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robbie1988

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PostSubject: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 20:08

Hello ladies & gents.

I have had this car for a few months now and its progressing nicely, just not as quick as I had hoped haha. It is a 2005 blob WRX STi widetrack with the DCCD.

I bought it more or less standard in September last year - it came with the PPP conversion, crappy Bailey atmospheric DV & Mongoose turbo back decat exhaust.

The clutch was poor but at 71k on the clock it wasn't a surprise so it went off to MB Motorsport for am Exedy pink box clutch kit with lightweight racing flywheel. When stripped apart the problem was found - the outer ring gear on the flywheel had come apart from the flywheel and damaged the starter as well. This was replaced as well.






Of course the new clutch needed bedding in  Cool




Since then I added a Perrin short ram intake, GFB 50/50 DV, Perrin boost solenoid before it went to Scoobyclinic for a check over and a custom mapping session done there it made 333bhp & 345Ib/ft.



I do come from a car mad family so we go for runs out as a family, the WRX is my parents & the 182 is my brothers:




Since then the boot has been debadged, changed numberplate & sidelight bulbs to xenon white LED's and changed indictors to silvervisions. Also split the headlights and repainted them satin black and fitted a carbon exhaust surround:







Also took out a rats nest of handsfree cap, radar jammer and few other bits:



Also added the RB320 rear diffuser along with Cusco rear chassis brace which holds it nicely in place:




Now things started getting focused ready for my planned trackdays:

- BC Racing Monotube inverted coilovers with top mounts all round
- Ultra racing 23mm front ARB
- Ultra racing 23mm rear ARB
- CDF racing front and rear droplinks
- CDF racing anti lift kit
- OZ Superleggera wheels
- Yokohama AD08r tyres
- TPi forged alloy wheel nuts
- Performance Friction 2 piece front discs
- Godspeed rear discs
- Goodridge phantom brakelines
- DS2500 pads all round
- Motul RBF600 brake fluid

Just need to try my new arch roller out to get the lips on all the arches flushed.










The superleggeras came in silver but with a bad finish so these went off to SEM in Sunderland, I have brand new carbon centre caps and OZ spigot rings so looks brand new now:




M3 rear lip spoiler added:



That brings me neatly onto todays job - getting the engine bay looking tidy - cleaned it up with the following:

- Mishimoto radiator brackets
- Perrin battery strap
- Rally tech stainless bolt kit with anodized red washers
- STi accessory oil cap
- STi accessory header tank cap
- Carbonmods cambelt cover
- Black rad panel with SCR logo





Just need a couple of parts to turn up then its service time along with full alignment at Revolution before I can enjoy it again haha.

Will be in for engine work soon but need to nail a spec down first bounce

Hope to see members at a meet soon

Cheers

Rob
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 20:13

Hello and welcome . great car with a great spec . that's the wheels I want next .8-)


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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 20:19

Welcome mate Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 20:25

Lovely looking motor mate and a good spec car. Gives people some new ideas. Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 20:33

Welcome aboard m8, and nice blob
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 20:43

Welcome, nice looking Blob! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 20:47

Smart car. Welcome to NESF.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 20:50

Welcome mate - a very nice transformation so far - keep up the good work Lucky!
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 21:23

welcome aboard fella
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 21:34

Welcome mate wise choice getting the 2.0l widetrack as everyone on here knows they are the best Subaru ever made lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 22:21

welcome robbie mate im for easington too carnt say ive seen our car about you hiding away like Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 23:18

Hi and welcome to nesf Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Mon 26 Jan - 23:39

Welcome to Nesf I see your starting to empty your bank account
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Tue 27 Jan - 16:23

Nice looking car mate look forward to seeing it
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Tue 27 Jan - 16:59

Cheers for all the welcomes - I wanted to come to the next meet on 3rd of Feb but on a 12 hour dayshift so got no chance  pale  Sure will get to one soon though.

andyden71 wrote:
Welcome to Nesf I see your starting to empty your bank account

Yep - it never ends haha. Cant wait to up the power now Laughing

winston wrote:
welcome robbie mate im for easington too carnt say ive seen our car about you hiding away like Laughing

I don't use the car all the time - I do have a daily to keep the Impreza decent haha

Seen your car about - I had the red Focus ST on station road and also the numerous other cars - Clio 172/182's, Mk2 fiesta, XR4x4 Sierra plus god knows whatever else I had, you may recognise one or 2 of them lol!











Rob
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Tue 27 Jan - 19:46

Welcome to the forum Robbie, remember you from my days on the STOC Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Tue 27 Jan - 21:09

RB320-Christiano wrote:
Welcome to the forum Robbie, remember you from my days on the STOC Smile

Christian.

Small world haha - you had the Asbo with black detailing if I remember rightly? Had some nice photos done down Hartlepool before they pulled the headlands buildings down?
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Tue 27 Jan - 21:30

That's right mate, the Orange ST was replaced with an ST500 followed by a 2014 ST250.......

Finally seen the light and got a proper drivers car!!

How are you finding the Subaru in comparison Rob?
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Tue 27 Jan - 21:49

Nice selection of cars you have had there we also have a clio 182 as our daily driver fun little things. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Tue 27 Jan - 21:55

Love it matey - better than the Focus but the ST was definitely quicker through the mid range but then 352bhp & 435Ib/ft will beat the Impreza's 333bhp & 345Ib/ft.

Hopefully later this year it will be 450bhp fingers crossed anyway haha.

Think these are a much nicer car overall and the grip is amazing cheers

lian&johnsti wrote:
Nice selection of cars you have had there we also have a clio 182 as our daily driver fun little things. Very Happy

Cheers - awesome underated cars the 172/182's are - had a titanium 182 as well as the flame red and inferno orange one. Love the little things Very Happy

Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Wed 28 Jan - 13:41

Good to meet you the other day Rob, welcome to the site
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Wed 28 Jan - 20:09

Welcome to nesf i remember seeing the st at croft on the rs day :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Fri 30 Jan - 8:38

You've put a lot of effort into that mind, very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Easington.....   Sat 31 Jan - 17:49

kevfawcett wrote:
Good to meet you the other day Rob, welcome to the site

Good meeting you matey - look forward to seeing the parts you were on about.

Stisi wrote:
Welcome to nesf i remember seeing the st at croft on the rs day :-)

Cheers - loved the ST - was a brilliant car and midrange punch was unreal

ShaunyWRX wrote:
You've put a lot of effort into that mind, very nice!

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