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Old 01-08-2013, 05:41 AM   #8476
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Long story, but my car is salvage title and apparently when they fixed up the cr they redrilled holes to remount the transmission. Over time, original holes and newly drilled holes got closer md closer. Now they have become elongated/widened to be one hole.. Fixing it would help, but the movement of transmission back and forth side to side has most like damaged my diffs and axles to.

Its either take a risk repair it and then may have a massive bill to fix everything else.... Or sell my car and get an older model impreza with higher mileage which will have a massive bill too, but won't have as severe issues.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:17 AM   #8477
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Long story, but my car is salvage title and apparently when they fixed up the cr they redrilled holes to remount the transmission. Over time, original holes and newly drilled holes got closer md closer. Now they have become elongated/widened to be one hole.. Fixing it would help, but the movement of transmission back and forth side to side has most like damaged my diffs and axles to.

Its either take a risk repair it and then may have a massive bill to fix everything else.... Or sell my car and get an older model impreza with higher mileage which will have a massive bill too, but won't have as severe issues.
Sell it, buy a cheap beater, and save for 6 months.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:55 AM   #8478
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KBB has my car at 15,100...it's an 08 Premium with 33,500. Does that sound right? For that I'd gladly upgrade to a 11+ WRX...
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:10 AM   #8479
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KBB has my car at 15,100...it's an 08 Premium with 33,500. Does that sound right? For that I'd gladly upgrade to a 11+ WRX...
Maybe retail/private sale. A trade in offer would probably be closer to $11500-$12000
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:59 PM   #8480
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Sell it, buy a cheap beater, and save for 6 months.
yea this is what im planning to do.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #8481
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Long story, but my car is salvage title and apparently when they fixed up the cr they redrilled holes to remount the transmission. Over time, original holes and newly drilled holes got closer md closer. Now they have become elongated/widened to be one hole.. Fixing it would help, but the movement of transmission back and forth side to side has most like damaged my diffs and axles to.

Its either take a risk repair it and then may have a massive bill to fix everything else.... Or sell my car and get an older model impreza with higher mileage which will have a massive bill too, but won't have as severe issues.
Sucks to hear man...
Maybe you should see what the cost would be to fix it and go from their?
I mean maybe you could fix it and sell it. It really depends on what you would rather do
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #8482
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yea this is what im planning to do.
dang man i hope things get better for you. I'd be in the down in the dumps put in ur position.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #8483
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yea this is what im planning to do.
Have you tried contacting your insurance company or the people who did the repairs?
They might step in and fix/total the car..?
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #8484
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Hey guy's. Just joined and read the last 200 pages of this thread. I'm looking to purchase a 2008 2.5I sedan base package, auto, newton pearl blue locally here in North Jersey, so I sent a friend request to some of you guys that I found are local with modded 2.5I's. My plan is to use it as a DD. Most likely just RA flaps, Rota wheels, and coilovers. If I purchase the vehicle I will do a more thorough intro, buying this car to keep my Audi in the garage all winter (it's my show baby).

Anywho, anything you guy's recommend I look for that could be problematic? All the battery/fluids/belts/timing belt/waterpump have been changed and it's mechanically sound. It's a 1 owner, garage kept, 150k, no accident car. Remember, just looking to buy as a DD (my daily commute is 8 mile roundtrip)
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:58 PM   #8485
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Hey guy's. Just joined and read the last 200 pages of this thread. I'm looking to purchase a 2008 2.5I sedan base package, auto, newton pearl blue locally here in North Jersey, so I sent a friend request to some of you guys that I found are local with modded 2.5I's. My plan is to use it as a DD. Most likely just RA flaps, Rota wheels, and coilovers. If I purchase the vehicle I will do a more thorough intro, buying this car to keep my Audi in the garage all winter (it's my show baby).

Anywho, anything you guy's recommend I look for that could be problematic? All the battery/fluids/belts/timing belt/waterpump have been changed and it's mechanically sound. It's a 1 owner, garage kept, 150k, no accident car. Remember, just looking to buy as a DD (my daily commute is 8 mile roundtrip)
Welcome, you should fill out your profile so we know where your from
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:00 PM   #8486
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Welcome, you should fill out your profile so we know where your from
Doing that as I type, as stated in my post above.... NJ.

Also Fancyfoot... your car was one that stood out in this thread. Excellent car, OEM+ and love the flaps and gold wheels. Inspiration for sure.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:02 PM   #8487
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Doing that as I type, as stated in my post above.... NJ.
Haha oops, totally read right over that.

Thanks man, appreciate that!

More to come with my car also..
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #8488
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Haha oops, totally read right over that.

Thanks man, appreciate that!

More to come with my car also..

