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  1. Was driving over to Eketehuna yesterday and between the track and Pahiatua i spotted a black legacy approaching from behind at speed. I was doing 110 and the bh Gt passed me as if i was a rolling chicane. So i speed up a little just to see how fast he was going and followed for a couple of minutes at 130ish. I then backed off and he disappered into the distance. After another few ks the legacy appeared to be slowing and i caught up again. Approaching a right hand uphill corner I noticed a huge cloud of white/blue smoke covering the road. I had to slow right down t
    12 points
  2. So it's been a while. This is a v7 sti standard crste motor with second hand standard heads off a v7 sti. Supporting fuel system and a link ecu. Fmic and bolt on twin scroll blouch 3.0xt-r turbo. We wanted 400hp with bolt on turbo on pump gas. This is I think the limit of what is achieveable on a bolt on turbo. It is at 26psi to achieve it.
    11 points
  3. Took my car in for its lvta cert inspection today. The certifier was happy with everything and it passed, just need to do some paper work and wait for the plate to turn up. Iโ€™m so happy after 5 months of trying to get it looked at!
    10 points
  4. Soooo did a thing again. Sold my RS4, and thought I'd try find a cheap but well modded car to drive until the V11 gets finished. Enter the 2002 Prodrive STI. All the right bolt ons including a link ECU, TE37s, semi slicks, new Teins and making 220kw! Only catch is high 220kms. Looks to be well maintained mechanically though! Body requires a bit of TLC. All in all, great car! Building up my photography skills too haha.
    9 points
  5. So I wanna get the race car rolling so I can get it to a mates warehouse with the intention of it going up on a hoist... We will have a heap of space to work in when it's there too so hopefully this keeps the motivation up lol Anyway: put the front lower control arms in and discovered I'm missing a whole box of nuts and bolts.... so instead of a castle nut on the ball joint I have a wheel nut (dw this is only temp so I can get it rolling) Wanted to see what the brembos going to look like (and yes i know that's the drivers side caliper... the oth
    9 points
  6. Sooooooo did another thing.... since selling NARSTI, bought another project. RS4!! Not just any RS4. Its supercharged, full miltek exhaust, lowered on Bilsteins and reasonably tidy. Only catch is ks are high - 229k kms ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Different with euros though, high ks are generally ok if well maintained. This was owned by the previous owner for 7 years. Won't be keeping her for long but enough to stop this RS4 itch I've had. Honestly the sound is freaking incredible. Pulls like crazy from 1000rpm all the way through. Pretty amazing c
    9 points
  7. Saturday, Well, engine came back out! Fixed the misaligned clutch. Put the oil drain on, with heat shielding. Deleted the GDB clutch bleed setup in favour of single braided line. Got that around the wrong way. Fixed that. Engine in, wastegates off to check spring pressures. Now both have 7psi springs. Flumbled around trying to figure out how to get it all to fit in there. Turns out, turbo on first, then engine in, then downpipe, then wastegate dump pipe on wastegate, then wastegates in place. She's a little tooooight Also fiddled with fuel lines. Plumbed the -8 AN lines to the stock body
    8 points
  8. Not my car and not a subaru but I have a huge passion for detailing and spend 6 hours doing a full 3 stage correction on my mates evo 8 for him. Absolutely no messing with photo that gloss is a raw file [emoji91] Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
    8 points
  9. Many many many hours of 3 stage detail, wet sand, compound, polish, wax then sealant after hitting the wall at manfield plenty of battle scars but I think it turns out really well for not paint touch ups. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
    8 points
  10. Joined the 3.0r gang a few months ago, scored a 05 BP to daily from a cop, has a bunch of STI stuff on it, brembos front and rear tensioner puller decided it didnโ€™t want to live anymore the other day so ordered a new kit from Subaru, installed it then justified buying a new torque wrench for one single bolt, now itโ€™s back on the road ready to get tailgated by all those level 2 people
    8 points
  11. 8 points
  12. Installed my blitz boost gauge today with a zero sports holder very pleased with how it looks! Plus car is doing 14psi which is perfect
