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  1. Thank you for the recommendation guys. Godspeed did a tidy job.
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  2. Apexi ecu 550 inj front mounted intercooler Standard turbo hks mushroom air induction kit decat down pipe straight through midsection ( not for Road use🤫) cobra back box
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  3. Get the Japan made kyb excel G shocks and the matching non sls RA6028 springs and you done proper for under £200 . https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323874493110?epid=248894226&hash=item4b686c92b6:g:XXsAAOSw0eNdQ~n5 If you used original springs that why it still sags and if replacement springs sls spec then it still sags. Hard beat KYB and the shocks and springs as listed in this thread are proper non SLS spec that give ride height in service spec range . What shocks did you use ? is likely just the RA6028 springs on shocks you got will give correct height . Pedders are decent enough bu
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  4. @kash0613 The UK based Toyota Forums are also a little poorly populated but there seems be a few people, like on here, that keep the topics going. The mainly US forum is very active. It's called the 'world' forum but mainly US, Canadian and the occasional EU subscriber. The range of topics covered is wide and diverse and I've found it beneficial to read through the old posts. The US get big financial incentives to buy Hybrid and PHEV cars which we in the UK no longer get and even the pure EV cars have had the UK government cash back reduced. I do find it strange that they bang on about
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  5. @Jay762 thanks, the XV is my third Subaru my previous cars being Forrester's, it’s the same dealer and has been excellent in the past. Overall the XV is a great car.
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  6. I guess that as Toyota own 20% of Subaru and they are the largest share holder I’m not really moving away from Subaru but just to another part of the family! it’s interesting that Toyota and Subaru are in a major development to design the BZ cars, with Toyota’s battery technology, my understanding is that Toyota got access to Subaru’s 4 wheel drive train as part of the deal. The battery they are looking to use is a development between Toyota and Panasonic and uses a a solid state battery which is high density and can be charged to 80% in 10 mins. that’s the future I guess and it’s wh
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  7. I've sent you my info in private message mate. If you need to ring can get me on that number but let me know 1st if I don't know the number I tend to ignore it 🤣🤣🤣
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  8. Changed the engine oil earlier in the week, so easy and clean witha Fumoto drain valve, whilst underneath noticed the front inner brake discs were developing a bit of a wear ridge, removed calipers and discs after work today i think those discs were originals, painted the unswept parts of the new discs (hate seeing rusty discs) re-assembly tomorrow. Will service the rear brakes too, and may change a sumpful of autogearbox oil whilst in me overalls. Swapping over to the summer wheel/tyre set at the same time.
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  9. Ok thanks guys I'll have a little think tonight my only concern if I had to fork out money for tickets prior to show and there are no shows or payments etc
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  10. So the new colour has finally arrived. Now to find the time to wrap it 🙂
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  11. Just refurbishing my alloys for my gc8. So far the prep is going well.
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  12. @Rocket Gold Star you’ve obviously gone to a great deal of trouble to source and find alternatives and reasonably priced. I figure the average car owner is not going to do that and will just have to rock up at the dealers and pay the man. Wheel bearings and front pads seem to be a feature that crops up regularly. I honestly can not remember having to think about issues such as these within the warranty period of the cars. (Apologies for going way off subject during this thread)
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  13. Thanks guys for the tips/advice. Even pattern part replacement is stupid money - £175 from ICP when I only need the bracket - so got a local garage to weld the bracket up. Can't be any worse than any part I might be able to fabricate myself 😝 Fit this morning headlight beam already looking better 👍
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  14. The Early Exiga we’re sold in Japan, Indonesia and Australia (Legacy Exiga) from 2009 they have lots of other goodies like lane departure etc. A lot of Japanese go for a top of the range Sony sound system inc TV. Unfortunately they don’t work in the uk so a retro fit unit has to be fitted. The newer ones will be more expensive!! Make sure if you get one you get the cam belt etc changed and change all oils etc. As you will probably get no service history. Still can’t get a drivers hand book in English.
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  15. Hello everyone I am a new member and just wondered why there doesn’t seem to be any section for the Levorg. Is it because there are very few owners? I have a 2016 1.6 turbo and very pleased with the car so far after over a year of ownership. Hope we can set up a Levorg section to share info. Thanks all. Best wishes, Peter.
