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GFB Atomic Manual Boost Controller Installation

The actuator on the Wagon’s replacement turbo was definitely softer than the previous one and, whilst the factory boost control solenoid should be able to adjust the response to suit, I decided to see what difference a manual boost controller might make instead. Yep, I can’t help messing…
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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

Another Japanese import, another set of corroded diamond cut wheels! Although the All-the-Rs wheels weren’t nearly as battered as the JDMny’s the suspension drop seemed to draw attention to their slightly dilapidated state and it wasn’t long before I once again called in at Top Marques.
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Turbocharger Replacement

We’ve been here before with the JDMny, but this time it wasn’t the lack of boost that was the tell tale sign so much as the screeching metal-on-metal sound coming from under the Wagon’s bonnet…
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Front Speaker Replacement

Whilst the Wagon’s natty roof-mounted rear speaker setup held it’s own during some post-installation testing of the double DIN stereo there were some very odd noises emanating from the speakers in the front…
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RS★R Lowering Springs Installation

Not only does the Wagon All-the-Rs look utterly Japanese but with its factory-fitted body kit and cold blue HIDs, it even looks a little bit modified. And a modified Japanese car never runs at a standard ride height…
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