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Old 11-11-2012, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, obviously not a Foz, but arguably the next best thing.

A few snaps of my wife's "new" car.

Here it is as it arrived...





So, after a snow foam wash and shampoo...






Then a colourfast polish...



And how it looks now...






There's a fair way still to go with it. The paintwork had been given a bit of a pasting by the local hedgerows where it previously lived.

A proper session at a detailer would do the trick, but running two Scoobs means that'll have to wait for now.

I have some more products in my collection to get it looking better yet.

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like them, nice car,

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Thanks.
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Are you thinking of lowering it G ?.....i thought it was an Outback at first glance!!
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Very nice Banstead. I've not seen one of these wagons up close. I hope to be at the next meeting at the Fairmile as I couldn't make it today. Maybe I'll see it then. I know what you mean about the paint.IMy last car was a Honder Ctr the paint wasn't good but the paint on my Fozz is even worse.I hope to get it sorted by D3 in Bosham next year.
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Best colour!!! Looks sweet matey!!
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Nice one Gareth :)

I see it has a Prodrive (?) backbox, does it have the PPP?
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Nice one Gareth :)

I see it has a Prodrive (?) backbox, does it have the PPP?
It does appear to. Bit of a funny one. The seller said it didn't and that it was just the backbox, so I checked with Subaru and it showed up as not having the PPP on the database. When I looked it over I noticed the Prodrive intercooler pipe, which then made me wonder again.

Having now gone through the paperwork there is a certificate showing it does have the PPP.

It is too quick not to have it!

I genuinely think because of the longer gearing and being slightly lighter it could take the FSTi in a drag race.

Having gone about in that all weekend the morning commute in the FSTi left me a little depressed.

In the New Year I think it will be time for some changes, either to the FSTi or to a different car.
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Don't lower it.

My fave wheels.
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Don't lower it.

My fave wheels.
I can't see that it will be lowered.

It is my wife's car, so never say never, but it seems unlikely to be on her "to do" list.
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350 and get your fsti remapped!!.. you will then be smiling again..
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I can't see that it will be lowered.

It is my wife's car, so never say never, but it seems unlikely to be on her "to do" list.
Just lifted mine on some STi struts as I was fed up having to be ultra careful when taking the dogs for a walk
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350 and get your fsti remapped!!.. you will then be smiling again..
It'll be a bit more than that as I do not, to my knowledge, have an ECUtek licence, so I will need to pay for that too.

Before that I think it would be preferable to get a new backbox, uprated fuel pump and possible 3-port boost solenoid.

I'm only interested in getting around 300bhp, so from what I can tell shouldn't really need to do anything further in preparation.

Does that sound reasonable?
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i wouldnt have thought 300 bhp would be too difficult to get from a fsti!!
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