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  1. Hrrm.... Guesstimate is about 600k miles in "street" cars (some were less so than others), plus 30k in the racecar (easy to see on Mylaps) and who knows how many in the buggy. Jeeezlus. I'm at 450k lifetime and it feels like I've been in an airplane waaaaaaaaaaaay too much.
  2. Where I'm at right now, but that last 20% is a lie you tell yourself. It's more like 50% of the job once you're "done"...
  3. http://www.jamarperformance.com/Online/catalog/products.php?169&sid=a0dr1d15cpj66fs024muj88m27 Looks like it.
  4. Forester 2.5XT back in the day was effectively a lifted WRX wagon. The Legacy GT was another winner. Manuals were options on every car and CVTs weren't. But yeah, they were always especially popular in Boulder, CO...
  5. Would be really nice if Subaru hadn't gone from rallycar maker for the street... To this: I think their joint Toyota project rubbed some of that Toyota snooze onto them...
  6. Probably easier to duplicate the metal pivot at this point...
  7. ALL of the words to the Star Spangled Banner....?
  8. Can you knock the pins out of the stock U-joint and see if the bearings are replaceable?
  9. Yeah, wasn't apples to apples, and my second response was toward's Fastcorvairs' comment rather than yours. GT3 or GT2 motor would be epic in a buggy though: light weight, dry sump so you can drop the motor even further and not only improve CoG, but also get more travel. GT3 wins on sound and pure fun, GT2 trumps on power. And sorta: you get all the pursies (did I misspell that word?) you want when that motor revs. I don't know of any men that have them unless we're turning this into a gender identity discussion...
  10. This. Air-cooled Porsche prices are insane these days. An IMS-problem motor can be had for a lot less: https://www.ebay.com/itm/EN49-PORSCHE-996-02-05-911-CARRERA-3-6L-ENGINE-MOTOR-BLOCK-M96-03-M9603/133037971356?fits=Make%3APorsche&hash=item1ef9ae579c:g:zAEAAOSw2zZcyHWV Get an IMS bearing kit and you're set. The reason those motors are so undesirable is because you have to pull the transaxle or motor to fix the problem, which combined with the typical non DIY Porsche owner and extensive deconstruction of the car to get at it, means a humongous repair bill. In a buggy, this is a non-problem. And IMS-problem free TT 996 motor is half the price of above: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-2004-Porsche-911-996-Turbo-Engine-996TT-Motor-Complete-Dropout-24k-Miles/153441405384?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D57922%26meid%3Dffef146803e643b1bfb5bbdcc3f83dad%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D133037971356%26itm%3D153441405384%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 Combined with a tune: Make very respectable power and torque. Keep in mind that's on a 4WD Mustang Dyno, which will read considerably lower than the Dynojet 248 a lot of shops run. But yeah, they're still more expensive than an LS.
  11. Nice! Going to steal the double-shear/entry step idea.
  12. For future reference: http://www.grimmjeeper.com/gears.html
  13. Pretty much what I used. No more rattles from that panel (never got to them all). There is still some drumming from it, but not a problem once you get to speed since the engine, wind and paddles make most of the noise. If the panel is attached well, shouldn't ever come off.
  14. This. You can even custom order whatever you want if need be: https://www.mcmaster.com/unthreaded-spacers Have a picture of the actual car?

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