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Old 01 October 2018, 09:20 AM
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I have decided to move on from the Fozzy in to something a bit smaller but still a practical boot, folding seats etc. so I got this at the weekend.







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Old 01 October 2018, 09:34 AM
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That's lovely mate. Really like that.

You need to get those red rear light overlays to get rid of the lexus-light-itus.
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Old 01 October 2018, 09:58 AM
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Morning Andy, thanks. Thats not a mod that I am familiar with so I need to check it out, as you say its a bit bling bling at the moment
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Morning Andy, thanks. Thats not a mod that I am familiar with so I need to check it out, as you say its a bit bling bling at the moment
Something like these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/132405448791?chn=ps

Think from memory Rob Day on here might sell them.

So what's the spec of your car? Does it have the Recaros?
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Cool I will check those out.

The car is a completely standard 330s with keyless entry, Recaros, push button start, Prodrive backbox. It also has the optional front fog lights and exhaust surrounds.

With this in mind one of the first orders of the day will be to go and get a proper map rather than the ECU flash its currently got to try and prolong the life of the engine whilst I sort out funds to forge it.

It was bought as a base to move on to the next level of tuning (beyond 350) I always wanted a hatch and saw this as a good opportunity.
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Very nice spec then. Does look lovely.
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Old 01 October 2018, 11:44 AM
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I totally get what you mean when you were talking about yours being more refined, this is a huge step from my spec D hawk so I only imagine how much more your beast is.
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Old 01 October 2018, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
Something like these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/132405448791?chn=ps

Think from memory Rob Day on here might sell them.

So what's the spec of your car? Does it have the Recaros?
Were's Salsa when you need hime
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Old 01 October 2018, 03:13 PM
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Were's Salsa when you need hime
Ah yes I think you're right, it was Salsa selling these.
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Originally Posted by Rusti View Post
I totally get what you mean when you were talking about yours being more refined, this is a huge step from my spec D hawk so I only imagine how much more your beast is.
i also went from a Spec D to a 330s, and they are night & day in comparison. biggest difference i found was that you find yourself sitting IN the seat in the 330s rather than ON the seat in the Spec D

ive had mine 3yrs now driving daily and its a great car
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I'm here lol

Clear cluster no problem with new seals... No problem.
Overlays too
Pm me

330s rule lol


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On a silver car is go smoked with cut outs.

Can have that with you for Wednesday... As I've missed tonight for the post.

my car as of Rally Day.. very wet

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Salsa I saw your 330s at Rallyday it looked awesome.

​​​How hard was it to get the rear STi diffuser?
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Originally Posted by Gambit View Post
i also went from a Spec D to a 330s, and they are night & day in comparison. biggest difference i found was that you find yourself sitting IN the seat in the 330s rather than ON the seat in the Spec D

ive had mine 3yrs now driving daily and its a great car
Your not wrong Gambit I used to slide about all over the shop
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Originally Posted by Rusti View Post
Salsa I saw your 330s at Rallyday it looked awesome.

​​​How hard was it to get the rear STi diffuser?

JapanParts.com had to wait a while, but it came, made sure i had the commodity code from the HMRC website so i paid the correct import duty on it.
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lol why do people use pattern parts, call me old fashioned but the cost difference is small so why bother, also the garage that did this screwed it so tight the o ring was stuck hard to the oil pan!

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Yep I agree. Price difference is so little I only use genuine or upgraded parts.
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Really enjoyed the copper washer and over torqued sump drain plug as well
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Old 02 October 2018, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Rusti View Post
Really enjoyed the copper washer and over torqued sump drain plug as well
Get yourself a Fumoto valve
https://www.fumotooildrainvalve.com/
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OOoh. They are cool.
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Thats a cool looking device, have you got one on yours Don?
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Is the hole in that drain plug big enough to let all the large bits of 2.5 ringland and head gasket exit the sump safely every oil change?
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wow.....
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Originally Posted by salsa-king View Post
On a silver car is go smoked with cut outs.

Can have that with you for Wednesday... As I've missed tonight for the post.

my car as of Rally Day.. very wet
i saw it at Rally Day too. Who’s club stand were you on Phil

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Originally Posted by Rusti View Post
Thats a cool looking device, have you got one on yours Don?
Have had one on the WRX STI for the past 8yrs and it was on my forester for the 8 yrs before that.

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Is the hole in that drain plug big enough to let all the large bits of 2.5 ringland and head gasket exit the sump safely every oil change?
The lads at Adams seem to like it.
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Got a problem, new front pads and discs and under breaking I am getting vibration through pedal and steering wheel.

Wheels look OK as do tyres and I am not getting vibration without breaking or noise so thinking its not wheel bearings

Warped discs?
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do you know when the breaks were fitted?

I swapped all mine.. Front & Back and new pads at the same time.

EuroCar parts do the Brembo discs... wait till they do the 50% off sale

then bought the Brembo HP2000 Sport pads (F&R) and not having any issues. Breaking is so much better than the std set up.
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They were fitted by the dealer before selling the car which means they're going to be pretty naff IMO certainly not OEM he confirmed that.

The only odd thing is he replaced them due to vibration, which then leads you back to bushes/ bearing/ wheels etc. and there is no play or noise or vibration until I push the brake
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Smashing car Rusti, quick question I have the same wheels\colour on my hatch. Do you happen to know what the paint code/exact colour is or is it just a standard gun metal ?


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Originally Posted by TheOriginalAquapanther View Post
Smashing car Rusti, quick question I have the same wheels\colour on my hatch. Do you happen to know what the paint code/exact colour is or is it just a standard gun metal ?
The wheels are only available from Subaru in "Lusteric silver" so any other colour has been done by an owner.

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