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  1. I’m collecting a late 2005 model WRX Wagon next week, and the steering wheel is seriously tired - first picture (looks worse close up) I’d like to change it to the earlier version, also pictured, is this possible or will there be airbag issues? If not this one are there any other options I have? Any help much appreciated. James
  2. FOR SALE! - £350.00 OEM Subaru Refurbished Gloss Black 17" Alloy Wheels GENUINE OEM SUBARU IMPREZA STI / WRX 17" FULLY REFURBISHED ALLOY WHEELS FINISHED IN GLOSS BLACK - 4x Genuine OEM Subaru 17"Alloy Wheels Finished in Gloss Black Alloy Wheels FItment: 7J x 17H2 Stud Pattern: 5 Stud Colour: Gloss Black (Recently Refurbished by Pristine Wheels of Milton Keynes) Refurbishment These wheels have been meticulously refurbished by Pristine Wheels of Milton Keynes. Feel free to look them up online. each wheel cost me 70.00 each for the full top standard of refurbishment Compatible Vehicles THESE WHEELS WILL FIT THE FOLLOWING MODELS: Subaru Impreza Subaru WRX Subaru STI These may fit other Subaru models of vehicles but please do your own research before bidding! These were initially removed from my Subaru Impreza WRX although it will fit the STI vehicles also. - These wheels have never had tyres fitted or been fitted to a vehicle since being fully refurbished - These were removed from a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX before being sent for refurbishment. - These are the genuine OEM factory Subaru 17" wheels that came with my vehicle when bought some time ago. - Upon removal from my vehicle these were professionally refurbished by Pristine Wheels of Milton Keynes who are amongst the best around (check for yourself) - Each of the wheels was refurbished at the cost of 70.00 per wheel in gloss black. - These wheels will fit other models aswell as a lot of Subaru vehicles due to the fitment but please do your research before. - These are the factory original wheels that originally came with my 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX vehicle. - All of the alloy wheels are in immaculate condition as you are able to see by the pics. - These have been surplus to requirements after the vehicle was sold - No weld repairs or cracks whatsoever. - All wheels run true and straight with no flat spots whatsoever - Never ever been repaired. - These are very expensive from Subaru to purchase never mind the money that I have spent getting these refurbished and in tip-top condition like these!! ***PICKUP IN PERSON IS STRONGLY PREFERRED DUE TO THE SHEAR WEIGHT OF THE WHEELS***
  3. Suburu Imprezza WRX STI Type UK AWD Full service history Millage around 65k 2.5 petrol 300bhp Manual 6 speed gear box MOT until July 2020 62 plate Owned since July 2019 (reluctant sale) Imaculate body and paint work Small scuff passanger side alloy After market exhaust Grimspeed oil return hose plus additional aftermarket upgrades Side and front splitters Recaro seats (half leather) All internal systems spot on Clean inside (small wear to carpet near accelerator) Viewings welcome but no time wasters. Plate not included
  4. Is it me or are the brakes on the hawkeye 160bhp non turbo terrible? I literally feel they have zero stopping power. Now I'm aware clearly fluid, tryes, pads, discs all play a part in this however are they known for being a poor braking system on the hawkeye. Or is it my modle GD9 being a non turbo all having poor brakes. My classic WRX I had previously seemed to have a far greater stopping power. I have been looking at the GD9 brakes avaliable and looking at ebay it would appear STI WRX four pots and 2 pot calipers front and rears fit. Is this the case? If anyone has upgraded a non turbo braking system before any information would be greatly appricated. And I have looked already at the disc sizes for both systems (non turbo and wrx sti) they appear in my modle year to both be 266 and 277. Again any knowledge would be greatly appricated. Regards. Rich
  5. Hello people, the front brakes on my 2008 impreza rx are binding so I now want to upgrade them I believe they are 2 pot vented at the moment. From research I dont think sti ones won't fit but will the wrx 4 pot ones fit?? I've found wrx pro calipers and disks for about £250. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Cheers
  6. Good to be here. Currently on my 3rd subie but this ones a long term project. Mechanically nearly finished then time for bodywork and interior. Photos to follow
  7. 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.
  9. Hi everyone ive just joined and am going crazy. I have spent months going round in circles looking for a company in the uk to send my subaru impreza 2002 wrx to for an engine build. i would like more power full engine build tuning ect. Please can i get some reputable recommended company`s thank you.
  10. I have a Subaru hatch WRX-S (Narrow body) and I am keen to upgrade to 6 gears. Running 400bhp (I know not safe) and am awaiting the inevitable bang from my 5 speed gearbox 😂 anyone recommend a company who can take care of this? Parts, fitting the lot. Im from near Brighton so south is ideal. Aware it’s a big job however I haven’t got the time to do it myself and from research the rabbit hole goes deep (axle, lower control arms, driveshaft etc etc 😢) and I will want it running ASAP once it does pop 💥 thanks in advance AWD fam 👌🏻
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 👍🏻
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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 👌🏻
  20. 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?
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
  24. 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.
  25. 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