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    Hi Shok, It's a 1993 WRX. I really don't need to...

    Hi Shok,
    It's a 1993 WRX. I really don't need to register it until we get fully moved over in a month, I have a work vehicle that I use for the majority of my day to day business. If my mortgage...
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    Ok, thanks for the advice. I read some note on...

    Ok, thanks for the advice. I read some note on the ICBC site that if I have recently passed an inspection in SK that I would not need a re-inspection in BC. I wonder if it would be beneficial to get...
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    Relocating from SK to BC (Okanagan)

    Hi all,
    I'm relocating from SK to the Okanagan, looking for recommendations of insurance brokers and where to take my car for OOP inspection in the Okanagan area, anywhere from Vernon to Penticton.
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    Was able to get an exact replacement through the...

    Was able to get an exact replacement through the dealership. Price was high but I got it anyway for the convenience factor.
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    Wanted: GC8 Coolant expansion tank

    I'm in Saskatoon, photo of what I have is below. Part number is 21132AA001.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/mQCsYQl37vNd96jf1
  6. Regarding the Gates Racing belt, I found some...

    Regarding the Gates Racing belt, I found some good info about them over at a porshe forum:
    https://rennlist.com/forums/928-forum/755853-gates-timing-belt-comparions-regular-vs-racing-2.html

    I'll...
  7. I'm not 100% on that, I think you have to do a...

    I'm not 100% on that, I think you have to do a bit of maguivering with it to make it work. I remember looking into it in the past, maybe the bolt needs to be longer than what is supplied. I didn't...
  8. Just a note that the V1 GC8 uses a different...

    Just a note that the V1 GC8 uses a different hydraulic tensioner than the later models, it looks like this. The kits you find for WRX/STI seem to be for later models and include the tensioner shown...
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    I guess I should be glad that I bought my parts...

    I guess I should be glad that I bought my parts when I did, they are still going strong without issue, even the "horrid" blue belt. Though I've only gone some 20,000km since doing the timing belt.
    ...
  10. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    I was at 100,000kms when I replaced my struts....

    I was at 100,000kms when I replaced my struts. The old ones were toast, leaking and dry causing squeaks and creaks over every bump.

    It should be a no-brainer to replace the mounts while you're in...
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    On my v1 GC8 the plastic "tubing" from the turbo...

    On my v1 GC8 the plastic "tubing" from the turbo to the intercooler is somewhat corrugated like an accordian. It is quite rigid, especially when cold, so use some muscle to compress it and get it off...
  12. I'm not sure I'm 100% in agreement with you. I...

    I'm not sure I'm 100% in agreement with you. I don't have any of the driving noises you describe, and the noise when releasing the clutch pedal is a binding/grinding noise, not squealing. My mechanic...
  13. Well I've got my new clutch installed, it makes a...

    Well I've got my new clutch installed, it makes a horrid noise when disengaging the clutch, my mechanic says that the release bearing must be dry/faulty, or maybe it is an old stock part that had...
  14. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    Definitely the right parts, and definitely the...

    Definitely the right parts, and definitely the same ride quality as OEM. It's so nice to be able to drive over bumps without the creaks and squeaks from before. My shop was very happy that I brought...
  15. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    The shop says my car should be ready by the end...

    The shop says my car should be ready by the end of today, so I'm going to say these are the correct parts. ;)
  16. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    Booked in for next Thursday for all parts above...

    Booked in for next Thursday for all parts above and a new clutch.
  17. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    My parts just arrived a few days ago, however I'm...

    My parts just arrived a few days ago, however I'm working in Alberta so it'll be a couple weeks before I'm back home to have the new struts installed.

    Here's a list of what I ended up ordering...
  18. You know, I think I'm going to do the same. I...

    You know, I think I'm going to do the same. I wanted to just buy a replacement OEM flywheel as well, but finding one that isn't a lightened aftermarket unit is a bit difficult, and it pretty much...
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    I've been using Prairie Autohaus for all my...

    I've been using Prairie Autohaus for all my repairs as they are great to deal with and close to home. They'll do inspections.

    Remember step 2 in my original post. If you suspect that the shop is...
  20. Digging up an old thread. My car is also in need...

    Digging up an old thread. My car is also in need of a new clutch. I see several threads here with people using the KSB03 clutch which is 230mm and for a 2002 WRX. Why don't I see any threads for the...
  21. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    On the plus side, the parts in your thread match...

    On the plus side, the parts in your thread match the part numbers in this kit:
    https://www.amazon.com/KYB-FRONT-REAR-shocks-struts/dp/B002T02OR6

    The 334111/12 are listed as non-abs parts, so I...
  22. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    Thanks, the numbers I came up with are what's...

    Thanks, the numbers I came up with are what's listed at RockAuto. The rear parts match, but the thread you linked to lists a different part for the fronts, KYB 334255 and 334256.

    I was planning...
  23. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    If you want the higher performance adjustable...

    If you want the higher performance adjustable struts, the KYB AGX line part numbers are:
    734006
    734007
    733010
    733011
  24. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    strut mounts: front: KYB SM5361 rear: KYB...

    strut mounts:
    front: KYB SM5361
    rear: KYB SM5243

    rubber spring seat lower:
    rear: KYB SM5575
  25. Thread: GC8 v1 struts

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    I've decided the following parts are fitment for...

    I've decided the following parts are fitment for Impreza 1993-2001 and will match the OEM:

    rear left: KYB-334110
    rear right: KYB-334109
    front right: KYB-334111
    front left: KYB-334112

    They...
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