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Currently on a bus heading to Christchurch to pick up the new wagon.

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Currently on a bus heading to Christchurch to pick up the new wagon.

Friggin exciting !


Didn’t wash mine but done lot of smaller detailing stuff on hinges / door jam areas, those corners by wipers and all etc. gonna run wax in those areas maybe later tonight then move on to main body detailing later on.

anyone know cheapest place to get clay bars?


Headlights aren’t perfect but better than before. Not sure I wanna proceed to sand them down until I figure out the best sealant . So far just light polish with scratch swirl remover , headlight doc, finish with couple coats of meguiars gold class (carnauba based so won’t last very long)
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Treated windshield ahead of rainy season with this stuff
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... and sold the skyline last night , Will actually miss it somewhat, that quick comfort and all. New owner is stoked as though , I know he’ll enjoy it
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Asked in my thread but maybe someone knows here about this... missing bolt from my rear wing. Doesn’t seem to have thread so can’t just chuck bolt in. Anyone happen to know what parts I should order or where I can get from please? Assuming there is some plate with thread to slide in to spoiler then can bolt down. Thanks
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43 minutes ago, Batbaruman said:

Treated windshield ahead of rainy season with this stuff
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I actually find that Mothers Chrome Polish works an absolute charm for me. On the outside at least.

Put a couple of coats on my Legacy windscreen ages ago (like, over a year), and the rain still beads up nicely!

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rain-x, regular wax, quick detailer etc all good on windscreens

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I actually find that Mothers Chrome Polish works an absolute charm for me. On the outside at least.
Put a couple of coats on my Legacy windscreen ages ago (like, over a year), and the rain still beads up nicely!

Ooh whenever this stuff runs out (lasted forever so far) May give some normal Meguiars was a go then. Love this combo as has served me well through the tough years with v7 sti which didn’t have AC, especially the interior anti fog rainx . Not sure about using polish agents with abrasives on modern windshields though? I heard modern glass is softer and can have micro scratches , would just stick to alcohol pad cleaning + wax coats on the safe side , crystal clear as is


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888 pages

today I’m again replacing the left rear sway bar link for the third time. 

 

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14 hours ago, Gripless said:

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today I’m again replacing the left rear sway bar link for the third time. 

 

Where are you getting your links from 😨

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2 hours ago, 1randomkiwi said:

eBay? :P

I was thinking alibaba, wish or SAS

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Took mx5 to get my road tune checked and optimized. Not terrible numbers for a 1600 with a baby td04.

Also in the hunt for another 3.0r in wagon this time33b17cff6526fc8899d2bf616b5ec2a6.jpg

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Links are all oem ones or last one was autolign. 

Newest one is a 2016 STi one. 

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10 minutes ago, Gripless said:

Links are all oem ones or last one was autolign. 

Newest one is a 2016 STi one. 

What are you doing to it 🤕

 

Is it lowered, or have a bigger sway bar?

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The second one, rear 22mm so not that big and not on hardest setting. 

 

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Package arrived this morning from Sobanoodle, brought some Cusco braces that he had fitted to his old BR9 legacy.

Managed to install the rear brace front one for another day.

That combined with the whiteline sway bar will keep the back end nice and tight.
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My intercooler finally shipped and I bought the nzkw header last night. Car is coming together, waiting on my injectors to get back from servicing/spray patterns done and for the Cusco engine mounts to get back in stock at North shore Toyota. 

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Got home a bit early from work today and thought I'd give it the good ol' college try and fix my horn + Clock Spring + Airbag. 

 

Upon initial inspection, I deduced that the V10 Clock spring was totally F***ed

 

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From this I knew I had a spare standard impreza clock spring laying around. Some connectors and wires were totally unneeded, so lopped them off and stuck them inside of the deatsch connector so as to isolate them so they won't short on anything. 

 

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30 minutes later and some fiddling, this is the end result. A working horn and Airbag.

 

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Spent 3 hours doing multi stage wash, claybar then dry. Looks good as from afar but gross up close with all the swirl marks. Excuse my ugly mug in some of the reflections, few scratches I intend to fix with polishing work after dinner while also hopefully getting rid of those swirl marks

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2 hours ago, Batbaruman said:

Spent 3 hours doing multi stage wash, claybar then dry. Looks good as from afar but gross up close with all the swirl marks. Excuse my ugly mug in some of the reflections, few scratches I intend to fix with polishing work after dinner while also hopefully getting rid of those swirl marks

 

Stop it... You're making me feel bad for only giving mine the odd bi-monthly Meguiar’s wash n wax for the last two years.......

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Got it serviced and did the engine upper cleaner. Noticed its a bit smoother after :)

 

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Took a short break from long detailing process on my car to do a diy pod filter install in my mates 1.2L turbo Polo. Used old Simota filter I had lying around as he’s been wanting to fit one and all kits made for his car were like $300 . $10 elbow joint from mitre 10 and silicone joiner, super quick job. That thing responds so much better now and actually sounds deeper on the exhaust tone. Mate is happy as, he’s gonna paint the pvc pipe black and enjoy.
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SAS baffle plate fitted, oil temp sensor fitted and wired into the Link, water pump replaced for a single port pump and new turbo oil drain fitted.

Just need to clean up the sump and reattach then drop the motor back in its hole. 8d7c779426272d7e1c54c7959f4ff400.jpgf7048e35c2a36154589fac1f4624958e.jpg

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Took it for a *NOT* Sunday drive
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I'm gonna miss the hell out of this car. The S401 is a truly special machine
I think the way you feel about the s401 is the way I feel about the rev d wagon.

As a side note, always wanted an s401.. The interior is beautiful..

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11 hours ago, JordanfromNZ said:

I think the way you feel about the S401 is the way I feel about the rev d wagon.

As a side note, always wanted an S401.. The interior is beautiful..

 

True. The S401 is just that much more special with all the extra little bits they got. I adore the 6 Speed (TY86) that Subaru has been making for ages! Such a wonderful transmission. Probably my favourite 6 speed - nice and notchy, and you always know you've gone into gear (especially with the CorgiWerx Delrin shifter bushings I've got in it).

I think the Rev D Legacy's are an unknown classic at the moment, for many reasons. Yes, they're flawed because of the TT system, but at the same time it makes them rather interesting and fun to drive! Then there's A_J_T who's first words about a Rev D TT is to "Single Turbo it brah," which are wise words lol.

 

The full black interior is quite something. Makes the interior feel much more complete compared the the white/cream upper like normal.

The closest thing to a S401 wagon from Subaru is the S-Edition wagon. They get the full black interior, but with the stock seats, and dash bits. Plus they got the WR Blue paint, 17" BBS wheels, and the 4 pot Subaru Sumitomo (or are they Tokiko?) calipers. Small changes over a normal Rev D TT, but enough to makes them that little bit more special!

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