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@1randomkiwi @Individualities

Definitely agree for older models.

For facelift BL/BP, GR/GV and newer, other brands such as Haltech and EMTron are the way to go. That CAN gauge works for Link ECU’s too BTW.

 

Most importantly is to discuss with whoever is going to tune the car as each tuner has a preference. Don't go expecting their best work on an ECU they’ve had very little experience with...

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4 minutes ago, Andy_Mac said:

@1randomkiwi @Individualities

Definitely agree for older models.

For facelift BL/BP, GR/GV and newer, other brands such as Haltech and EMTron are the way to go. That CAN gauge works for Link ECU’s too BTW.

 

Most importantly is to discuss with whoever is going to tune the car as each tuner has a preference. Don't go expecting their best work on an ECU they’ve had very little experience with...

 

D'oh! I though LINK was American all this time!

Well, definitely gonna have to look at a LINK then. Will most likely go with them now. Not disappointed to not be using Haltech, but glad that someone pointed out LINK to me!

Want something that I can do FlexFuel with (I don't understand the model range). Something in their higher range (if it's worth doing, it's worth over doing).

With the engine I'll be using, and from what I've seen with @McMasterJamie's wicked BE Legacy, I can probably get away with a V7-9 STI plug and play kit (means I can also look into a V8/9 EJ207 too, as I'm probably going Twin Scroll Turbo)!? Have to have a chat to LINK when I'm nearing that part of the build.

 

I have no idea who I'd want to tune the car! Not too keen on PBMS at the moment. If someone can recommend someone in the upper North Island (or just North Island), I'd be happy to trailer (more likely truck, cos I have my licenses :)) my car to them for a tune!

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1 minute ago, Individualities said:

 

D'oh! I though LINK was American all this time!

Well, definitely gonna have to look at a LINK then. Will most likely go with them now. Not disappointed to not be using Haltech, but glad that someone pointed out LINK to me!

Want something that I can do FlexFuel with (I don't understand the model range). Something in their higher range (if it's worth doing, it's worth over doing).

With the engine I'll be using, and from what I've seen with @McMasterJamie's wicked BE Legacy, I can probably get away with a V7-9 STI plug and play kit (means I can also look into a V8/9 EJ207 too, as I'm probably going Twin Scroll Turbo)!? Have to have a chat to LINK when I'm nearing that part of the build.

 

I have no idea who I'd want to tune the car! Not too keen on PBMS at the moment. If someone can recommend someone in the upper North Island (or just North Island), I'd be happy to trailer (more likely truck, cos I have my licenses :)) my car to them for a tune!

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V7-9 Link G4+ is the most expensive of the Subaru range I think

 

And DTECH gets my vote

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@Individualities No need to go too far up the model range. Onboard o2 and E-throttle are the only reason to go further up. Onboard o2 is quite a nice feature as the ECU cost bump between xtreme and fury is less than what you pay to have a separate one setup on the xtreme. You'd probably get away with a storm in reality though.

 

If you're reasonably confident then there’s no reason you can't just get a wire in ECU. This age car is well documented so there shouldn't be any hickups along the way.

 

My vote definitely goes for DTech too. 

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Anyone run 19" wheels on a 4th gen? Looking at some tsw spa's that look bloody nice in 19" localish to me and thinking of grabbing them

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30 minutes ago, iludez said:

Anyone run 19" wheels on a 4th gen? Looking at some tsw spa's that look bloody nice in 19" localish to me and thinking of grabbing them

 

Have seen a few over the ditch. Keep in mind that:

1. you'll have to run a lower profile == harsher ride

2. more expensive tyres

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Have seen a few over the ditch. Keep in mind that:
1. you'll have to run a lower profile == harsher ride
2. more expensive tyres
Hmmm yeah good point. Pass then, what about running 17s? I have 18s now and the ride sucks with 40 profile tyres. I want to keep minimal arch gap too

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I think 4th gen look best on decent width18s with a chunky tyre
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I think 4th gen look best on decent width18s with a chunky tyre
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Yeah that looks amazing. But..... $$$ and nothing local at all here. I have he spec b 18s currently and am not a fan of the look, can grab a set of the stock 5 spoke 17s with new tyres for cheap here. Unsure what to do.

