Subaru EJ Alternator Shroud - ALUMINUM - ARC Tribute
After the legendary Abbey Road Company (ARC) in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan discontinued production of this item for the Subaru market, the demand has increased but supply has not. Currently ARC is not making any other titanium products, they are focusing on aluminum parts only and have changed their name to "ARC Brazing" appropriately. ARC has not given me authorization to create this item under their namesake or to make a 100% re-production, but also will not make any more of them. They advized me to change the design a bit to make it unique. For this reason I am creating a limited-quantity continuation production run to fill a demand in the market for this mythical piece of Subaru history.
Each shroud will be made to to similar overall dimensions as the original piece, and each will come with a hand-cut laser-engraved plaque on the top left corner. This plaque will give credit to ARC as the designer and credit to WC as the manufacturer. I can also engave your name or your car's name (or whatever) to this plaque to make it unique.
And yes, I am still producing my own independent design for an Altenrator shroud as well. The main difference is that this version shows the alternator and my version covers it with a louvered frame.
Changes & Improvements to the design:
-The center hood is slightly wider than the original
-There is no plate welded to the right side of the shroud
-The spacers are flared onto the shroud so they are not loose and won't get lost
-Hardware is stainless cap screws (not button head screws)
-Top left section is slightly smaller to give more room to the intake vacuum hoses
-There are no holes for cable throttles since most recent cars have drive-by-wire and this looks cleaner
FITS ONLY Subaru EJ motors:
2002-2014 Subaru WRX with EJ205 & EJ255 motor (doesn't fit the FA motor)
2004-Current Subaru STi with EJ257 motor
2003-2008 Subaru Forester with EJ255 motor ***See note below
***Foresters requrie an extra L-bracket on the top right mounting bolt for the alternator to support this shroud. That's why the Forester option costs a bit more. I include a hand-made bracket.
This item is one of the original prototype pieces cut from ALUMINUM Sheet Metal and bent to shape. The center hood is hand-bent from a second piece of aluminum and welded to the shroud. I can make it in brushed silver ONLY, because heating aluminum makes it melt (it doesn't change color like Titanium).
It comes with spacers fastened to the underside so it sits at the correct height above the belts (the original spacers were loose and would sometimes fall into the engine bay during installation/removal). Stainless steel screws and washers are included. It fastens to the stock shroud mounting points so no engine mods are needed, and it can be converted back to stock in a few minutes with an allen wrench.
If you have a special request, email me to order a custom one: Sales@Lathewerks.com