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  1. Subaruno

    WRX Number Plate

    Hi - don't shoot me please I'm not in a Subaru, BUT I'm chopping private wheels shortly and have the following number plate coming off: N (for Nippon) 4 (for Flat Four) 28 (for 280 Horses) WRX Please message me if you want to discuss, or have a better idea on where best to post this particular 'for sale'. Thanks.
  2. *** BREAKING NOW *** SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI WIDETRACK 2007 2.0LTR JDM DCCD TWINSCROLL ALL PARTS AVAILABLE 76k MILES COLOUR CODE 32J CAN POST ANYWHERE FULL BREMBO SET £700 STI GOLD ALLOY WHEELS £200 3 SPOKE STEERING WHEEL £200 REAR HIGH LEVEL SPOILER £300 BONNET SCOOP £90 6 SPEED GEARBOX SETUP £2500 ENGINE TWINSCROLL TURBO PM OR CALL FOR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY *** 01227 860 843 *** FITTING AVAILABLE https://www.eastkentsubaru.com We also have thousands of other subaru items in our ebay store. https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/eastkentsubaruspares
  3. I've got one of those haha issues: I bought a hyperflow TMIC on ebay for 280 which seemed like a decent deal since STi ones go for 250. Problem is it is larger than an STi intercooler. Much much larger. Since I have a WRX I've got to change the intercooler tray (the metal thingie that sits between scoop and TMIC) and the scoop itself because it won't fit the STi TMIC tray. But even this one is small for the hyperflow, about 1 inch smaller in width and half an inch in height. Has anyone ever run across one of them, installed one of them? Apart from just ignoring the difference in size, I don't know what to do (I'm prepared to ask a colleague to design me a custom one in CAD but that will be super pricey). I'll upload some pics soon. Cheers, A.
  4. Godders

    P0410 options

    Apologies if this is Posted in the wrong place. 2 days into Impreza ownership the CEL comes on suggesting secondary air pump valve stuck open 😒 the 60amp slow blow fuse had blown and the closest Subaru main dealers only had a 50 which I replaced it with anyway, I’m expecting it to go again first thing in the morning now the outside temperature has dropped. So what’s the general consensus with these pumps? Subaru want an eye watering amount to replace the system but i’m aware they can be removed, blocked off and mapped out (I did this on the equivalent system on my old Yamaha R1 which was easy enough) but can these valves be cleaned manually and freed up at all or is it just not worth the hassle? Might be a good excuse to get hold of a prodrive back box and panel filter if it goes to a tuner 😁 Its a 2006 wrx completley standard with 56k on it. cheers guys 👍🏻
  5. 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
  6. hi guys, new to the forum and the scooby scene I'm looking at buying my first Subaru, being a Bugeye WRX (not everyone's cup of tea, but I like them 😂) I know that rust on the rear arches is a well known issue, is there anything else I should look out for? common issues/problems? Any advice is greatly appreciated Cheers Jim
  7. Tony Holman