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  16. Actually I've been posting for over a year, and there are quite a few Levorg owners on here
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  17. @kash0613 Looks great and I’m sure you’ll be counting the days down. I think it’s far to say that we are doing our bit to help the economy bounce back after the Covid situation! 😄 is that the colour you’ve chosen? What finally decided you to move away from the Subaru? My RAV is on UK soil and still due at the end of the month, fingers crossed. I went for a red body and black roof combination.
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  18. Do not always downshift and Bruuuuup... Just learn to cruise
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  19. I've taken the plunge and got myself an 08 Exiga GT 🙂 .. Car is still somewhere crossing the ocean but should have it in hand in July [fingers crossed].. will post pics when i get it. Soo excited to finally downsize from my Alphard to something more sporty 😜 sneak peak of what i'm getting...
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  20. @Rocket Gold Star what a pain in the **** and £300 down. That really puts you off the dealer a d I think we can all sympathise but in many ways there’s not much you can do except try to find another dealer. I’ve had a quick look and can’t see anything like the shims you’re after so I think you’ll have to try to get a dealer to order them for you. Maybe try, https://subaru-parts.co.uk or something similar, good luck.
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  21. Afternoon all - trying to keep my rusty old tank on the road, even if it drinks like a deep-sea fisherman locked in a distillery. I'm no mechanic, but looking forward to learning from your experience.
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  22. No you are correct..I suspect xv's in particular which have such low volume sales in the u.k will be become a real problem in terms of spare part availability in the future.... especially as the number of Subaru dealers is reducing as time goes by. I rather suspect this is my last Subaru as it stands.
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  23. Sorry to hear you’re having so much trouble finding pads. I’m sorry to bang on about it but it’s a problem of having a car with such low UK production problems. My MOT a few weeks ago said I should monitor the brakes and when I talked to the tester he said I’d need to change them by the next MOT but they were OK in the medium term. There looks to me to be 5mm+ of material still there. Just hope you manage to get it sorted ASAP, I share your pain, good luck.
    1 point
  24. @kash0613 understand about the caravan we had one for for about 10 years and needed a decent car weight, hitch nose weight and torque from the car to make driving comfortable. I always wanted to keep to the 85% rule. The very best tow car was the Isuzu Trooper, 3.5 Turbo D, which could tow most things up the side of a house! Of course not much good in terms of emissions etc., different times. Agree that Subaru have not kept up the pace on electrification etc., although they released cars in the US that never made the grade. I really think the next big step is the BZ joint development wi
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  25. id happily go full electric now to be honest but we have a small Swift base camp caravan that's a necessity as far as holidays go for at least the next 12 months and finding a reasonably priced full ev that can tow any caravan is an impossibility hence my interest in a phev next time. When we are not towing I can see us running in ev mode for 99% of the time which may well pay for the change of vehicle in itself if not offset the cost by a great deal. It's a shame that Subaru are so far behind the ev/phev curve at the minute as I absolutely love my xv in terms of the driving experien
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  26. @kash0613 sounds like you have a good plan and for similar reasons in terms of car size. Although I liked the XV MHV the boot size is reduced even further. I do think there will be a few more cars with a decent PHEV range on the market soon and they make sense as a bridging car to full EV, for me the range anxiety of going to a full EV right now just would not work. The MG looks good and I think is good value right now and priced to build market share, similar to the Skoda brand a few years ago. I will be keeping up to date with the forum and if I can make a comment I will do so b
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  27. Thanks @Gambit, appreciate the welcome!
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  28. Hi @savage bulldogs thanks she getting there slowly I put 4 new classic coilpacks in would not know where to start by putting newage coilpacks on it lol 😂 well got her out for the weekend she does need a clean had to get a new battery she was dead ☠️ hopefully attowe will do his magic on her 🤞🏼
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  29. Hi all just got her out for the first time this year just fitted new radiator on and deleted Aircon Air gone all she needs doing now is getting her back to Clive attowe for the remapping I be letting ya all know what BHP she is hopefully we are not on lockdown this time I might be able to go in🤞
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  30. I'm sure I've seen that on this forum a few years back but unfortunately can't remember their username . Unusual body kit , especially on a wagon , I like it though think it really works 👍
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  31. Sorry ,Think I might have skim read w reg as wrx , sounds like a good excuse so I'm sticking with that one 🤐😂 Unfortunately I dont know much about classic non turbo wagons .v6 gf8 I think would be the turbo equivalent of year wagon . Hopefully one of the na owners can help , @nictriumph maybe?
