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Old 06-02-2008, 02:19 AM   #51
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Welcome mate.

Don't waste your time with braces - swaybars are where it's at.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:18 AM   #52
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Welcome mate.

Don't waste your time with braces - swaybars are where it's at.
I 2nd that. RSB was by far the best mod i've done. Car is SOOOO much more fun with a decent one.
I went with the whiteline 22mm adjustable rsb with the upgraded endlinks and haven't looked back. However since going to the 18" wheels it doesn't seem as good. Maybe cause I'm on relatively cheap rubber compared to the Michelin Pilots that come stock with our cars...dunno
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:05 PM   #53
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IMO you can have all the suspension mods in the world done but without really good rubber on it isn't worth Jack Sh_t. I'm a great fan of the original rubber that came with the RS, Michelin Pilots, and that's what I'm trying to source now for replacements after 92000 Klms on the originals.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:08 PM   #54
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^Agreed about the good rubber thing.

Haven't used the pilots, mine came with the WRX 17s & RE050As (which the WRX comes with), which were great.
Now have the Falken FK452s, which are ok. In the same league, just not quite as good.
Next will be the Bridgestone RE001s.

(I like tyres that dont last much more than 30k kms. )
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:10 PM   #55
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ive heard ppl giving the yokies on the 08's a bad name, i haveint had a problem with em yet its only just uptp 6000km thou, no noise, i havent either had enough balls or stupid enough to push the car till it breaks traction yet.

i must say though, sway bars would be ideal, all ive heard from alot of folks in previous models is RSB is needed to get rid of understeer. an with the new 08 its obviously a "girlier" model produced for the masses with more understeer. i think ive gotten used to it by now though, which i suppose has made me into a girly driver
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:21 PM   #56
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hay guys, i am in Perth. Northers Suburbs.
drive a white MY04 Wagon. in love with it. all it has is a CAI, full custom exhaust and STi gold wheels.

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Hi Jez, do you mean sells or mods? I'm taking it as mods in which case I have no idea. I would like to get a list together of places that people know mod RS's and mod them well. Please someone start a new post with places they know.
^^ awesome idea.
places that tune RS's are hard to come buy. most of the time i am just told to sell my car and buy a rex, or get a swap done, that said, here in WA the only place that has been accomodating is maximum motorsports and japanese wholesale spares.

good to see some aussies in the mix.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:59 PM   #57
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^you cant tune Aust. 01-05 N/As - they're MAP.

There's only one or two places in the US that does it, let alone little us.


As for parts, again, the N/A Subaru tuning scene isn't massive, mainly because the gains are minimal.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:30 AM   #58
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^you cant tune Aust. 01-05 N/As - they're MAP.

There's only one or two places in the US that does it, let alone little us.


As for parts, again, the N/A Subaru tuning scene isn't massive, mainly because the gains are minimal.
Raptor (a Melbourne company i think) have developed a supercharger kit for the 2.5 RS.. gives about 160kw atw. quite impressive.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:41 PM   #59
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Raptor (a Melbourne company i think) have developed a supercharger kit for the 2.5 RS.. gives about 160kw atw. quite impressive.
nah QLD, but they have a retailer in melb. the SC is going to be pretty expensive + 160kw atw will out heaps of strain on the gbox and engine eventually parts will need repacing and will need internal mods. if u bought it NA keep it NA thats just my 2c
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:35 PM   #60
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does it count if I wanna move to australia? Your country is awesome and I cant wait to have enough money to come visit!
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