Well, i think i’m closer to having the DMS where i want them. They’re a bit different than the D2s, in that the only height adjustment available is gained by cranking on the springs. The D2 was adjustable via threads on the bottom end of the unit, so i had another way to change height.

I’ve dialed them back a little, to 4/4 from hardest, and the ride is a bit smoother while not giving much away in the corners.

I finally went in and got my car past the annual insprction/emission tests required in the most populous counties in Utah. I passed emissions without any problems, probably as good or better than when it rolled off the boat in 92. Inspection was a bit tricker, as i had to take the window tinting off from the front two windows. It was %8 too dark, and it’s one of the items they look at hard. Due to a change in Utah law, however, i can keep the darker tint on the back of the car. Whew.

I found an intercooler on eBay this week, and ended up winning it. It’s from either a JC Sports or Rallispec 2.5RS turbo kit, and features a genuine Spearco bar & plate core. It’s not large, but made specifically for adaptability and to fit well into the engine bay. Fitting it should be relatively easy, as there’s a lot of room between the inlet and compressor outlet to adapt something. The BOV is also external, so i should be able to fit that in somewhere.

I do wish the hoodscoop were larger, like the RS, but since i’m not looking for high-boost, just lower intake temps and a bit more power, i should be fine for the time being. Others that have put the WRX slanted IC on have noted performance improvements with just the stock scoop, so i should be ok.