Awesome. SO i'v been searching around NASIOC... I assume this 340 page thread is the only one with real information/discussion about the '08-'10 2.5I Impreza?
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:19 PM   #8489
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^ Yeah, pretty much. This is the go to thread for the majority of us active 08+ owners.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #8490
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^ Yeah, pretty much. This is the go to thread for the majority of us active 08+ owners.
Damn, what a shame. this site has 3x the amount of users then my Audi forum but this place is dead! I only saw about 4 of you users that actually posted pictures of your cars lowered, wheels, engine mods, etc. in this thread over the past few years, haha.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #8491
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Hey guy's. Just joined and read the last 200 pages of this thread. I'm looking to purchase a 2008 2.5I sedan base package, auto, newton pearl blue locally here in North Jersey, so I sent a friend request to some of you guys that I found are local with modded 2.5I's. My plan is to use it as a DD. Most likely just RA flaps, Rota wheels, and coilovers. If I purchase the vehicle I will do a more thorough intro, buying this car to keep my Audi in the garage all winter (it's my show baby).

Anywho, anything you guy's recommend I look for that could be problematic? All the battery/fluids/belts/timing belt/waterpump have been changed and it's mechanically sound. It's a 1 owner, garage kept, 150k, no accident car. Remember, just looking to buy as a DD (my daily commute is 8 mile roundtrip)
Definitely make sure the timing belt and water pump have been replaced. If unsure get it done or make the dealer do it! It's recommended to be done at 105k. I'd say make sure it doesn't burn oil at that high mileage either but sometimes that can be hard to find out on a test drive. Good luck! Oh and pics of the Audi?!

Edit: check the 2.5i forum in the Members Gallery section for more pics and some discussion about our cars!!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:30 PM   #8492
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Damn, what a shame. this site has 3x the amount of users then my Audi forum but this place is dead! I only saw about 4 of you users that actually posted pictures of your cars lowered, wheels, engine mods, etc. in this thread over the past few years, haha.
lol really? Are we looking at the same thread? There's a good amount of us here. haha.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:05 PM   #8493
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I post........dot dot dot

Thanks Dillon for the numbers. I'll look into it.

Here's a random picture I took in the 52 degree weather in January...we better get more snow..I didn't buy my winter set up for nothing.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:16 PM   #8494
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dang man i hope things get better for you. I'd be in the down in the dumps put in ur position.
Yea.. the only reason why I don't want to get rid of it is because i love it so much.
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Sucks to hear man...
Maybe you should see what the cost would be to fix it and go from their?
I mean maybe you could fix it and sell it. It really depends on what you would rather do
You can fix the issue, but the problem with the transmission moving is creating damage to diffs, and may just cost more than it should.

I'd rather sell it, since resale value is going to be the same either way.
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They might step in and fix/total the car..?
Nope, not yet, but will insurance really cover this?
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Yea.. the only reason why I don't want to get rid of it is because i love it so much.

You can fix the issue, but the problem with the transmission moving is creating damage to diffs, and may just cost more than it should.

I'd rather sell it, since resale value is going to be the same either way.

Nope, not yet, but will insurance really cover this?
I have absolutely no idea. Let them know the damage was from your previous accident and the facility that fixed it made poor repairs that need immediate attention. That may say too bad but, you never know!
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:41 AM   #8497
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Yea.. the only reason why I don't want to get rid of it is because i love it so much.
I feel you man I felt the same way when I thought my car was totalled. There isn't much people left like us who value their car as more then just a thing to get from point A to B. By us I mean every car enthusiasts on this forum, ect. I'd say about 90% of my friends n family just see cars as accessories.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #8498
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Hey guy's.

My plan is to use it as a DD. Most likely just RA flaps, Rota wheels, and coilovers.
Why would you run RA flaps with coil overs? I never understood that. Unless you're not lowering the car with the coil overs, then disregard this entire post.

My OE mud guards or whatever they are called got ripped off a couple days after lowering my car, and they're no where near as low as the RA flaps
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Why would you run RA flaps with coil overs? I never understood that. Unless you're not lowering the car with the coil overs, then disregard this entire post.

My OE mud guards or whatever they are called got ripped off a couple days after lowering my car, and they're no where near as low as the RA flaps
The RA flaps are flexible so, they won't rip offs so easily.
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Definitely make sure the timing belt and water pump have been replaced. If unsure get it done or make the dealer do it! It's recommended to be done at 105k. I'd say make sure it doesn't burn oil at that high mileage either but sometimes that can be hard to find out on a test drive. Good luck! Oh and pics of the Audi?!

Edit: check the 2.5i forum in the Members Gallery section for more pics and some discussion about our cars!!!
Thank you for the response about what to look for! I'll post pictures of the Audi tonight. Also, will try to find the Members Gallery to take a look at some more pictures of 2.5I 08-10 sedans.

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Why would you run RA flaps with coil overs? I never understood that. Unless you're not lowering the car with the coil overs, then disregard this entire post.

My OE mud guards or whatever they are called got ripped off a couple days after lowering my car, and they're no where near as low as the RA flaps
Because the Urethane RA are flexible as someone else state, plus I don't plan on going that low on coil-overs.
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