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  1. RPG Carbon does one similar too in either carbon fibre or FRP. I am guessing that Genuine OEM V7 ones are different shape/ different mounting points to fit the gc8 bonnet.
  2. Cheers for that I hadn't seen those ones. They looked quite good! Definitely suit the lines of the car more than the V8 style scoops.
  3. Hey guys Has anyone fitted an OEM V7 STI bonnet scoop to a GC8? Is it possible or are the mounting points totally different. Thinking of putting something bigger on there but I don't like the look of the big V8-9 style aftermarket ones Cheers
  4. Cool as. So it likely has a smooth transition from 3 inch to 2.5in in the mid pipe. Think I might look at doing the same and get something made up.
  5. Sweet. Thats what I wanted to hear. I'm not going to be pushing any more than that 230kw mark. Out of interest does your downpipe itself reduce to 63mm? Or do you have the mid pipe just bolting directly to the downpipe. You running stock STI rear muffler too?
  6. Hey Guys Just wanting to know if anyone has had experience switching between 3inch and 2.5inch exhaust systems when tuning a vehicle. Basically I am running a 3inch RCM downpipe and 3inch HKS catback with a VF22 and made 226kw which I am happy with the power etc. However I am considering changing my catback to something different to give the car more of a stock look as the HKS system is quite big but it does sound very nice. I was thinking of possibly pulling my 2.5inch catback system out of the shed that is running a remus rear muffler and making this fit
  7. You may want to keep a vent to recirc the BOV or just go aftermarket BOV venting to atmosphere and you will be able to just run a straight pipe under there.. Samco do silicone ones without any ports in them. Not cheap but good quality.
  8. Surely I'm not the first person on here to attempt this??!!! Be glad if anyone can confirm if I am on the right track or if there is a better way of doing things.
  9. Hey there, I am going to be replacing my rear wheel bearings on the weekend and I just wanted to know if there were any tips or tricks or things to look out for before I dive into it. R180 hub on a 99 GC8 STI. I am guessing I press out the spindle assembly first then remove the circlip and then press out the wheel bearing. Is it as simple as it sounds? Cheers
  10. I won't be getting stock heat Sheila's around my aftermarket headers any time soon. Will have a look at pro wholesale or that heat shield solution stuff.
  11. Hey guys Just interested to know what heat wrap people are using? Whats the best for exhausts and exhaust manifolds? I have heard DEi titanium wrap is pretty good, but can't find anyone in nz selling it. Cheers
  12. Another random idea.......... is it possible to machine the P20 ball bearing exhaust housing to fit the likes of that journal bearing VF48 high flow turbo. It probably defeats the purpose of what the pros at IHI sort out to achieve with the VF48. But..... if the P20 housing could be made to fit, would that result in a late model technology responsive VF22 equivalent? Stretch the top end out a little bit more. (I know it sounds like I can't get over the VF22😄 but its just interesting throwing ideas around all the same)
  13. Diesel and turbo quoted $2125 incl gst. Which I thought is reasonable for a genuine OEM upgraded item. It is journal bearing, but is there really that much difference in the torque curve between journal and ball bearing turbos this small? To clarify my thoughts would a journal bearing bring torque on more progressively compared to the spike you get with the likes of the VF22? Or is that thinking totally up the whack. But that could mean waiting for some time I've heard. Also does he replace the whole core? Or just the wheels and bearings?. I know I've re
  14. I have spoken with Diesel and turbo in wellington and just found out some further information. IHI build a VF48 Performance which has a larger billet compressor wheel compared to the standard VF48. It is similar size to the VF22 possibly bigger. But it is a journal bearing turbo. So that could be another option for a late model factory turbo. https://www.ihi.co.jp/itsj/en/products/high_performance/vf48/ https://www.full-race.com/store/subaru/gr-wrx-sti-lgt-2008-2017/gr-wrx-sti-ej25-recommended-turbos/ihi-performance-vf48-high-flow-turbo-upgrade-for-04-19-sti-and-04-07-w
  15. Yer I am kind of torn between staying with VF22 as i know it is old technology but it is kind of relevant to the era of the old GC8 Ra's. That old school turbo feel. And I should be able to get one at not a bad price. It works for what I want out of the car and I have enjoyed the current VF22 so far. But then I also like the idea of a late model bolt on turbo, but I am not looking to make huge power so that raises the question of staying with a later model VF or going to something like a smaller GCG or blouch. If not the VF22. out of interest what would you recommend f
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