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Old 01-10-2020, 11:31 PM   #251
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Yeah, I feel you. The phone app is pretty easy, as you can upload directly to a thread. But the pc side of things have become difficult, mostly due to the shenanigans of host sites I believe. Considering that, I can't fault NASIOC too much on that.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:58 AM   #252
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:37 AM   #253
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Looks nice. And with a Yokohama plate.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:34 PM   #254
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Looks nice. And with a Yokohama plate.


Yup, the car was owned in Yokohama so I got a matching set of plates from an importer buddy. Was stock when I got it at 49k miles in 2013 except for some knock off wheels and worn Cusco coils the importer put on because the stocks were hagggered.

This was on the way driving it home from Florida


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Been keeping it %99 era correct with the jdm aftermarket parts.
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:45 PM   #255
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Nicely done. That was a good find at only 49k miles.

How do you like the Killer B washer bottle/coolant overflow tank? I was planning to pick one up when I switch to a front mount intercooler and reverse manifold setup.
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:26 PM   #256
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the beautiful beatrush and radium bits, loving the updates.

Nice ride too MXB the arc bits are dope! love the era correct goal.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:40 PM   #257
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Got into an accident where someone pulled out in front of me 2 years ago. Took 6 months to find a new replacement LHD EDM light and sourced it from fastwrx where it shipped from Germany and just several months ago found a new old stock V7 STI grill checking ebay every couple of months.


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Old 01-12-2020, 06:00 PM   #258
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Nicely done. That was a good find at only 49k miles.

How do you like the Killer B washer bottle/coolant overflow tank? I was planning to pick one up when I switch to a front mount intercooler and reverse manifold setup.


I like it, it was kind of an ďunder the influence of alcoholĒ at 3am spontaneous purchase but I like the way it cleans up the engine bay and I was looking to make space where the reservoir is to mount my AVO catch can since the usual space isnít available on firewall behind the turbo on a RHD car.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:02 PM   #259
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Got into an accident where someone pulled out in front of me 2 years ago. Took 6 months to find a new replacement LHD EDM light and sourced it from fastwrx where it shipped from Germany and just several months ago found a new old stock V7 STI grill checking ebay every couple of months.


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For some reason this reply just gave me bizarre internet deja vu.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:49 PM   #260
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the beautiful beatrush and radium bits, loving the updates.

Canít wait to actually get time to install the Radium stuff and tune. Hard to find time with it being my daily driver.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:51 PM   #261
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Nice to see you fixed her up. Thank god it wasnít worse damage than that.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:50 PM   #262
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Canít wait to actually get time to install the Radium stuff and tune. Hard to find time with it being my daily driver.
I feel you on that. One missing part or part needed changes everything.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:03 PM   #263
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I just wanted to say great thread. I have a bugeye as well as visited Kochi many years ago and loved it. Great to see the pics of car and Japan. Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:30 PM   #264
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I just wanted to say great thread. I have a bugeye as well as visited Kochi many years ago and loved it. Great to see the pics of car and Japan. Thanks!
Thanks. Glad to hear from someone who's been to my neck of the Japanese woods. There's something special about Kochi that I can't put into words, but has become the reason I've made it my home for the last 7 years and for the forseeable future. If you ever come back out this way, we'll have to get some sake.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:43 PM   #265
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I feel you on that. One missing part or part needed changes everything.
Yep. Really the only thing that is left is to finish welding up a bracket to mount on the frame and firewall. I'm using the mounting points for the intercooler spray bottle, so that should help keep things neat. I don't have a welder, so I take it to my mechanic as I finish cutting material marking things up for him to weld. I should have all the other parts I need, and some extra just in case.

I'm planning to use the intake manifold off the spare engine to make it easier to just swap everything on as a bolt on affair, but who knows how things will actually go.

I was planning to have everything ready to go for my school's spring break (~2 weeks of no classes), but my cousin is in Japan for work and that would also be the best time for me to host him while he's here. So of course I'll be needing the car in working order. Kinda put a damper on my ambition. But hey, it's family.

I'm also debating on just waiting until I have the cash to buy a front mount setup and do the reverse manifold at the same time. I see the value in just doing it once and being done with it, and it's hard to ignore. In all actuality, I'll probably go this route because it just makes the most sense. But it would likely put things off for another year, which is fine since this is just a hobby.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:06 PM   #266
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My wife is from Meguro-Ku but her parents have a vacationing home in Oita. I was in Japan last year, I love it there. Your car is beautiful, happy the importers didnít get their hands on it and parted it. As happy as I am with my JDM drive trains I hope not every example ends up dismantled.
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:37 AM   #267
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My wife is from Meguro-Ku but her parents have a vacationing home in Oita. I was in Japan last year, I love it there. Your car is beautiful, happy the importers didnít get their hands on it and parted it. As happy as I am with my JDM drive trains I hope not every example ends up dismantled.
I have to thank my friend for that. He bought it out of Kagoshima about 8 years ago. When I got to Kochi, he was looking to sell it a year later, as he was switching to a student visa and they don't allow foreign students have a car. I needed a car just when he needed to sell it, so it worked out nice.

Oita is a nice place. Kyushu in general is pretty nice. I studied in Nagasaki and made a few trips out to Oita.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:41 AM   #268
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I guess Oita is known for the natural hot springs. We visited many natural hot springs when there. Her fatherís house sits on a mountain overlooking the ocean and has a hot spring, it was awesome.


Japan is the cleanest country Iíve seen.

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Old 01-15-2020, 07:31 PM   #269
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Yeah, the rural areas are especially clean.

You're right. People travel there from all over the country. Probably the most well known hot spring town in Oita is Beppu. Some of my classmates on our school trip there couldn't stand the smell of sulfur and stayed in the hotel the whole time. But I thought exploring the town was great.

Your in-laws have a really nice place. Having the rotenburo (outdoor spring) with a nice view is quite something.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:11 PM   #270
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We went to Bepu, I remember that sulfur smell. There were tourist buses all over the place. Itís truly a beautiful are.

And in NY where we live, my little Cherry blossom tree and my Ver 7 STi swapped Saabaru.

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Old 01-17-2020, 07:29 PM   #271
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Yeah, it's definitely a touristy place but waaaay better than Kyoto in that respect. Far too many go there and it can be hard to get nice photos.

Cherry tree and Saabaru is a nice combination.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:10 AM   #272
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Thank you, really like your bugeye.
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