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  1. So I'm looking at getting the timing belt and associated parts changed so I'm wanting to confirm what parts are required so that I can source them. My vehicle is a 2009 BR9, chassis BR9-003770, 2.5L, EJ253 Can anybody who has been through this process advise me what parts list I would need. I haven't been through this parts process for quite some time, so can anybody advise if there is an online database of sorts so that I can look up the parts numbers for all the bits I need? Thanks heaps!
  2. Changed out my Legacy rear boot gas struts. They work just like new again
  3. I can't organise anything as I can't guarantee that I'll be able to attend, as I have no idea what time I'll be getting back to Wellington, from spending the weekend in Rotorua
  4. My first visit back on the forums for ages haha. But now I've seen this... if there's interest for a meet on the late afternoon / evening of Sunday 27th then I'm keen. I may well be travelling back from Rotorua that day so later in the day will be better. I'll also bring down whatever Wagon Mafia stickers I have as it seems that FB group has been garnering more interest lately. I might have to get more stickers for the models that I've got none left.
  5. Installed my Valenti Tail lights & Hi-Stop light.. quite an improvement in the looks department.. especially on a black car! Just need to do something about that Chrome strip now. Might just plastidip it like I did the badges. Before After
  6. Just buy lots of chicken.. stay all day
  7. Have purchased some aftermarket lights but the buyer won't ship, so I need someone to at least go and arrange a pickup with the seller... and then we can arrange shipment to me somehow. The seller lives in Ferry Rd, Christchurch.. somewhere. Who can help me out with this.. chur
  8. A few years ago I got one from Rockautos.com in the US, was around the $100(ish) mark. They have different USDM model numbers, but the part numbers matched up.You just need to to go through their database of cars to see if you can find the correct one. At the time, mine was for a V7 STi.. don't know what you need. Also, if I remember correctly, there is a difference between front and rear (pre- or post- turbo). The one I got was front (pre-turbo, in the exhaust manifold). From the image above, it was the lower one. The big white connector on the end fit through the 'O' end of a standard 17mm (I think) ring spanner, so it was easy enough to install myself, once you get all the heat-shielding off (which was a pain).
  9. So I realise this may be a bit late notice, but I'm driving up to Rotorua on Friday morning, and coming back Monday afternoon / evening. If anybody needs anything shipped between those destinations, then let me know and we can likely hook something up. Chur
  10. Has a carbon bonnet and yes it's been kept in excellent condition. Is an old school CSér, has been around the scene for probably about 15 years, if not longer
  11. Yep but wanted to tag him in the post hah
  12. When you swap the suspension over.. you put this over the top of the top-mount, then install it into the car. So basically, it is sandwiched between the top-mount and the car's chassis. They are 10mm thick so it should still give more than enough thread to bolt your nuts onto. Send me a PM and we'll sort out the $ and postage
  13. That would be a member by the screen name Mitsuriboshi, or something like that haha.. but it doesn't look like he has his account on here any more? Chuck it in the Wellington Facebook page
  14. As luck would have it, I have a set that I got for my Foz's but never used Brand new, still in packet. $65 inc shipping
  15. When you install the struts into the rear, they will sit 10-15mm lower than the fronts. So you need to get a spacer to get them looking level. But if you like the look, then there's nothing functionally wrong with it.
  16. Car: MY10 Legacy BR So I'm wanting to install a dashcam at some point soon, and I'm needing to know the best and easiest source to tap into, to hardwire it in. I'm thinking a wire under the ignition, or somewhere that goes into the drivers-side door wiring. Anybody got a later model legacy and done something similar with a camera or something else that's been hard-wired? I'd prefer not to take the stereo out and get into that wiring, but I will if I have to.
  17. I'd definitely own another one again. Just the fuel bill was killing me on all the road trips I was doing! Great as a round town / fun car though.
  18. Easter you say.. well I currently have no plans for that weekend so I'll likely be around. If you jump onto the ClubSUB Facebook group then it can be easier to organise impromptu meetups
  19. On further thinking.. in my last Forester, I remember that I also had rather angled end links. I got some adjustable links and they helped. The STi lower arms are different to the XT ones.. you can attach a bracing kit to the XT arms that the STi arms don't need. The difference in the bushes being black vs yellow... the black ones are their 'greaseless' variety, but other than that they are the same. However I'd still use some grease though as I've heard the 'greaseless' ones can lose their fluidity and start squeaking after a while.
  20. The way I see it, you're going to have to compromise somewhere.. it's just a question of where. 1. Get a car you like (and that behaves better) as a daily, considering you're going to have to put up with the car EVERY DAY, or however often you're doing to drive it, I'm assuming it will be daily, otherwise you wouldn't state that. As long as it has adequate towing capability for what you need. 2. Suck it up, admit to yourself that the cost of having a racecar, includes the tow car and it's gas guzzling engine, and get the vehicle that's good for towing, but more expensive to drive daily. Does that about sum it up?
  21. I have this STi suspension setup which would bolt straight to your STi Foz http://www.clubsub.org.nz/forum/index.php?/topic/51354-fs-02-04-wrx-sti-suspension-cobra-lowered-springs/
  22. https://www.facebook.com/groups/158978157909659/ But the 12th May? Bugger I'll be in Napier that weekend doing some silly running event.
  23. Yep so you'll get things like that, but it's certainly not the norm. It's often right place right time
  24. The buyer was lucky more like. I just got sick of time-wasters and low-ballers so just accepted the best offer at the time.
  25. You can. My STi was awesome, and that went for not much more than 8k
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