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i was after a black one ( as i like black cars n my 15 was black) but had to settle for a silver one...

got cams, bigger turbs n injectors all other shit that comes with

whole car decked out in carbon fibre inside n out

n sound system.....good buy i reckon....265kw all wheel i think...

 

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i was after a black one ( as i like black cars n my 15 was black) but had to settle for a silver one...

got cams, bigger turbs n injectors all other shit that comes with

whole car decked out in carbon fibre inside n out

n sound system.....good buy i reckon....265kw all wheel i think...

 

 

http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/private/details.aspx?R=8788617&keywords=ix&tsrc=allcarhome&__Ntk=CarAll&__Nne=15&__Dx=mode%20matchany&__D=ix&silo=1011&seot=1&__sid=129469091F70&__N=1216%201246%201247%201252%201282%204294964597%20901&__Ns=pCar_RankSort_Int32|1||pCar_PriceSort_Decimal|1||pCar_Make_String|0||pCar_Model_String|0&__Qpb=true&__Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&Cr=1&__Ntt=ix&trecs=4

 

It was this ^^ one wasn't it?

 

If so good choice man.

 

I envy you!

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yeah man lol

bought it off jason

i mite (prob most likely) paint the car to lambo reventon color......somthn heaps darker.....as it not black

 

u knw the history of that car?

spoke to steve knight it seems pretty clean to me with all the top quality parts....

 

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Very nice- congrats! Jason really took care of that car, each time it went onto the track it was serviced immediately after. Good buy.

 

 

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Very nice- congrats! Jason really took care of that car, each time it went onto the track it was serviced immediately after. Good buy.

 

 

 

cheers man

yeh i cant wait til go to the track thrash it arnd a bit lol

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lol r u after a red one?? done fair bit of km tho.....anything over 50thou km is heaps to me cos its a new car...

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lol r u after a red one?? done fair bit of km tho.....anything over 50thou km is heaps to me cos its a new car...

 

I'd rather buy a car with higher k's that has been maintained than getting one with very limited service history and low kms... but then thats just me.

 

I know what that guy is like when it comes to servicing of his cars and so on, he had a silver 05sti with 110,000kms on the clock and not even one mark... Still the best 05sti I've seen in adelaide no doubt.

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Good buy dude. 265kw at the wheels, 27,000km. Lovely. You dont need to do anything to it - just enjoy.

 

what sort of turbo is it running btw?

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3076 i think...im thinkin of running bigger compressor housing for more power

n change few things to my likings lol

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I'm looking for a VIII atm. I'd love an MR but they still go for about 30k and my budget is 25k. What should I be looking for and what questions should I ask? On all forums people say they are bulletproof but I'm sure there are a few small things I should look for.

Is it better to get one just above 100,000k's with timing belt and clutch done or one with around 60-80k on clock and no major service done.

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timing belt is pricey just like any car, i'm about to do mine and i reckon it's gonna be at least $1200., that's Timing belt, alternator belt and new water pump (might as well do it all while it's apart) plus labour. It may come to more but i reckon that's a safe estimate. Mine's at 75,000km

 

but it's up to you if you consider KM to be a problem or not. Pretty bullet proof cars, as long as everything's been maintained you're fine. You'll pay less for a high km model.

 

Things to look out for

 

- faded brembos - means it's spent some time on a race track. Not a big deal if the owner has maintained it properly, but if a guy says his never raced it - and the brembos are faded to f**k - you know he's lying.

- AYC pump / diff - do a few slalom turns and make sure you dont hear any weird whining / moaning from the back end. They aren't cheap to replace, but they aren't really that common a fault. People tend to kill the AYC diffs on race tracks or launching the car.

- If it's 8MR or 9, make sure 5th and 6th engage properly. The taller gears in the 6 speed are a bit more fragile than the 5 speed.

- fluid changes. make sure the diff fluids have all been changed at the proper intervals.

- clunking noise in front suspension at low speed - NFI. So many of them do it, it's just become accepted haha. I think it's something under the car knocking something else. Could also be loosish strut top nuts, worn suspension components, or bung shocks. If everything checks out and it still makes a clunk, it's probably just the notorious evo front end clunking noise.

 

that's probably about it, i've had my 9 a few years and have had 0 issues with it.

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