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Old 11-27-2007, 02:34 PM   #51
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i just picked up a 08 blue WRX sedan.....i was looking on ebay at the perring legacy GT mufflers, not the cat back but just the mufflers, they look like they will bolt right up to the 08's dual exhaust.
NOT the same! But PERRIN is offering an 08 WRX SEdan muffler only kit as well as a cat-back.

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Old 11-27-2007, 04:56 PM   #52
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sweet thanks for the info
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:03 PM   #53
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I just ordered the COBB double adjustable shortshifter for the2008 wrx, installing it the day i get it, i'll post and let everyone know how it feels/drives
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:38 AM   #54
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Traded in my 06' for an 08' sedan. So far so good, feels a little sluggish around top end but it definetly spools faster. The clutch will take some getting used to, i stalled it twice while test driving it. The release point is so much lower than the 06'. Does anyone know what the black plastic latch looking things on the exterior of the car between the doors and roof are?
You pop those latches out to attach the optional roof rack.

Btw, I'm in Switzerland and have test driven both the 2.0R (non-turbo) and the 2.5 WRX turbo versions and I've been wondering about the clutch also. The clutch on the 2.0 is definitely lighter therefore it's easier to drive it in the city but the WRX actually needs a bit less shifting in a way compensating for this.
I assume the WRX clutch is heavier to put up with the extra HP but is there a way to adjust this?
The shifter feels a bit sluggish/notchy also, would a short shifter help that?

This would be my first Subaru so I don't have any experience of living with one yet. Here in Switzerland the WRX goes for $38000 with the Nav system so I better like it! However, on the other hand there are incredible fun mountain switchbacks in the Alps you can drive it on that will make you forget all the other stuff...

I also thought about just getting the 2.0R non-turbo which with it's 150 HP is just about OK, but it's $8000 less also including the Nav system. I figured you can't drive any faster than 120km/h (72Mph) on the highways anyways (the traffic cameras are brutal), it's easier in the city but it would be close to the same fun to drive in the mountains... maybe...what do you think?

I'll shut up now..
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:56 AM   #55
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UPDATE: www.perrinperformance.com is now updated with 2008 WRX fitments and items!

From Antennas, to Downpipes, Short Shifters, ETC, ETC.

Let us know how we can help in anyway further!
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:25 PM   #56
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The price tags over here are running about $26,000 - 28,000 depending on options. I would assume the clutches are different from the 2.5 than from the 2.0 however don't quote me on that. The Cobb double adjustable shortshifter is available for the 2008 wrx and should help with your shifting concerns. I am unsure if their is a way to raise the clutch release point or not, im sure someone that knows will chime in with the answer. Sux to hear about your camera issues on the highways, 72 MPH won't even put you into 5th gear, I would go insane if I couldnt drive over 72 MPH. Several states out here have speed limits of 70. I'm still trying to figure out all the gadets on this car, just driving it today i got a warning icon, had to get out the manual to figure out that it was tellin me my tires were low.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:56 AM   #57
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Yeah, driving in Switzerland (and most of Europe) is a very different affair compared to the US. I lived on the East Coast and with the distances and long expenses of highways being what they are I felt you need a car with more room for a Lazy Boy inside for the 7 hrs of sitting-in-place exercise. About the only driving fun I ever had was the occasional patch of black ice and some gravel forest roads. Comfort and low noise is paramount for the long trips.

On the other hand, here in Switzerland you can forget about letting it loose on the highways (that's what nearby Germany is for) unless you want to take a break from driving for a few months. They'll take your license away for speeds 20 miles over the speed limit! But where I live (near Geneva) I have the most amazing mountain switchbacks near me within a 10-30 minutes drive with very little traffic and no traffic cameras. However the occasional cow lurking just around the corner can be quiet detrimental to your rally aspirations...

With traffic being nowhere near as bad as on the East Coast driving a manual transmission is actually viable and I had tons of fun even in an 80 HP VW Polo because of it's nimble handling. I gotta find the way to test the Subie on the same roads but I hope 150 HP should be fun enough to do the same. I see that in the US it's 170 HP from the 2.5L so I wonder how that feels over there?
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:44 AM   #58
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Here is some more 2008 info for you all!
2008 STI is here!
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:36 AM   #59
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Traded my '04 WRX Wagon with Black 18" Drag DR-19s for an '08 WRX Wagon... The dealer put my stock wheels back on the '04 and mounted the DR-19s onto the '08.

