Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

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Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:32 am

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This year's freshening up projects for the rally car are:

Plating and reinforcing rear suspension components

Better lighting for the night stages

New Intercooler Pump setup

New seals for the DMS suspenion

New Powersteering Cooler

New poly front suspension from Xiii Motorsports.

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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby zaluss » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:45 pm

Oh fantastic. Liked and can't wait to follow the progress here.
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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby MoTT » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:04 pm

Keep up the good work, nice 165 :smokes:
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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:24 pm

Got the lights rewired and the new led bar mounted.

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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:54 pm

IC pump relocated and replaced with a new unit.

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New Pump:

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Custom Built Pump Harness:

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Installed in new more protected area:

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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:14 pm

Rear toe links plated:

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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:59 pm

Lights installed without covers:
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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:09 pm

Took a break from the 165 to put new rear suspension under the Subaru.

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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby killemalltrac » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:23 pm

Lookin good! I'm curious about this DMS supsension. I have been looking for a more rugged suspension and maybe a slight lift for my 165. googling now haha
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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:33 pm

The DMS 50mm run very well on these cars. Check out post from Garyst165 about DMS for good info.
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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:47 pm

Xiii Motorsports sent us the new goodies for the front suspension.

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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby sleeper » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:26 pm

What`s the reason for the rear toe plate mod?
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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:38 pm

We tore the end off the driver's rear toe link last year at Sandblast and had to weld repair it during service. Cost us almost a half hour on stage to ratchet strap it and limp our way into service.

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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby sleeper » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:48 pm

Seen any other "weak" spots on the car? anything prone to bending or anything else giving?
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Re: Getting the 165 ready to Rally in 2015

Postby WideFNopen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:23 pm

We were going through rear diff mounts and cushions all the time until Xiii Motorsports sent us the poly mounts and solid diff cushion. We have not had any issues with that setup so far.

Overall the 165-185-205 shell is built very tough imo.
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