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  2. Is anyone running this combination? If you are, how do you find it comfort wise vs stock. I was looking at importing a set of CSG Tein Flex A (next batch is April) but it has been suggested that a simpler Bilstein setup may be more suitable given my aim is to lower about 20mm and that I want a close to stock level of comfort. I have spent hours reading UK and US suspension posts and I am still undecided what route to take. A Bilstein B6 combination with RCE Yellows seems popular in the US but Bilstein upped their prices after Christmas so you are now at £850 just for the B6 part. That puts the B6/RCE Yellow combination above non-CSG Flex A (which seem to be the most popular) and Bilstein B14 coilovers. A lot of people seem to have gone through multiple setups before being happy(/still not) with the ride. This then makes me think about just going for Ohlins now they have the 5k springs, hopefully fit and forget. The car is going to be used for weekend fun, road trips and more North Weald and CATDT driver training days. I much prefer a comfortable ride, in my I30N I always have the suspension on its softest setting, and everything else bar the exhaust on its sportiest setting, then changing the exhaust noise to my mood. I may do the odd trackday but never had any complaints about the stock suspension on previous trackdays so it really is for looks rather than performance, but not wanting to lose any of the latter. Is anyone using the 5k spring Ohlins?
  3. No there should a dingleberry on the 90 degree bend towards the throttle body. The intake hose that many replace when doing the sound generator delete. I got the inkling that there was an issue from some of @Kodename47 posts here and there where he was experimenting with removing said branch resonators only for the engine to bog. It happens on my car at low engine speed gear changes, the engine momentarily chokes just once as if it was just about about to stall. It's made the car crap to drive but I initially just took it to be the factory tune/stock catted manifold. Then I got the car tuned + aftermarket manifold and it happened worse n I told the tuner who disbelieved that it could happen. I washed my hands of that tuner because of that. Not their fault I see now but the way they responded made me not want to deal with them anymore. I then took it to another tuner a year later for another manifold + tune and it was better I think through brute force in a way whilst we had hot weather in the summer. When I was at Drive Limits the instructor (I forget his name) mentioned I should get the intake checked for leaks as the revs fell unnaturally slowly on an emergency brake stop. I've not been driving the car much due to living away but it's my only car now so after replacing the battery and driving down south in the cold I had the issue again and it's put it back in mind. All a bit of a learning curve I suppose but one that has verily sullied my enjoyment of the car.
  4. The one that runs off to the left? That's for the "sound generator"
  5. Thanks for all the responses. I've held off replying as I've been going round and round in circles (sometimes in the car;) as to what to do. Small update and one thats made me feel rather annoyed. Whilst looking into the differences between UK OEM air intakes and the JDM/Aus/North American 2017 update I've realised from looking at pictures online that I'm missing a branch resonator from the intake boot in between the airbox and the throttle body. It's been blanked off with a plastic cap and a jubilee clip/hose clamp. I've never been satisfied with the throttle response on my car since the first months of ownership in Autumn 2019 but I accepted that was the stock performance so set about doing the manifold/tune to try and improve it. Few thousand pounds later it's still there but only today have I put my hand under there and felt what's missing. I've had the car in storage a few times as its not been my daily driver and I haven't put a great many miles on it. All this time and dissatisfaction with the throttle response. Doh. Miffed kind of describes it. Have spoken to the Toyota dealership that supplied me with the car and waiting to hear back from them. Cheers again for the replies, will be interesting to see the outcome.
  6. DM replayed, sorry for delay. Greg
  7. James18

    Incoming Part Out

    Ah no dramas! Awesome brakes, enjoy
  8. Last week
  9. Jay Bamrah

    Incoming Part Out

    I bought the ap kit last week unfortunately
  10. Hey @Gregski, Popped you a DM a couple of days ago. Is the black one still for sale? Thanks!
  11. James18

