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Old 07-20-2002, 04:55 PM   #1
Changer
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Default OMG, just found this site! (meaning THIS site)

Someone directed me to this site from somewhere else when I was asking about what I should get started with on my 99 2.5RS when doing mods. Since I don't know jack about cars, I figure this would be a great place to get people's opinions on things. I'm not looking to race or anything, but I want to improve the performance so my daily commute from Somerville/Cambridge to Marlborough for work will be THAT much more fun.
Any tips would be appreciated.
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Old 07-20-2002, 05:04 PM   #2
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My first tip is don't deceive people into reading your post.

edit : now that my brain finally registered what you said 5 minutes later, I see you might have meant this site my bad. I thought you had a good site for us to check out...


http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/

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Old 07-20-2002, 05:10 PM   #3
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Hi there! Welcome to the cult!

Few things you should note, so that you will have a great experience here:

1. You should utilize the "search" function of the forums. Very useful, and it will prevent you to look silly for asking the same questions 100 people has asked before.

2. There are meets about every 2 months in various New England states, so that you can know people in person. A lot of us know each other in person, so please think twice before insulting someone on the board. No flame wars allowed.

3. There are also garage days hosted kindly by various members at various times. Just hang out often and read the posts to find out where/when. If you have a garage and tools, it'll be nice if you'd host such a gathering. A lot of people with various experience will show up and save you a bundle. Also, there are plenty of mini-meets/dinner/lunch etc. If it's posted here, it's open for anyone. Feel free to attend.

4. Be as specific as possible when you ask for technical questions. Like what kind of performance improvement you're looking for!!! Some people consider a 1000w amp in the trunk is the most important. Others are interested in power, and others in handling, etc...

5. There are plenty of inside jokes in this forum. Some posts, especially about Keith's mom, sound extremely offensive and tasteless, but don't be too alarmed.

6. No street racing or "kills" stories, please. We're a very conservative crowd here. He he.

Enjoy. And welcome again!

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Old 07-20-2002, 05:12 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard Changer.

Not sure what your goals are exaclty, and there are my opinions on here. I'll share mine with you:

1. Tires (good summer and winter set)
2. Rear Sway Bar


Depending on how much you want to spend of course. I think that makes the RS a very nice car to drive around, especially where you live. I'm in Everett, so I know the roads are crappy. I don't know if I would do a "full suspension" on an RS, but that's up to you.

Motor and other stuff I don't think are worth it really..

Paul G. <--my .02 cents
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Old 07-20-2002, 05:13 PM   #5
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Default No deception intended

Yeah, I meant this site. Lol...I realized after reading my Subject line that it could have been misinterpreted. Woops.
And to be more specific, I am looking to improve my car in many ways. Number one on my list is to up the power. I've been told relatively affordable possibilities would be to change my headers, exhaust, and air intake cooler.
Hopefully when I have some extra cash lying around, I can really get crazy and get a turbo.
And when I finally move into a place with an actual garage or parking lot where I don't have to worry about contruction trucks or anything hitting my car, I do plan on purchasing a body kit of some sort.
I love my car, I've had it for 3 years, and I don't really plan on getting anything new anytime in the near future,

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Old 07-20-2002, 05:39 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by rkkwan
so please think twice before insulting someone on the board.
ray, you stink

(john wayne voice) howdy changer, welcome to the town. lots of cowboys here but it's them indians that you should a-worry about

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Old 07-20-2002, 06:27 PM   #7
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Default 1st thing you should get...

... is a mascot for your ride.

Many people here in NESIC have a "TrunkMonkey", but I prefer the more stylish "RallyChicken" that I have strapped in the back seat. I think I might upgrade to the very kewl and powerful "RallyYoda", but I think that may be overkill...

Anyway, welcome and :monkey: ,
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Old 07-20-2002, 08:47 PM   #8
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Welcome to the machine.
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Old 07-21-2002, 12:50 AM   #9
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Welcome. Be sure to read up on the Trunkmonkey.

There is no cone | PGT Impreza L Rally Car | P Neon Rally Car
Trunkmonkey Racing | sean@trunkmonkey.com | What is a Trunkmonkey?
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Old 07-21-2002, 11:24 AM   #10
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Welcome and enjoy. The search feature will be your best friend, it was mine when I first started (still is actually).
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Old 07-22-2002, 01:15 PM   #11
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Welcome to the club, changer!

I work in marlboro as well. Mentor Graphics formerly Innoveda next to the royal plaza hotel/trade center.

"racing" is prolly hard, but taking your car to the track is not. As long as you have a cool head and the car is in good shape, its not that hard to do. Although the price can add up, $100-$500/day typically. if you want some tips on how to get into some high performance driver's ed, let me know.

-dave
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Old 07-22-2002, 07:42 PM   #12
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Default Wow

I work at the Raytheon plant right outside of Sudbury on Route 20. I can't say I know my way around Marlboro since all I do there is go to work and the occasional foray outside the building for lunch.
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