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  1. 15 points
    Shelly Bay Sprint yesterday. Only managed 10th place unfortunately. I haven't entered this event for 10 years and it's very technical with an unforgiving bite if you make a mistake. And I had my daughter on board and her mother would have killed me if I landed in the rocks below. That's all my excuses. Plus only 1 second separating 10th and 5th
  2. 13 points
    So we have put new turbo on and didn't quite crack 500wkw as ran out of fuel pumps. Have designed a new setup of headers and mounting turbo in front of cam covers with this coming on to full boost at 3800rpm ish. Absolutely mental when it hits boost as torque skyrockers. Gotasuby - 479.76wkwModel: 2002 V7 STI GDBDisplacement: 2.35lMods: S366 Turbo, ID1700@55psi base. ported heads, cams, fmic, 3.5" exhaust, DW300 FP, G4+, front mounted turbo. Fuel: E75Tuner: Me/SAS 
  3. 13 points
    Umm, on a scale of one to really, really stolen, how stolen is the car you've bought?
  4. 12 points
    Lots of rumbling on @ToomTom and @Niran's garage threads, about people's expectations and experiences with performance workshops. I feel like it's a conversation worth having, because clearly we all have somewhat different levels of expectation about what we'll get when we take our car to a specialist workshop. And I have some grumpy rants to have about it as well. Keep it constructive, I guess. My 2c: On the one hand, virtually every modified car is different. There will be slight variations from build to build that introduce unique differences that have to be allowed for when you setup/tune the car. On the other hand, these are "experts" and they usually charge like a wounded bull, so the service should be premium. Because of these variations in cars, things sometimes go wrong, or don't work as well as expected. So my number one rule for a workshop: communicate. Tell the customer what's going on. And for the love of all things Subaru, have your ducks in a row when you talk to them. Don't give them some wishy washy bullshit with 9 different things that you think it might be. You're professionals, damn it, with a workshop full of fancy diagnostic gear (including, probably, a dyno), so come and tell me what the issue is. Rule number two: Unless the customer is like "I'm coming to get the car", don't push it out the workshop door if it's running like a bag of balls. Generally people spend like 6 months or more building the car, a couple more days for you to iron out some little issues is nothing; the customer might be a little bit disappointed but if you follow rule #1 and have a concrete conversation about why you need the car longer they will be understanding. If you hang on to the car but fail at #1 you look incompetent. And so help me, if you have more than one car with the same issue, and you fix it on one car and don't fix it on the other, and then tell the owner of the second car that it's the same issue as another car that you already knew about but you didn't fix it on their car, you look incompetent. I've taken a car to get tuned, it had issues, the tuner nailed it down to a single factor, laid out my options, we made a decision on it, got it sorted. Easy. Seriously, I feel like I have had some sort of blessed experience with tuning. Drive/trailer the car in, leave it for a couple of days, drive it out.
  5. 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]
  6. 11 points
    These are pretty good to avoid speeding tickets
  7. 11 points
    Not today, but Sunday... HVMC autox, placed 3rd out of a large field of 53 My fastest run for the day
  8. 10 points
    Couple more items turned up today on the courier. Brand new Damd D-shaped wheel from @cyruslow And some OBD2 readers, hoping at least one plays nice with the EMTron so I can get some digital gauges back on the tablet. If they don't work then I'll be going to a Windows based setup instead. Been eying up a Latte Panda Alpha/Delta but they're rather expensive for what it'll end up doing.
  9. 10 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
  10. 10 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.
  11. 10 points
    Before with it’s different colour guards and no bumper To this now. So very happy with it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 10 points
    Don't try and increase the power... you have a 1.5 with no turbo, so it's going to be very hard to increase the power. I personally would not spend any money on it... just drive it the way it is and enjoy it.
  13. 10 points
    That we all have!! In other news. Slapped the new battery in because well its been 4 years minimum since the last one. It runs! It was a bit rough to start but once kicked over that was it. Took it for a quick little trip up the road to the petrol station to check the tyre pressures and all is well there. No longer is the RA unable to move under its own power! Finally she's alive Sent from my TA-1012 using Tapatalk
  14. 10 points
    Second to last weekend in Wellington so decided to go for a “Sunday drive” around some of the bays in Wellington.
