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  1. Wondering if anyone has had this happen to them and if there are any known fixes? It's to do with a 56 plate Hawkeye Impreza spec D STi with the EJ257 engine, no mods other than RCM head studs and gaskets. Below 4k rpm, the car feels like it's being choked, with it being more apparent at low oil temperatures. As soon as you hit ~4k the engine picks up and you get a more positive burst of power. It happens more noticeably when accelerating at a "normal" rate rather than foot down, but still happens with the foot down as well. The only engine code I have at the moment is P0410 (Secondary air pump) which I've not got round to sorting, but don't see how this would effect the power as it's more of an emissions thing? Any help is appreciated! PS it isn't turbo lag before anyone tries to be clever! 😉
  2. Hi. I have a seibon Carbon bonnet on my 2005 blobeye however the current washer jet nozzles seem to be too small and move about in the new bonnets holes, are larger ones available and does anyone know from where or have any ideas. Gratefull for your responses.
  4. Hi guys bought my first Subaru Friday and Havant been home since wow what a breed of car they are ...
  5. Hi All, I am looking for some new wheels for my 2011 STI. I am looking for some recommendations on wheels that would suit the car. I have a few ideas but looking to see what other people think. I have thrown in a picture of the car below to (so you can see the colour etc). Looking mainly for matte/satin black wheels. Also if anyone is selling any wheels that would fit a 2011 STI then please let me know as I might be interested. Thanks, Connor
  6. Hello getting this car in a few days, it'll be coming up 8 years old next year. i'd like to know of any reliability issues I could face or specific problems this car has, if any, and I guess just with sti's in general? I've been offered a 1 year RAC warranty from the dealer for £299. Would it be a good investment? If something went wrong i don't think i could afford a big repair bill so i'm considering it. The dealer has a good reputation and the car has a full service history. If i don't need the warranty i'll likely spend the money on a remap instead.
  7. Hi, I recently brought an imported 04 STI, just wanted to say hi to everyone:) Stock at the moment apart from a new English head unit and of course hella horns, but I've got plans for it. Ed
  8. Has anybody done the infamous 6 speed gearbox swap into the WRX hatch? Wanting to do this on my WRX-S hatch Any nuggets of wisdom? or recommendations for companies that can do this? Worthing based cheers 👌🏻
  9. SELLING OR WILL SWAP FOR 5x100 Subaru Impreza STI Rims and tyres All rims in great condition, few scuffs and slight curbing on one (pictured) 2 front tyres are great condition and Firestone 2 Back slightly worn on inside but still completely legal 225/45/17R 91W 17” Rims, 5x112 PCD Only selling as they don’t fit my car £160 ono
  10. Hi guys, this my first post so apologies if this ends up falling into a category elsewhere on the site.. Anyway with that said, let’s jump straight in.. So I’ll give you a bit of background on myself first. I’m a true sports car enthusiast. I’ve had too many to list and I say that in the humblest way possible. No I’m not rich, I’m far from it. Just have a passion for sports cars and I guess spend money on them when others wouldn’t 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️😂.. Anyway, back to the point. So, around 2013 I got my hands on my first Subaru Impreza WRX. It was an 2002 “bugeye” in WRC blue. Running “280BHP” as I was told 😂😂.. I travelled to Wales from London to buy it which I managed to grab for £2000!! Was well happy. She was in need of some very minor tlc engine wise (which was GREAT but also very lucky as the owner sold it to me thinking she was a dud thus the £2k price tag and I took a GAMBLE hoping it was an easy fix... Spraying Oil leak😱), but boy did she move and that AWD system was amazing, AUDI’s QUATTRO hands down is pants compared to SUBARU. I’m just throwing that out there!!! I was hooked instantly with the feel of the WRX! That car managed to hold me down for a good year, maybe more. That’s a LONG time for me as I have been known to change cars within a space of weeks before.. I could go on forever here but I guess the point of this introduction is that out of every car I’ve owned I always end craving/needed/feeling a Subaru Impreza! 