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Old 26 February 2011, 07:21 PM
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Don’t keep tempting bad luck, Its one hell of a record they have built up.

A few resent purchases that will be going on soon.





(thanks to Mad Hammer)
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Old 26 February 2011, 07:42 PM
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Nice one Chris.

Just read your thread, and that is a serious build

As for the cost, each to their own. You pay your monies and you take your chances, so in your case I think your in very safe hands...

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Old 26 February 2011, 07:48 PM
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Nice one Chris.

Just read your thread, and that is a serious build

As for the cost, each to their own. You pay your monies and you take your chances, so in your case I think your in very safe hands...

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Thanks mate
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Old 26 February 2011, 07:53 PM
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Car looks fantastic.

Thinking of going down a similar route with my car, I have the the same car as you.

I have read a few posts on this thread and have seen a few people saying that you are crazy for spending that kind of money but what they need to realise is that everyones position is different and what seems a lot to one person may not be that much to someone else. I work very hard and earn good money, but that money is mine to spend on what I like and what I like is cars. I own my house, have no mortgage but this has not come easy like I said I work very hard and very long hours.

I had a Golf R32 which I got supercharged, one of the first Mark 5s to be done, cost me a lot of money but was pretty unreliable and had a lot of ecu issues. The money was not the issue, the unreliabilty was. Turned a great car into a bad one and I pretty much gave it away to get rid of it. I need a reliable car, simple as that.

I have no problem in spending the money on a good build but what I demand now is that it has to be top quality and I want to know that it will last and not give me any problems, that is why Rcm looks the way forward to me.

I had put down a deposit on an r8 before I bought my Hawkeye but in a similar thought to you I want something different and have always wanted a Subaru, now I want mine to be special, just like yours.

Well done mate.
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Old 27 February 2011, 11:18 AM
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People that are saying you have spent too much money on your car are just jealous!!
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Old 27 February 2011, 12:49 PM
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Frayz and Clive (skullfudge) are dead right,RCM are very good,very particular, don't miss things,use all the best parts,that are tried and tested and their attention to detail is second to none
Pay peanuts you get monkeys.
Enjoy your car Chris,my engine was built by RCM nearly 6 years ago and has been great ever since.




This STI was the 1st Subaru as far as I know to have a rotated turbo over 6 years ago and has been running over 500bhp since with no problems,it was one of the cars featured on the front cover of the 1st issue of Total Impreza magazine.
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Old 27 February 2011, 12:58 PM
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And a jolly good read it is too. Ive just read it after getting the 1st issue off ebay. On a "tangent", I dont suppose anybody knows if RCM are having an "open day" on Tuesday at their new place?
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Old 27 February 2011, 01:11 PM
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No open day planned as far as I know,but have a run up on Saturday and have a look around,I'm sure you'll be made welcome,I may even see you there.
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Old 27 February 2011, 01:53 PM
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I will be up on saturday trying a few Exhaust combination to get the look perfect.
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Old 27 February 2011, 01:57 PM
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Do you guys live near RCM ?
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Old 27 February 2011, 01:58 PM
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J12 M1, about an hour away.
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Old 27 February 2011, 02:11 PM
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Nice

I wish I lived nearer. It's 3 hours for me. If the roadworks are evident of big traffic can be 4 hrs

Just taken mine out for a blast as it hasn't been out much since Nov. I'm entered in The MLR 30-130 in 2 weeks time which is the first event of 2011 and also the fastest event of the year, so I just need to make sure hoses and the like are ok.

It also reminded me that 500+ is just tooooo much for the streets

What used to seem like long roads are now extremely short.
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Old 27 February 2011, 06:08 PM
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No point in applying reason to expenditure on modifying a car. It never makes financial sense and the more you spend, the less sense it makes lol.

The simple rule is: if you want to do it and you can afford it, go for it!

The other simple rule is that reliable power costs. I've just had a 450+bhp conversion done to my hawkeye with APi and spent, let's not be too vulgar and discuss the exact figure, and just say a five figure sum! The number of people who will say "way too expensive - I know a place that'll do it for 50% cheaper". As soon as you interrogate them, you realise that they're only referring to the cost of the short engine. When you explain about the cost of the ancillaries required to exploit a forged engine build, they suddenly go quiet!

Enjoy it mate!!
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Old 27 February 2011, 09:37 PM
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Nice meeting you tonight Chris and again awesome car know you never booted it but it shifted as I followed you out!! Thanks for the diffuser cant wait to get it fitted although think you may have started my slippery slope into modifying!! Oh well!! il keep an eye out what else you are selling!! LOL

Oh and to say again. . . money well spent its a beaut!

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Old 28 February 2011, 08:01 AM
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Hi All,
Great car , its going to be rock , and awesome colour, specifications are really good
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Old 28 February 2011, 08:16 AM
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RCM is 5 minutes down the road for me,its my tea break stop in between driving lessons.
Hope to see you down there on Saturday Chris.

Chris
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Old 28 February 2011, 02:24 PM
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Chris ! your car looks great mate, lot of wonga but you justify it well, good luck fella and well done, no doubting RCM and their standards, like the saying goes "you get what you pay for"
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Old 28 February 2011, 05:49 PM
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You going to be cutting the roof yourself Chris?
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Old 28 February 2011, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by chunkb View Post
RCM is 5 minutes down the road for me,its my tea break stop in between driving lessons.
Hope to see you down there on Saturday Chris.

Chris
Going down RCM Saturday,might see you down there
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Old 28 February 2011, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by FUNNKYMONKEY View Post
Chris ! your car looks great mate, lot of wonga but you justify it well, good luck fella and well done, no doubting RCM and their standards, like the saying goes "you get what you pay for"

Thanks mate
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Old 28 February 2011, 10:51 PM
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You going to be cutting the roof yourself Chris?
LOL no way mate, i will be crying in the corner. Frayz is the man for this job
Holding off till closer to the summer.

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Old 28 February 2011, 10:52 PM
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Going down RCM Saturday,might see you down there
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RCM is 5 minutes down the road for me,its my tea break stop in between driving lessons.
Hope to see you down there on Saturday Chris.

Chris
nice one guys
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wish I lived closer, would like to see this car in the flesh.
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LOL no way mate, i will be crying in the corner. Frayz is the man for this job
Holding off till closer to the summer.

I'll be more than happy to fit for you mate. Looking forward to seeing it in the metal
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Originally Posted by F1 CJE UK View Post
I will be up on saturday trying a few Exhaust combination to get the look perfect.
I might pop down myself around lunchtime on Saturday for a look?,,, and a fuel pump!
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Chip butties at RCM tomorrow, see you at 12 20ish.
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Chip butties..........Ill be there!
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Had a great visit to RCMs new premises, and what a place it is. Thanks to Olly for the VIP tour and all the guys I bumped into during the visit. Nice to meet you again chunkb car looked fantastic as always.



Any how the point of the trip was to try out another back box. I have ended up with two back boxes the one RCM fitted and the team ice. The team ice will be used for road use and the much quieter system will be for track use, Result really pleased with the sound anti lag sounds so much better firing out of the team ice.

I have also fitted Blob rear light which have really cleaned up the look at the back of the car. (Hawkeye lights are now for sale)



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Old 05 March 2011, 10:06 PM
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I'll be more than happy to fit for you mate. Looking forward to seeing it in the metal
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Are you going to any events this year Chris, it would be good to meet up.
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