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bonesetter 24 May 2011 06:37 PM

Type R
 
After months of trying to make a decision and then looking and viewing, I've just collected a truly stunning Type R...

Big thanks to Dave Garret (member) who has made a first class job of bringing an exceptional Scooby to an even higher standard. For sale thread

Car has covered just 40K miles. The underneath is 'as good' as the outer bodywork, which is amazing - see pics below

The engine is from a WR1 which has been rebuilt by Pennine Subaru. It hasn't been mapped yet as the engine has only got 1000 running-in miles, but I have to say of all the 7 Scooby's owned, and others I've listened to, this engine already is the sweetest I've heard. Me and a couple of mechanic, ex racers have standing over the engine bay just listening to the music :D

Here's a couple of pics (more on the for sale thread)
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_n...P1000924sm.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_n...000924crop.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_n...0/P1000920.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_n...0/P1000914.JPG

Dirk Diggler 75 24 May 2011 06:41 PM

Nice Clean Type R........

dan2926 24 May 2011 07:59 PM

Shes a beauty :thumb::thumb:

95turbowagon 24 May 2011 08:09 PM

Minter.

beef-on-the-bone 24 May 2011 08:17 PM

Looks great :-)

Phil555 24 May 2011 08:33 PM

Looks like a nice type R Nigel. Very rare being the WRX. IIRC I don't think it has DCCD???

bonesetter 24 May 2011 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by Phil555 (Post 10056285)
Looks like a nice type R Nigel. Very rare being the WRX. IIRC I don't think it has DCCD???

Spot on Phil - it's a WRX V-Ltd so has ABS instead - which I would rather have tbh. The STi has the DCCD

Needs a few bits n bobs doing, like fitting the Simtek along with a K&N, then mapping. Also needs undersealing at some point during the summer.

Getting it geo'd tomorrow as it needs it, then I'll decide if it needs any suspension changes, but that's about it

I think most scooby's you buy need a few personalisations to make them yours ;)

Thanks for the comments :thumb: :)

JonMc 24 May 2011 08:50 PM

Looks very clean - nice find:thumb:

dave_garrett 24 May 2011 09:05 PM

Gutted to see it go, enjoy it Nigel :).

JP4 24 May 2011 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by bonesetter (Post 10056088)
The engine is from a WR1 which has been rebuilt by Pennine Subaru.

Interesting....I heard that same engine in the "wr1" produced some crazy results having been mapped by Pat and was sold with young mileage. Anyhow Congrats! :thumb:

bonesetter 24 May 2011 09:38 PM


Originally Posted by dave_garrett (Post 10056355)
Gutted to see it go, enjoy it Nigel :).

Hey Dave, if i say there was nearly a tear in my eye as i drove away today it wouldn't be far from the truth as I know this was a forced sale of what is essentially a minter...

mervil 25 May 2011 08:22 PM

Lovely mate :thumb: not many WRX Type R's out there ;)

99greenwagon 25 May 2011 08:39 PM

very nice!

R1CH D 25 May 2011 09:42 PM

Love it, very nice.

Tomwrx 25 May 2011 09:46 PM

thats stunning mate.

love the wheels,

KJD Mk1 25 May 2011 09:59 PM

A rare car that, very nice :cool:

jameswrx 25 May 2011 10:10 PM


Originally Posted by bonesetter (Post 10056318)
Spot on Phil - it's a WRX V-Ltd so has ABS instead - which I would rather have tbh. The STi has the DCCD

Needs a few bits n bobs doing, like fitting the Simtek along with a K&N, then mapping. Also needs undersealing at some point during the summer.

Getting it geo'd tomorrow as it needs it, then I'll decide if it needs any suspension changes, but that's about it

I think most scooby's you buy need a few personalisations to make them yours ;)

Thanks for the comments :thumb: :)

Looks very nice.

I'd add a newage sti top mount to your list :thumb:

bonesetter 26 May 2011 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by mervil (Post 10057888)
Lovely mate :thumb: not many WRX Type R's out there ;)

Agreed, rare as hen's teeth :D

Especially in the condition it's in

bonesetter 26 May 2011 08:51 AM


Originally Posted by jameswrx (Post 10058158)
Looks very nice.

I'd add a newage sti top mount to your list :thumb:

Yes, I think that's a must isn't it (think the top brace wont fit after fitting, but I can live without that)

Phil555 26 May 2011 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by bonesetter (Post 10058500)
Yes, I think that's a must isn't it (think the top brace wont fit after fitting, but I can live without that)

Any idea why the STI TMIC has not been fitted? IIRC the WR1 engine is the same as an STI with a few extra horses.

bonesetter 26 May 2011 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by Phil555 (Post 10059426)
Any idea why the STI TMIC has not been fitted? IIRC the WR1 engine is the same as an STI with a few extra horses.

Good point. Might possibly make the job of fitting a new age top mount easier...

However, doesn't the gearbox mount interfere?

Phil555 26 May 2011 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by bonesetter (Post 10059431)
Good point. Might possibly make the job of fitting a new age top mount easier...

However, doesn't the gearbox mount interfere?

Hence my reply on the type R forum bud. I right ball ache.........LOL.

martin850 27 May 2011 06:15 PM

Stunning mate :)

bonesetter 08 June 2011 06:41 PM

More suspension goodies...

