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Old 09-30-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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I got to say....for the amount of money that we pay at the news stands, i think each issue could be a little thicker ( more pages ) and more articles. I found the previous issue less than interesting.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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Ignore this dillsky^ Your mag rocks. Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:11 PM   #3
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Ignore this dillsky^ Your mag rocks. Keep up the good work!
HEY, keep your shirt on, im just giving constructive criticism
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:41 AM   #4
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Let's see, we had the only comprehensive test drive of the 2008 WRX, a huge article on X games with articles from Tanner Foust commenting from the driver's seat, an indepth look at the Crawford and Cobb cars not to mention all the other rally coverage, install articles etc. I am gonna have to just disagee with you on this, plus we have upped the page count for the past several issues from 80 to 100 pages so you are getting more than ever. What did this issue not have?
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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I got to say....for the amount of money that we pay at the news stands, i think each issue could be a little thicker ( more pages ) and more articles. I found the previous issue less than interesting.
If you don't like it, then just don't buy it - no one is forcing you. Or maybe you can get one of the other all-Subaru mags......oh, wait......no one else covers only Subaru. I think they do a great job covering the Subaru world. Not every issue is going to be focused on what every single person wants/cares most about. Go pick up Super Street if you want 500 pages of crap.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:16 PM   #6
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Let's see, we had the only comprehensive test drive of the 2008 WRX, a huge article on X games with articles from Tanner Foust commenting from the driver's seat, an indepth look at the Crawford and Cobb cars not to mention all the other rally coverage, install articles etc. I am gonna have to just disagee with you on this, plus we have upped the page count for the past several issues from 80 to 100 pages so you are getting more than ever. What did this issue not have?
Didn't realize you guys upped the page count 20+......actually seemed less than previous issues....my fault. The '08 test drive has been beat to death in every other car mag before this issue came out...not your fault....just tired of reading about it. X games . The Crawford and Cobb cars are awesome cars, but how many of us out there can really afford to build a car like that. I'd like to see more common everyday builds, more info in the readers rides section, and maybe more tech articles, info on JDM parts, wheel and tire guides ect.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:24 PM   #7
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Didn't realize you guys upped the page count 20+......actually seemed less than previous issues....my fault. The '08 test drive has been beat to death in every other car mag before this issue came out...not your fault....just tired of reading about it. X games . The Crawford and Cobb cars are awesome cars, but how many of us out there can really afford to build a car like that. I'd like to see more common everyday builds, more info in the readers rides section, and maybe more tech articles, info on JDM parts, wheel and tire guides ect.
It would be kinda sweet to see some grass roots racers and their budget builds.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:38 AM   #8
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1993 Impreza wagon anyone?
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:12 AM   #9
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I see where you are going. but that is a long term staff build.

I was thinking your features on the 11tymillion$$ custom Big HP cars could be interspersed with some more feasible builds.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:44 PM   #10
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I know what you are getting at, but do you really want to read about a WRX with a VF39 and mild mods? I would rather do a tech piece about installing those parts as it gives some value about DOING a practicle build. Features are for the interesting or the wild, not the mundane everyday stuff.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:46 PM   #11
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I see where you are going. but that is a long term staff build.

I was thinking your features on the 11tymillion$$ custom Big HP cars could be interspersed with some more feasible builds.
thats what im talkin about!
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:53 PM   #12
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[quote=MeanEditor;19566335] I would rather do a tech piece about installing those parts as it gives some value about DOING a practicle build./QUOTE]

YES! YES!! YES!!...maybe do several tech pieces
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:58 PM   #13
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i have only one complaint about subiesport.... having to wait two frickin months for the next issue to come out!!!!!!! how about a monthly?
keep up the good work!!!! and thank you for the sube only mag. that is 100 pages of sube. not 2 on sube 75 on hond... and 2071 pages of cheesey bling rims and crap...
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:30 AM   #14
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I know what you are getting at, but do you really want to read about a WRX with a VF39 and mild mods? I would rather do a tech piece about installing those parts as it gives some value about DOING a practicle build. Features are for the interesting or the wild, not the mundane everyday stuff.
what about the people that are actually going somewhere in motorsports and doing it with subies?

AutoX nationals, NASA RallySport, hill climbs. What about interviewing some of the Crew for Pastrana/Block.

