Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday October 21, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
New England Subaru Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2002, 12:09 PM   #1
eclip5e
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14686
Join Date: Jan 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston, MA
Vehicle:
2002 RASpec Impreza
Dent Sport/visual assault

Default Hi, I'm eclip5e. I'm a new (Official) member

Hi,
I've posted a few times, but I didn't have my subaru until yesterday. I asked for advice, you guys gave it. And I picked a 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS.

I bought it from Tri-City in NH for $16,500 with a trade-in for my 1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition (180,000 miles). Got about $2000 for that.

Now i'm an official member.

I've got 3 questions now.

1) Is there a Service Manual, like the Bentleys for the 2.5RS? If so, where can i get it?

2) What should I do to my subie now that i've got it. I don't have too much money, and i'm quite pleased because its fully loaded. I was thinking sway bars (Everythings gotta be STi BTW).

3) Wheres the best place to buy it.

thanks guys (and girls?).
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
eclip5e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 12:14 PM   #2
2.5RSt'd
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1294
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: CT
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
12.80 @ 106.99

Default

You aren't official Until you attend a meet.
2.5RSt'd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 12:17 PM   #3
jamz
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 8725
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Portland MAINE
Vehicle:
2013 Black Company
Annalist

Default

Welcome! Going to the parade tomorrow?
jamz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 12:18 PM   #4
DustinR
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8264
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Burlington, VT
Vehicle:
2001 Impreza 2.5 RS
95 Impreza 1.8 Coupe

Default

there is no cheap service manual for the 2.5 the only thing you can get is the SOA service manuals and the set tends to be rather expensive.

the first tihngs i would do on short money and tall free time is painting some stuff. For instance those ugly orange fake break vents. just pop em out and paint them something less.... offensive another thing is lear turnsignals cornerlights and fenderlights are pretty cheap and IMHO make the car look alot better. Theay are easily had on ebay. but be patient and you can get good deals. If ya really want to get into the cheap mods start giving your interior a custom paint job. Ive seen some that have come out really well. Enough of my rant. Here are a couple sights that you can go take a look around at.

http://www.scoobymods.com/

http://ravensblade.cjb.net/

-Dustin
DustinR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 12:18 PM   #5
Thug
Choke Artist
Moderator
 
Member#: 603
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Default

Good to see you found a 2001. I think you made a wise choice. Im in Boston as well so I'll probably see you around.
Thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 12:18 PM   #6
KC
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 442
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: SE Mass/RI
Vehicle:
2013 Crosstrek XV
00 Honda S2000

Default

Cool! You'll like it, I'm sure. It's quite different than the Exploder.

1) There is a service manual. But only the Shop one from Subaru. Too low a volume of car to consider a special publication.

2) Why only STi? They're too expensive. Start by a whiteline adjustable, or at least upgrade to the FHI 20mm as seen on http://www.subaruwrxparts.com (They do have 1st gen parts too. Then get some good tires after the winter is over.

3) See above.
KC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 12:26 PM   #7
paultg
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 437
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Londonderry, NH
Vehicle:
'91 Miata MX5 (Red)
'09 Impreza OBS (Blk/Gry)

Default

If I had my RS again, all I would have bought is a rear sway bar (adjustable because they are so cheap now), and good tires.

Enjoy the car and I hope to meet up with you soon. Many of us "working in the city" folks do lunch every other Friday, or we'll meet up in Boston for dinner sometimes. Keep an eye open for a post.

Nate, when did you move into Boston? Or are you at the same location by Pete?

Paul G.
paultg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 12:28 PM   #8
Darshu
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1676
Join Date: Jun 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Exile in Norcal
Vehicle:
98RS w/ EJ207
2010 Mazdaspeed3

Default

While there isn't a 2.5RS specific 3rd party manual, the Haynes Legacy manual is actually useful for a number of things (though notably not the electrical system ) but for suspension/brakes/general fix-it stuff, it'll be a good reference.

If you're going to get anything for it right off the bat, tires are a good choice. Before you buy any performance parts though, get used to the car so you'll be able to tell the difference when you've installed something new. In fact, based on what you wish the car would be like after driving it for a few months, you can plan a set of upgrades to get you there.
Darshu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 01:00 PM   #9
Thug
Choke Artist
Moderator
 
Member#: 603
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by paultg
If I had my RS again, all I would have bought is a rear sway bar (adjustable because they are so cheap now), and good tires.

