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Old 04 October 2004, 12:10 AM
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are'nt the rear discs the same as the bug eyes? as they have the 2pot rears

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Originally Posted by FASTER MIKE!!
are'nt the rear discs the same as the bug eyes? as they have the 2pot rears

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I'm probably wrong but I think the handbreak set up is different
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Hi There

Sorry for the slight hijack... but I have just bought a V5 Type R and could do with a bit of advice really...

I do quite a lot of miles and usually need to fill up every couple of days, so Im just concerned about being caught short IE running out of octane boost.

Is it worth getting it mapped for UK fuel, if so, will it have any impact on performance... improve it/make it worse?

Also, I notice its got an induction kit on it, would it be wise to replace the MAF just as a precaution and put the original airbox back on.. also, do you think a Knocklink and AFR monitor would be a sensible addidition?

I wont be picking it up for about 2 weeks.... its gonna be a very looooong two weeks!!

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Old 04 October 2004, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cactus jim
dont buy a blue one, try this instead, break from the norm, for sale now.....

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Very nice mate!

There's just something about the blue though...
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Old 04 October 2004, 10:13 PM
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jay if you've got a version 5 you can get it tek'd so you can get it mapped for uk fuel and a bit more think its around 700 but atleast you don't need to faf about with octain booster, so you'll save in the long run.
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I do quite a lot of miles and usually need to fill up every couple of days
you'll be filling up even more then with a type r
where did you get it from?

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Originally Posted by FASTER MIKE!!

you'll be filling up even more then with a type r
where did you get it from?

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Hi Mike,

Oh great!
Well, dont suppose I bought it to get good MPG!

I have bought it from Mackay Trading... bit of a pain in the @ss to deal with and quite pricey but they have the car I want... really good spec, I have since been informed that theres a good chance its a RA or V-Ltd due to the roof vent? Any thoughts?

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Originally Posted by Jay_bee
Hi Mike,

Oh great!
Well, dont suppose I bought it to get good MPG!

I have bought it from Mackay Trading... bit of a pain in the @ss to deal with and quite pricey but they have the car I want... really good spec, I have since been informed that theres a good chance its a RA or V-Ltd due to the roof vent? Any thoughts?

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I thought the Type R and the Type RA are the same car.. except the R being 3 door and the RA being 5 door..! I'm guessing it could well be a V-Ltd due to the roof vent! The V-Ltd should have a little plaque stating its number /1000! Should be at the bottom of the centre console!

Please quote me if i'm wrong!

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Originally Posted by ScoobyLee
I thought the Type R and the Type RA are the same car.. except the R being 3 door and the RA being 5 door..! I'm guessing it could well be a V-Ltd due to the roof vent! The V-Ltd should have a little plaque stating its number /1000! Should be at the bottom of the centre console!

Please quote me if i'm wrong!
Well, its definitely 3 doors... I was under the impression that the blue drivers/passenger seats, plaque and blue trim were only added to the V6.. mines a V5?
I was also under the impression that the RA was lightened more than the R?

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Old 05 October 2004, 10:41 AM
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I did say.. Quote me if i'm wrong!

Didn't realised the RA was lightened more than the R ..?

Just thought i'd add you a bit more confusion!
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Originally Posted by ScoobyLee
I did say.. Quote me if i'm wrong!
Which i did...

Although, we dont know if you're wrong at the mo!

Originally Posted by ScoobyLee
Just thought i'd add you a bit more confusion!
PMSL.... Mission Accomplished!!

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Old 05 October 2004, 02:23 PM
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The STi5 V-LTD Type R's don't have the plaque, but if it has the roof vent and the longer 5th gear (80mph @4k) then its more than likely to be a LTD
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Old 05 October 2004, 03:53 PM
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The RA s are slightly lighter i believe but that interior pictured is a Version 6 Type R Ltd and the plaques are only in the Version 6s Like mine
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Old 05 October 2004, 07:02 PM
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dan it the non v-ltd that has the short ratios as mine is and has the [email protected] rpm 5th gear. the v-ltd has a 5th gear that is more suited to motorway crusing.

i think the ra's are slightly lighter if you get one without the air/climate control, non electric windows/mirrors, air bags etc but i think most car are speced up with these options so theres little in the weight though i would say the type r is lighter due to less doors

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So does that mean the only way I can tell for sure is to get to 80mph and see what the rpm is? (supose I could get the jap paperwork translated )

Just got it booked in to get the Apexi Power FC unit put in and mapped, have any of you guys had this done?

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mines linked, but it came with it on so i don't what the difference between that and std is. but atleast you'll have peace of mind with the fuel issues. you'll have a hoot all the same

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Originally Posted by FASTER MIKE!!
mines linked, but it came with it on so i don't what the difference between that and std is. but atleast you'll have peace of mind with the fuel issues. you'll have a hoot all the same

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Its going to be Optimax and NF for the first couple of weeks, I've also been advised to take the induction kit off for the time being... just as a precaution. I might just replace the MAF as well as an added piece of mind.

