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Old 05-12-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default Eastern Idaho owners(or any ID really) Check-In!!! Local Get-togethers??

This is a new thread to catch attention for local (Eastern Idaho and surrounding areas..) guys n gals to check in and see if we have enuf interest for local get-tegethers, drives, bbq, shows, etc. Also a good opportunity to show your Suby so people will recognize ya around the area (unless you prefer not to be ).

I usually try to put on one drive, show/bbq, event of some variety every month during the summer months. I tried to come up with a flyer in early spring so people had early notification of event dates, etc. I used to do it as a local MR2 club, as thats my other automotive passion, however I got quite sick of lots of people wanting to go and no one showing. Maybe its just time to find a new crop of people...

When it comes to events, I'm not biased about who shows, what brand of vehicle, etc, or who organizes anything. No need for clubs, dues, organization levels, etc, just people out to get together and have fun.

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Old 05-12-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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I'm occasionally in eastern Idaho, mainly IF, but I'll keep my eye on this thread if I'm ever headed your way. Beautiful ride btw. Where was the pic taken?
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Coming this fall, I will be attending University of Idaho, so I'll be up to meet some ID folks.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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Coeurd'Alene Idaho checkin in! My name is Dan and I own a red 99 Impreza L wagon. Here is one of the most recent pics of my car:

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Old 05-12-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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lol Dan that looks like a spot by my house.

well, guess ill join in. Im up in Sagle, my scooby isnt running yet (97 STi conversion), but will get done soon now that school's out and i have some free time. other than that i got a 89 Nissan 240sx with some mods.
give me dates and such and ill see if i can show....havnt really been goin to many of the drives up here cuz my DD isn't really capable of runnin with the rest of the group, but thats gonna change here in the next month..
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:16 PM   #6
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Im from Idaho Falls and its good to hear that there is more people from IF on this forum than just my buddy and I so we will have to get together
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:41 PM   #7
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So where in ID we talking about here?
Like CDA or further south?
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:33 PM   #8
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Well I'm in South East ID, but obviously there's no reason you N. Idaho guys can't use this thread to organize too. or start a N. ID one. Either way works for me.

JJ WRX: good to see at least one local already. 05 WRX? WRB or PSM? (thats all there seem to be in our town..)
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:42 AM   #9
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Sounds like a plan. All that sounds like good times. I'd love to show up, as long as my work schedule will allow.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:51 AM   #10
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i'm thinking most likely i might do a drive on the last weekend of the month, probably sat. from IF to driggs for lunch at the warbirds cafe, and back. Only takes a few hours, good food, hopefully good weather. Anyone else interested?
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:06 PM   #11
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yes WRB my friend said he talked to you he bought the black 05 STi we need to get together sometime.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:43 PM   #12
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yes, i've met him on here. His post on wheel issues kinda gave away which car it was.
Yup, hopefully i'll be in town the weekend at the end of the month, and we can all do something. if not, there's a car show at tautphaus park in june on fathers day weekend, and we usually make a sunday appearance and do a bbq while we're there to give us something to do. I'm not a car show/shine/trophy kinda guy, but its not that kinda show and its real laid back. Just a fun get together with lots to wander around n see. Best way i know to spend father's day.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:47 PM   #13
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lol Dan that looks like a spot by my house.
It sure is. I took that picture on the way to your place that one night you installed my headers.

Just installed an OEM STI axleback last night. Sounds pretty sick now!

Also would you be interested in helping me with a rear brake conversion? Got some 02-03 WRX whole rear brake setup to replace my drum brakes.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:57 PM   #14
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how old are you?
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:04 PM   #15
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From eastern WA, but will be in Bliss, ID (figuratively and literally) late June.
Visiting brother-in-law, will be bored, maybe keep track here and if anything happening, I could join you somewhere for a chat, bite to eat, whatever.

Cheers!

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Old 05-16-2009, 05:23 PM   #16
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how old are you?
me? 29. why so? (if you were asking someone else, i have no idea.)
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:56 PM   #17
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me? 29. why so? (if you were asking someone else, i have no idea.)
Yeah i was asking you sorry for not being specific.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:41 PM   #18
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yup. then thats me. why so?
BTW, do you have altezza-style tails on your car?
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:04 PM   #19
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no i do not. but i was just asking because im still in high school and it would be nice to know someone around town that knows what they are doing, unlike myself haha.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:52 AM   #20
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its ok. i kick myself all the time for not taking more auto-tech, and welding especially, classes back in HS. wish i could weld now. Instead i took French/German/Spanish, etc. What wastes of time :P

So how do you get a WRX in HS? i had a crappy old jeep.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:59 AM   #21
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its ok. i kick myself all the time for not taking more auto-tech, and welding especially, classes back in HS. wish i could weld now. Instead i took French/German/Spanish, etc. What wastes of time :P

So how do you get a WRX in HS? i had a crappy old jeep.
Well how i got my baby was by making deals with my dad about school he said he would buy it for me if i did well in school and i produced good grades. my friend and I are trying to figure out these cars but they are complicated. How do you know so much about them?
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:25 PM   #22
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good way to get a nice car. looks like you're at least getting a good business sense

as far as learning cars? just lots and lots of time in doing things. Don't be afraid to research and take on just about any job. You only know how to build n swap motors for example if you've been there n done that. Nothing on cars it really that complicated (those its getting worse every year i swear). As far as your wrx goes, this board is probably the single greatest resource out there. Way better than any shop manual you can buy. Don't be afraid to work on your car, and to help others work on theirs. It's all valuable experience.

The best advice i can give if you want nice cars, and want them to last and avoid fixing everything all the time, is to keep any modifications to the realm of "improvements". Don't do anything that will negatively affect the vehicles longevity or performance unless the positives FAR outweigh it. Be reasonable in your expectations.

I.E. Swapping suspension to better, quality stuff and adding light mods, good tuning, etc can offer no real downside. Running 25lbs of boost on a stock block with a big, slow-spooling turbo, tuned by some shady guy down the road, within an inch of its life? Not good.
Expecting 10-20% more performance from your car without sacrificing reliability? Do-able. Expecting it to out perform Porsche race cars and the ilk? Probably not. Not without a lot of maintenance and breaking stuff. The closer you keep it to stock, the more reliable it will be. Always keep that in mind.

If you want an example of how mods can easily affect the vehicle in a negative way, ride in my Civic. The suspension drives me nuts (I didn't do it, but i'm not spending money to fix it if its just getting sold soon).
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:48 PM   #23
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Thank you! i have always been scared to work on my car i have messed with some stuff but nothing to serious. But what starter mods would you suggest? for now i have just stuck with the cobb short ram not much but i figured it wasn't that hard to install... i have been thinking about going for the staged setup that cobb has with the access port and turbo back what do you think? please tell me what you would do it would be very helpful
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:50 AM   #24
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yes, thats probably the best bang for the buck. Buy a cheap used AP V1 (not sure there's any reason to get a V2 honestly). Then grab a decent used downpipe and cat-back and there ya go. Stg 2 for low bux. Other than that, the best mod i can recommend for the 05 body style is getting your big fogs back. Keep an eye out for a used set of jdm fogs. Our usdm's suck.
This was my 04 before the change:
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:48 AM   #25
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Your car looks great! so do you think the V1 would be hard to find?
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