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Old 29 January 2019, 10:31 PM
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Looks well
Im from solihull too, and we never bumper into each other? Mind you I think ive seen your car around though.
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Old 30 January 2019, 08:03 AM
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I've seen yours at TDR, but never on the road I work in Solihull, but live closer to Kings Heath.

But I suppose saying that, your car seems to spend most of its time at TDR :P
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Old 30 January 2019, 02:05 PM
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I've seen yours at TDR, but never on the road I work in Solihull, but live closer to Kings Heath.

But I suppose saying that, your car seems to spend most of its time at TDR :P
All I can say is ... midlife crisis lol. Gets driven 400 miles a year, then back to doing something to it lol.

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Old 05 February 2019, 06:30 PM
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Seems like forever since I have driven this car. I finally have it back. Having pick it up during rush hour I never really had the opportunity to test the car or try some of the power. The ride is actually reassuringly smooth and refined. The turbo spool up time has also changed, kicking in later. Although noticeable, but doesnt seem to be an issue for me. But no doubt the VF36 hybrid did spool much earlier.

The final figure on the dyno was 444.8bhp and around 370 torque. The initial run was around 431bhp. Mark was not happy with it, so made further adjustments. I am running a sard sports cat down pipe, ceramic coated. In the next 2-3 months I will be changing my downpipe and my sard one will be for sale.

Im going to drive it more in the next coming weeks. Get the feedback and possibly make adjustments to the suspension. GEO is not complete and will be getting done next week. I will also be getting the car detailed and a proper photo shoot. I also aim to track it twice this year. I dont think a Impreza is an ever finished project, I truly believe the vehicle will continue to evolve.

Credits:

Tom from Sprinting Hare JDM. Highly recommended for all supply of parts and genuine advise true advise.

Mark from TDR. For putting her altogether and putting up with all my various requests. Highly recommended for all subaru work. Top guys.

BN Europe Ltd: for supplying all the rare goodies on the car and completing the vision.


Revised spec:
Unofficial spec list:

Spec:

Engine:
Standard forged jdm 2.0 engine
6 Speed DCCD gearbox (standard)
Uprated rear differential
Custom true twin scroll Billet turbo. Using a Garret duel ball bearing core.
Turbosmart actuator
Injector Dynamics Injectors top feed 1050x
RCM induction kit
RCM parallel fuel rail kit + fpr
RCM track attack oil catch can kit
Process West top mount intercooler
Process West intercooler undertray
Original spec c battery clamp
STI oil filler cap
STI radiator cap
STI oil filter
STI red intercooler hose
Perrin crankshaft pulley
Samco coolant hose kit
Samco intake hose
Tomei stainless steel exhaust manifold – Ceramic coated
Sard sports cat downpipe – Ceramic coated
Tomei titanium cat back exhaust system
Intake blanking plate
Custom remap – by TDR Warwick Power:

Interior:
STI custom floor mats
STI titanium gear **** – Rare!
STI titanium key
Full Genuine Subaru S204 “Matt Black” dash setup with stereo blanks
Stereo and speakers removed
JDM frameless interior mirror
Original Prodrive steering wheel, fully retrimmed
HKB boss kit
Rare Sti Genome triple din gauge set
Fire extinguisher in boot

Exterior:
Speedline Type 2120 Motor sport wheels, 18x8” ET52
235/40/18 Advan AD08 R tyres
Custom down sized number plates
Genuine Subaru RA-R front grille – Rare!
Twin Hella horns in red
Rallytech 100% carbon fibre mirrors
STI wheel nuts inc locks
Full window tint
Zunsport grill black
TEIN bonnet dampers
Antenna blanking plate
Subaru wind deflectors

Suspension:
Polly Utherane bushes thoughout
Whiteline anti lift kit
KW clubsport coilovers, 2 way adjustable
Whiteline heavy duty font anti-roll bar
Whiteline heavy duty rear anti-roll bar
Whiteline heavy duty front & rear droplinks
STI front lower Yamaha damper chassis brace
STI rear upper Yamaha damper strut brace
Rear lower boot brace (strandard)
Whiteline droplink mount kit
STI carbon fibre front strut brace
Full geo alignment setup – pending

Brakes:
Front Alcon Motorsport brake calipers with custom 356mm PFC discs
Rear Alcon Motor sport brake calipers with alcon 343mm discs
Hel braided hoses black
Pagid RST3 brake pads all around

