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  1. I know the later models (2008 up) don't seem to take full exhausts very well without a tune, but the GD chassis I think the ECU is a little more forgiving. In some cases you can actually loose power. To be on the safe side, I would recommend a tune. If you just want the boxer rumble, you'd be better off with just a Cat back.
  2. I've got the Redline kit, it's considerably louder than stock. But as others have said, its great bang for buck, aside from some minor fitment issues... Divorced vs Bellmouth: Technically Divorced would be better as it separates the exhaust and wastegate gasses, but IMO all the same to me. Will you be buying the parts then installing them in one go, or are you going to be adding gradually? Going from a restricted stock exhaust to a free flowing one changes the back pressure, the ECU needs calculate this. If you want the greatest gains from your mods, you're going to need a tune.
  3. Yep, here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sam.legacy/
  4. Bugeye Wagon owner checking in! :-) I've got a mate selling his v7 Sti Wagon, are you part of the NZ Subaru Enthusiasts group on FB? If not, join the group and click the "Items for Sale" section, his is the Blue one in Wellington.
  5. Yep that's exactly what I was thinking when I was looking at mine... It's just a gauge... But do it once, do it right. I've never had any problems with mine.
  6. I spent a whole bunch of time researching this when I got my boost gauge, ended up with an AEM electronic: http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/electronics/auction-1277302964.htm I've read mix reviews on the Prosport Electronic, some are lucky and haven't had issues. Others have had multiple issues with the electric boost sensor and the motor inside the gauge that drives the needle. Mechanical are pretty simple and do what they're meant to, however depending on what tubing you use for the vacuum line these can get brittle over time, and if you get a kink/bend in the tube the readings will be off. I decided to go with a digital display on mine, was a lot easier to read and I liked the look of it. Innovate/Defi also make great gauges.
  7. Car: WRX STI 2001 (Wagon) Tuned: Tuned: 211kw @416nm, 3 inch turbo back, Deatschwerks fuel pump Fuel: BP98 Fuel economy: Around 360 km on 50L tank, mix of hard/casual driving - Just did a trip up North, about 420 km highway.
  8. Yep I have the fusion one. Note, if you buy the unit itself it doesn't come with the wiring kit.
  9. Installed an under seat subwoofer, nothing too doof doof, just to compliment the existing sound system. Also installed a 24mm Whiteline adjustable swaybar and new Whiteline endlinks, car handles like a dream!
  10. Awesome, thanks for the info all! FYI Super Cheap Auto currently have a Tools and Fluids sale, and if you're in the Wellington region the Lyall Bay store is closing down so might be able to pick up a few more things at discount.
  11. Hi All, Before I ask, sorry for the noob question and if it has already been covered (I looked through the search but couldn't find much). I'm wanting to do my own transmission oil change, just wondering what is the best oil to use and what type of brand? Also I currently have Magnatec Professional engine oil, looking at switching to Motul... Does anyone have any experiences with Motul? Is it any good? Cheers
  12. I did a whole bunch of research on down pipes and up pipes when I was buying my Turbo Back Exhaust. The USDM wrx's have cats in the up and down pipes for their emissions, which was removed on the 06+ sti I know in the JDM models they didn't have cats in the up pipes. At least for my v7 sti they don't. When I did my TBE I didn't notice any power gains, apart from the noise, I think I may have actually lost power. That's when a tune really woke it up. Anything that changes the characteristics of the exhaust gases the ECU needs to know how to handle that, as is looking for back pressure leaving the turbo.
  13. Thanks guys, I've looked at the ATI gauge pod on ebay and the cheapest I can get to NZ is like 280nz... I would like to run the Defi gauges and managed to get a BF boost gauge off a mate. Did not realise that I also need a control unit which will cost another $250. Now assuming I get all the kit, this is going to set me back a good $1200 (if not more) just for gauges... No thanks Jeff. I am a noob when it comes to gauges so excuse my lack of knowledge. I think I'm just gonna keep it simple and get a boost gauge and mount it on the pillar, looking at this prosport gauge off TM: http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/gauges/auction-1055713356.htm Any other recommendations are welcome :-)
  14. Looks like the ATI/Defi are the better brands for fit and finish. This one would give a recessed but fit, but as Scoobydoo mentioned the visor helps with reflections: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GAUGE-POD-SUBARU-IMPREZA-WRX-STI-01-07-52MM-/271962297985?hash=item3f52375681:g:ck0AAOSwqu9U0qLm&vxp=mtr Also what is a good brand of gauge? Mechanical or Electronic?
  15. Hi All, I've recently done some mods to my v7 STI (TBE, Fuel Pump, Tune etc). So happens my clock decided to stop working, so I thought it would be a perfect place to put in a gauge pod cluster. Any recommendations on which ones to get and from where? I'm quite interested in the recessed look, similar to this: http://www.scoobyworld.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1536 Also any recommendations on what type of gauges to get, obvious one would be Boost... Maybe Oil Pressure? Exhaust Gas Temperature? Any info would be appreciated. Cheers