chulozumo

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  1. Should be there, won’t be doing the convoy though. Probably gonna leave about 5am
  2. Bump Who’s going? Anyone want to split accomodation?
  3. I reluctantly coated a set this morning, yeah. Inside lip had a crack on one of them
  4. It’s for when you’re in full Need for Speed Underground mode and in a police chase, arrow says they’re in front? Better slow down, behind? Speed up, left? Turn right. Just gotta hope you don’t get a 5 star wanted level, that’s when s*** get cereal
  5. I wouldn’t touch them if someone paid me, had a friend who wanted me to coat his set but even I didn’t want to bother with that
  6. Dealer: Subaru NZ/Subaru Armstrong lower hut/combo Month/Year: Sometime last year Category: Recall Vehicle: 2006 STI RA-R Raring: 7/10 Description: There was 2 recalls for the RA-R, one was for the airbag, the other for the Red STI under manifold inlet pipe touching the fuel rails and causing a fire risk. I emailed using their website and got a fairly prompt reply, only problem is they ignored the under manifold pipe and only gave me a customer number for the airbag. So I did what all good internet warriors do and took to Facebook, I messaged their Facebook page and explained how rare it was, that it was never sold out of Japan, etc etc. if they could do anything, or if I was doomed to one day burst into flames and die a fiery death. They promptly replied again, and said they’d have to contact Subaru Japan as to what the go is. A fair air time later I receive a message saying that STI Japan was coming to the party and my parts were on their way. Booked it in with Armstrong lower hut, drove it out there at about 2.45 and they said it’d be done by 5pm, but I lived far away and had to go so they gave me a Pugeot 207 to take home, most gutless 207 I’ve ever driven, but hey. At least it was a 207? 😉 Before leaving I asked to see the parts, and what was involved. They let me see the box of parts, it was just the attachments to the pipe, not a replacement pipe itself, I asked if I could keep the old parts but they refused. Much sad. In with the parts was a 3-4 page A4 sized step by step instructions, with photos, on how to replace the pipe. Oh man, that was so sweet. I love STI Japan, they didn’t let me keep that either. I basically begged them to make sure it came back with no dash rattles, as it had absolutely none and luckily it still doesn’t. And nagged their workshop manager to emphasise that I’d know if they took it for a thrash. I got a call early next morning saying it was done, ready for pick up, and washed. I didnt want want them to wash it, but oh well. So all in all there was a bit of F*** around on the beginning but it got sorted out and to a good standard that I was happy with. (Most people know how much of a C*** I am, so any form of praise is fairly rare, lol) The parts guy with the glasses there is also very good to deal with. I took the RA-R in one day just to get some filters and crush washers, he came out and had a look and spotted things about it no one else has ever noticed.
  7. Oh boy have I got a deal for you. Have you heard of the SuperCooler? If if you call now, we’ll throw in a free exhaust Venturi!! but wait there’s more! With lots of extensive testing on a virtually stock legacy being thrown around Puke, we definitely know this is worth it!!1one!1 Yours for only 10 easy payments of $99.99 as well as your liver and first born! Call now! (If you don’t understand your too young in CS time) In the past people have run the WTAC pump from the RS with a seperate header tank for the turbo and have dropped 10 degrees on the track, pretty sure it was Funky/Sl8r that did it years ago.
  8. I used to buy elf 5/30 in 20L drums, still have a soft spot for Elf. Used penrite for for a while, that was alright. Now i I just use Castrol Magnetec in the gravel express and Edge in the RA-R, funky used to go on about castrol, probably coz of Rick. Just did an oil change of the gravel yesterday, forgot it takes 6L now, man that was awkward. Back to to doing an oil change every 6 weeks or so now, so might change the flavour up a bit. Who’s gonna test out that Red Stamp for us? 😅😂
  9. If anything, start collecting tools, jacks, axle stands etc, start learning to maintain it yourself, you’ll save a lot, and learn a lot. Then when you get a turba it’ll be even easier
  10. Curbed a wheel from a perfect set I’ve had for like, 8 years. Feelsbad.jpg Pulled some speakers from the Gf8 to measure and see if my other ones will fit, just need some spacers, got my front right speaker going again, and found my 200gig folder worth of music. Never been one for ICE, but it looks like this thing is getting some Doof Doof
  11. OmG DoNt Go OvEr ThE SpEeD LiMiT EvEr, jUsT GeT aN N/a My dad has the STI and another of the beltronics and those have been very good over the years, I’m out of the loop now though are any of these new ones undetectable by the police radar detector detectors?
  12. 1. ALWAYS check that the company is registered, even if they have been around for a while, does not mean they are legitimate. (Been there, done that) You can do this here - https://companies-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz 2. THERE ARE NO FRIENDS IN BUSINESS, you pay them, there is no such thing as 'mates rates' they not only want your money, but NEED it. Been there, done that. 3. NEVER give them an inch of leverage, an inch turns into a mile. If S*** seems to good to be true, IT IS. Check on it regularly, everyday, physically, if possible. Been there, done that. 4. Supply as many parts as you can yourself, never assume they know what you need. Been there, done that. 5. PAPER TRAILS, always save your digital conversations, and if things are bad. Record phone calls. ALWAYS get receipts for work done. Seriously just never be afriad to be a total C unt. That's your money, if they don't want to do what you say, they'll either say no. Or yes, and take that money of yours. It's always about the money.
  13. Might bring the Gravel express if i finish the brake change in time
  14. Yep, I'll be there again. Can't miss my own Birthday party afterall
  15. These days, they are becoming worth more and more. Without seeing it we can't actually gauge anything, if it's in good condition. It could be worth a mint.
  16. Need more info Link to listing, or something
  17. Made it to Whitianga, was a good drive, not much taffic. See you guys tomorrow
  18. chulozumo

    Wheel Cleaning

    Dragons breath, wax and grease remover, elbow grease, water blast and maybe some blinker fluid. I use dragons breath on the RA-R wheels, cuts it down from 30 mins a wheel to about 5 mins, they are very intricate, and white. Goddam you Subaru Japan
  19. Pulled the RA-R out of the garage for Flat Nats so I suppose I'll have to bring it to this haha
  20. Hmmmmm, now the question is. How early do i want to wake up on Saturday
  21. I prefer Macbilt personally, I went to Hartley the other year and it was extremely difficult to explain a few things to them As above though, they play with racecars mainly, but they look after my road cars
  22. Don't bother spending too much, the monitored ones like AVS are a joke I had one of these and it was decent enough https://www.trademe.co.nz/1830455004
  23. If that F***in thing goes single turbo before the STI is done, you're selling me the STI chassis CHEAP
  24. Staying with Dairusire at his bach in Whitianga, not sure whether or not to take the RA-R or the Gravel Express. I suppose if I bring the RA-R, we can sneakily go and park the 203 and RA-R in front of the subaru tent like I did to them earlier this year, i assume subaru will be going again