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Old 22 October 2010, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by WRX_Rich View Post
Looks ace, I知 already spotting the trick bits that I知 missing


Notice you are keeping the air con, probably a wise move - I wiped mine out, more to keep things tidy than anything else

Was the exedy clutch your choice? - im still not 100% on mine for a weekend car its fine
On the morning trip to work when the engine is cold, straight in to a traffic jam , lumpy idle due to cams , light fly wheel etc and don稚 want to give the engine 2 minutes on the drive to warn up slightly because its to noisy = pain in the ar$

They key with mine was mapping, it took a few sessions as the engine loosened up a bit but eventually the idle and drive at low speeds went from bearable to not bad at all, I知 not sure what ecu you are going with but mine is on a simtek which I will try and get updated next year which might improve things a little more
The grey coating on the headers is a really good idea, the white one on mine looked great for a few months, then starts to go black around the slip joints
I知 not sure when the RCM rollers are open but if you fancy it we could try and get together and compare specs \ figures

Ps we need a full spec sheet
Rich
what turbo and power you at now?
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Old 22 October 2010, 07:52 PM
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Why is the fuel return to the reg on the LHS bank so long?
Good question Is that going to be an issue?
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Old 22 October 2010, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by WRX_Rich View Post
Looks ace, I知 already spotting the trick bits that I知 missing


Notice you are keeping the air con, probably a wise move - I wiped mine out, more to keep things tidy than anything else

Was the exedy clutch your choice? - im still not 100% on mine for a weekend car its fine
On the morning trip to work when the engine is cold, straight in to a traffic jam , lumpy idle due to cams , light fly wheel etc and don稚 want to give the engine 2 minutes on the drive to warn up slightly because its to noisy = pain in the ar$

They key with mine was mapping, it took a few sessions as the engine loosened up a bit but eventually the idle and drive at low speeds went from bearable to not bad at all, I知 not sure what ecu you are going with but mine is on a simtek which I will try and get updated next year which might improve things a little more
The grey coating on the headers is a really good idea, the white one on mine looked great for a few months, then starts to go black around the slip joints
I知 not sure when the RCM rollers are open but if you fancy it we could try and get together and compare specs \ figures

Ps we need a full spec sheet
Rich
Yep the exedy clutch was my call, the guys at RCM had the debate about going with a fast road clutch but i would prefer to go overkill than under. Time will tell if that was a smart call?

Air con is going to be a issue

Would love to have a catch up, I blame you for this creation.
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Old 22 October 2010, 07:59 PM
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Nothing like a bit of RCM magic Will be a nice xmas present now
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that is looking very nice mate, i bet you can't wait to take it out for its first drive.
thanks guys
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Old 22 October 2010, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by F1 CJE UK View Post
Good question Is that going to be an issue?
very much doubt it as rcm did it
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Old 22 October 2010, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by stealthy55 View Post
very much doubt it as rcm did it
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Old 22 October 2010, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by frayz View Post
Why is the fuel return to the reg on the LHS bank so long?
i believe its to keep the fuel pipes to each side equal length
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Old 23 October 2010, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ukimpreza View Post
i believe its to keep the fuel pipes to each side equal length
Surely the pressure is what controls the fuel delivery. Not pipe length? At least not over that tiny distance anyway.
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Old 23 October 2010, 12:37 PM
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Could somebody do me a massive favour? I have asked for the air con to be removed has this been done on this block. Could somebody just highlight any air con parts on the photos, I Want to make sure it’s perfect.
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Old 23 October 2010, 01:12 PM
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doh

no air con - shoudn't look at photos on my blackberry
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Old 23 October 2010, 01:16 PM
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nice one thanks
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Old 23 October 2010, 01:19 PM
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what turbo and power you at now?
Hi

Still on the RCM 500 and Im still not sure on power, I know its enough for road use guess around 480
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Old 05 December 2010, 11:42 AM
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Picked up my car yesterday and I am officially over the moon, it痴 running a low power map just to run the new motor in but good god it seems fast. 7 months of driving slow cars has made me into nervous wreck.

Photos and a long list of appreciations will follow later, off for a drive
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Old 05 December 2010, 11:48 AM
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7 months of slow driving arrrrrr, saying that with all that money you have soent i woukld be driving dam slow as well till she is bedded in,

Look forward to all the pics fella
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Old 05 December 2010, 02:00 PM
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7 months of slow driving arrrrrr, saying that with all that money you have soent i woukld be driving dam slow as well till she is bedded in,

Look forward to all the pics fella

I think he means he has been waiting 7 months lol not that he has to run it in for 7 months
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Old 05 December 2010, 03:22 PM
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Enjoy it mate. It's been a long wait
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Old 05 December 2010, 04:05 PM
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Bet the result will be well worth the wait mate. Looking forward to the pictures and review.
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Old 05 December 2010, 05:04 PM
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Careful in the ice ,looking forward to seeing pics
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Old 05 December 2010, 05:23 PM
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Stuuning pics at the beggining mate and great spec, I was having a good look over your car a couple of months back whilst getting a few bits done to my car. Olly told me the spec

Will be fantastic when your on full power good on yeh
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Old 05 December 2010, 05:29 PM
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loving the look of that mate
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congratulations but as said before go easy on the ice, dont go killing it before you get it run in.

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Old 05 December 2010, 08:51 PM
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The guys at Roger Clark Motorsport have done a fantastic job, the fit and finish is simply perfection. 1200 miles running in period which is low boost and a rev limit of 5K, I am amazed by the power and acceleration it’s actually scary thinking how much more power I have to come.

Thanks to all the people on Scoobynet for all the help and advice, meeting some of the many happy RCM customers gave me the confidence to go ahead with a full RCM build rather than getting a new sti. (Special thanks to SkullFudge and WRX_Rich for all their time)














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Old 05 December 2010, 08:54 PM
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Looks sweet, well worth the wait I bet
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Engine bay looks sweet, have you not considered a Prodrive type mesh grille to protect the FMIC? I believe RCM usually fit them in black
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looks great mate, what power did u go for?
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Engine bay looks sweet, have you not considered a Prodrive type mesh grille to protect the FMIC? I believe RCM usually fit them in black
RCM wanted to fit one, but i wanted to keep the more aggressive look. Not sure if it will stay like that yet? What do people think?
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looks great

not a fan of 'visible' front mounts tho if you know what i mean, i'd spray it black and mesh it.....
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Originally Posted by F1 CJE UK View Post
RCM wanted to fit one, but i wanted to keep the more aggressive look. Not sure if it will stay like that yet? What do people think?
Personally fella I would get the mesh fitted, I think they look good and more importantly they will protect that lovely FMIC

I would certainly pull the white sun strip off straight away but hey thats just me, YOUR CAR IS STUNNING MATE and if I had your money I would do the exact same and lots more
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WOW!! Simply stunning build
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