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Old 11 January 2019, 02:41 PM
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Always wanted one of these, was seriously looking around 2015 but ended up back in another EP3

But finally back at 8250rpm again

First thoughts on it are, holy smokes it bloody shifts. Fair amount of Lag below 3.5/4k but then all hell lets loose.

Going to take some adjustment to my driving with the AWD and turbo.
It also feels humongous compared to my Eunos I have just sold

Everything is immaculate, the seats have had covers on for the last 18 years!! They are basically new.
All the door trim and sill plates still have the original protective plastic on from 2000, Well they did have until this morning.

Upgrades:

Sports cat
HKS Mushroom Air Filter
HKS Fan Controller
HKS Boost / temp / pressure Gauges
HKS Turbo Timer
Rear tints
TGV delete
Air con delete
Mapped to 350bhp / 350ft/lbs on V-power
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
Mishimoto Radiator
3.5" Exhaust system, came on the car from Japan but haven't figured what system yet.
Subaru body kit

I thought it was going to be overly loud with the 3.5 system and sports cat.
But the sound is perfect, I can get it off my drive without waking neighbours, no drone on motorway.
But can make plenty of noise on boost. Perfect combo!

Got a little shock when I planted my foot on greasy slip road and exited in a 4WD drift when boost came on.
Will definitely take some time to adjust driving style coming from the Eunos,
where it was flat out everywhere just to keep up with Mr sunday driver tootling along.

Anyway here's some pictures (from the ad):






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Old 11 January 2019, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jimbodeeni View Post
Always wanted one of these, was seriously looking around 2015 but ended up back in another EP3

But finally back at 8250rpm again

First thoughts on it are, holy smokes it bloody shifts. Fair amount of Lag below 3.5/4k but then all hell lets loose.

Going to take some adjustment to my driving with the AWD and turbo.
It also feels humongous compared to my Eunos I have just sold

Everything is immaculate, the seats have had covers on for the last 18 years!! They are basically new.
All the door trim and sill plates still have the original protective plastic on from 2000, Well they did have until this morning.

Upgrades:

Sports cat
HKS Mushroom Air Filter
HKS Fan Controller
HKS Boost / temp / pressure Gauges
HKS Turbo Timer
Rear tints
TGV delete
Air con delete
Mapped to 350bhp / 350ft/lbs on V-power
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
Mishimoto Radiator
3.5" Exhaust system, came on the car from Japan but haven't figured what system yet.
Subaru body kit

I thought it was going to be overly loud with the 3.5 system and sports cat.
But the sound is perfect, I can get it off my drive without waking neighbours, no drone on motorway.
But can make plenty of noise on boost. Perfect combo!

Got a little shock when I planted my foot on greasy slip road and exited in a 4WD drift when boost came on.
Will definitely take some time to adjust driving style coming from the Eunos,
where it was flat out everywhere just to keep up with Mr sunday driver tootling along.

Anyway here's some pictures (from the ad):




Lovely example that mate they look good in white don't they
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Old 11 January 2019, 02:49 PM
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Old 11 January 2019, 02:49 PM
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Yeah i love it in white, although its half brown at the moment, in need of a good clean this weekend!
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Old 11 January 2019, 02:50 PM
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Have a little bit of a coolant leak to sort out this weekend, got some decent oil and a black subaru filter to go on too.
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Old 11 January 2019, 03:09 PM
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Like the low spoiler look Please don't put a big wing on it.
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Old 11 January 2019, 04:35 PM
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Very nice mate. I like the wing mirrors over the standard units.
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Old 11 January 2019, 05:27 PM
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Great looking car that buddy. Enjoy.
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Old 11 January 2019, 07:09 PM
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Do you own a type r as well , think I spoke to you on that forum
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Sweet ride fella best of luck with it
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Old 14 January 2019, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ste333 View Post
Like the low spoiler look Please don't put a big wing on it.
No big wing for me thank you. Would be interested in a spoiler of an s202 but thats it.

Originally Posted by simon20vq View Post
Very nice mate. I like the wing mirrors over the standard units.
Yeah i haven't seen them before I got this, but a nice little touch.

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Do you own a type r as well , think I spoke to you on that forum
Not in current ownership of a type r, but had many in the past and will always remain active over on TRO as they are a good crowd.
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Fresh oil and filter done, Sorted coolant leak, bottom rad hose clip was failing on not tightening fully.
Swapped for a decent hose clamp, tight and no more leaks for now
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Fantastic. The bug shape has really grown on me and that looks like an excellent example.
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Had her in for MOT, no rear fog installed, the car has had two MOT's in the UK before me but obviously got away with the fog light issue.

