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Everything posted by Niran

  1. Ouch. That would have felt like a crap load of money back then so makes sense you didnt buy
  2. Its frustrating. Don't get where the hate comes from. If you owned one, would you be selling it below market value? Obviously not. The next type R i've got lined up is going to cost more than what i've been offered on this - the market is the market, just like any other goods or service for sale. Supply / demand and what people want to pay for it.
  3. I've looked it up FYI. You can buy and sell up to 6 cars per year as a private owner / sale. Anything more would require a dealer license / business tax etc.
  4. Also, not sure if you guys followed this auction recently: https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2000-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-type-r-version-6-limited?fbclid=IwAR0Z2DyCl1dK1zHozayQ8Pg0r8usTSzJNv3uFBRKDsSRpppASID4Xa2yPT0 To be fair its the rarest type R next to the 22b, and is immaculate. Bidding went up to like $145k AUD, didnt sell. Dude wanted like $155k i think lol.
  5. Oooooh interesting thread to stumble across haha. I literally look at the jap auction markets every day. Unfortunately the high prices stem from there. Often you can import a car for slightly less then nz market value, but then you bare the full risk of rust, compliance issues and cost snow balls. Anywho. Mine should be a good test of the NZ market! Lets see what happens. Turned down a concrete offer of $75k before my swap deal fell through. So will be interesting to see where we go. The realist in me will be happy with anything over $70k. Doesnt really matter that the value has gone up since my original purchase, as i'll be buying back into the same market!
  6. You crazy man haha. Will sound incredible up there though!
  7. For turbo cars, big is better, period. No such thing as back pressure for turbo cars. The exhaust with least restriction will yield the most power, spool etc. Obviously other factors come into play like you've mentioned going back to stock look. If that is of more importance, a 2.5 cat back system won't make tooo much of a difference, but you will definitely lose some power. The downpipe is the critical part. Don't change that if you want to keep most of your tuned gains.
  8. The factory STI reds are of a higher spec than KYB. Give Chris from suspension tech a call. Best option for performance / handling would be to get them rebuilt. Its about $350 a shock I think. Order some King springs through @PBMS pretty good pricing. https://kingsprings.com.au/catalogue/vehicle/1068/subaru-impreza-wrx-gc-sedan-1993-9-2000 You can get lows, which are 30mm drop. Factory height is no longer made. I might be getting mine done soon as well so let me know if you're keen, I can try ask him he'll do us a deal
  9. My research found that: 1. The ultimate heat management is molded heat shielding (inconel or bendy metal wrap etc.) - air gap + barrier is the most effective heat management solution. Unfortunately this is also the most expensive, also puts a lot of stress on the metal / increases wear 2. You do want to design everything around good air flow. Fresh air needs to be able to flow through and wisk away the heat where needed. 3. Ceramic coating seemed to be the best of both worlds and where extra protection is needed, add a shield - like in your case under the cam covers
  10. I asked this same question on a number of threads and never got a straight answer. I think somone mentioned it would damage the coating over time? Not too sure. Why are you wanting to wrap? Is the HPC coating not doing enough? I would also ring and ask HPC direct. I'll be going in to drop my stuff off this week and can ask also
  11. We still talking about launches here? 😁😁
  12. i've done about 50 launches on my v11. many of them very poor form and above 6000rpms lol. Didnt break anything until i money shifted at the track. You'll be fine.
  13. If you're happy to wait a few months, you can get some real world experience off me with my EFR8474. 2.5L sleeved block etc. Shooting for 500kw. All the pre work into choosing all the parts indicate should hit full boost by 3500-4000rpms and pull all the way to 8000rpm at about 30psi on e85.
  14. @Dairusire holy dayum bro. I would have definitely got the sledge hammer out by then!!
  15. So. Did a great thing today. Been hunting and messaging people like crazy over the last 6 months for an RA or type R and finally got the timing / luck right today. Found myself a 2000 v6 STI RA V Limited 757 of 2000 and snatched it in like 2 hours haha. Here she is: Lots of stuff to fix to get her running right, but pretty happy with this one! Will definitely be a keeper
  16. Having owned two blobeyes and one prodrive bug, all tuned to the same power on paper, I can say confidently the blob eye hands down. I was initially like and you and thought single scroll the world, amazing sound etc. But seriously, you cannot beat the response and street fun element of a good twin scroll setup like in the blobs. Holy moly my last one was probably the best car i've ever owned in terms of all round fun. 230kw, but wow when that twin scroll turbo hits, and you keep it in the power band, she's a good time. Honestly with a good exhaust, the twin scroll subis actually sound amazing. I am now a convert haha. If i had to pick either or, definitely blob. Would be nice to have both though I do have some vids. Will post up a youtube clip sometime soon
  17. Quite a nice all round build by @PBMS! 315kw on stock location too! @boon haha
  18. Watched it the other day - the silicon stuff is crazy aye!
  19. For the Win 101 - come to me for driving lessons
  20. 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.
  21. Is yours a 2.5 or 2.0? 2.5L engines obviously have more displacement so will make a bit more power/torque. Not having a catback exhaust and intake make a decent difference. I'd say 20-30kw. Here is mine for reference: Invidia DP and Q300 catback 3port solenoid Cold air intake Turbosmart IWG75 internal gate Water meth kit The blue line below is without the cat back, water meth and IWG internal gate They did a run for me with all the mods above and without the meth going - it made 237kw Red line is with all above mods and meth going - 254kw. Who tuned your car?
  22. Twin organic and sprung will feel almost like a standard clutch. You won't be able to launch many times without burning the clutch though. The exedy torque ratings are actually at the wheels. I found the catalogue and spoke to Exedy as well and have decided to use my exedy FM022SDL Compe D for around 670hp and 700nm at the wheels
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