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Old 04 March 2017, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by fattaffracingco View Post
oooh this is gonna look great , I'm partial to a little bit of pink and all
sink the pink baby lol
You're absolutely correct, there's nothing like a bit of pink.

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They are so quick that if you order on the Wednesday before a bank holiday, you will sometimes avoid the duty; I lucked out on an sti flexible strut brace, no vat or duty!
I'd never be that lucky.
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Old 05 March 2017, 09:13 AM
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[QUOTE=Cannon Fodder;11920263]Well the likely cause of the suspension clonking has been identified as the driver's side wishbone rear bush. So I've ordered a set of STi Group N bushes from Advanced Automotive in Bristol which should be with me next week.

Plus I've ordered some further STi goodies from Japanparts.com whilst my wallet was taking a bashing.






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Old 05 March 2017, 09:48 PM
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You'll learn to have some patience in time.
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Old 06 March 2017, 07:44 PM
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I got the balance of my order today from japanparts.com, there's nothing like a bit of STi pink to brighten up your day.

So now to get them fitted, and then get the geometry alignment redone.

Plus as it's off the road I'm also going to get the frunt and rear bumpers repainted due to stone chips on the front bumper and the rear bumper is marked due to a clumsy previous owner.

The rear carbon spoiler is also being relacquered as the lacquer has gone slightly 'milky' due to sun exposure, they even warn you of this happening in the owner's handbook.
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Originally Posted by 53 View Post
Measure the bar Ty All looks Stitastic
I hadn't forgotten honest.

It's in work so I'll get it done tomorrow.
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Old 06 March 2017, 08:10 PM
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Cheers Ty Was it all wrapped and delivered in good condition ?
As you see it there, it was secured to the inside of the box with heavy duty tape.
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Old 06 March 2017, 09:09 PM
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very nice
what bout arb holders are you keeping same?
I was thinking of the whiteline items for mine when I do the underneath in summers
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Yes the bushes and anti roll bar clamps and the other hardware is reused.
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Old 07 March 2017, 08:55 PM
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The parts look delicious do you alteady have a date for fitment ?
Had you have done any underbody protection to your spec c ?
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Old 07 March 2017, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Ej2inside View Post
The parts look delicious do you alteady have a date for fitment ?
Had you have done any underbody protection to your spec c ?
Possibly this weekend, yes the underside was fully undersealed after arrival in the UK.






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Ohhh man, this looks so good, i love to see cars from this age in a condition like that. This proofs passion from the owner. Is this treatment done from a special company or product ?
Hope my new spec c will be in a similar condition underneath
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Originally Posted by Ej2inside View Post
Ohhh man, this looks so good, i love to see cars from this age in a condition like that. This proofs passion from the owner. Is this treatment done from a special company or product ?
Hope my new spec c will be in a similar condition underneath
It was done prior to the first UK owner taking ownership of the car (I'm the second UK owner), I believe that Hurst Cars had it done. It's a clear product and very good.
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I am looking forward to seeing this thing in the tin, I love the Impreza specials.

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Originally Posted by Cannon Fodder View Post
It was done prior to the first UK owner taking ownership of the car (I'm the second UK owner), I believe that Hurst Cars had it done. It's a clear product and very good.
It looks like how Hurst cars prepare their cars, they spray clear wax I think.
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So the front and rear bumpers are off the car for painting so I thought it would give me the opportunity to clean areas of the car you normally can't get to or do.

It surprised me the amount of crud trapped behind the bumpers, I knew it might be dirty but I didn't expect it this bad.

So it's nice and clean in those areas now, I knew they go for weight saving on the Spec C but have a look at the front bumper crash bar and compare it to the standard STi item.












Plus some pics of the freshly painted front and rear bumpers, with the fog lamp covers and front bumper winglets.













There's nothing like the high gloss finish on freshly painted bumpers.
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Originally Posted by evil.soup View Post
I am looking forward to seeing this thing in the tin, I love the Impreza specials.​​​​​​​
Thanks Ian, once we have the next run sorted I'll give you the grand tour.

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It looks like how Hurst cars prepare their cars, they spray clear wax I think.
It's a good quality product and does it's job very well.
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Looking good cannon fodder
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Originally Posted by Cannon Fodder View Post
So the front and rear bumpers are off the car for painting so I thought it would give me the opportunity to clean areas of the car you normally can't get to or do.

It surprised me the amount of crud trapped behind the bumpers, I knew it might be dirty but I didn't expect it this bad.

So it's nice and clean in those areas now, I knew they go for weight saving on the Spec C but have a look at the front bumper crash bar and compare it to the standard STi item.












Plus some pics of the freshly painted front and rear bumpers, with the fog lamp covers and front bumper winglets.













There's nothing like the high gloss finish on freshly painted bumpers.
Superb!
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Looking good cannon fodder
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Superb!
Thanks, she's getting there and soon she'll be as I want her.
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So today saw the fitment of the front and rear bumpers plus trims etc, the car will have it's MOT test this forthcoming week, and the suspension goodies will be fitted with the geometry alignment to be done after that.














Having seen the pics I definitely need to get better sized number plates as they look odd especially the front plate.
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once again ty, very very nice
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Originally Posted by fattaffracingco View Post
once again ty, very very nice
Thanks.
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Ohhhh, 5 Pages Ty ! half way there buddy

Looking fresh after a lick of paint. !!
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Originally Posted by GIBZY View Post
Ohhhh, 5 Pages Ty ! half way there buddy

Looking fresh after a lick of paint. !!
6 pages now, only 4 to go.

It's been more modified than I originally planned though.


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I am Page 6......SLAMBER here we come !!!
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Originally Posted by GIBZY View Post
I am Page 6......SLAMBER here we come !!!
It's surprising how much the traffic and posts have dropped off in the Welsh section, compared to how it used to be.

I know the SWS Facebook page is quite busy but not everyone uses Facebook, shame really to see the Welsh section slowly die off.
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Today saw the fitment of the STi rear suspension goodies, plus the intercooler hose and header tank cap.

So next is to get the suspension geometry put back to factory settings, I'm looking forward to seeing the improvement in the handling.














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Great to see the parts fitted... I call this a tech **** for real !
Hope to get my car soon to start with the build, this leaves me want for more
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Originally Posted by Ej2inside View Post
Great to see the parts fitted... I call this a tech **** for real !
Hope to get my car soon to start with the build, this leaves me want for more
Thanks, the STi parts are very nice it's just a pity (for my wallet that is) that they weren't factory standard items, instead of retaining the standard STi model items.

Good luck with your car, it's a very slippery slope when you start spending.
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Originally Posted by Cannon Fodder View Post
Yes it is the Preseli Mountains, I love that road from Haverfordwest to Eglwyswrw it's a really nice stretch of road.
i probly passed you some time as i use that road alot
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