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  1. Because i had to deal with the cert recheck during level 3 up in Auckland, just ended up putting the factory stuff back in i get 'legally' why they make it an issue but also real stupid. I'd also get some heat shielding for the brake lines and clutch lines up above the turbo if you're factory location - they made a point of that too
  2. Have you got anything in the way of other suspension upgrades? I had my RS certed last year and they wanted an engineers report on the whiteline bump steer kit. Also had a bunch of suspension parts which were "too close" to other things and s**t like that but i cant even remember the specifics of that. I didnt need a driveshaft hoop and my tune came out at about 205kW on an aftermarket turbo.
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    Dash resto

    Hey (Auckland based) folks, Any recommendations about how best to restore a classic 90s vinyl dash? have a spare for my RS as the current one has holes and $h!7 from previous owner dash gauges... Have heard about vinyl dye from the likes of repco etc but concerned about colour match (so if anyone has advice on this route keen to hear) otherwise i'm more than happy to pay someone if need be. Hopefully pic attached works haha Cheers
  4. Yeah for what its worth, in terms of the 'nit picky' comments: 1. change my boot seal 2. space out sway bar 3. driveshaft hoop (i'm only at 205kW) are a few of the things that come to mind haha
  5. Probably not the answer you're looking for, but your best bet might be to just call up a certifier that you might want to use and talk specifically to them. They are the ones who will end up making the say on your car (i.e. their neck on the line if it all goes to $h!t) and presumably they will be able to tell you a) what they won't accept and b) what they would need you to do in addition in order to pass the cert. A bit of a google and you'll find a few local cert guys i would imagine. i had a mate do exactly the same thing with a v8 hilux conversion he's currently doing. If you do it this way at least it becomes a joint process to get you to the cert by the end. I just got my RS certed as well and there were a bunch of annoying/small things the guy had me do but got there in the end.
  6. Finally got my RS back from the mechanic/dyno/cert etc. Will possibly do a build thread if i can ever commit myself to understanding how to post photos. Jumped on the "fACtoRy LoCAtiOn turbo" hype train and picked up 205kW atw on a top mount. Anyway car is fully legal now and has a brand new steering rack and fresh shifter bushes to boot so feels (almost) new so now to actually drive it (within the various covid boundaries of course...).
  7. I picked up a new 3" inch rage system recently in NZ via my tuner so definitely still possible to find something local? It was in the same realms of an HKS exhaust in terms of dollars as well but i also just prefer the mild steel set up vs stainless etc.
  8. Have a siamese dump pipe (2.5") if you're interested? i'm in Auckland though.
  9. Hey all, Probably a dumb question but sick of buying second hand ones that die. Any recommendations for a brand new starter motor in central auckland for a 5 speed (bc5)? Do you just rely on old Ripco/Super cheap ? or is there somewhere smarter for this type of gear. Cheers
  10. Yeah have seen a few people say that! Going to wait until i can get the rs up on a hoist tbh. getting sick of rolling around on the ground with no light haha
  11. Nice, i did assume that was the case ( i noticed from a trip to pick a part that the linkage did change slightly in the gc/gf chassis over the years too. I picked up a full v7 wrx shifter and linkage et (new bushes too) on the cheap so im going to run with that (and hope it fits....)
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    Bonnet Latch

    That is the end objective.
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    Bonnet Latch

    Possibly a really dumb question but having issues with my bonnet staying locked when on the motorway and my mechanic mentioned it might be a good idea to swap latches just as a check the current one isn't just worn out (30 years old now...). When bolting in the latch on the bumper should i be pushing the latch as far up or as far down as i can (if that makes sense haha). Cheers
  14. I've got 850cc fiveoh side feeds in my RS and haven't had any issues (got them cheap asf). Its still on a base tune on the link but idle is still smooth (runs a bit rich though). Getting it on the dyno once back from panelbeaters but no complaints/reservations from my tuner at this stage at least. His commen was the new ECUs (G4+ etc) are sufficiently modern enough to deal with bigger side feeds if i wanted to stick with them
  15. Does it blow hot consistently? If you try bleeding again, just check that the heater hoses are getting hot as well during the process. i had that issue once in getting rid of an airlock
  16. Do your heater hoses warm up as the car comes up to temp?
  17. Rust in the floor of the RA so looks like my cert is gonna be a *tad* more expense then I had hoped🙃
  18. Ah, i mightve misread your initial post. I actually have a set of v5 rear hubs that fit the 2 pot rear caliper - i tried to fit them to my BC but they wouldnt fit the rear end so im guessing they are r180 ones. That might sort out your dogbone adapter issue if you want to move away from that.
  19. An option for the rears would be to try to get the r160 nz new wrx hubs that came with 2 pots. DBA then do a rear disc that suits the brembo rears without doing anything dodgy to the handbrake.
  20. Ah thats good to know. I think i'll just try to work with a later gc8 one or be/bh linkage rather than look for anything newer just incase.
  21. Cheers, your comment around the bf5 is interesting. Would it depend on the actual gearbox in the car as well? like i haven't got the original RS box for sure.
  22. Didnt realise this either untiil i tried to install my short shift kit haha. The one in my RS has the bolt going through the linkage rather than the gear stick. its workable, but i'd rather move to newer parts, which are in essence set up in reverse. Still havent figured out how to post images but this trademe link has the diagram for the older style: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/subaru/gear-boxes/listing-2587773565.htm?rsqid=d8a60ee179ef48a49794714639a80bea-004
  23. Hey guys, Wanting to move to the newer style 5 speed linkage as i udnerstand there are 2 types for the gc8. Are the linkages compatable with all 5 speed gearboxes? My RS currently has the older style linkage but the bushings are shot hence decision to move to the newer style linkage and change out bushings while im at it. Cheers
  24. Should be able to get away with just using your old intake manifold as your loom wont plug into the throttle body. Good opportunity to do ignitor delete and run later model coil packs too and then you'll know those will fit as well.
  25. Definitely something do-able, but there's still the added cost involved, plus the piping, twisted turbo set up etc which im keen to stay away from. Probably shooting myself in the foot but at this point anyway i'm trying to draw some firm lines around where i want the car to end up.
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