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  1. From what I've read on some Subaru Sti cars that it doesn't like Mobil 1 oil much.
  2. 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.
  3. Cheers Im trying to retrace what I did over the weekend haha to remember if I have seen ya. Was it midnight Sat?
  4. 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.
  5. Hahaha, for sure. Funnily enough I live close to Botany where the next Clubsub meet will be held at :).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Flat Carbon for sure.
  10. 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.
  11. Looks like the engine and drive train is untouched. I was talking to another guy as I wanted to buy the latest shape STI's and he told me to just buy his GRB as the engine is pretty much all the same except the exterior changing. Are you going for 2.0 or 2.5L?
  12. It's that badly priced? It was actually the cheapest I could get. All the connections I have can't get it cheaper because they can't get a discount on Motul oils. If my memory serves me right PBMS had it for like $70 Inc GST I think but driving down there and going back up would prove to be the same ish to $90 for 5L. My car prev had Motul H-tech 100 10-40w which was a little bit cheaper coming to to like $75-$80 I think. All up really I spent $120 give/take I didn't really think much into it as I use to pay around $70-80 for genuine oil and filter for my Honda and that's on a 30% discount too.
  13. Motul 8100 X-cess 5-40w isn't badly priced on Trademe just throwing some options around I think it's $93-$95. PBMS old website stated they were selling the same oil for like $70-$80ish; I can't find it on their new website. Genuine Oil filter + Washer will set ya back $26 standard price just ask for their trade discount every time I asked from Subaru they were willing to comply.
  14. All going to plan atm. Everything is pretty much off (Turbo bolts were stubborn as hell; thank god for CRC). My DP is on the ground but can't take it off as it's still connected on the rear side (Not plugged in). Was replaced with Bosch and only just found out that they hard wired it in so question is would a 22MM O2 Sensor socket work on this boy? Also I've lost a bit of coolant so decided to just go for a coolant replacement while at it. I have a light-ish blue coolant I'm guessing this is the OEM coolant? I've read around being the coolant capacity 7L?