Thanks Brandon, I have been trying to enjoy them to their fullest, lol.
Alrite well I took a drive up to Topeka and back yesterday, so Im finally at just over 1100 miles on the clutch. Heres a little about most the parts installed:
PPGs (1-4 helical w/06 WRX 5th and reverse synchro'd). It of course has the infamous gear whine, which isnt as annoying as I thought (at least not yet). These gears coupled with the tranny mounts (Im sure and possible the engine mounts) make shifting the car very tight and notchy. If most of you remember the first few days after installing your short shifter and bushings, its like that but better honestly.
Clutchmaster Stage 3 clutch, ACT Prolite flywheel (13.9 lbs). The pedal feel on the new clutch is really not much stiffer than stock, just slightly noticable. However Im learning that its pretty much all or nothing when pulling out, there isnt much feathering to be done with it. The flywheel is also very noticable as the car is very much more rev happy. Off the accelerator pedal, it doesnt seem to drop as fast as I thought or as bad as some have made it out to be. Downshifting with the new transmission, clutch, flywheel (and possibly having the whole rear end tightened up) can be an eye opening experience, as the car while shudder pretty hard depending on RPMs and/or speed. With the engine, tranny, and rear end mounts highway driving is slightly louder, with minimal vibrations felt on a good road. Around town at low RPM driving and/or crappy roads the vibrations and noise are much worse, but still tolerable to me.
MFactory front LSD. I havent really gotten to push the car much (still only running 12PSI) but the front does seem to put hte power down better, especially on the inside wheel during a sharper/harder turn. Noise wise there is no noticable difference between it and stock.
The brake setup (DBA 4000 rotors f/r, Stoptech lines, Hawk pads) Im a little upset that I have the Hawk pads, but the shop recieved Feredo pads for 02-05 (despite them ordering them for my 07). So they put hawks on that they had in the shop. The car has more bite to it, and seems to brake harder and slightly quicker. Again I havent been able to test the fade, but the pedal feel under normal conditions is much firmer than stock.
ATI Center gauge pod, AEM (analog) Oil Pressure, EGT, Zeitronix O/2 gauge w/bosch sensor. The pods itself is not near as high as I thought it would be. Its not in the way, or an eye sore to me at all. If/when I want to look at the gauges they are there, other than that they dont draw my attention or distract me while driving. The analog to me look better as they go with the rest of the gagues in the car, I dont have differetn numbers flashing at me constantly (just my boost and wideband are digital).
Im still workign on getting pics up. Im still working on ordering sway bars (leanign towards Hotchkis at the moment). I also didnt get the chance to get my floor jack and stands, so the lip kit project is on hold for now.
"2007 WRX- PPG'd, 20G- Tim Bailey tuned
Stage 2 2005 WRX