Drive-terrain:
Exedy Racing pink box clutch
Exedy Racing lightweight flywheel
STI quick/short shift lever assembly
STI Group N gearbox cradle bush kit
STI Group N pitch mount
STI Group N engine mount pair
STI Group N 6 speed gearbox mount
STI Group N gear lever support bush
STI Group N rear diff brace support
Hel braided clutch hose

Security:
Front and back black vue cameras
Smart track tracking system
Clifford cat 1 650 alarm
(I may have missed some things, will change accordingly)


Some pictures attached. They arent the best, but because its been a such a long time, you guys that are following will appreciate. Im exhausted for today and signing out. Pictures are sharp! Was using the new Huawei mate pro 20 phone. Its camera is insane.
















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Old 05 February 2019, 07:00 PM
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Beauty! I saw this yesterday when I went to drop mine off.
Are these discs part of the Alcon kit? How much did it set you back if you don't mind me asking? PM if you prefer.

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Old 05 February 2019, 07:02 PM
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Wow, what a spec sheet - you've thrown the book at that one

Some nice choices there. I could list the things I like, like tyres, suspension bits etc, but then I would be copying your list

What about the PU bushes? Is the car for road use?
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Old 05 February 2019, 07:44 PM
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Stunning H, glad you’ve got it back, the whole car just looks so right, I’d not change a thing, sits so well too.
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Old 05 February 2019, 08:09 PM
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Why does it come across like your not 100 percent happy mate
just kinda get that vibe from reading your post
car is savage btw
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Old 05 February 2019, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete View Post
Stunning H, glad you’ve got it back, the whole car just looks so right, I’d not change a thing, sits so well too.
I think your right. It does sit spot on. Happy days.

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Beauty! I saw this yesterday when I went to drop mine off.
Are these discs part of the Alcon kit? How much did it set you back if you don't mind me asking? PM if you prefer.

Its a complete Alcon motorsport brake kit all around. Front discs are custom PFC discs for a more superior performance. For the price I will me PM you lol. Mate thats a really nice shot you took there! I like!

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Why does it come across like your not 100 percent happy mate
just kinda get that vibe from reading your post
car is savage btw
Sorry mate! 18hr days takes its toll on you. I was mid-shattered while writing up, my eyes were closing lol. I am happy, but cant really provide any solid feedback, I cruised down the motorway straight home. I gave it some on the dual carriage way, yep it goes! I was just tired. I suppose im only 32 but ive been around cars all my life. Subaru is my serious passion. My daily is quicker than this lol. BUT I love subarus inside out! maybe with age excitement wears out? But im a happy chappy
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Old 05 February 2019, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bonesetter View Post
Wow, what a spec sheet - you've thrown the book at that one

Some nice choices there. I could list the things I like, like tyres, suspension bits etc, but then I would be copying your list

What about the PU bushes? Is the car for road use?
Your welcome to copy. It is for road use with occasional track use.
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I’m 51 Harry and believe me, excitement doesn’t wear of with age, well not for Subarus, the wife yes. Lol, lol.
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Old 05 February 2019, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete View Post
I’m 51 Harry and believe me, excitement doesn’t wear of with age, well not for Subarus, the wife yes. Lol, lol.
I will rule it down to just being completely exhausted. Gonna get some rest gents. Just one of those days...
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Old 26 February 2019, 12:04 PM
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Hi good morning guys and girls.

Just a catch up and update. Have the car back almost a month now. I tend to use it over the weekend if time allows. As you can imagine ive waited such a long time to finally getting close to how I actually want the vehicle, so have been driving it more often.

Feedback: This is really now a great package. It pulls in very gear insanely brutal acceleration, often bouncing off the rev limiter before straight into next gear. Personally I struggled with handling at first. The geo was not done and way out! So inorder to make the vehicle was perfect on geo setup, I added new whiteline camber bolts front and rear, including whiteline front bump steer correction kit.

Finally did the geo based on a fast road set up. A line in dudley are highly recommended. I can tell you its night and day difference! The car is now fully aligned and handles amazing, taking high speed corners for fun. As a close friend mentioned, it inspires confidence. Bare in mind this car is a great package out the factory. Its now far superior, more encouraging and the power setup is just about right. It dyno'd around 444.8bhp which im very happy with.

One of the main downfalls was the ride and handling prior to geo setup. Thats now completely taken care. I have a slight concern over down pipe as its a sard sports cat downpipe. Its potentially a tiny bit restrictive. Im a little cautious its not the best setup for this turbo. So im having a new RCM open neck straight through downpipe, will getting is ceramic coated just like the current down pipe. Current down pipe will be up for grabs just after end of march.