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1 hour ago, 1randomkiwi said:

These are wheels I've been considering for a while now that you might be interested in:
https://www.trademe.co.nz/1929772241

https://www.trademe.co.nz/1922975579

 

Those are basically the same specs as S401 wheels too.

The STI Wheels are exactly the same specs, so if you have Brembos, they'll very likely clear them! I'm very tempted on those ones...

But ultimately wanting some S402 (S203/S204) wheels, as they're a little wider at 18x8 (vs 18x7.5), so I can run a wider tire for more grip (like a 245/40/18).

 

Also, 18"s are the way to go in my opinion. Tire prices are slowly coming down for 18"s, and they're a good balance of looks and handling. 19"s are a little too big in my opinion, and 17"s are ok, but look just a touch too small.

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2 hours ago, 1randomkiwi said:

These are wheels I've been considering for a while now that you might be interested in:

 

You want more width and/or less offset for the 5th gen. 18x7.5 +55 offset won't look good at all.   

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It's just such a pain finding wheels where I live and shipping isn't an option because it adds heaps more on top.

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52 minutes ago, iludez said:

It's just such a pain finding wheels where I live and shipping isn't an option because it adds heaps more on top.

Dude the NT03 have free shipping! :P

I reckon they'd look mean on a 3rd or 4th gen. They're the same wheels as the 4th gen photo I posted and the wheels on the front of this B4:
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I like that b4!

 

Makes me want an NA bonnet.

 

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Dude the NT03 have free shipping!
I reckon they'd look mean on a 3rd or 4th gen. They're the same wheels as the 4th gen photo I posted and the wheels on the front of this B4:
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Damn that's a nice looking b4
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Whipped up an extinguisher bracket for the other car today. Just did the classic seat bolt mount style with a piece of flat bar that I remember reading about on here ages ago. Here’s hoping I never have to use it.

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7 hours ago, IZichard said:

Here’s hoping I never have to use it.

 

Murphys law, you have it, you'll never need it. The one time you remove it from the car, you'll need it.

 

I actually have two in my car, one in the same position (double metal straps for track days) and another (which only has a single metal strap) in the boot

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Not my car, but we have successfully converted a facelift BP5 auto to a manual 6-speed! CANBUS still working, ready for a tune :) 

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1 minute ago, Subirex Automotive said:

Not my car, but we have successfully converted a facelift BP5 auto to a manual 6-speed! CANBUS still working, ready for a tune :) 

That would make it a lot more fun!!!

Would love a manual in the BPE Outback 😁

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46 minutes ago, Subirex Automotive said:

Not my car, but we have successfully converted a facelift BP5 auto to a manual 6-speed! CANBUS still working, ready for a tune :) 

 

To make it more interesting for everyone to get their heads around, we used the factory auto loom, ECU and the BCM ;) 

We pulled out the AT control unit and did some magic wiring ;) 

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1 hour ago, Subirex Automotive said:

 

 

To make it more interesting for everyone to get their heads around, we used the factory auto loom, ECU and the BCM ;) 

We pulled out the AT control unit and did some magic wiring ;) 

Did it have the Si drive? And could you retain it?

That sounds like some good magic going on there

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Put 17s on it and ditched the spec b 18s. Sits quite a bit lower now c179060a9b71b54bfca6be4e732cd2d0.jpgc6faad6485de9a7030e99d03185ed1f4.jpg

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4 hours ago, SpeedySub said:

Did it have the Si drive? And could you retain it?

That sounds like some good magic going on there

 

Since the manual donor car and auto car were both facelift that won't be an issue.

Aussie tuner Matt has done it this way once before too. All electronics stayed as they were and just did some weird custom S*** in the tune.

Way over my head though haha

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