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Old 02-26-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Differnces between Scoob community and other forums.

I have had a few different cars in the past 5 years, and have been an active member on a forum for each of the platforms I have owned. I have noticed that each community (or forum for that matter) has a completely different status quo.
Every community has a different Idea of what looks good, what behaviour is acceptable, what is good performance etc.

My last car was a Nissan 180sx (RHD turbo 240sx for all who are not familiar) and I was a member on NICOclub.com and Zilvia.

I have noticed the following differences from the S13/s14 community"

-The Subaru idea of pimped, is a clean, stock car that may or may not be lowered, and may or may not have aftermarket wheels. A pimped S-car is 1 inch off the ground and has $2000 wheels that barely fit in the wheel well.

- Rota's are considered 'brand name' wheels.

- Aggressive wheel fitment is anything with an offset of less than +40.
Where the average offset of a 240 with aftermarket wheels is somewhere between 0 and +20 and you have to be well into the negative to be considered aggressive. (stock 240 offset is +40, so this would be akin to everyone here running a +10 to +30)

- On a Scoob if you run anything less than 5mm deviation from stock offset, your wheel bearings will explode.
So technically there shouldnt be a 240 with wheel bearings in-tact.

Edit: Another thing I noticed is that no one has signatures or avatars here.

This is not a thread to say anything negative about the scoobie community. I mean no offense whatsoever. NONE.
I actually like relatively stock cars and enjoy my suspension travel.

I'm just pointing out some things that took me by surprise and am looking for similar stories of what people have noticed as different when comming from another community.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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Thats because we work hard to keep the rice away

But really, most of what you mention suspension/wheel wise has more to do with the fundamental design difference of Subaru's vs. cars like the 240.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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Thats because we work hard to keep the rice away

But really, most of what you mention suspension/wheel wise has more to do with the fundamental design difference of Subaru's vs. cars like the 240.
LOL. Keep up the good work.


Care to enlightem me on the suspension design diffs?
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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No offense to the 240 lovers out there, but one of the things I've taken notice of since being here, is how the those that modify their scoobs, do so for function, moreso than form.. There is a certian 'bling' factor associated with specific mods, but overall it seems most here would have their cars be technically functional, rather than just look good..And some really annointed ones find a steady balance between both
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:30 PM   #5
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Yes balance between both is the best... I have a wagon, so without visual mods to make it look better, most people just say wow its a wagon - even if it is pumping out some decent HP numbers. Lowering mine and getting nice wheels is of the highest priority. Ive done some performance, but when i drive i want some eye candy too
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:33 PM   #6
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You're comparing the communities of two entirely different cars, rwd silvias to awd subbies. It is two entirely different worlds. What may be considered functional for silvias, with crazy camber and offsets isn't functional or even really possible with subbies without losing form.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:42 PM   #7
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^^yup. you'll also learn that his forum can be extremely harsh...lots of bashing and hostility, but also a lot of people who are smart and willing to help...welcome?
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:43 PM   #8
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You're comparing the communities of two entirely different cars, rwd silvias to awd subbies. It is two entirely different worlds. What may be considered functional for silvias, with crazy camber and offsets isn't functional or even really possible with subbies without losing form.
I agree and have to add your not really comparing communities as much as you are the scenes, if you will, that the cars belong in.
A 240 with a roof vent, snow tires and raised for rally clearance isn't gonna make much sense for the drifto
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:51 PM   #9
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A 240 with a roof vent, snow tires and raised for rally clearance isn't gonna make much sense for the drifto
Could be fun on the frozen lake though
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:53 PM   #10
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One aspect of the focus on functionality is winter drivability, which I think is critical for many Subaru owners. Sitting 1" from the ground would not work well on an unplowed road and $2,000 wheels would certainly be wasted in the salt / sand mess that many of have to deal with for 3 or more months of the year.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:54 PM   #11
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any pics of your 240? let's see the '92 wrex too
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:36 PM   #12
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any pics of your 240? let's see the '92 wrex too
Quickly before bedtime;


















Note the 15x8 +13 on 225 50 15 R-compounds, and then the snow. LOL So much for form over function.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:43 PM   #13
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I'll speak for most. We like to keep it functional here
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:00 AM   #14
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I'd hardly say the status quote is staying stock, but definitely most of us prefer a clean look over something flamboyant and/or ricey. Probably has a lot to do with the kind of people who drive rex's. They tend to attract the more early/mid-20's college student/grad crowd.

