow ball






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