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P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby LibertyJackkk » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:36 pm

Hey guys,

I've got myself a 2011 Liberty Sports Premium and really want to start modding him but have no idea where to start.

I'd really appreciate any advice or suggestions for both performance and appearance related mods, keeping in mind I'm on my Ps so they need to be P-Plate legal unfortunately :(

Even still, any suggestions or advice would be great.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby zch91 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:44 pm

You can do anything that doesn't require a mod-plate (engineering certificate)
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby LibertyJackkk » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:02 pm

Thanks, that's good to know.
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby Smithy » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:05 pm

- Catback exhaust
- Mufflers
- New Springs/Shocks
- Wheels
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby Gen5is » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:22 am

Smithy wrote:- Catback exhaust
- Mufflers
- New Springs/Shocks
- Wheels


^ Pretty much this. You could add sway bars, body kit parts, HID headlights, LED interior/exterior lights.
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby LibertyJackkk » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:18 pm

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Any recommendations on good retailers for any parts?
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:20 pm

I just installed a Cusco strut brace, which is a pretty cool mod - quite simple and cheap, but a fairly good gain in terms of feel.

Try Garage 88, they have a lot of GenV stuff.
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby LibertyJackkk » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:48 pm

Cool thanks for that :)

Now, as I am such a total noob, what exactly does a strut brace do?
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:14 pm

It will prevent your strut towers from moving inwards, forcing your suspension to be the only part that gives.
You will find that your steering feels a little more precise when cornering, especially over rougher roads.
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby LibertyJackkk » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:10 pm

Cool, definitely sounds worthwhile. How much did you pay for that?
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:18 pm

Call Garage 88 for a price. :wink:
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby LibertyJackkk » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:27 pm

Lol will do, thanks.
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby KiDo_Tuning » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Also, the ECU is fully tuneable and there is some free power lurking in the engine bay waiting to be unlocked :)
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby LibertyJackkk » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:17 pm

Hmmm, that definitely sounds interesting. How would I find out more about that? And is it P plate legal?
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Re: P-Plate Legal Mods for GenV Liberty

Postby SYM » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:47 pm

LibertyJackkk wrote:Hmmm, that definitely sounds interesting. How would I find out more about that? And is it P plate legal?


For your first question, I'd send two PMs: one to Eric (Gen5is) asking for his first hand experience - he just got his 2.5 NA tuned by Matt, and then your other PM would be to Matt himself! (Kido_Tuning)

As for your second question - I would be more inclined to say yes, given you are not changing any mechanicals... the only thing being done is within the ECU itself

The thing you do need to be very mindful of, is a tuned ECU (not done by Subaru) means your new car warranty could/is put at risk (ie. becomes voided)
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