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Member Profile - Corsair

Postby Corsair » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:40 pm

[NB: Sorry for the large photos. I re-sized them all once, but they're still too big. I haven't the patience to re-size them again, so if you want to see them properly right-click on them, save and view].

What It Is

Member – Corsair
Vehicle - MY09 Liberty 2.5i Luxury Pack
Body - Sedan
Colour – Pearl White

What I Did

First of all, a big thank you to Ric and everybody on here for the time, inspiration and advice provided. This is a wonderful, encouraging forum and without you all, I wouldn’t have had the ideas and guidance to even attempt to modify my car. I love the shape of these Gen IV models and my hope is to make the car as clean, sleek and minimal as I can (given my heavy use of it and budget constraints).

I bought my Subaru Liberty in December 2010 with around 47,000kms on it as a work/personal car. Consequently, I avoided a turbo as I did not want to have to put in 98 Ron when driving up to 1000km a week. Even when driving it home from the dealer, I was very impressed due to the internal build quality, the chrome ringed gauges and the rail-like handling.

The day I bought it…
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Obviously as a 2.5i, it was never going to be a performance vehicle and due to the amount of kilometres I drive, I was wary of modding it, but I still couldn’t accept the lack of some things that I thought should have come standard from the factory. First of all, I did a home-made number plate spacer mod to make the slim line plates sit in the middle of the bar and went to Docklands and bought the full set of carpet mats.
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I then wondered if darker wheels would be better than silver, and decided not to wash my rims for a while to see how that looked…
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Stupid basically...So I bit the bullet and ordered these with the optional centre and valve caps…
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I was very happy with these rims, but they really emphasized the lack of darkness on the front two windows...
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So I went to Rob Tait to get the front two windows tinted. Rob (as mentioned elsewhere) was great and although he kept my front two windows legal, they are nonetheless darker, cooler and certainly allow less UV in...
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Having done this, I knew black-on-white was where I wanted to go, so I contacted Phat for a Corazon grille…
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[NB: Walkthrough for installing a grille is here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=15757].

Immediately after installing the grille, I decided the back end was unbalanced with the single Liberty badge and took it off. I was going to use a hairdryer to do this, but wound up using 'Goof Off' instead.
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Which pretty much brings me up to date. My next plan is to see if the front lip I have under my couch can be made to fit, so I can tie in my black on white theme more fully.
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What I'd Like To Do Next

-Non custom black on white slimline plates
-K2 rear window spoiler (This is a big maybe. Love the look, but very expensive)
-STI rear lip spoiler (This is a maybe item...)
-Exhaust change for sound (no quad tips though, as I like the symmetry of twin pipes)
- New set of tyres. Preferably as grippy as possible but not too noisy and non-slicks
-Front strut and rear sways

Thanks for reading!
Last edited by Corsair on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby SH30RB » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:32 pm

looking forward to this build :D

very nice and very clean corsair
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Postby Corsair » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:19 pm

Thanks Simon :D Nice to meet you the other night also.
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Postby SH30RB » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:22 pm

It was good to meet you too :D looking forward to the next meet?

and also, how hard was it to de badge with the goo off? looking at doing it to mine
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Postby Corsair » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:29 pm

Really easy actually. You just squirt the 'Goo Off' onto the top of the badge and let it drip behind. Mop off any extra (so it doesn't mess with the paint work), wait ten minutes, loosen the badge a little with your fingers and then have at it with some floss or fishing wire.. Clean up after with metholated spirits and you're done.
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Postby SH30RB » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:34 pm

Corsair wrote:Really easy actually. You just squirt the 'Goo Off' onto the top of the badge and let it drip behind. Mop off any extra (so it doesn't mess with the paint work), wait ten minutes, loosen the badge a little with your fingers and then have at it with some floss or fishing wire.. Clean up after with metholated spirits and you're done.


ahh, cheers for that :D sounds cheap and simple to do. might be one of my "cheap" mods i will do through the week.
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Postby Corsair » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:37 pm

Even cheaper than you think...if you have a hair dryer, you can use that instead of the 'Goo-Off'.
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Postby SH30RB » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Corsair wrote:Even cheaper than you think...if you have a hair dryer, you can use that instead of the 'Goo-Off'.


unfortunately, living in an all male block on base, i dont think ill be able to find one, nor an extension cable long enough to run outside or someone on the bottom level willing to let me use their wall socket :lol:

my "space and resources" to work with are very limited :( its depressing, but most time you have to make do.
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Postby Kekotic » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:17 pm

Corsair wrote:What I'd Like To Do Next

-Non custom black on white slimline plates
-K2 rear window spoiler (This is a big maybe. Love the look, but very expensive)
-STI rear lip spoiler (This is a maybe item...)


Now where have I seen that before :lol:
Good plans! But yes K2 is a little out there in terms of price haha, but it looks nice.
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Postby SH30RB » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:22 pm

chaotic2050 wrote:Now where have I seen that before :lol:
Good plans! But yes K2 is a little out there in terms of price haha, but it looks nice.



probably should be changed to

Corsair wrote:What I Know I Will Do Next

-Non custom black on white slimline plates
-K2 rear window spoiler (This is a big maybe. Love the look, but very expensive)
-STI rear lip spoiler (This is a maybe item...)


:D
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Postby sjm69 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:34 pm

looks good mate !!!! keep going
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Postby HyRax » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:09 pm

Looks good! Nice and clean package you've put together.

Corsair wrote:Obviously as a 2.5i, it was never going to be a performance vehicle...

While you can never beat a turbo, you can certainly make your car much more fun and extra-drivable with a tune. Not only will get you a nice boost in power and torque without having to do any engine mods, but you get an extra fuel saving too!

And get those swaybars upgraded too - they make such a difference!
I was going to procrastinate, but I put it off...
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Postby SH30RB » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:13 pm

and strut braces while your at it :wink:

send PHAT a msg, his prices are cheap, as i found out today
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Postby Corsair » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Thanks fellas.
Kieran - :lol: Yeah, seeing how good the K2 looks on your car is certainly a motivational force for getting one...Can't quite justify it yet though.
HyRax - Thaks for the kind words, I have followed your Westminster thread with some interest and may consider a tune down the line. Comment on sway bars also noted. :D
Steve - Thanks mate. I'll do my best to keep going depending on funds, my wife and how badly I'm caning the car for work. :bb2:
Simon - I'll look into it. Cheers! :good:
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Postby bigBADbenny » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:54 pm

Keep up the good work! It's ICY KLEEEEN :mrgreen:
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