Enjoy the car and I hope to meet up with you soon. Many of us "working in the city" folks do lunch every other Friday, or we'll meet up in Boston for dinner sometimes. Keep an eye open for a post.

Nate, when did you move into Boston? Or are you at the same location by Pete?

Paul G.

Still living in Brighton. Probably moving closer to you soon. ie. Somerville/Cambridge/Medford
Thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 01:05 PM   #10
re92
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4715
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Pass the Butt Aid
Vehicle:
Big balls, no brain

Default Re: Hi, I'm eclip5e. I'm a new (Official) member

Quote:
Originally posted by eclip5e
2) What should I do to my subie now that i've got it. I don't have too much money, and i'm quite pleased because its fully loaded. I was thinking sway bars (Everythings gotta be STi BTW).
one inexpensive STi mod that gives you a lot of power is to get the STi sticker kit from KC (www.rallydecals.com). i put mine on last weekend and my wagon's been a whole different animal since!

rajan
re92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 01:12 PM   #11
SoobATV
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6883
Join Date: May 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manchester, NH
Vehicle:
MY04 Foz XS
MY02 Imp TS

Default

hold on.... is this the dark blue '01 RS that was recently at Tri-City, in the middle of the second row back from the street? If so, that is a BEAUTIFUL car!
SoobATV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 01:27 PM   #12
Turbo4me
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2200
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Vehicle:
2011 WRB WRX
08 Maz 3, 96 Landcruiser

Default

I love BRP. Welcome to the club, and ignore the local wildlife.

Curt
Turbo4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 01:54 PM   #13
KC
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 442
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: SE Mass/RI
Vehicle:
2013 Crosstrek XV
00 Honda S2000

Default

Quote:
Welcome to the club, and ignore the local wildlife.
NOO!!! Never ignore your trunk monkey! You'll be in pain (and mighty wet) if you do!! Heed my words!!!!

--kC
KC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 02:20 PM   #14
xstar
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10821
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Vehicle:
2008 WRB STi

Default

Welcome to i-club and nesic. I just joined recently myself. These people are great. I had fun hanging out with the guys and few gals here.

Here's a link to the service manuals you are looking for.

http://www.subaruparts.com/catalog/?section=205

(scroll down to the 2001 model)

pricy, but it's up to you.
xstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 02:36 PM   #15
DustinR
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8264
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Burlington, VT
Vehicle:
2001 Impreza 2.5 RS
95 Impreza 1.8 Coupe

Default

its too bad ya cant get those manuals on cd. that would be nice
DustinR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 02:41 PM   #16
IggDawg
Celebrity Guest Star
 
Member#: 10648
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Sort of Boston, MA
Vehicle:
2002 Escort... D:
Mostly kind of white

Default Re: Re: Hi, I'm eclip5e. I'm a new (Official) member

Quote:
Originally posted by rajito
one inexpensive STi mod that gives you a lot of power is to get the STi sticker kit from KC (www.rallydecals.com). i put mine on last weekend and my wagon's been a whole different animal since!

rajan
Yeah, since I put the STi kit on my mighty TS, I've been blowing away everything from Ferraris to Metros. My gf put the kit on her Impreza L, and it'll take most WRXs now.

Another cheap mod is a painted grill badge. cheap n easy.

There are lots of cheap DIY ramen-spec mods you can do. just do a couple searches if you have anything in mind. There's a DIY version of most mods out there.

-IggDawg
IggDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 03:50 PM   #17
eclip5e
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14686
Join Date: Jan 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston, MA
Vehicle:
2002 RASpec Impreza
Dent Sport/visual assault

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by SoobATV
hold on.... is this the dark blue '01 RS that was recently at Tri-City, in the middle of the second row back from the street? If so, that is a BEAUTIFUL car!
Yeap, thats her alright.

Teehee!
eclip5e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 03:57 PM   #18
mad-dog999
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4347
Join Date: Feb 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manch Vegas
Vehicle:
2006 2.5i Wagon
Aspen White

Default

Welcome!

Just an FYI, expect to pay a hefty premium for anything with "STI" on it anywhere. I just payed $40 for an STI key! There are alot of other companies out there that make stuff cheaper than STI. And, for the most part, just as good a product.

