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Old 10-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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So after my deployment I'm buying an sti.the years I'm thinking/looking for is 04-06..anything i should look for?
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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View sticky section of this forum section. Go to unabomber's manifesto, read section about buying a used subaru/car. Very useful, the manifesto is.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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One note. If you buy anything before 08+, be ready to drop plenty of maintenance money to make sure its all done (timing belt, plugs etc) O and def look at sti rather than wrx depending on your power/torque goals. Thanks for your service!
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:45 AM   #4
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Np sparky,yeah i had the while money thing in mind, not a problem, I'm a maintainer on f16s lol so i know how to turn a wrench.stis are what I'm looking at, I'd prefer a2006 but I'll settlefire a2004 if need be.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
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To be honest if you don't care about styling (as you are ok with 06 or 04 which are completely different body styles) then I would say get an 05 or 07. THe '05 is considered the epitome of STiness(Best year IMHO). The 07 over the 06 for the longer gear set. Just my .02
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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Freep,
The longer gear set could be tweaked,but the style,i may have gotten my years mixed up.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #7
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The 2005/2006 is the one i had in mind
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:19 PM   #8
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One thing to consider is that the 2004 was a different bolt pattern (5X100 as opposed to 5X114.3 for every year since) And correct me if I'm wrong but they were stouter hubs as well)

I would suggest an '05 or '06. I'm sure this is a highly debated topic but I bet your research would find that '07s were more prone to ringland issues and had poor factory tunes as compared to the 06's. 2005's seem to be pretty solid overall from what I recall, but I prefer (and to each his/her own) the styling of the hawkeye generation (06-07).
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:25 PM   #9
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Wait and find the right one, they are commonly abused, the less mods there are, the better off you'll be.

I had an 06 so I'm partial to the hawkeyes.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #10
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I like the hawkeyes but im looking to race a 20115.0
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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Not the sole purpose, but i just need to prove ricer beats American with some work lol...downside is the 5.0 has the v8
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #12
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No idea what you're trying to say here
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #13
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You're looking at the wrong car if you just want to do highway pulls against a 5.0l v8
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #14
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mustangs will eat that car alive for have as much money.
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