Batbaruman

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  1. wow true.. just looked it up https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1010824
  2. Probably my favourite photo of all time. Will chuck in an order soonish Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. this thread needs some audio recordings/youtube videos!
  4. Happy new year! Car : 2008 Infiniti G37S (Nissan 'Skyline' 370gt) Tuned bone stock Fuel : Mobile 98 Fuel economy (from Fuelly) : 9.6L/100km Seems lot of the wagons are not so far off, in many cases better. Been on few big road trips lately and all i can see is it would be nice to have a more practical car than this coupe lol. Going away for long vacation soon but when I'm back in March i'll be seriously looking at a swap or just buy nice Legacy wagon and sell this Skyline. Lookin forward to being in a manual, turbo subi again soon haha
  5. i second the above tips about using claybar on windscreen. used bit f alcohol and elbow grease too, its actually amazing what a proper clean windscreen looks like. never polished my windscreen though, what product you guys use for that ?
  6. wow bro, these kind of things are appealing (getting decent power without spending extreme cash). what was the intake temps like after a few boosts on that one. any heat soak to report? from most logs i seen and in my own experience, temps get quite excessive with the top mount, though my own top mount was not stock so larger size would have made it more prominent to this issue.
  7. since it's all personal tastes, it's not really best to assume what someone likes or dislikes, or that their goal with their vehicle and thousands of $$ spent would be same as someone elses. that's why i added on the downsides which previously weren't mentioned so OP can weigh things up and decide for themselves.
  8. respectfully disagree with people that give out advice that you have 6 gears, use it, enjoy laggy turbo blah blah. sure i can imagine a bit of a wait being worth it if you're building up to 40psi / 500whp or something but when talking of relatively lower power with shortened power bands (band from 5000-7500rpm), not everyone is gonna find that fun to drive in any situation other than on track or the back streets. it is an amazing feeling when you have the space to push it and experience that sudden thrust, but you should really consider how much opportunity you have to enjoy that in your own regular driving conditions and whether sacrificing responsiveness to get a bit more top end power is really worth it. in my personal tastes as a daily, the stock sti is such a sexy setup and any 'upgrade' should really be preserving the responsiveness/handling and building off that.
  9. i got one of these a few yrs ago from scarles. same brand and all looking back in my email history. same price too. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/other-accessories/listing-1723731044.htm?rsqid=51bce0f754aa4dbb959fea4fd86d0b04 chucked that on my car during winter parked outside at the time while i went away for few months for basic. came back, car was mint. nothing to complain about, didn't tear. not that it's particularly windy in auckland though. i put bricks on the corners to keep it all down.
  10. https://www.facebook.com/Hinstarr?ref=br_rs hin chilvers from chch. fb nick is hinstarr there, which coincides with the tm name of starry11 you provided, so high probability it's the one you're looking for. having said that, this acount is some female, guessing the mrs of the actual seller, Jamie Jay Gibson (https://www.facebook.com/jamie.jay.gibson) based on regular tags together and the commentary. could try mesaging there on either (or both) above accounts, seems to be active, careful fo being too aggressive as i suspect one of them is a kids or his mrs account (also you probably wouldn't progress far in negotiations that way). but first take snips of the people listed as his friends/family etc. in case he blocks you or makes it private and you can't see it later. may have some luck messaging them if get desparate and TM doesnt help with your dispute. may even get lucky and someone here is a mutual friend. jamies car / plate pictured below (or so it was in june 2017), may lead you further to finding mutuals that can help you find this guy and do right by the trade. on his fb acc also has some history of subies pictured along with plates, but i guess he dont own them anymore. his jan 30th 2018 profile pic suggests he currently has a gc8 with white wheels or something (i prob got the gen wrong) hope that somewhat helps you in your quest to find the dude that ripped ya off and ran.
  11. did you try dispute via trademe also mate? maybe also post the sellers TM name in case someone has dealt with him before and has other contact details. seeing from the FB posts that there are far too many vf22 shifted daily to narrow it down just based on south island + sold vf22 in recent weeks.
  12. got 240wkw from hybrid td05 on my v7 sti. it was the only bottleneck , everything else had capacity for more. also i should mention it wasn't a fun 240wkw, but what everyone considers fun is different and since mine was some custom one by MSE i can't say if all td05 are like that or if mine was just 'slower' than others. if i knew what i know now, i would have just tried to push a VF turbo to the limits on a low budget and enjoy the superior range in usable power vs turbo tht's all top end with narrow power band. current car isn't even turbo and feels faster than the old one in every situation except lacks the downshift throw back feels.