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Old 11-03-2014, 06:37 PM
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I've stalked these forums long enough, drinking from the knowledge pool regularly; I think it's only fair I share my story, Introduced myself and hopefully contribute something meaningful.

A year and a half ago my mechanic informed me that it was time to let the Prelude go - sad times - beautiful car but getting long in the tooth. I began the search for a new car craving something cheap(ish) and fast.

Enter Perth WRX.

Growing up with Gran Turismo, I'd always admired the rex, found a nice looking GC8 on these forums (Cheers Mattuz), test drove and bought the first one I found. The car was Immaculate, running a VF34 with supporting mods and bumping out about 225 HP, I was having a ball.

All was running smooth and on May last year a good mate shouted us entry to a No Limits track day at Barbs for my birthday.

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Everything was going great guns, until I discovered there were limits; expensive ones. The WRX bottom end. I took limping rexy to the friendly chaps at Race Torque, who confirmed suspicions and it was game over for the 205. Weighed up the options and decided to pop in a new EJ207 bottom...

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And over the next month, with some fantasitc help from mates, in it went... Now some time has passed and I've finally got around to fixing my wastegate issues and running some decent boost. Had the car tuned at All Star Garage yesterday and It's humming sweetly and I'm a happy boy, cheers fellas.

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So. I'm Ash, That's my story, This is my car; Hello.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:50 PM
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Welcome, nice car enjoy the site.

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Old 11-03-2014, 06:52 PM
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Welcome, pretty clean rex you have yourself there, enjoy.

You have taken away some cunt ammo by providing pictures, so off to a good start.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:02 PM
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Hello, nice looking GC8. The black and white combo with the car and wheels looks good
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:27 PM
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Welcome, GC8's are still the best looking WRX made.

How many HP's is it making with the EJ207?
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:46 PM
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Poast dyno chart!

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Old 11-03-2014, 09:50 PM
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Cheers for the welcome guys.
I agree that the GC8s are a great looking unit; nice and light too.
Tune yesterday at all All Star's yielded 247hp and 332Nm.

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Old 11-03-2014, 10:25 PM
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