What power mods (if any) have you done Mike?
Also, is there anything I should know about with regards to keeping my eye on that they are prone for (other than just the usual stuff associated with any scoob turbo)?
Sorry for the 1001 questions
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no problem jay. i would also get a knock link and lambda link just to keep an eye on things.
my car has a few mods uprated aps tmic, aps cold air induction, full decat exhaust, link ecu with 3 port boost solanoid(sp),fuel pump, brembo 4pots with 320mm discs, eibach springs on std dampers, bump stear mod, 17 inch wheels. it rinning a conservative map with a 1.4bar peak boost, if i change the fuel reg i could run more boost with a remap, it made 296bhp with 280lb feet torque

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if you drive it hard cheack the oil regular and use a good quality fully synthetic oil

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Mike are those just 'normal' Eibachs?
Always thought about getting these but put off when stated not for STi's let alone Type R's.
Do they lower the car at all and whats the handling like?
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richie the ride hight to me looks prity much std and it seem to handly very well though it can be a little tail happy in the wet and especialy on roundabouts, all the mods came on the car so i'm not 100% sure if they are sti or regular, the ride with the std dampers is very good, though its not low enough for me. thinking about whiteline flat out springs which are a tarmak spec spring an drop it between 35-50mm or the mrt one that drop 45mm. had coil over on my old car but can't be arsed to spend that much on them and end up faffing about setting them up

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Originally Posted by richiewong
Mike are those just 'normal' Eibachs?
Always thought about getting these but put off when stated not for STi's let alone Type R's.
Do they lower the car at all and whats the handling like?
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I have the progressive Eibach springs on mine (UK Turbo though), and they have lowered the car by about 20mm, nothing too noticable, and they're quite tame really IMHO... very comfortable for cruising, do the biz under heavy load, reduced the roll on mine but there is still a noticable roll until they load up a bit.

Hope that helps...

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Originally Posted by FASTER MIKE!!
no problem jay. i would also get a knock link and lambda link just to keep an eye on things.
my car has a few mods uprated aps tmic, aps cold air induction, full decat exhaust, link ecu with 3 port boost solanoid(sp),fuel pump, brembo 4pots with 320mm discs, eibach springs on std dampers, bump stear mod, 17 inch wheels. it rinning a conservative map with a 1.4bar peak boost, if i change the fuel reg i could run more boost with a remap, it made 296bhp with 280lb feet torque

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Thanks Mike,

I'll be fitting a Knocklink straight away, its been suggested that after the remap I shouldnt really need a Lambda link? As for mods, I'll probably just go down the decat route. Cant seem me going mad (famous last words!)...
...well, at least until I have got the hang of the dccd!!

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Originally Posted by Jay_bee
Thanks Mike,

I'll be fitting a Knocklink straight away, its been suggested that after the remap I shouldnt really need a Lambda link? As for mods, I'll probably just go down the decat route. Cant seem me going mad (famous last words!)...
...well, at least until I have got the hang of the dccd!!

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Nice mate!

Currently eyeing-up a Type R Version 6 V-Ltd at the moment! Already in talks with the garage about p/x current car... just waiting to hear what price they'll give me!
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Originally Posted by ScoobyLee
Nice mate!

Currently eyeing-up a Type R Version 6 V-Ltd at the moment! Already in talks with the garage about p/x current car... just waiting to hear what price they'll give me!
Good luck with the P/X price. I couldnt afford to p/x, luckily sold it privately pretty much straight away without advertising. Have you looked at www.neweraimports.com as they have a V6 V-Ltd in with 50k on the clock?

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Originally Posted by Jay_bee
Good luck with the P/X price. I couldnt afford to p/x, luckily sold it privately pretty much straight away without advertising. Have you looked at www.neweraimports.com as they have a V6 V-Ltd in with 50k on the clock?

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Yeah seen that one... The one i'm looking at is a V plate and has done 34K miles..

I'll keep you informed about whats happening.. My current car is on the Auto Trader website.. and goes in the mag tomorrow. Fingers crossed it gets sold quickly!
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Originally Posted by ScoobyLee
Yeah seen that one... The one i'm looking at is a V plate and has done 34K miles..

I'll keep you informed about whats happening.. My current car is on the Auto Trader website.. and goes in the mag tomorrow. Fingers crossed it gets sold quickly!
Yeah do keep us informed

I had to price mine to sell so to speak but it went fast and I have put 32000 miles on in less than 12 months, so you could argue I've had value for money.

34K... very nice, I've gone for a low miler as well (after much searching), thats what put me off the new era one... I do tons of miles

Have you put a deposit down? The place where I have got mine from have just sold another two door aswell, apparently they're in quite big demand at the mo. Any pics btw?

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Originally Posted by Jay_bee
Yeah do keep us informed

I had to price mine to sell so to speak but it went fast and I have put 32000 miles on in less than 12 months, so you could argue I've had value for money.

34K... very nice, I've gone for a low miler as well (after much searching), thats what put me off the new era one... I do tons of miles

Have you put a deposit down? The place where I have got mine from have just sold another two door aswell, apparently they're in quite big demand at the mo. Any pics btw?

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no i haven't put a deposit down.. it depends on how much they give me for my car! I'd think i'll post pics if everything goes through.. or if it doesn't.. i'll show u what i could of had!
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Originally Posted by ScoobyLee
no i haven't put a deposit down.. it depends on how much they give me for my car! I'd think i'll post pics if everything goes through.. or if it doesn't.. i'll show u what i could of had!
Is it the one for sale on here by any chance??

Im sure you'll sort it out... wheres theres a will and all that....

Id post a pic of the one Im getting, dont really know how tho (and its not a great pic to be honest...

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Originally Posted by Jay_bee
Is it the one for sale on here by any chance??

Im sure you'll sort it out... wheres theres a will and all that....

Id post a pic of the one Im getting, dont really know how tho (and its not a great pic to be honest...

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No its not the one on here.... The one i'm after is local to me!
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Just noticed how many smilies there are on this page.... must be something that happens when you get a Type R... makes everyone happy!!!



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