    Subaru Won't start :(

    Hey, new member here. After some advice to rectify what is already beginning to become rather annoying. So my Bug 2002 Impreza Wrx will not start..... What it is doing is repeatedly clicking (starter Motor?) I turn the ignition to "On" and get the Droning sound (Fuel Pump?) and then it just clicks and clicks, Like its trying to turn over. What i have done is: Replaced the Battery, Changed the starter motor (2nd hand). I have new spark plugs, and the engine is not ceased (had large torque on main bolt and it turns smooth). When I turn the key the light on the dash beside the clock (Sigma alarm) goes off, so not Immobilizer I don't think. Have sat in car entered the Key code in manually on and off locks doors and bleeps and then again unlocks doors and bleeps and still no joy. I am not near any Cell masts that would prevent signal from the keyfob. And all earths in the car appear to be grounded correctly. Its almost like the car wants to run but there is either no Fuel getting to it (Poured some fresh in from a Jerry Can, Just incase!) or there is no spark to ignite. I am getting rather Frustrated with this one, and any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated Kindest regards Tony.
  8. Hi all, hope you are all well! I recently brought my scooby and loving every minute of it. I've spent the last 4 months keeping it standard and decided that it is now time for me to upgrade it. I'm not looking for outrageous power, would be happy with 250 - 270. The car to my knowledge is completely standard, bar the backbox which isn't standard (not a twin pipe). I've been doing my research and found this post on here typical upgrade path newage impreza 20 wrx. Read well. Has anyone tried and tested these methods, with dyno results to prove? I have been looking at exhaust systems and wanted to remove a cat and replace another with a sport one. Would this still pass a MOT? My next question would be where do you guys buy your parts from? eBay is just flooded with cheap stuff, would prefer to buy branded unless you guys rate a lower brand etc. Regards Brian
  9. Hi all, hope you are well. I've recently brought scooby and after having it for 4 months i've decided to finally put some upgrades on. I found a peice of software called FreeSSM which once plugged in will show all values from your ECU and sensors etc. I'm not looking at tweaking but rather see if anything is not right. Question is does anyone use another other software which may be better or more usefull for me? Also i was wondering if my GDA is OBD or OBD II. Is there any difference etc? Regards Brian P.S Heres a link to a another question of mine 🙂 WRX GDA Performance Gains, Help Needed
  10. 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 👌🏻
  11. Best car I've ever owned. I've had faster cars, but none of them were also fun to drive in rain & snow. 360k from the original engine. New engine makes 360 hp and 420 lbs torque. It's a sleeper. Buries the speedo in about 14 seconds. Got about 10k to invest. Needs a better suspension. Suggestions?
  12. Hey guys, I am new to this forum and have recently purchased a UK Blobeye WRX. I was wondering if anyone knows of any tuning chips that you can swap maps real time, I know the Cobb Accessport is not compatible with the UK cars which is a real shame. Also has anyone done a Air intake resonator removal and if so how did you do it? I have seen a couple of videos where they remove the resonator and cut it off and use the piping to connect the intake to the air box as normal however you are left with the hole where you cut the res of any ideas on the best way to plug this hole? Thanks
  13. 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
  14. 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 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
  15. Subaru Impreza WRX Prodrive SL Wagon. £5500 I'm selling my very clean Impreza. It is a factory fitted Prodrive and is completely stock, including original Prodrive exhaust. It has a full service history, with receipts and purchase history and 12 months MOT. I have owned the car for the 55,000 miles and it has been serviced by Knightbridge, Jacksdale, Notts for the whole of my ownership. The car has done 106,000 miles with most of that being motorway mileage since I've had the car. The only upgrades I've added is roofbars and cruise control. As you might have noticed it is an SL spec car which means it comes with upgraded audio system, electric sunroof, full leather and heated front seats. There are four bad points to the car: 1. There is a CD stuck in the CD player 2. Tiny ding above the wheel arch (see pictures) 3. Front corner paint work needs tidying up (see picture) 4. Alloys have expected wear and tear, All three of these issues are incredibly minor but I thought it was worth pointing out. Overall this is an incredibly clean, fun, practical car. The reason for sale is due to a change of job and receiving a company car.
  16. While having a spirited drive my cars eml started to flash i pulled over read the codes it was a misfire on cylinder 1 and 3 along with the p0113 and p0102 (maf and iat code) i cleared the codes and continued. replaced all 4 plugs to clear the misfire codes, but the p0113 and p0102 code returned i swaped the maf over with a known working one and still the issue only difference now is it doesn't do it every time I drive only under hard acceleration now and again. wireng fault maybe or has anyone seen this before and knows the anwser
  17. 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.
  18. Right where do I start, o yeah that's where I hate my car lol, jokes aside I've been chasing a bugger of a misfire and poor running for over a year I've tried coil packs, crank sensor, can shaft position sensor, new recirc bov, knock sensors, spark plugs, stripped every bit of pipeing/vacuum lines replaced with new and a front 02 sensor. so I gave up sent it to tuneing developments they diagnosed a fault with the connectors that conect the coil packs to the loom repaired them and put a cleaned up map on the car nothing for power but a nice 230bhp across the board well a week goes by and now it's acting up seems to pull power in the higher rev range (4500-6000) and the cel will flash and after a few seconds disappears doesn't do it every time but quite regularly 1 in 5 pulls id say also rev hangs a bit changing gears (think it might be a sticky throttle cable) any help would be appreciated or someone to perform an exorcism i think the cars cursed
  19. Afternoon gents, is it possible to fit a 6 speed box form an sti hatch into a wrx hatch. Straight swaps?? TIA
  20. Sevi

    Remapping ECU

    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?
  21. So today i was doing abit of spirited driving while under boost my eml started flashing and stayed on solid and while I'm high in the rev range it seems to pull timeing or something along them lines (looses power) won t be going into boost again till it's sorted obviously. so anyway here's the codes i was greeted with p0102, p0301, p0303, p0304, p0113 there are brand new coil packs and plugs in all cylinders so confused why the misfire codes. also i cleared the codes and drove 30mile or so nothing has came back up but obviously not gone into boost but around the 3000rpm range i can tell it start to act up
  22. 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 :)
  23. shms

    STI Final Edition

    FYI......(if you haven't seen it yet).... Drive and review of final edition Impreza in March edition of EVO magazine...
  24. Wondering if anyone can help me out, I could do with a stock blow off valve (cheap as possible 😂) for my wrx, the atmospheric one that's on the car makes it's run like crap any help would be appreciated thanks in advance 👍
  25. Today I decided to finally fit my poly control arm bushes (powerflex bushes) well that's where everything went down hill 😂 well removed the bottom ball which I'm also replacing that went smoothly then I removed the little cover on the subframe to access the bolt holding the rear bush in place that went smoothly then moved into the bolt securing the front bush in place well yeh it was horrifically tight yes a big word but deserved lol so I went three the usual steps soaked in wd40 for an hour or two no joy heated it up with a blow torch still no joy so I used the impact gun which has snapped the head off the bolt 😰 so I thought I'll jus punch the bolt threw and guess what the little !Removed! still won t move i think it's became one with my car what the hell do i do now other than to live by the motto if it ain't broke don't fix it lol😂