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Old 12-20-2012, 01:33 PM   #51
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Few cheap things to do to dial down the understeer... A stock rear sway from the current STI (can find them used for $50 and even new for $90 shipped) and a performance alignment (zero the toe and max the negative front camber)... Completely changes the feel of the car. Won't be near your S2K, (and there will still be plenty more you can do) but it will be a lot better right off the showroom floor. Subaru dialed in TONS of understeer on the WRX.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #52
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^^thanks honestabe

^Good to know. Though I wouldn't want to max out the front camber as quickly wearing out front tires isn't my idea of fun

Also I'm a little peeved. I posted another reply to this thread earlier today and it still hasn't been posted. I was given a msg saying that a moderator had to review it first. what's up with that?
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:41 AM   #53
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^Good to know. Though I wouldn't want to max out the front camber as quickly wearing out front tires isn't my idea of fun
Actually, the stock toe setting is more likely to cause tire wear than maxing out negative front camber. Toe causes more wear than camber, and you'll be dialing toe back to 0. Meanwhile, stock without aftermarket you'll be lucky to hit -1.2 maxed negative front camber... And generally tire wear begins around -2.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #54
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Another cheap/great mod - whiteline steering rack bushings. It really does make quite a difference for $30!
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #55
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Another cheap/great mod - whiteline steering rack bushings. It really does make quite a difference for $30!
I can agree with this. After driving the car stock for a while and then installing these, you can really feel a difference. Installing the driver's side is a PITA but it gives you good under-car time to get familiar with some stuff down there.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:20 PM   #56
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Nope keep the s2000 I mean the wrx is a nice car don't get me wrong I I think they have very cheap looking Interior for the price unless you buy an sti. S2000 has strong engine forged factor Internals 00 to 03 and is build ready stock. I had a wrx and had problems a lot but with any car you will have problems. I now own a 350z and love it and the rwd.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #57
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A buddy of mine has had a dc5 integra, now owns an rsk type s and has a crx caged out for track use only, i let him drive my wrx for a beer run and he said he'd love to get it on the track. Its a good car, having a son i needed a sedan.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #58
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^^All S2000 engines were hand built and have forged internals, not just the 00-03 models.

Well I did get rid of the S2000 last week. But I did not end up with a WRX...



2013 BRZ Limited with 8 miles on the odometer. I just couldn't bare the thought of abandoning RWD handling dynamics
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #59
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I think you made the right choice.

The BRZ is about as close to an S2k that you can get and still have a rear seat for the dog at a reasonable cost (if cost were not an option, I'd be pointing you towards a Lotus Evora).

For the house duties, a class 1 tow hitch and small utility trailer will OWN all your neighbors who thought they couldn't get along without a pickup/minivan/SUV.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:41 PM   #60
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Grats on the purchase. Updated your profile to reflect your new whip and show us some pics
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #61
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I have an 03wrx I bought new late 02, just rolled 236k miles. Been driven hard but maintained. I Have had it off road mudding, down shallow creeks to camp and over 140mph.Here is the entire list of parts I've had to change other than the scheduled maint. clutch, wheel bearings, ball joints. No tranny problems, no motor trouble. My only complaint would be that the wheel bearings aren't as strong as the rest of the car. And I still love this car.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:51 PM   #62
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So are the old ones.

Compared to an s2000 diff your right
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:53 PM   #63
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I don't know man. The brz is nice looking and new but it's way slower than a s2000. There's nothing like top down and razor sharp handling. The brz feels like a s2000 without vtec. But as long as you are happy ( would have kept the s2000).I traded my s2000 and evo in for a wrx hatch.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #64
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I went from a integra to s2k to a brand new wrx that i picked up a week ago. After owning an s2000 for almost 7 years, I cant be happier with the wrx. I went in knowing right off the bat that not many cars can handle as well as the electric steering of the s2k. Power wise i dont feel any faster in the wrx, but the difference is, you can add tons of bolt ons to your s2k and tune it and your gains will be very minimal. The versatility of gaining power on a boosted vehicle is much easier. Biggest reason of switching to the wrx for me was the space. Love having a car that i can now breathe in. Since space was a big issue to me, I could not justify buying a brz. Plus taking a power drop that big and having worse handling would leave me feeling demoralized. Plus I have more than 1 cupholder now . S2000 in my opinion would be a great weekend/track car, but for daily driving it isnt the smartest choice. It was ALOT of fun but not the smartest. I put a 130k miles in 6 years on it...
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