jsan083

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Hi,

I'm looking at purchasing this wagon and I'm no mechanic therefore would like your thoughts on the mods the car has, and what I should be looking for.

I never owned anything that has this much mods and power. He says its 250KW low boost and 300KW high boost, and tuned at WRC developments down in hawkes bay area.

Look forward to your feedback.

Link: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1134788060

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He say he got some receipts but the person who built it did it as a side job so no receipt for labour. And he has dyno papers which he is still to send me. Not sure if the engine builder is on here but his name is subi man on facebook, and name is Brian I think. anyone know him?

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 Andy_Mac said:
AKA Brian Manning. Arne or Clint may have something usefull to say about him.

oh mint, thanks.

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Also it has had a gearbox rebuild but only to factory spec, so would the gearbox hold up to that much power for long?

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 jsan083 said:
Also it has had a gearbox rebuild but only to factory spec, so would the gearbox hold up to that much power for long?

Only if you drive it like a nana..

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 evowrx said:
Love to see the dyno sheet.

I will upload once he sends them to me. U know much about the engine builder?

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 jsan083 said:
Hmm thats no good then

Some people can make these boxes survive with high power and torque..

Other people can"t seem to keep the box in one peice with standard power..

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would be a sick looking cars if the homie chromies were scrapped. If you get serious i would book it in for a full pre-purchase check at you local tuning company. might set you back say 100-150 but they will check absolutely everything, with a non-biased look. I personally would be very careful buying a car with so many mods/power etc... its more the fact of proof of installation by a professional, not just the purchase of the parts.

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Yeah i plan to get vtnz to check it out before purchase. I was thinking of getting compression test as well from subaru dealer there.

Yeah the wheels are alright lol might sell and get other wheels or use the ones on my car now.

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And he has no receipts for labour so wanted to know if someone could back the work of Brian Manning, from previous post thats the engine builder

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 jsan083 said:
And he has no receipts for labour so wanted to know if someone could back the work of Brian Manning, from previous post thats the engine builder

fair call. IMO i wouldn't go to VTNZ... i would get someone with a trained eye on modified performance cars to look at it. I see your in Auckland so im sure someone like PBMS offers a pre-purchase service.

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 hunter951 said:
would be a sick looking cars if the homie chromies were scrapped.

If the rims were 17" and painted a dark bronze, I'd be drooling.

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 hunter951 said:
fair call. IMO i wouldn't go to VTNZ... i would get someone with a trained eye on modified performance cars to look at it. I see your in Auckland so im sure someone like PBMS offers a pre-purchase service.

The cars in hastings so it would have to be somewhere over there. I called subaru and they recommended vtnz lol as it was more comprehensive.

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Unless you are prepared to spend $$$ on maintenance and can work on it yourself... walk away.

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I'm with loner on this... if you don't have enough experience with this sort of thing to make the call yourself (hahahahhaha VTNZ hahahahhahahahahah they will just be like oooooooh its very modified) then you're going to have a **** time owning it because every time something goes wrong you can't just jump on clubsub and ask about it because the car is essentially bespoke.

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Seems like a nice car..

Brian (engine builder) has been on clubsub for a good number of years..

Components used are of high quality and recognised brands..

Same old same old,go for a good long drive in it before buying and make sure everything works properly..

Contact WRC and discuss their input re tuning problems etc..

Then decide if you want to own what could be a temperamental highly strung car that you could end up hating..

Or a good well built and balanced car that will put a smile on your dial every time you drive it and love it..

Price is about right for what it is..

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Yeah he wants 10k actually without the service and retune. So its quite cheap. I will try contact the tuners and see if they have anything to say. All he has given me so far is a receipt for the link ecu. Waiting on other receipts and dyno papers.

He is going to meet me at rotorua if i do agree on purchase so thats a decent drive for the car.

Im 50/50 on purchase as no real proof yet and with the fact it may end up being a headache

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So its making 300wkw and needs a retune? Interested to see the plot and know what the turbo is t3/t4 means squat. If it is a ta3410 or similar its probably laggy. Best bet keep what you have imo.

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 evowrx said:
So its making 300wkw and needs a retune? Interested to see the plot and know what the turbo is t3/t4 means squat. If it is a ta3410 or similar its probably laggy. Best bet keep what you have imo.

Well he reckons the retunes just for buyers peace of mind. I'll wait and see what proof he has and still waiting on the dyno results from him.

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Hell, If all is good and the thing has any integrity, it is an awesome car. But... Weekend worrier or daily? wheels arnt even that bad, they are not chrome.... TM auction is down so cant look at pics again but looked like Rotiform NUE's, would look sick if the photos were taken on something better than a potato in some decent light.

Edit, quick Internet troll and yip Rotiforms, not my personal favorite but still not bad wheels.

If you rely on it and cant fix it though screw dailying it.

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