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The MRs gave me 6 months.....new Scoob alert!!

Old 03 May 2014, 05:39 PM
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Default The MRs gave me 6 months.....new Scoob alert!!

So after selling my blob STI back in Jan 14, the Mrs told me i'd get another one in 6 months. Well I proved her wrong...............I lasted 15 months

So last weekend I got a sleasyjet up to Glasgow to go and view a JDM Prodrive Bug STI. A rare car by all accounts..........

Saw it in the flesh, was as described being sold by an enthusiast chap who was a staff member of Scottish Scoobies. The deal was done and I embarked on the 408 mile journey back to Essex.

Quick run down of spec that I know of...

Andy Forrest 20g
FMIC
750cc injectors
Green induction kit
GFB Dump Valve
ST Spec Headers
3 inch turbo back decat exhaust
STI strutbrace
Pedders suspension and lowering springs
More whiteline gear you can shake a stick at
18 inch Rota GRA's
Grooved disks
3x Defi gauges
Sony stereo

Thats all off the top of my head, there maybe more. Andy Forrest has mapped it to 1.3bar which will equate to around 360bhp. I'm sure the map can be tweaked to 1.5 bar so maybe will see 400bhp, but I will get a full service done on it before turning the boost up

Being a JDM it feels a lot more raw than my UK blob. Its certainly quicker, and the 8,000 rpm red line is fun. The launch control is also more aggressive

Bodywork is pretty much spot on, infact very good for a 14 year old car.

Things on my to do list, first thing needs a cambelt which is getting done Thursday, need some new wheel nuts as the current ones are a bit tired, front disks need changing within 6 months I guess so will probably change all 4 and new pads for some Performance Friction jobbies, full service, (although the service history is spot on, I want to get my one done for piece of mind), map tweek and then I can see me needing a new clutch

All in all I am a very happy chappy. Been out today and bizzarely saw Simon57 parked up near Halfords, Looie shortly after and Millzy after that ha ha. Old skoooooooooool

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Old 03 May 2014, 06:34 PM
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Beautiful mate really like that, I have a uk prodrive bug so might be bias!! How does the 20g feel??

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Beautiful mate really like that, I have a uk prodrive bug so might be bias!! How does the 20g feel??

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20g feels strong, keeps going to the red line but of course abit laggy, but I don't mind, I think that's the fun bit, waiting , waiting then boom go. A lot more aggressive than my VF35 with standard airbox and standard dump valve ha ha. Will be even better with 1.5 bar I think
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Thats colins old car nice car mate
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Old 03 May 2014, 07:21 PM
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20g feels strong, keeps going to the red line but of course abit laggy, but I don't mind, I think that's the fun bit, waiting , waiting then boom go. A lot more aggressive than my VF35 with standard airbox and standard dump valve ha ha. Will be even better with 1.5 bar I think
Lag is just another word for foreplay

Just had my bug mapped with a vf48 drives really nice and pulls hard but only been mapped 3 days and this power level just won't do

Will you be taking it to North Weald test an tune next sun??
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Thats colins old car nice car mate
Certainly is mate, what a thoroughly nice chap
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Lag is just another word for foreplay

Just had my bug mapped with a vf48 drives really nice and pulls hard but only been mapped 3 days and this power level just won't do

Will you be taking it to North Weald test an tune next sun??
If its not pissing down I am there mate. I created a thread about it. You going?
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If its not pissing down I am there mate. I created a thread about it. You going?
Yeah I hope too be mate depending on work!!! Went a couple of years ago when I had my v4 type r and had a good day!!
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we'll have a blast down the strip together. Now only need to get 53wrx's awesome bug down there for a 3some
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Awsome great car you've got there .
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we'll have a blast down the strip together. Now only need to get 53wrx's awesome bug down there for a 3some
Look forward to it mate
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Oh!!! Nice mate I like the look of that ! I'm not normally a bug lover but I like the prodrives and now apart of the "posers flap" crew

Looks nice mate !

See you on the strip ^_^
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All in all I am a very happy chappy. Been out today and bizzarely saw Simon57 parked up near Halfords, Looie shortly after and Millzy after that ha ha. Old skoooooooooool
Saw you as well........ hence the wave........ said to my other half - "That looks like..... Nah..... he 'aint got a Scooby any more like me...... must be mistaken"....

Nice motor..... "almost" makes me want another..... ...
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Haven't seen you around for ages Mike then boom ha ha. Fancy Sunday at North Weald? Some good photo opportunities ti be had....
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Oh!!! Nice mate I like the look of that ! I'm not normally a bug lover but I like the prodrives and now apart of the "posers flap" crew

Looks nice mate !

See you on the strip ^_^
I wont see you mate as you'll be behind me
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Sounds fighting talk lol !
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That is a lovely car, saw it advertised earlier in the week. Hope to see it in the flesh one day.
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Well just had the cambelt changed at Extreme Scoobies in Chelmsford. Got there at 8am, was on my way back home just after 9am! Great service! Paul also gave it the thumbs up so pleased about that. I noticed in the week that the cover plate on the rear diff was grimy, so got Paul to have a look but he said no leaks so no problems. There was another WRX up on the ramp which i also noticed had a black patch on its diff same as mine so not to worried now.

Alos managed tohave a good look underneath while on the ramp, all nice and clean, no signs of rot and all straight.

Ordered some blue lightweight tuner nuts so will change them over when the arrive - should be good for another 50bhp :-)

Next thing on the to do list is new pads all rounds and front disks
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Nice bug.
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