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carl08

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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 7:54

Thanks Mario, your new motor looks lovely! must admit i am bit envious of it, i was looking at them when i bought the hatch but the missus wouldn't have it as her daily driver.  Sad
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 9:01

carl08 wrote:
Thanks Mario, your new motor looks lovely! must admit i am bit envious of it, i was looking at them when i bought the hatch but the missus wouldn't have it as her daily driver.  Sad

Thanks Carl - A Type R would be no good for a daily driver for the missus mate. I think they are better just as weekend cars. It's not in perfect condition, but it is in excellent nick for a 16 year old car - I am sure I can improve it  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 9:03

You home cotta

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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 9:54

byers wrote:
You home cotta

Yeah mate home for next 4 weeks now!
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 10:07

Received this today Ebay bargain at 50 pound,! The lad ordered one and two came, I am not going to bother fitting it, as the car is going into Andy K's next week so i will let him have the pleasure!  Very Happy 

Welding looks tidy, worth a chance at 50 pound we will see what it performs like when the car gets mapped!

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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 11:24

Not to burst your bubble mate they normally make downpipes out of 1 piece of steel .is it slip jointed aswell
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 11:48

nice project bud  Cool 
hope you do something about brakes to if you go high power  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 13:37

baldy wrote:
Not to burst your bubble mate they normally make downpipes out of 1 piece of steel .is it slip jointed aswell

No mate its not slip jointed, we will see what it performs like soon but i thought it was worth a gamble at 50 pound!
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 13:39

keffer wrote:
nice project bud  Cool 
hope you do something about brakes to if you go high power  Very Happy 
 
Definitely mate after the rebuild it is getting mapped with the standard turbo, i will sort the suspension and brakes before the next increase in power! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 14:53

Mixed day today Locky phoned me to tell me one of my wheels has a crack they found after stripping the black paint off, so a little more cash to weld it and also more time needed to get them sorted. Sad 
But also today this turned up, I am not a fan of cleaning around the engine bay so i thought this will hide a lot of the muck! 

Also a bargain of SNET for 40 pound delivered  Very Happy  

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Fitting was fairly straight forward although the bag of bolts that came with it where shite!
So into the magical tub i went and found something suitable ( everybodys got one of these tubs im sure)  Laughing 

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Then i fitted the two aluminium brackets to existing holes, one on the boost solenoid, two using the original belt covers mounting points and one eermm im not sure what it is.   Head in hands 

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The actual cover bolted down to the brackets simply with the supplied 4 allen bolts.
 Job done! Lucky! 

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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 18:54

Nice job carl tidys it up nicely...
at least they found the crack mate could have been serious that...
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyWed 16 Apr - 19:59

Cheers baldy! i might get it dipped of locky along with some other parts!
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 25 Apr - 10:39

Today i'm of to pick up my wheels from Locky at (Hydrotec custom coatings)!

Rota P1's 

First a full refurb and a shadow chrome base,

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Second the carbon dip,  Very Happy 


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Then the clear coat and tyres refitted!  Cool 

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Over the moon with them will get some pics up when fitted!
Locky prefers the matte/satin look but i wanted a high gloss as i think they will look cleaner for longer, and will also go better with the mods planned for the future!   Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 25 Apr - 18:23

They look smart as...bet u end up cleaning them everyday lol
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 25 Apr - 18:28

they do look very smart.
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 25 Apr - 18:43

Cheers lads, just ordered some lowering springs (don't tell the wife) but i think they the car needs them to do these wheels justice, so all will be getting fitted next week, then i will stick some pics up when done! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 25 Apr - 18:47

Look totally shit mate, horrible/ crap/dull ... Waste of space.
But I will buy them of ya for £100 :-) :-)
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 25 Apr - 18:52

Anth i don't think you could get much better than yours for your hawk, they really suit it!  Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 25 Apr - 18:55

Nice i must say they also look nice in the first picture  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 25 Apr - 19:33

Looking good love watching thing like this
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 25 Apr - 21:06

carl08 wrote:
Anth i don't think you cou
ld get much better than yours for your hawk, they really suit it!  Cool
Lol, love them really, will look smart as fook. Pics
Locky top man.
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyTue 29 Apr - 11:52

New center caps arrived today and really finish off the wheels!  Cool 

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These also arrived today, i met the postman at the garden gate and took the photos in the shed, as the wife does not know about these  Wink 
Promised i would not lower the car.  Head in hands  

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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyTue 29 Apr - 18:30

Centre caps make all the difference Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 2 May - 16:37

Busy week last week, engine is rebuilt with forged pistons, decat downpipe fitted and headers ported all thanks to Andy Kindon. Picked the car up Wednesday evening, Thursday i braved the cold and wet and fitted my tein springs and freshly dipped wheels.
Now the running in can commence. Rolling Eyes 
I was going to do a how to on fitting these lowering springs but tbh if i had to do it again i would hand it to a garage, it was a pain in the arse! it took all day, some finger skin and afterwards half a bottle of radox to loosen my muscles up Sad 

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PostSubject: Re: The WRX hatchback project!    The WRX hatchback project!  - Page 2 EmptyFri 2 May - 16:46

Looks well mate, just dont curb them lol
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