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Member Profile - SYM (w/ new wheels pg18)

Postby SYM » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:06 pm

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Name: Simon
Current Car: MY10 Liberty GT Wagon (currently on my 3rd car, 2nd Subaru, 1st Liberty, 1st Turbo)
Previous rides: Toyota 3-door RAV4 Cruiser, Subaru Outback 3.0R
Interests: Snow Skiing (Colorado,Utah, Japan, NZ, local), Cycling (roadie), PC FPSs (BF3, BF4)
Occupation: Finance professional working for a major Bank

Performance - driveability, cornering, stopping
Tune - KiDo Racing :mrgreen:
Exhaust - HKS stainless turbo-back exhaust w/ Elegant&Sport (ES) Premium mufflers; installed by Garage88
Handling - STi pink springs, J-speed LCA bushes, Cusco front and rear swaybars, AVO heavy duty swaybar mounts;
Brakes - Front and Rear BBK w/ Brembos, T3 Slotted DBA4000 rotors and Hawk Performance Ceramic pads (fronts); supplied by cruisn

Cosmetics
Front - Recessed mesh grille, STi Lip Spoiler w/ phat lip extension kit,
Engine bling - STi flexible tower brace, HKS hybrid panel air filter (Phat)
Wheels - *new* Work Emotion T7Rs 19" x 8.5), running on Michelin Pilot Super Sports (235/40 R19)
Lighting - Crystal Eye headlights |+Pics| , Valenti LED rear taillights |+Pics|
, LED interior, LED parkers
Rear - OEM Subaru Rear Roof Spoiler


Vid: Member Profile
Updated July 2016 [redux]


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Pics : Prototype Images (from recent to earliest)
MY10 LGT Now, Night Twin Wagons, Night Solo, Feb'13 Photo Shoot, and Early Days

Most recent pics, with superb photography courtesy of Prototype :mrgreen:

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And heres the Subaru Outback - nice cruiser, particularly down to NSW ski fields. Loved a drink though!
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[ MY10 Liberty GT Wagon ] : Powered by HKS | STi | KiDo | Cusco | Valenti | Crystal Eye | F&R Brembo BBK, cruisn style :mrgreen:

Pics | Jack Moss' awesome Prototype photography of the GT | MY10 LGT early days, and Most Recent pics
Vids | SYM Member Profile video | Our slick club.lib #bandbacktogether video plus Various other club.liberty vid compilations
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:08 pm

Just arrived home (and got snappy happy with sunrise during one Easter break)
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[ MY10 Liberty GT Wagon ] : Powered by HKS | STi | KiDo | Cusco | Valenti | Crystal Eye | F&R Brembo BBK, cruisn style :mrgreen:

Pics | Jack Moss' awesome Prototype photography of the GT | MY10 LGT early days, and Most Recent pics
Vids | SYM Member Profile video | Our slick club.lib #bandbacktogether video plus Various other club.liberty vid compilations
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:10 pm

6 months after purchase - STi Lip spoiler and STi strut brace installed

Love the look of the black front lip - it rounds off the front nicely
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[ MY10 Liberty GT Wagon ] : Powered by HKS | STi | KiDo | Cusco | Valenti | Crystal Eye | F&R Brembo BBK, cruisn style :mrgreen:

Pics | Jack Moss' awesome Prototype photography of the GT | MY10 LGT early days, and Most Recent pics
Vids | SYM Member Profile video | Our slick club.lib #bandbacktogether video plus Various other club.liberty vid compilations
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:12 pm

18 months after purchase - suspension and handling upgrades, STi springs and Phats LCA bushes. Gave a 15mm drop in ride height, and could go lower, but I was happy with this for the moment.

Purchased a set of MY06/07 tbSTI Enkei Rims - a bit of gutter rash, so got them fixed up and repainted by Magman@Punchbowl. Colour code Subaru 36Y Onyx Metallic (thanks to mark/cruisn for his threads and advice)

Will post updated pics with new rims soon.....
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Pics | Jack Moss' awesome Prototype photography of the GT | MY10 LGT early days, and Most Recent pics
Vids | SYM Member Profile video | Our slick club.lib #bandbacktogether video plus Various other club.liberty vid compilations
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby Corsair » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:13 pm

Interested to see how these rims come up on the Gen V, particularly with your new ride height.
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Member Profile - SYM

Postby sjm69 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:12 pm

That grill sure does make the front of the gen v a lot better looking ( if that is possible for a gen v )
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:20 pm

New wheels painted, balanced and fitted - I'm taking a little while to adjust to the new look, as this is my first time with dark coloured wheels.

