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  1. 11 points
    Did stage 1 of the big legacy clean today. Hasn’t had a proper clean for about 1 year as I was living in Wellington CBD and they have nothing decent in welly to wash cars. Love my snow foam Looks like I killed something with my wheels [emoji23]
  2. 9 points
    not quite today but: Tuesday - dropped off car, collected loan vehicle. today, drove said loan vehicle to and from work. 2009 mitzi outlander. its not that bad, but not something i'd go and buy, that's for sure. next Friday I either pick up my car completed, or I get grumpy. on another note, finally back at work, half way through my second week back, concussions suck. Daytona fairings are on their way, bike tank has been changed, bikes all fixed short of wrapping it up in plastics. leathers have been cleaned and inspected, they have a couple of scuffs but are still good. alpinestars makes some good kit! its good to have progress on the car, its been an 18 month saga, hopefully drawing to a close next friday
  3. 9 points
    Clean sheeted the Type RA. She is now road legal for the first time in just over two years Also bought rego. Because that’s needed and yeah lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 8 points
    I figured out the weird single wire switching door locks on my Wagon and wired in a door lock/unlock remote and also some funky immobilisation that I won’t be specific about. I also received a Fenix alloy “race” radiator. The stock one still holds pressure and maintains temp but it looks old and tired. I had a premonition that it was going to explode on the way up the ski field this season and leave me stranded. I doubt the Fenix will perform any better as the car never got hot before but it will be nice to not have 19 year old plastic radiator in there.
  5. 8 points
    Changed the oil and filter on the Legacy today first time I done it on the BR9 gen 5 myself normally gets taken to crowes as I don’t have time but managed to fit it in and got a good look at the new Low mount turbo setup they used for the Gen 5 legacy’s. I have had twin turbo legacy before and ej20 turbo forester so used to the turbo and intercooler setup on a normal Subaru but this was different Turbo sits in front of the engine right at the bottom by the exhaust headers which come out and join under the oil pan. They then pass through hot section and straight to the exhaust. I was also pleasantly surprised at how clean it all was under the car!
  6. 7 points
    Started the Mothers 3 Step process, only got the bonnet done before I ran out of time. Good thing it's a long weekend next weekend!
  7. 7 points
    Old 101 the strand I crashed a car meet for this, was pretty awkward snapped 3 fast pics then left quickly New Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 6 points
    Right. I can go into details now. In short, im not covered for this as i wasn't the one driving and being under 25 anyone else under the age of 25 isn't covered. It hurts but i understand where the insurance company is coming from. At current im $510 down for glasses that went flying and tomorrow i have to get the car out of the tow yard which will set me back another $1378. The girl who was driving has agreed to pay for the car and all the damages but has told me that i wont get the money for months or she will have to pay me weekly. Her next offer which im yet to take is to take her car ( A manual, turbo MR2) as payment for my car and im trying to get her to pay for the towing as well, which again will be a weekly instalment thing so im not impressed as im the one out of pocket. but we are lucky that i managed to get out relatively unharmed and her with a small cut on the shoulder and a concussion. As to what happened in order to cause the damage, she wasnt paying attention and as we came around the bend she noticed we were going into the other lane and yanked the steering wheel to the left and smacked the brakes. All 4 wheels locked up and we understeered into a bank which sent the car airborne and we rolled a few times. Im surprised that neither the ABS or the airbags worked. As for those wanting to help, just do me the favour of checking your insurance is up to date and allows other drivers, and keep yourselves safe. This has been a very eye opening experience for me and i dont want more people getting into this sort of trouble like i did. Oh, and if anyone sees a facelift, manual twin turbo legacy for sale thats relatively cheap, let me know. it would be such a waste of my ST kit if i bought something else.
  9. 6 points
    New acquisition, absolutely loving it. 2008 spec B 6sp Manual, with a few STi GeNOME goodies
  10. 6 points
    Dropped in to see my local suspension guy at Race Shock Specialist,Penrose.They are now the NZ distributor for MCA Suspenion.They currently have a small range in stock.
  11. 6 points
    Hi all Just had a minor forum software update to Invision Community v4.4.3, nothing should be too different to users. Release notes can be viewed here: https://invisioncommunity.com/release-notes/443-r84/ Please post any issues here if they arise.
  12. 6 points
    Actually modified it! First real mod, a 20mm white line rear sway bar Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
  13. 6 points
    In things I actually did today, oil and filter on the Legacy, and 4 out of 6 of the spark plugs. All the clips on the passenger side are really brittle, after the front one broke the clip off and I had to ziptie the plug onto the coil (arghhhhhhh!) I decided it was a S*** job anyway and I will pay someone to do the remaining 2 plugs. EDIT: I also eyeballed the STI and made turbo noises in my head.
  14. 5 points
  15. 5 points
    Finally bit the bullet and got myself some flares coming from the UK, it was that or wide-body...been 10 years going back and forwards on the two. Also ordered a origin-labo gt wing and grabbed a turbosmart BOV to replace my very old/crappy greddy bov... Now just gotta send it off for a re-tune in the mean time and get the last of the gremlins sorted. Then lastly figure out what wheels will fit...
