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  2. johnmacdonald

    2015 WRX STi Struts/Shocks

    Ours has done its miles on mainly disintegrating Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire B roads. Doesn't sound promising then...
  3. t5nyw

    2015 WRX STi Struts/Shocks

    my 2011 oly done 21,000 and are suspect. looks like 17 to 25k on A road or 30 or 35k motorway miles
  4. johnmacdonald

    2015 WRX STi Struts/Shocks

    And it's only done 21,000 miles and agree that rear suspension is different to newage.
  5. johnmacdonald

    2015 WRX STi Struts/Shocks

    Hi Don, As usual, it's difficult to decide where the knocking is coming from, particularly with the H&W desilienced centre section! However, the noise is reminiscent of the failed struts on previous 2005 WRX STi and Hawk WRX PPP, both with Prodrive spring kits. Following fitting of Eibach springs to the current STi, I had 4 wheel alignment carried out by Cambridge Performance Tyres to Eibach's settings. Will see what transpires at Subaru Cambridge...
  6. The Don

    2015 WRX STi Struts/Shocks

    Where's the knock coming from ?, as the rear suspension is totally different to the newage. Looking at the 2018 KYB catalogues their supply for Subaru vehicles is very limited now. Could it be a consequence of the spring change?
  7. I have a horrible feeling that driving slowly over rough surfaces, knocking noise may be due to strut failure. Will be going to Subaru Cambridge for investigation and if it is what I fear, I know that OEM replacements will be at totally inflated price. I have looked online for KYB gas, but can't find any sellers. Any ideas please or am I facing the old KYB/Subaru agreement not to supply to the public for current models?
  8. Last week
  9. It wouldn't help. For photography it's a white vest, with a number on it. Also you need a pass that has the same number on. Private photographers can apply for press passes you know...
  10. Hello Everyone, New development on my car today when trying to reverse park in a car park. As I get close to full lock in either direction the speed at which I am traveling becomes notchy. The steering doesn't become notchy, its the motion, like I had a lump on the tyre. If I actually go on full lock its enough resistance to stall the car, even with some revs. So my conclusion is something is mechanically jamming up. My first thoughts were CV joints but after reading some posts a lot of people are talking about the front diff being the problem. I'm not sure how my cars front diff is set up, is it some form of LSD? Because I struggle to believe an open diff could cause this. What are your thoughts/ideas? And how would you go about diagnosing it? Any and all help super appreciated. Car is a Legacy 3.0 R Spec B Estate 6 Speed Manual. Cheers, Tony
  11. debsp555

    Gold wheels

    Cheers Tony will get the foam repair thingy! D
  12. ScoobieFloz

    SIDC at V-ATE

    V-ATE is a Pit Stop Dining Experience in Langrick near Boston in Lincolnshire, UK! Bob, Lesley, Neil and Victoria are hands on Petrol Heads who run this unique diner in the heart of Lincolnshire! There is no other experience quite like it for a car or bike lover and with only the best food on offer too, how could you resist?! V-ATE is also a Smokehouse so you can dine in a car or on the back of a Vespa and enjoy Southern Style Smoked Delights smoked low and slow right here in Langrick! Come and join us and see how good this place is for yourself. Main Rd, Langrick, PE22 7AJ, Lincolnshire
  13. t5nyw

    Gold wheels

    the rolling radius should be similar space saver, although only ever fit the space saver on the Rear IMHO unless travelling a mile or so, and VERY slowly, Get foam fill repair jobby. get a full size spare and don't buy shopping Tony
  14. debsp555

    WRX Exhaust

    Hiya! Any recommendations for new exhaust systems? Ta Debs
  15. i'll bring an Orange Hi Vis vest then 😉
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  17. So many places......you really have to spend a few practice evenings getting about a bit. Unfortunately all the best places are now Restricted zones...Far too dangerous in our cotton wool wrapped life to actually be allowed to watch or take pictures from them... However, there is still a few. The Pros get press passes to enable access. Places like inside the corner at Creg-Ny-Baa give a great shot. You can stand on the balcony and get the infamous Rod Organ shot coming down from Kates though. Sulby Bridge, Windy corner, Braddan, @union Mills, Ballagarrey (Scary), Kirk Michael Village, I could go one and on and on ,and still not get all the places you can get great shots at. It is 37 3/4 miles of track! I recon at a quieter time might be worth it or contact a Pro photographer if you really want a good tip or ten. I just Marshal, so get a front row spot... hint.
  18. t5nyw

    STi fun

    100% agree, as tyres are everything when it comes grip , i smile when owners put wing wang woo tyres and a handling turns car into dog poo . i use pilot sport 3 on the red one, fair grip on wet or dry. tbe standard 4WD geo is notoriously bad. they must use a piece of string, with knots in. Tony
  19. johnmacdonald

    STi fun

    Must say that the WRX STi's roadholding in the wet is markedly superior to our previous five Imprezas - almost appears impossible to lose grip at the very fastest roundabout entry and exit. On rails as they say! Fitting of Eibach PRO-KIT springs and their recommended four wheel alignment settings have definitely had an effect. And very impressed with the Dunlop Sport Maxx RTs, having previousy stuck with Pirelli P Zeros. Will always recall some scary moments with the RB5 PPP and widetrack Impreza STi PPP, even on dry roads! Must admit that when Mrs Mac is driving enthusiastically, I do feel a little nervous - unfair, as she has driven Scoobies since 1998 and never had an accident in 50 years... Also so good to drive such a relatively rare car.
  20. ScoobieFloz

    STi fun

    It is amazing the difference you feel in the passenger seat. As the driver you know it will stick round the bend but when you’re the passenger it feels like you’re heading for the ditch. I guess you get the extra feedback from the steering to feel what’s really going on. Always good to keep your passengers on edge 😂
  21. Mark, i'm over for the Manx GP next August.. any recommendations to get some good bikes photos/action shots? (not 190mph whizz bys though lol)
  22. johnmacdonald

    STi fun

    Mrs Mac works three days a week and drives very capably to and fro and I am left with the C350 AMG Coupe. However, yesterday, took her in the STi over to Bishops Stortford for her annual (expensive ) Christmas shop with a friend to London. Due to massively disruptive road works on the A120 left me with the opportunity to dial in sport mode (sport sharp too extreme) and tackle the narrow, wet, greasy back lanes back to Braughing. Fabulous and a reminder of the latest STi's capabilities in the wet. Return evening pick up equally amazing, only marred by Mrs Mac's imploring me to slow down. I guess it does not appear so enjoyable from the passenger seat!
  23. I live on the Isle of Man....plenty of space to ope nit up and use the power! I have a dual mapped setup so a choice of 360 or 280bhp. I can't remember the last time I bothered to put it in high boost...... That should tell you the reality of spending a fortune to get extra ponies to enable you to reach the next queue at the red lights 1 second quicker....
  24. you buy one for me lol
  25. Still think it could do with a step-by-step guide 😎
  26. https://youtu.be/VDJ3N5vkgAg
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