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Old 22 January 2009, 09:15 PM
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Bought the car about a week ago from JapPerformance for just over 5k.



Spec when bought:

TEIN Driving Master HR Coilovers
CUSCO ARB's and braces.
Greddy FMIC
Greddy Hardpipes
Greddy induction kit
Uprated fuel pump
HKS hyper exhaust (cat back)
uprated tubular (poss Greddy) headers

SARD boost guage
Turbo Timer
Adjustable rear wing
Ganador elec wing mirrors
17x7.5" Advans.... one is dented though :/








Initial plans are to strip weight out, add brakes and tyres and see how it handles.
I'm not holding out much hope for the TEIN Susp thats on it just now though.

It needs a mappable ECU and 3" turbo back system to replace the old OE down pipe and loud HKS cat back sys. Then after that I'll be chasing 400bhp until the engine pops and a 2.5 is slipped in.

Already stipped the boot (minus sound deadning so far), Air Con is out and the TMIC spray is gone... along with front fogs. Also done some temp repairs to exhaust till new one has been bought.




Also had it on the rollers at WallacePerformance before knowing/fixing the manifold and exhaust




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More to come.... I'll keep this one updated now that I know about the projects section LOL

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Old 28 April 2009, 09:29 PM
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started stripping the Impreza









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Old 28 April 2009, 09:35 PM
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busy busy!!!!

liking the diddy mirrors!!!
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Old 29 April 2009, 05:47 PM
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fitted MS stopper, sorted out adjustable rear wing, removed some more sound-deadning fitted harnesses to OE driver seat for now (no buckets yet :/ )
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Old 30 April 2009, 08:23 AM
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anyone recommend a turbo back 3" system on a budget?
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Old 30 April 2009, 09:02 AM
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Jetex/revolution.
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Old 02 May 2009, 07:11 PM
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Took it out for its first trackday. More a fault finding exercise to see what was needing done first. All went very well once I got the hang of the car and its more twitchy nature (compared to skyline). Had the back end locking up down shifting early on, and wild over steer. Sorted out my driving and a few clicks up on the DCCD all a lot more controllable. Hint of understeer if too hot into corner, as expected.

Running standard calipers front/rear with fresh fluid and MS stopper. No problems with them but the car is running very light and sub 300bhp. No fade at all, with nice firm pedal. Looks to be 'endless' pads front and greenstuff rear (green pads at least.... hope they arent LOL )

Tyres - need to be better. Car was slithering about, but that was quite good fun. Its still running the jap spec Toyo trampio's it was imported with.

Susp - very surprised. Lacks the composure of the damping in the skyline, but it'll do for now. Very little noticable body roll, but quite crashy on quick bumps. Its running ancient Tein basic spec coilovers (type HR from memory)

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his n hers trackcars. Hers is a bit quicker than mine



















me in the skyboat... wet, medium boost

YouTube - TrackScotland 1st May 2009 - Skyline R32 GTR - 1


Fee - Skyline

YouTube - TrackScotland 1st May 2009 - Skyline R32 GTR - 2

Fee - Skyline with wee gravel excursion

YouTube - TrackScotland 1st May 2009 - Skyline R32 GTR - 3

AK - Impreza, with little 'off' at end

YouTube - TrackScotlad 1st May - Impreza TypeR

AK - Impreza trying to keep up with skyline!

YouTube - TrackScotland 1st May - Impreza vs Skyline[/

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right...

Revolution 3" downpipe and 3" system ordered.

Now I need some advice on brakes! I was planning on 330mm 8pot Ksports for the fronts but I cant get them as cheaply as I was hoping. I dont want to spend 3k or so on a set of 'desiger' label brakes LOL. Can anyone suggest a set of brakes around that size that are tried and tested on track?! Are D2 ****e, or 'same' as K Sport?
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Gold Brembo's work fine for me.
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Or a 2nd hand set of APs from ebay or scoobynet
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Old 13 May 2009, 12:15 AM
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Adam, this is a pretty good deal here

https://www.scoobynet.com/group-buys...ers-895-a.html

i bought my AP four pots second hand for slightly less than this price
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Old 13 May 2009, 07:45 PM
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cheers Dunk.

I think i'd prob opt for 330mm 8pot KSports over the AP 4pots. They will be pretty much the same price once you've factored in the parts of the kit you dont get with the godspeed group buy. Braided lines etc.

It's in my mind now though, so I'll have a think LOL

Shopping list....

Seats
Brakes
Tyres
Steering Wheel
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new seat arrived

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how wide is it??? similar to standard seat??? long been tempted by buckets.............
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Old 27 May 2009, 11:32 AM
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That's the Excel size so it is slightly wider than the normal bucket seats, but not sure by how much exactly.
We have the OMP Pista in standard width in the skyline and there is a noticable difference
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looking very nice, not a fan of the mirrors personally.
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Old 27 May 2009, 10:45 PM
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they arent for looks

I hated the ganadors, so they had to go. The SPA items were cheap, and very very light weight. I think i may have to lower them slightly though, as the view is a tiny bit obscured in the psgr side one.

R888's on their way
2.25l Lifeline plumbed in extinguisher arrived
HeatWrap arrived foir downpipe and headers
passenger bucket ordered - Magnum prosport
Cage getting fitted just now
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not hangin around are you!!
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Great project, you've obviously done it before

What are the small welded corners that you have done either side of the rear bulk head, and the rear footwells for?
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Old 03 June 2009, 01:09 PM
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thats the foot plates for the cage.... make the floor stronger

(i havent been doing the welding, SM Motorsport)

I welded in our old 205 GTi cage.... that was fun LOL
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OMP Corsica dished steering wheel and quick release boss ordered

All important TOW stickers arrived.

Fee's been busing wrapping presents :|




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awesome adam . lokkin forward to seeing this in ta
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Looking good mate... need to get ourselfs a roll cage!

How much did that set you back?
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the cage or the car?

Car - 5k
Cage - 5-600 i think (not sure, my wife bought it ) + fitting
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The cage... seems quite cheap that... im after one
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Some more pics of the work on the Impreza:

Mounting points welded onto the floor:


Stitch welding:


Door bars being welded in:


Rear mounting fully welded in:


And onto the main hoop:


Dash bar refitted:


Turret tie ins:



Going back together:


The car is actually finished just now, but I've not got any pics of it all back together yet.
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Finishing off the seat mountings:



And all done!







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