😂. The bug is real and I definitely have a bad case of it which finally brings me on to the actual point of this post....... Around last year September I was sitting down with the missus and said as a “joke😂” “I’m gonna get another Subaru like that red 350BHP one we had” You know trying to gauge the reaction lol. She didn’t seem to react badly to the idea.. I went on to say we can keep the family car (at the time was a 2007 318i 😴😴😴) and get a fun weekend car to drive “here and there” lol.. She honestly didn’t seem to mind the idea, so the next few months I spent working hard making money and finding that “perfect Subaru”. In November I came across it. There it was. £3750 for a 2003 “blobeye” running 353BHP and boy did she look mean. This was no standard looking WRX. I call it my “dream Impreza” as it literally has EVERYTHING “I” would want on a Subaru Impreza. (Apart from two things😂🤦🏽‍♂️ Needs mudflaps lol, and the colour scheme is wrong.. WRC blue and Black for me 100%, but she’s silver and black)... So of course I contacted the seller straight away as this was well within my budget already!! I was sceptical as it had 141k on the dash but that ended up being the least of my worries as the guy went on tell me that the car now had a new hybrid VF35 turbo installed with bigger 2016 STI internals(it does actually have this). He insisted the car was perfect engine wise and all it needed was the turbo to be finished being fitted properly (not said in ad at all) which was literally 95% done at this point as he said a buyer pulled out on the sale recently after leaving a deposit for the new turbo etc. (Damn this sounds so dumb when you type it out in hiensight lol🤦🏽‍♂️).. I asked him what he would take on it and the guy told me £2500!!!! I couldn’t believe how lucky I was!! I went over his story of why the turbo was replaced and all the other background checks you do leading up to buying a car and it all SEEMED legit.. I went to his house which was more of a mansion on a posh estate than a house lol, and the car seemed to be cool. I ended up taking it, I had seen it idle “quickly” his story checked out, he seemed decent and honest.. I grabbed my balls and went along with the sale. I Loved the car! I Hadn’t even driven it yet but it looked friggin aweeeeesommme bro! He had rigged up his mate to collect the car from his place on his flatbed truck days prior to me buying the car and told me he had to go out to a dinner but assured me that his friend would be with me by 6:30/7pm. It was now coming up to 6pm... I was happy with that. I’d been in his parents house, drank a cup of tea, done all the paper work etc. Nothing seemed dodgy. So I waited. Got to 6:30pm, hadn’t heard a thing so I called this guy, whos number I had been given.. The man on the other end told me he’s running late and is just finishing work now so is heading HOME to get changed and he will be with me by 7:30/8pm latest!!! Now I’m starting to get !Removed! off but I remain calm as loosing my temper and arguing will only result in me being stranded outside this guys house 100+ miles away from my home... So I went with it. At 8pm I called him to see where he was now.. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS GUY TURNED AROUND AND SAID TO ME THAT HE IS NO LONGER ABLE TO DO THE JOB AS ITS GOT TOO LATE NOW!!!! I was shocked, infuriated, pleadful (if that’s even a word lol) and outright disgusted with how someone could mess with somebody’s life in such a way.. I tried asking this guy for a good hour, the sellers parents came home and even tried to help me persuade him but he didn’t budge. I had to leave my new Subaru on this guys drive and head back home in my BMW.. What a terrible day!! I was PISSSSSED!! So the next day I thought f*** it I’m just gonna drive back up there with my brother, fix the Subaru there as it sits and drive it back home. It’s mine now right, who can tell me otherwise?? So on that day we did go back up there. I got the bits all reassembled and good to go in about 2-3hrs. What an achievement.... I thought... So I turned her on, she sounded great, until the idle settled at which point I instantly noticed a terrible misfire. I hoped it was just the oil clearing from when the turbo blew recently as the seller did warn me it will be smokey until the oil was cleared through the system. This was not the case. I had gone and bought a lemon!! The engine was gone!! However I didn’t know this on that day. I did end up getting it back home. Just about. The car ran lumpy the whole way, it had little to no boost. Backfiring, smoking, juddering. It was bad.. Real bad.. Few weeks later I managed to get her down to a mates garage nearby. He confirmed my