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Old 12-19-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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What items have you bought / thought about buying for your subaru that you thought was just down right utterly overpriced?
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Any of the included options when I bought the car:

STI shift knob, SPT short shifter, all weather mats, extended armrest.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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Front fender liner clips (all of them). Fender liner cost me $49, but total cost for all the clips was like ~$75
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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built motor. way too much money and time lost, not even close to worth it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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OEM STi shifter trim. $96 bucks. Seriously, wtf.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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Front fender liner clips (all of them). Fender liner cost me $49, but total cost for all the clips was like ~$75

you bought them from the wrong place
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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built motor. way too much money and time lost, not even close to worth it.

so why did you buy a 'built motor'....and how much would it have cost to buy a new stock motor and have it blow up again and have it swapped out again??
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #8
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My FXT lip spoiler. I never curbed it, but it fell victim to heavy wet snow. They are $425ish from the dealer, and I don't believe there are any replicas out there. I just can't stomach spending that much on another...
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #9
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those damn RA mudflaps. 150 for a some plastic and a cheap ass aluminum brackets...
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:54 PM   #10
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My car. At the time there were no 2011 wrxs on any lots in the tri-state and were all receiving their last shipment at the sametime. Most of them were already accounted for or already had deposits. The first dealership in the tri-state to call me got my money. I should have waited the 3-4 months for the 2012s. My fault for not being patient.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #11
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my engine from RAW performance, cost me about $11,000 to put the substandard work right again $14,000 if you include the money for parts that I payed for and was told he ordered and I never received. Thats on top of the bill I actually paid him
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:26 AM   #12
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those damn RA mudflaps. 150 for a some plastic and a cheap ass aluminum brackets...
That's $159, and stainless steel brackets.

I can remember the stock mud flaps for my 208 Evo X were even more...and the flaps were made of cheap plastic.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:32 AM   #13
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jdm ej207 with "48,860km" on the deregistration papers.... Only to have it spin a rod AND crank bearing at the same time....closer inspection of everything shows wear from a motor that is closer to 160,000 MILES!!!!

we all know how much money these swaps cost...woulda have been cheaper and easier to just swap in a EJ257 from a USDM sti....oh well....H6 swap now...
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:02 AM   #14
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #15
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"sti" battery tie down $175
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #16
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ST-40 355mm ST-22 345mm $4,650~... but i use them every day... so they might actually be worth it. plus, they're awesome.


so really? probably my PW TMIC. i mean really.... intercoolers... how much does it really cost to make one? oh well, it's a nice piece.


my crawford aos is probably the same story. unless i'm just way out of touch on how much R&D, materials, and everything really cost. but hey, i understand that everyone's gotta make a living. no skin off my back.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:21 AM   #17
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Thought of buying a STI when I had my 09 WRX. Definitely dodged an expensive bullet there.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:43 AM   #18
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My car, spent the same amount for a 2011 WRX with 6k miles on it as what a brand new one costs. It did come with a full TBE and a stage 2 protune from ray at turbotek though. And the dealership is still honoring my warranty.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:53 AM   #19
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my car in general! but i love that damn thing i literally save my self hundreds of dollars a month and drive 2.5i... something about those three little letters that make my brain not think rationally when it comes to my car
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:32 AM   #20
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My car, spent the same amount for a 2011 WRX with 6k miles on it as what a brand new one costs. It did come with a full TBE and a stage 2 protune from ray at turbotek though. And the dealership is still honoring my warranty.
Dealership has no say in warranty work. It comes down to Subaru of America, and they will not honor any claims to the motor because of the mods. I'm just letting you know before it really f's you over.

RCE Tarmac 2s, haven't put them on yet. Most money I dropped on the car yet.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #21
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Most HRE wheels. $1700 for a freaking wheel? They're very nice looking, but $1700 nice?
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #22
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Full IPT build on my old 4EAT. Very overpriced for a transmission that was never 100% again after they touched it!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:46 PM   #23
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you bought them from the wrong place
Where would you get them? I'm in the market, about half of my clips are missing
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:47 PM   #24
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #25
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I believe this question needs an eligibility criteria. If your regular car payment is beyond 20% of your take home pay then your Subaru itself is overpriced for you. Parts and items for that Subaru are a moot point. Wouldn't the financial savvy here agree?
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