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      ClubSUB 2018 Calendar is now avilable!   24/09/17

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      The 2018 ClubSUB Calendar, Powered by Possum Borne Motorsport is now available.

      12 Hand picked full colour photos, taken by menbers, submitted by members and chosen by members.
      All vehicles in the calendar are owned by members of the NZ Subaru Enthusiasts community.

      A massive thanks to the team at PBMS for coming on board for another year!

      This is a very sought after calendar and only available for a limited time.
      Also, if you are a subscribed member of ClubSUB, you will be in for a descent discount, so make sure you're logged in.

      Please note, as these are printed to order, shipping will be delayed. we will make 3 orders, October 30th, November 27th, and December 11th. If you dont order intime to make one of these shipping dates, we will get it out to you in the new year.


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  1. Quite true. I could for sure feel the difference from initial launch to top end run. If they took your EBCS then from my guess they have set your High & Low boost settings via your Throttle Response modes (Intelligent, Sport,Sport #) - I have the same thing as I wanted to drive in low boost 90% of the time. That's a really good outcome from a stock turbo and I'm only pushing close to 250kW in mine. By chance are you rocking a 3" Turbo back exhaust? That's a hella lot of $$ for doing 2 tunes.
  2. I'm keen!! Exams are well over by then for me
  3. +1 ^ Yep, a buffer, cutting compound and headlight sealer is what I did. I was tired of looking at my misaligned bumper but since it was off I decided to freshen the headlights up a bit as well. Came out quite well. I did not expect to do this and wanted to tint my front headlights as well so it does not fog up in the future but oh well.
  4. I ended up with getting the Scarles carbon fibre one. Originally I opted for Redline Performance VF but it looked really bad and did not fully cover the turbo exhaust housing. With this beanie it made putting it on much harder due to size of turbo; got there in the end but a lot of frustration lol. Rubs a little on the actuator gate lever but nothing that would tear the fabric to pieces.
  5. From what I've read on some Subaru Sti cars that it doesn't like Mobil 1 oil much.
  6. 5L Motul 8100 X-cess 5W-40 100% Synthetic. Get a genuine Subaru filter/sump plug washer is optional. If you go through with Jacky he will sell you 5L Motul H-tech 100 10w-40.
  7. Cheers Im trying to retrace what I did over the weekend haha to remember if I have seen ya. Was it midnight Sat?
  8. Have you guys heard of Flossy? I have one on my car and it's awesome. From experience and memory it doesn't get hot, a very good feel + grip wise almost feels like a rubberized coating on top of the steel material used. Reverse cut out, weighted and no plastic delrin. Downside it's from America + It's expensive for a piece of metal but totally worth it imo. https://www.shopflossy.com/collections/shift-knobs/products/redhead-shorty-6-speed
  9. Hahaha, for sure. Funnily enough I live close to Botany where the next Clubsub meet will be held at :).
  10. Nah won't cost much since PBMS charge an hourly rate for tuning. I see myself spending $1.5-2K on TB exhaust, and another $2K on FMIC to make the retune worth while. $3.5-4K of cash would get a nice track hack to learn to race in. With this setup I can definitely see 270kW-280kW potential as much as I'd love to push that much a mate of mine changed my mind to stick with 260kW max so for the $$ being spent for 15kW is not worth while. I'm already 2K+ over my budget. End thoughts though; your right in saying that power isn't everything. Drive home was amazing. Boost carries on like a train and performs similarly to a stock VF in regards to boost spool. A very nice subtle upgrade from a stock turbo.
  11. Yeah, It is. I thought I was going to still achieve my goal of 260kW with a 2.5" exhaust but I guess not. Oh well. If I do get a 3" TB exhaust I know I'd be incline to get a FMIC as well and get a retune but that's going way above my initial budget; would rather invest into another project instead.
  12. So final output. High Boost 22psi: 247kW 902Nm Low Boost 14psi; 201kW 773Nm Not sure how to convert torque figures. Spools up around the 3500 mark and full boost around 4250RPM. Holds boost till redline; doesn't taper off. Restrictive components in my car - exhaust not being 3" and TMIC. I'd probably move onto aesthetics side of things now and buy another project car; thinking of a MK1 mx5 or a DC2R/CL7R.
  13. Flat Carbon for sure.
  14. Personally I would choose the JDM 2.0L option. I have heard of cases where most of the ringland issues are struck on the 2.5L especially in USA as most of their Subarus are 2.5L which most horror stories come from when you search on the net not saying it does not happen to the JDM 2.0L either. That was enough to scare me for a year or two. I've heard that the V11 Engines aren't as strong as the V7 engines. I'm not entirely sure if V7 and V8 has the same drive train if it does then V7/V8 will be the strongest out of all I believe. I haven't personally seen cruise control on a GVB but I have seen steering wheel buttons for the stereo which controls the factory Stereo system. I've seen people change the factory system and was still able to use the factory wheel buttons (Forgot how they accomplished this). Honestly it's luck of the draw on this always a give and take with some cars. Definitely no GPS for sure unless an aftermarket stereo has been fitted. Well the factory sound system is good enough for my needs but it's no top of the line bose speakers. I did plan on upgrading my speakers but just never got around to it. Two door card speakers front and rear. GRB and GVB have similar interior design and my GRB has tweeters which are the speakers adjacent to mirrors. I don't really see that much of an impact having those factory tweeters tbh IMO; JDM is still my 1st option.