F&R ARB's (24/22), ALK, roll centre & bump steer correction, P1 springs, solid drop links, rear camber bolts, Whiteline HD steering rack bushes

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-I...0/P1000943.JPG

Rota GRA's...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b...0/P1000944.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1...0/P1000945.JPG

Bits fitted today :D
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-l...0/P1000946.JPG

ALK was a bit of a ball ache - bushing had to be press fitted :mad:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G...0/P1000947.JPG

And here's the car for a comparison immediately after fitting (17" wheels not fitted yet)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b...0/P1000948.JPG

Geo being done in the morning...:cool:

Steve777 08 June 2011 08:40 PM

Looks a nice one fella :thumb:

Phil555 08 June 2011 08:49 PM

Looking good. Front DL will not show any improvement IMO.. Probs better off with the OE ones as they slant to suit the roll bar better. Few lads I know have used the WL front DL and they've popped out.

bonesetter 08 June 2011 08:57 PM


Originally Posted by Phil555 (Post 10081177)
Looking good. Front DL will not show any improvement IMO.. Probs better off with the OE ones as they slant to suit the roll bar better. Few lads I know have used the WL front DL and they've popped out.

Agreed on this Phil and thanks for the heads up on something I wasn't too happy with.

The angle of the DL's were quite oblique when I first fitted the bar, but after a bit of fettleing I have managed to get a more satisfactory vertical alignment. However, I will watching them like a hawk

The front wheel in the pic looks high in the arch, which might be something to do with the arb, although the nearside looks very low - the suspension does have some settleing in to do however, which I'll start tomorrow after geo :norty:

Arnie_1 08 June 2011 11:10 PM

Nice! The only reason the bushing has pulled on the alu/poly droplinks is due to incorrect installation. Namely, the installer put the incorrect sized washer at the end of the bushing. You need to put the larger washer at the end of the "empty" side of the endlink. It captures the bushing and keeps it from pulling through. Every single time I've seen a pulled bushing it has been 100% due to installer error and this was the cause despite it being clearly spelled out in the included instructions. ;) Your endlinks, at least the one's pictured, look to be installed correctly. I like the OEM ball joint droplinks but they don't hold up over time on a larger bar. I've had the ball joint pop out using a heavy bar and sticky tires. For road use you should be fine with the OEM but the WL droplink will be a more secure solution if you go sticky or put lots of load on the bar. I agree, you won't feel a difference between the two as the connection is already direct with the ball joint style drop links. Its a more noticeable difference with the steel control arms (GC) and the plastic droplinks. In this case, its more of a security issue/solution.

One thing of concern is the missing cotter pins on the castellated nuts on the roll center kit ball joint and tie rod. Make sure you have those installed.

I don't see why you'd need to press fit the ALK bushing. You yank the control arm down with a pry bar and slide the whole ALK right onto the control arm. Easy. You have to unbolt the tranny carrier so you can clear it when you slide the ALK on.

Actually, before you get your geometry set do one last thing: the free caster mod. You need to rotate the rear pin 180 deg on the front control arm. you'll get about .5 deg more caster this way. for free! so if you can put off your geo for a few hours, do this mod first.

massive thread on it, though pics are missing or buried deep in the thread: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-suspe...astor-mod.html

BTW, gorgeous, gorgeous car. Love it. And good choice on going with 17"s. They are a better size for the classic.

As far as the ride height looking high in that pic, have you rolled the car at all after lowering the car on the ground? Or did you take the pic directly after letting the car on the ground? If so, the wheels are binding inwards and keeping the ride height high. all you have to do is roll the car forward a few meters and then back and the suspension will settle properly.

As a further heads up, the ALK bolts and ARB/droplinks should be given their final torquing when the suspension is fully loaded not up in the air on jack stands. you'll need the front wheels on ramps for this. And if you want to be really picky about how your car handles, you should loosen and retighten your front control front bolt (17mm) fully loaded as well. It will "release" the rotated tension of the bushing and reset it to zero under load. You want rubber bushings to be at their "rest" postion, i.e. not rotated when the car is at its static ride height.

As far as the engine being from a WR1, perhaps its just the shortblock? The intake manifold is not from a late model, i.e. WR1 STi. Actually pretty much nothing I can see up top is GD STi/WR1.

Here's a pic of my intake manifold which is an STi V8 (stock WRX intercooler tho.):

http://frustmag.com/car_pics_for_web/engine_bay.jpg

andythejock01wrx 08 June 2011 11:22 PM

Looks v P1, and I mean that as a compliment! Lurvely!

Great wheels too!

andythejock01wrx 08 June 2011 11:23 PM


Originally Posted by Arnie_1 (Post 10081485)
Nice! The only reason the bushing has pulled on the alu/poly droplinks is due to incorrect installation. Namely, the installer put the incorrect sized washer at the end of the bushing. You need to put the larger washer at the end of the "empty" side of the endlink. It captures the bushing and keeps it from pulling through. Every single time I've seen a pulled bushing it has been 100% due to installer error and this was the cause despite it being clearly spelled out in the included instructions. ;) Your endlinks, at least the one's pictured, look to be installed correctly. One thing of concern is the missing cotter pins on the castellated nuts on the roll center kit ball joint and tie rod. Make sure you have those installed.

Actually, before you get your geometry set do one last thing: the free caster mod. You need to rotate the rear pin on the front control arm. you'll get a bit more caster this way. for free!

BTW, gorgeous, gorgeous car. Love it.

Nusslich! Sind Sie eigentlich Deutscher? ;)


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