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Old 03-22-2010, 03:00 AM   #1
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As many of you know, I am hell bent on building the most powerfull at the same time most functional STi in the Southwest. Ive come to a crossroads after pooring more money into the STi I have decided I am just not happy. So I have decided to up the ante and go Bigger with a Chimera Twinscroll Fog Light Borg Warner Kit. I guess Im looking for some support on this because Im going to be spending another 5 grand on the car which puts the toll to about $40,000 since the project started.

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Old 03-22-2010, 03:05 AM   #2
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:09 AM   #3
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Thanks Fish for the support .............
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:29 AM   #4
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I will second that lol....
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:19 AM   #5
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Sorry not getting it what is with LOL ?
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:49 AM   #6
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Wow, thats an ass load of $$ man. What are your plans with the car when its finished? Any particular reason your not happy with the current setup?
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:32 AM   #7
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I guess some of us are just confused as to why you made a post simply to report to us how much money you've dumped into your car...

I mean we're happy for you and all, and I'm sure we all want to see this thing done and performing as "the most powerfull at the same time most functional STi in the Southwest", but this thread just screams "look at me, mah pockets are teh deep."

And I'm not saying this to be insulting, but what exactly are you building? It shouldn't matter what we think of it, do whatever it takes to result in a car that lives up to your expectations. Asking us (teh SWIC) what we think is probably just going to confuse, disappoint, reinforce, and enrage you all at the same time.

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Old 03-22-2010, 11:43 AM   #8
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Deep pockets! Lol, Im in the army brother have you looked at our pay scale. Just looking for a little support to continue on. Does it really bother you guys on how much I dumped into the car. I am basically asking hey should I continue on with this insanity or should I cut my losses and be content with what I have.

And no I didnt make this post to announce how much the car build cost, and If I did I dont see a problem with that, there is a crossroads where you say is the price worth the squeeze. And I thought maybe you guys could point me to some light being car enthusaist and all.

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Old 03-22-2010, 12:08 PM   #9
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Deep pockets! Lol, Im in the army brother have you looked at our pay scale. Just looking for a little support to continue on. Does it really bother you guys on how much I dumped into the car. I am basically asking hey should I continue on with this insanity or should I cut my losses and be content with what I have.

And no I didnt make this post to announce how much the car build cost, and If I did I dont see a problem with that, there is a crossroads where you say is the price worth the squeeze. And I thought maybe you guys could point me to some light being car enthusaist and all.

Well, I didn't mean to offend! Sorry dude!

I can't give you advice on the twin scroll kit as I know not a thing about it, but I can say this: If you've come this far, it would be a real shame to turn around now or even to stop prior to completion. You're at that wall that everyone who mods a car gets to and it's a difficult decision for sure. I had that last summer during my build.

Besides, if there wasn't guys like you to buy the stuff I never could... well that would suck. At least this way I can say "I knew a guy with xyz car and abc kit." Basically I get to name drop your car and be a groupie. Don't let me down now!
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:15 PM   #10
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The car will be complete in a couple of days as is! The deal is if I was just staying in the states I would be 100% satisfied with what I have, it is a awesome build and can honestly say I am lucky to be blessed with such a awesome car. But I am going to Germany about a hour from the ring and want to be competitive if not destroy porches at the ring. Its my dream that us little guys can compete with the likes of Porches and other exotics for a fraction of the cost. The question is " Does the car have what it takes currently" I dont know that anwser. To be honest Ill probably wait and see and enjoy what I have. Sorry if I offenended any one here that was not my intent.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:37 PM   #11
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i ment to say do it... then LOL

here's my prospective. You earned the money, you should be able to do with it however you like. I think you should drive your car a few months before you go and start changing stuff. Its your money spend it how you like. But then again, I'm also the guy that spent $900 on one of my lighters (tax included).
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:55 PM   #12
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The car will be complete in a couple of days as is! The deal is if I was just staying in the states I would be 100% satisfied with what I have, it is a awesome build and can honestly say I am lucky to be blessed with such a awesome car. But I am going to Germany about a hour from the ring and want to be competitive if not destroy porches at the ring. Its my dream that us little guys can compete with the likes of Porches and other exotics for a fraction of the cost. The question is " Does the car have what it takes currently" I dont know that anwser. To be honest Ill probably wait and see and enjoy what I have. Sorry if I offenended any one here that was not my intent.
Well, hell, if it's almost done, then try it out for a while. Tearing it apart now before you've even got to use it seems a bit wasteful. I think the car is going to suprise many, many cars as it sits.

Also, is the 35K total or in addition to the cost of the car. Because if it is in addition to the cost of the car, then you're getting pretty close the Porsche and GT-R territory. And those cars rip.

