Tidgy

2007 STI Limited

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In case folks aren't aware I have sold my Type R and hawk wagon and two weeks ago i picked up my new car. I wasn't gonna be without a subaru of course :D

So here's the new one. It's a 2007 WRX STI Limited. It's based on a eurospec Spec D STI but is 1 of only 25 RHD produced and imported into the UK.

UK spec D is a more subtle STI, same drive train, engine brakes and suspension but with front fogs, leather interior, silver wheels, no roof spoiler and low level spoiler (WRX spoiler), also only come in silver. 

STI limited is closer to a spec D than normal STI, but it has black painted brembo's, later revision engine and gearbox, A line lip spoiler and S204 black centre console.

Car has 63k on it and i found out i know the old owner who has really looked after it so well chuffed.

It's already had a couple of mods, Remapped to 340bhp 370ftlb, perrin belt cover and back/rear window tints.

So far I've had a few things done, full detail and ceramic laqure applied, pedders suspension, Uprated drop links all round, rear anti roll bar, front castor kit (also acts as an anti lift kit) and braided brakes lines and a sony DAB headunit.

 

Not really planning to do huge amounts to this one but prob do a few cosmetic things like wheel refurb, maybe throw a few more dress up bits at it.

 

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So bit of an update.

Been having issues with noisy and knocking suspension from the pedders on the rear end. Top mounts were found to be at fault so they were replaced. The new ones were even worse so a full set of rears were ordered and fitted. Problem still persisted so its been decided to replace them with a set of Tein Flex Z

http://www.tein.co.uk/product/flex_z.html

Have to say im pretty disappointed with the pedders and wont be recommending them to anyone.

I'll be there while they are fitted so i'll try to get some pics as they go in and then the final look of the car.

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Surprising that tidgy as I’m that impressed with the pedders on alexas forester, I’m having them fitted to the blob.


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10 hours ago, Shepbomb said:

Surprising that tidgy as I’m that impressed with the pedders on alexas forester, I’m having them fitted to the blob.


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I'm guessing its an issue with the widetrack fitment given they havn't been out that long.

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Very nice, maybe a tiny bit sleeperish in this guise too. 

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cheers, aye its a bit more subtle without the huge wing etc

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Small update, new suspension is great. Quieter in general, doesn't knock and rides better (less crashy and less bouncy).

 

Car has now gone for for a fettle on the engine, pretty much same basic spec as my type R,

Closed deck converted block

ACL Bearings

Manley Rods

Mahle Pistons

ARP headstuds

perrin inlet pipe

 

And then comes 1000 miles of torture lol

 

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I'm amazed it took you this long to get the engine worked on!

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3 minutes ago, Sandals said:

I'm amazed it took you this long to get the engine worked on!

hahaha true true. to be fair i was looking to sell it but was getting crap offers, so sod it crank her up 😄

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4 minutes ago, Tidgy said:

hahaha true true. to be fair i was looking to sell it but was getting crap offers, so sod it crank her up 😄

Sell it for what? I think it's a great looking car... and let's be honest, regardless of what you would replace it with, the engine would get ripped out and worked on regardless!

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13 minutes ago, Sandals said:

Sell it for what? I think it's a great looking car... and let's be honest, regardless of what you would replace it with, the engine would get ripped out and worked on regardless!

was looking at C63's, got stupid offers for mine so sod it.

 

i had looked at tuning the c63 already,,,,, lol

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A C63? RIP rear tyres and monthly fuel budget XD

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1 hour ago, Sandals said:

A C63? RIP rear tyres and monthly fuel budget XD

sound epic though, besides, not like mpg on a scoob is exactly great lol

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5 hours ago, Tidgy said:

sound epic though, besides, not like mpg on a scoob is exactly great lol

True... but still better than an AMG V8! They do sound amazing...

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looked at a c63 before purely for that sound - just awesome, would consider a monaro ute for the same reason 🤗

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yeah, they arn't bad prices now either, decent one is under 20k, just need to budget for having headstuds replaced on certain age cars

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Small update, poped up to clinic today. Engines out if the car ready for stripping. 

First hit of bad news is i checked the turbo while i was up there and its got a crack in the housing.

Not sure what plan is for thay yet. Need to find out what report says when engine is stripped.

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