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Old 05 October 2018, 05:10 PM
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The wheels are only available from Subaru in "Lusteric silver" so any other colour has been done by an owner.


Ah perfect , thanks again mate
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Old 05 October 2018, 07:02 PM
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That's a shame as mine need a refurb and I was hoping they were oem
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Couple of bits done this weekend. Finally got around to fixing the stereo surround (or lack of) thats been bugging me.

before:


During:



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WTF!! serious bodge job.


Added some standard STi bling


And let her breath a little more freely


or a lot more freely as the old one was crammed with bits of straw.
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Old 22 October 2018, 03:35 PM
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Superb job on the stereo rusti
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Old 22 October 2018, 06:15 PM
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Superb job on the stereo rusti
Thanks Zany, weird that someone would spend loads of cash on a stereo and not bother with the 10 quid fascia!
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Old 22 October 2018, 08:55 PM
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Stereo looks much better! Dose it sound better over OEM?

I have the factory sat nav and it sounds absolutely terrible! Pondering if to ditch it for one of those Apple car plays.
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I didn't install it mate but certainly in all other scoobs I've had it has made a big improvement.
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Old 29 October 2018, 01:53 PM
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Over the weekend I went to put in the rear crossmember mount insert bushing kit - KDT902 and it didnt really get off the ground. The bolt heads are in poor condition so I think this ones going to be a garage job. Its clear form the picture they need doing though.


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Old 29 November 2018, 11:50 AM
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Been bad at updates, so here goes. The weather has meant the Whiteline bushes have still not gone in yet which is annoying, however the dealer I bought the car from had fitted new discs and pads but I started getting bad vibration under breaking so these got bought to replace them. Godspeed disks and Project MU pads. The difference is huge much better bite when compared to the rubbish Pagid kit that was taken off.

The vibration has almost gone now, however there is still some so further investigation is needed.



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Old 29 November 2018, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Rusti View Post
Been bad at updates, so here goes. The weather has meant the Whiteline bushes have still not gone in yet which is annoying, however the dealer I bought the car from had fitted new discs and pads but I started getting bad vibration under breaking so these got bought to replace them. Godspeed disks and Project MU pads. The difference is huge much better bite when compared to the rubbish Pagid kit that was taken off.

The vibration has almost gone now, however there is still some so further investigation is needed.
The NS 400 look like a great option for a road car and you can't go wrong with Godspeed discs
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Old 30 November 2018, 03:38 PM
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Thanks Abbas, I am hoping to get the lower bar you sold me fitted this weekend as well.
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Originally Posted by Rusti View Post
Thanks Abbas, I am hoping to get the lower bar you sold me fitted this weekend as well.
You really need to fit the sti chassis strengthening kit and top brace with the lower brace, to complete the circle; otherwise the flex is transferred to where you don't want it. I ran the top flexi bar alone for a year, and really didn't feel any benefit. Ignore me if you already have the other parts ( the lower strengthening kit is the most important partner for your brace)
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Old 03 December 2018, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by hedgecutter View Post
You really need to fit the sti chassis strengthening kit and top brace with the lower brace, to complete the circle; otherwise the flex is transferred to where you don't want it. I ran the top flexi bar alone for a year, and really didn't feel any benefit. Ignore me if you already have the other parts ( the lower strengthening kit is the most important partner for your brace)
Great advice, Thanks. I dont have either at the moment, I am assuming that the top strut brace would need to be the STi one rather than anything else for each item to compliment each other?
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Old 03 December 2018, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Rusti View Post
Great advice, Thanks. I dont have either at the moment, I am assuming that the top strut brace would need to be the STi one rather than anything else for each item to compliment each other?
Yes.




There is a big difference between "solid"


and "Flexi"


when combined with the other two parts.
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Don, have to say, that is one of the nicest engine bays I have seen. It's a work of art, well done.
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Old 03 December 2018, 11:41 AM
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It is indeed a work of art. Don which did you settle with in the end, solid or flexi?
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Old 03 December 2018, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Rusti View Post
It is indeed a work of art. Don which did you settle with in the end, solid or flexi?
Thanks but not looking so clean at the moment


The full STI Performance Package including the rear pillowball lateral links and pillowball rear subframe supports






The outer bearing in the rear hub for the main lateral arm is an OEM pillowball from the get go.




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Old 25 February 2019, 01:46 PM
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Quick update, with the weather being better I finally swapped out the Gear Lever Support Bush for the STI - Group N Uprated Gear Lever Support Bush - ST35036ST000



Flexible lower bar bought from Abbas also fitted, STI - Flexible Lower Arm Bar - ST20512ZR010



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Old 25 February 2019, 02:44 PM
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Nice work!
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Old 25 February 2019, 03:30 PM
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Thanks Andy, I couldnt believe how soft the support bush is, its made a massive difference bearing in mind I already have poly shifter bushes, God knows how sloppy it would have been with the OEM parts!
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Old 25 February 2019, 03:47 PM
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Thanks Andy, I couldnt believe how soft the support bush is, its made a massive difference bearing in mind I already have poly shifter bushes, God knows how sloppy it would have been with the OEM parts!
I really need to do all the shifter bush upgrades to mine eventually. Mine still feels like new, but even then I know what an improvement these make over standard. Really good upgrades.

How low does the lower brace hang from the ground then? Any potential scraping issues on speed humps?
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Old 25 February 2019, 03:54 PM
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I havent noticed any issues, however my car is standard height. That said it isn't much below sump height so if I was hitting that I would be more worried about other things. As with all STi parts it was a tidy install.

That particular bush is probably the easiest to install, it certainly was for me, mainly because youre not trying to squeeze it into anything like you are with the other shifter bushes.
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Old 25 February 2019, 05:11 PM
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Old 09 April 2019, 09:01 AM
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As already posted in the hatch thread, The car is showing the classic signs of head gasket failure, I have spoken to Alan Jeffery who couldn't have been more helpful and decided that the gaskets need doing. This meant it was also time to look at forging the 2.5 engine, so the car is off to Engine Tuner tomorrow to start the work.

More updates to follow.
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As already posted in the hatch thread, The car is showing the classic signs of head gasket failure, I have spoken to Alan Jeffery who couldn't have been more helpful and decided that the gaskets need doing. This meant it was also time to look at forging the 2.5 engine, so the car is off to Engine Tuner tomorrow to start the work.

More updates to follow.
Oh mate that's really annoying. I hadn't seen this in the hatch thread. Gutting.

At least it's going to Alyn and you know it's going to be perfect when you get it back. Good choice.

Also, good job you've still got the Foz to drive around then!
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Old 09 April 2019, 09:41 AM
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Thanks Andy, yeah you're right silver lining and all that!

Still cant understand why she hasn't sold but will be very useful whilst the hatch is at ET.
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At least after the initial pain you'll have a forged ET built hatch. Lucky man!

What engine spec are you going for? CDB or std?
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If funds allow closed deck, I can only see me wanting to get to about 400 as its a daily so not going crazy with the build, however a closed deck build will also increase the value imo.
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Old 09 April 2019, 10:04 AM
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If funds allow closed deck, I can only see me wanting to get to about 400 as its a daily so not going crazy with the build, however a closed deck build will also increase the value imo.
I agree, if possible go CDB on it. That's the only thing mine is missing, which I'm sure at some point will be done along the line with another engine build.
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Did you stick with 11mm studs or go bigger?

I am thinking of just going for uprated 11mm as with the right ones they should be good for about 450 bhp
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