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Old 03-09-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Hey just checking in to explain a little about myself:

Ive owned a subru since i was 15:
95 OBS:




But ive finally purchased and 03 wrx. First car ive ever drove with boost. i live in findlay, ohio but i purchased the car while i was in vacation in california visiting my sister. unable to drive it home due to time constraints i left it parked at her house till i can fly back out in may when my sophomore year of college is over.

All stock,except magnaflow exhaust 03 wrx:








Im soo excited i finally have this!! i know my way arounf N/A subarus pretty damn good but im happy to learn more about the wrx. i hope i can learn that here! i plan to keep my WRX mostly stock, maybe some cosmetic upgrades,,,, lip, wrx spoiler(maybe), Paint the wrx rims. i will DD this while i have my OBS under the knife while she recieves some boost!
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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Congratulations man, looks nice!!

So you had to buy it and leave it behind... That sucks!! Try to stay as focused as possible during finals
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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some more photos of myOBS:





Mine and my father beater:

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Old 03-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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Congratulations man, looks nice!!

So you had to buy it and leave it behind... That sucks!! Try to stay as focused as possible during finals

Thanks you!! im looking forward to drive it back across country!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #5
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Hope to see you around!
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #6
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Love that OBS, I'd like to pick one up as a daily... Sucks you had to leave the bugeye behind, but it will be all the more worth it when you finally get to drive it home.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #7
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Great find! That bugeye looks incredibly clean. You'll love it. No doubt about it. Subaru boost is the best kind of boost
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #8
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I do love it!!! I got it home about the end of may and been DD'ing it around and it has been a very fun car.

Since being in ohio i have installed:
Invidia bellmouth catless DP
Koyorad aluminum rad. (old one cracked)

Soon to be added:
Borla uels
cobb accessport
different Axle back (suggestions?)
snow tires
Summer rims and tires

Thats all my plans for now. BUt they are always changing!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #9
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Only bad thing so far is the paint on the front bumper is flaking off... So i plan to hopefully repaint that this winter!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #10
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I have a Vibrant turbo back exhaust and love the growl of it! But I think it is hard to mess up the sound of Boxer.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #11
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Sounds like a great purchase, keep up with the upgrades. Don't bother with the uel headers though they are a waste of money, you won't get much as far as gains and you will just lose a bit of low end torque
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:03 PM   #12
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I have a Vibrant turbo back exhaust and love the growl of it! But I think it is hard to mess up the sound of Boxer.
Yeah im looking for a bit more growl sound, ill have to look into a Vibrant exhaust. havent heard of it!! time for some research

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Sounds like a great purchase, keep up with the upgrades. Don't bother with the uel headers though they are a waste of money, you won't get much as far as gains and you will just lose a bit of low end torque
Thats what i hear.. i know i wont gain anything HP wise, but will it help out the sound. IM not trying to make huge power. Maybe just an axle back will help bring out the growl more?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #13
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Ill try to get some more photos tonight to show how it sits now. Maybe ill start up a journal too to keep updating
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #14
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Have you looked at the prices for those things, that's a really expensive noisemaker if that's your intention
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
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Nice bugeye, looks clean.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:30 AM   #16
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Yeah im looking for a bit more growl sound, ill have to look into a Vibrant exhaust. havent heard of it!! time for some research
Not my car.
Also, this video doesn't really show how low the pitch it has at idle. I will try and take one if I get the chance and upload it.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:48 PM   #17
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Have you looked at the prices for those things, that's a really expensive noisemaker if that's your intention
Noo im not really looking for a loud noise maker just more growl. once i get to mid range RPMs i lose growl and it starts to sound like any other car. Maybe im just too picky! hahah

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Vibrant exhaust Subaru Impreza Wrx - YouTube
Not my car.
Also, this video doesn't really show how low the pitch it has at idle. I will try and take one if I get the chance and upload it.
I like! its deep and not super loud!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:50 PM   #18
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Nice bugeye, looks clean.
Thank you!!! I guess id say i like it
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:40 PM   #19
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Here ya go. Cold start with just a few low revs..(click the picture and it will redirect you)
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:08 AM   #20
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^^^ i love that! thats what im looking for at idle i have a bit of growl but it just disappears as i go up in RPMs. i see quite a few WRXs running around findlay! i think im the only black one though!
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:21 AM   #21
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This exhaust takes on a whole new growl when it gets into boost. It goes from a nice growl to a "HOLY SH** LETS GO" Theres one other one I think, unless it was you I saw. There's a couple pushing 450-500awhp I know of. A satin white pearl WRX and a 06-07 STi.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:33 PM   #22
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I know ive seen the satin white. ONly other 06 STI ive seen is my buddies but i dont think hes pushing that kinda of power!! haha his silver with black painted BBS
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #23
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I loved my HKS catback on my old bugeye. My setup was DC downpipe/catless downpipe/HKS Hi power catback and a stage 2 protune. Loved the sound of it, no rasp at all, just rumbling goodness.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #24
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I know ive seen the satin white. ONly other 06 STI ive seen is my buddies but i dont think hes pushing that kinda of power!! haha his silver with black painted BBS
Broad?
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:40 PM   #25
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Yes sir!!! its been a while since i seen him. He used to have a pretty sick bugeye!
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