worst nightmare.. The engine needed rebuilding! I was gutted! I didn’t have the funds to repair the car but at the same time the car literally HAS EVERYTHING on it, so if a Subaru Impreza has ever deserved a new engine this is for sure a TOP candidate! So me being the Subaru lover I am, went about working hard and saving for my new engine. A few months later, I had raised enough comfortably to afford to be able to get the engine rebuilt/replaced... That being said I didn’t have loads so my options were still kind of limited, I had a budget of £2500. Were now in February 2018, I still haven’t been able to drive my Subaru that I bought in November 2017 and I’ve managed to find a company close by that have a brand new reconditioned engine they can supply and fit for £2000. I gave them the car and two weeks later got my beast!! (With a new engine, clutch kit, cam belt kit and water pump 😉) I was so happy when I collected it! Finally I could appreciate that Subaru power and roar!! (Even though the first 500 miles are break in miles).. I drove the car everywhere, completely abandoned my other car lol. But can you believe that I got to 541 miles in the new engine and the car blew itself up againnn!!! I was devastated!! I called the company straight away who were very apologetic and collected the car (under warranty of course) That was just under two months ago to this day.. I spoke to the owner of the garage at the beginning of this week who told me the cars had a dodgy custom map put on it, which is something I’ve suspected from day one. So one of the injectors were over fueling which caused the cylinder to fail.. He said the car needs to be reset back to a stock ECU setting and then remapped again! In the meantime he’s said a technician has come down and recalibrated the injector to the right value and is now talking about I could just swap out my current ecu for an STi one which apparently has all the same numbers so will be plug and play. Is this possible or am I being fed a line here? It’s more beneficial in his favour for him to sell me the remap route I would have thought as that’s £400 he said. The STi ecu is £110 “plug and play”. He says sorting this ecu issue will then make the car 100% safe to drive again. What’s your thoughts on this? What would you do? Is an STI ecu straight compatible with an WRX? Does it need coding etc?? What about gearing? STis are 6MT, WRX 5MT.. Does the gears matter in regards to swapping ecus? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for reading! Some pics of my beloved scooby 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
  11. Does anyone know where I can find these mats? They are standard for my Hatch STI but can’t seem to find them anywhere. I bought a full set from Subaru for £55 but my passenger mat has now been damaged and needing replaced. I wouldn’t want to buy a full set again.
  12. Afternoon gents, is it possible to fit a 6 speed box form an sti hatch into a wrx hatch. Straight swaps?? TIA
  13. Anybody selling original Subaru STI wheels 18x8.5 5x114.3? Forged or standard models from 2008+
  14. So I’ve been watching a lot of these YouTube clips with the WRX sti going head to head with Golf R, Honda R and of course the evo x and it’s lagging in bhp compared to them all. And then I read about how the stock ecu is pretty conservative but with a remap you can get the horses up from 305 to 350 ish. Thoughts on that?
  15. yoss


    Hi everyone I have a imported 1998 Version 4 imported STI 4door, i have developed a misfire between 2-4k rmp on full throttle, seems to occur on full boost and clears once above the effected rev range. once above 4k it pulls like a train but it seems to drop into a misfire whilst building boost. Ive cleaned the MAF/checked all silicone joiners, it has got iridium plugs/standard intercooler/standard recirc BOV and Ive cleaned all of the visible electrical connections. Any suggestions/common failures?? it has covered 160,000 miles with replacement head gaskets/skim heads 4,000 miles ago. never had any running issues before and i am scratching my head as to why its happening now! Cheers Yoss
  16. Am I right in thinking we have a few 2.5 WRX STI 330s hatch owners on here? If so, would you mind sharing with me your thoughts on your cars please, in a mini review? Reliability of the engines, running and servicing costs and fun factor is what I'd like to hear about please - along with some pictures of course! Thank you :)
  17. FYI......(if you haven't seen it yet).... Drive and review of final edition Impreza in March edition of EVO magazine...