Also your mentioning of offsets is a moot point, as others have said. Our suspension and general wheel design can't handle crazy offsets and camber like that.

Oh, and there are plenty of people rocking $2000+ wheels Just look for forged Prodrives, Volks, BBS, etc...
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:07 AM   #15
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Note the 15x8 +13 on 225 50 15 R-compounds, and then the snow. LOL So much for form over function.
haha..nice..i like
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:40 AM   #16
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I find that the subaru community has more leg humpers then others. Even my honda boards weren't that bad, it's like swimming with sharks.

A good portion of veteran's in the subaru community come off as condescending and cynical.

Other then that, the wealth of information available through the search function is phenomenal.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:38 AM   #17
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^Agreed. It's unfortunate that original thought is not rewarded with constructive criticism rather with derision and cynicism.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:41 AM   #18
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^Agreed. It's unfortunate that original thought is not rewarded with constructive criticism rather with derision and cynicism.
Agreed +2. A lot of flamers and trolls here. This forum is lightly moderated and you really have to sift through the crap, but eventually you can find what you're looking for.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:22 PM   #19
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silvias dont have skidplating. lol
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:09 PM   #20
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No offense to the 240 lovers out there, but one of the things I've taken notice of since being here, is how the those that modify their scoobs, do so for function, moreso than form.. There is a certian 'bling' factor associated with specific mods, but overall it seems most here would have their cars be technically functional, rather than just look good..And some really annointed ones find a steady balance between both
Quoted For Emphasis.

@ OP
What were the other forums you've been on? I'm interested since I may want to do a piece on the comparison of different communities on my blog.


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Old 02-27-2008, 02:16 PM   #21
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One important factor with Subaru is they are primarily built to function well, they are not primarily built to look good. It's what makes Subaru stand out from the competition. Most people who buy Subarus appreciate the performance and handling of a car more than the looks. When someone buys a Subaru and then dismantles the funtionability it shows that that person doesn't really understand what Subaru's are all about. It's like someone taking a 1960 Cadillac convertible and welding a solid roof on it because they don't like getting wet. The whole purpose of buying a 1960 Cadillac convertible is to enjoy the lack of roof. The whole purpose of buying a Surbau is to have excellent performance and handling in all conditions. Looking good while doing it is secondary.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:23 PM   #22
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Quickly before bedtime;

Note the 15x8 +13 on 225 50 15 R-compounds, and then the snow. LOL So much for form over function.
Nice pignose What's the set-up?

Also, if ANYONE thinks that this website is hostile, go make a noob post about turboing a Honda on Homeamdeturbo. That's hostility.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:21 PM   #23
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Meh, this place is about the same as LS1Tech or any other forum where the primary goal is to make power... not look pretty.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:38 PM   #24
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One important factor with Subaru is they are primarily built to function well, they are not primarily built to look good. It's what makes Subaru stand out from the competition. Most people who buy Subarus appreciate the performance and handling of a car more than the looks. When someone buys a Subaru and then dismantles the funtionability it shows that that person doesn't really understand what Subaru's are all about. It's like someone taking a 1960 Cadillac convertible and welding a solid roof on it because they don't like getting wet. The whole purpose of buying a 1960 Cadillac convertible is to enjoy the lack of roof. The whole purpose of buying a Surbau is to have excellent performance and handling in all conditions. Looking good while doing it is secondary.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:43 PM   #25
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Stock seats in an S13?

You are a brave soul my friend
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