Member Profile - Shaheenis

Show off what mods you've done to your car.

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby jacks-GTB » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:12 pm

very tidy engine bay tim :)
User avatar
jacks-GTB
 
Posts: 1308
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:06 pm
Location: Central Coast NSW
Car: 2007 Subaru Liberty GT Spec B
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=16629

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby WIDELOAD » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:04 am

Looks sweet as ever Tim. 8)
User avatar
WIDELOAD
 
Posts: 392
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:54 pm
Location: Ipswich, QLD
Car: MY08 GT Spec B
Real name: Troy

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby peadya100 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:24 am

Oooh it's so dark in there once you had the cooler back on that I couldn't see a shield... good job then!
Diamond Works SI-DRIVE Covers - Subaru Liberty/Legacy MY07 to MY09

https://www.facebook...aruDiamondWorks
subaru.diamondworks@gmail.com
User avatar
peadya100
-stickered-
 
Posts: 2242
Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:21 pm
Location: Norah Head, Central Coast
Car: 2007 Liberty GT-B Wagon
Real name: Adam
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=21072

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby Shaheenis » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:26 am

Car has been running really well after major service and all that has happened since then is a tune update from Matt to clean up my LV a bit as my latest tune was showing some low load knock but this was explained elsewhere by Matt in the LV thread. I rarely give it much stick around town but the other night I raced someone off the lights and the clutch was definitely slipping into 2nd due to power so I am guessing a slightly heavier clutch would be required to overcome this. It was against a turbo six banger and stayed in front despite the slipping. Will need to look into this in the future but not a priority as I rarely drive like that.

I will be putting a bit of focus on undercarriage noise. I have noticed things are getting a bit noisy down there and I am not sure why. Perhaps my shocks are wearing out but it just feels like 'things' are loose as you can hear movement and some knocking with very little suspension travel. Last two mechanics that worked on the car (John French and AMAuto) said everything looked fine but to be honest as much as I respect these guys, they don't seem to pay a lot of attention to that stuff unless you specifically took the car in there for that purpose. I have been considering finding a local suspension specialist who can give all of the suspension and bushings a good going over and see where that leaves me. If I do need to upgrade shocks I will be looking for a new shock spring combo rather than coil-overs despite how awesome the Shockworks sound. I am looking to keep the vehicle as original as possible from here out.
Shaheenis
A few sensible mods and tuned by Matt (Kido).
Link to Member Profile
Link to photos of both wagons and intro page
User avatar
Shaheenis
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:11 pm
Location: Brisbane
Car: Pearl White MY07 GTB Wagon 6MT
Real name: Tim

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby shav » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:33 am

Shaheenis wrote:Car has been running really well after major service and all that has happened since then is a tune update from Matt to clean up my LV a bit as my latest tune was showing some low load knock but this was explained elsewhere by Matt in the LV thread. I rarely give it much stick around town but the other night I raced someone off the lights and the clutch was definitely slipping into 2nd due to power so I am guessing a slightly heavier clutch would be required to overcome this. It was against a turbo six banger and stayed in front despite the slipping. Will need to look into this in the future but not a priority as I rarely drive like that.

I will be putting a bit of focus on undercarriage noise. I have noticed things are getting a bit noisy down there and I am not sure why. Perhaps my shocks are wearing out but it just feels like 'things' are loose as you can hear movement and some knocking with very little suspension travel. Last two mechanics that worked on the car (John French and AMAuto) said everything looked fine but to be honest as much as I respect these guys, they don't seem to pay a lot of attention to that stuff unless you specifically took the car in there for that purpose. I have been considering finding a local suspension specialist who can give all of the suspension and bushings a good going over and see where that leaves me. If I do need to upgrade shocks I will be looking for a new shock spring combo rather than coil-overs despite how awesome the Shockworks sound. I am looking to keep the vehicle as original as possible from here out.


Sounds like things are progressing Tim. Im like you with some mechanics, yes they are good at major stuff, but rarely do they consider the smaller things that irk you at the same time and it's this level of attention that I prefer to get sorted. Finding a good spring/shock combo will be the tester. I think you'll find anything decent will cost nearly as much as coilovers. For me, coilovers are illegal in SA unless I spend extra on engineering and not touch the coilover height once set. Kind of defeats the purpose of coilovers in my opinion. If I were to head down this path again, I'd go STi pinks and fork out for Koni's. The price would easily match a set of BC BR's but at least I'd know I was legal and wouldnt have to fork out for engineers certificates.
Cheers
Shav

MY07 Subaru Liberty GT Premium Sedan | HKS Panel filter | Pierburg 3 port | Whiteline adj sways F&R | Cusco HD mounts | Whiteline HD front sway links | Anycarlink AL-1080B | Ultrex s/s 3" CBE | Ultrex PU lip spoiler | Invidia s/s dump pipe and 100cel cat | KiDo tuned | DBA T2 rotors | Intima SS brake pads | Mishimoto TMIC | Koya ISR7 wheels | 265L Kobe fuel pump | Diamond Works SI Drive dial | Bilsteins

