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Old 16 Aug 2010, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. Ive decided to be a man and buy my first scooby. Its a wrx sti UK bug eyed version.

I've got it from a garage with 3 months warranty. It has 40k on the clock.

Anyway, im planning on taking it to scoobyclinic since im quite close to it, and ive asked them to give it a look over since I know nothing about them (god I hope its ok and everything in gwo).

Anyway some nooby questions....

Are the turbo quite durable? Would I really have to abuse to blow it?

What oil do you use (im using this for commuting to work @ 20m / day but I lift share so its good)?

Whats the best price / quality you would go for with tyres? It has prodrive wheels, so what would u go for since its for basic commuting.

What exhaust is the best sounding /BHP gain. The afterburner vortex seems mint?

Also, I have to make a 2hr journey on the motorway once every 2months or so. On long journeys do you take it steady as in not use ur turbo or does it matter?

Thanks guys.

Nay

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Old 16 Aug 2010, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tyres - camskill for toyo t1-rs the daddy of all Tyres
see oilmans post about oil
turbos are durable if warmed and cooled correctly
afterburner is a good exhaust but attracts attention
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 07:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks dude,

what about on long journeys? Would you constantly use the turbo on long journeys or is it fine?
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 07:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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cheers mate
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. Keep the car regularly serviced and you should have no probs
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as above. Just make sure you cool the turbo down after use, drive the last few miles home off the turbo to circulate the oil and stop it coking up.
Doing 20m a day is fine, make sure you only use high octane fuel, that exhaust might start to get on your nerves after a couple of weeks though.
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long jurneys there fine, louder exhaust might get a bit ott, but find one with a bung and you'll be fine.
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