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Old 20 February 2011, 07:51 PM
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Group buy is now closed but Iv Pm'd CDF to ask for one at that price anyway.
When you get them swing by with your pads and discs and we'll get that little lot done in no time
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Iv already got a mini shopping list!!!

Baffled Catch Can
BlueStuff NDX pads
Anti lift kit (not really required on Spec C IMO, but definetley needed on the STI)
Powder coat wheels to Gunmetal Grey
Change std Headunit maybe?

As well as all the service/tuning items listed earlier
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The Anti lift kit makes such a difference just had one put on my car and am very impressed with the results.
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Not doing discs yet John as they'r ok for another 6k miles or so. Thanks for the offer I should at least learn how to change a set of pads!! lol
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Not doing discs yet John as they'r ok for another 6k miles or so. Thanks for the offer I should at least learn how to change a set of pads!! lol
Easy job, swing by and I'll show you how to do them
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love this thread...
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Old 24 February 2011, 06:48 PM
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Sweet looking car ricky, I;ve been looking around at these myself of late. the classic is getting a bit long in the tooth for me as well now! was considering a BMW 123D but for the same price I can get a Wide-track Blob

Can I Bag a passenger ride and a good look over it pretty please? - I have the autosmart tardis and $hit load of other Detailing stuff to help you out;-)

I'm just off Watford ring road, not too far from your new place right???
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No probs Nks, Im around all day Saturday or Sunday evening
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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
Not doing discs yet John as they'r ok for another 6k miles or so. Thanks for the offer I should at least learn how to change a set of pads!! lol
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO leave well enough alone
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oh jesus . ricky doin pads
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A few ideas for you Ricky
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Update of Parts Ordered for first bit of work:

-Millers CFS 10w-40w Fully Synthetic Oil & filter
-Motul Inugel Optimal Coolant
-EBC Blue NDX Brake pads front & rears
-Eibach Camber bolts front & rears
-CDF Racing Anti Lift Kit
-OBP 1 litre, Baffled, 3 port, -Oil Catch Can

-Also got hold of my old 6 speed OEM gear **** & fitted
-Bought 3X used Sti wheels (had 1 spare lying around), they are slightly tatty but will do as a trackday/winter set & also come in handy when having my current gold Sti wheels sent away to be powder coated in Hyper Black
-New Sti Floor Mats






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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
Update of Parts Ordered for first bit of work:

-Millers CFS 10w-40w Fully Synthetic Oil & filter
-Motul Inugel Optimal Coolant
-EBC Blue NDX Brake pads front & rears
-Eibach Camber bolts front & rears
-CDF Racing Anti Lift Kit
-OBP 1 litre, Baffled, 3 port, -Oil Catch Can
-Passenger side roof/rear window trim strip & clips

-Also got hold of my old 6 speed OEM gear **** & fitted
-Bought 3X used Sti wheels (had 1 spare lying around), they are slightly tatty but will do as a trackday/winter set & also come in handy when having my current gold Sti wheels sent away to be powder coated in Hyper Black
-New Sti Floor Mats
You should put your name down for snetterton , ideal car for it, 2nd to the Spec c of course
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Still go a bit more work to do on it first, though hopefully by summer
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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
Might need the Whiteline ALK for newage Ver9 Russ??
Well from what I can see they don't do a KIT but can get you
Anti-lift/caster - control arm lower inner rear.
KCA359. 180-190?
or
KCA359M. 190-200?

Think I'll be putting an order in soon so let me know chap?

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Thanks for your help Russ, but I got the CDF Racing ALK a couple of weeks ago.
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Not bad for a couple of hours work Fitted my Catch can, not plumbed in yet, will leave that bit to Rich! Was a bit of a PITA to fit as fixing bracket was on the wrong side as it was designed to fit on other side of car. Made up an extra bracket to go around can & chopped off part of the solenoid holder bracket to make space for it.


