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Changed out the recirc valve for a GFB one after noticing the boost fluctuating when set at high and full throttle. Apparently an evo one fits perfectly as well and they are made to hold more boost so can do that for cheaper if you can find one second hand.

Looks like it was definitely the source of the problem as it now holds boost solid all the way through the rev range.

Prob now is I hit boost cut in 3rd gear. Kind of expected with the intake and exhaust done. Guessing that was masked as the old one was leaking the boost.

So time to take it off to SAS and get the tune done and CAT removed.

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/me sighs. Bloody typical LOL

 

Replaced the power steering pump, which was still broken but wasn't the thing causing all the noise it turns out. 

It was the Alternator. Good lawdy lol. 

 

In any case, I'm still getting to the track this weekend. Even if it means stealing the alternator from the legacy while I'm at the track. LOL

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39 minutes ago, IZichard said:

Got a set of MCA suspension on the way for the GC8. Very excited 😁

Ooooooh very nice! Which ones>?

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13 minutes ago, Niran said:

Ooooooh very nice! Which ones>?

Was going to get the street performance but MCA didn’t want to supply that model to overseas customers. So I ended up getting the Street Ultimate with 7kg front and 5kg rear, which are the spring rates from the street performance for a GC8.

 

Slightly softer than @YoungOne who has 8/6k on his ultimates iirc.

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3 minutes ago, IZichard said:

Was going to get the street performance but MCA didn’t want to supply that model to overseas customers. So I ended up getting the Street Ultimate with 7kg front and 5kg rear, which are the spring rates from the street performance for a GC8.

 

Slightly softer than @YoungOne who has 8/6k on his ultimates iirc.

 

Yeah 8/6k on mine, be interested to see what you think

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11 minutes ago, YoungOne said:

 

Yeah 8/6k on mine, be interested to see what you think

Yeah after weighing the options I decided the street performance 7/5k would be best for the weekend/street driving the car does. I talked to Anthony at RSS in Auckland, paid for and ordered a set, then got an email back from Anthony saying MCA didn't want to supply them to NZ. They offered me the Ultimates with the spring rates I wanted for a very small amount more so I went with that.

 

I'm also keen to try them out on the somewhat bumpy roads around the south. If you say yours is only a little stiffer than stock with the dampening turned down I guess my setup should be close to stock albeit with less travel. I'll write up my thoughts in my garage thread once i've run them through their paces. I don't have a huge amount of experience with other aftermarket 'coilovers' other than a small amound of driving in a GGB with BC golds and the tein/hks that were in my wagon when i bought it.

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found a setting that changes the car symbol on the satnav from an arrow to a pic of my car  😂

 

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19 minutes ago, newsuba said:

found a setting that changes the car symbol on the satnav from an arrow to a pic of my car  😂

 

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Would look even better if you could change it to a pic of a Subaru though...

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thanks to the renault-nissan alliance, i can make it sound like an R35 GTR   😂

 

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30 minutes ago, newsuba said:

thanks to the renault-nissan alliance, i can make it sound like an R35 GTR   😂

 

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So assume that's just through the stereo and not some magical exhaust mode?

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yeah, it's a renault app that synthesizes sound through your stereo speakers.

 

not particularly accurate but good for a few giggles 😂

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Drove up a mountain, found a snowy carpark and did some donuts (snonuts?)

 

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21 hours ago, sobanoodle said:

Haha I made my diesel to sound like an M6 once... didn't like it much as it was a bit out of sync. 

 

my old golf gti sounded like a diesel on startup, no enhancement needed

 

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if you like great engineering, checkout the latest Harry's Garage video on youtube and feast your eyes on a billet crank for a lambo v12.

 

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48 minutes ago, Timmah said:

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Gave painting one of my calipers a crack, photo makes it look OK

Looks way too glossy for high temp paint, coats might be too thick or is the paint not dry yet? You’ll get a more uniform finish if you start with light coats and then go a little bit heavier once you’ve got something for the paint to build up on, definitely need to allow time between coats for it set though.

 

 
You could try using a sanding block over the Subaru wording if you want some contrast? Raw metal on black

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1 hour ago, Omsin said:

Looks way too glossy for high temp paint, coats might be too thick or is the paint not dry yet? You’ll get a more uniform finish if you start with light coats and then go a little bit heavier once you’ve got something for the paint to build up on, definitely need to allow time between coats for it set though.

 

 
You could try using a sanding block over the Subaru wording if you want some contrast? Raw metal on black

 

 

It's Duplicolor glossy, and yeah I did go a bit ham and the coats are too thick, but looks OK for a first timer.

 

For the Subaru writing, you're pretty dead on the money, but I will use silver paint :)

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