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Old 09-30-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Stories you want to see in 2007

I like to know what our readers like to see in the magazine. I am always curious what really turns you on, turns you off or you are ambivalent about. Granted, not all ideas will be make it from the drawing board to the press, but to foster conversation let us know what it is you would really like to see in the coming year.

Swap stories?
Engine building how-tos?
Car care?
turbo tech?
More NA tech?
older Subarus?
new Subarus?

Shall we do away with flashy show cars altogether?

Do you never want to see another bodykit again? Or just the opposite?

Weigh in, be heard be constructive.

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Old 09-30-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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I'd like to see a major tuner-challenge type event...

I'd also like to see the N/A 2.5 get more serious
I'd like to see what happened to that old 70's wagon
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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I like the tuner challenge idea (and a recurring feature that follows the entrants them from kick-off to track day).

The NA idea is also a good one... I hear questions get asked all the time from non-turbo owners, and more often than not, people just say, "get a turbo". Coming from Honda roots, I know NA engines hold a lot of untapped potential, and it would be cool to see that covered in the magazine for the non-turbo crowd.

I don't really care all that much about articles that just regurgitate announcements we can read anywhere else (whether online or in print), since most of us get that propaganda from Subaru anyway (w/ Drive, etc.), but I might be in the minority here.

I also think that having a balance of form and function with the cars you cover is a good thing. I'm totally fine with show cars that are done well mingling with those that are pure performance and those that reflect the "everyday people" who really have to think about their budgets before they take the leap of faith to mod. What I liked about Super Street back in the day is that they put expensive show cars in there with any old POS that had a few mods. I think it's cool since the mag didn't discriminate... I liked that it seemed like they were supporting the scene, no matter how deep (or shallow) your pockets.

I'm a big fan of how-to's. Maybe even make inserts on laminate paper that you can take out to the garage and not have to worry about completely destroying them with grease and muck from your hands.

BTW, my credit card has now been declined by billing twice. As much as I like reading the mag at my local B&N, it'd be nice to actually get a subscription. I'll try again this week...

In any case, keep up the good work.

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Old 09-30-2006, 10:47 PM   #4
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Keep doing the affordable projects that most folks can afford. Unrealistic motor swaps and impossible expensive build-ups are not anything that I want to read about. I'd like to read more about project that I can save up for and do on my car.
Thanks for a great magizine.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:51 AM   #5
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Auto-x setup w/ Hoppe
No more body kits/ show cars
more reader rides
Lock bothers running grand am cup in the LGT
all and all love the mag, keep up the good work!!!!!!!
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:19 AM   #6
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more swap stories/howtos

more V4 replicas/pre-98 turbo cars

more legacies

lots more reader rides

more N/A 2.5 tech





ONE bodykit per issue. make it the "carpet queen column" or the "best in show" section.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:47 AM   #7
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more models. *yeah i said it* not like import tuner. where the magazine is nothing but. but maybe one on the cover, and a small write up about her. kinda like the the sema coverage issue from last year. Sad to say, but it would probably make people notice the magazine a little more. maybe stop places from burying the magazine in the back of the magazine stand, where nobody can see them unless they are looking.

i like the above about the carpet queen column, maybe something like a page or two of coverage from shows, mixed in with some shoots done in the past. just make it a big collage.

do a column like Swap stories, or actually, a swap story from the shops point of view. im sure these swap shops have millions of stories to tell. probably some really funny ones.

and expand on where the cars are coming from. i notice alot of the cars and features are from around the washington area. i know you guys are stationed out there. but come on now. there is alot of action down here in the SCIC, as well as the rest of the regions on nasioc as well.

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Old 10-01-2006, 07:53 PM   #8
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older subarus!
no, like OLDER subarus
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:30 PM   #9
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I found a Subaru micro-bus that we could do 1960ish vintage 2-stroke 2-cylinder motor...

Good ideas, keep them coming.
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:43 AM   #10
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personaly i dont want to see anybody`s car that is part of the magazine.

seems like a chance to rep your freinds and not do any leg work for some really uniqe cars out there.

event coverage.

HIN
SEMA
tokyo auto salon
Tuner bash
track days
late night drags

All showcaseing subies of course.

and i love the webcast
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:44 PM   #11
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A Tuner tune-off would kick ass, but probably won't happen. I remember when that happened a long time ago and it got real ugly, real fast.
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:26 PM   #12
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i could get you some killer footage/photos/interviews with the subaru crew in el salvador ! these guys are nuts, street racing is NOT illegal. (still not a good idea, tho) but there's a pretty cool subaru scene down here, with all the crazy mountain roads where awd and boxers shine!

central america FTW

BTW happy bday, unabomber..... !
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:24 PM   #13
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more foresterd more leagacy NUff said ( project forester XT anyone?)
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:25 PM   #14
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scuse me foresters lololol
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:35 PM   #15
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gearset swapping b/c so many of us are gonna blow them eventually.

My first subscribed copy of subiesport seemed to have nothing but Legacy articles, don't see how people need more.
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:57 PM   #16
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gearbox swap is a good call.
I hate to admit it, but mags like "modified" have stopped with the CAI install crap, and gone to serious tech. Since there are so many simple installs available from subiemods, and nasioc, why not cover some difficult tech?

I loved the article on the GC body WRX swap.
How about an article that focusses on the wiring to go from GC to WRX/STi?

I know for a fact that a lot of people could use that.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:11 PM   #17
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I'd be down for writing a gearbox swap, but I've already done it.

<------fearing hate PMs will flow now.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:18 PM   #18
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gearbox swap is a good call.
I hate to admit it, but mags like "modified" have stopped with the CAI install crap, and gone to serious tech. Since there are so many simple installs available from subiemods, and nasioc, why not cover some difficult tech?

I loved the article on the GC body WRX swap.
How about an article that focusses on the wiring to go from GC to WRX/STi?

I know for a fact that a lot of people could use that.


I'm planning *fingers crossed* to get into that with project '06 WRX including installing LSD's for front and an upgraded or different center at the same time. Or I could just say screw it and go 6spd but I'd rather prove to people the 5spd can be reliable as an ultimate daily driver/weekend warrior.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:38 PM   #19
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^^ Sounds good. I refuse to swap a 6 speed b/c the ratios and extra gear don't appeal to me both in the city and at the strip.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:31 PM   #20
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USDM 05 WRX engine and dash into a 01 RS.

I have plenty of pictures and would be more than happy to help out with the story

(co-workers car)
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:23 PM   #21
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Heres what I want to see so in caps so I know someone will see it.

Cover Subaru's in actual racing venues.

Kinda like the rally coverage has been but a bit more filtered.

Theres alot of Subarus breaking new ground in US motorsports with or without SOA's help.

I feel these people deserve a bit more attention for jumping into a slightly unknown realm.

Great Job you guys are doin though, dont change too much.
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Old 10-14-2006, 02:21 PM   #22
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The truth about intakes! With dyno graphs and A/F readings with a few different setups (and preferrably on an 06 WRX) !!!!
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:09 PM   #23
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would like to see more how-to's/tech articles. would like to see some articles on the controversy with the short ram/cold air intakes on the newer subies. Maybe get rid of some of the high dollar project cars articles........who can afford to do that!!!
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:41 PM   #24
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"How to" articles are nice and how about a magazine every month! Every other month is just too damn long! Keep the issues coming. Love the magazine!
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More GT-Live Girls!!

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