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Old 29 November 2018, 12:17 AM
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After being on this forum for a fair few years thought I would share the thread to track progress of my hatch. All be it slow progress. This is my 2nd Impreza, previously owned a Bug STi.

My plans were to keep the car relatively standard but they soon changed. Had the car a couple of months and decided to take the car to Scoobyclinic for a map. All went fine until the end of the session when the head gasket decided to let go.

From then after a couple of months of pondering I decided to go all in and get a forged CDB engine built. I’m now saving for a new turbo and ancillaries. Kev has recommended the SC42 billet +. I’m not particularly chasing numbers but hoping for something that will go like a stabbed rat!

A friend of mine owns a detailing company so let him work his magic on it, it really needed it!

I also picked up some Rotas because I really don’t like the standard 330s wheels. Everybody seems to have rotas but hey, I really like them and it’s actually my 2nd set!

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FInally a pic of my old Bug that I really miss! Would be really cool if the owner was on here!







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Funny i went from a bugeye STI to a 330s too. (FR tdi Leon for a year in between but lets not talk about that).
i also said i was leaving it standard , I also ignored myself and got it mapped and it blew up (pistons) , i also got Rota wheels the same as yours (but gold)

i like the 330s wheels , they just aren't wide enough. A set of spacers helps.
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Awesome looking 330s, good to see there are a few of us on here at the moment.
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Nice car. I'm just about to go SC42 billet on my MY15, can't wait.

Keep the pictures and progress coming.
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Old 29 November 2018, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Rusti View Post
Awesome looking 330s, good to see there are a few of us on here at the moment.
I was sold on the extras but most importantly the seats!

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Nice car. I'm just about to go SC42 billet on my MY15, can't wait.

Keep the pictures and progress coming.
You'll have to let me know what its like! Kev told me to go for the SC42 billet plus, he said it makes the same or more power than the SC46 but quicker spool! I wanted the new shape but couldn't stretch the budget enough, saying that though, I probably could have with factoring my new engine in ect....

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Funny i went from a bugeye STI to a 330s too. (FR tdi Leon for a year in between but lets not talk about that).
i also said i was leaving it standard , I also ignored myself and got it mapped and it blew up (pistons) , i also got Rota wheels the same as yours (but gold)

i like the 330s wheels , they just aren't wide enough. A set of spacers helps.
Haha, there's probably more 2.5's with forged engines than standard these days I bet! Epic wheel choice btw

I've set my odometer to count up the miles since it was forged and was advised to give it an oil change every 4K. I've just reached 4K and bought oil and a filter and then just realised 2K of those was running in so i've only done 2K since the last one. Oh well, it's there for next time DOH!

I noticed the car had massive under steer and started tracking the road, a quick inspection when changing the wheels pointed out that the lower control arm bushes were shot so I also ordered a Perrin PSRS bush kit for it.




Also a few close up pics of when my friend detailed it for me.






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I was sold on the extras but most importantly the seats!



You'll have to let me know what its like! Kev told me to go for the SC42 billet plus, he said it makes the same or more power than the SC46 but quicker spool! I wanted the new shape but couldn't stretch the budget enough, saying that though, I probably could have with factoring my new engine in ect....



Haha, there's probably more 2.5's with forged engines than standard these days I bet! Epic wheel choice btw

I've set my odometer to count up the miles since it was forged and was advised to give it an oil change every 4K. I've just reached 4K and bought oil and a filter and then just realised 2K of those was running in so i've only done 2K since the last one. Oh well, it's there for next time DOH!

I noticed the car had massive under steer and started tracking the road, a quick inspection when changing the wheels pointed out that the lower control arm bushes were shot so I also ordered a Perrin PSRS bush kit for it.




Also a few close up pics of when my friend detailed it for me.










just to give u the idea of how the 330s wheels look with spacers and coilovers.
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just to give u the idea of how the 330s wheels look with spacers and coilovers.
That's much better! What size spacers did you use?

My Rotas are the same size wheels as the 330s ones.
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That's much better! What size spacers did you use?

My Rotas are the same size wheels as the 330s ones.



My rotas had 15mm all round which sat perfect. The 330s wheels are a bit of a bollox as they are completly flat on the back so 25mm is required. But 25 is too wide on the front so 20mm fit but require the OEM studs to have 3mm chopped off.


oh and my rear arches are rolled
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Received my ALK kit to replace the worn lower control arm bushes. Had to change to the Superpro variant because the Perrin ones has been discontinued. Looking forward to getting these on, Car feels like driving a jelly at the mo.



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looking great these hatches
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That looks mean!
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