I was going to go down the converting the offside reverse light as a fog light but didn't want the red bulb showing through in the clear part of the lights.

So I installed a dual filament bulb into offside brake light and have ran a switch through to the dash which just lights both filaments.

It passed with no advisories after this


Learnt that at least a 1/3 of a tank of fuel needs to be in the tank at all times, fast right hand corner and had fuel surge.

Why did they only put the anti fuel surge in the spec C
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Originally Posted by jimbodeeni View Post
Always wanted one of these, was seriously looking around 2015 but ended up back in another EP3

But finally back at 8250rpm again

First thoughts on it are, holy smokes it bloody shifts. Fair amount of Lag below 3.5/4k but then all hell lets loose.

Going to take some adjustment to my driving with the AWD and turbo.
It also feels humongous compared to my Eunos I have just sold

Everything is immaculate, the seats have had covers on for the last 18 years!! They are basically new.
All the door trim and sill plates still have the original protective plastic on from 2000, Well they did have until this morning.

Upgrades:

Sports cat
HKS Mushroom Air Filter
HKS Fan Controller
HKS Boost / temp / pressure Gauges
HKS Turbo Timer
Rear tints
TGV delete
Air con delete
Mapped to 350bhp / 350ft/lbs on V-power
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
Mishimoto Radiator
3.5" Exhaust system, came on the car from Japan but haven't figured what system yet.
Subaru body kit

I thought it was going to be overly loud with the 3.5 system and sports cat.
But the sound is perfect, I can get it off my drive without waking neighbours, no drone on motorway.
But can make plenty of noise on boost. Perfect combo!

Got a little shock when I planted my foot on greasy slip road and exited in a 4WD drift when boost came on.
Will definitely take some time to adjust driving style coming from the Eunos,
where it was flat out everywhere just to keep up with Mr sunday driver tootling along.

Anyway here's some pictures (from the ad):




Nice motor mate, always been a bug fan myself, now in my third Impreza, JDM bug like this in 08V but without all the body kit bits.
I'm going prodrive style route, and have a set of Turinis on it. Still think the standard Brembos are lacking even with the DBA T3 discs and PF pads, braided lines and RBF600 fluid I've put in it; at some point I spy a BBK in my future
BTW rear tints were standard on the JDM as far as I know, and TGV's you wouldn't have had anyway as only the WRX's had them

They're fun cars, I'm enjoying mine, but if it hasn't already been mapped for UK fuel it's worth a look, and also check your HKS filter isn't too heavily oiled - it was one of my first mods on my first Impreza WRX and it coated my MAF and made the car run horribly; was fine as soon as it came off - worth keeping an eye on if it starts feeling a bit lumpy!

Enjoy it, you very rarely see a bug in white!
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Originally Posted by jimbodeeni
Always wanted one of these, was seriously looking around 2015 but ended up back in another EP3

But finally back at 8250rpm again

First thoughts on it are, holy smokes it bloody shifts. Fair amount of Lag below 3.5/4k but then all hell lets loose.

Going to take some adjustment to my driving with the AWD and turbo.
It also feels humongous compared to my Eunos I have just sold

Everything is immaculate, the seats have had covers on for the last 18 years!! They are basically new.
All the door trim and sill plates still have the original protective plastic on from 2000, Well they did have until this morning.

Upgrades:

Sports cat
HKS Mushroom Air Filter
HKS Fan Controller
HKS Boost / temp / pressure Gauges
HKS Turbo Timer
Rear tints
TGV delete
Air con delete
Mapped to 350bhp / 350ft/lbs on V-power
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
Mishimoto Radiator
3.5" Exhaust system, came on the car from Japan but haven't figured what system yet.
Subaru body kit

I thought it was going to be overly loud with the 3.5 system and sports cat.
But the sound is perfect, I can get it off my drive without waking neighbours, no drone on motorway.
But can make plenty of noise on boost. Perfect combo!

Got a little shock when I planted my foot on greasy slip road and exited in a 4WD drift when boost came on.
Will definitely take some time to adjust driving style coming from the Eunos,
where it was flat out everywhere just to keep up with Mr sunday driver tootling along.

Anyway here's some pictures (from the ad):





Gorgeous. Getting tingly Initial D import vibes from that car
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...I was going to go down the converting the offside reverse light as a fog light but didn't want the red bulb showing through in the clear part of the lights...


You can get various style LED bulbs with colourless LEDs, which light up very bright red (or any other colour). I have one in my STi 5's converted O/S reversing lens.

LED red fog tail


Do it - it's the only way to fly! lol

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