guiltysky

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  1. @walshmaine, check this thread. Refer to my post midpage from last year on page 7
  2. Hey mate my phone number is 0212563969 I'm keen to come have a look at the wheels. What tyres are on there currently?

  3. I have them in my car. They came in Spec R and Spec C GRB STI. I've seen them in NZ new ones optioned in too. Rare but not impossible to come by
  4. Looking to get my OEM BBS wheels powder coated. Car is V11 STI Dark Grey as per photo: Shortlisted down to these picks. Which one should I go for? http://www.prismaticpowders.com/colors/PMB-2808/ANODIZED-BRONZE-II/ http://www.prismaticpowders.com/colors/PMB-2106/STONE-BRONZE/ http://www.prismaticpowders.com/colors/UMB-492/US-BURNT-BRONZE/ http://www.projectoak.com/automotive/m5-passion/shadow-chrome-wheels/
  5. EZ Lips look when first fitted but over time the tape holding it on wears and it starts falling apart, especially if your car is lowered and/or you catch onto things and scrapes happen. One would last typically a few months to a year maybe at most, then you gotta rip it off and it leaves your bumper looking like arse. Personally wouldn't recommend it. tried it on several cars
  6. This guy doesn’t do detailing full time but he’s lightyears more qualified than the people who do it for a living. I use him exclusively for my own cars, family members’ and friends https://www.facebook.com/illustriousdetailing/
  7. I’m with Swann- which is owned by IAG. I pay less than $800 per year full cover annual premium for the following cover type. V11 STI Spec R(Modern classic) Supra RZ (Classic) Civic with Type R running gear (Classic)
  8. how does community standing work?
  9. This thread should be changed from Average TQP Tune to DISTASTROUS Torque Performance Tune. This car was tuned in 2014 as per below at approx 91,000km. The owner was a chef and basically took the car in regularly for servicing and paid whatever bill Torque wrote up for him. He worked, lived and parked in CBD and drove the car on mostly on long trips to visit family. At the time it had a downpipe from Subtech+K&N intake system. Everything else was stock I purchased the car in May this year. 105,000km Did the necessary general servicing, made sure all fluids were changed and fresh and to the right levels. Took it to a controlled testing day at Pukekohe. At this point, I had only driven the car for less than 200km all up. Did 3-4 warm up laps and on the 5th lap, engine seized abruptly. Turns out the bottom end bearing was gone and the pistons were melted, stuck together. Damage to cam gears as well. My mechanic got a brand new OEM shortblock kit from Winger, fitted to originally head after a lot of cleaning and machining with new cam gears and cambelt done, along with clutch. Took my time and wore in the engine and clutch over next 1000+ km, using 2 changes of run in oil before switching to full synth. We fitted a boost gauge and notice boost spikes all over the show. Fitted a new stainless 3” midpipe and a DW65 then went for the tune last night- aiming for max reliability and useable torque instead of chasing any power figures. The tuner found that the maps by Torque Performance were badly written. There were things that shouldn’t have been fiddled with. The boost cut was non-existent at 3bar… and the car was knocking bad. The red shows base run (on Torque Performance Tune) and the other line shows the result of hours of unf***king TQP’s mess. The 2014 tune was completely messed up, as it took the tuner 2 hours to undo all the changes that Torque Performance had made, prior to carrying out the ACTUAL tune which yielded another 103nm at 3000rpm as per dyno sheets. The 2014 tune that was in the ECU was extremely unsafe to the point that the 2016 tuner was unable to keep his foot pinned down for a dyno run; due to excessive knock and the 'self learning' capabilities of the stock Subaru ECU. There was 22 degrees of timing in peak torque + the amount of timing added via Subaru's knock correction table. So the car was running anywhere between 22deg-30deg in boost. WAIT HOLD ON. MY CAR ISN'T ON E85! It’s on BP98!!!!! New tune has had more than 40-50% timing removed We suspect that the previously tune was highly causative or contributory towards the catastrophic failure of the original motor at only 105000km, despite a full NZ service history with Torque Performance over a 2-3 year period of which I retained a stack of receipts from the previous owner. I am collating information and relevant documents and will be confronting TQP at some stage in the near future for an explanation.
  10. ^ wow were the NZ new ones actually single scroll? Didn't know that. What do you mean by boat anchors? First I've heard that term for wheels. I've both types of wheels and refer to them as Cast fat fives and forged BBS
  11. Bridgestone doing buy 1 get 1 half price until end of month. In most cases this works out a better deal than their buy 3 get 1 free. Depending on how much u like your car and how long you want to keep it for, I would get a decent set of RE003 and just sell the used ones.
  12. Does anyone know the flow rate of the OEM fuel pump in a 2008 STI?
  13. Where did u get the Fuji catback?
  14. I use Penrite Progear full synth 75w-90 in pretty much all jdm cars in the family, for eg. my V11 and my old V7 sti
  15. ^ Yeah I sold my first V11 because I bought a Spec R with all the nice bits I was after originally (recaros, wheels etc). My mates reckon the extra grip from the semi slicks was a major factor.