I understand that mundane builds would make for a boring mag. it's the people that make these cars work.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:30 AM   #15
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I agree with the idea for more interviews with drivers and their crews (should be easier to schedule now that the seasons are wrapping up). Just some simple questions for them like how did you get started, why did you choose Subaru, explain some of the real work involved with racing (sponsors, 18 hr days, etc). Hearing more about some of the championship cars would be interesting too (how did you set up that 08 WRX to actually win a national autox championship?).

Thin magazine is OK. I keep waiting for the day that it shows up looking like a catalogue similar to certain other magazines. At least you're putting time into the magazine instead of just selling ad space.

Overall I think you're doing a good job with a single brand publication.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:15 PM   #16
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Id say im pretty happy with the mag more tech stuff would be pretty cool. Aspecially corner balancing, and more in detail suspension tech.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:13 PM   #17
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i think the x-games article was alright, i was very dissapointed though that you did not show the support from the subaru community since we had over 100+ cars there in the parking lot...
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:59 PM   #18
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well the COBB car, crafford car had already been coverd, so i felt it was just like a recap of stuff you guys already did....

the 08 stuff is boring, but you guys did a great job of coverage, please no more. it is just a car, not a mother ship.


i like reading Tim`s tech stuff the most. and i like the stuff featuring a car guy.... not a shop, or some huge build. somebody that does most of the work themselves, and has lots of scar`d up knuckles....
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:45 PM   #19
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well the COBB car, crafford car had already been coverd, so i felt it was just like a recap of stuff you guys already did....

the 08 stuff is boring, but you guys did a great job of coverage, please no more. it is just a car, not a mother ship.


i like reading Tim`s tech stuff the most. and i like the stuff featuring a car guy.... not a shop, or some huge build. somebody that does most of the work themselves, and has lots of scar`d up knuckles....
What part of the 2008 stuff is boring? Granted it's the new car so we had to cover it and we will continue to cover new models in the way we always have. When the new STI comes out and we drive it, expect a big feature on it. We will also cover tuned 2008 WRXs...

Funny, Dave, that you would be averse to big high-dollar builds... I'm just sayin.

As far as getting out to the parking for X games, leaving a big venue like that and then marching out to the lot to find a group of cars is not something we can really do at an event of that scale. With two shooters we were strechted pretty thin as it was. Send us some photos of your meet if you have them, preferably with all of you standing there with a copy of the mag, then we will put it in spotted.
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right like one of us would have known to have a mag held at the xgames to be in subiesport...if you needed picutres you could have used some from the thread, there was a ton of pics and maybe some vids if i am not mistaken..i know for a fact i have a pretty decent pic of some of the cars that showed up, i needed a ladder to get everyone in the shot there was that many...
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:08 AM   #21
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the 08 stuff is boring, but you guys did a great job of coverage, please no more. it is just a car, not a mother ship.


i like reading Tim`s tech stuff the most. and i like the stuff featuring a car guy.... not a shop, or some huge build. somebody that does most of the work themselves, and has lots of scar`d up knuckles....
Well said.
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We don't reprint images already posted in a thread, only on very rare occasions is this done. And you can always submit material. All of our contact information is printed and posted for just that purpose.
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:23 PM   #23
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only thing i'd like to see more of is actual readers rides or other subies who are not sponsered and have done the builds themselves.

I still remember the 1st time i picked up the mag and the 1st article i read was on some dudes white bug eye with a JDM 6 speed and red bride seats. it had great detail and it was cool to hear of the transformation he had made from his black bug eye to a white JDM monster.

keep up the good work tho I always get that damn mag 1st thing when its out
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:49 AM   #24
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Good mag. And there is no competition. Thanks for taking the plunge... but competition breeds competitiveness, not complacently. I thinks we need to push the limits a bit... Yes, road test on the new WRX after every other monthly mag had published is a bit 'anti-climatic', eh?

Just think fresh and try to go where the rest won't go. Remember the rabid Suby fan is 'grassroots' and driven. We expect a lot from you and hope you deliver!

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Old 11-10-2007, 07:12 PM   #25
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It would be nice if bt issues you could run a full parts review mag.Mabe a review where parts are divided into categories,wrx,sti,legacy,ect..maybe some reader review input.A section on new parts coming out from current or new up and coming companies supporting the subaru community.I think it would help out poeple who might not have access to a community like Nasioc where they can find questions or oppinions on parts.
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