My '08 just looks mean (with the DR-19s). Salesmen at the dealership were taking snapshots of it before I was even able to drive it off the lot, hehe.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:43 PM   #60
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I'm running a 3" Ultimate Racing catback and a CAI on my 2008 Hatch. Running Kazera KZ-A rims in 17" as well. Tinted the windows and some minor cosmetic changes. Loving my 2008 more than my 2004 dare I say it. What's next is an AP stage 1 and maybe some springs.

pics of my hatch can be seen at my weblink.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:36 AM   #61
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not sure if this question should go here, but is there anything to worry about since this is a new model wrx?. i dont know much about subaru's but i am planning on picking up an 08 wrx 5-door.

im pretty much dead set on getting this year, and style, but would like to know about issues or other things i should know about.

i test drove one the other day and it felt really nice. the clutch felt a little different from my sisters bugeye wrx?
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:54 PM   #62
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I'm running a 3" Ultimate Racing catback and a CAI on my 2008 Hatch. Running Kazera KZ-A rims in 17" as well. Tinted the windows and some minor cosmetic changes. Loving my 2008 more than my 2004 dare I say it. What's next is an AP stage 1 and maybe some springs.

pics of my hatch can be seen at my weblink.
We should be very close to being able to shipping AP's with base maps by the weeks end!

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not sure if this question should go here, but is there anything to worry about since this is a new model wrx?. i dont know much about subaru's but i am planning on picking up an 08 wrx 5-door.

im pretty much dead set on getting this year, and style, but would like to know about issues or other things i should know about.

i test drove one the other day and it felt really nice. the clutch felt a little different from my sisters bugeye wrx?
Yes the clutches have changed a bit over time, but that could just be old car/new car differences. The 08 does have a push clutch, but i think you will really like the 08!
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:14 PM   #63
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picking up my satin white 5door wrx the day after xmas!
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:21 PM   #64
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I went to the Perrin web site and didn't see a sedan 08 exhaust?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-WRX-07-08-Legacy-GT-COBB-AccessPort-V2-Spec-B_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33597QQihZ019QQitemZ2 90193029245QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
Will the aftermarket mufflers from the legacy fit the 08wrxS...I see an AccessPort on ebay listed for the 2008 wrx and 07-08 Legacy GT..What will this do for me if anything stock or with just cat-back and/or mufflers and drop in upgrade filter..?
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:27 PM   #65
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Hopefully these don't Kaboom early like the 07's
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:51 PM   #66
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I went to the Perrin web site and didn't see a sedan 08 exhaust?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-WRX-07-08-Legacy-GT-COBB-AccessPort-V2-Spec-B_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33597QQihZ019QQitemZ2 90193029245QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
Will the aftermarket mufflers from the legacy fit the 08wrxS...I see an AccessPort on ebay listed for the 2008 wrx and 07-08 Legacy GT..What will this do for me if anything stock or with just cat-back and/or mufflers and drop in upgrade filter..?
Lachute performance in montreal have a sedan exhaust available

http://www.lachutesubaru.com/

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Old 12-25-2007, 06:23 PM   #67
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Very nice..need to check on price...
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:04 AM   #68
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just wondering..what do you guys recommend as the break-in period? im completely new to subarus .. turbo car for that matter.. and i wanna take care of it. start and go's bad? should i wait a lil before shuttin her off?
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:36 PM   #69
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Lachute performance in montreal have a sedan exhaust available

http://www.lachutesubaru.com/
very nice, but no price, and I'm sure most are concerned with what it sounds like too!
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:42 PM   #70
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God I can't wait to get one!!
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:48 PM   #71
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Most aftermarket parts won't be available till lat Fed. and into March I hear......first things first, go to Cobb Tuning and get the AccessPort. Well worth it!
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:15 PM   #72
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We currently offer a plethora of items for the 08 WRX. However, I am not allowed to mention them here, or link to our website due to forum rules.

Please visit our website or e-mail me for links!

Thank you!

adam.taft@perrinperformance.com
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:23 AM   #73
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Default Torque specs. manuals for 2008.

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I picked up the factory manual for the 08' WRX. i have the ENGINE manual and the suspension manual. if anyone needs factory torque specs or procedures for working on yur car, even the part numbers for special tools, i have that info and can scan and email them to you. feel free to PM me. - ian.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:17 AM   #74
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Rally Stuff FYI-2008 mud flaps released.

Rally Armor released the UR mud flaps for the 2008 impreza.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:20 PM   #75
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If the MAF sensor wasn't diferent on the STi, I could have used my K&N Typhoon from the LegGT!!!
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