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  1. 6 points
    Day8 progress: Absolutely chuffed, bar a few seized bolts on the old turbo and exhaust that I needed a hand getting off it's all my own work and it's now ready to go to Andy Forest for mapping! Over the moon it's all running ok. It's been a busy weeks work. Picture below of it stripped out last week and the end result!
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    So I finally got it, 2004 Forester Sti and I LOVE IT! Really happy with it and she sure shifts, got a few bits planned for it to tidy it up and looking the part and get the timing done, service and few other bit. Currently has few nice parts fitted including Tein coilovers, stage 1 remap , stage 1 clutch, some samco hoses and some others. Will get it in my workshop this week o have a good look under it and go from there.
  4. 6 points
    Had a little wipe over under the bonnet if no where else Caution, gratifying engine bay picture....
  5. 6 points
    Parked next to another scooby - thems the rules - whilst attending comic con at NEC :)
  6. 6 points
    Finally got my GT1's fitted think it's transformed the car. -- I make Films and Website for people
  7. 5 points
    Had wheel refurbished today, look much better. Pic 1 before pic 2&3 after
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  9. 5 points
    Age 43 and just picked up my 1st UKturbo2000... love it, love it, love it ....
  10. 5 points
    Replaced the maf and the car is running completely perfect Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  11. 5 points
    Given her a new lip today she's been screaming at me for the sti front splitter for a while now and I just caved in :D Fitment was easy and straight forward with a jack and axle stands on my drive :) Painting a set of sti fog lights covers for it too as we speak!
  12. 5 points
    I got my remap today :-) I'm so happy with race dynamics aka Duncan really nice bloke and top notch ,service my car runs sweet as a nut , producing roughly 330 ish at 1.4 bar , well happy fast as fook !!!! Pulls to the redline on the vf43 , don't run out of puff what so ever But he has sett it up to come in smoothly to help with my wrx gearbox , I got a few nice comments :-) aswell I got a really good strong engine and he said he could quite happily map cars like myn alday as I have set myn up really well :-) only downside is reckons if I had a sti tmic I could be pushing over 340 bhp , but he said that would be the safest limit on my wrx , chuffed Also good luck with the jdm import twinscroll legacy :-)
  13. 5 points
    Big thanks to gambit. He put me in touch with perry of revolution wraps who has done my windows today. He's made a great job and am really happy. Having done one of my cars before i know how hard it is and he made the outback look ridiculously easy, always the mark of a true professional. On mine he didn't need to take the windows out but on normal cars he does so that it is a "proper job". Price was good i felt too. Based in lincoln so not that far from me. www.revolutionwraps.co.uk 07553 338885 Am going to get him to do the wifes audi as well :-) While i was there a chap in a range rover which perry had wrapped turned up. I honestly thought it had been painted as the quality was excellent. Cheers Alan
  14. 4 points
    Went to my local cars and coffee meet at the museum of power near Maldo, Essex Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Bummer [emoji107] Here's a few snaps to make you feel better....great to meet you all [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 4 points
    Been busy again today fitting the remaining silicone pipes and fitted a shiny new mishimoto ally radiator too
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  19. 4 points
    Hi guys Just want to say a massive thanks to Clive (Savage Bulldogs) for taking the time to change all my oils from front to back [emoji106][emoji41] This guy is an absolute gem and a top decent honest guy and this forum is lucky to have someone as knowledgable as Clive end of. I feel blinking privileged to have had Clive offer to change my oils as I wasn't sure what and wasn't done on the car as I've only got old old service history and just didn't feel right until it was done. Wasn't as straight forward as it seems (was it Clive [emoji849]) and I won't go into detail but to say it was fun especially the ride to go get some engine oil in Clive's chariot now that thing flies like the wind and oh the slight diversion via those flashing blue lights ha ha[emoji100][emoji3] Now I'm about to start making another (Clive to do) list lmao [emoji12][emoji41]
  20. 4 points
    I used to do a lot of this on other forums and seeing as it`s becoming a wider problem nowadays i`ll post a bit of a heads up here. I`m sure a lot of you know the score but for those who don`t if this helps avoid paying these cockroaches then it`s all well and good. It`s exactly like you or me putting signs up in our road/street and charging people who park outside your house. Private parking firms typically operate in the car parks of supermarkets, NHS hospitals and train stations, and will often let motorists park for free for a certain amount of time, typically around 60 to 120 minutes. If someone overstays, the companies will issue charges ....they are not technically "fines" and cannot be imposed, unlike Penalty Charge Notices issued by local councils these so called charges are disproportionate to the losses the car park incurred by the vehicle having overstayed. If ever you see an un-barriered car park anywhere which is run by a private company you can park completely free....they usually work on the principle of putting signs up saying they have cameras or it`s monitored and that will work for most people, it`s a cheap way of scaring folk into believing they have no alternative to paying up. When you park in a car park the law says you are entering into a contract with the company which provides that parking space, fair enough. If you breach a contract then under contract law that company is only allowed to make a claim for the amount they have actually lost, but because these spaces are usually free to park in........the amount is actually nothing. Even when there is a ticket machine and the motorist stays too long, the "Charge" (it`s not a fine, no one can issue a fine except the police and local councils!) has to be proportionate. Except in Scotland, there is no legislation at all and you can just throw anything you get into the bin! It is normally a condition of the planning permission that parking in retail parks must be free. As such the rateable value of the car park is set at a lower rate than that for a 'pay for' car park/ the local council may be interested in making sure that the correct rates are paid for for the car park as it is revenue generating (as opposed to free) I have my own template letter to send back to them and which more often than not never gets replied to unless it`s to tell you your "charge" has been quashed. Available for free: claretsfan at gmail.com I don`t really want to paste it in a thread ;) Word Doc Info https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8TFZlCx15kTSE5FalJyVEhkNjQ/view?usp=sharing
  21. 4 points
    Bookmarked a few wrx imprezas on the trader last night.....in the interests of research only of course my dear [emoji14] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Added a few Foz turbos this afternoon for good measure too [emoji6]
  22. 4 points
    Just had my Scooby remapped by Duncan_Racedynamix. 279.8hp.