Wish I had some better photos, but since sydney weather is a tad wet, I had to made do with an underground car park.

I found the flourescent lighting gave the wheels a tinge/hint of blue, so can't wait to see how they will look on a bright sunny day (I suspect it will look more towards dark gunmetal). Will take some more photos and post em up

Oh, and black mcgard nuts are on the way, as I'm not a fan of the "silver nuts and dark wheel look"

One things for sure, I'm back into 'research' mode again - as I need to get some slotted/drilled rotors behind the enkeis, plus, add a bit of 'bigger' (hint - calipers) and more distinct colours behind the wheels (black or silver, prolly silver)



<cue the comments> - "you need some brembos"
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[ MY10 Liberty GT Wagon ] : Powered by HKS | STi | KiDo | Cusco | Valenti | Crystal Eye | F&R Brembo BBK, cruisn style :mrgreen:

Pics | Jack Moss' awesome Prototype photography of the GT | MY10 LGT early days, and Most Recent pics
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby JDGT05 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:55 pm

That's a hot looking wagon!
Now driving the mighty 86 :)
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby rooby » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:26 pm

Those rims fit in pretty well with the gen5, nice one.

Nobody "needs" brembos :)

I wouldn't buy drilled rotors (although it's not my money).
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:38 pm

Thank rooby, and i hear you loud and clear.... There's a clear diff between WANT vs NEED

Slotted then?

Any recommended rotors to consider on shortlist?
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Postby Rome_BRZ » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:36 pm

Dixcel from Phat ;)

Car looks great but to be perfectly honest I actually prefer the silver enkeis on a silver car...
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Postby SYM » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:50 pm

Rome_STI wrote:Dixcel from Phat ;)

Car looks great but to be perfectly honest I actually prefer the silver enkeis on a silver car...


no probs - I always wanted to try a 'blacked-out'/dark wheel look

The good thing is that the enkeis themselves are awesome lightweight rims, so I can redo them again (magman of course!) if I wanted a change of scenery

I do love the rim/spoke design of these enkeis, so its a set i'll be keeping for the long term (whatever the colour may be!)
[ MY10 Liberty GT Wagon ] : Powered by HKS | STi | KiDo | Cusco | Valenti | Crystal Eye | F&R Brembo BBK, cruisn style :mrgreen:

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Postby cruisn » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:24 am

Looks hot! The Gen5 wagons IMO need a larger rear wing to balance them out....

Slotted rotors with body colored Brembo's....... Nice. :D
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:29 am

cruisn wrote:Looks hot! The Gen5 wagons IMO need a larger rear wing to balance them out....

Slotted rotors with body colored Brembo's....... Nice. :D


thanks mark - great minds think alike!

I've actually got a rear spoiler sitting in the garage waiting to be installed (I purchased it of youngy for a great price)... getting these wheels ready took up most of my attention

Oh, I know I have mentioned this before, but thanks for your threads and research on the rim colour (i looked at your pics, and just said.... YEP thats it)

They did come out a bit 'bluer' than I was expecting (but that was looking a them on rainy overcast day)
[ MY10 Liberty GT Wagon ] : Powered by HKS | STi | KiDo | Cusco | Valenti | Crystal Eye | F&R Brembo BBK, cruisn style :mrgreen:

Pics | Jack Moss' awesome Prototype photography of the GT | MY10 LGT early days, and Most Recent pics
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Re: Member Profile - SYM

Postby SYM » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:25 am

took advantage of a great morning, and snapped some early pics just as sun was starting to come up

found a nice spot that luckily didnt have too many trucks parked, the downside was the relatively dirtier road to get there (which eventually find its way onto the treads, and annoying if you want to take photos)
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[ MY10 Liberty GT Wagon ] : Powered by HKS | STi | KiDo | Cusco | Valenti | Crystal Eye | F&R Brembo BBK, cruisn style :mrgreen:

Pics | Jack Moss' awesome Prototype photography of the GT | MY10 LGT early days, and Most Recent pics
Vids | SYM Member Profile video | Our slick club.lib #bandbacktogether video plus Various other club.liberty vid compilations
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