    7 points
  13. Cleaned the GC8 and got it all ready for the Flatnats track day tomorrow!
    7 points
  14. Entered ruapuna track attack, lots of fun but was the only subaru there out of 40 odd cars!
    7 points
  15. Started putting parts on the race car.....
    7 points
  16. I bought myself an engine. Specifically the sleeved 2.2L stroked to 2.35L that was for sale on here. I'm now sending it to SAS for a freshen up. Will run my v8 Spec C heads on it, rather than the v4 STi heads. Will get some cams for it too. @Niran Who's gonna hit 400kw first bb
    7 points
  17. Hey everyone, I'm new to Sub's, I use to be a Nissan/Toyota man, but then kids happened, life happened and money was dry. However finally had an opportunity to have a play. Brook my best mate has been a sub fan all life and knows the EJ's like the back of his hand, he is an aircraft engineer. However I'm the noob and on a fast learning curve. Anyway if you interested in following our build, follow us on our youtube channel. Here is a good intro vid, Possum Borne Motorsport is doing the block work, we just letting them free rein on the flat 6. p.s. Excus
    6 points
  18. Got a tune on the Forester today (bone stock) 133.8kw > 162.5kw A nice increase in torque Car feels completely different ๐Ÿ˜
    6 points
  19. Well, the engine is back in my Type RA. Sort of. All in all, that turbo looks reaaaal at home. excuse the mess that is the engine bay. Should maybe have it running next weekend. We'll see how motivated I am haha. It'll need to come out again as the darn clutch didn't line up properly, and when I went to pull the engine back out to fix it, the hoist decided today was the day it blew it's seals.
    6 points
  20. New shoes, just in time for rainy season ๐Ÿ˜„
    6 points
  21. If only it was that simple. First payment was supposed to come in on Monday. No money, checked again today. still nothing. So i called the ministry of justice and asked what the next step was. Turns out that the attachment order was served on the 12th of June. On the 18th of June she filed for the benefit. So we can all see the problem there. So back to the court i went. I had to file yet another attachment order in order to get money from her benefit. But i didn't stop there, i don't really want to say what else i've done in case in case she is lurking on here, she is pretty into
    6 points
  22. Got the new wiring harness for my Type RA. Good lord this harness is tidy. This is after just a very quick nasty throw it on the motor. Much happy haha. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
    6 points
  23. Got this cool custom pulley cover and chucked it on Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
    6 points
  24. Holy crap, i'm sitting on a goldmine! !
    6 points
  25. Right, so a little update for those who care. I've finally filed an attachment order to be put onto her pay and its been approved. The business shes works for has been ordered to deduct $50 a week from her pay and send it to me. From my calculations thats 72 weeks if the payments are all made and on time which means I might have some spending money for Christmas next year. The attachment order states that its up to me to make sure payments are coming in so a few calls to her place of work might be made. And while $3580 might not be a whole hell of a lot to be fighting over for the time its tak
    6 points
  26. Well, she's here. A wee bit of rust around the boot, about what I expected, and there's a bit sort of settling in the corners of the windscreen, but that's not bad from what I can see and easily enough 'fixed' for the time being. Runs and drives well. 4wd engages and disengages happily. Yeah, basically just rust and clean up. Pretty happy tbh
    6 points
  27. Bought a new one. Black 2006 STI v10
    5 points
  28. Yeah that's a realistic power level for a TD04. Safe limit on the box will come down to how you drive it, but there are plenty of GC-era STIs running 5 speeds with around that 280whp mark without issues. If you launch the car and drive it hard, you'll break boxes with factory power. It's not like they hit exactly 293.2hp and all the teeth fall off the gears.
    5 points
  29. Don't have any of the WRX this time, and havent gone to the south island yet, so only have these from one trip.
    5 points
  30. Back in the land of the driving!! Leone got its wof wednesday, not before first getting a $200 MDC parking ticket for no wof... She's pretty for a 30 year old car. Not bad considering it hadn't been on the road in 4 years. Parked next to a Brumby, because it was there.
    5 points
  31. This past weekend was work on the STI before its tune next week. I ran out of time to clean my workshop beforehand sadly! Up on the hoist, down pipe off, engine mounts unbolted and disconnected from the gearbox. Engine out! (this is the only way to do spark plugs, right? ๐Ÿ˜› ) Clutch was roasted, no surprises it was slipping, the plate was right down to the rivets, and there was material everywhere. New flywheel and clutch: New fuel pump: Complete seco
    5 points
  32. Considering you had basically written the money off, that's like.... a dozen free beers and a couple of free good steaks every week for 18 months. Bloody result.