Im hoping with a tweek and change of downpipe with map sensor upgrade should see me closer or above 450bhp.

Future plans for now, enjoy it, track it and keep on top of the detailing side of things. If and when the engine ever decides to give up, that will be the next chapter to further evolve the power and engine.

Im happy for now and really enjoying whenever I get to take it out.
Thanks for everyone's comments, support and following.
Will upload some pictures soon.

Thanks guys.

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Old 26 February 2019, 01:54 PM
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Great write up that Harry, glad you’re enjoying the car now. I must get my GEO done and they sound very knowledgeable and professional so I may take mine to them.
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Old 26 February 2019, 01:56 PM
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Fresh updated pics Harry?

superb write up as said above glad you got it how you want it
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Old 26 February 2019, 02:19 PM
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Any graphs Harry? Great to see your happy with the car
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Old 26 February 2019, 02:46 PM
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Great write up that Harry, glad you’re enjoying the car now. I must get my GEO done and they sound very knowledgeable and professional so I may take mine to them.
Thanks. I great underestimated the difference a correct geo setup can make. Well worth it, they are 60 miles round journey for me, but worth it.

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Fresh updated pics Harry?

superb write up as said above glad you got it how you want it
Thanks. Adding some now. However will have a proper pictures coming soon.

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Any graphs Harry? Great to see your happy with the car
Will get it up at some point. Thanks
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Old 26 February 2019, 02:58 PM
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Old 26 February 2019, 03:38 PM
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Old 26 February 2019, 04:00 PM
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Any chance you have a picture of how and where your oil catch can is fitted.
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Old 26 February 2019, 04:17 PM
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nice one man! If theres no secret could u take a photo of geo printout ? Im struggling with right geo setup aswell. Thank you and car looks awesome
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Gorgeous as always!
Could you take some close up pictures of the STi gauges in the centre console during day & night time?
Has the aftermarket coolant sensor been fitted on the alloy pipe above the engine block or have you cut the radiator hose and fitted one of these?

I have bought a Defi DIN gauge myself as I prefer analogue gauges compared to a TFT but I am not a fan of fitting a coolant temp sensor using either of the above mentioned methods hence considering a gauge that can read the coolant temperature from the OBD port such as a Greddy Informeter.
Argh, decisions decisions!
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Evening. I just wondered if anyone had experience with cae shifters? Truth since I have discovered them, I have fallen in love with it. Its so unique and work of art. Any thoughts gents? I was thinking either going for a silver with red **** or black anodised with red ****?




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Originally Posted by harry007 View Post
Evening. I just wondered if anyone had experience with cae shifters? Truth since I have discovered them, I have fallen in love with it. Its so unique and work of art. Any thoughts gents? I was thinking either going for a silver with red **** or black anodised with red ****?
Hello... I have one installed on my Spec C, great bits of kit..!





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I’d go for black anodised and the blue **** as in pics Harry it looks anabolic

is this piece of kit just for track purposes or beneficial for road use aswell?

black **** looks well indeed

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Old 03 March 2019, 10:26 AM
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Hello... I have one installed on my Spec C, great bits of kit..!




DROOL. That looks lovely!!! couple of questions if I may:

How did the installation go?
truly whats it like? did it take a while getting used to it?
and do you use for track purpose only?

Zany im still stuck on colour setup, im going round in circles. Silver with red **** or black with red ****.

Thanks
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Installation is pretty straightforward, I installed it one evening on my own. The hardest part is removing the gear linkage roll pin due to the limited access.
Takes a little while to get used to but it’s perfectly useable on the road and it provides a much more positive shift.
its real benefits are on track where it really shines offering a better position and more precise shifting.

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Old 03 March 2019, 11:22 AM
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Harry I would go with the black instead of the silver as it’ll go well with the stealth black centre console and the red **** that’s your choice

the black limited prodrive **** you have will go nicely for that propr rally feel


if it was me I’d put the toshi arai black **** on or alternatively the titanium sti item as it feels like your gonna break the chickens neck in your hands wen changing gear a real aggressive feel

if they can go on that is

i might just just go down this route myself in the summers as it looks mental and precise shifting is half the battle won just as the mportabt as the tyres that are the only contact between you and 5he road

Harry yaar waiting for these nice pics promised
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