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mpinto19k 10-24-2013 05:12 PM

rubber seal on front busted open..?
 
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Ok so I apologize for the vague title but I'm not even sure what this seal is attached to. Tie rod? Well either way, I have just replaced my headers and up pipe! YAY! Right? Well it was cool until I started hearing a weird sound from the right side (where the seal is busted) so that was my first test drive since replacing the parts.

So bottom line I guess what is this seal and how ####ed am I this time? The wastegate was BARLEY touching it and I guess maybe melted it? I'm not sure.

mpinto19k 10-24-2013 05:30 PM

Sweeeet thats my steering colum seal, is that right? So im ####ed out of a lot more money. Awesome.

06_hawk_eye 10-24-2013 05:33 PM

Just an axle seal man relax. The boot kit is less then 50$ a new axle is around 200$.


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Haw1es 10-24-2013 05:37 PM

Is it the steering column or is it a CV joint boot?

mpinto19k 10-24-2013 05:37 PM

[quote=06_hawk_eye;383241]Just an axle seal man relax. The boot kit is less then 50$ a new axle is around 200$.


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Hard man, finally get my WRX back on the street to park with another problem! So do you think I need a new axle as well? Also is there like a smaller boot i can get for it so it wont be touching the wastegate?

Thanks for reply, sorry for frustration, I've just been slaving over this car for the last like 3 nights trying to get everything done and I come back with a new problem.

06_hawk_eye 10-24-2013 05:40 PM

Boot kit not an axle kit my bad but you will wanna replace the axle seal with the boot or axle what ever you choose


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06_hawk_eye 10-24-2013 05:45 PM

Prob will have to find a new place to dump the external wastegate. I'd suggest a whole new axle. And axle seal


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mpinto19k 10-24-2013 05:53 PM

[quote=06_hawk_eye;383289]Prob will have to find a new place to dump the external wastegate. I'd suggest a whole new axle. And axle seal


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Yaaa thats my issue, its not the dump tube that burned it, the actual wastegate which is obviously welded onto my new up pipe is what is touching it. I really really dont want to have to get a new up pipe. Because if thats the case im ditching the external wastegate. Not taking a chance of someone welding it in a bad place again. Sad part is I took it to a shop that a reputable tuning shop in Dallas apparently takes all there shit to get welded.

06_hawk_eye 10-24-2013 06:00 PM

Well hate to say it but looks like your gonna have to ditch the ewg. They don't make smaller boots for the axle. I'm 90% sure they don't. But they do make up-pipes with actual places to bolt on wastegate a I'm sure of it. Maybe that help you out

Gtspec
Grimmespeed
Turbo xs all makes these up-pipes


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BLAZE2099 10-24-2013 06:02 PM

Why are you running an EWG?
They shouldn't have put it there, it's there fault then, they should pay.
And yes it's your axle

06_hawk_eye 10-24-2013 06:05 PM

[quote=BLAZE2099;383321]Why are you running an EWG?
They shouldn't have put it there, it's there fault then, they should pay.
And yes it's your axle[/quote]

Can't see his mods details because his profile isn't updated it looks like. I tried looking to see what mods he's got.


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mpinto19k 10-24-2013 06:05 PM

[quote=06_hawk_eye;383305]Well hate to say it but looks like your gonna have to ditch the ewg. They don't make smaller boots for the axle. I'm 90% sure they don't. But they do make up-pipes with actual places to bolt on wastegate a I'm sure of it. Maybe that help you out

Gtspec
Grimmespeed
Turbo xs all makes these up-pipes


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Welp fu(k me man and the people who welded that shit. So can I buy a grimmspeed and attach it to my prosport headers? I did all this to avoid a retune and all this crazy bullshit. I'm about to flip shit. Think I'm gonna go with Grimmspeed up pipe then. Will my current TIAL Wastegate fit on a grimmspeed?

06_hawk_eye 10-24-2013 06:09 PM

[URL]http://[/URL][URL]http://http://www.jscspeed.com/catalog/Subaru/02_07_WRX_STI/Uppipes/GrimmSpeed_External_Wastegate_Uppipe_for_02_07_Subaru_WRX_STI.html[/URL]

Click that it'll answer your question


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boo-key bear 10-24-2013 06:20 PM

[quote=mpinto19k;383345]Welp fu(k me man and the people who welded that shit. So can I buy a grimmspeed and attach it to my prosport headers? I did all this to avoid a retune and all this crazy bullshit. I'm about to flip shit. Think I'm gonna go with Grimmspeed up pipe then. Will my current TIAL Wastegate fit on a grimmspeed?[/quote]

I just replaced my boot not long ago. The grimmspeed will work if your header has a 2 bolt uppipe connection. Some headers are 3 bolt and some have the uppipe made with them. The later 2 I mentioned wont work with the gs up. The newer gs ewg uppipes are v-band. If your wg is also v-band and either 38 or 44mm it will work. Sorry about your misfortune. It will keep melting the boot how it is now.

mpinto19k 10-24-2013 06:25 PM

It's a 3 bolt header. With the amount of money I've already spent and time Ive spent. I think I'm just gonna take it some where and say fix everything. This is wearing me out.


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