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Old 05-18-2012, 03:34 AM   #1
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Default first time Subaru owner in Arizona

I just picked up a 98 impreza outback sport for 1700. First one I've ever had owned. Sorry if this isn't the right place to post this. I couldn't find a new member section. if its wrong spot I'm sorry
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Subaru family!

NASIOC is split into regions. If you're down in AZ, then your region would be this:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=27

No matter. Hope you enjoy your OBS!
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:25 AM   #3
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Sorry about that can some one move it please
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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Welcome to the SWIC & Subie world! Post some pics!
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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Welcome to the SWIC & Subie world! Post some pics!
How many posts do I need before I post pics?
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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How many posts do I need before I post pics?
zero, you just need to host them somewhere and link them to the post.

On a side note, i didn't met you at the fresh and easy in Tempe, did I?
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:49 PM   #7
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No I don't think so wat would it of been for
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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On a side note, i didn't met you at the fresh and easy in Tempe, did I?[/quote]
Did u buy something from me
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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Welcome dude. You will soon learn that Subarus are more than a car. It's a community. I recently sold my Suby and bought an Infiniti and I can tell you that my next vehicle will definitely be a Suby.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #10
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Welcome dude. You will soon learn that Subarus are more than a car. It's a community. I recently sold my Suby and bought an Infiniti and I can tell you that my next vehicle will definitely be a Suby.
I love it thanks man
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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No I don't think so wat would it of been for
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Did u buy something from me
Lol drug sales
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #12
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Lol drug sales
no wasn't me I wouldn't of been driving my suby it would of been a gray camry
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:49 AM   #13
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:16 PM   #14
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Did you have a Suzuki samurai?? Same name on ZOA
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #15
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Did you have a Suzuki samurai?? Same name on ZOA
Yes I did
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #16
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I still have mine
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:25 PM   #17
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I still have mine
Did I ever meet u
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:26 PM   #18
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No im up in Prescott. I just remember you having trouble with yours or something
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:33 PM   #19
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No im up in Prescott. I just remember you having trouble with yours or something
O yea I always did I sold a CB to some one in Prescott on that forum
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:11 AM   #20
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howdy fellow OBS'er...

welcome to the family..
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #21
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howdy fellow OBS'er...

welcome to the family..
Thanks
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #22
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Dude, that OBS is in great shape! They are hard to find in good shape these days. Most are all busted up.

That thing would look awesome with some WRX/RS wheels.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #23
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After you find an intake and exhaust you like (your other thread), you should focus on suspension/wheels/tires. Take your time and research. There are a lot of cheap old WRX/STI parts you can swap on that will make your car handle worlds better. There are also a bunch of parts that won't fit, so feel free to ask us on here for advice.

Looking at your car now, I'd say find a decent set of lowering springs (Tanabe's are great) and maybe some WRX struts. Then get a set of WRX/RS wheels with GOOD tires. After that, get some WRX Wagon or Aftermarket swaybars. That thing will carve the road up like no one's business. Trust me on that.

Don't get too caught up in trying to make the car any more powerful. Because you really can't. The non-turbo doesn't make much extra horsepower.

The quickest way to make your car WAY more fun and WAY faster is through suspension. Everyone here will back me up on that. The best thing for NA Imprezas is suspension work.

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Old 05-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #24
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Dude, that OBS is in great shape! They are hard to find in good shape these days. Most are all busted up.

That thing would look awesome with some WRX/RS wheels.
I love it its really clean and yea I am looking for some wheels
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #25
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you have a PM SIR.
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