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    I've only ever used 3 reputable mappers First mapper was Duncan ,unfortunately my personal experience wasn't too good as a dyno a couple of months later showed it was seriously over fuelling. Which causes bore wash ,piston wear ,bad economy and drowns the power with fuel. I couldn't fault the fact that he gladly re tweeked my map twice for nothing but he was the only one who had to re tweek . However most of the newage scoobs on my local forum have been mapped by him without issue (so I assumed it was just my luck) Mind you both Simon roe (rip ) and my current mapper Clive attowe tend to get right first time and make sure I'm happy before paying them . Simon had got into mapping subarus after being involved in mapping the euro fighter aircraft. [emoji41] Clive attowe has won more awards for mapping than I care to remember and has been mapping from his own dyno for decades [emoji6] Forest ,Carr and Hepburn all seem to have a very good rep although I have no personal experience with them . Right now that can of worms is open why don't we have a little discussion about oil grades as well [emoji16]
  25. 4 points
    Hi All, Have actually just posted in the Forester section about my exhaust, but will post here to introduce myself. This is my S-Turbo that I bought just before last Winter as a runaround: I got it for what I think was a bit of a bargain, and it's actually served me very well considering! So far I've only had to replace the clutch, unstick a sticking caliper, replace all discs and pads, and fit 4 new tyres. The backbox is now very much on it's last legs (question here: http://uk.subaruownersclub.com/forums/topic/16701-2001-s-turbo-exhaust-options/#entry107314) and on it's recent service they highlited the rear self levelling suspension springs are starting to look pretty corroded, the front diff is getting quite noisey and there's a couple of bushes that could do with replacing. Long term, if it serves me well this Winter and passes its next MOT, I may start to look at upgrading engine bits as despite it being fairly nippy as is, the temptation for more is there! Cheers, Rich
  26. 4 points
    Yeah it allows you to set up the same boost in each gear .Which is better as when you get a remap they only set the boost parameters in one gear and you won't hit those targets in other gears due to the different vacuum pressure under different loads [emoji6] running the apexi map sensor lead add on gives the apexi fc ecu better control over the boost but not in every gear and I think I'll need a bit of help to get that bigger turbo spooling in the lower gears ..... So today I mostly be buying a avcr [emoji5]
  27. 4 points
    All my Rally Day pix are here https://www.flickr.com/photos/neoquip/albums/72157656548103984 a selection of the better ones are here
  28. 4 points
    Haha !Removed! security cameras.
  29. 4 points
    This is mine it's all genuine and standard I just wanna change the wheels on it I think Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 4 points
    paying someone else for work done for a change, next to ash again !
  31. 4 points
    Just want to say merry christmas to all on here :) Ive just gotta say ive never come across a forum so friendly and funny and with lots of good advice and its a pleasure being on here...and long may the subaru mark continue,so wishing all of you a very merry christmas... :) Had a few to drink by the way......
