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Batbaruman last won the day on November 17 2019

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1,633 My car smells of rich mahogany


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  1. LOL i took like 2 photos of my car and all the rest just general landscape / astrophotography haha. love the car but didnt find it that interesting of a photography subject, probably won't be bothered to clean it and get some shots pre 1st dec. just honestly lazy
  2. @JordanfromNZ , the guy with the bh5 revd which he has named as Arwen and does questionable activities with in the back seats
  3. Conspiracy of the day : what if recalls was just some Made up s*** so dealers could get your car in, rig them to fail sooner than later and upset people while it’s there ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. You getting one? Source? Cost? Gimme details haha[emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Can confirm it really helps alleviate the no AC issue , did in my old car , used that latch from dairusire and was awesome as. Consider some window monsoons too so you can crack the windows during rain as roof vent while raining isn’t great Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. There are plenty around at dealers bro, you should test drive before shopping around heaps. Test drive was a massive eye opener for me, atleast. just knew I couldn’t have it and that’s saying a lot coz didn’t mind the auto skyline 370 as much initially whic is what I ended up with at the time which I’ll add is also s*** compared to manual version but 10k cheaper so compromised at the time. Drove manual for 15 years now through Auckland rubbish traffic with heavy clutches, light flywheels and still can’t figure out what people complain about, it’s such a subconscious part of driving but so rewarding at same time . For ppl sick of driving manual, their future is also probably self driving cars That just a personal taste thing don’t mind my ramble. after test drive you might find you like it anyway, in which case good for you! Just saying it’s best starting point since highly opinionated topic Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. oh bugger, learned the hard way how expensive those bloody wheel bearings can be off my skyline pretty good actually that yours saw you out for 200km+
  8. When I did it, I actually just used the cheapo yellow of that came with my SCA polisher for the polishing steps . When I redo it I’ll use the eBay polishing pads of varying strength for different steps. For wax steps I used cheap SCA black pad. I’m a noob too and followed same online tutorials, found the megiuars vids to be quite helpful though it helps I guess that I’ve done it all by hand in the past on previous cars (multi day process by hand!) Done some write up in my thread of my experiences if interested but as a one line summary : the Meguiars stuff with the super cheap stuff is very easy to use, doesn’t break the bank and gives great results if you put in the time to do it right Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. if you're not in a rush, you can get pretty decently priced ones off ebay. i'm no pro, but i got a good variety from there. also if you already have the ones from supercheap, they'll work 'ok', just keep cleaning the pad as you go regularly.. you shouldn't need a whole lot of them, the key is to clean and if you watch a bunch of guides from youtube 'pros' you'll see it's a common theme that they use air gun while spinning it on low to keep pad clean. how many steps are you looking at doing on the detail? compound, finishing polish, and wax to seal? or something more? my paint was very dry and lackluster before i started, and with a couple passes of finishing polish (meguiars ultimate polish) and meguiars carnauba gold class wax, it was what i'd call 8/10 condition up from originally 6/10). my regret at the time was investing all that time to prep (full on clean & dry, claybar, clean again, claybar little more, polish couple times and wax), i should have gone 1 more step and compounded.. i have ultimate compound waiting for around october when i do it all again.
  10. Nice pic! Did you light paint it or it’s a long exposure? Sucks about the motor ;( Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Nah was 4.5” intake pipe but pretty sure downpipe was o my 3” , might have pics somewhere if someone needs but don’t think you’d get more than 3” very easily there Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. definately do yourself a favour and get that downpipe dude, it is quite a restriction in these cars!
  13. Here’s a few Imprezas Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Nah some kind of fwd 2L non turbo petrol version . It handled off road areas very badly (bouncy as hell) , had bugger all torque , a steering wheel you could drive with your pinky (way too much assistance), overly assorted brakes, nothing happens for ages after flooring the accelerator pedal and not that great boot space for a big vehicle (my hatch has more!).. just an all around bad car lol. Actually rented the i30 but this was the ‘free upgrade’ because that was not available when we arrived . Oh also was lead to believe for ages the fuel economy was amazing because it was on half bar until 500km, then suddenly when to E at 550km lol. Bit overly critical here but that thing was just an awful experience unable and I’m really glad to be back in my car Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Drove it after 5 days off overseas driving some mitsi asx over couple thousand kms... oh boy this thing feels zippy even in eco mode compared to that rubbish fake suv car [emoji2961] when I put it in sports # I got an amazing feeling that reminded me why I love the car so much Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk