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Old 15 May 2008, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 53WRX View Post
Getting there mate

I was going to ask you on saturday if you were going to fit Whiteline or similar Steering Rack Bushes.

lol, slowly...will wait till next week before I get the geometry set up as I know Zak and Luke are up to their eyeballs with this weekends TA round.

I have been thinking of doing every bush anyway, but I want to see how what I've changed so far feels before I get all gung ho and make changes just for the sake of it...having said that I will probably end up changing them all anyway
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I have the arbs, links,alk and brembos going on next wednesday I was thinking for the sake of a 20 it would be rude not to. I agree about the stages of seeing what the benefits were though. Most people seem to think this is a really good upgrade but I have to say I have no probs with the actual steering so I would be going away from my 'mod to fix' stance. Trouble is the reviews I have seen say that they didn't know how lazy the steering was until they upgraded

Nice read this thread, keep it up
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Old 15 May 2008, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 53WRX View Post
I have the arbs, links,alk and brembos going on next wednesday I was thinking for the sake of a 20 it would be rude not to. I agree about the stages of seeing what the benefits were though. Most people seem to think this is a really good upgrade but I have to say I have no probs with the actual steering so I would be going away from my 'mod to fix' stance. Trouble is the reviews I have seen say that they didn't know how lazy the steering was until they upgraded

Nice read this thread, keep it up
you also get to feel the difference each time you spend your money which helps me understand how each part changes the way the car behaves. I'm a nerd so I like to understand as much as possible

Not sure when I'll be at Mocom next week...Zak just texted me; he is still running the car in at .5bar boost so I'm hopefully I'll be in on Monday

thanks for your comments, i'll will keep updating the thread...I may just have brought some tubular headers, so more fun ahead
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Lovin the thread Anymore update Trails ???
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Lovin the thread Anymore update Trails ???
cheers White-un

i was a bit unwell over the weekend so only fitted the sub frame lock out kit and bushes for the front rear diff support...no pics I'm afraid I did remove and clean my back box last night though, I was chastised at the last Squadron meet for having a dirty pipe

I hope to get the car into Mocom now I've finished all the chassis\suspension mods this time around, it will be good to see the difference the last round of mods have made

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Old 21 May 2008, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
I'm a nerd so I like to understand as much as possible
Nothing wrong with being a nerd mate !! I used to be in the chess club at school !!

On a serious note, doing the work yourself, not only saves a few which helps towards more mods and fuel to enjoy them, but you get to see how everything works and an understand of what your car is doing especially when you have it on the limit. Make a change and you can feel if there is an improvement or sometimes a step back.

Dont worry about the car being dirty either, shows it is driven and used how FHI intended it to be, we often forget that these cars are born from farmers work vehicles and WRC.

Keep up the good work, from a fellow wagon tinkerer
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Old 21 May 2008, 02:00 PM
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Nothing wrong with being a nerd mate !! I used to be in the chess club at school !!

On a serious note, doing the work yourself, not only saves a few which helps towards more mods and fuel to enjoy them, but you get to see how everything works and an understand of what your car is doing especially when you have it on the limit. Make a change and you can feel if there is an improvement or sometimes a step back.

Dont worry about the car being dirty either, shows it is driven and used how FHI intended it to be, we often forget that these cars are born from farmers work vehicles and WRC.

Keep up the good work, from a fellow wagon tinkerer
cheers Andy

I did wash it Monday night but it will be a dirty mess before too long once I can drive it
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i really really want to do my roof now!!! i'm building a low budget wagon, but when i saw this i couldn't believe how close your chosen look is to what i'm aiming for!!!!
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Old 27 May 2008, 10:22 AM
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i really really want to do my roof now!!! i'm building a low budget wagon, but when i saw this i couldn't believe how close your chosen look is to what i'm aiming for!!!!
I'm certainly the only wagon I've ever seen with a black roof with the exception of CeeDee who is Spanish iirc. I just hope your wagon doesn't copy my look too much...I like being unique
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Old 27 May 2008, 05:04 PM
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no no the roof spoiler and bonnet are staying silver!! roof bars will now be going, bonnet may well be swapped for a sport version if i stick the front mount intercooler in it!! i have sti spoilers and rear lights, black wheels, 99 front end with cibies. also like you side skirts have stayed black, and i was looking for a black chin spoiler for it but it looks like i'm copying!!!

got to say your's does look well though!! keep up the wagons!!
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Old 27 May 2008, 06:46 PM
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no no the roof spoiler and bonnet are staying silver!! roof bars will now be going, bonnet may well be swapped for a sport version if i stick the front mount intercooler in it!! i have sti spoilers and rear lights, black wheels, 99 front end with cibies. also like you side skirts have stayed black, and i was looking for a black chin spoiler for it but it looks like i'm copying!!!

got to say your's does look well though!! keep up the wagons!!
lol, I was being a little tongue in cheek, ignore me I just think I'm funny

There are loads of people with black splitters (now anyway ), I prefer them un-colour coded as it gives the car a nice black baseline
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a (very), brief update; attempted my most challenging mod this evening...




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How did you do that? I've always wanted to do that mod but could never work out how to remove it!!
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Old 27 May 2008, 08:49 PM
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oh i'm taking mine off now ha ha, but i'm bidding on splitters again!!
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How did you do that? I've always wanted to do that mod but could never work out how to remove it!!
massive pry bar; you can then bend those pesky bits of metal away from where they grip the expansion tank and rip the damn thing off. Now take your new cap, hammer it onto the opening with as big a persuading device as you can find. Finally take a screw driver and smaller hammer and carefully beat the twisted edges of the cap back so they form a tight seal around the expansion tank.
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oh i'm taking mine off now ha ha, but i'm bidding on splitters again!!
lol, just make sure you don't replace it with a shiny GReddy one
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Old 27 May 2008, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
massive pry bar; you can then bend those pesky bits of metal away from where they grip the expansion tank and rip the damn thing off. Now take your new cap, hammer it onto the opening with as big a persuading device as you can find. Finally take a screw driver and smaller hammer and carefully beat the twisted edges of the cap back so they form a tight seal around the expansion tank.
I can see you doing that
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only greddy item to fit so far is a boost controller!! (so far)
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I can see you doing that
oi, what you saying
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ha ha, it's only time...
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ha ha, it's only time...
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absolutely awesome job your doin there mate.

I will be doing very smiliar things myself so this thread is a very useful thing
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interested in peoples opinion of my idea with the sport bonnet and front mount intercooler.... am i just odd?? it seems a clean look, and different!!
let me know... but be gentle!!
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absolutely awesome job your doin there mate.

I will be doing very smiliar things myself so this thread is a very useful thing
cheers j16jrf
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interested in peoples opinion of my idea with the sport bonnet and front mount intercooler.... am i just odd?? it seems a clean look, and different!!
let me know... but be gentle!!
it will look v cool get yourself over to nasoic.com loads of yanks have gone down this route
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
it will look v cool get yourself over to nasoic.com loads of yanks have gone down this route
IIRC you can mount a couple of washers in the hinges to break the bonnet seal along the windscreen line to help with air flow if you put a sport bonnet on.... should help to keep the temps down a few degree's.


Great thread trails... somehow I managed to miss this until now
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IIRC you can mount a couple of washers in the hinges to break the bonnet seal along the windscreen line to help with air flow if you put a sport bonnet on.... should help to keep the temps down a few degree's.


Great thread trails... somehow I managed to miss this until now
cheers Si...getting there slowly
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nice one, i'm checking out nasoic.com as we speak... well type... just like the sleeper idea and be different!! hence loving yous too!!
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nice one, i'm checking out nasoic.com as we speak... well type... just like the sleeper idea and be different!! hence loving yous too!!
thanks BPBob I was thinking of going down the full sleeper route with GL bumpers and bonnet etc but now SleeperSy's car is almost finished there's no point; its too good to compete with.
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oh i'll have to search that out now... Sleepersy cool
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