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Old 08-31-2007, 03:04 AM   #165
PhilSine
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Superior, WI
Vehicle:
02 WRX Wagon (WRB)
98 OBS-T, 91 Legacy SS

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Originally Posted by eyeless99prez View Post
I work for a subaru parts department they do it because one its easier to find the parts for your car and two they do it to make sure especially if u are trying to get blank keys made then they wanna make sure ur not trying to steal.. its really not a big deal..
Its kind of a big deal (or at least pain in the ass) when you're like me and bolt-on a turbo to your older NA Subie using parts from several different years and models (regular WRX's vs. STi's) and don't have a VIN for them. I had one guy that refused to look up parts unless I could provide him with a VIN.

When I did finally get to talking to the older more experienced Subie parts guy, he was easily able to provide me with everything I needed. To be smart, I saved all of the wrappers and labeled them for future gasket purchases so I can just cut to the chase.
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