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Technikhaus

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    1996 WRX Gravel Express
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  1. Sweet, that'll be a beast. The 0.8A one my friend had was so slow, but worked so well, which is why I grabbed the 7A. The 10, should be nice and quick, and like you said, they still do the trickle functions too.
  2. I 100% recommend the ctek battery chargers, I have their MXS7.0 it's super quick, and works well for recovering dead batteries too. A little expensive, but worth it for sure. It comes up for sale often, and I picked it up around the $200-300 range. They have smaller and much cheaper trickle chargers too, like the MXS0.8 https://www.repco.co.nz/en/globes-batteries-electrical/battery-chargers-jump-starters-leads/car-battery-chargers/ctek-battery-charger-12v-7amp-mxs7-0/p/A1226799?kwSearch=ctek
  3. That's a CGC 3071R from Aus. Honestly not sure if it made much difference boost control wise, but it seems pretty stable so far.
  4. So while I haven't put a turbosmart gate onto a VF22, I went from a VF22 to a turbo with an IWG-75, and did take side-by-side pictures, it looks like it'd bolt right up.
  5. Wow that sounds exactly how mine currently drives 🤔
  6. The gravel express ticked over 250,000kms today. Well, the base chassis did, mostly everything was refreshed, so not much is actually that old. Although I realised that also means the engine has ticked over 400Kms since being built now, and it's been absolutely flawless in that time. I've been enjoying driving it every now and then, and it's been super practical. The lease on my workshop is up at the end of the month, so using this to move everything to my lock up, it fits a surprising amount in it, that's for sure. Just wish It had roof racks for some of the larger stuff!
  7. Thanks for keeping it updated, this is a great reference for anyone who may have this issue in the future
  8. Hey, and welcome! Nice looking STI you've nabbed yourself there. Where about in the country are you? My first recommendation would be finding a local compliance center/certifier and have a chat, hopefully there's one local to you that might've done a few special import vehicles and they might be able to point you in the right direction. The other option might be to try and find a contact at FHI/Subaru Japan that you might be able to get in touch with and use Google Translate to try and request some information from them? The final option I can think of would be to find a local vehicle importer and see if they might be able to do some coms with Japan and grab those details for you. Best of luck! I've always wanted a hawk-eye STI!
  9. I totally don't blame you, they're great fun to drive!
  10. Ehh, to me, as long as there are no leaks, I'd just leave it.
  11. Random question, does anyone know if the front axles from a Gen 3 Legacy GT would be same same length as a GF/GC impreza? I'm leaning towards yes, but don't haven them to measure up right now. For specifics, it's the front axles from a 6 speed out of a S401, as the 6 speed has no axle stubs, vs the WRX box which does. So if the legacy axles fit, I'll use those. Otherwise I'll have to get the gear to convert the 6 speed to male stub axles.
  12. You don't need the img tags anymore, just paste the link to the image, make sure it's plain text, it may prompt you to switch to that, and hit enter after and it should automatically make it an image https://i.ibb.co/g72ppfG/20210807-183013.jpg Should produce:
  13. I need to get mine aligned since doing it, but when building the WRX I went for the full whiteline package, all suspension mounts, sway bar mounts, rack mounts etc. I can't say I have a hell of a lot of NVH, but I also never drove it before these changes so can't comment too much. Steering feels good, suspension feels good, so I'll provide more feedback once I drive it a lot I guess. Sorry, not a very helpful reply!
  14. Yeah I'd say it's just old oil, much like what Loren said.
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