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  1. I'm running 18x8 with 42p offset on my wagon, although tires are slightly stretched at 215, I'm sure I'd be able to get a 225 without rolling. Currently on Tein lowered Springs. I've been told I would be able to get away with a 9, but that would be cutting it fine with rubbing etc.
  2. Sweet, will def check them out. Whats their pricing like?
  3. I've ordered the D1 knob, looking forward to checking out what a weighted one feels like... Not too worried about the heat as the car only comes out in the weekend :-)
  4. Hey all, anyone had any experience with weighted gear knobs? Looking at something to replace my stock v7 sti one, just wondering if the added weight makes any difference in shifts. Leaning towards the D1 Spec: https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1410455515 Also this Cusco one, I really like the clean look of it, althougth its not weighted: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/interior/gear-knobs/auction-1411008994.htm
  5. I've got Tein springs on mine, ran that for awhile. Performance over stock was noticeable. Then upgraded to Whiteline adjustable rear sway bar and Anti Lift Kit, now the car handles great with a massive reduce in body roll. I don't track my car so that was the perfect balance between performance and comfort.
  6. Any reason why you are just wanting to do a fmic? Is it for looks? As others have said you prob wont find any difference with a fmic to the stock tmic without a tune... You'd be better off getting all the parts together and then tuning. Also recommended to install an upgraded fuel pump too, last thing you want is to run lean. Better safe than sorry.
  7. I've got a soft spot for the GRB sedans, really grown on me over time. However for how much they are going for, 30k+. I'd much rather the Lexus IS F: 5.0L V8 Japanese muscle, direct competitor to the M3/RS4 but with that Toyota reliability. Would love to own one some day...
  8. Any recommendations for Wellington? Been meaning to get my fronts and back done...
  9. I know the later models (2008 up) don't seem to take full exhausts very well without a tune, but the GD chassis I think the ECU is a little more forgiving. In some cases you can actually loose power. To be on the safe side, I would recommend a tune. If you just want the boxer rumble, you'd be better off with just a Cat back.
  10. I've got the Redline kit, it's considerably louder than stock. But as others have said, its great bang for buck, aside from some minor fitment issues... Divorced vs Bellmouth: Technically Divorced would be better as it separates the exhaust and wastegate gasses, but IMO all the same to me. Will you be buying the parts then installing them in one go, or are you going to be adding gradually? Going from a restricted stock exhaust to a free flowing one changes the back pressure, the ECU needs calculate this. If you want the greatest gains from your mods, you're going to need a tune.
  11. Yep, here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sam.legacy/
  12. Bugeye Wagon owner checking in! :-) I've got a mate selling his v7 Sti Wagon, are you part of the NZ Subaru Enthusiasts group on FB? If not, join the group and click the "Items for Sale" section, his is the Blue one in Wellington.
  13. Yep that's exactly what I was thinking when I was looking at mine... It's just a gauge... But do it once, do it right. I've never had any problems with mine.
  14. I spent a whole bunch of time researching this when I got my boost gauge, ended up with an AEM electronic: http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/electronics/auction-1277302964.htm I've read mix reviews on the Prosport Electronic, some are lucky and haven't had issues. Others have had multiple issues with the electric boost sensor and the motor inside the gauge that drives the needle. Mechanical are pretty simple and do what they're meant to, however depending on what tubing you use for the vacuum line these can get brittle over time, and if you get a kink/bend in the tube the readings will be off. I decided to go with a digital display on mine, was a lot easier to read and I liked the look of it. Innovate/Defi also make great gauges.
  15. Car: WRX STI 2001 (Wagon) Tuned: Tuned: 211kw @416nm, 3 inch turbo back, Deatschwerks fuel pump Fuel: BP98 Fuel economy: Around 360 km on 50L tank, mix of hard/casual driving - Just did a trip up North, about 420 km highway.
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