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  2. Poor picture, but there it is fitted. Really simple, clean install.
  3. Now back in the UK, I can confirm that the whole saga was caused by firstly a drained battery, and secondly my missus' complete lack of understanding of how keyless entry works. 🤦‍♂️ All fine now.
  4. Yesterday
  5. TonyD90

    Wheel scrubbing

    Tony, when you say struts do you mean the dampers themselves or the top mounts or some other part of the strut? Mine does this pretty bad, makes it stall sometimes if you arn't quick enough to increase the throttle/dip the clutch. Really "notchy" in reverse and full lock. Another Tony
  6. Last week
  7. johnmacdonald

    WRX STI "S209"

    Just like my 2006 widetrack STI PPP...
  8. Hello All, Ever since I've owned my subaru the ABS seems to cut in very early making stopping times longer not shorter. I'm wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. The tyres are ditch finders but I'm used to driving a drift bmw with ditch finders on and that stops incredibly well in comparison. When the ABS works on the legacy it hardly pushes you forward out of your seat. Is there a fuse i can pull to disable the ABS? for testing. Cheers, Tony
  9. I haven't found anyone who has used them yet, was hoping to get a recommendation. Saying that they are about the same price as buying patent replacement parts from a motorfactor so I might just take the punt on them. I will post up if I do.
  10. johnmacdonald

    WRX STI "S209"

    29 pics in today's EVO newsletter. I want one. Failing that, I'm very tempted to have our dreary gunmetal alloys repainted in gold. Didn't realise how well they go with white bodywork... https://www.evo.co.uk/subaru/wrx-sti/22091/us-only-subaru-wrx-sti-s209-revealed-at-detroit-motor-show
  11. The Don

    WRX STI "S209"

    Full press release.... en2019_0115_1.pdf
  12. sniffmydiff

    WRX STI "S209"

    That does look nice .... 😎
  13. ScoobieFloz

    Recommendations on alarms system

    I assume your Impreza has no alarm? I haven’t looked at car alarms for years and the ones I would have gone to back in the day were Clifford and Toad but Viper do a range that will work with your car IIRC
  14. Hi All im looking for some recommendations on an alarms system to be installed on my 2001 WRX STI (JDM), I was looking at the Pandora system mini BT, but I have now been told it won't work on my car as my car doesn't have Cambus any ideas most weclome cheers Colin
  15. The Don

    WRX STI "S209"

    hence the fender flares ...😎
  16. ScoobieFloz

    WRX STI "S209"

    Wow 265 tyres 😎
  17. The Don

    WRX STI "S209"

    Subaru unveils its first-ever S-series vehicle in the United States with the launch of the STI S209 at the Detroit Auto Show. The hardcore model packs an estimated 341 horsepower (not an official number yet) from a tuned version of Subie's EJ25 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. If this sounds like something you want in your garage, then act immediately because the company is only bringing "around 200" of them into the United States. The S209 is not technically a Subaru model. Because of the extensive mechanical work necessary to create the model, the company actually homologates it as an STI in the United States, rather than a Subie. STI thoroughly overhauls the engine to push the engine output so high. An HKS turbo replaces the standard part, and the upgraded unit packs a larger turbine and compressor. The setup also allows for maximum boost of 18 psi instead the normal 16.2 psi. Inside the powerplant, there are forged pistons and connecting rods that are stronger and reduce rotating mass. The intake system has revised ducting, and a control on the steering wheel activates the intercooler water spray. A high-flow fuel pump, larger injectors cope with the tuned engine's greater need for gasoline. Hand-polished headers provide a shine under the hood. To get rid of the bad air, a new exhaust has 17-percent less resistance and weighs just 4.1 pounds. The only available gearbox is a six-speed manual that routes to Subie's famous all-wheel-drive system. STI recalibrates the driving modes to reflect the drivetrain revisions, though. The S209 reflects its increased power on the outside through a heavily revised body kit. It adds wider fenders that broaden the body by 1.7 inches (43.2 millimeters) over a standard WRX STI. The extra width lets STI expand the front and rear track by 0.6 inches (15.2 mm). For even more grip, the performance division then covers the 19-inch BBS forged wheels with a set of 265/35 Dunlop GT600A summer-only tires. Dunlop specifically developed this rubber for the S209 so that the sedan was able to offer over 1.0 g of lateral grip. As a further handling aid, STI gets serious about the S209's suspension. It rides on a set of Bilstein dampers, with stiffer springs and a 20-mm rear stabilizer bar. A flexible front strut tower bar and front/rear draw stiffeners add extra rigidity to the body. When the time eventually comes to slow down, the S209 has a set of Brembo brakes comprising cross-drilled rotors, 6-piston front calipers, two-piston rear calipers, and high-friction pads. There are some very minor tweaks to the S209's interior. Drivers grip a flat-bottom steering wheel with Ultrasuede upholstery. Occupants in front sit in thickly bolstered Recaro seats with silver center inserts. The S209 will go on sale in late 2019. Subaru will announce the price closer to launch, although hardcore Subie fans will likely pay whatever the company will ask to own the most hardcore STI ever in the United States. Source: Subaru
    • Material: This circular ice scraper is made of high-quality ABS material. It is soft and durable. At the same time, the size of this ice scraper is 5.7 x 4.5 x 4.5 in. It is not very big, you can put it in your car boot and it will not take up too much space.
    • Delicate Design: This ice scraper is an ingeniously designed ice scraper and snow remover. That's cone shaped, so you can simply move it in any direction or in circles to remove more snow from your car at a time.
    • Mini Spikes: We use the mini spikes design in this ice scraper. The end of it has mini spikes that protrude from it, if there is a large build-up of ice on your car windows, you can tap the end of it on the ice, and it'll easily break away.
    • Quick and Useful: The circular ice scraper can clear ice and snow from your car’s windows twice as fast as traditional scrapes. This ice scraper can remove even the most frozen frost from your car windows. At the same time, it will not scratch the glass on your car while using it.
    • Multi Purpose: The cone can also be used as a funnel to help fill up your cars fluids without spilling a drop.

