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On 3/4/2019 at 8:30 PM, Andy_Mac said:

Plus the good chap chucked in a free pitchstop mount as the logo stamping was done wrong so all in all a good deal I’d say :D

 

What ya gonna be doing with it/your old Hardrace one? I'm keen on either.

 

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S401's at 199150km. Getting ready for it's 200,000km oil change! Done all the other 200,000km service things over the last 5,000km or so.

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45 minutes ago, Individualities said:

 

What ya gonna be doing with it/your old Hardrace one? I'm keen on either.

 

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S401's at 199150km. Getting ready for it's 200,000km oil change! Done all the other 200,000km service things over the last 5,000km or so.

 

Probably flick one of the two off. I'll do a bit of testing with both before deciding Which one i’d rather keep. Remind me in a few weeks if I don't remember

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11 hours ago, Andy_Mac said:

 

Probably flick one of the two off. I'll do a bit of testing with both before deciding Which one i’d rather keep. Remind me in a few weeks if I don't remember

 

Make sure you install the engine and gearbox mounts and drive it before doing the pitch stop mount because it makes the engine a lot louder, transmits all the gearbox and engine noise to the firewall. I have hardrace engine and gearbox mounts they are really good then I went and put a pretty much solid nzkw pitch stop mount in, at first it sounds cool and all then I got sick of it and put the hardrace in and it’s much nicer and quiter.

@Individualities your welcome to have the nzkw one for a bargain if your into mean sounding engine and gearbox noises lol

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20 minutes ago, McMasterJamie said:

 

Make sure you install the engine and gearbox mounts and drive it before doing the pitch stop mount because it makes the engine a lot louder, transmits all the gearbox and engine noise to the firewall. I have hardrace engine and gearbox mounts they are really good then I went and put a pretty much solid nzkw pitch stop mount in, at first it sounds cool and all then I got sick of it and put the hardrace in and it’s much nicer and quiter.

@Individualities your welcome to have the nzkw one for a bargain if your into mean sounding engine and gearbox noises lol

 

Yea that's the plan. Reckon the Kein one is somewhere between the Hardrace and NZKW. 

The engine side is solidly mounted with no bush at all but the other side is has a large rubber bush which hopefully soaks up more vibrations than a poly bush.

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2 hours ago, McMasterJamie said:

@Individualities your welcome to have the nzkw one for a bargain if your into mean sounding engine and gearbox noises lol

 

No thanks on the NZKW one! Hence why I asked Andy_Mac what he's gonna do with either of them.

I'm more so wanting the Hardrace one, from what Andy has said about it previously.

I'll be going down the Hardrace engine mounts and all that when I get my EJ207 and build it.

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Well the Kein stuff is all in.

 

Cruising and WOT is good. A bit of gearbox whine but no issue with that. There is some vibrations at idle and when starting off from a stop, it sounds pretty yuck when the cranking over on the starter motor too but not the end of the world. Might have to try the Hardrace pitchstop mount again to see if that makes much difference.

 

The connected feel is amazing though, the increase in crispness coming on throttle is unbelievably different to how it feels with the stock mounts

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On 04/03/2019 at 8:59 PM, BattleSnayke said:

Spent too much $$ on Motul oils to do the engine, gearbox and diff. Decided i'm gonna keep the RA and spend some money on it. What is a decent aftermarket exhaust that isn't obnoxiously loud, but sounds good? (97 STI RA).

Depends on your budget. Cheap? Look for a muffler that doesn't have a crazy big diameter tip. $$$? Maybe get another resonator or go from say 3" to 2.75" or 2.5" at a certain point. IIRC I went from a 4" single exit STI unit on my gf8 to no tip due to it rusting out, then a dual 3.5" or 3.25" exit eBay muffler and it drones less but still sounds nice. 

 

Look for an oval shaped muffler as opposed to a round one. One with more baffles will muffle better imo.

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23 minutes ago, swamp said:

Depends on your budget. Cheap? Look for a muffler that doesn't have a crazy big diameter tip. $$$? Maybe get another resonator or go from say 3" to 2.75" or 2.5" at a certain point. IIRC I went from a 4" single exit STI unit on my gf8 to no tip due to it rusting out, then a dual 3.5" or 3.25" exit eBay muffler and it drones less but still sounds nice. 

 

Look for an oval shaped muffler as opposed to a round one. One with more baffles will muffle better imo.

 

Happy to spend $$$ on something decent, and would prefer a full system so i can keep the factory exhaust in one piece for re-sale etc.

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Went car shopping, found cars I liked, remembered why I've never bought from a dealership.

Honestly gobsmacked at how some stay in business. Not even a "Hello, can I help with anything?".
I was even asking about two particular models that I knew they had a few different cars of, but they just pointed to where they were.

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Haha yep had the same experience - certainly do not get treated as one that potentially pays their salaries, i.e. a customer. They certainly do not prefer buyers that know exactly what they want/need.

 

I found main/brand dealerships to be the most helpful (and persistent afterwords if you leave your number there). 

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On 3/10/2019 at 11:51 PM, 1randomkiwi said:

Went car shopping, found cars I liked, remembered why I've never bought from a dealership.

 

I did the same thing too, but for a motorbike.

Settled on a new Royal Enfield Continental GT. Gonna use some of my incoming inheritance for it. Such a wicked bike!

The GF is also interested in a Classic 350... so I think I scored a good one of the female side lol

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