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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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I'm surprised at how much some bits cost, do you guys just bite the bullet and pay the full or do you see if you can nab bargains online/oversees (is that even an option?).

I was perusing the web and came across the sports grills, thinking they look pretty neat, I figure I'd check them out... after struggling to find out what I'd need I came across potential suspects costing a lot more than I'd have guessed...

Even larger bonnet scoops seem expensive, especially when I even ventured over to 'aliexpress' to find them at near top price...

STI intercoolers seem to be somewhat available on ebay, but I don't know the risks with buying a second hand one 😕

Looks like I've got a lot of waiting to do considering all the above isn't exactly the most extreme jobs!

Hmmm maybe I can get someone to 3d print me a Scoop!

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You need to figure out what parts are compatible with the Impreza and find one being broken - Scoobynet has a few breakers on there.

I think I paid £120 ish for my scoop - Wrong colour mind but was in decent condition and Subaru original. You need to make sure you are getting the correct one, as some are the same size are our XT ones.

Dealers are really expensive and I do my best to avoid them unless it is something like the deep boot tray only the dealer sells.

Some Subaru parts are cheaper buying in the US and shipping over, even with VAT added by customs ! Jackie from Annapolis Subaru in Maryland, USA gives forum members pretty good prices. RockAuto from the US do cheap OEM manufacturer parts like sensors etc if you can't find a decent priced one here.

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Matty Baker on scooby net for parts and fb. hes okay Ö. a bit up himself imho. Or Sarj at J ap performance parts. hes ok..... a bit of a tool tho. Or Shaun Whiffin very nice guy, not a tool or up himself.
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Has Sarj changed his ways?

Last time I enquired about a power steering pump price, it seemed like he wanted me to pay for his holiday to Barbados !

There's a Facebook group thingy for Impreza owners, there's always a few being broken or spares being sold - 2 sets of Impreza WRX 17" alloys at the moment for £100 and £120 inc postage as an example of pricing vs a breakers.
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Don't have Facebook 🤦‍♂️ d'oh
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I forgot you live close to Sarj's place lol.
He will sell you anything regardless if it fits your car or not . So no to your question he has not changed his ways ,Rarely useful mainly a penisaurous !
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Don't have Facebook 🤦‍♂️ d'oh
Im quite sure they will allow you to join.
Im just quickly adding nobody wants you to leave here , im sure this the best place to get advice without bias.

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JPP are great if you don't like your money staying in your wallet...
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This is one of the groups I mentioned - Not sure if you can view without an account
https://www.facebook.com/groups/suba...a.buy.sell.uk/
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Hey there, yeh I can see that, thanks very much, not sure if I can see any contact numbers or anything (I only browsed quickly whilst walking the dawgs).

Wonder if there are any goodies on there!!

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@Ianb1234 There's a guy on that same Facebook group selling an STI Intercooler for £180 - Not sure how good a price that is....
https://www.facebook.com/groups/suba...2911353593127/
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@TMX geez that's tempting, think I need to (L)earn* more before I start tinkering under the bonnet too much though.

*both are equally applicable at the moment. 😞

Can anyone recommend a Bluetooth obd2 reader that I can use with the Torque app? I have a plug in obd doofer to read codes and cancel stuff n all, so I'm just after something inexpensive.

I've seen on ebay there is millions ranging from less than £5 up to £20, but I don't know if there is any real disadvantages to a cheap £5 one? Other than the risk of it being fake and not working...
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This is like the one I use:



I had one of the shorter stumpy types but you end up needing pliers to remove it and after a few times, the casing will fall apart. The bigger one like I linked can be pulled out without pliers.

I did not buy from that seller, but it looks exactly the same and was a 327 ELM Bluetooth OBD2 type by VGate. I'm not sure I would trust the live data as there does seem to be a second or 2 delay in logged data but it is good enough for me to give some kind of idea.
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Have a look at the xtrons one they do as it has an on/off button so you can keep it connected without having to remove it. AFAIR it is only about £7.
Unless you'd be interested in the one I have.. It does come with a double din android stereo, a TPMS, dash cam etc and yours for £120 posted. Have a look in the for sale section and at least you can see what the OBDII dongle looks like if nothing else.

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