BTW, I second the Whiteline adjustable swaybar/endlinks. On my list of things to get this summer.

And stickers=HP. The Fast and the Furious taught me that. He he...

Oh, and one last thing. Feel lucky you don't need the '99 manuals - $795! OUCH!

John
"Nothing to see here folks.... move along...."
mad-dog999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 04:02 PM   #19
Slvrblt
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4811
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Warper of Young Minds
Vehicle:
2014 Focus ST
NESIC track Ho #35

Default

beware of ..... ME

I can be bad for your health.

glad to see ya aboard. happy modding

speed safely

Brian
Slvrblt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 04:11 PM   #20
IggDawg
Celebrity Guest Star
 
Member#: 10648
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Sort of Boston, MA
Vehicle:
2002 Escort... D:
Mostly kind of white

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Slvrblt

I can be bad for your health.

Brian, isn't that bad, considering your occupation ?

eclip5e, don't forget the $50/member joining fee. Just oull up a list of all NESIC members and send us all $50, or an equivalent amount of gumballs (for example: 200 25 cent gumballs or 500 10 cent gumballs). Chicklets don't count.

-IggDawg
IggDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 04:51 PM   #21
re92
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4715
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Pass the Butt Aid
Vehicle:
Big balls, no brain

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by IggDawg
Chicklets don't count.
but chicks do! although i'm not sure what services $50 will buy you in that category.

no need to thank me for taking this one down the drain
raj
re92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 05:18 PM   #22
Slvrblt
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4811
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Warper of Young Minds
Vehicle:
2014 Focus ST
NESIC track Ho #35

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by rajito
but chicks do! although i'm not sure what services $50 will buy you in that category.

no need to thank me for taking this one down the drain
raj
actually depends on the location of where you find the ahem... girl, not that I know or anything

igg- I'll let the stats decide- been in the business so to speak for 2 yrs, I have "had" 14 or so cardiac arrests. though I've gotten 3 saves documented. so theoretically I have a higher than average save record, but that many codes in that short amount of time is pretty staggering. ok I'll amend the comment, if you have to call me to your house, chances are your messed up of course I've also had my shares of "if you didn't do such and such the patient would have died" so I guess it evens off

speed safely

Brian

numbers stated above do not include those that are dead and called on the scene that would just scare most, even me if I thought about that number
Slvrblt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 06:12 PM   #23
sorakiu
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 8704
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Worcester, MA
Vehicle:
2000 Subaru Impreza
Red

Default

hi!

I think if you search for the thread I did a week or so back, you can find out the short description of the active player's on the group. I think there's a link to keith's mom's website, too!

-dave
sorakiu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 06:16 PM   #24
sorakiu
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 8704
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Worcester, MA
Vehicle:
2000 Subaru Impreza
Red

Default

From http://i-club.com/forums/showthread....hreadid=140826

Quote:
Welcome!

Fair word of warning for ya: we're a weird bunch at times. Well, ok. Most of the time. Here's a few tips for ya:

Pilot is the tire slut.
Fishguy was born first.
paulg is the master of "bling."
That mad-dog999 guy is a dork.
Angel is already spoken for. (Not by me )
Slvrblt knows that blood goes round, air goes in and out, any deviation from that is bad!
Sean IS the Gurumonkey. But watch out for the clay kitties.
webkris is NOT "that guy"
Keith is...well.... Keith.
Jimmy Jamma is a beoch.

blub blub (foromerly "chad's ass") is the NESIC drunk
keith's mom is fair game
fishguy is a god
my computer is slow
sorakiu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2002, 06:27 PM   #25
Thug
Choke Artist
Moderator
 
Member#: 603
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Default

your list is incomplete......
Thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi from new forum member in UK tvrpower Newbies & FAQs 13 05-18-2010 05:12 PM
A new NASIOC member, a new Subaru Impreza owner, and a new thread, oh my! Fashion Cat Newbies & FAQs 10 04-17-2008 03:23 PM
HI i just got a new account here saying Hi to everyone Vtec 2 9k General Community 15 12-02-2004 01:35 PM
New Dallas member saying hi gonzfather Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 20 09-04-2002 02:25 PM
New SVX member AaronB SVX Forum Archive 6 10-29-2000 04:01 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.