  15. 10 points
    Hillclimb in Hawkes Bay on Saturday.
  16. 9 points
    Took the old legacy skid racing last weekend IMG_2000 by Aaandy Livingstone, on Flickr IMG_1919 by Aaandy Livingstone, on Flickr
  17. 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
  18. 9 points
    Tried to use my mx5 like a subaru. Didnt go very well but it was a lot of fun.
  19. 9 points
    Why sell it? Because the cambelt info you were given wasn't accurate and it isn't due for 60,0000km. IMO I think you just drop it and enjoy the car, you liked it enough to buy it and your'e letting a little thing tarnish your whole opinion of the car.
  20. 9 points
    After 2 years without a subie finally back in a leggy. Love the rumble
  21. 9 points
    Not my car, but we have successfully converted a facelift BP5 auto to a manual 6-speed! CANBUS still working, ready for a tune
  22. 9 points
    Those taillights are nice! Picked up a new car for my Dad on the weekend, 2011 STI. Drove it back to Dunedin from Christchurch via Mt Cook, so had to get some photos of what I could in the crummy weather! Such a nice car to drive, and totally different to the A-Line STI we used to have!
  23. 9 points
    Buy a standard v7 sti engine. Do fuel system, front mount and efr turbo with link. Will produce 300wkw and 500nm easy and should hit fill boost by 3800 ish
  24. 9 points
    Used the CNC at uni to make fuel rail adaptors for putting phase 2 injectors on a phase 1 manifold. Installed some BP legacy 550cc sidefeeds & rails i got for $30 off trademe. Turned out pretty good.
  25. 8 points
    Finally fixed my hoist again... Around 6 months ago the chain snapped, which took us ages to finally sort. We bought a new chain $100 or so, and installed that, but then we found the original geared cogs were too worn and were slipping with the new chain. So just procrastinated about that for ages, until last week I mentioned it to my dad, who said to give him a cog. So did that, and he found replacements for $12 each, and then machined them out to fit at his work, and provided new pins etc. While we were at it, he machined out the original motor pulley to fit the replacement motor, as we'd been running a larger pulley, as that's all that could fit. Finally got it all together, and working this week! And for the first time since we've owned it, it can now lift a falcon! Previously with the larger motor pulley it was geared wrong and wouldn't do it! All this means I can FINALY put the legacy back up on the hoist and find the oil leak and exhaust leaks.... Then don't get me started on the fuel rail leaks...
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 8 points
    I would never have thought that a cambelt could taint someone's appreciation of their car. Finding badly repaired crash damage sure... finding rust, finding that the previous owner never changed to oil, finding a used condom down the back of a seat... but a cambelt that might or might not need changing???
  29. 8 points
    After a maaaaassive mission today with @RaKid and @lowandy the fuel system is done, loom is in and plugged up, all the ancillaries are on the car, I've probably forgotten something and the car won't start tomorrow, but sh1t, it went from 40% done to 85-90% there. The big task of the day was mostly getting the fuel system in and done in the right places. It looks pretty dang cool. There will be more photos tomorrow as these were taken much earlier in the day of the progress, but not the finished item.
  30. 8 points
    First wash of the new year! I'm surprised how good the carbon hood scoop looks considering it was a US$200 gamble on Amazon with free courier shipping from Taiwan. It's hard to see from the photos, but the depth of the carbon fibre in the sunlight looks amazing.
  31. 8 points
    #6 is @pedro #8 another long time Member @newsuba and the 1st to be drawn & last to be counted is #17 ME LOL +1 = @SpeedySub any arguments? all 3 of you will at least get one of the ClubSUB Stickers I had made I have a couple of Bridgestone Drinkbottles and Caps each and I think @SpeedySub deserves a Calender (when they arrive) as that's what I initially promised Sample Image (My cap is a little worn & faded I know I have 2x at home) @SpeedySub if I could have some delivery details PM'd & NewSuba and Pedro I can drop off
  32. 8 points
    Feedback just received from LVVTA: As far as we can see they are legal to be fitted and do not require certification. I have asked around the office, gone through our standards and can find no mention of it, nor can I find any mention of it in the Wof VIRM which would suggest there are no current regulations about it. A quick Google shows a company in Wellington that fits them. May be worth contacting them about it :Obsessive Vehicle Security Although I can find no regulations, it unfortunately doesn’t mean there aren’t any hiding in an obscure place. At least there will need to be some thought put into the installation/operation to avoid things like it starting in gear or with the bonnet open to a reduce the risk to people. Hope this helps. Regards
  33. 8 points
    Last Saturday lolgtr ran a 10sec pass at meremere. It’s a 95 Wrx sti running a built motor, 6 speed, r180 setup, gt3582, road tuned on pump gas. Finally a Subaru to compete with the fast evos and mitsi’s. https://www.facebook.com/LOLGTR/photos/a.1803500459769689/2028193253967074/?type=3
  34. 8 points
    Used the tow bar on the wife’s outback for a change
  35. 8 points
    Recents of my new BL5 Legacy sedan in Manual i absolutely love her!