  16. 5 points
    Fark me... I take stuff like that very personally as someone who's been in two fairly serious crashes less than a year apart. Glad you/others are all good though, that's the most important part.
  17. 5 points
    The last oil change the old girl will be getting with an EJ20...
  18. 5 points
    Its good to see the lowered Outback community is still living. I've still got mine, since the new tyres its been pretty comfortable. Rim: 18x8.75 20p. Tyre: 225/50/18
  19. 5 points
    Still got it and still love it
  20. 5 points
    Finished the install on my front mount. Since the photo I’ve trimmed and got my fender liners sorted out.
  21. 5 points
    So I finally got round to putting my boot on the legacy’s as the old one was proper buggered! Yuuuck. Definitely hadn’t had a clean under here for a LOOOOOOONG time Nice and clean now Time to get the new tailgate on it! Aaaand all done Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 5 points
    Nothing with a Legacy badge except the original RS-RA will ever be a "classic", far too many of them were just used as the family runabout and they don't have any sort of (well known) racing pedigree to make them desirable. The rarer ones like the S401 will always hold some novelty value to Subaru enthusiasts, but the humble Rev D will never be any more classic than a XR6 Falcon or a Honda Accord.
  23. 4 points
    Stage 2 of legacy clean today. Cut and polish to bring back that white pearl shine!
  24. 4 points
    Got photos from mechanic of engine going into the hole. Must say, Mantic twin plate clutches are freaking gorgeous
  25. 4 points
    Feel free to throw up a garage thread for the Mazda. Not kicking you out just cause you sold the best Legacy ever made 😜
  26. 4 points
    It’s for when you’re in full Need for Speed Underground mode and in a police chase, arrow says they’re in front? Better slow down, behind? Speed up, left? Turn right. Just gotta hope you don’t get a 5 star wanted level, that’s when s*** get cereal
  27. 4 points
    Found the official Subaru way from one of the service manuals. It's a bit vague but should push you in the right direction. I've attached the other relevant pages needed to complete some of the steps. Good luck...
  28. 4 points
    Took it for a *NOT* Sunday drive I'm gonna miss the hell out of this car. The S401 is a truly special machine
  29. 4 points
    Stop it... You're making me feel bad for only giving mine the odd bi-monthly Meguiar’s wash n wax for the last two years.......
  30. 4 points
    Oh boy have I got a deal for you. Have you heard of the SuperCooler? If if you call now, we’ll throw in a free exhaust Venturi!! but wait there’s more! With lots of extensive testing on a virtually stock legacy being thrown around Puke, we definitely know this is worth it!!1one!1 Yours for only 10 easy payments of $99.99 as well as your liver and first born! Call now! (If you don’t understand your too young in CS time) In the past people have run the WTAC pump from the RS with a seperate header tank for the turbo and have dropped 10 degrees on the track, pretty sure it was Funky/Sl8r that did it years ago.
  31. 3 points
    Ordered some Milwaukee tools from Placemakers! Have a pretty fly deal at the moment for a OneKey Drill and 1/2" impact wrench, with two 5Ah batteries, 12V/18V fast charger, carry case, one 12V 2Ah battery, and you can redeem via the Milaukee NZ site a 12V underhood light or 25 piece drill set. Payed $1180.48 (the lovely lady who served me got about $150 off). Valid till the 31st of May for those interested.
  32. 3 points
    I'm going to wildly speculate and ask if this is yet another case of a pseudo-"performance" workshop being a bit s***?
  33. 3 points
    some fake plastidip. i got sent a box by seller before when i ordered 4 cans of yellow, they didnt want it back so yeah, putting them to 'good' use now lol. i sprayed bunch of fluro yellow, fluro green, some blue plastidips, then topped off with gold. i knew they wouldn't be seen much so the goal was just for the lols + provide some contrast when they do happen to be seen. it peels off fine.. but dont peel it off please
  34. 3 points
    Thermonuclear Broccoli As @Batbaruman description 🥦 😂 @newsuba
  35. 3 points
    Took car for WOF. Failed for the first time ever in the legacy. Failed for LED fog light bulbs, LED park lights and I removed the rear lower bumper reflectors and replaced them with rear light for brake and rear driving light. Guy was pretty good and said LED changed in Jan this year so that’s why hasn’t been a problem before and said the rear light set up I had is actually better in his opinion than just a reflector but the law is the law and they under so much pressure they can’t pass stuff like they used too. Said what I do after I leave is my choice of course [emoji23]
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    IMO if you want to sell something on ClubSub but don't update it or reply then that's the member's responsibility. If you forget, then login and realise that it has been archived, it can be unarchived by a mod via the report post request. Will definitely create a pinned post for Buy/Sell/Trade topic rules.
  38. 3 points
    Do we really need Google searches for the hundreds of old TradeMe listings? Don't plan to archive anything except for old, stale classifieds. Happy to do both. Can set an auto archive with a very small net, say classifieds topics with no posts in the last 12 months. Then we can also have a manual archive folder where moderators move topics once sold or gone stale.
