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Old 03-07-2011, 12:32 PM   #15076
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^^^Exactly what you guys have been saying. We were a little disappointed when they stopped producing the GT. That was going to be my wifes next car. A bit cushier ride, Automatic, (although she drives the 5 speed WRX), and with the possibility to be considerably faster with a few upgrades.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:43 PM   #15077
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Yeah, its never a good thing when competition is lost. Subaru could maybe make money off of a lightweight, stripped out, taughter, bare essential, more powerful sti, but only if they kept the regular sti as standard and the "sti++" as either a culmination of options or a seperate model all together. The price on said car would probably be outragous and the hardcore guys wouldn't get one because they'd replace so much anyways.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:58 PM   #15078
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iv been asked if my 02 rex is automatic and if its front wheel drive....... i cant do anything but laugh and tell em, yes its automatic because i cant drive stick and its front wheel drive.......scarcasm
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:59 PM   #15079
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Yeah, its never a good thing when competition is lost. Subaru could maybe make money off of a lightweight, stripped out, taughter, bare essential, more powerful sti, but only if they kept the regular sti as standard and the "sti++" as either a culmination of options or a seperate model all together. The price on said car would probably be outragous and the hardcore guys wouldn't get one because they'd replace so much anyways.
What they should do is bring the JDM Sti's in, or even the Cosworth CS400 from UK.

Unfortunately though, these cars would be disgustingly expensive, but also a very niche car, so you would be looking at $60,000-$80,000 for one of these cars which no one in the right mind would spend. a CS400 is 50,000 so roughly $81,000USD or even the STI Type UK is 33,000 so $53,000USD.

The type UK has Recaro's which everyone wants, but doesn't want to pay big $$ for. Also small differences, but no one here would be willing to spend that much money for something that we are used to paying $35,000ish for. Most people will look at that price and say "well if I pay $35,000 I can spend $10,000 and make this car way better than a CS400 or STI Type UK"
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:11 PM   #15080
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What they should do is bring the JDM Sti's in, or even the Cosworth CS400 from UK.

Unfortunately though, these cars would be disgustingly expensive, but also a very niche car, so you would be looking at $60,000-$80,000 for one of these cars which no one in the right mind would spend. a CS400 is 50,000 so roughly $81,000USD or even the STI Type UK is 33,000 so $53,000USD.

The type UK has Recaro's which everyone wants, but doesn't want to pay big $$ for. Also small differences, but no one here would be willing to spend that much money for something that we are used to paying $35,000ish for. Most people will look at that price and say "well if I pay $35,000 I can spend $10,000 and make this car way better than a CS400 or STI Type UK"
Don't forget the Spec C, Spec C Type RA, etc..
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:20 PM   #15081
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What they should do is bring the JDM Sti's in
Agreed. Subaru, you're looking for a way to improve the STi without having to increase power? Answer: EJ207
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #15082
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My buddy claimed that if you go with equal length headers that you don't fully lose the subaru sound...so i showed him a comparison video between a normal header with a full turbo back exhaust vs. an equal length header and full turbo back. His facial expression when he heard the raspy equal length sound...was priceless. "Yep...that's a honda. Well, i guess my equal length header is going up for sale today."
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #15083
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"is that a v8 ?"
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:37 PM   #15084
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My buddy claimed that if you go with equal length headers that you don't fully lose the subaru sound...so i showed him a comparison video between a normal header with a full turbo back exhaust vs. an equal length header and full turbo back. His facial expression when he heard the raspy equal length sound...was priceless. "Yep...that's a honda. Well, i guess my equal length header is going up for sale today."
Good thing we have them V8's in our cars.