COSMETIC MODS ON THE WAY

My other toys:
2012 Focus Cayo 2.0 road bike
2015 Cervelo S5 VWD road bike
User avatar
shav
 
Posts: 3602
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:01 pm
Location: Adelaide, Southern Suburbs
Car: MY07 Subaru Liberty GT Premium
Real name: Shav
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=18915&start=480

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby ferret89 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:23 pm

I recommend STI pinks, I'm quite happy with my ride comfort and handling. Much better than BC BR on my old 04 GT imo
User avatar
ferret89
 
Posts: 1041
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:23 pm
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Car: Liberty MY08 Tuned by STI
Real name: Daniel
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=28511

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby Shaheenis » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:21 pm

Dan, do you have any under carriage noise? Knocks, rattles etc?

I would want to get out of suspension upgrade for $1500 or less and for that I would want to be pretty happy. My requirements are pretty simple, have to handle as good as the stock Bilstein setup and be no harsher in terms of ride comfort. From what I have read I am assuming Bilsteins or Koni's would be best with H&R or STI Pink springs. I would like to go a touch lower than STI pinks but not as low as RSR. Also not sure where the best place to buy Koni's to get the best deal.

http://www.hrsprings.com/products/springs/
Shaheenis
A few sensible mods and tuned by Matt (Kido).
Link to Member Profile
Link to photos of both wagons and intro page
User avatar
Shaheenis
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:11 pm
Location: Brisbane
Car: Pearl White MY07 GTB Wagon 6MT
Real name: Tim

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby ferret89 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:29 pm

Shaheenis wrote:Dan, do you have any under carriage noise? Knocks, rattles etc?

I would want to get out of suspension upgrade for $1500 or less and for that I would want to be pretty happy. My requirements are pretty simple, have to handle as good as the stock Bilstein setup and be no harsher in terms of ride comfort. From what I have read I am assuming Bilsteins or Koni's would be best with H&R or STI Pink springs. I would like to go a touch lower than STI pinks but not as low as RSR. Also not sure where the best place to buy Koni's to get the best deal.

http://www.hrsprings.com/products/springs/


No annoying under carriage noise really. I have a lot of road noise which I'm assuming is my tyres are a bit old and probably need replacing... I'm either swapping for a set of S001 or RE003 in the near future

I'd say they are probably less comfortable than the stock springs although I don't know for sure, but if you want a slight drop and decent ride comfort I think they do pretty well.
User avatar
ferret89
 
Posts: 1041
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:23 pm
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Car: Liberty MY08 Tuned by STI
Real name: Daniel
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=28511

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby Shaheenis » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:14 pm

So I have found the source of the annoying undercarriage noise I have been referring to in some recent posts. I occasionally had a front sway bar knock since fitting the front whiteline adjustable but I was quite familiar with the sound and frequency and although annoying I put up with it. On the weekend I noticed a much more frequent knocking noise coming from the front end in all types of driving conditions but not consistent. The only thing that seemed consistent is that you would here the noise several times in a 10 second period of driving. On Sunday I decided to get under the car and do a visual check. Everything looked ok but I decided to regrease the swaybar bushes and remove one of the lateral locks (there isn't really room for one on the drivers side without making contact with the cross member anyway). This made absolutely no difference. I was stumped and contemplating taking it somewhere to have inspected and one of the guys I work with suggested I remove the swaybar all together to see if the noise went away. Bingo! :). No more swaybar, no more noise. The car has never been so quiet. Although very drive-able there is noticeably more oversteer so will probably re-fit the stock bar or if I can be bothered the whiteline without lateral locks to test. Either way quite pleased I know the source.
Shaheenis
A few sensible mods and tuned by Matt (Kido).
Link to Member Profile
Link to photos of both wagons and intro page
User avatar
Shaheenis
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:11 pm
Location: Brisbane
Car: Pearl White MY07 GTB Wagon 6MT
Real name: Tim

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby Shaheenis » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:17 pm

I re-fitted the factory swaybar to the front with the original rubber bushes and grease. I can't believe how much quieter the car is, feels much better. The handling is slightly better with the heavier bar but it is not enough of an improvement to warrant in my opinion, especially considering the noise that comes with it. I will probably refresh the D bushes with some new rubber ones when I get a chance but doesn't really need it. The factory ones are a touch on the soft side but the polyurethane ones are just too noisy IMO.

I won't have much time to play with the car in the near future but next planned works are to change over the springs to H&R or Swift and re-grease the billies while I am there.
Shaheenis
A few sensible mods and tuned by Matt (Kido).
Link to Member Profile
Link to photos of both wagons and intro page
User avatar
Shaheenis
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:11 pm
Location: Brisbane
Car: Pearl White MY07 GTB Wagon 6MT
Real name: Tim

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby Shaheenis » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:42 pm

It has been a long time since I have posted something and my almost 6mth old daughter has something to do with that ;).

