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open your wallet and throw some cash about

big doller builds can be awesome

I also enjoy watching people (especially other ghetto members…) splash out cash and buy cool flashy parts and do extensive mods on cars. Its great we spend allot of our hard saved up money on the passion we love

but sometimes its nice to get gains from spending not much at all

Young friend of mine Luke messaged me and was wondering if there was any mods he can do to his daily. Its a suby imprezza with a 1.6  boxer motor, its also FWD, its his first car and he is enjoying playing with it

“Tim its painfully slow and wont even drive up hills!!!”

I knew of a small trick or two that could help him out, I previously owned a suby imprezza and i had put a cold air intake on it and from the Bum dyno test i knew it would make the car perform just a touch better

So luke brought the FWD weapon into the R&D Lab for a custom pvc cold air intake

we also removed the mesh out of the AFM

this is where the good bit is, we tripped down to our local harware store and bought $29.70 worth of pvc fittings and bends

small bit a perspex i had lying around to encourage as much air as possible into the 2.5 inch hole

quick spray

nobody would know

we spent little money,it dident take long and luke mentioned

“i never knew changing the intake on a car would make so much differnace”

I think the lesson its self was worth it

it was basic and effective

not everything to do with cars is expensive

if you have your first car and want to start playing around dont think you have to go out spend loads of money just have a crack!

if your interested in a bit of tech behind why this worked suss out the link. Its the reason i first did my suby all thoses years ago. good site! make sure you read all 5

Life Support




When i purchased Smokey The Blue Bandit Wagon last week the add read that it blew a bit of smoke
and oil out the rocker cover due to worn out piston rings.
I wasnt phased as the plan is to put my spare 16v 4age from the Trueno into this.
However, on the 37km, one hour drive home i had to stop and fill up the oil it had lost so much.


ive removed all the breathers and plumbed them into a catch can then tapped a fitting into the bottom of the can which scavenges the oil and returns it to the sump via the modified oil dipstick, ive sourced another 4ac for $50 to replace this one whilst i build up my 4age but this fix should make the car drive able for some time still.

In the same afternoon we also replaced the rear shock absorber’s with some Excell G units.
As you can see the old ones where a bit worn!

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