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Old 12-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Planning Ahead and need opinions...

This is my first official thread!!
So any how, I will be in the market for an Impreza soon and I have this idea that I would like to make a low budget sleeper. By low budget, I mean LOW budget. I am not looking for the "400BHP", or anything like that, just a good platform to get started on. I would like a good commuter that I can go pick up my kids in and then have fun when they are not in the car. I prefer handling to top speed and am looking for something that I can improve as cash permits. I do not want it to look like an STI, but if it drove and handled like one it wouldn't hurt my feelings... So with that in mind, does anybody have any recommendations on a good year, model, first upgrades? I have 4 kids, so even though I won't be transporting them all at once, I still gotta feed em' if you catch my drift. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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Well you dont want to look like an sti... So the hood scoop is out. Which means front mount intercooler which also means required tune. $$$

Handling is best achieved with sway bars, full bushing replacement and a good set of coil overs. Do not cheap out on springs. They will cost you struts and kidneys lol.
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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It's not so much that I don't want the STI look as much as I don't want the attention. If it serves a purpose then I am all for it. Just don't want people noticing the car or wanting to steal it. Esthetics are not as important as function.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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Sounds like you need a forester Xt to start with
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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For the EG, the stock Impreza rad will fit under the rad support header after you cut out the top of the lower rail.....signifigantly.

Try looking for a great Spell Of Lust Flyaway Baby Doll that works for your body and skin tone.
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