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Old 03-21-2001, 07:22 PM   #1
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: up north....way up north
99 2.5RS
Rally Blue

Post i'm new to subaru (and) Can. vs U.s.a bumper etc.

hey, i just bought my first Subaru (MY99 2.5RS Rally Blue Pearl) I used to be a honda guy, but i was sick of having no torque or traction i love this thing! anyway, anybody else in northern ontario? actually i think there is only one more 2.5RS in town (it's my twin...same colour and year(i think)... sorry i'm running on here.. i like the us bumper better, does anybody have it? the bigger fog lights look more rally'ish to me. any comments? any 'heads up' on problems or maintenance? thanks
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Old 03-21-2001, 09:47 PM   #2
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Location: Brampton,Ontario,canada

Where are you in northern Ontario? I was in Sault Ste Marie But now I'm near Toronto.Try
Ottawa subaru club and toronto subaru club.
There wer only 3 in the soo I had the only 2000.
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Old 03-21-2001, 10:57 PM   #3
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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Graphite Gray Pearl


Yea, apparently the Ver. V bumper doesn't meet Canadian crash standards, so if you get into an accident your insurance company might not give you credit. Other than that, its a straight bolt-on (with the US rebar, if not you'll have to cut the Cdn rebar).

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Old 03-22-2001, 08:46 AM   #4
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Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Good job! Subaru's are fantastic!

Heads up problems: AF sensor / ECU. These have become a problem in the more recent models, but some pre-MY00 cars have experienced AF sensor failures as well. If your CE light comes on, that's probably what it is.

I know a few people who've swapped to the US bumper... looks great, but check with your insurance provider (as mentioned earlier). I don't think that many would have a problem with it.

Enjoy your new ride!!


edit: finger trouble

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