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Old 11-07-2015, 05:27 PM   #1
paulwithhands
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Hey guys,

So after years of wanting a Subaru I finally went out and got myself one. Lemme tell you I am thoroughly in love with this thing already

Anyways heres the details:
Bone stock except for 15% tint
76,xxx miles

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135873.../shares/n5WC83

First up, remove that stupid vinyl sticker running along the side of the car (It's hard to see in the picture but trust me its there lol), buff the headlights a bit, and new bushings!
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:08 PM   #2
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Car looks good. Buffing the headlights should change the car dramatically. Can't see the sticker you're speaking of but odds are the car would look better without it. What was your previous car? Plans for this one?
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:15 PM   #3
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Bushings are a good idea. Maybe add on motor mounts and transmission mount if you're adventurous
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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You found yourself a pretty damn clean, lower-mileage example for an 05; good work! Put some money into the suspension aspects of the car and you'll love driving it even more.

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Old 11-11-2015, 05:34 PM   #5
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DO NOT REMOVE THE STICKER!!! Doing so will reduce engine horsepower dramatically!!!

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:25 PM   #6
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You deserve this car!!
Going to keep it stock?
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:15 PM   #7
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DO NOT REMOVE THE STICKER!!! Doing so will reduce engine horsepower dramatically!!!

Welcome to NASIOC from a fellow SCIC'er.
It will greatly reduce the drag coefficient, not horsepower you nitwit. Read a damn science book every once in a while!

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Old 11-13-2015, 05:27 PM   #8
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It will greatly reduce the drag coefficient, not horsepower you nitwit. Read a damn science book every once in a while!

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Listen to this guy, OP. If anyone is an expert in the world of drag, it's Art.
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Old 11-13-2015, 05:32 PM   #9
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Listen to this guy, OP. If anyone is an expert in the world of drag, it's Art.
What I do with my Victorian dress collection in the privacy of my own home is none of your business

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Old 11-13-2015, 05:48 PM   #10
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What I do with my Victorian dress collection in the privacy of my own home is none of your business

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Its all the Victorian era cosplay pics on the Grimmspeed Facebook page that concern me.
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:44 PM   #11
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Its all the Victorian era cosplay pics on the Grimmspeed Facebook page that concern me.
Just trying to give the people what they want

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Old 11-13-2015, 07:49 PM   #12
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Grats man I found an 05 WRX wagon similar to you, one owner, stock, and love it. Fantastic feeling and fun car.

Good luck with it, blue here as well
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Old 01-22-2016, 04:30 AM   #13
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Here's a bit of an update, if I can get these photos to post off my phone lol. So I buffed the headlights, threw on some mud flaps, and picked up some 2011-2014 OEM wrx wheels freshly powder coated black (not sure what they're called). Also I had a bit of a situation about a month after picking the car up. I work at a mall and it was late November so the place was packed. I accidentally backed into someone leaving work, nothing major just some paint chipping and spiderwebs. I was pissed but hey, **** happens right? Right as I start to get over it a week later leaving work SOMEONE BACKED INTO ME in the exact same spot! At that point I was pissed. Next week I had both the front and back bumpers repainted. Looks great

Next I'm thinking exhaust (probably a turboxs catback), coilovers, or a strut spring combo. Anyone have any experience with Megan racing coils?

Oh & slurred I came from a mkiv VW Jetta! Planning to go with a more subtle look on this car. I dig the wingless look so that's a possibility
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