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Haha, yeah I let the side down more than the car, although semi slicks are not ideal on grass.I got a top 6 and a 12th or something on 2 courses, but got a few time penalties for hitting cones :P Main issue was tire grip and gearing, 1st gear was just wheelspin and second gear bogged occasionally. There was a bunch of stockish mx5s who did way better than me due to consistency.

 

Was a good laugh anyway.

 

 

The event was dominated by small fwd hatches like echos and stuff driven by way more experienced drivers. This was my first time on grass with it.

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1 hour ago, Batbaruman said:

Even a Honda Civic beats sti around track these days :(

 

The new FK8 does. Not suprised though - the aero on it is bad, but screams "I'm fast" - while doing so with a very boring sounding inline 4 turbo.

I'd still have the old EP3 Type R over the newer ones any day. Won't be as fast as a WRX/STI though :)

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5 minutes ago, newsuba said:

jdm fd2 ftw   😉

FD2R are so nice or for that raw track feeling a EK9 type r would be epic. 

 

I have had so many Hondas, don't know why I ditched them to make build a Subaru 🤣

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20 minutes ago, Inked said:

FD2R are so nice or for that raw track feeling a EK9 type r would be epic. 

 

I have had so many Hondas, don't know why I ditched them to make build a Subaru 🤣

I'm interested, what actually made you make this decision? Buying opportunity or desired one for a while? Always been a Honda man myself - and I don't know many Honda owners that have any interest in Subaru's 🙂

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38 minutes ago, mulac said:

I'm interested, what actually made you make this decision? Buying opportunity or desired one for a while? Always been a Honda man myself - and I don't know many Honda owners that have any interest in Subaru's 🙂

 

I am not 100% sure to be honest with you, I think it was the overall picture. I have been through about 9 Honda's and this is my second Subaru. After owning my first (95 WRX) I just loved the feeling of them, They are great cars to jump in and drive day to day, you have torque when you want it and boost when you want also. I find the interiors from the later models up in WRX's really nice as well. Plus the AWD is so much fun! 

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2 hours ago, newsuba said:

jdm fd2 ftw   😉

 

True. They are the ULTIMATE Type R really. But for me, the EP3 sticks out the most, for it's whacky gear lever coming out of the dash.

And, the K20 - such a wonderful engine! Far less to worry about maintenance wise compared to the older B16B. Heck, even the normal K20/K24's are something if tuned well.

SpeedAcademy threw a high mileage one in a Nissan S14, and it makes like 200whp, which is impressive for a old, worn engine, that came out of a nothing fancy Accord. Redline at 8000rpm, which is pretty high for a 2.4. They have plans to turbo it...

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Finally found some time to install the whiteline goodies that arrived last week. Now just to find the time to see how it has changed how the car handles.
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10 minutes ago, Kiwiflyboy said:

Finally found some time to install the whiteline goodies that arrived last week. Now just to find the time to see how it has changed how the car handles.
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Dang I still have some brand new underbody braces (Hardrace) and used Cusco, would've been cheaper than those whitelines ;)

 

That rear sway bar should make it handle so much better. Stock one is a joke.

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Dang I still have some brand new underbody braces (Hardrace) and used Cusco, would've been cheaper than those whitelines
 
That rear sway bar should make it handle so much better. Stock one is a joke.

The braces I keen on didn’t know you had the rear sway bar though?
Old size was 16mm now 22 with 3 way adjustable better make a difference.

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1 hour ago, Kiwiflyboy said:

The braces I keen on didn’t know you had the rear sway bar though?
Old size was 16mm now 22 with 3 way adjustable better make a difference.

 

Sway bar was sold ages ago unlike a bunch of braces that I never get around to itemise and list properly. Have some for the front and a few for the rear including one that goes across, kind off like an underbody strut brace :D 

 

16mm is not as bad, if I remember correctly NZ new had 14mm there.. I first upgraded to an STI GRB swaybar and then to Ultraracing.

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Got my recall letter for my Electronic Parking Brake... Think this is the 3rd recall I'll have had done during my ownership 😞

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Got my recall letter for my Electronic Parking Brake... Think this is the 3rd recall I'll have had done during my ownership

Haven’t had one since I had mine. Most likely it’s cos not NZ new I guess

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11 minutes ago, Kiwiflyboy said:


Haven’t had one since I had mine. Most likely it’s cos not NZ new I guess

 

Yep most likely, I got one too in my fairly short ownership.  

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36 minutes ago, Kiwiflyboy said:

Haven’t had one since I had mine. Most likely it’s cos not NZ new I guess

 

Definitely check to see if the airbag has been done. Subaru NZ are working with Subaru Japan to recall all imported Subarus that are affected.

https://www.subaru.co.nz/takata

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11 minutes ago, 1randomkiwi said:

 

Definitely check to see if the airbag has been done. Subaru NZ are working with Subaru Japan to recall all imported Subarus that are affected.

https://www.subaru.co.nz/takata

 

Out of curiosity checked my ex 3.0R and she's due for a recall. 

 

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Started grinding up TVG and realised there so much to take out especially to match the intake to the TVG.

The intake manifold is about 5mm smaller in diameter than the TVG 

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Back to the circuit after the offroadin stint the other week. Had a bunch of issues with 5th gear, need to do the bushes and whatnot so I dont have so much play in each gear.

 

Half a second slower than my PB last year.

 

 

And the not so good bit of the day...

 

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Need to buy some flappy sanding wheels to do the intake manifold. Pretty sure that will be the rest of the day sanding and grinding. 

 

If if you are going to do TVG clean up yourself get more supplies than you think it will take. Alloy clogs up everything even with wd40 

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36 minutes ago, Gripless said:

Need to buy some flappy sanding wheels to do the intake manifold. Pretty sure that will be the rest of the day sanding and grinding. 

 

If if you are going to do TVG clean up yourself get more supplies than you think it will take. Alloy clogs up everything even with wd40 

 

I've done two sets now with carbide burrs on the end of a 10v makita battery drill without cutting fluid.

Hacksaw out the centre divider as close to the sides as possible then slowly work it down with the carbide burrs until it blends with the rest.

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1 hour ago, Andy_Mac said:

 

I've done two sets now with carbide burrs on the end of a 10v makita battery drill without cutting fluid.

Hacksaw out the centre divider as close to the sides as possible then slowly work it down with the carbide burrs until it blends with the rest.

 

Sounds like too much work..... Just get the hole saw out and send it.... She'll be fine.

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@Andy_Mac yes for the TVG it’s carbide and sanding. 

I was playing with stones and they clog up way to fast but make a nice job being bigger diameter. 

 

With carbide and a hacksaw a half day should be enough. 

 

Have mostly finished but waiting on heads before I make the final taper as I think the TVG needs about another 1.5mm bigger all around to match the heads. 

 

For the manifold the flapper wheels on a 200mm shaft should be able to get further inside than the carbide can to smooth it out nicer. 

 

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1 hour ago, Dairusire said:

To this now. So very happy with it
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Repaint those wiper arms man! Make it look much nicer.

And a grille definitely.

 

Looks awesome though! FeelsGoodMan to have a car all one colour aye!

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