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Old 04-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default If you guys can do it over again...

I saw last post related to this subject was 2005..so here i am asking you all...

Since my 2013 HB STI is just 350 in...help me with advice

If you guys could do it again what would u do different? Maybe a hard spot to clean you didnt realize? or make sure scrub the rims once a week of brake dust?

Thanks, hope its fun.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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cleaning is never fun
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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What I've learned so far is to not modify stupid little things that don't matter. IE: OMG, I want black lug nuts for $50 (cheapies) that don't really even go with my stock wheels, but look cool. Been there done that. Stock ones work best. Or worrying about things like the color of a grounding kit for example, which doesn't do much anyways.

Advice: Keep whatever it is stock until you can afford a legit name brand part that significantly alters something you want altered.. or helps towards a goal. Don't just get parts to get parts.



Oh, and since you brought up cleaning. Clean BEHIND the rear quarter panels that commonly rust out. You can scrub the outside part you see all you want, but really get behind it (up underneath) where the wheel is. This place traps a lot of gunk in all cars. Subaru has significantly upped their materials here from the 1st gens, but I see a lot of GDs rusting out now too. I can only assume the GR will do the same down the line.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #4
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I now have a car that drives like a purpose built autocross car. If I could do it all over again I wouldn't have done it at all and just bought a motorcycle earlier
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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What I've learned so far is to not modify stupid little things that don't matter. IE: OMG, I want black lug nuts for $50 (cheapies) that don't really even go with my stock wheels, but look cool. Been there done that. Stock ones work best. Or worrying about things like the color of a grounding kit for example, which doesn't do much anyways.

Advice: Keep whatever it is stock until you can afford a legit name brand part that significantly alters something you want altered.. or helps towards a goal. Don't just get parts to get parts.



Oh, and since you brought up cleaning. Clean BEHIND the rear quarter panels that commonly rust out. You can scrub the outside part you see all you want, but really get behind it (up underneath) where the wheel is. This place traps a lot of gunk in all cars. Subaru has significantly upped their materials here from the 1st gens, but I see a lot of GDs rusting out now too. I can only assume the GR will do the same down the line.
About rust...If rust gathers, isnt that one benefits to having Subaru, they fix it? BUt i will pay attention this weekend.

i agree with parts, as thats how i work my life now. I buy quality so it can last me through the years. Bedroom furniture spend $2500 and has lasted me 3 moves, and now final one into my new house.

My first mod will be getting the STI front lip for my car, which is about $400; and refuse to bend on getting the knock off or another brand. And plus its cool, says sti right on the middle of the lip.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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I now have a car that drives like a purpose built autocross car. If I could do it all over again I wouldn't have done it at all and just bought a motorcycle earlier
That is my question with all these mods done to the car. Why do u want 600 horse? it seems you do it, then next thing you know you've over modded and cant sell or "your over it" the fun part is researching, and mingling with us on advice, and getting excited; im sure its not fun cutting the check for the amount it is.

I've decided to concentrate on looks and feel of the car, before removing or changing anything, as i feel then im stuck with it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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About rust...If rust gathers, isnt that one benefits to having Subaru, they fix it? BUt i will pay attention this weekend.


no. noone does. unless its VERY premature, and is rusting out at an abnormal age.

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My first mod will be getting the STI front lip for my car, which is about $400; and refuse to bend on getting the knock off or another brand. And plus its cool, says sti right on the middle of the lip.
There are certain parts that make no difference what brand you get.

You can buy the $400 authentic lip, I could buy the $70 replica with the $2 "sti" decal, and they'd look EXACTLY the same. The difference is, I could throw the extra $228 at another mod.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #8
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I now have a car that drives like a purpose built autocross car. If I could do it all over again I wouldn't have done it at all and just bought a motorcycle earlier
I bought my bike before I bought my car Go figure
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #9
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I wouldn't have bought a black STi. Blue, white, silver, something other than black.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:47 PM   #10
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bought something else... after a oil pick up failure in my 06 and a ringland failure in my 08... should of bought something else and i would have a lot more money in my savings right now....
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:51 PM   #11
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Should have saved for an Evo

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Old 04-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #12
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:31 PM   #13
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I wouldn't have bought a black STi. Blue, white, silver, something other than black.
+1. I owned 2 black cars in my life....never again. Amazing when clean but thats when its clean!
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #14
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Should have gone WRB. Let my wife talk me out of it for black and have regretted it...
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #15
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wife talked me into the hatchback...i was going in for the sedan. none for available.
but no regrets for me.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:17 PM   #16
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If I could do it all over Again.... Well I'd be on an EVO forum right now.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #17
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Shoudve got a hatch. Other then that, lovin my car so far.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #18
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I would've never gone to this autocross, just to watch.....and my car was totaled, while parked!!

The other side was mangled too, the left rear wheel was broken and had in indent in it where the sway bar was hitting, it was that bent. It was shoved into the red Audi A3, which that guy bought brand new and had less than 6mos, this was his first event. He had $5k in driver side front damage, susp and fender and I heard never came back. Another guys Celica was totaled (white bumper cover was off his car), and the Porsche GT3 (that was borrowed) had over $30k in front end damage. Insurance doesn't cover cars in timed events. Luckily, as a spectator, mine covered my car but I was never compensated for my deductibles. Ended up costing me over $2000 in the end....that's the last sanctioned autocross I ever attended.

This car was pristine when I bought it, and I just finished putting on a vf34 and gettting it tuned less than 4 mos earlier. I'd just told my wife that day that I was fully satisfied with the car and wasn't putting anymore money into it.

Then this happened, and I swapped all those parts plus dumped a **** load more into my replacement.



The replacement, current car. It's seen a few changes since this pic.


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Old 04-16-2013, 09:22 PM   #19
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You can buy the $400 authentic lip, I could buy the $70 replica with the $2 "sti" decal, and they'd look EXACTLY the same. The difference is, I could throw the extra $228 at another mod.
Bro, do you even math?
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #20
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It burns my eyes! :'(
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:14 PM   #21
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Would have bought new instead of a used one.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #22
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #23
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I would have spent the extra money for the WRX. I can really tell the extra power would have helped me when I was moving cross country.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #24
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #25
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No regrets either. I'd like an Evo, but I couldn't justify the 37k price tag. More important priorities.
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