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I've got Will's fluid in mine, it is a bit hydroscopic being a race dot 4 but I've found it's not as bad as Motul dot 4's. Probably just needs a small interim bleed.

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1 hour ago, Lauren said:

I wonder if the fluid he is using is more susceptible to being hydroscopic? Mine has been in for 20K miles and 18 months and it's absolutely fine. Probably due a change soon though! 

 

It's only been in the car for about 3 months so highly unlikely. I've had the same stuff in for over a year and it's fine. 

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On 12/2/2018 at 6:52 PM, will300 said:

Update 02/12/18 - STi Rear Brembo brakes

As I'm sure many of you know a couple of years ago I had the AP Racing front BBK fitted, that is one of my favorite modification to the car. 

I've always wanted to get a set of rear calipers to go with the fronts, I was aware that the 08+ STi Rear brembo bolted straight on. After searching for a couple of months I came across a set of used Impreza STi Rear Brembo calipers for a good price on ebay, they also looked in reasonable condition. 

A couple of days later these turned up:

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On a bit of an unrelated note. If you don't mind saying Will how much did you pay for your rear brembos? The going rate for these seems to be around £500 which seems insane.

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4 minutes ago, Varelco said:

On a bit of an unrelated note. If you don't mind saying Will how much did you pay for your rear brembos? The going rate for these seems to be around £500 which seems insane.

I'm fairly sure they were £300.

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Update 05/05/19 - Japfest 2019

Today I attended Japfest 2019 at Silverstone, with 59 other members of the drivers/owners club. This was a great turn out for the club and nice to see so many faces new and old. 

Here's a couple of photo's of my car from the day. There are a couple of close up of the Verus Engineering splitter with race upgrade kit and dry carbon end plates, as I've just noticed I haven't posted any close up's before. 

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Update 11/05/19 - Blyton Park Trackday

On Saturday I attended a Javelin Trackday at Blyton Park, it was a good day with everyone well behaved and reasonable weather, slightly overcast with only a small spell of rain in the afternoon, around 3o'clock. 

After my previous trackday at Bedford Autodrome, I had an issue with the brake pedal going soft after a couple of laps, so last month I took the car to Rogue Motorsport to have the oil changed and the brake fluid replaced. Rogue bleed the brake system (inc the master cylinder) and supplied Millers Racing Brake Fluid 300 Plus. 

I didn't experience any issues with a soft pedal at Blyton, however it's possible that might be because Blyton is alot shorter than Bedford so the brakes aren't getting worked as much. For research purposes I ordered a set of Racetech Motorsport temperature stickers (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Racetech-Motorsport-Temperature-Test-Strip-Sticker-121-280c-Pack-of-10/231396436152?hash=item35e04d68b8:g:K98AAOSwPhdVDZ~m) to apply to the brake calipers. The max temperature registered on the front calipers was 143°c, the rear's didn't even reach the minimum temperature of 121°c. I'm going to also look at getting an infrared thermometer (I'm fairly sure I already have one somewhere), which I can then use the measure the disc temperature. 

With quite a few trackday's coming up in the next couple of months I'm considering swapping the front pads out and re-fitting the Ferrodo DS2500's. Whilst I really like the MX72 pads on the road as they have better inital bite and feel compared to the Ferrodo's, I think they lack the aggressiveness of a more track biased pad. I'm also going to order a set of track tyres to go on my 949 Racing wheels, I'm considering the available options but it looks like the most likely tyre will be the new generation of Yokohama AD08RS. 

Here are the photo's from the day:

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Update 01/06/19 - Detailing Job

Over the last couple of weeks I noticed my windscreen wasn't clearing when using the windscreen wipers, it was just smearing the water over the screen. Not cool when your trying to drive down a dual carriageway and you can't see straight in front of you. 

So yesterday I decide to clean the car and then re-sealed the glass. My go to product is G-Techniq G1 Clearvision Smart Glass, I've used this for a couple of years and it never fails to impress with how well it repels water. It takes about 40minutes to apply, you apply 3 layers to each window (you only really need 3 on the front, but it's easier to do all the windows), 5 minutes apart. Then you leave the coating to cure for 15minutes, before removing any left of residue with the G2 remover. I also bought a set of replacement windscreen wipers, I was previously using Michelin Stealth blades, however it appears these are no longer produced, so I opted for some Denso DUR-055R & DUR-050R blades.

p.s. For a single car the G-Techniq G1 coating comes in a 15ml bottle, this is more than enough to do all the windows on an 86/BRZ, with 3 coats on each window. I purchased the larger 100ml option as I'm going to do a couple of cars.

Here's a couple of photo's showing the beading:

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Update 02/06/19 - Schroth Harness Installation

As I'm starting to do more track days, I decided I needed to do something to stop me moving about in the seat so much.

My initial plan was to purchase a bucket seat, however after looking at the various options and the cost, I decided against this idea. Mainly because I was eyeing up an Edirb 023 seat, which meant lots of ££££'s.

I therefore decide to get a harness setup first, as this is a much cheaper option. I'd seen that quite a few people are using the Schroth Racing Rallye 3 ASM harness, so after speaking with @VAD17 (and a couple of passenger laps) & @Mike I decided to go ahead and order one in Red.

It's a straight forward install once you know what your doing, although removing and refitting the seat belt buckle nut is a royal pain in the backside. 

Here are couple of photo from the installation:

 

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@Tubbytommy

James at Amber Performance got them for me - As I wanted the plain version (DBA42656-10) not the slotted.

If you want the slotted version (DBA42656S-10) both DBA UK & Partbox sell them:

DBA: https://dbabrakes.eu/discbrakes/22837/DBA42656S-10 

Partbox: https://www.part-box.com/dba-4000-series-t3-slotted-brake-disc-rear-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-5x114-3-grb-dba42656s-10

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, will300 said:

@Tubbytommy

James at Amber Performance got them for me - As I wanted the plain version (DBA42656-10) not the slotted.

If you want the slotted version (DBA42656S-10) both DBA UK & Partbox sell them:

DBA: https://dbabrakes.eu/discbrakes/22837/DBA42656S-10 

Partbox: https://www.part-box.com/dba-4000-series-t3-slotted-brake-disc-rear-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-5x114-3-grb-dba42656s-10

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that , I'll get some ordered.

Any issues since fitting?

I'm going to pop up to donnington Sunday if the weather is good,I'd love to take a look at your car.

Very interesting build project.

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18 hours ago, will300 said:

Nope no issue's to report, they've been faultless.

I'm about an hour from Donnington, if you want to meet up PM me. 

I've got tickets to japfest now so I will definitely be there.

I'll take a look then.

Should of got on the stand after all. :(

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Update 22/06/19 - Track Wheel & Tyre Combo Updated

In preparation for several upcoming track days over the next few months, I decided to get a set of track tyres. I've been extremely happy with the performance of the Michelin PS4's, however I didn't want to eat them up over a short period with alot of track use. 

With that in mind and after doing some research on a good track tyre that is still safe to use day to day, I found two compounds / tyres that would meet my requirements. The Yokohama AD08R and the Nankang NS-2R. In the end I decided on the Yokohama's as I could get them extremely cheap, even cheaper than the Nankang's (this was the only deciding factor, I'd happily run either setup).

A set was swiftly purchased, however I was aware that Yokohama have recently replaced the AD08R with the AD08RS (for environmental reasons). So I wasn't sure what version of the tyres I'd actually be getting. As it turns out I got lucky and ended up getting one the first sets of AD08RS, these have been fitted to my 949Racing 6UL wheels. 

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