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rb5286 last won the day on September 17 2016

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About rb5286

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  • Birthday 01/25/1975

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    Love of my life, my wife, Debbie, Cars, Music, Films.
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  1. England’s one and only World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, was born to drive; long before he was old enough to drive on the public roads, he was learning to handle rally cars on private land and at his local motor club. By the age of 17, Richard started competing in club rallies and two years later, he claimed his first series title in the Peugeot Challenge. His win propelled him into national competition and by 1993, only five years after his first rally, the young progeny from Reading was on his way to a British Championship title with the support of Subaru and Prodrive, one of the leading partnerships in the sport. Subaru took Burns to the Asia Pacific series, before the Briton switched teams to Mitsubishi as his evident talent matured, confirmed by his first World Rally win in 1998 on the gruelling Safari Rally. The win in Africa was a portend of many wins to come at the World Championship level - ten in the space of three short seasons, and that talent was sealed in 2001 as Richard was crowned as England’s first ever World Rally Champion. The Richard Burns Foundation and Corgi have teamed up to create a series of six highly detailed 1:43 scale quality die-cast collectable models representing the most memorable rally cars in Richard’s illustrious career. Each model is presented in a display case and comes complete with a collector card listing the story of that particular car. Every model sold will provide a contribution to the Richard Burns Foundation to help support its continuing charitable work in the 2001 champion’s name. Four years after claiming the sport’s ultimate accolade, Richard lost his life at the age of 34 to an aggressive brain cancer. A typically brave approach to fighting his illness inspired his friends and family to establish the Richard Burns Foundation as a lasting tribute to the motorsport legend. The Foundation exists to help others affected by serious neurological illness or injury and recognises people who display the same fortitude as Richard during their individual ordeals giving them the means to face the future with confidence.
  2. its the weekend - yahoo

  3. The Flying Englishman

    wouldnt really know but is mpg4 the usual??
  4. The Flying Englishman

    we have unlimited server space Dale :D could upload to the club ftp

    Throughout the year the RBF have many events where varying fund raising activities will be taking place. These activities range from handing out flyers, assisting on trade stands, bucket collections and administration work. Don’t just spectate at the event, be part of it… Send an email with <i>“volunteer”</i> in the subject line to info@richardburnsfoundation.com - Tell them a bit about yourself and why you want to volunteer with the foundation.
  6. Another weekend over

    Can't wait til next weekend. Curry for first time in 3 weeks

  7. rallyday - cant wait

  8. Submitted By: The BossSubmitted On: Today, 03:00 PMSubmitted In: Common Technical Issues / SolutionsClick here to go to tutorial Quote [b]Godspeed 335mm Subaru Impreza Brake Kit :: Subaru Impreza RB5 Owners Club[/b] After my cars 45K service I was told I need new front discs and pads. The Subaru OEM ones retail for £190 per disc and £120 for a set of pads. With fitting on top of these prices, I decided it would better in the long run if I fitted upgraded discs and pads. I considered fitting some Group N discs, but their replacement costs would be just as expensive as the Subaru originals. [url="http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/"]Godspeed[/url] supply an upgrade kit for the Impreza, which maintain the original Subaru calipers. The kits have a seperate disc and mounting bell which, unlike a solid cast disc, help to dissipate heat and prevent the discs from warping and it's more economical when replacing the discs. In order to fit a much larger diameter and thicker brake disc, Godspeed supply some caliper spacers and caliper mounting brackets with their kit. The spacers increase the width of the caliper to accommodate the thicker disc and the mounting bracket pushes the caliper further away from the wheel hub to accommodate the increase diameter. The kits come with either Mintex 1155, EBC Greenstuff or Ferodo DS2500 pads. I've heard nothing but bad reports from the EBC's and the Mintex ones have tendency to squeal when cold and cause a lot of brake dust. There was nothing but good reports about the Ferodo's, so I've opted for those. I managed to get the kit through one of the Scoobynet group buys. I also went for Goodridge braided hoses and some Lockheed DOT 5.1 brake fluid. Fitting discs and pads is a relatively simple job in itself, but with the Godspeed kit, the calipers need to be split and the system completely bled. I wasn't confident doing this myself, so I asked my local garage ([url="http://www.the-garage.co.uk/"]The Garage[/url]) to install the kit for me, including braided hoses all round and painting my calipers. They charged me 3.5hrs labour, which came to approx £100. If you fancy trying this yourself, then follow these instructions (1.6Mb Word 2000/XP format, supplied by Jonathan Smith). The finished result :-)
  9. Submitted By: The BossSubmitted On: Today, 01:44 PMSubmitted In: RB5 SpecificationsClick here to go to tutorial Quote RB5 Technical Specification :: Subaru Impreza RB5 Owners Club To celebrate the return of the English driver, Richard Burns, to the Subaru Rally Team Subaru wanted to make a special edition. Enter the RB5. Aptly named after Richard's initials and the car number '5' he was driving under in the WRC. Specification :- Available in 1 colour, Unique "Blue Steel" metallic body colour (colour code 86F.) Fully colour-coded exterior (wing mirrors, door handles, side skirts, front & rear under-spoilers and driving lamp covers) Blue 'Alcantara' with black 'Jersey' cloth surround on seats and door cards Special graphite trim for the centre console Air conditioning 17x7J, 6 spoke alloy wheels in a unique titanium finish. Prodrive logo on the black centre cap. Pirelli P-Zero Corsa 205/45 ZR17 88W tyres 120W PIAA front driving lights Prodrive quick shift Roof-mounted map reading lamps RB5 front wing, driving light covers and boot lid mounted decals RB5 embossed carpet mats RB5 build plaque mounted on centre console, individually numbered 001 - 449 :: 013,113,213,313,413 were omitted 4 spoke MOMO steering wheel Category 1 Alarm and Immobiliser Price on the road £24,995 excluding the WR Sport package. WR Sport Performance Package:- (click here for full details) Prodrive High wing (similar to the new STi 5 but with the brake light on the wing rather than boot lid) New ECU, exhaust, and air filter Inter-cooler piping Price on the road £27,500 including the WR Sport package. Rather than concentrating on unusable top end power the Performance Package develops most of its benefit in the all important mid-range where it is in its element for over taking and real world driving. N.B. the WR Sport Performance Package does not include the Suspension Kit, which should be ordered separately and fitted at your dealership - (click here for full details)
  10. didnt know this was here!!!!

  11. Alex is one of the nicest blokes you will ever meet, you can see where Richard got it from.

  12. am i not a friend then :-(

  13. RB5 at AP Racing

    hurry and print a flyer off and stick it in the car