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Bollocks, I would be staggered if they were faster than an RS4.
 
EDIT: Or a Stagea 260RS Autech.
https://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru-history-how-they-set-2-world-records-and-13-international-records-set-same-time-video

This was in 1998, mind you. But still.

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Should mention that's in the 2 litre class

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27 minutes ago, boon said:

Bollocks, I would be staggered if they were faster than an RS4.

 

EDIT: Or a Stagea 260RS Autech.

 

Subaru probably handled better than the B5 RS4 though.

B7 RS4 is still the best RS4 they ever made though. I'm really tempted to pick one up instead of a Mazda at the moment...like, VERY TEMPTED

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9 minutes ago, Individualities said:

 

Subaru probably handled better than the B5 RS4 though.

B7 RS4 is still the best RS4 they ever made though. I'm really tempted to pick one up instead of a Mazda at the moment...like, VERY TEMPTED


The B7 is a really nice car. Like those a lot.

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In things I actually did today, oil and filter on the Legacy, and 4 out of 6 of the spark plugs. All the clips on the passenger side are really brittle, after the front one broke the clip off and I had to ziptie the plug onto the coil (arghhhhhhh!) I decided it was a S*** job anyway and I will pay someone to do the remaining 2 plugs.

 

EDIT: I also eyeballed the STI and made turbo noises in my head.

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I took both front wheels off and checked the ball joints and bushes.

everything seems tight with no play and the boots are all intact. 

Wheel weights are all still in place. 

Tires are still legal and no flat spots or bulges. 

 

Had a lot of vibration on the road going through the roadworks on SH16 and wasn’t sure it was just the road surface. 

Steering felt off as well. 

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19 minutes ago, Gripless said:

I took both front wheels off and checked the ball joints and bushes.

everything seems tight with no play and the boots are all intact. 

Wheel weights are all still in place. 

Tires are still legal and no flat spots or bulges. 

 

Had a lot of vibration on the road going through the roadworks on SH16 and wasn’t sure it was just the road surface. 

Steering felt off as well. 

 

Yeah my steering is feeling a bit off too.

First port of call once new wheels are on is full alignment and balance.

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9 hours ago, JordanfromNZ said:

The B7 is a really nice car. Like those a lot.

 

The last RS4 manual too...and that V8! Such a wonderful engine! But when the timing chain guides fail (plastic), they're a SUPER fun job (NOT).

Only one on TM that grabs me (it's not black, white or silver lol).

I'd love a Yellow one! Less than 1000 of those worldwide.

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I wanted one of those but the running costs were too high. 

There are a few DTM S4 here. Hand built but 2L turbo. Heaps have new engines as they failed and warranty replaced them all. 

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Got some inspiration from batbaruman and gave my wagon a good buff. I just used a drill, an old sponge, rag and a bolt with a bit on the end. Worked very well and cost $0.

Started with SCA liquid wax, then autohaus compound. Then used turtle wax color correct blue.

Cleaned up the interior also, took a lot longer then expected to be honest.

But it is 10x better then it was when I bought it.

Used the alloy wheel cleaner also. e37e203dcdf0aba356e7b00ccc8b6216.jpg6eb1f73b088a8cfbe5ae55ed7ba725cc.jpg

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On the weekend I got bored and bashed out the centre y collector cat.

My handy drill and  round file with a wonky end and a small diameter pipe and it was all done in no time.

Sounds a  bit better,  maybe a little be more responsive low down.

No real reason to do do this. 

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Listed my stock rev d wheels on trademe and they sold almost instantly for my buy now..

Feel like I probably should have asked for more

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Scored a whole lot of interior (steering wheel, carpet, dash pad, A-pillar trims) to replace all of these in my Legacy as they are really tatty :/

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Got some inspiration from batbaruman and gave my wagon a good buff. I just used a drill, an old sponge, rag and a bolt with a bit on the end. Worked very well and cost $0.

Started with SCA liquid wax, then autohaus compound. Then used turtle wax color correct blue.

Cleaned up the interior also, took a lot longer then expected to be honest.

But it is 10x better then it was when I bought it.

Used the alloy wheel cleaner also. e37e203dcdf0aba356e7b00ccc8b6216.jpg6eb1f73b088a8cfbe5ae55ed7ba725cc.jpg


Nice work bro, I too took a car selfie haha let’s set a new trend

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2 hours ago, Batbaruman said:

 


Nice work bro, I too took a car selfie haha let’s set a new trend emoji23.png

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my terrible car selfie

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On 27/04/2019 at 5:40 PM, Individualities said:

Took it for a *NOT* Sunday drive

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I'm gonna miss the hell out of this car. The S401 is a truly special machine

 

You selling her?

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Took my car to get a quote to fix the aircon, it was a 4 figure sum...

:kidney:

Whaaaa no way, what’s wrong with it that it’s gonna cost that much? :( install a roof scoop if that’s the case


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5 minutes ago, Batbaruman said:

Whaaaa no way, what’s wrong with it that it’s gonna cost that much? :( install a roof scoop if that’s the case

 

No heat on passenger side, just blows airconditioned air.
Need to replace the mix actuator and to do that... the whole dash needs to be removed.
Basically a full day labour on top of the part cost (approx $350 new). 😥

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geez and i thought my golf was expensive a few years ago at $2k.

 

for that a i got the whole shebang - new compressor, mixer, high pressure switch , coolant etc.

 

no need to take the dash out either.

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1 hour ago, newsuba said:

geez and i thought my golf was expensive a few years ago at $2k.

 

for that a i got the whole shebang - new compressor, mixer, high pressure switch , coolant etc.

 

no need to take the dash out either.

Yeah 4th Gen you didn't need to take the dash out... 5th Gen... well yeah... :(

Guess I'll just keep a spare hoody in the car for the front passenger :P

 

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28 minutes ago, 1randomkiwi said:

Yeah 4th Gen you didn't need to take the dash out... 5th Gen... well yeah... :(

Guess I'll just keep a spare hoody in the car for the front passenger :P

 

 

Hoping my BH just needs a regas. I have the opposite problem. Heat is fine just no nice beautiful cool air for the summer time. Still, now that we're coming into winter I can probably delay it a bit 😅

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On 1/05/2019 at 8:07 AM, TNHSTI said:

You selling her?

 

Already sold. A good friend expressed interest, and it was a no-brainer. Still get to see it round and drive it on the odd chance.

I was in 2 minds - sell and forget, or sell it to my mate.

Glad I chose to sell it to my mate! The car has a lot of memories in it for me - mainly of my Mum who passed earlier this year. We did quite a few road trips in it together for random things.

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Got the alarm removed, new ignition and key...Then full fluid change and alike, now to look at tuners to do a full check and tune..Running super rich so would love to send it somewhere for some love, was looking at PBMS but I really don't want to send it all the way to Puke and back when I live in the North Shore.

 

But is good giving the old wrx a spin after all these years.

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