    From £2.99

  18. johnmacdonald

    WRX STI for sale

    Well Don, Prices appear to be holding well. Our 2014 (2015 MY) has full Subaru bodykit, satnav and a couple of sensible extras, plus only 22,000 miles - no dents or scratches. Aim to keep for at least eight years and hope to make a profit!!!
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  20. ScoobieFloz

    WRX STI for sale

    Oopos just realised I misread the original post and I was talking about the 2011 WRX STI 🙄
  21. The Don

    WRX STI for sale

    A number for sale at Subaru dealerships https://usedcars.subaru.co.uk/vehicle/usedvehicles/make/subaru/searchgroup/wrx-sti
  22. johnmacdonald

    WRX STI for sale

    No, not for sale, just curious. Our previous 2005 2.5 WRX with PPP, all available Prodrive extras, bought for £16,500 in 2006, sold in 2016 for £10,950. Thought we did well on £6,000 part ex. for current STi. Hope the STì does as well- intend to keep it for many years yet! So good to almost never see another on the road...
  23. ScoobieFloz

    WRX STI for sale

    I would say the value will go up especially as the older cars are beginning to disappear through rot and rust and there are no new ones coming in, there will be a time when the Subaru enthusiast will looking for the saloon. The hatch has already started becoming popular and there more of them. You planning on selling? Or simply curious?
  24. johnmacdonald

    WRX STI for sale

    Just for interest, I went on Autotrader today to see what the STi could be worth. None for sale throughout the UK. Is that good or bad and if good, should I expect value to hold or actually increase as years go by? Similarly, my Merc 3.5 V6 C350 AMG Coupe only one on offer with more than double 32,000 mileage of my fully loaded 2011!
  25. SIDC returns to Knockhill on TBC as part of their regular weekend track events at the iconic Scottish race track. This 3rd event of the year will run from 9am to 1pm. The event will run on an open pit lane format, meaning you can join the track at any time you wish for as long as you wish.

    SIDC enforce a strict driving etiquette on track, to ensure that it is a safe and enjoyable place to drive your pride and joy at all times. Aggressive and inconsiderate driving will not be tolerated. Driver attitude and behaviour on track is much more important than the make and model of car you drive.

    Also included is free instruction from a resident Knockhill instructor, who will go out as a passenger (or driver if you prefer) and give you expert guidance on improving your driving around the track. Both first timers and regular track drivers can benefit tremendously from expert instruction.

    The event is open to drivers of all makes and models of car, but note that the vast majority of cars on track are very well maintained and driven high performance models. There is no charge for additional drivers, and passengers (front seat only).

    The event is open to both SIDC members and non-members. Please supply full details of your car when booking (make/model/registration number & colour).

    Drivers should arrive at the circuit no later than 8:15am for registration and mandatory drivers briefing. A full information pack will be emailed to all drivers 2 or 3 days before the event.

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