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Old 04-04-2013, 03:28 AM   #26
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I remember seein a 04 Sti when I was like 13 walking with my friends and just Stairing at it in such shock. The wrb and gold BBS wheels had me. Then he drove off and heard that rumble
Yea I was on a trip in Washington dc looking at all the sites. Then right in downtown DC a 05 sti with a turbo back exhaust I'm guess from the sound comes rolling by and goes screaming past us. I was absolutely hooked after that it sounded like the gnarlyest thing ive ever heard. Now my car sounds the same but for some reason it looked and sounds way crazyer back then. I was like I have to have one lol. Its the boxer rumble that gets people hooked there us nothing else like it. I also had a few rides from friends and the car was stock and felt like the fastest thing on earth at the time. Now I have like 100 more hp than that and my car feels slow to me. Its weird how you get used to the power once ya own one and drive it everyday.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:31 AM   #27
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fast and furious
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:45 AM   #28
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Started out playing with Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, watching Dukes of Hazzard, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry was on TV a lot, Smokey and the Bandit was super impressive driving at the time.
First car was a '82 VW Scirocco (I'm a little older than most of you), started reading VW & Porsche magazine, which is now European Car. Neuspeed and Techtonics were fairly new companies at that time.
Read a bunch of articles on tricked out Sciroccos and Rabbit GTi's. First bought some springs and sways for my car. That led to big valve head, cam, exhaust, brake upgrades etc. and just continued being into cars ever since. Owned 2 Sciroccos, 4 Rabbit GTI's, all modded as much as possible at that time. PnP heads, 10:1 pistons in the 1.8ltr, etc.
Started watching WRC, fell in love with the Subarus, eventually bought first one in '05.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:01 AM   #29
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Watch F1 since I could remember. Drove first car at the age of 4 (steering only, lol), was hooked ever since. Driving=nirvana
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:10 AM   #30
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When we got the internet at home, it was dial up,slow,and that's what got me into cars and girls, at a young age, my 1st car was a 89 240sx XE white, i am guessing the year was 98-99, ever since then i been only imports, and being 16 and owning a 240 you were "bad ass".

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:39 AM   #31
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How did you guys become involved/interested into cars?
I couldn't walk or ride my bicycle everywhere I needed to go in 1985, so I decided I needed a car. Ever since then I have driven cars because they are a useful form of transportation.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:30 AM   #32
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It started out with ATVs with me. Eventually as I started to grow up I started showing more interest in cars. About three months ago I sold my Atv and a month or so later bought my first car an 03 world rally blue wrx. Haven't looked back at ATVs since.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #33
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Started out watching my dad fix cars in the garage, then when I was old enough to start learning my dad made me the tool kid. That's how I learned what tools were what, and after long I was able to give him a second set of hands with stuff. After that he started taking me to the track where he drag raced bikes at. Once I saw that first drag car hitting over 220+, and felt the heat from the cars as they were passing I was hooked. He could keep his bikes I wanted a fast car.

From there it was just years and years of reading, looking, watching different cars. Fast and Furious movies helped feed the fire. And I still ended up in a garage turning wrenches for the government haha.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:57 AM   #34
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Need for speed
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #35
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I was given a raggedy old '95 Impreza when I was 18, then discovered NASIOC and RS25.

Seven years and three subies later, I have a WRX.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:08 AM   #36
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Was always playing with Matchbox and Hotwheels.

Back in 84 I got my first car, a 1970 Mustang Mach 1... the rest is history!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:07 AM   #37
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When we got the internet at home, it was dial up,slow,and that's what got me into cars and girls, at a young age, my 1st car was a 89 240sx XE white, i am guessing the year was 98-99, ever since then i been only imports, and being 16 and owning a 240 you were "bad ass".
Haha holy **** I remember dial up Internet. I'm 19 and still want a 240!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #38
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Matchbox, Hot Wheels and Transformers.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #39
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My brothers show car. Was a 95 accord way back when the f&f came out. I remember street racing with him and all the 120hp civic with nitrous tanks in the trunk that Weren't "hooked up yet" lol
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #40
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My dad owned a used auto parts junk yard, so when i was 8-9 yrs old i started taking cars apart. the yard was pretty much always muddy, the only thing that would make it to the end of the yard was a 95 cherokee and a 92 legacy that was manual. so i was about 12 yrs old when i started driving manual and playing around with that legg.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:49 AM   #41
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Ex-boyfriend: he raced cars and I was out with him every time he went and started picking up more and more about them. I started racing too, sold my lame automatic Hyundai Accent and bought a manual Mazda3, totaled the Mazda, bought a Stage 2 Audi A4, sold the Audi and bought my WRX.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #42
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My dad is a moderator on this forum, and I started going to car meets at a very young age. Hooked ever since then.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #43
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My grandpa had a '65 Mustang with a boss 302 engine set up for drag racing, he was also a mechanic. My dad always had muscle cars, and my brother owns an auto body shop. I guess you can say it was in the blood. I managed to start getting into subarus by being on another forum one day and someone posted saying they had bought a WRB bugeye, and from then on I knew I wanted a bugeye WRX.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:54 PM   #44
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I bought one
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:59 PM   #45
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My dad is a moderator on this forum, and I started going to car meets at a very young age. Hooked ever since then.
*Looks at location* Jack is your dad? How the 6 speed swap treating ya?
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #46
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Dad handed me a tool box and an alternator and said he had to have the truck running for work in the morning.

I was 12-13 at the time.



I got to do a lot of work on cars when I was younger. Ran fuel lines with dad under the big Ford van.

Did pretty much everything on his Toyota truck. Master and slave cylinders, starter, alternator, regular tune-ups, etc.

I remember pulling the blown radiator out of mom's minivan, having to stand on the front bumper to get enough reach to lift it all the way up.

I rebuilt that carb in that minivan, too. So many damn pieces...

Replacing that water pump in the Mitsu motor powered minivan almost killed me.


At 15, dad bought me a '80 Camaro with a seized motor and a '79 Z28 running motor. He somehow expected me to do an engine swap in the back yard with a set of standard wrenches, two sockets and a screwdriver. He was probably smart to sell that motor and car, I would have killed myself driving that thing... and I might have drunk the Chevy koolaid.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #47
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As a kid I didn't want to pay anyone to fix anything I could learn to fix because I'm a cheep *******, especially bikes so I taught myself to do my own work (I dirt jumped and raced and broke everything all the time).

That carried over to cars for the same reason and the rest is history!
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #48
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When VTEC kicked in yo.

I was always interested in cars, bikes since I can remember. I had motorbikes from when I was 5 and always was into motocross and rally as far as I can remember.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:51 PM   #49
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I aways played with toy cars and stuff when I was younger and I fell in love with The Fast and the Furious. But I never got into the mechanics until I was around 17 or 18. Been hooked ever since and I've never looked back!
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:54 PM   #50
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It's awesome to see how many of us were influenced by our fathers to continue the tradition of wrenching on cars. I have my father to thank for that as well. He asked me to come help him with things on the car. It always turned into me being underneath and him being topside handing down the tools as needed. I loved cars as long as I can remember and have never left one alone after it got into my hands. My dad just worked on them to fix parts. I recently got him into modification after he purchased a 2002 S2000.
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