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Old 07 June 2018, 12:09 PM   #1  
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Default 2005 JDM Hawkeye STI

Picked this car up back in September 2017, originally had my 2010 WRX-S which I enjoyed but understood I was going to have to spend quite alot of money in the suspension department to even have remotely handling well so when this came up locally I snapped it up.


It's originally a Litchfield car so it has quite alot of goodies on it.


Engine :


LM400-S60 turbo
Litchfield turbo heatshield.
Litchfield 800cc injectors
Milltek Downpipe
Milltek Cat-Back w/ sports cat
3 Port boost solenoid
Cosworth panel filter
Walbro 255LPH


Suspension, Brakes & Tyres :

DBA 4000 T2 front discs
DBA 4000 T2 rear discs
Carbon Lorraine RC5+ front pads
Hawk HP cermaic rear pads
HEL Brake lines

Whiteline 22m Front ARB - Adjustable
Whiteline 22m Rear ARB - Adjustable
Whiteline Anti-Lift kit

Bridgestone RE070s

Exterior / Body :

Front lip
Zunsport lower grille



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Old 09 June 2018, 05:28 PM   #2  
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Very nice mate similar setup to my spec c. Love the 400 series turbo
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So I managed to get myself a tasty set of coilovers for the car courtesy of SumoPower!


After a fair bit of research I opted for the HKS Hipermax IV SP's, they are the more track-orientated coilover of the two options offered by HKS. Most people opt for the GT's but it certainly doesn't feel overly hard or harsh on the road as you may expect, especially with Jap branded coilovers!


Overall I'm very happy with the outcome, these coilovers are handbuilt in Japan with the ride heights and spring preload already being set. They are also set to being as close to being corner balanced as possible (which has been proven to be within 1% much to my initial disbelief), so in reality theres no need to adjust them at all. Ride height looks perfect IMO.

Got an initial first alignment done at my work, I swapped over the top mounts from left to right for better castor adjustment and also did the 'free castor mod' to the ALK pin. Now running approx +7 degrees of castor! The steering feel has dramatically changed and the dead centre feeling has now gone - what a huge improvement! Having said that I've lost my adjustment for camber by switching the top mounts so I'll need to revisit that at a later date with camber bolts for the fronts.


I also got one of my Recaro SPGs installed too, need to get another rail sorted for passenger side SPG to go in too.


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Look great. I particularly like the snow picture.
Being a JDM, is it a 2.0 rather than a 2.5?
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Savage car
Sumo power ar brilliant to deal with
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Look great. I particularly like the snow picture.
Being a JDM, is it a 2.0 rather than a 2.5?

Thanks, yeah thats right.


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Sumo power ar brilliant to deal with

Cheers, yeah will deffo look to get a few more parts off them in future, ideally trying to source a Tomei Expreme at some point so wonder if they can get their hands on them for a decent price.
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Cheers, yeah will deffo look to get a few more parts off them in future, ideally trying to source a Tomei Expreme at some point so wonder if they can get their hands on them for a decent price.
i considered a Tomei, but there were a few bad reviews about welds cracking, and only 1 year warranty. Invidia make a mandrel bent pipe in titanium for similar money, Tarmacsportz or H tune
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