29/1/12 Meet & Greet 1st event of the year

23 Jan : 20:14

Happy new year Everyone!!!

Welcome to 2012 and as per the last few years we have kicked off the social events for the year with a MEET AND GREET function. This is a great opportunity for new and old members to get together. Details of this event are below:

WHEN - SUNDAY 29January from 1100hrs to 1400hrs
WHERE - Colmslie Beach Reserve at the end of Colmslie Rd


The club will be having on a FREE BBQ and soft drinks for members! We'll also try to have the club marquees there for extra shade as well.
There will also be a range of lucky door prizes on the day. Simply see Glenn or Donna when you arrive for your ticket as you sign in. Prizes will be drawn at 1300hrs.
We would like to emphasise that this is a FAMILY event - your partners, kids, dogs etc are very welcome. The reserve has loads of parking, grassy areas, kids playground and public toilets.

Please log into the forum and RSVP in the thread as we would like to get an idea of numbers by 25th Jan for shopping purposes.

Looking forward to seeing you Glenn

November's Feature Car: Grant's Liberty

06 Nov : 17:53
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After owning two WRXs (an MY94 and MY99), Grant purchased this MY02 Liberty in 2010. The car was built as a sleeper and raised a few eyebrows when it took out second place at the club's annual dyno day with 256kwatw. Some of the modifications include:

2.2L stroked and built block
GT35R turbo @ 20psi
Kelford 272 Cams
Ported n Polished heads
3" Turbo back exhaust
Varex single tip muffler with electronic remote control
EVO Front mount intercooler
Haltec E11 v2 ECU
Race spec radiator
TIAL 38mm ext gate
Eboost2 EBC (15 and 20psi settings)
GFB Stealth FX blow off valve
GFB pulley kit
750cc Bosch injectors
Walbro 550hp intank fuel pump
1.5L surge tank
Bosch 044 external fuel pump
Custom fuel rails
SARD Type RJ fuel regulator
Cusco oil catch can

6 speed gearbox
3100lb Jim Berry Race Clutch
Bilstein yellows with Tein springs
STi alloy lower control arms
Whiteline Anti-lift kit (motorsport)
Whiteline front and rear 22mm sway bars with HD links
Front strut brace

MY04 WRX 17" wheels powder coated black
Spoiler removed
Ver5 STI bucket seats
Defi controller with custom mounted oil temp, oil pressure and water temp gauges
Pioneer AVH-P4050DVD touch screen head unit
Alpine MRP-F600 Amp and Type-R speakers
Custom suede boot install

Although he is reluctant to see it go, Grant is looking to sell this beast. If you are interested, you can find it on carsales.com

WRX Club QLD's Dyno day hits the stands

31 Aug : 13:18
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If you are looking for something to read on your daily commute to and from work, drop into your local news agent and pick up the September 2011 addition and flick to page 96 to check out the review and write up!


Here is a reminder of the day

WRX Club QLD would like to thank OntheNet!

16 Aug : 13:52
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OntheNet is a SE Qld based company, and they have come to the rescue of the WRX Club in the way of website and database hosting.

The WRX Club of Qld is grateful to Paul and his team and can definitely recommend them as a one stop shop solution for all things internet related.

Below are some basic information on the company, but for the full experience please visit Click Here or call on 07 5553 9222

Steve Faulks
WRX Webmaster.

Executive Brief

OntheNet was established at the Bond University Research Park in January 1995, becoming the first Internet Service Provider on the Gold Coast. The privately owned Australian business is satisfying the needs of the largest organisations and the most technically demanding clients in the region. OntheNet is the most experienced, most qualified local Internet Service Provider that assists businesses to define their Internet connection strategies. The company has grown to now offer a broad range of Internet Access and Internet Presence services.

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The range of services currently include:

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OntheNet is the first Queensland-based company to install Broadband ADSL Infrastructure into telephone exchanges. This infrastructure allows OntheNet substantial control and management of the broadband services, and therefore provides greater speed and reliability to its customers.

On the hardware side there are powerful Intel based servers and CISCO hardware all contributing to a network that provides the best possible performance.

With equal importance, OntheNet have planned and catered for:

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These technical aspects combine to ensure the company's customers have consistent and reliable connectivity to the Internet. The contribution required here should not be underestimated as OntheNet's role reflects upon the corporate image of its clients in any and all electronic communications they might have.

OntheNet treat this responsibility very seriously.

Hosting Services

OntheNet provides "a-la-carte" pricing so you only pay for what you need. The Domain and Web Hosting Order Forms include all pricing details for each product and are available here.

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August's Feature Car: 81TTN

15 Aug : 16:54
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81TTN started life when i picked her up off the showroom floor from Subaru in 2004. She has since been sold, and then bought again, then driven as a street car, then stripped and used as a race car.

To read the entire development story please log into the forum and read all the finer details.

81TTN and Steve are regulars at tracks in South East Queensland, from QR and Lakeside Park, to Mount Cotton and Noosa hill climbs to street sprints.

