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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:01 pm 

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
so I just got most of the SuperPro bushings in and new bolts nuts washers every where from Subaru oem :D



80's Subaru radius rod SuperPro # SPF2534K for 18mm bar, check your bar width if you decide to get these. this are made so much better then the whiteline ones that don't even fit in the socket.

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80's Subaru 4WD Differential Pinion Mount Bushing, press bushing out melt out middle add SuperPro # SPF3005K with lots of grease and your done... last year I used a newer whiteline bushing from a impreza this year ill use the proper one. New oem subaru bolts and nuts are on back order still.

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88 - 91 Subaru XT6 rear hubs 20MM sway bar, this was a tricky one had to cross reference Nolathane XT6/Vortex number to these proper bushings from SuperPro # SPF0361-20. Oem brackets bolts and nuts from Subaru

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some people didn't get to see my Before & After pics, I had to get the ball rolling so I just got another spare set of XT6 5x100 rear set up in and this is what they look like from the wrecker's

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STi 6mt Gear-linkage, Support Bar, Front Bush SuperPro # SPF2462K

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80s Subaru Rear suspension mounts oem Subaru with SuperPro # SPF2755SK for the shock absorber's to give less movement in the control arm. you only need 4, I'm working on my next project car.

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80's Subaru oem rear cross member bushing, this one is going to be tricky to upgrade. ill have to come up with something even cut the bushing mount out and weld up something to a newer style. I have a couple idea's in my head, but ill need to think of a good way to stiff this up. one idea is getting it made solid out of aluminium... there is also one more bushing in the rear cross member, it hasn't come in yet once I get that one to play with ill know where to start.

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:14 pm 

Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:52 pm
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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.

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VGR teeth change

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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 !!

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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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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:57 pm 

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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.


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all put together

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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 ? :D 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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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 2:13 am 

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MANIC - in a good way :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:00 pm 
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Mint.


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:01 am 

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Robb wrote:
Mint.


thanks rob turning out nice now... I found a Leone wagon with 90,000kms on it mint shape new project has started..






Gregoriy wrote:
MANIC - in a good way :D




lol thank you glad you liking it












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.

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:52 am 
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What an absolutely stunning build! Terrific work! Thanks for sharing.

LOVE the lastest set of wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:00 pm 

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
aeroquip hose fittings and line for the jdm Spec-C oil cooler

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got my arp studs in the xt6 hubs

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

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

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

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

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test fit and drilling holes for bolt on action

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

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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

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brz filler neck and radiator cap fits nice

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

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strip down ready for the paint job

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

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

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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

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all most done

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jdm 3D corner lights sick
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jdm SUPER light weight head lights with H4 bulb's

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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..

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

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new oem turbo stickers and jdm Leone tail lights

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

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


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:02 pm 

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Matches wrote:
What an absolutely stunning build! Terrific work! Thanks for sharing.

LOVE the lastest set of wheels.


thank you, i might get a new set will see how this summer goes.. 16x8 tarmac enkei


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:59 am 

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Out of curiousity, did anything need to be modified to fit the BRZ radiator into the Leone radiator support?

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:31 pm 

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J3wman wrote:
Out of curiousity, did anything need to be modified to fit the BRZ radiator into the Leone radiator support?



just drill the proper holes to center the rad in the right place lower section.. make sure your in the middle of the head lights..

then cut some tabs off the brz rad here and there file it down and it drops in..

still need to make a top bracket for it to hold in..

pretty simple once you drill the lower holes the same size as the factory size just in the spot where the brz pegs are..
















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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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:21 pm 

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Man, this car is insane. I love all the attention to detail and updates. Car looks beautiful overall, what's next for it?


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:21 am 

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Great job


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:31 pm 

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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


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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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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:04 pm 

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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

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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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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:27 pm 
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Where does the plate go with that? Do you have to make a plate recess in the bumper?


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:58 pm 

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john wrote:
Where does the plate go with that? Do you have to make a plate recess in the bumper?


the impact beam has a bracket and they weld on the body the lower bracket... I wont weld on anything 2 screws on top should be good if I put it on... I got the plastic oem bumper last year...

I got a new plan which involves no bumper and braces for a carbon spoiler for track days and every day lol



















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..

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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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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:42 pm 

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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.

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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..

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


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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:22 pm 

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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 :D

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

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Subaru Leone STi Turbo
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:37 am 

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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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