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  1. Haven't had a chance to have any measured runs, factory number is 5.5s. From what I've read GPS based meter apps are fairly inaccurate, not surprisingly. Will still give me an idea and a benchmark to compare to especially if I finally decide to do a remap. Just trying to convince myself and justify a price tag of $1k+...
  2. Looks way to complicated for my basic needs 🙄
  3. Soo... my diesel tractor has a factory launch control. Much fun indeed. Now, curious to see what it does 0-100 with/without the LC - what is the best free logging app? Android of course. This is what it looks like, not my vid:
  4. Instruction manuals actually have a list of all the bulb types you might need. That is where my info came from.
  5. I had some exhaust work done by Highbrook (BLE) and Subirex (535i). Ajay did a very good job on the bimmah and if I was to do an exhaust job again I'd go to him. Highbrook was ok by pricey. All gone sorry.
  6. I used D2S in both BL5 and BR9, doubt yours will be different. Osram Xenarc from ebay, were around $100/pair back then.
  7. Not as bad as some BMW options I am eye-balling PS: doing cruise control mod as well (or did it already)?
  8. Saw it on FB... back in the days I'd have most likely snapped it too
  9. Automated toll road payment thingy, my bet is on it Rip it out!
  10. Glad I am not alone...
  11. 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.
  12. Hardly ever anyone bother to maintain their listings plus majority of trades/negotiations are done privately anyway.
  13. Haha negative sorry as mine was a basic Kenwood. A friend of mine swapped their for a Polk DB840 (8" and 4Ohm McIntosh specs). No Idea how to remove the rear deck but I am sure there's a how-to video/write-up somewhere. I have a suspicion that it is just held by some plastic clips. Pics from the install:
  14. Pretty sure someone else had a similar issue just recently.
  15. From my experience some aftermarket sedan mufflers actually look all good when fitted on a wagon. STI/Genome definitely has to be a correct version.
  16. Yeah those unsuspecting Legacy owners when you chop them in your diesel sedan...
  17. Majority of "performance" parts are interchangeable within B13 Legacy platform which is any Legacy from mid 2003 to mid 2008, BL and BP chassis. Keep in mind that yours is a facelift and some of the interior/exterior parts are different - different grilles/bumpers, different stereo/steering wheel/instrument panel etc. Rear springs will have different ratings between sedans and wagons, sedan mufflers will have shorter tips and will be slightly tucked in under a wagon bumper (still a direct bolt-on). Front swaybars will differ between turbo/NA versions, rears are all the same, the same will apply to aftermarket bracing (underbody only), strut braces are all the same. Are you still talking about Legacies?
  18. It's not that much of a sporty car to start with and designed for comfort so fitting a fattier rsb on its own not surprisingly does sweet f all. Plus STI rsb still won't be as thick/aggressives as let's say Cusco, UR or Whiteline.
  19. @Subirex Automotive will be a much better value for money.
  20. It's the latter @ride look behind one of your wheels, what colour springs can you see there? If the springs are black (i.e stock standard) I'd look into swapping them for some STI pinks (just what they'd shown in one of the promo photos). Wouldn't go through Subaru NZ though but rather get a set imported myself/else and installed by an independent Subaru specialist.
  21. Out of curiosity checked my ex 3.0R and she's due for a recall.
  22. Yep most likely, I got one too in my fairly short ownership.
  23. Keep an eye on TM and FB, genuine ones pop up every now and then. Just make sure you get the one specifically designed for a 3.0 bumper (pre-facelift)
  24. Sway bar was sold ages ago unlike a bunch of braces that I never get around to itemise and list properly. Have some for the front and a few for the rear including one that goes across, kind off like an underbody strut brace 16mm is not as bad, if I remember correctly NZ new had 14mm there.. I first upgraded to an STI GRB swaybar and then to Ultraracing.
  25. Dang I still have some brand new underbody braces (Hardrace) and used Cusco, would've been cheaper than those whitelines That rear sway bar should make it handle so much better. Stock one is a joke.