  36. 7 points
    Hooked up a reversing camera to my factory Nav screen which doesn’t have a rca input for a reversing camera. A trip to Jaycar and identifying which pins to use on the back and it all works
  37. 7 points
    And she’s in, seems the controls that came with the wheel are either a different, darker version or all my silver trim pieces have just faded a heap over the years, not sure whether I should swap my old ones in or not. Install took a grand total of about 30mins with half of that spent finding the correct sized torx bit for the airbag. 😒
  38. 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!
  39. 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
  40. 7 points
    New acquisition, absolutely loving it. 2008 spec B 6sp Manual, with a few STi GeNOME goodies
  41. 7 points
    So my Japan shipment arrived, so satisfying installing these parts haha did a photo shoot recently too
  42. 7 points
    Apologies to everyone that didnt make it, it was pretty tough Overall i tried to keep a range of years and models and (as best i could) the seasonal scenery matching the months! not enough older legacies, cmon having watermarks in images makes it really difficult to crop to the right size as when i needed to crop some the watermarks became off center. having images 'too zoomed in'/the car is right at the edge of the image means it may not survive cropping you have a popular year/model in this round of submissions and just got beat everyone loves ass but sometimes a frontal is a good thing Next year we can get the real ratio for the image required - the vistaprint system is a bit of a C***, its a weird size.
  43. 7 points
    The new stead Will post interior photos later 2007 3.0 Outback Push button start, some sort of nav/entertainment system I need to figure out or replace later. Loving the smoothness of the engine, si drive as well. Also has reversing camera. Will start a thread on it, but for the he next year she is going to stay stock. Make way for the 'Silver Surfer/shadow'
  44. 7 points
    My car has this real cool feature, where I fill up the tank, and it makes the petrol disappear almost instantly. Quite remarkable actually
  45. 7 points
    Just a little bit of extra torque with the properly tunable new ECU...
  46. 7 points
    Took the RS for a few laps at Levels Raceway for the 4 & Rotor South Island Champs, I think the pictures tell me I need to do a bit of suspension work....
  47. 7 points
    Yea I get that, and possibly one day two years ago they did promise something.. and if that is something they want to honour then awesome.. and I will mention it to them.. But I also get that running a performance based business in NZ is not the easiest job.. and that most of us here can spare $80 to have a go on a dyno. It will cost y'all more than that just to fill your car with 98 on your way to the Dyno.. I'm also reaching out to other shops to get competitive pricing.. you would hope PBMS as our sponsor can do something special for us. Nah, do it in the heat of summer.. if the car holds together and makes good power it only gets better in winter.
  48. 7 points
    Installed Whiteline Anti Lift Kit, Sway bar Bushes, Group N Engine mounts, painted intercooler black (one side only), took off front bar that sits below the grill and got it primed and painted black. Group N mounts are pretty nice. Start up motor and give it a quick rev and engine barely moves. Only been up and down the road so far and it needs alignment so cant comment on much else atm. As long as the Black intercooler stays somewhat black I think it looks good. Big silver intercooler takes your eye off the car mainly because it doesn't work well with blue imo. Still definitely visible to anyone who cares . (yes bumper doesn't fit atm)
  49. 7 points
    Had a visit from Mr courier man with a few new bits to go onto the car in the near future. Radium AOS from @mlracing.co.nz and a STI shiftknob from @Individualities
  50. 7 points
    Got sent to Australia for a half day event, got bored in the afternoon so went and got a process west intercooler to fill in the time