(1 litre, 3 port, baffled/chambered, with drain/return to sump, though vent port is a tad small at 10mm).

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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
Not bad for a couple of hours work Fitted my Catch can, not plumbed in yet, will leave that bit to Rich! Was a bit of a PITA to fit as fixing bracket was on the wrong side as it was designed to fit on other side of car. Made up an extra bracket to go around can & chopped off part of the solenoid holder bracket to make space for it.


(1 litre, 3 port, baffled/chambered, with drain/return to sump, though vent port is a tad small at 10mm).


Looking good



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Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
Well from what I can see they don't do a KIT but can get you
Anti-lift/caster - control arm lower inner rear.
KCA359. 180-190?
or
KCA359M. 190-200?

Think I'll be putting an order in soon so let me know chap?

Russ!
359M on mine, lovely Summit Racing do one for similar money which are even harder with mostly metal, bar the rubber dust covers If I'd seen these before the 359M I'd have bought those

You'd be ok for snetterton Ricky, have some fun just get a few mods done and fluids and jump in
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Let me guess, the catch can now leaks were you cut it and the solenoid will vibrate itself to death because you have cut the bracket

























Only kidding, looks very tidy
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I didn't cut the Catch can though I probably have shaked the crap out of the boost solenoid while cutting off part of the bracket with my angle grinder!! lolol (I removed the bracket from the car first but forgot to remove the boost solenoid from the bracket!!)
Ah well not to worry my 3 port's going in on Friday

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Update:

Friday spent the day with Richard at FB Tuning who, as well as carrying out all the work below, also gave the car an overall inspection & gave the car the all clear. A relief as though I know a bit about cars & have been driving it for the past month, its a whole different ball game when you'v got a specialist like Richard going over the car while its on ramps. There were things that the previous owner had done that we weren't happy with & had to change & there were things that the previous owner had said he had done that we were able to confirm. Before I list the bits done etc let me just give the Scoobynet members a different insight into Richards attitude towards his work & the angle in which he tackles it. Its quite different to the way work is done in this modern "make a quick buck" day and age, let alone finding a Subaru specialist that works in this way, there are hardly any craftsmen/specialists out there in any field what so ever IMO that has his kind of ethos, work ethic & customer care.

Here are a few examples:

I wasn't at all happy with the previously installed hash of a breather system & asked him to change it with a catch can. He did not realise the extent of the job, but still as quoted did the entire job to what I would call perfection. Still he wasn't happy & was actually distressed at how the previous owner had made a bad job of it! Also he said he still can't leave it the way the previous owner had closed off the old breather outlets & will machine up some alloy turned bungs for next time rather than leaving it as it is!

While doing the full geometry he was trying hard to get each side to be almost exactly the same, after being 0.06 degrees out I was saying "that'l do, come on we'v been on it for over an hour now" but he wouldn't have any of it & carried on for another 45 mins until all four wheels were absolutley perfect!! The price was already agreed but he carried on none the less for 2 hours until he got ot the best anyone ever could!

Finally at 9.30pm after a full day's work & everything was done, he said he wants to make sure there are no issues with the map that was already on the car before I go. And to have a look at it see what to do for our next round of work which will involve mapping. The Clifford G5 alarm/immobiliser made it very difficult to try & access the ECU & after 30 mins I was ready to go home & hit the sack & I had only stood around all day!! He would'nt let it defeat him & said that we have to resolve this at some point so now is as good a time as any. Yes he cracked it & accessed the map, checked it & we talked about what needed to be done next time & what kind of map characteristics would suit the car. So finally at 10pm I set off home, god knows what time Richard left there, no doubt he probably went out mapping till 1am!!