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i ment to say do it... then LOL

here's my prospective. You earned the money, you should be able to do with it however you like. I think you should drive your car a few months before you go and start changing stuff. Its your money spend it how you like. But then again, I'm also the guy that spent $900 on one of my lighters (tax included).
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:00 PM   #13
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I think you guys are right! I think the car is going to suprise even me, hopefully. Its a 62lb turbo with cams, I think it will spool faster and outperform many GT35 units. Im hoping so, and so is the old pocket book.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:20 PM   #14
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should I cut my losses and be content with what I have.
you are asking us to tell you to be content or not? no dude. ask yourself that. if you really want to have a 'ring monstah, take the panties off and make it a 'ring monstah!!! but if you cant afford it, or you want to spend more money on german hookers, keep what you have and go get german crabs. you will still have a fast car, its not like you are asking if you should go from stock to stage 2 or something...
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:03 PM   #15
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I think the problem with most of us is that there is always something more we can do to the car, there will always be new development going on or a new direction you can take the car in.

When I get to the point in modding where I want to do something next, I step back and take a look at the project and decide if I am happy now, or if the money/time that I put into the next upgrade is going to satisfy me.

That being said, look at how much time you have spent with the current mods, are you happy? Are you unhappy enough to spen another 5K on the car.

Not trying to discourage you here, but just provide some perspective. If doing this will make you satisfied, then by all means go for it!
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:15 PM   #16
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I think you should part out and sell the STi. Then build a 1,000whp Supra. I think you could've had one already with how much you have put into building the STi.

I think a 1000 whp Supra will eat up most Porsches.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:31 PM   #17
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But its a Toyota brother, Supra or not its a Toyota and I cant get over that fact had a chance to pick up a clean 96 tt with 23000 miles and I just couldnt get over the fact it was a Toyota.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:21 PM   #18
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I would give up both my STIs for a clean TT supra anyday, I LOVE my subarus, but wouldn't have to think twice on a clean supra
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:36 PM   #19
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #20
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I would give up both my STIs for a clean TT supra anyday, I LOVE my subarus, but wouldn't have to think twice on a clean supra
What he said...

And as others have said, drive the car first before making any drastic decisions that are going to cost a fair amount of coin.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:28 PM   #21
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i ment to say do it... then LOL

here's my prospective. You earned the money, you should be able to do with it however you like. I think you should drive your car a few months before you go and start changing stuff. Its your money spend it how you like. But then again, I'm also the guy that spent $900 on one of my lighters (tax included).
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Well, hell, if it's almost done, then try it out for a while. Tearing it apart now before you've even got to use it seems a bit wasteful. I think the car is going to suprise many, many cars as it sits.

Also, is the 35K total or in addition to the cost of the car. Because if it is in addition to the cost of the car, then you're getting pretty close the Porsche and GT-R territory. And those cars rip.



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Old 03-22-2010, 05:44 PM   #22
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I think everyone is missing the main point...you want a subaru to compete with high level cars on the ring, but do you have the driving skills for it? I think you're car build is pretty stout, and with a good driver, will be incredibly quick around the track.

Don't go adding more and more power, if you've never driven anything like it and expect to go out there and fly around the track, passing porsches! Thats a recipe for disaster, and the 'ring is a very dangerous place.

Drive it when it's done, get used to it, work on driving. More power doesn't = faster car.
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I think everyone is missing the main point...you want a subaru to compete with high level cars on the ring, but do you have the driving skills for it? I think you're car build is pretty stout, and with a good driver, will be incredibly quick around the track.

Don't go adding more and more power, if you've never driven anything like it and expect to go out there and fly around the track, passing porsches! Thats a recipe for disaster, and the 'ring is a very dangerous place.

Drive it when it's done, get used to it, work on driving. More power doesn't = faster car.
Good point right here. Who's that chick? I think it's Sabine Schmitz who raced Jeremy Clarkson around the Ring while driving a Ford delivery van. She was passing all sorts of BMW's and other German cars like they were standing still. That right there was skill.

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In December 2004, Schmitz gained recognition in the United Kingdom after appearing in the BBC television show Top Gear with presenter Jeremy Clarkson. On her only attempt, using the same car, she beat his best lap time of 9 minutes 59 seconds in a Jaguar S-Type diesel by 47 seconds (Season 5, Episode 5), having castigated his best lap with the comment "I tell you something, I could do that lap time in a van". When trying to film Schmitz, the team couldn't keep up so they used Jaguar test driver Wolfgang Schubauer to drive the Jaguar S-Type R chase car[4].


Thus, in her second appearance on Top Gear, she actually drove a Ford Transit Diesel in an attempt to beat Clarkson's time set in the Jaguar S-Type diesel. Her final time with the Transit stripped (hub caps, spare tyre, toolkit and Richard Hammond removed, and they also drove a Dodge Viper in front to help slipstream or draft the aerodynamically challenged van) was 10 minutes and 8 seconds (Season 6, Episode 7).
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