Hmmm, been a while since I updated this place, so lets blog this out.
The SW20 turbo wasn't finished for Wakefield. But ended up going to the drags.
The WRX had a clutch fail (centre cracked and let the springs out), ordered a new NPC unit.
Install was a breeze and it felt amazing.
Decided to do the brake rotors and pads.
About a month later, the gearbox developed some nasty noises. Inspection at ADS proved terminal.
Inspection of the rear diff was not positive either.
The SW20 continued doing it's thing, running nicely with the MS3X ecu and letting me tinker.
Decided to add an intercooler to the turbo plan after I found one in AW11 parts pile...
The brand new ($$$$) gearbox arrived for the WRX. Including a 20kg/mm center diff. (TL;DR: Best 5 speed gearbox possible for a WRX).
And a brand new 4.44 rear LSD differential.
Someone then had a good go at wiping out the daily Subaru. But not good enough to write it off... $7600 of damage and they repaired it :(
Back to late night runs in the SW20 to gather data for tuning it.
Data, data, data!
The WRX comes back to life. New gearbox and diff are amazing, but a few other things are concerning.
For some reason it's using all of this gauge....
Decided on a refocus in life, returned the SW20 to stock and sold it. (Sorry, no bodgy 1MZ Turbo project. Just wait for the 3MZ AW11). Went to Japan for a holiday.
Saw the best AW11 ever.
Rented a boat in Japan.
Came home, decided to do some work on my AW11. Started the exhaust I always wanted to build.
WRX was making a lot of boost, 30PSI of it. Decided to fix that. Also decided to fix the suspension with a full replacement of bushes and fitment of Shockworks Coilovers (replacing the flogged out Cusco Zero2's)
It was really good after the upgrade, so we went to the Luddenham Raceway.
Some AW11 parts arrived.
Got a phone call, the engine place said this was ready.
Went on a holiday to QLD, found my race car. Might bring it home soon...
Made an executive decision that we needed a smaller car then the daily Impreza, something cheaper on fuel, more fun and easier to maintain. Bought an MX5.
Tested fitted the hektic JDM wheels from my AW11, looks awesome, pokes too much :(
Did some alloy welding for a mate doing some modifications to a 2ZZ.