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Gripless

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  1. You get over boost at low rpm in high gear going up hills. In an auto you have that occur a lot. you can do the cat back only and it’ll sound good and not drone. The cat and factory down pipe with big exhaust gives a nice bark.
  2. Do you have a local spray painters? they can likely order or make the colour.
  3. Yip mine is 2008 sti 2L version. Was fine until down pipe done then needed tune. Was still stock everything else even intake. With the cat back you have no need to tune. the intake is the only other big gain item before turbo and lots of money. But that also requires a tune as the airflow meter gets all screwed up. Hence the best time is with the downpipe and exhaust. that ends the cheap upgrades.
  4. The lack of s*** factory cat converter makes the turbo spool easier so the ecu needs to let the wastegate work early to keep the boost levels the same. mine was 24psi spikes and then it’d go into limp mode. Add the intake pipe at the same time so you don’t retune twice.
  5. If you do the down pipe then you’ll need a tune. either it’ll over boost or the lack of cat will throw error codes. tune is somewhere around $1200 depending on what else is going on. Make sure the car is all serviced and not leaking etc. hub dyno make sure you have the locknuts tool for the wheels is out ready if you have them. more time effort if you swap to 3 port solenoid or intake etc at the same time.
  6. Have you looked at @Batbaruman topic when he did his wheels. few comments and options in there.
  7. Old tires could double any corner sign. what tire pressure are you running?
  8. So have to say the ride is much nicer with the sports Maxx 050+ but the grip isn’t great. they are more linear in the way they let go but with the re002 the car never had the traction control come on unless you f***ed up. The sports Maxx has had traction control come on at 50kph on a corner that was just 90 degrees and also at 80 on a country road. will bump the tire pressure up to see if they need a little more support but it seems the sidewalls are way softer..
  9. Just get the import licence it super easy i put it in one of the address fields on all my orders. Saves heaps of time.
  10. You’ll get 5% fee over $1000 for car parts and think last time $69 MPI fee on top of that. Remember the shipping is included in the total customs looks at. so 900 in parts and 101 in shipping puts you over 1000 Since the shipping company is the one calculating it they already know the shipping cost so it’s all done for you.
  11. Physically big items and more than one, GST and MAF charges are very likely. over $1000 you need to get a import licence which is just a form and a wait measured in minutes if you go in person. that doesn’t mean you get GST more often on smaller items it just makes GST a call and credit card number as all the other details are on your customs account.
  12. why not just plumb a cheap mechanical gauge in to the nipple to see what is going on before you have a very sad day. But get some photos detail on the wastegate in case it’s over tensioned or connected to somewhere stupid. FYI found this. looks like they added a v4 a line from turbo to wastegate with a T piece in the middle Above also matches the 1999 2000 P1 Sti manual page 28 and through to 35ish has hand drawn diagram. http://jdmfsm.info/Auto/Japan/Subaru/Impreza/1999/Impreza_99_00_supplement.pdf also try your chassis number in partsouq.com and browse the diagrams. Should be helpful
  13. Not my area and someone with older car knowledge will confirm but... Looks like it matches this one 1 to the turbo outlet ‘nipple’ 3 intake manifold. 4 wastegate actuator. 2 intake manifold to map sensor. The hose in the U shaped bend in the photo and not labeled. See matching brown wiring connector. Is it running a stock looking wastegate actuator? have you got a boost gauge or log the boost from the car? i ask as if not get some logs or recordings as fixing things may lead to more boost and break stuff.
  14. There are rubber with conducting strips grounding straps that you can bolt to the bottom of the car. https://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/p/sca-sca-anti-static-strap/291886.html The cause is your clothing and seat covering. Man made fibres are great at generating static. And woven materials are better still like seat covers or jerseys. Natural fibres are not as good so your leather seats have been saving you. Easy test they do in schools. get a plastic ruler and small scrap of paper. put the paper on the ground. Run the ruler across the material a few time quickly and hold it near the paper. the paper will be attracted to the ruler and stick with the static charge. I bet your clothes and new seats work really well at building a static charge.
  15. Oh yeah forgot this http://nzgaskets.co.nz/mobile/SearchByVehicle.aspx?ManID=37&Model=Legacy the search is by make model of car not part goes back many many many years.
  16. Open Partsouq.com and type that number into the search box and it will appear. try staparts.co.nz as well.
  17. Yeah looks smaller, but location helps send them to helpful places
  18. Whereabouts are you and when do you need it?
  19. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-stereos/speakers/other/listing/2740059904 interesting option. two 8” and some 4” components to get rid of. or https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-stereos/subwoofers/10-or-smaller/listing/2744440414 these are actually not subs but last set I used played pretty well.
  20. Next you’ll tell me sidewalls have no grip.
  21. I want to know how long a run up he needed to get up the highway off ramp. it’s like a space ship ion drive very little acceleration that needs time to add up to moving fast.
  22. Do it. I let all my old gear go in the swift which was sad but had no time to get it out.
  23. so far just hooked up and running all flat, and f*** me it sounds better already. Did not know the headunit amp was so bad, its a nice alpine one and it was better sounding than the pioneer it came with. it was ok at 40% or less volume but broke up after that. The headunit I have has internal amp off option and full tone bypass. Seems though no wave file support so waiting for MP3 pink noise to download............................. and it is all in an setup and sounding even better... other than amp not mounted. crossover on amp set to 60Hz for the auto EQ and then headunit changed from full while auto EQ was running to high pass at 100Hz. So much more mid bass and smoothed out the upper range. It is already better than I could manage with the parametric in the headunit. Vocals are a little les clear on some tracks but that's just the way they were mixed when recorded. Gains are set super low even though with testing it didn't clip through 70% of the range. Which is where I gave up as it was way too loud (with ear plugs in) gain if it was a clock goes from 7:30 low through to 4:30 at high. I've left it at 9 o'clock (~20%) which allows it to be quite loud at 25 out of 35 max on the headunit volume. Bonus this should make it stay cooler and it went from icy cold metal to slightly cool like plastic. Had to pull the subwoofer gains back as it was booming since the external amp gain is different from the built in one. Still have one touch access to sub gain control in the headunit so setup to +5 out of +15Db so can turn it up or down depending on the song. Is it perfect, No. Is it worth it, yes. Given the cost of the amp and the features are included for little extra cost and its all-in-one design. Is it better than hours of try to tune the headunit (I have a basic analyser), yes. A little bit of tailoring it to personal taste with parametric in headunit should result in a nicer sound. also switch to disable time alignment if you don’t like the single seat config. Down sides It is flat which isn't idea, but even EQ or presets in a cheap headunit may help. Being a class D it will never ever sound great, class D is cheap and efficient at the cost of quality. If you have a headunit with auto EQ like pioneer etc then still ok for the amp only but Sony make twice the power for $100 less. Somewhere I have alpine silk domes in a box the bi-amp option looks good to try in the future. also after I finished mounting it a listened to the speakers and it seems to have reduced the treble at the rear. Not sure if this is auto eq feature or not but it makes the sound seem more forward and sounds pretty good.
  24. you can definitely get it in there, pull the centre vent soft plastic duct and there is space below it. The metal rails that hold up the dash are wide enough to get the amp between, not sure how bad the plugs will get bent long term. there are no fins on the amp so it can't be expected to get very hot. I may cover the bottom of the vents in dynamat to keep the heat away.
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