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Old 01-06-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default I'm an Automotive Blogger, and I finally did a full article on my beloved 2004 STi

After 3 years running my automotive blog, Mind Over Motor, I have finally taken the time to put together a proper review article on my own 2004 STi.

I don't really have a good reason for why it took me so long, sort of a writing about your own children sort of thing, I guess. But I've had my car for over seven years, and it was definitely high time to put my thoughts on it down on paper for all to see.

I figured I'd share it with the Subaru community directly. Let me know what you guys think!

http://mindovermotor.com/2014/01/06/...ed-car-review/

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Old 01-06-2014, 07:26 PM   #2
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Great writeup! I own the same car! I myself have frequent thoughts of being an automotive blogger, I just haven't sat down and figured out all the details yet. I really liked the format and pictures. I'll have to keep up on your blog.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback.

As far as becoming a blogger, it is a hell of a lot of work to really make it legit (this article total was probably 10+ hours), but it's entirely worth it if you find that you love doing it. There are a lot of perks in terms of access it can get you.... I'm only 24 and I've been able to get behind the wheel of many of my "dream" cars already, just because I write about them. The key is to find a way to enjoy the process as much as you enjoy doing things like having fun on a racetrack. I do highly recommend it though haha.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:22 AM   #4
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Well written man! That was fun to read.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:00 AM   #5
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Very nice write up! Worth the time to read!
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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some good reading, thank you!
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:56 AM   #7
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great write up and nice pictures, car looks great too !! definitely passed some time at work too
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:09 PM   #8
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Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:19 PM   #9
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great write up from one blogger to another!
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:00 PM   #10
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Great stuff man! Really love that you have an 04 as well! It is such a raw car and IMO has the true essence of what the STi is all about.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:05 AM   #11
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Awesome writeup. Thoroughly enjoyed reading that. Almost enough to make me take an early shower and just go driving @ 3am.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:32 AM   #12
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The write up was excellent and I enjoyed reading it but I do have one thing I wanted to address with you.

Braking force is not completely dictated by calipers, rotors and pads alone, tires play a much bigger part than all of those in braking. It is a common mistake people make that they attribute braking performance for stopping in short distances to the brakes them selves. What the brembos, pads and large rotors really do for you is help resist brake fade better over a period of time where heavy braking is present.
Your brakes may have a hard initial bite but that is not the real reason you can stop quickly, grippy tires are what really helps you stop quick.

But like I said it was a great read and you did a good job. I look forward to reading more from you.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:48 PM   #13
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Nice to see you didnt keep the two different color wheels.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:41 PM   #14
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Very clean, I like the look!
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:18 PM   #15
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Nice to see you didnt keep the two different color wheels.
Oh no my friend. Theyre still two different colors lol. However, it clearly isnt obvious or tacky because you didnt seem to notice
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:19 PM   #16
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The write up was excellent and I enjoyed reading it but I do have one thing I wanted to address with you.

Braking force is not completely dictated by calipers, rotors and pads alone, tires play a much bigger part than all of those in braking. It is a common mistake people make that they attribute braking performance for stopping in short distances to the brakes them selves. What the brembos, pads and large rotors really do for you is help resist brake fade better over a period of time where heavy braking is present.
Your brakes may have a hard initial bite but that is not the real reason you can stop quickly, grippy tires are what really helps you stop quick.

But like I said it was a great read and you did a good job. I look forward to reading more from you.
Very true. Good point.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:22 PM   #17
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Great stuff man! Really love that you have an 04 as well! It is such a raw car and IMO has the true essence of what the STi is all about.
Yea it really is. I love the rawness of it when its fun time, that said, I am looking forward to getting a more comfortable car as a DD soon. The rawness kinda can get old during rush hour lol
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:51 PM   #18
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It was a good read. Makes me miss daily driving mine.
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