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  1. Have receipts for rebuild and dyno sheets for it. still running in car thanks to lockdown.
  2. Flares depends on how much is steel behind it… most are plastic over steel and you don’t get the wheel clearance so have to cut them anyway. Saves loads of paint and panel work though.
  3. I’ve seen full motor without turbo in 5-6k range. rebuild was $4500 the HPC was $800, should be all headers but I didn’t check so may have been billed and not done. May keep coated headers. Turbo was $250 to coat. could do intercooler and ecu so just need a loom.
  4. When I was at Toyota dealer the spec sheet they showed me was the poverty model so I dropped off the list. still the Sti is going to be way faster.
  5. So after lockdown and a pile more $ I’ll have a spare stock engine. done 135k km but rebuilt 25k km. Rings and bearings done. has PMBS sump, Stock turbo and PBMS down pipe are all HPC extreme coated. ECU retuned to turbo since the coating made a big difference. only issue is it has small rocker cover leak but wasn’t worth doing while in the car. was thinking about swapping it to an older car but think I want a kei car as second car again.
  6. I would not count on option 1 existing for long. It’s a moving target. option 2 is an option but it’s a bit of luck as to if it passes. I haven’t looked at in many years. have you called NZTA as a start? then Subaru nz for figures, they may have ones older than 10 years if you are lucky. They may even send you email to use as part of submission. Burden of proof is on you so make sure you have it covered well. do you have the Japanese paperwork for the car? production numbers are worldwide not American ones which are online a lot. you need to supply an article saying it a collectors item not just a review, though review will say it’s a performance model. Depends on how the split the models as well WRX vs STI. You also can’t sell the car for 4 years or use it for work. https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/49738/Application-for-SIV-permit.pdf option 3 put a cage in it and then frontal impact doesn’t apply as the airbags etc have to be removed
  7. I was going to get the GR Yaris but we got the low spec model with no LSD etc.
  8. Looks like subaru America design team legacy grill to look like a truck SUV wheel arches rear diffuser like the Toyota did to Camry “inspired by nascar” s***. guess that why 3rd gen as they never got the early wrx.
  9. RainX the windows and drove people to get vaccinations. First outing in a month
  10. It my new form of automatic really high rpm to make gears longer
  11. Also Amazon is still just as fast. like a week, long enough that I forgot I ordered a flex fuel sensor.
  12. I checked mine is still parked up on the tracker.
  13. Well since I burnt so much money so far I figured that balance is worth it. plus I kind of want 10k rev limit.
  14. I have no idea on costs mine is stupidly expensive. I’d be waiting to see how it dies before making a call. likely replace the whole engine is easier. also how much do you like the car. Could be cheaper to buy donor can swap bits once it dies.
  15. Maybe pull the door card away from the door as you try the central locking. May just be enough room for the cable end to move and unlock.
  16. Yeah well guess I have to balance the whole motor anyway so more $ can’t hurt
  17. Umm how come the electric unlock buttons on the remote or drivers door don’t work? they aren’t attached to the cables. if they don’t work the cable maybe jammed up tight.
  18. Subaru America said no damper required for boxer in Subaru. pully is purely to drive the belts, otherwise damper is vital on inline or V motors.
  19. I had partsouq orders through the last L4 no delays.
  20. Forgot the wide-band also torn on pulleys, I like lightweight, but not under drive of alternator. On the other hand new higher rev limit it might be required. valve train is super light and cams aren’t aggressive so could pass 9500rpm plus rotating assembly is also way over spec and lightweight.
  21. I like @Andy_Mac plan of new short block and add forged pistons. selling rebuilding what is left left depends on how it dies. Also how soon you catch it. I got my new motor for $1500. Sold as blown but it was only worn turbo and wastegate that was faulty. Otherwise it was clean and tidy. My stock motor had one bearing go and the last guy paid $5k to get that rebuilt correctly. Actually I maybe selling that soon with 30k km on it.
  22. Well cos COVID and well all of 2020 since March being out of town, this got nowhere. Just as I go to restart it, the car door gets messed up in attempted thief. Then car got stuck for 2 months with first 2021 lockdown and getting insurance done. no insurance company issues they took claim in 10 mins. It got towed day before lockdown and got a bit lost between towing and panel beaters. Looks mint now though. So drop in to PBMS to say let’s go and lockdown again… WTF. Anyway not much left to buy or select. ECU will Emtron as not much choice with newer canbus car fuel system bits like cradle and flex fuel. Going to add sensor as why not. head gaskets depending on need but fire ring if possible ARP case bolts I’m pretty sure these got ordered but no idea where the ended up. have those spacers for intake to help drop temp need intercooler setup and scoop less bonnet headers well was going low mount but to much time effort so will fall back to twisted setup Maybe new radiator as well since it may run slightly warmer
  23. You can make a U shape cover from the alloy crinkle heat shield so it is open at the bottom. That way the heat can escape just not up directly toward the plastic. repco sells it pretty cheap in big sheets.
  24. Agree on rack ones. I’m on second set, few good potholes and they deform then pinch and wear out. I have group N for engine and gearbox which are fine. Even the spherical bearings are quiet. the pitch stop is 90% of the noise.
  25. Which HPC did you get on them? the black heavy stuff or silver?
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