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WOW did you trip off a second story building or something!
Haha tell me about it bro just yell on concrete and the way I fell somehow did it. Was sitting on the ground for 2 hours waiting for an ambulance haha

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Hey Y'all @SAS is doing a trip up from Christchurch to Auckland either this weekend or next to come pick up this WRX STi shell of mine and has a spare spot on his trailer coming up the country.

 

Cost is $450. Cheers.

 

EDIT: Wrong thread sorry.

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I'm late to the party but 

I'm no mechanic but an avid youtube and Internet researcher and will admit a strong jdm bias

I'd say German engineering and design is about building the best using cutting edge innovation, new tech, different materials (plastic intake manifolds, x amount of computers, etc etc) 

 

Japanese - what can last beyond service intervals, price and affordability, ease of service. 

 

Course as things progress over the years lines get blurred as manufacturers aim higher. Case in point Toyota being bulletproof in the 80s/90s to a few older mechanics giving me sheepish looks when I ask what kind of modern cars can live past 300xxx km with ease like the old Corollas. 

 

So therefore with good maintenance high ks is not too important. 

 

But I'd say jdm better at higher km, though I've only done about 100,000km in owning 5 Japanese cars, all but one over 190km and 1980-2000 MY. No euros, yet 🤔

 

Edit: watched your video and must say your rs7 sounds nice. Bet it sounds even nicer on downshifts, cracks n pops n all. 

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Well, I haaaave sold my black GC8 shell to @SAS aka Richard, to be turned into a rally car. 

He's taken down my STi headers, my holset and downpipe with twin wastegates and make me up a naaaaice twinscroll twisted turbo setup. I am much excited. 

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Cheers @swamp !

The RS4 is an amazing machine. I mean the crazy thing is, its a $160k car that has depreciated so much, just about the average Joe can buy one now. Albeit hopefully not having to encounter any crazy maintenance costs! 

 

In the car with windows down, revving to 8000rpm, hearing the angry v8 sing. Its pretty dam amazing!

 

Still i'm too scared of RS4 maintenance costs, and can't afford both cars, so will be selling it before my 800hp build is done sadly. Glad to have experienced such a cool car though!

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1 hour ago, Niran said:

Cheers @swamp !

The RS4 is an amazing machine. I mean the crazy thing is, its a $160k car that has depreciated so much, just about the average Joe can buy one now. Albeit hopefully not having to encounter any crazy maintenance costs! 

 

In the car with windows down, revving to 8000rpm, hearing the angry v8 sing. Its pretty dam amazing!

 

Still i'm too scared of RS4 maintenance costs, and can't afford both cars, so will be selling it before my 800hp build is done sadly. Glad to have experienced such a cool car though!

 

 

Wait, 800HP? Thought you said you were gonna go for 450-500KW? Not 600 hahaha.

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1 hour ago, Niran said:

Still i'm too scared of RS4 maintenance costs, and can't afford both cars, so will be selling it before my 800hp build is done sadly. Glad to have experienced such a cool car though!

 

$5k for front pads and discs on these :) 

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6 minutes ago, RaKid said:

 

$5k for front pads and discs on these :) 

 

Yup this is one of the many reasons! 

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there are plenty of cheaper after market options 😄

no cheap way to do the intake carbon clean though.

 

 

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Pulled the heads last night, and found the full extent of the damage:
 
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Block will need sleeved, and I'd say 4 new pistons, hoping the rods and crank are salvageable... 
 
 
 
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5 minutes ago, Andy_Mac said:

@Technikhaus rough. What's the plan for heads?

 

Might have sorted some V3 WRX heads, so not quite as nice, but it'll do the job. 
Unsure if the engine will be going back into this car though, may re-shell into a road car, as I'm not getting a lot of use out of it as a rally car.

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On 4/03/2020 at 7:27 PM, Andy_Mac said:

So i did a thing today...
 

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Congrats! Heard awesome things about the GR chassis. Looking forward to following 

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59 minutes ago, cnicolson said:

Congrats! Heard awesome things about the GR chassis. Looking forward to following 

 

It's instantly a very different beast to the Legacy. The shorter gears really help keep it alive. 

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Won an auction a few weeks back on Trademe for a Legacy steering wheel for $1. Total $11 shipped. 
Only wanted it for the steering wheel controls, crazy how much some people want for those!
Installed them on the STI yesterday. Still need to source a 3 wire brake switch to enable Cruise control, and need to find the Remote input cable for the Kenwood head unit then can finally have steering wheel controls running.

Thankfully the plugs were the same, so they just plugged right in and bolted right up.

 

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[mention=19941]Technikhaus[/mention] Not sure if it's just me but those pics don't seem to work? 
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Yea see them from your image but not the originals. Lame iOS issue I assume. 

 

Edit: Scratch that, working now. Think it was cause I was on a hospital WiFi so they block some sharing sites.

 

@Technikhaus Interested to see how you go. Tried to add the audio ones to mine the other day but It didn't quite go as planned. From my understanding the HU should have been able to work it out without a separate interpreter module but it didn't so still not sure if it was the wires I got wrong or whether it really did need the module.
The remote wires came out of the roll connector but didn't make it as far as the HU as those slots are empty on the main audio connectors.

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@Andy_Mac Will let you know if we find the cable and get it hooked up. 
I found a video on Youtube of an aussie guy doing on a legacy/outback and he just went to the steering column and cut the wires where it comes out of there and ran them across to the head unit. So I'll probably look at the same if the plug doesn't have it there :)

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4 minutes ago, Technikhaus said:

@Andy_Mac Will let you know if we find the cable and get it hooked up. 
I found a video on Youtube of an aussie guy doing on a legacy/outback and he just went to the steering column and cut the wires where it comes out of there and ran them across to the head unit. So I'll probably look at the same if the plug doesn't have it there :)


Cool. That was what I did at the steering column but for all I know I could have been using the wrong wires. 

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Well after an hour or so with a super crappy multi-meter, I found the wires, cut up an old 3.5-RCA lead and guessed the wiring for the head uni 3.5mm remote in. 
And success!
 

I feel so dirty doing it this way, but all my tools are at my workshop and I can't get there with the lock-down. so for now it's twisted and taped. 

 

 

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Crappy video:

 

 

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Excellent. So blue and red are the ones you used on the connector on the column just past the roll connector? Can't remember which one tried so might have to pull it all apart again to try.

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