  39. 3 points
  40. 3 points
    Since you’ll have it all apart anyway and seem very attached, why not do a cheap a cheerful rebuild for peace of mind too. Some places do them bloody cheap these days if it's not being built for aftermarket parts. Or just find a lowish km block and chuck that straight in with a quick condition check ahead of time. Could then get a safe tune for it and be confident it’ll last another 100,000km+ with better response and fuel economy than you probably have now.
  41. 3 points
    Depends on the tyre. This site is awesome for figuring all that out https://www.willtheyfit.com/
  42. 3 points
    Hi all, AKLSUB is hosting a "Photo Challenge/Meet" on Sunday 19th may 2019 and we wanted to invite everyone to join in... -This is likely one of the last meets before lots of people go into hibernation for winter and promises to be great fun! The concept is as follows: Everyone meets at a central location, where a sheet of "photo challenges" is handed out... Everyone will have a certain amount of time to complete the photo challenges for points and submit them for judging (its not a race - if you arrive at the end location too early, you will actually loose points) There is bonus challenges for chances at extra points. Spot prizes and a prize for winner are available at the end of the day! Sunday 19th May 2019, Meet 11am Sharp in car park behind KFC on Quay St in the City. - Challenge sheets will be handed out 11.10am and everyone can leave straight away. Meet ends at The Flying Moa Pub around 2pm for a gathering/drink and possibly some nibbles. We hope that some of you will join us, everyone is welcome - bring your daily if your Subi is off the road, doesnt worry us! -Becca and the AKLSUB Team.
  43. 3 points
    Replica Rotas, oh the irony 😂
  44. 3 points
    @iludez Do you have any pictures of your new Outback? Been a while since posting, I have managed to pick up some rims relatively cheaply and get decent tyres put on and I'm liking the blacked out look. At the moment I don't plan on going lower, although it would look great.
  45. 3 points
    Emailed RadarDirect about the R7NZ. It was supposed to be here this month, but it's been pushed back a month to fix up some bugs in the software before release. RRP as advised by Uniden NZ is $1300.
  46. 3 points
    Using tapatalk here. Please enjoy this spam of all kinds of iPhone emojis [emoji880][emoji3517][emoji3061][emoji102][emoji1137][emoji23][emoji3060][emoji2961][emoji102][emoji1474][emoji38][emoji22][emoji40][emoji1655][emoji101][emoji1702][emoji24][emoji56][emoji42][emoji880][emoji1474] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. 3 points
    Got the alarm removed, new ignition and key...Then full fluid change and alike, now to look at tuners to do a full check and tune..Running super rich so would love to send it somewhere for some love, was looking at PBMS but I really don't want to send it all the way to Puke and back when I live in the North Shore. But is good giving the old wrx a spin after all these years.
  48. 3 points
    Dealer: Subaru NZ/Subaru Armstrong lower hut/combo Month/Year: Sometime last year Category: Recall Vehicle: 2006 STI RA-R Raring: 7/10 Description: There was 2 recalls for the RA-R, one was for the airbag, the other for the Red STI under manifold inlet pipe touching the fuel rails and causing a fire risk. I emailed using their website and got a fairly prompt reply, only problem is they ignored the under manifold pipe and only gave me a customer number for the airbag. So I did what all good internet warriors do and took to Facebook, I messaged their Facebook page and explained how rare it was, that it was never sold out of Japan, etc etc. if they could do anything, or if I was doomed to one day burst into flames and die a fiery death. They promptly replied again, and said they’d have to contact Subaru Japan as to what the go is. A fair air time later I receive a message saying that STI Japan was coming to the party and my parts were on their way. Booked it in with Armstrong lower hut, drove it out there at about 2.45 and they said it’d be done by 5pm, but I lived far away and had to go so they gave me a Pugeot 207 to take home, most gutless 207 I’ve ever driven, but hey. At least it was a 207? 😉 Before leaving I asked to see the parts, and what was involved. They let me see the box of parts, it was just the attachments to the pipe, not a replacement pipe itself, I asked if I could keep the old parts but they refused. Much sad. In with the parts was a 3-4 page A4 sized step by step instructions, with photos, on how to replace the pipe. Oh man, that was so sweet. I love STI Japan, they didn’t let me keep that either. I basically begged them to make sure it came back with no dash rattles, as it had absolutely none and luckily it still doesn’t. And nagged their workshop manager to emphasise that I’d know if they took it for a thrash. I got a call early next morning saying it was done, ready for pick up, and washed. I didnt want want them to wash it, but oh well. So all in all there was a bit of F*** around on the beginning but it got sorted out and to a good standard that I was happy with. (Most people know how much of a C*** I am, so any form of praise is fairly rare, lol) The parts guy with the glasses there is also very good to deal with. I took the RA-R in one day just to get some filters and crush washers, he came out and had a look and spotted things about it no one else has ever noticed.
  49. 3 points
    After speaking with Niran about these guys who I had never heard of, took his word and thought I would give them a call while I was on the market for some solid engine mounts. They are are super friendly reply promptly (within the hour) and gave me a price $60 lower than anywhere else could. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting parts in general especially from outside of NZ.
  50. 2 points
    got to the sub and took it off. Thank you, everyone, for your help! ❤️