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Old 01 November 2016, 07:53 PM
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Default My Blobeye Spec C Type RA

So a couple of weeks back I picked up my latest car, that being a MY05 Blobeye Spec C Type RA.

It's totally standard at present and I don't plan to change it much beyond that, it's rapid as is and the handling is great.

So far I've had a Cobra Thatcham category 1 alarm / immobiliser fitted at Sunroofs And Stripes as it's required for my insurance policy.

I do have some things planned for the car, just enhancements rather than modifications and all using genuine STi parts or JDM high quality items.

This list isn't definitive and some things might not even get done, as below:

Fit STi McGard black wheel nuts.
Change the head unit to a Pioneer App Radio 2.
Fit genuine Subaru wind deflectors.
Replace aftermarket JDM header / radiator caps with genuine standard items.
Replace rear silencer with an aftermarket STi sports silencer.
Modify suspension struts to accept grease nipples (a common widetrack Impreza issue).

I think that's about it I think, at least for the moment.





















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Old 01 November 2016, 11:53 PM
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Nice to see you back in a scoob, what made you buy another Impreza?

Car looks a nice example..
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Old 02 November 2016, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by greg320 View Post
Nice to see you back in a scoob, what made you buy another Impreza?

Car looks a nice example..
I put a wanted post up on here to see what was about for sale and the then owner responded, to be honest I was going to leave it until early next year before doing anything but it came along at the right price and the exact model I was looking at.

I was considering a vast array of cars but it was just right car so it was hard to pass up on.
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I"M SO! JEALOUS!
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Originally Posted by jap_master View Post
I"M SO! JEALOUS!
It will be for sale before santa arrives
Looks a nice example Ty
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Here we go again, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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Originally Posted by jap_master View Post
I"M SO! JEALOUS!

She is a nice car, that's for sure.

Originally Posted by sniffmydiff View Post
It will be for sale before santa arrives
Looks a nice example Ty

Thanks Geraint, not for sale yet and no plans to change either.

Originally Posted by ditchmyster View Post


Here we go again, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Who woke you up?
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Old 05 November 2016, 04:00 PM
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i just love that spoiler and those wheels. That's exactly how i want my car to look like. Been trying really hard to find those 2 things, but no luck . You're an very lucky man Cannon Fodder, i still get very jealous when i see your car
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Originally Posted by jap_master View Post
i just love that spoiler and those wheels. That's exactly how i want my car to look like. Been trying really hard to find those 2 things, but no luck . You're an very lucky man Cannon Fodder, i still get very jealous when i see your car
Thanks, they are unfortunately as rare as hens teeth tending to only be available on the RA, but I'm sure that you can order them as separate parts from the likes of Japanparts.com although I think by the time you've paid all the costs they won't be cheap.
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So today I fitted the Pioneer App Radio 2, changed the radiator and header tank caps for genuine items, changed the pollen filter and fitted the STi aftermarket exhaust silencer. The head unit install was relatively easy, although far harder than I remember from when I put one in my old Forester STi.

What the hell brands are these?





Genuine items back in place.





Look at the grime in the filter folds, it was full of crap.





STi JDM goodness.



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Old 05 November 2016, 06:44 PM
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Done well on the exhaust mate
Thanks Stu, yes it's a lovely exhaust and has got a great note, once bedded in it'll only get better.
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Looking very nice ty, I'm sure the mods you've got planned will suit the vehicle perfectly.
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Old 06 November 2016, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by DannyBoy007 View Post
Looking very nice ty, I'm sure the mods you've got planned will suit the vehicle perfectly.
Thanks Danny.
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Exhaust looks spot on ,
Like the approach your taking with it
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Looking good Tyron, nice to see the exhaust in its rightful home

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Done well on the exhaust mate
He sure did do well
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Originally Posted by scooby kid View Post
Exhaust looks spot on ,
Like the approach your taking with it
Thanks, just making slight improvements to the car using genuine parts, there's no reason to make big wholesale changes.

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Looking good Tyron, nice to see the exhaust in its rightful home

He sure did do well
Cheers Steve, she cleaned up very nicely.
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Stunning car,now that would tempt me back into a scooby.
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Originally Posted by derek sti View Post
Stunning car,now that would tempt me back into a scooby.
It did exactly that for me.
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Really nice car.
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Car looking great Ty, but you forgot the obligatory "I've got a roof Vent and I'm gonna show it off" photo!

Loved Max's old white one, hellova weapon on the B roads round here, not a lot will keep up.
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Originally Posted by The Sheep Worrier View Post
Car looking great Ty, but you forgot the obligatory "I've got a roof Vent and I'm gonna show it off" photo!

Loved Max's old white one, hellova weapon on the B roads round here, not a lot will keep up.
Thanks Rob, done the vent thing so many times before that I don't even think of it as being out of the ordinary now.

I agree that they're great cars, and as you say on the right roads not much will keep up.
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Cracking example once again! You can help me find one if I ever have the cash to get back in the fold.
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Cracking example once again! You can help me find one if I ever have the cash to get back in the fold.
Thanks Rich, I'd be happy to help.
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I've ordered a set of Rally Armor UR flaps in black with blue logos to replace the existing tarmac cleaner flaps that I currently have fitted.

From previous purchases I know that they perfectly fit the car, their quality is A1 and they protect the bodywork without looking OTT.
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Looks a nice car Tyron, hope you enjoy this one a lot more than the others
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Originally Posted by KJD Mk1 View Post
Looks a nice car Tyron, hope you enjoy this one a lot more than the others

So far, so good Kev.


I hope to see you and the 911, plus a few others on the 11th of December - I think that is the next Sunday morning meet over the border?
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c'mon guys. get this thread to 10 pages so ty can sell this to me !

Nice more you got there sonny !!!
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c'mon guys. get this thread to 10 pages so ty can sell this to me !

Nice more you got there sonny !!!
Thanks Shaun, you're too kind.

Not for sale, not planning on anytime soon either, but I've said that before as well.
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Very nice Spec C RA. I've not previously come across a Blobeye one before.

I'm looking around for something nice myself. I'd love an S202 but currently getting tempted by a Spec C RA. Not sure about an S203 or S204 though and I don't want to go to the expense of an RA-R, as I've already got money tied-up in a very nice R32 GTR.
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Originally Posted by infomotive View Post
Very nice Spec C RA. I've not previously come across a Blobeye one before.

I'm looking around for something nice myself. I'd love an S202 but currently getting tempted by a Spec C RA. Not sure about an S203 or S204 though and I don't want to go to the expense of an RA-R, as I've already got money tied-up in a very nice R32 GTR.

Thanks, not many around in either Blobeye or Hawkeye shape - I had only ever seen 1 Blobeye RA before buying this one and that was owned by someone that I know.


I have owned a couple of S202's and they are very similar cars to the RA in terms of handling, but the power delivery in the RA is very linear due to the twin scroll setup whereas the S202 is very much old school turbo power delivery. I would say try both models if you can, you may prefer the power delivery of one over the other.


I do like a nice Skyline and have looked at R33's and would love an R34 but nothing has ever really caught my eye at the right time - although I would look seriously at a R33 V Spec II should I come across one.


I have driven an R34 and loved it, they feel big and bulky but the power delivery was great and it handled very well indeed.
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