  18. Blue 2005 wrx sti, 17 inch gold alloy wheels with uni royal wet tyres all round, plenty of tread on all. Wheels and tyres are roughly 18-24 months old as well as the uprated clutch, both courtesy of the previous owner. Dont have the original service book but have lots of receipts dating back years. Due to the lack of concrete servicw proof i had a full service including cambelt kit and a radiator along with a remap to 301bhp done in October 2016 (around that time), recently had a minor service done a few months ago. Mot expires towards the end of next month. Overall in good condition considering its 13 years old, few stone chips and age related marks to bodywork, interior is very clean. 68700 miles, 9 previous owners, ive owned around 15 months and only looking to sell as ive just brought a house but im not really in any mad rush to sell just yet. Anything else you would like to know, more pics etc then please ask. Photos are a bit old and i have put new front number plate on as the one shown was a bit tatty! 07966702270 my name is alex if you want to speak to me, thanks.
  19. Hi all Apologies if I have put this post in the wrong place but I'm new here. I am selling my Subaru Forester Sti SG09 Facelift model. The was imported into the UK by Torque GT in Devon in Jan 2016 and I am the first registered UK keeper. Since I have had the car I have put approx 20,000 miles on it. I have replaced the terrible Subaru stock radiator with a full aluminium Mishimoto radiator and the car had a full turbo rebuild in March 2017 along with a full service by Subaru4you. That was approximately 4000 miles ago. The car has had all the usual UK modifications carried out (kmh-mph, fog light etc) I have only run the car on Shell Optimax and have meticulously kept a log of the milage and can confirm that it average 26.54mpg over its lifetime with me so far. The car is full JDM spec with the addition of a Sti Genome exhaust (which still has the purple and yellow paint in the lettering on the side) which is lovely and quiet at low revs but has a real roar to it when you put your foot down. I have changed the Japanese double din head unit for a Kenwood unit which has a built in Garmin sat nav (with full Europe mapping)and bluetooth car kit. Cant remember the model number at the moment. This car is priced low to sell as I was due to be part-exing it for an Audi but the garage lost their bottle on taking it as they only sell performance VW and Audi cars and dont want to take a risk on selling a Subaru!? I am looking for £9000.00 OVNO for the car. I attach a picture taken a couple of months ago as I haven't had a chance to take any others (up to 1hr ago this was going to be a trade in!) but will be able to take more detailed pictures and answer any questions about the car should you be interested. Thanks Paul.
  20. Does anyone know the paint colour of the manifolds on the STI's? Mines got a chip and just looking to touch it up.
  21. Shot in the Dark here, but I am a Subaru dealership in Hull, East Yorkshire and I Have a brand new Subaru WRX STI Final Edition in Grey available for sale. £34499 - Brand New and still Unregistered. Feel free to call me and ask for Josh in Sales 01964 670392 - 07730440996 -
  22. So my hatch is currently being built by Scooby clinic and I'm about to collect it to do some running in miles. Where I am at the moment down south I can easily fill up with vpower but when I move back to the Lake district in January I won't be able to get hold of vpower or Tesco 99 as the closest one is a 90-mile round trip. This means I will have to use a lower fuel such as BP ultimate or Esso supreme at 97. I will be running one of these for my final map and I've been told it could actually make a 30BHP decrease because it's not vpower. How true is this or are they just being cautious not to get my hopes up?
  23. Got my cars final map done today at Scooby Clinic after the engine build they done for me and its produced an impressive 350BHP and 390 Torque for its mods, can't believe how much power they managed to get out of it I can't recommend them enough. Top work, very quick replies on any social media, always happy to help, I am very happy to now go and enjoy the car at last! :)
  24. £350. A Legacy STI quick shift which can be used to upgrade a Forester Diesel 6 speed manual. Fitment instructions: Listed on ebay here:
  25. Does anyone know where I can find these floor mats? they were the original ones for my 2010 sti but I cant seem to find them!