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Old 15 December 2016, 01:34 PM
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I'm on my 3rd R32 GTR. My first was a V-Spec II back in 2005, which was followed a couple of years later by a highly modified R32 GTR imported direct from Japan. I then had an absence of 8 years until a year ago when I acquired my current R32 GTR.

I had a Legacy Turbo back in the late '90s and have often had a craving for an Impreza, and was very close to getting an S202 last year but the Skyline came up and I just couldn't say no.

I've always had a thing for the S202, and a Yellow one would be the ultimate, but it's got to be factory standard.

I'm in no hurry, so I'll wait and see what comes up.
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Old 18 December 2016, 10:22 PM
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Bug Spec C RA, Single scroll and proper fun.
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Old 18 December 2016, 11:33 PM
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very nice fella
btw anychance anyone cud give me quick idiots guide to the difference in these models ,ra, s202 etc???
are these jap dom mark only are they ???? more power ??? or wot , sorry for my ignorance
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Old 19 December 2016, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by fattaffracingco View Post
very nice fella
btw anychance anyone cud give me quick idiots guide to the difference in these models ,ra, s202 etc???
are these jap dom mark only are they ???? more power ??? or wot , sorry for my ignorance
To be honest you're better off looking at

www.type-ra.com

As that's about the best source for information on JDM models.
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Old 20 December 2016, 02:51 PM
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thanks ty
I think yer right , there doesn't seem to be much activity on here these days , not like it was a year ago eh ? dunno I cud be wrong
how many imprezas is it now ty ? wots the magic number ?
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Old 20 December 2016, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by fattaffracingco View Post
thanks ty
I think yer right , there doesn't seem to be much activity on here these days , not like it was a year ago eh ? dunno I cud be wrong
how many imprezas is it now ty ? wots the magic number ?
9 or 10 Subaru models? I've lost count now.
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Old 23 December 2016, 09:19 AM
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bloody hell ty ! u got it bad
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Old 05 January 2017, 07:06 PM
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So I've got a mapping session with Richard @ FB Tuning coming up, Richard will fit a new fuel pump, set of spark plugs plus a 3 port boost solenoid before mapping the car.

I've heard nothing but good things about Richard and his attention to detail, quality of work and mapping skills - a sort of one stop shop if you like, the only thing being the trip to Buckinghamshire but it's not that much further than Swindon in all reality.
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Old 06 January 2017, 03:13 PM
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Let me know how you get on Ty i will need a mapper soon hopefully.
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Old 06 January 2017, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 53 View Post
Good stuff
Thanks Stu, he's come very highly recommended.

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Let me know how you get on Ty i will need a mapper soon hopefully.
I will do Dave, I know that Ryan has had his car mapped by Rich previously and only the fact that he doesn't map Syvecs yet means that Ryan couldn't get his car mapped by Rich.

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Rich has mapped a few cars for me, S202 and V2 WRX most recently

Looking into ECULABS for my SF5 with Rich this year too.

Does all my mechanicals that I need doing he really is very good.
He must be good then, I know how fussy you can be.
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Old 06 January 2017, 06:09 PM
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Old 06 January 2017, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jayallen View Post
Thanks, they love me although I prefer Pistonheads for a better class of buyer.

Your car is coming on well.


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Old 08 January 2017, 12:33 PM
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wot sort of power are u looking for ty ?
btw its nice in the shire of Buckingham at this time of year
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Old 08 January 2017, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by fattaffracingco View Post
wot sort of power are u looking for ty ?
btw its nice in the shire of Buckingham at this time of year
I'd think somewhere from 320-340bhp with similar torque, I could get up to 360bhp with a decat exhaust system.

I want to keep it as original as I can along with no hassle at MOT test time as well.
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Old 08 January 2017, 02:38 PM
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Got any pics of your gtr bud ?
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Old 16 January 2017, 09:44 PM
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that is one mighty fine Spec C Type RA you got there mate...... Beautiful example
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Old 17 January 2017, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jaywin80 View Post
that is one mighty fine Spec C Type RA you got there mate...... Beautiful example
Thanks, she's not perfect by any means - she's slowly getting there and will be more or less done to my satisfaction before summer arrives.
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Ru in Crickhowell Saturday morning Ty ?
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Ru in Crickhowell Saturday morning Ty ?
I don't think so Dave, nothing planned anyway.
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Old 17 January 2017, 07:08 PM
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Still can't believe this isnt for sale yet
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Old 17 January 2017, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by The Pink Ninja View Post
Still can't believe this isnt for sale yet
Cheeky sod, my Focus RS lasted for over a year.
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Old 17 January 2017, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Cannon Fodder View Post
Thanks, she's not perfect by any means - she's slowly getting there but will be more or less be sold before summer arrives.
Just fixed that for you Ty...
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Old 17 January 2017, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by jayallen View Post
Just fixed that for you Ty...
Thanks for that, do you want to buy a big boys car to replace your Crashcry?
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Originally Posted by Cannon Fodder View Post
Thanks for that, do you want to buy a big boys car to replace your Crashcry?
Pipe down or I'll get Ang to tell you off again!
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Old 17 January 2017, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jayallen View Post
Pipe down or I'll get Ang to tell you off again!
I'm not cheesing off a Welsh woman, their vicious creatures when angered as you'll find out when the ring is in place.
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Old 28 January 2017, 08:53 AM
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So I took the car up to FB Tuning yesterday for a service and mapping session, it had the below work carried out :

Engine oil and filter changed
Coolant changed
Spark plugs changed
Walbro 255lph fuel pump fitted
JTi 3 port boost solenoid fitted

We did find some issues with the car which were resolved by Rich, these being:

Throttle body hose clamp snapped which would have caused a boost leak.

Bottom radiator hose was sealed with sealant, this had to be carefully removed as the last thing you want is for it to end up in the coolant system.

The spark plugs were so lose in the heads that they only me to be removed by gentle finger pressure.

The car is though in very good overall health and responded very well to the mapping session, Richard showed me before the mapping how much the engine ECU had retarded the timing because of the UK fuel in use. It was really restricting the power and now the car feels a lot smoother, responsive and pulls really hard until the turbo runs out of puff.

More power could have been got by fitting a deresonated centre section plus an uprated turbo wastegate actuator but I'm happy with it as it is now, I don't want to take the car too far away from the factory spec.

I know that FB Tuning aren't exactly local but I'd wholeheartedly recommend Richard to anyone, you won't be disappointed with the results.



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Old 28 January 2017, 08:59 AM
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#cannonfooder what was he like working with mate ? i wanna book mine in with him myself.
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Old 28 January 2017, 09:12 AM
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Brilliant, he answered all my many questions and nothing was rushed and he showed me everything that he did.

Definitely worth the money, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 28 January 2017, 09:20 AM
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Good stuff. For the price he charges and from his reputation on here, sounds like unmade a good choice.
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Old 28 January 2017, 11:53 AM
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Good work.

Love the S203 next to it, is it a member's on here?
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