    5 points
  33. As a bit of 'lol' follow up to this post. He went ahead and purchased the car. I picked it up and drove it home for my brother. Got it up the driveway and it was all sound, gave it a bit of a rev and the radiator hose blew it ass off, pissing hot coolant all down the side of the car and through the engine bay. Long story short: Car was a bit of lemon, bad rebuild job with the gaskets, got lots of money back from the seller, engine has been rebuilt again with a TD05 installed instead. Will be good to see it on the road once it's complete.
    5 points
  34. More superfluous mods for an Outback. Managed to find a Prova Eifel carbon intake duct (http://www.prova.co.jp/products/intake/ksg9b60000000hze.html) Dunno if it gives any more power, but it looks flash as fk XD
    5 points
  35. Wheels are on and painted flat black.
    5 points
  36. Got her some Vossens wrapped in Michelins PS 4S. 9.5/245 front and 10.5/285 rear
    5 points
  37. Let's just say the engine wasn't too happy after the oil filler cap was mistaken for washer fluid cap... She's seized solid now... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
    5 points
  38. Nah I straight up don't want 500kw haha. Fairly certain a GC8 would be from wtf this is fast at 400kw, to "I'm going to die in this car" at 500kw.
    5 points
  39. Spent far too much money at Whiteline yesterday, but should hopefully have a car that handles super nice after this lockdown! Full front and rear bushing kits, WEK073 and WEK074. Looking forward to getting these in when they arrive! Wasn't going to do it, but thought stuff it, with this sale one I may as well, and shouldn't have any WOF failures for 20+ year old bushings for years to come.
    5 points
  40. No turning back from here, really hoping I haven't forgotten anything.
    5 points
  41. Saw this very tidy Subaru in Blenheim today!
    5 points
  42. cars been in dirty 'rally' mode for few months now due to auckland water ban (that's my excuse and i'm sticking with it ) , took it slow and did a full simple detail by hand, feeling out and taking notes of areas for paint correction later. vacuum, interior clean with soapy water on leather bits , wipe down rest. wash/dry , meguiars ultimate polish 1 pass, meguiars ultimate wax, rainx glass cleaner, rain x water repellant on glass. silicone to black out the black stuff and around the tyres. ran out of wheel cleaner so warm dish soap and some elbow grease like good old days lol. bas
    4 points
  43. Also, a side note to the above. As much as I wish to support local businesses (subaru NZ or a dealership), their pricing is absolutely pathetic and makes it economically unviable to even do headgaskets for an engine in a older or stock car. For example, at a discounted price, I was quoted just over $960 Want an example of price differences. 11044AA483 (headgasket) - NZ: $109.71ea Partsouq: $43.08ea 806933010 (o-ring) - NZ: $5.45ea Partsouq: $1.59ea 13293AA051 (Spark plug seal) - NZ: $13.41ea Partsouq:
    4 points
  44. As a meta-thing, this video showcases f***ing everything that is wrong with America right now. A bunch of people flying cross-country in the middle of a pandemic so they can make some w**ky marketing video for the social media likes. People wearing masks around their chin, half of them not wearing them at all. GG USA, this is why you're f***ed.
    4 points
  45. Hi, could be a number of issues causing this such as a fault/short with the ignition switch, sticking ignition immobiliser relay or a faulty after market turbo timer -if fitted. Best bet would be to have an AVS reseller or you local Auto Electrician check it over. https://avscarsecurity.com/installers/
    4 points
  46. Hopefully this should be enough to start RR without error messages. If you don't see the c:\Program FIles (x86)\RomRaider\ folder no worries just use c:\Program Files\RomRaider\. You'll need to download 3 files from their website but sounds like you got this; ecu_defs.xml cars_def.xml logger_METRIC_EN_v350.xml Open the RomRaider install directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\RomRaider\ Put cars_def.xml into this folder Put ecu_defs.xml into this folder Open your normal Documents folder via the shortcut on Windows Explorer (or C:\Users\<
    4 points
  47. Thanks to the power of Instagram I've actually found where she works, so I'll be adding an attachment order to her pay once this whole lockdown thing is done with Sent from my SM-G980F using Tapatalk
    4 points