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Old 03-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Lets see here I have a 03 wrx with a 20g fmic and all supporting mods. coilovers, sti seats, just about everything you can think of besides brembos and a 6spd. Recently I have been looking to buy a second car something rwd like a 350z or S2000. Then I found this 05 sti. Upgrading to brembos and a 6spd and a paint job on my current car will run me 10000 and it has a salvage title. Should I buy the sti and modd that or keep my current car and buy a rwd second car??
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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>_> Never Buy Salvage. Dont Ever Ask What To Buy On Here. Mods Will Lock Thread
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:38 AM   #3
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>_> Never Buy Salvage. Dont Ever Ask What To Buy On Here. Mods Will Lock Thread
110% false. Just because a lot of salvage title cars are bad doesn't mean all of them are. Lots of clean title cars are abused dying pieces of **** too.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:41 AM   #4
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110% false. Just because a lot of salvage title cars are bad doesn't mean all of them are. Lots of clean title cars are abused dying pieces of **** too.
many insurance companies wont insure salvage title vehicles

and if you arent gonna make a race car....no...a REAL race car.....it is usually a bad idea to buy salvage vehicles

and the OP needs to stop with the wrx and buy another rwd vehicle
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:44 AM   #5
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110% false. Just because a lot of salvage title cars are bad doesn't mean all of them are. Lots of clean title cars are abused dying pieces of **** too.
Exactly. My wrx is a "water damage title." The previous owner had a window shattered during a nor'easter 7 years ago. The interior was pretty damn soaked and she called her insurance company. They marked it as water damage and paid to fix it. The only problem with the car was the door panel electronics were toast, and the drivers side upholstery needed to be replaced.
Edit: to clarify, these problems were fixed by the insurance company back when it happened.

PS: I am insured with it.

To the OP, you always take a gamble when buying "salvage"
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:20 AM   #6
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many insurance companies wont insure salvage title vehicles

and if you arent gonna make a race car....no...a REAL race car.....it is usually a bad idea to buy salvage vehicles

and the OP needs to stop with the wrx and buy another rwd vehicle
I actually had to specifically ask State Farm if the payout in the event of an accident would change since the car was salvaged...they never actually asked when I added it.

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Exactly. My wrx is a "water damage title." The previous owner had a window shattered during a nor'easter 7 years ago. The interior was pretty damn soaked and she called her insurance company. They marked it as water damage and paid to fix it. The only problem with the car was the door panel electronics were toast, and the drivers side upholstery needed to be replaced.
Edit: to clarify, these problems were fixed by the insurance company back when it happened.

PS: I am insured with it.

To the OP, you always take a gamble when buying "salvage"
Mine is an old car. It had one owner...my Grandma. She was in an accident and they valued the car at $2,200 which does not go very far when it comes to body work, so it was totaled. She did not want to stop driving it and get a new car so she instead had it fixed at a very good shop. It was strictly cosmetic and did not even require a new core support, but it ended up with a salvaged title.

I've owned it since December and I have had to put a grand total of $0 into a car with 217k miles on it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:02 PM   #7
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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Keep what you have, or search for the THOUSANDS of other threads similar to this. Ultimately it boils down to you.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:35 PM   #9
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Before I close this, I can't help it. I have to ask. Why do you feel you need the 6 speed and brembos?

Brembos will help on the track. Are you looking for that? Are you just looking for bling?

The 6 speed is a nicer tranny and it sets you up for mods with less concern about the 5 speed. But do you plan to up the power?

Overall, that's a ton of money that you will never get back. I would venture to say that if you did these mods and painted the car with a quality paint job, you're not going to be able to do it for $10k. Maybe $12k. Once done, you've got yourself what? A $10k car? Probably more like an $8k car.

I feel like I'm somewhat qualified to make this estimate. Just bought an 07 WRX limited (has the 2/4 pots stock) with an STi 6 speed and different mods, but more than what you have from a $$ perspective for $14k with 83k miles on it and a CLEAN title.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:56 PM   #10
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:02 PM   #11
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I do plan on uping the power I want to go rotated with a 60-1 or something around that. I could stay with what I have and keep building just seems like the sti would be a better platform more torque and displacement. I feel like I can't get more power out of the 2 liter with out building it. Then I would need the stronger tranny
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:16 AM   #12
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #13
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If I buy a rwd car I will be keeping the wrx. I've already put a lot of money into it. Its a nice car a little over 300hp to the wheels I just don't know if I should keep it and get a 350z or buy the sti and part it out. Current wrx has salvage title but was repaired professionally. Only bad thing about it is it used to be wrb and it was painted white not the best paint job and I want more power...
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #14
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Why a 350Z? Never really heard many good things about those cars. You should get a Miata instead. Cheap as dirt, handles better than anything that's close in price, and reliable as hell.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:53 PM   #15
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More power can be had for more money. If you install a six speed you can adjust the trany to rear wheel bias and drive it like a rear wheel drive car, you can ever spin the rears if that is what you want to do. A brz trany would make you a full rear wheel drive if that is what you wanted. ether way is cheaper than a new car. I love to mess with my cars so I would keep it, a fast wrx is more impressive than a fast sti.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #16
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Why not buy the sti and convert your wrx to rwd????
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #17
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sell your current car and buy an S2k. Because ***** points.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #18
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #19
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Dumping ten grand+ into a salvage title? If your not making a track car, stop completely, put it in reverse, and buy a better car.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #20
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6spd is nice, but wait till you blow your 5spd. I don't think Brembos are necessary unless it's an all out track car. Upgrade to the 4/2 pots with some good pads and the larger rear rotor....worlds of difference.
Have you considered you may need wheels to clear the Brembos? Pad and rotors are far more expensive, adds up fast for track days.
It's your cash, but function over bling....how do you use your car?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:16 PM   #21
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slam it and buy some offsets. form>function
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:22 PM   #22
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Everyone who said miata was right. Plus, once you get one you get to be a mod.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #23
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Well the sti sold so ill be keeping the wrx and keep modding it. Fast wrx is cooler than sti! Ill be getting a 350z or S2000 for my second car.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:15 AM   #24
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And the wrx is a dd I take it to the track maybe 5 times a year so brembos aren't necessary
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:45 AM   #25
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Im building a 94 impreza monster, no resale value like a salvage but lots of fun.
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