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  32. Thank you for the reply...I believe mine is a standard 2 litre MK1 impreza non turbo.
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  33. Just checked my emails I have not got one. Might have binned it though without looking 😔
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  34. One o2 sensor on a v6 and its located in the downpipe neck just after the turbo hotside, buddy 👍
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  35. Nice one mate. 👍
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  36. Yes it seems that way...last few days i been steady 60 and 70 max very rarely and fuel consumption was not bad at all...I guess I just been heavy footed without reqlising as it's such a joy to do drive. Yes I saw the post about the green connectors under the steering wheel and will give that a shot...finally how many O2 sensors does this model have and where are they located ? Kind regards
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  37. Actually just checked the website it’s pretty straight forward. We get a club access code and people can book and pay for club tickets directly using that code, so no risk of non payers etc. Deadline is 16th August and we must have minimum 5 cars otherwise they will bump us to the general display area. Prices are £25 entry ticket per person £12 per person for Friday and Saturday night camping (£10 for the kids over 5, free under) - I won’t be camping I doubt £35 for 20 minutes of track time and another £10 for passengers I’ll be happy to sort out gett
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  38. I think so too but just reluctant to buy without at least sitting in one!
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  39. Yes, if you look at your used assembly for reference you see motor attached by three #3 JIC cross head machine screws . Undo those with care and tips from main post and job jobbed in no time . Take care with the door trim card and the moisture sheet and butyl adhesive . some people make a pigs ear of it and looks like a wild bear or hypo child has vandalised it ... I would of advised against getting used drivers as they likely well used and have some water ingress in motor, back door motors or earlier cast alloy motors are best used buy . the early cast alloy motors with bolt flange
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  40. You're doing mid twenties mpg, depending on the type of driving you do that's about right, you might get early to mid thirties if you drove open roads at steady constant speeds, but for general running about mid twenties is par, this is the downside of full time 4WD. Those with turbocharged Scoobies have seen figures of 15/17mphg when driven hard or in stop start traffic.
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  41. Job went well, glad of the impact rattle gun mind because the caliper carrier bolts were in tight, didn't want one snapping off, rears just needed cleaning lubing and the pistons exercising, might slip new pads and discs on the back next year. Knees giving me some gyp now so didn't get round to swapping the gearbox oil out. Used Delphi parts which were really well priced, usually use Brembo, be interesting to see if i notice a difference. Noticed quite a difference driving on the summer tyres/wheels which are 17" 55 aspect whilst the winters are 16" 60 aspect, soon get used to
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  42. I’ve actually sold it now
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  43. Hello all, New Member alert!! I have just purchased a beautiful 56 plate Impreza Wagon WRX 2.5ltr and I love it already. It has a Nurspec R exhaust, dump valve, remap, 18 Fox alloys, upgraded horn and 40mm lowering springs. Looking forward to some very fun miles...
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  44. Thanks peeps. Bought a WRX 2006 Wagon 2.5l with Nurspec R exhaust, dump valve and remap @ 290bhp
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  45. I’m a yes. I’m also new @BrokenSpring to scoobies mate. But we’ve been locked up for too long and I’m itching to get out and about
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  46. I'm only new here and new to Subaru but absolutely itching to get to a show, would be great to be part of a club stand. Have 2 young kids though so would need to confim closer to the time.
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  47. @gemlp82 we would be interested in coming with the subaru and @plutophotographymedia
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  48. I shouldn't really tell you this as it trade secrets 🙂 Drivers and passengers window an easy fix and common failure due to water ingress in front motor due to clocked housing position caused by introduction of crash bars in the front doors, never buy a new motor as original crazy money and aftermarket useless junk, buy a used passenger side rear as they same front drivers side and rear drivers same as front passenger side besides a water drain fittings needs clocking position changed and original harness tails swapped over ideally but rear tails will work and worth using if connectors or h
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  49. We haven't got one either; if we're going away we tend to take the Levorg as it has a bigger boot! The Subaru roof boxes look quite smart in the brochure, but I would assume they're a ridiculous price. It may be worth checking, if only to give you a price guide? (And if you think the XV forum is quiet you should see the Levorg forum 😄!)
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