YoungOne

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    1999 WRX STI Type R
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  1. Do any of these shops actually engage in any form of contract prior? If so what are the clauses etc? If you were getting a proper build of $20,000+ (Haven't done but I'd imagine more common than you would think) surely you don't just do that on good faith. I mean for a service or tune on the dyno fine but at what point does that stop?
  2. Tein are very very good for the money in my experience. Not only would I not bag on them I would actively consider looking at them if I were you. Look up MotoIQ's review of the New Tein Flex Z's before writing them off. Just my 2c... Don't get me wrong MCA look extremely good but its big $$$
  3. If you're wanting to go twin scroll I don't believe the G25 series has twin scroll options yet (check I could be wrong), but do look amazing aerodynamically from what I've read.
  4. I've only heard of my car in nz with the closed deck 2.2l stroked to 2.35l which is why I bought it, might be a couple more but never heard of them. I believe the reason you don't see them in nz is because we never got the closed deck 2.2l block either domestically or imported from Japan (aside from a couple of 22b's).
  5. If you have alloy control arms do not use heat as they deform/or fatigue quite easily, or at least that's what the mechanic who did mine told me.
  6. go for the s201 if you're blind go for the v5/6 RA/R V-Limited if you want the realistic classic that will appreciate, they'll hit big $$$ if its low k's go for the V2 STi in 555 blue with 18x8 revolution Group A knock offs if you're a colin enthusiast go for the gravel express if you go skiing go for v4 if you want the best driving experience for the $$$ as usually they're a bit cheaper due to the front bumper. Really something for everyone
  7. My old man has owned a MY00 WRX GF8 since new for 19 years, done 260,000's, only thing that's gone wrong with it is the radiator header tank split which is a pretty common issue. Been on trackdays, up ski roads and learnt to drive on by 15 year old me. Basically they're bulletproof if looked after.
  8. Ummm I just did it with a oil filter removal strap and adjustable crescent lol, not ideal but hey, got the job done and better than spending $80 on a tool you'll use once
  9. Will also point out if you have an oil leak at the front of the engine with wrapped headers they will (can) get leaked on, soak it all up and dramatically increase the risk of an oil fire. Don't ask me how I figured this out, I've actually been meaning to take mine off headers as its more of a risk than benefit. Have read that if you have AVCS then some shielding around the front of the heads is a good idea.
  10. You're dead right for a road car, 260kw is stupidly quick for most situations
  11. More depends what size they are, if they're 17x7 then they'll be worth a few hundred max
  12. Bought a set of 17x8 monoblock versions for $700 last year with decent tires, probably got a bit of a deal though, they come in both forged and monoblock types of construction from what I know with the earlier forged ones being worth more, both are pretty light, they have the construction type printed on them.
  13. Ordered some new brake pads, interested to compare the old Ferodo DS3000's with the new DS Uno replacement
  14. gc8 4 pots always seem to have rubbish feel, interested to see how you get on if you do play around with the master cylinder.