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Loren

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  1. That second one is for everything:

     

    • 1993 Subaru Impreza LS
    • 1993 Subaru Impreza L
    • 1993 Subaru Impreza Base
    • 1994 Subaru Impreza Base
    • 1994 Subaru Impreza LS
    • 1994 Subaru Impreza L
    • 1995 Subaru Impreza LX
    • 1995 Subaru Impreza L
    • 1995 Subaru Impreza Base
    • 1995 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 1996 Subaru Impreza L
    • 1996 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 1996 Subaru Impreza LX
    • 1996 Subaru Impreza Brighton
    • 1997 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 1997 Subaru Impreza L
    • 1997 Subaru Impreza Brighton
    • 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 1998 Subaru Impreza RS
    • 1998 Subaru Impreza L
    • 1999 Subaru Impreza L
    • 1999 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 1999 Subaru Impreza RS
    • 2000 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 2000 Subaru Impreza L
    • 2000 Subaru Impreza RS
    • 2001 Subaru Impreza RS
    • 2001 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 2001 Subaru Impreza L
    • 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2002 Subaru Impreza TS
    • 2002 Subaru Impreza RS
    • 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 2003 Subaru Impreza RS
    • 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2003 Subaru Impreza TS
    • 2004 Subaru Impreza RS
    • 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2004 Subaru Impreza TS
    • 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback
    • 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    • 2005 Subaru Impreza RS
    • 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR
    • 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    • 2006 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    • 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
    • 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    • 2007 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    • 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
    • 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited
    • 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX TR
    • 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2008 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    • 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    • 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    • 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT
    • 2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    • 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium
    • 2010 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition
    • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium
    • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
    • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium
    • 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    • 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT
    • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited
    • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium
    • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
    • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    • 2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium
    • 2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Premium
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza Base
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza Limited
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza Premium
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza Base
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport Premium
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza Premium
    • 2013 Subaru Impreza Limited
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza Sport Premium
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza Base
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza Limited
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza Premium
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium
    • 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
    • 2015 Subaru WRX STI Limited
    • 2015 Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition
    • 2015 Subaru WRX STI Base
    • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Series.HyperBlue
    • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Base
    • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Limited
    • 2017 Subaru WRX STI Base
    • 2017 Subaru WRX STI Limited
    • 2018 Subaru WRX STI Base
    • 2018 Subaru WRX STI Limited
    • 2019 Subaru WRX STI Base
    • 2019 Subaru WRX STI Limited
    • 2020 Subaru WRX STI Base
    • 2020 Subaru WRX STI Limited
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  2. 30 minutes ago, Bugle said:

    Sure I've seen AM synchro sets for 5sp recently, but hellishly expensive

     

    Shame to take the RA away from stock form but the 6spd is a much better box, with lots of support/parts

     

    yes you can find them on websites... but mostly they are made to order items... and when you try and purchase, they aren't actually available.

  3. If restoring the synchos is even possible it's going to be mostly labour plus new oil. Should be under $2000. Cheaper than buying and installing a 6 speed, but you still have a gearbox that

    can't be fixed properly if anything breaks. Your cheapest option would be to get an old, non R/RA 5 speed and fit it yourself... but again... it's just another old box that might be on it's way out.

    You'd have to swap your DCCD centre diff over too.

     

    The only options if you want reliability moving forward is to put in a 6 speed, or a more modern 5 speed that will NOT be low ratio. Even the aftermarket is moving onto to 6 speed only... not many 5 speed options left

    and they would still be more expensive than the 6 speed conversion probably.

     

     

  4. You can not buy new parts for that gearbox anymore... including synchros.  A decent gearbox guy might be able to restore the synchro function a bit though, depending on how worn they are.

     

    It sounds like the clutch slave cylinder is worn out... an easy part to get new and replace.

     

     

  5. 4 hours ago, boon said:

    130 bucks to buy a nut you can take off with an oversized socket and a hammer? Probably not.