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I like our 2.5 liters... the real answer... ? EJ207 heads.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:37 PM   #15085
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when people ask me if its a V8, i say yes.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #15086
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I say V10. Or I did once. Then he said "What? No way! It''s gotta be a V8!" and I said "Haha, ya got me." and he left.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:30 AM   #15087
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The subie did well tonight, coming home from working on a race car, I stopped at a caseys for gas, but they didn't have premium, went inside and got a pop and asked the cashier and the other young lady she was talking to if they knew of anywhere in town that sold premium, neither of them knew, but one of them asks why do you need premium? What do you drive?!?!
I answered I drive a Subaru
Same girl: ooooh *looks at car* wrx or sti?
Me: just a wrx
Her: I like the license plate (SUBADRU)
Me: haha, my dad got the personalized plate for me for christmas
Her: well how bout a ride?
Me: sure, why not

Ended up making her gasp and squirm and scream a little
Damn I love it when it snows!
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:48 AM   #15088
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The subie did well tonight, coming home from working on a race car, I stopped at a caseys for gas, but they didn't have premium, went inside and got a pop and asked the cashier and the other young lady she was talking to if they knew of anywhere in town that sold premium, neither of them knew, but one of them asks why do you need premium? What do you drive?!?!
I answered I drive a Subaru
Same girl: ooooh *looks at car* wrx or sti?
Me: just a wrx
Her: I like the license plate (SUBADRU)
Me: haha, my dad got the personalized plate for me for christmas
Her: well how bout a ride?
Me: sure, why not

Ended up making her gasp and squirm and scream a little
Damn I love it when it snows!
At least get her number? She totally wants your dick dude.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:50 AM   #15089
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At least get her number? She totally wants your dick dude.
Haha amen. Give it to her...
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:51 AM   #15090
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Actually, was she hot?
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:00 AM   #15091
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She seriously was the first girl I've ever met that isn't car-tarded and good looking. Anyone else notice that most car girls are either fat or have arms the size of arnold schwarzennegar? And no, I didn't get her number, she lives nearly an hour away and just not worth it, haha.

*waits for the one person to say "pics or it didn't happen"*
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:00 AM   #15092
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At least get her number? She totally wants your dick dude.
No he rolled his eyes and walked away
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:11 AM   #15093
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No he rolled his eyes and walked away
he did a




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Old 03-08-2011, 01:32 AM   #15094
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The kid working the drive-thru at in n out this last sunday asked me if my car was an STI, when I told him no, he asked me how hard it was turboing my car, when I told him the WRX was factory turbo he looked blown away. all this was followed by, "well, i really like cars, but I mostly am into Hondas and Acuras".....that explained it all...
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:18 AM   #15095
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The kid working the drive-thru at in n out this last sunday asked me if my car was an STI, when I told him no, he asked me how hard it was turboing my car, when I told him the WRX was factory turbo he looked blown away. all this was followed by, "well, i really like cars, but I mostly am into Hondas and Acuras".....that explained it all...
careful, he's got over 100k under that hood...
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:35 AM   #15096
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iv been asked if my 02 rex is automatic and if its front wheel drive....... i cant do anything but laugh and tell em, yes its automatic because i cant drive stick and its front wheel drive.......scarcasm
Looking at the grammar and overall douchiness, I'm going to guess you used to own a Honda.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:59 AM   #15097
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Looking at the grammar and overall douchiness, I'm going to guess you used to own a Honda.
I think owning a Honda is somewhat like it is to own an oldschool Mini in the UK...Its a good place to start and its not really fast enough to get you into TOO much trouble

I used to have a Civic LX coupe and I beat the living piss out of that thing...220,000km's later it was still running strong...ish...but I learned a lot working on that car (not ricing it...oil changes and brake work and maintenance)
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:14 AM   #15098
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Ended up making her gasp and squirm and scream a little
howd you not get her number?
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:26 AM   #15099
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My buddy claimed that if you go with equal length headers that you don't fully lose the subaru sound...so i showed him a comparison video between a normal header with a full turbo back exhaust vs. an equal length header and full turbo back. His facial expression when he heard the raspy equal length sound...was priceless. "Yep...that's a honda. Well, i guess my equal length header is going up for sale today."

Ever actually heard one in person? I drive one, it sounds nothing like a Honda. EJ207 with a Tomei EL header, full catless turboback.

The raspyness is either because of a crappy video, or a poorly chosen TBE.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:27 AM   #15100
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iv been asked if my 02 rex is automatic and if its front wheel drive....... i cant do anything but laugh and tell em, yes its automatic because i cant drive stick and its front wheel drive.......scarcasm
You know they made auto WRX's in 2002 models, right? I wouldn't say that's funny at all, since its a legitimate question regarding your car.
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