  32. 4 points
    Me being the missus who has the better scoobie ;) hehe
  33. 4 points
    A wanted section and also a spotted section if we spot follow forum members out and about :)
  34. 3 points
    Well yesterday now but chopped it in for a new (newer) one. Did you see what I done? Came in a blue Scoob, left in a white one
  35. 3 points
    Gave it a good coat of wax before going to knockhill tomorrow, can't be seen to be letting the side down lol 😅😅
  36. 3 points
    Thought i'd just share that I picked up my first turbo scooby yesterday.. She's a 2005 WRX SL with PPP. In my absolute favourite colour and coming from a 2.0R sport, it bloomin' shifts! I have loved imprezas' for as long as I can remember and I can't believe I am now living the dream and driving one! Plans for now are: -Gold Prodrive GT1's with pirelli Pzeros -put the prodrive backbox back on with a straight centre pipe -maybe fiddle with the interior dials/buttons to make them blue As I say i've had it since yesterday and am so so thrilled with it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  37. 3 points
    @Jay762 their is still bikers using their phones
  38. 3 points
    I'll be there in my new white JDM hawkeye thanks all Haha
  39. 3 points
    All sorted now......it was the cam sensor 😊 thanks for all the help and advice guys 😆😆😆😆😆😆
  40. 3 points
    Hi all just joined the forums Got myself a V5 type R inbound from the land of the rising sun will be here in 2 weeks time been a tense few months finding it buying it then waiting for it to make the slow trip over. Boat is currently in Turkey I got the keys and all the paperwork for it 2 weeks ago
  41. 3 points
    De-fogged my headlight lenses and polished my nur spec exhaust back to its youth [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 3 points
    Hello all, Just a little hello from Plymouth with my first Scooby, hope you enjoy. she is going in for a health check and dyne Monday morning, just for peace of mind. its running sweet and has a 03 bug eye sti engine which has only done 55,000 miles.
  43. 3 points
    Gave the new girl a quick clean today. Getting a proper valet/detail next week so not gone mad but come up well. Got a proper look at the paint while cleaning too. Paint work on the whole is a lot better than my old one. FAR less stone chips, but has got a few more blemishes and slight scratches. Lacquer is bubbling on the boot lid too, but planning on getting that sprayed anyway as per usually with these it's showing signs of surface rust under the spoiler. The rest I'll get sorted a and when. Overall, very happy with it though. Over last couple of days got a major service and check over sorted by Martin too. All fluids replaced, dodgy top rad coolant pipe replaced and undersealed. Looks to be in good condition :). Although found whoever fitted last spark plugs must have struggled and not been well versed in doing them on Scoobs. All coil packs finger tight, 1 of which actually just pushed into place and not tightened. All plugs were just slightly more than finger tight too, one of which the crusher washer was still in tact. 😁 Luckily no signs of any damage because of this and was running fine. Very happy he found them though. Fitted new 7b's ready for when it's mapped 😀. Said its a sweet sounding and running engine too so all good. Had a Cat 1 alarm fitted too as the !Removed! don't have them on there's. Been a busy couple of days. New brakes have been delivered and tyres are on there way. 😊 One of the original wind deflectors is missing too so picking one of those up tomorrow all going well.
  44. 3 points
    i buy all my cars private if possible, normally were best cars are found if you know the basics to avoid major issues. I expect seller did know but chances of proving this in court will be next to zero, seller will state he not knowledgeable & will also push point vehicle was open to any inspection so then it your fault for not inspecting properly. 2.5 lumps a notorious for HG issues . The law is an a55 & I feel your pain, don't go trusting dealers too much as they experts at peddling turds & can play the law as well clued up on it. Main trick when buying a car is test & look at everything, take no notice of sellers/owners & don't rush into things.
  45. 3 points
    At Uxbridge Autoshow with the MSOC. A strong turnout with over 20 cars! Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
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    Couple of bits done on the scoob this week repainted the rear 2 pots red to match the fronts as I everytime I went out in the scoob I felt like I had odd socks on . Also fitted the v3 header tank I'd prepped a while back, which turned out to be a bit of a nightmare due to the differences in the versions. Mocked up a ally bracket to support the top of the tank to the phase 1 inlet Cleaned up the temporary bracket a bit Fitted with new hoses Just hoping that the weather stays good this week so I can wash ,clay ,polish and wax before the local charity retro car show and jap show in a couple of weeks
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    Just a bit of an FYI or any regular A19 drivers. North of Middlesbrough I Spotted a white BMW Estate, can't recall the specific model. But it was definitely an plain clothed traffic officer in an unmarked car. He had a ton of gadgets on his dash and was cruising along about 60-65 heading North, then dropped into Peterlee and headed to the Police Station. I'm assuming it was a usual route for him, however, even though loads of cars passed going well over 70mph, and a lorry that nearly crashed into him, he didn't bother his !Removed! to intervene. I also assume that he was probably coming to the end of his shift and couldn't be bothered. Worth keeping your eye out if you use the road frequently.
  49. 3 points
    Hello welcome, just come across the thread sorry been busy, If it's a uk car it will have a td03 as stock, Imports have to04's Pop the bonnet and have a look do you have the coil pack off centre and a blow off valve attached to the tmic ? Imports have shorter serial numbers too. 90% of impreza parts fit just need to make sure you get the right version that corresponds with your foz, exhausts are the same until the rear sections , the back box is longer, impreza ones do fit but will need to be altered, I think the standard injectors are grey, 380cc.? As for ecu options you'll have to pull the carpet up and see what serial numbers it has on the front, some will require a completly new unit or a esl daughter board putting in, you may be lucky and be able to have yours re flashed, Anyway get some more pics up and enjoy modding [emoji3] Sent from my SM-T210
  50. 3 points
    Tell you what, there are not many people like that in the world these days. One day I shall return the favour :)



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