    Incoming Part Out

    Grab yourself a steal Having checked eBay for the same callipers, I think I might have undervalued slightly haha, there’s quite a few on there ranging from £800 for fronts - £1500 depending on whether they include discs and full set of front and rear https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUBARU-IMPREZA-NEWAGE-FRONT-REAR-4-2-POT-BREMBO-BRAKE-CALIPERS-WRX-STI-01-07-/303917097006?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 If it’s outright braking performance you’re after then the AP fronts will probably be a better bet, however I have found these to be ample and have never ran out of brakes like I found on standard callipers & upgraded pads They also look great with the rears included, and most people just go for fronts if they get a kit from somewhere like Reyland
  12. Torque pro just said I had 430nm and 414HP which defo isn’t true. How normal is it for it to glitch out or did I really just overboost like that. I have the Fensport package with the boost control solanoid
  13. Jay Bamrah

    Incoming Part Out

    The brakes seems like a steal considering just fronts for ap racing are £1700
  14. Replaced the engine in my car. For sale is the seized engine (not diagnosed but something to do with rockers and camshaft) and basically every part that comes along with it mainly including: ECU, Headers, Alternator. Approx mileage is around 52k for the engine. Can post all parts apart from main engine itself, but would prefer collection. Also open to anyone coming down and stripping parts off the engine at their own labour and time. Located in East London but can possibly meet in Colchester and anywhere in Greater London. Prices: Engine - £750 ECU - £50 Headers - £250 Alternator - £65 As mentioned, Engine itself has seized (did tick over before I took it out) however general condition of other parts is okay for age. Open to offers. Thanks! Alternator1.HEIC Alternator2.HEIC Downpipe1.HEIC Downpipe2.HEIC Engine1.HEIC Engine2.HEIC Engine3.HEIC Engine4.HEIC
  15. James18

    Incoming Part Out

    Strut brace pics below, just taken it off the car for you. Have the original box and packaging for it still, in like new condition - looks awesome in the engine bay. Original Torqen advert here Front and rear callipers are as below, ignore my dirty wheels 🤣 white are impossible to keep clean atm, not off the car yet as you can see but will be coming off with the wheels & suspension Unfortunately the black interior trim is currently pending sale, should that fall through I will let you know
  16. Varelco

    In comes the GR86

    Not so much the fact its conical, just that its not enclosed in a housing. Which is hardly surprising as its been known for literally decades that situating a air filter inside an engine gets heat soaked, it just the usual desperation to get YouTube video hits.
  17. Jay Bamrah

    Incoming Part Out

    Please can I have a photo of the black interior parts and the strut brace and the callipers
  18. Deacon

    Michelin Pilot Sport 5?

    The size range seems a little limited at the moment - e.g. there's no wide 17's, etc
  19. WB_86

    Michelin Pilot Sport 5?

    Yes. I was looking online yesterday and in stock sizes could no longer find the PS4, only the PS5 was available.
  20. maurice

    Michelin Pilot Sport 5?

    Interesting but I’d wait for feedback on the new tyre first. Michelin have previous form for downgrading tyres, remember the PS3 being worse than the PS2.
  21. BRZ-123

    Michelin Pilot Sport 5?

    So the PS4 was long overdue replacement and was superseded by Goodyear Eagle ASY5s on most measurable parameters. The PS5 has quietly sneaked in. Currently Michelin are on a marketing overdrive promoting Cross Climate 2 as its their best and market leading all season tyre and it is their most expensive road tyre and currently the right season for selling all season. Knowing their history and quality I'll not think twice but go for them if they are available in the size you need as with new launches , they are size limited for a while. Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
  22. Ape234

    Post your GT86 / BRZ pic of day!

    My first contribution to the forum. Had it about six months now and love it, it’s got a few tweaks including a turbo which sees it out out 300hp. Heading to Royal Steering Wheels tomorrow to have my new wheel fitted[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Leeky

    Michelin Pilot Sport 5?

    The Pilot Sport 5 even out yet? I’d be curious as to what they are like too. Personally I’m not a fan of Michelin tyres. I went with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asym 5’s over PS4’s. But would also like to see what the PS5’s are like.
  24. After 4 years on the car my original Primacies are starting to perish/get surface cracks and are ready for replacement. I know a lot of people rate the PS4 for road use but, in looking for new tyres, it looks like the PS4 has been discontinued and replaced by the Pilot Sport 5. Has anyone tried the Pilot Sport 5s yet?
  25. Andy Gside

    Carbon Fender Wing Garnish

    NOW SOLD
  26. James18

    Incoming Part Out

    Messaged you 👍🏼
  27. AJ124

    Incoming Part Out

    Did you get chance to check James?
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