With a standard engine, turbo and drive train 81TTn returned some very good results throughout 2009 and 2010 including
2009 Time Attack AWD - First Place
2009 Interclub Challenge Drivers Champion - First Place Outright
2009 Queensland Challenge - Third in Class
2010 Winter Dam Challenge - First Place Outright
2010 Queensland Challenge - First Place Outright
2010 Time Attack AWD (QR Series) - First Place
2010 Time Attack AWD (Lakeside Series) - Third Place
2010 Ironman Weekend - First Place Outright
2010 MG Noosa Hill Climb - Third in Class

During the first half of the year, Steve did a lot of investigation into the setup and turbos and decided to convert the standard VF35 setup to a complete Twin Scroll TD05 20G setup. Unfortunately the expected power gains were nowhere to be seen, so the development continues.
This year has resulted in a lot less track time, but 81TTN still manages to be first in class at the mount cotton hill climb series and is currently place 2nd on the WRX Motorsport cup for the year.

Go fast bits and pieces

Feature81ttn4 (photo at Mount Cotton taken by Luke Cole)

Honey.... we're home :)

14 Aug : 22:17
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Welcome to our newly hosted WRX Club of Queensland webpage.

Our previous hosting company, Datalect, has met its untimely demise and has managed to take our site with it.

After detailed investigations on hosting companies, both local and international, the WRX Club is very happy to anounce that OntheNet, a Gold Coast based company, will be hosting our web page and forum.

OntheNet has staff members that are active members of the South East Queensland motorsport and the WRX Club thanks OntheNet for their help

If you have any questions, please contact the webmaster

I personally thank you for your patience!!!!

Steve Faulks

WRX Club of QLD Webmaster

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ChipTorque Dyno Day - run and won by Nev Scott and his GC8

07 May : 21:28

Thanks to Chiptorque for running another successful dyno day. Just like last year Chiptorque put on a great day. This year we saw 17 cars on the rollers ranging from WRX's to Evo's to Landcruisers to a Leone.

Nev Scott managed to take the flag for most powerful car with 299.1kw. While rolling on the dyno he also managed to wrap up the loudest car with an impressive 128.6dB reading taken from within the dyno room.

As Donna’s Liberty was strapped down the betting on the power figure peaked. Nev again found himself looking good for the win after run one saw 70kw atw matching perfectly to Nev’s 3rd guess. As the Liberty started rolling again for its second run, eyes were watching the screen to see if it would pull more power.... and it did, finishing with 72.8 kw. Nev’s 4th guess happened to be 73kw and he happily walked away with every prize on the day relating to the dyno – most power, loudest car and guessing comp. Well done Nev.

This year saw another very tight contest in the Concours. First place went to an 09WRX with 35500kms, second prize to a 10 WRX with 3500 kms.

Both cars were presented in a beautiful condition, even better than you would expect when you pick up a new car from a dealer - These two leading cars were absolutely spotless.

They were separated by 0.5 points and the deciding factor had nothing to do with the presentation, but the respective ages and the amount of kilometres travelled. It does not get any closer between 2 perfectly presented cars.

The judges noted that this year everyone had put in extra effort to present their vehicles well (even the race cars) and the overall standard was excellent.

Thanks to Donna and Ross for cooking up a storm on the BBQ, Lachlan and the guys and girls from Chiptorque for hosting a great day and to all the members that showed up!

There are some photos from the day in the gallery and here is a small vid

2011- Mid Year Meet & Greet Sunday 19th Jun Colmslie

04 May : 18:33
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We are nearly half way through the year already :) lets have a MEET AND GREET BBQ. This is a great opportunity for new and old members to get together and gather some ideas for the upcoming years event.

WHEN - SUNDAY 19th June from 1100hrs to 1400hrs
WHERE - Colmslie Beach Reserve at the end of Colmslie Rd
This is a link to the location on google maps - its on the South side of the river just to the west of the Gateway Bridge

Colmslie Beach Reserve, Colmslie Road, Murarrie, Queensland

* Tein Monoflex coilovers (8kg & 6kg) with EDFC
* Super Pro Camber Bolts, complete bush kit including: rear subframe mount,
diff support bushes, Roll Centre Adjustment, rack mounts, Anti Lift Kit- All Race Spec
* 24mm Rear Sway
* Full Corner weighted
* Project Mu SCR GT front Rotors & SRC rears. H16 Front and HC+ Rear pads
* TuningWorx twin scroll dump pipe and straight through exhaust.
* Level 3 custom tuned Ecutek ECU (Tune A 220kw atw on 18psi)
* Launch Control
* ID 1000 Injectors
* K&N inguard CAI

* JDM HID Headlights
* Custom Jim Berry 5 plate 3300 lb centre sprung button clutch
* JDM STi 72deg Thermostat
* Process West Oil Cooler (powder coated black)
* Process West TMIC with Splitter
* 6 Point Bond Roll Cage
* OMP steering wheel
* OMP Drivers & Passenger race seats.
* Custom Plated rear diff
* CBRD Billet wheel Twin Scroll (with headers and sump)
* HKS & APR Aero F&R