My brakes have been squealing for a while now so I finally decided to sort it out. I bought myself some QFM HPX front and rear pads for around the $200 mark. 1ltr of Brakes Direct high temp brake fluid for a full flush and booked in the mobile lathe - $88 per pair for machining rotors. I also had the swift springs kicking around that I bought from Nixwrx ages ago and decided to fit the fronts while I had the brakes off even though I am waiting on some saggy butt spacers so I can fit the rears. My old Supercrap trolley jack went to the dump a while ago so I decided to splurge and get myself a new Bahco 2T from Trade Tools (link below).

Top be honest I was expecting the front pads to be metal on metal but no they weren't. The rotors were a bit glazed and had a lip though. I stripped the front gear off, disassembled the calipers and cleaned them down, blocked all the holes, masked off the necessary bits and painted them in 4 coats of Duplicolour silver. I only did the fronts but the can still feels half full so the rears will get done later. Once they were dry I cleaned all the pins and inside the boots and holes etc and regreased with synthetic brake lube (STA Lube). I cleaned the pad retaining clips and shims with IronX and a toothbrush, came up pretty clean.

When I pulled out the old Billies, I noticed that the strut top bearings were rough compared with the nice smooth ones in the replacement billies so hopefully that is an indication the shocks are newer too :).

I have only fitted the fronts and the brakes are still bedding in but overall very happy with a nice little improvement to the wags. The swift springs feel really good, no harsher than the stockies but firmer and a bit lower. I also did a test to see whether my rotating clunk was still there and it seems to be gone so fingers crossed. I did spray a bit of silicon lube under the strut dust boots just as some extra insurance ;).

Links to products etc.
http://qfm.com.au/page/13/Products
http://brakesdirect.com.au/aus/brake-fl ... fluid.html
https://www.tradetools.com/product-rang ... olley-jack
http://www.carid.com/images/sta-lube/oi ... sl3303.jpg

ImageImage
ImageImage
Shaheenis
A few sensible mods and tuned by Matt (Kido).
Link to Member Profile
Link to photos of both wagons and intro page
User avatar
Shaheenis
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:11 pm
Location: Brisbane
Car: Pearl White MY07 GTB Wagon 6MT
Real name: Tim

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby Shaheenis » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:49 am

Not the best photo I know but here is a picture of the wags with Swift springs fitted to the front (standard Billies) and still the OEM springs on the rear (albeit with some saggy butt). Once I fit the swifts to the rear (next weekend) I am hoping it will look pretty similar to this photo but with a touch more low at the rear. So far this feels like a perfect ride height but I am glad I don't have a front lip or I reckon I would lose it pretty quick.

Springs are 4F008 (sedan) so I will be fitting butt spacers to the rear. The springs apparently drop the front by 30mm and rear by 25mm. Spring rates are 4.3 and 6.6 respectively.

http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=32316

Image

Here is a copy with the brightness turned up so you can see the gap.

Image
Shaheenis
A few sensible mods and tuned by Matt (Kido).
Link to Member Profile
Link to photos of both wagons and intro page
User avatar
Shaheenis
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:11 pm
Location: Brisbane
Car: Pearl White MY07 GTB Wagon 6MT
Real name: Tim

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby shav » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:43 pm

Nice, thats a perfect height Tim
Cheers
Shav

MY07 Subaru Liberty GT Premium Sedan | HKS Panel filter | Pierburg 3 port | Whiteline adj sways F&R | Cusco HD mounts | Whiteline HD front sway links | Anycarlink AL-1080B | Ultrex s/s 3" CBE | Ultrex PU lip spoiler | Invidia s/s dump pipe and 100cel cat | KiDo tuned | DBA T2 rotors | Intima SS brake pads | Mishimoto TMIC | Koya ISR7 wheels | 265L Kobe fuel pump | Diamond Works SI Drive dial | Bilsteins

COSMETIC MODS ON THE WAY

My other toys:
2012 Focus Cayo 2.0 road bike
2015 Cervelo S5 VWD road bike
User avatar
shav
 
Posts: 3602
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:01 pm
Location: Adelaide, Southern Suburbs
Car: MY07 Subaru Liberty GT Premium
Real name: Shav
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=18915&start=480

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby Hutchy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:17 am

Your thread is a good and relevant read to me although I have a Spec-B 3.0R. I am going to seriously look at the same radiator replacement if I get the same issue. I never thought i would say I get excited about a radiator, but love the look of the replacement you fitted.

Last service they told me that my gearbox mount bushes needed replacing soon and I am getting a shudder from still. The clutch is solid so I don't think it's that, so hoping that will fix it. I was thinking of the STI replacement you bought, but not sure i saw any comments in your thread about how it felt afterwards?
Hutchy
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:29 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Member Profile - Shaheenis

Postby gtbsti » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:59 pm

any updated pics of the swifts in the front and rear?
User avatar
gtbsti
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:21 pm
Location: Victoria
Car: MY08 GT Spec.B Tuned By STi Wagon
Profile URL: JDM Wagonist

PreviousNext

Return to Post your mods

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests