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Offline SubieRoo

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JDM FAQ
« on: May 17, 2009, 03:19:41 pm »
JDM FAQ


This will hopefully help out anybody who is either looking at or owns a JDM WRX. I'm going to post up the subject, and then give links that relate to that topic. IF I miss something or something new comes up, feel free to PM me or write in this thread, and I'll add it too. I'll make it alphabetical later.. but not right now.

Thanks to both Grasp and Sniper512 for the direct information, and for all of those who have either created threads or contributed to them to help out all of the JDM owners here.


Block Heater

1. Block Heater - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=495.0



Body

1. Spoilers - Spoiler Comparisons http://www.northursalia.com/techdocs/wings/wings.html



Boostleak

1. Boost - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=6037.msg90297#msg90297



Boost Solenoid Mod

1. Boost Solenoid - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=5140.msg76106#msg76106



Brakes

1. Brakes - http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1777747



Coilpacks

1. NASIOC Conversion - http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1192028
2. JDM "fun" - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=7958.msg121994#msg121994
3. Strange Misburst - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=7321.msg112588#msg112588
4. Spark Plug Removal PITA - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=8069.msg123403#msg123403
5. Hiccups - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=6433.msg96943#msg96943
6. Misfire - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=8991.0
7. Help! - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=6907.0
8. Help! Wire colors/Epoxy - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=9520.0


Driving a RHD vehicle

1. RHD Vehicles - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=7648.0
2. Fascination with RHD - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=5292.0



Exhaust

1. Downpipe - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=5881.0
2. Vibration - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=2266.msg29156#msg29156
3. USDM VS JDM - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=9102.0



Fuel Pump

1. Fuel Pump - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=8374.0
2. Fuel Starvation - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=9436.0



Gas

1. JDM on Husky 94 - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=9430.0



Headlights

1. Comparison - http://www.northursalia.com/techdocs/hlights/hlights.html



Intake

1. JDM Intake - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=3837.msg54277#msg54277
2. New Intake - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=5644.msg83973#msg83973



JDM Subies on this website

1. Calling all JDM Subies - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=8085.0



Literature

1. Original Brochures - http://www.northursalia.com/download/brochure.html
2. Model History - http://www.northursalia.com/techdocs/history/history.html
3. TSB's - http://www.northursalia.com/techdocs/pdf/pdf.html



Nasioc Pre-02 Thread (Primarily JDM WRX's)

1. Nasioc - http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=92



Part numbers (Very helpful!)

1. EJ20 Part Numbers - http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1224673
2. Subaru Part Numbers - http://www.northursalia.com/parts/parts.html
3. Engine Codes - http://www.northursalia.com/techdocs/models/models.html



Power

1. JDM VS STi - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=7899.0
2. Dyno - http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1712311



Power Steering

1. Power Steering - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=6907.0



RHD to LHD

1. RHD to LHD - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=7707.0



Spark Plugs

1. How? - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=8554.0
2. Sparkplug Reading - http://www.northursalia.com/techdocs/spark/spark.html



Tuning/Mapping

1. Live Mapping - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=5836.msg87013#msg87013
2. ESL/Tune - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=8150.msg124558#new
3. ESL VS Standalone - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=7515.msg115566#msg115566
4. JDM Owners - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=652.0
5. ECU Diagrams - http://www.northursalia.com/modifications/misc/wiring/wiring.html



Turbo Rebuild

1. Turbo Rebuild - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=7285.msg112066#msg112066



Tranny

1. Clutch Assembly - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=8439.0
2. Tranny Down - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=8525.0
3. Tranny (Useful!) - http://northursalia.com/techdocs/trannychart/trannychart.pdf
4. Flywheel Light vs OEM - http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=9502.0



VIN
1. Decoding - http://www.northursalia.com/techdocs/vin/vin.html
2. Another Decoding - http://www.catherineandken.co.uk/sti/wrx.html



Wheels
1. Wheels - http://www.northursalia.com/techdocs/rims/rims.html

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 03:20:12 pm »
IF you have some information you would like posted in here please post up a new thread, label it appropriately, and then send me the link via PM and I will update the page as needed. I would like this to stay as clean as possible with direct links rather than scrolling to find what you are looking for.


Just incase more room is needed..

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 03:20:21 pm »
Just incase more room is needed..

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 03:20:37 pm »
Just incase more room is needed..

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 03:21:09 pm »
Just incase more room is needed..

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 05:27:28 pm »
Good thinking on the compilation SubieRoo.  Will be a lot more helpful for those in need of answers.
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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 12:22:27 pm »
Very good idea! Thanks man.
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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 09:46:15 am »
This really should be a sticky. Also all the misfire post should be compiled here as well.

Might slow down all the questions about JDM WRX's

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 12:17:35 pm »
If anybody has an issue where your clutch sticks half way up. The quickest way to fix it is to pull the helper spring out of the clutch assembly. I had to do this on my car it would stick right after the clutch engaged. Undo the nuts holding the master cylinder to the fire wall. Remove the bolt holding the clutch pedal assembly into the car, remove the pin connecting the master cylinder to the pedal. Pull the clutch pedal assembly out of the car. You will see a pair of nested springs held in place by 2 pins at the top of the pedal knock the pins out and it will come right out. Reassemble minus the helper spring and no more binding. I'm hoping to try and clean and re lube the helper springs and put them back in to see if that stops them from binding, but even if that does not work the clutch pedal takes a bit more effort but it feels a lot better.

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009, 09:01:19 pm »
This has been updated..

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2009, 09:29:45 pm »
Thread has been added to the sticky at the top of the page, thanks for putting this together.

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 01:33:22 pm »
I need to know which front axel seals I need to use. I have a 93 gc8
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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2010, 07:17:54 pm »
I found GC8 service manuals online!

http://ken-gilbert.com/impreza-manuals

Its under pre 97 impreza (including WRX)

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2010, 12:15:03 am »
Oh this is book marked! Great job guys, very useful.
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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2015, 05:05:18 pm »
Hello All

I have been on this forum for a little while now so thought I'd ask you guys first  ;)

I'd like to know if there's any difference body/shell wise between a Canadian Impreza and a JDM??

This is in reference to a RHD to LHD swap.

Many thanks

Dazzle
I noticed that he had a bigger smile stepping out of the Ford than stepping out of your S2k, for whatever that's worth :)

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2015, 06:25:57 pm »
Hello All

I have been on this forum for a little while now so thought I'd ask you guys first  ;)

I'd like to know if there's any difference body/shell wise between a Canadian Impreza and a JDM??

This is in reference to a RHD to LHD swap.

Many thanks

Dazzle

I'll tell you right now that a RHD to LHD swap is not worth it. You'll spend waaaaay more money trying to swap everything than you think. If you're planning on doing any swapping of any sorts, swap a JDM engine into an GC RS. If you try to convert a RHD vehicle, you'll probably be looking at a price range around quintuple (or more) of what your cost of the car was, and if were getting into that territory of prices, you might as well just buy a CDM vehicle. It's just not worth it at all.

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2015, 07:52:49 pm »
Thanks for your reply but you seem to have answered someone elses question!
I didnt ask you for your opinion on a swap!!

I asked if there was a difference between the bodies/shells?

Now, I know this is a Subaru forum and we all have our own oppinions on what everyone else is doing/wants to do and there's something called 'freedom of speach' but in this example I'd appreciate just answers to my question!

Is that too much to ask?

Sorry to anyone who thinks I've over reacted  :sarcasm:

Dazzle
I noticed that he had a bigger smile stepping out of the Ford than stepping out of your S2k, for whatever that's worth :)

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2015, 08:39:59 pm »
Thanks for your reply but you seem to have answered someone elses question!
I didnt ask you for your opinion on a swap!!

I asked if there was a difference between the bodies/shells?

Now, I know this is a Subaru forum and we all have our own oppinions on what everyone else is doing/wants to do and there's something called 'freedom of speach' but in this example I'd appreciate just answers to my question!

Is that too much to ask?

Sorry to anyone who thinks I've over reacted  :sarcasm:

Dazzle

Alrighty then......

Maybe if you actually made your own thread about this rather than posting it in a FAQ sticky, you'd be able to get a few replies. I personally would not be able to tell you with 100% confidence.

Read this: http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=7707.0

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Re: JDM FAQ
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2015, 09:18:02 am »
Okay, fair point, I'll start a thread of my own.
I asked here as it was in The JDM FAQ's I was looking for an answer, as I thought that would be a good starting point!
I had read that thread before asking my question but it wasn't able to answer it.

If the admin people want to remove this, please do.

Dazzle
I noticed that he had a bigger smile stepping out of the Ford than stepping out of your S2k, for whatever that's worth :)