IZichard

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IZichard last won the day on November 20 2019

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    2000 GGB STi Wagon
    1999 GC8 WRX
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    Wanaka
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  1. Yeah I read that but then I saw the picture and it looked like it was actually connected. Just be careful to measure up and get one that will fill the gap nicely, it will save you a bunch of headache when fitting it.
  2. That is a very interesting exhaust setup. I would imagine the missing muffler on one side is causing a large amount of the noise since it is just a straight pipe from the turbo. Adding a resonator in the middle would be a good start but you will definitely need to have proper muffling at the rear if you want to really reduce the volume.
  3. Can you post a couple pictures of under the car so we can see how it has been done. I am a big fan of the results I’ve had from adrenalinR products. I have used them on two cars and both times they made a solid reduction in volume. They definitely change the tone making the note a fair bit deeper which you may like but it does also strip some of the spool noises from the exhaust. Obviously the longer the resonator the greater the reduction in volume. You will probably be able to fit a 400 or maybe 450mm one into the section in front of the rear diff but it really depends on how it has been done. Also you can purchase their products directly from their website. http://www.adrenalinr.com/productdetail.php?productID=530
  4. Talk to Race Shock Specialists in Auckland, they are the NZ distributor so you won’t have to deal with customs.
  5. https://mcasuspension.com/products MCA have redone their website to reflect the new products and complete lineup. Worth checking out since they have their new Voston Mach1/Mach2 which I guess is designed to compete with cheaper alternatives. It also explains the 'elite' products and how they differ from the standard.
  6. Yeah after weighing the options I decided the street performance 7/5k would be best for the weekend/street driving the car does. I talked to Anthony at RSS in Auckland, paid for and ordered a set, then got an email back from Anthony saying MCA didn't want to supply them to NZ. They offered me the Ultimates with the spring rates I wanted for a very small amount more so I went with that. I'm also keen to try them out on the somewhat bumpy roads around the south. If you say yours is only a little stiffer than stock with the dampening turned down I guess my setup should be close to stock albeit with less travel. I'll write up my thoughts in my garage thread once i've run them through their paces. I don't have a huge amount of experience with other aftermarket 'coilovers' other than a small amound of driving in a GGB with BC golds and the tein/hks that were in my wagon when i bought it.
  7. Was going to get the street performance but MCA didn’t want to supply that model to overseas customers. So I ended up getting the Street Ultimate with 7kg front and 5kg rear, which are the spring rates from the street performance for a GC8. Slightly softer than @YoungOne who has 8/6k on his ultimates iirc.
  8. Got a set of MCA suspension on the way for the GC8. Very excited 😁
  9. @liddcaTake me for a ride in it this Sunday after highlands and I’ll let you know what I think.
  10. Damn that is a bummer. How much material has been cut out? At least you know you have a very thorough wof inspector. Today I painted the side trim pieces on my GC8 which were peeling to the chrome underneath like they all do. Also painted the crappy faded wiper arms while I was at it. Car looks much less old and weathered now!
  11. So unfortunately I cannot get the time off work to drive all the way up to Flatnats this year but I still want to make it out there. I'm thinking of flying up but this could only work if someone who is planning on attending both days would want to let me tag along with them in their car. I could just uber everywhere but that does seem anywhere near as fun. I would be happy to swing some fuel-money/banter/beers in exchange. I'm thinking of flying up to Auckland on Friday night and leaving on Sunday night. Also if anyone wants to lend a couch/carpet for me to sleep on that would be even more awesome, i'm not fussy. I haven't booked anything yet Let me know if you can offer any of the above and I would be forever grateful, cheers lads. EDIT: Unfortunately I’m not going to be able to make this happen, I am a bit gutted to miss a year but hope everyone has a good weekend.
  12. Most rtv will break down when exposed to fuel so I wouldn't recommend that. Usually when that happens you would need to replace the sensor but your solder idea sounds like it could work. The same thing happens with the avcs cam sensors where they leak internally and force oil up the wire between the copper and the insulator. If you don't do anything about it the fluid will keep going along the wire until the next point it can escape.
  13. https://www.google.com/maps/placelists/list/TcDwaoiqWuTdb9IXYZREEEkTUHBOAA?hl=en Speaking of npd 100 octane, when I did a road trip around the South Island a couple months ago I compiled a google maps list of all the npd stations with 100 available. I thought someone else may also find this useful. Most of these stations I have been to and can verify they do have 100 octane. The only one I am unsure about is npd Mossburn.
  14. Yeah after reading a little more about it that does sound like a better solution. I'll probably pick one up in the future, cheers for the recommendation.