Class Act

Work done:

-Full inspection of car & ECU map check
-Oil, Oil filter change & check all fluids & top up if necessary (Millers CFS)
-Fit brake pads front & rear (EBC Blue NDX)
-Fit Anti Lift Kit (CDF Racing)
-Fit Camber bolts front & rear (Eibach)
-4 wheel alignment - custom setup
-Supply all hoses/adaptors top modify existing (VTA) breather system with Oil Catch can (3 port baffled)
-Fit passenger side roof trim strip
-As well as a few other small little jobs he did along the way without me asking

(nb: Changed in last year: Gearbox Oil; Rear Diff Oil; Brake Fluid. And Motul Inugel coolant will be done this year when I change to new 42mm core Alloy Radiator)

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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
Update:

Friday spent the day with Richard at FB Tuning who, as well as carrying out all the work below, also gave the car an overall inspection & gave the car the all clear. A relief as though I know a bit about cars & have been driving it for the past month, its a whole different ball game when you'v got a specialist like Richard going over the car while its on ramps. There were things that the previous owner had done that we weren't happy with & had to change & there were things that the previous owner had said he had done that we were able to confirm. Before I list the bits done etc let me just give the Scoobynet members a different insight into Richards attitude towards his work & the angle in which he tackles it. Its quite different to the way work is done in this modern "make a quick buck" day and age, let alone finding a Subaru specialist that works in this way, there are hardly any craftsmen/specialists out there in any field what so ever IMO that has his kind of ethos, work ethic & customer care.

Here are a few examples:

I wasn't at all happy with the previously installed hash of a breather system & asked him to change it with a catch can. He did not realise the extent of the job, but still as quoted did the entire job to what I would call perfection. Still he wasn't happy & was actually distressed at how the previous owner had made a bad job of it! Also he said he still can't leave it the way the previous owner had closed off the old breather outlets & will machine up some alloy turned bungs for next time rather than leaving it as it is!

While doing the full geometry he was trying hard to get each side to be almost exactly the same, after being 0.06 degrees out I was saying "that'l do, come on we'v been on it for over an hour now" but he wouldn't have any of it & carried on for another 45 mins until all four wheels were absolutley perfect!! The price was already agreed but he carried on none the less for 2 hours until he got ot the best anyone ever could!

Finally at 9.30pm after a full day's work & everything was done, he said he wants to make sure there are no issues with the map that was already on the car before I go. And to have a look at it see what to do for our next round of work which will involve mapping. The Clifford G5 alarm/immobiliser made it very difficult to try & access the ECU & after 30 mins I was ready to go home & hit the sack & I had only stood around all day!! He would'nt let it defeat him & said that we have to resolve this at some point so now is as good a time as any. Yes he cracked it & accessed the map, checked it & we talked about what needed to be done next time & what kind of map characteristics would suit the car. So finally at 10pm I set off home, god knows what time Richard left there, no doubt he probably went out mapping till 1am!!

Class Act

Work done:

-Full inspection of car & ECU map check
-Oil, Oil filter change & check all fluids & top up if necessary (Millers CFS)
-Fit brake pads front & rear (EBC Blue NDX)
-Fit Anti Lift Kit (CDF Racing)
-Fit Camber bolts front & rear (Eibach)
-4 wheel alignment - custom setup
-Supply all hoses/adaptors top modify existing (VTA) breather system with Oil Catch can (3 port baffled)
-Fit passenger side roof trim strip
-As well as a few other small little jobs he did along the way without me asking

Great write up and great work of Rich


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Pics or GTFO

Haha joke, sounds great Ricky (& Rich!), looking forward to seeing it in the flesh!
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Cheers all
New pics to follow once mapped & wheels powdercoated

ps Forgot to mention it now handles like its on rails & round corners feels as planted as my Spec C on BC Coilovers. The only time the BC coilovers felt more planted were at higher speeds in a straight line. But the downside is they were nowhere near as comfy as current setup & coilovers cant go over bumps & yumps like I still can!
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Great car Ricky, looks stunning ..... let the modding comence
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He is definately a rare find, so glad I made the journey last week
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Looks great

I saw Rich today & he mentioned that he'd been working until 1am last night!

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