2006 JCW R52

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    zr0z New Member

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    #1 zr0z, Sep 10, 2015
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    Hi all!

    A few months ago I traded in my WRX hatch for an 06 JCW R52 6spd with 26,000 miles.

    It has a few thousand more miles, and a few modifications done now, but I am very happy with my choice. I bought it with a few issues, and have discovered a few along the way, but I regret nothing! After some modifications it is truly amazing, and I fit perfect even at 6'5!


    So far:

    • Fixed oil pan/crank sensor leaks with new gaskets
    • Wired in a new resistor to fix my cooling fan
    • Replaced the failed OEM upper motor mount with Vibra-Technics
    • Added OEM wind deflector (must have!)
    • Added a TSW X-Brace
    • Added a head unit / H/K enabler
    • Added Corbeau RRS seats and custom brackets that sit 3" further back (maximum legroom!)

    I'm having a custom catback made later this month as well. I look forward to being a part of the Motoring Alliance forums!

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    Welcome to M/A! Very nice R53!
     
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    Very nice :drool Thanks for not making us beg for pictures...we look silly begging...:crazy:
     
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    Hi and welcome to MA! As an R52 owner myself, I'm always glad when another one shows up. Yours looks great and you've made some good mods, but I've got the feeling this is probably just the start. I think you'll find modding the machine is about as much fun as driving it and MA is the place to learn about both.
     
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    What an awesome low mileage R52! Congrats!

    Love the seats. And very good work on the other mods, you're off to a great start.
     
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    Us low mileage JCW r52s love more company! Welcome
     
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    Thanks for the welcomes everyone! I'm loving the tight community feel the boards have after reading them for the past week or so.
     

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