     

    yeah but you have to do that to 20 nuts!  A bit pricey though... I bet you could find something better and cheaper.

  6. 8 hours ago, boon said:

    EDIT: As long as you don't drive like an idiot, street driving is way easier on your rims than track.

     

    highly debatable... how many wheels do 10,000 km per year on a race track? How many race tracks have kerbs and pot holes?

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  7. 12 hours ago, Bugeye01WRX said:

     

    Can you elaborate more on reps. I get very confused by them as I am constantly seeing the word "rep" thrown around and no idea what is actually a rep etc.

    To me, I thought rep meant replica so if we took for example the Volks, I thought a rep would be a company in CHina making wheels that look and are branded as Volk but are not as they are replica/knockoffs.

     

    But I keep seeing comments like, "rotas are reps" or "Kudos" are reps and when I search these rims they seem both popular and also they are their own brand and don't seem to be mimicking other established rims.

     

    So yeah I get a bit confused. I've seen it mentioned that a single wheel should cost a grand to be genuine but that seems insanely expensive as I check most wheel and tyre shops like Mag & Turbo etc etc the rims are usually around $1,000 - $2,000 for MOST sets of 4.

     

    If I wanted absolutely genuine wheels, can you list me the brands?

     

    And if I didn't want to fork out $4,000 for a set of rims, what would be some good brands?

     

    I'm not planning on tracking the car it is purely a daily driver.

     

    Replicas could be cheap knock offs, i.e. a wheel labelled as a Volk but not a Volk. You won't find those in a legit NZ store, but you will def find cheap wheels that are copying the style of a better quality wheel.

     

    I also think that if you are buying cheaper (made in china) wheels from Mag and Turbo, that the quality should be ok... but I don't know for sure. I tend to stick to Subaru wheels or cheap used good quality wheels...

    I have had subaru wheels, compomotive wheels, speedline wheels, volk wheels and maybe some OZ racing wheels.

     

    A good list of wheel brands is here. https://www.demon-tweeks.com/nz/performance/wheels-accessories/alloy-wheels/

     

    Good wheels locally here https://www.allports.nz

     

     

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  8. 16 hours ago, Bugeye01WRX said:

    A throwback for the fans...

     

    ...6 speed semi-automatic gearbox

     

    ...25 produced

     

    I know, super disappointing. I guess they think "the fans" means "25 super rich assholes".

     

    The upside is that they are perpetuating the desirability of the chassis... and maybe one day it will reach the levels of the mark 1 escort chassis,

    and someone starts to produce them again, and in an affordable manner.

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  9. And....

     

    PRODRIVE REDEFINES AN ICON WITH THE P25

    25 years since the first Subaru Impreza World Rally Car (WRC) made its winning debut on the stages of the World Rally Championship, the Prodrive P25 recaptures the essence of that very Impreza, while taking inspiration from the 22B arguably the most iconic Impreza.

    Modern technology ensures the P25 is more powerful, lighter and with better handling.

    This time it will have a 2.5 litre flat four ‘boxer’ engine producing in excess of 400 bhp, a six speed semi-automatic paddle-shift gearbox and, due to extensive use of carbon fibre, a lightweight chassis.

    The P25 will be produced in a limited run of just 25 cars, all built at Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, UK.

    Peter Stevens, who styled the original Impreza WRC for Prodrive, has defined the design, while the engineering of the car has been overseen by Prodrive technical director, David Lapworth, who was responsible for the original Impreza WRC.

    The P25 is the idea of Prodrive chairman, David Richards. He said: “The original 22B Impreza is considered the most iconic of Subarus and highly sought after. We wanted to enhance everything that made that car so special by applying the very latest technology to create our own modern interpretation of a car that’s established a place in motoring history.”

    The Prodrive P25 will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. Prodrive is now taking expressions of interest and the first of the 25 cars will be delivered to customers later this year.

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