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WideRS

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  1. @Joker Yes absolute legend, I think the BF has taken a back seat as he's been building/driving his Beams Starlet. I wish I'd seen his EJ starlet
  2. @boon @Joker yep drift car things, if you redrill (and reamed to correct taper) the track rod pick up point about 20mm-ish inwards towards the hub you can pick up a noticeable amount of steering lock, nothing too crazy but definitely helpful when sideways. I assumed so, they help on the track but I still have some spare untouched knuckles for the road. That BF is owned by a guy called Wes, he has FabicationWorx in Tuakau, he's using FC rx7 front knuckles, which pick up even more lock than redrilled subaru knuckles, he has even made his own nissan rear end conversion kit (diff and hub carriers). The wagon isn't currently legal, I think its just waiting until he has the time to get it done. He actually welded my cage for me, really great guy. I have spoken to him about this briefly before, he was very helpful, I just haven't had a chance to catch up with him properly recently (life, work, university work, lockdown etc). Like I said, I'm just after any little bits of advice anyone out their may have. Just so I have a better idea of what I need to ask about before I get on the blower to a certifier.
  3. @Gripless Thanks for that, very helpful. I think calling the certifier is sounding like the best and easiest option. it sounds like I need to reread track rules and see if the car actually still meets the standards it was built for, nearly 2.5/3 years ago now. lets hope they have changed too drastically!! I am aware they they differ form track to track, lets hope not by too much.
  4. @blitzd808 - yes I was thinking about calling certifier, I live in Cambridge I think the closest ones to me are in Te Awamutu and Hamilton, and seeing what they have to say. I thought id try my luck on here first to see if anyone had done this kind of thing before, to see if there was any little specific hoops that need to be jumped through, like your RS with its small bits and pieces. @Joker - I see...the idea behind the half cage was to be able to take my old man and mates out on track at Meremere/Taupo. Half cage, harnesses and buckets seat were the most cost effective way of doing that for me. I've heard that half cages need a cert for the change in passenger capacity, i.e. 5 seater to a 2 seater. with no need for authority cards or MSNZ membership but perhaps I got my facts wrong. Thanks for advice guys, much appreciated
  5. Hey Guys First time posting, long time Subaru owner. I've got a 1989 BC5, which I have spent the last 2 and half years building with the intention of being a street legal drifter. Due to lockdowns (and life) I haven't been able to take it to a track day and so it just sits in the garden no being used. I really want to get out and enjoy the car especially after spending 2 years, and a stack of cash, sorting it out. I have done some of my own research and I know the basics of certs, adjusties, power, seats etc, but I find the LVVTA website difficult to understand. I need advice more around RWD conversions, steering set up and general welding rules. I have kept the car pretty basic with the aim of seat time over time in the shed. I have also included a full list of specs and mods below. "???" for mods i am unsure about. Are there any cert guru's out there that have done something like this before and could tell me if I'm dreaming, or is it possible without costing my a fortune?? 1989 legacy VZ - shell has current rego (on hold) and cert but certed for EZ30 and adjusties. V4 STI EJ20K - completely stock Link plug in ECU @ 195kw V4 STI gear box - welded center diff - ??? Drive shaft loops Tein adjusties STI 4pot front brakes 30mm front spacers Redrilled front knuckles - ??? Spaced alloy lower arms 2.5" turbo back exhaust with Apexi rear muffler V4 STI strut brace BC5 RS steering wheel NZKW bucket seats 4 point harnesses - still have factory seat belts Home seat rails - ??? Rear half cage - ??? (welded by a fabricator not me) Welded BH5 rear diff - Obviously needs to be removed for cert. Stripped rear interior and boot lining. RS front and rear bumper and bonnet - yes, im that guy. Apologies - Lots of info! ANY ADVICE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. I just want to drive the bloody thing! C
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