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Old 06-24-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default Been a NASIOC member for over a decade???

I don't know about the rest of the guys around here that have been long term members but someday's it sure makes me feel old!!! LOL

I've been a ghost on this forum for the past few years but recently decided I'm going to try to take another stab at being active... why not right??? Some days I look at the forums and realize how much things have changed in the past 10 years in the subaru world but at the same time how things always stay the same. Anyone with me on that??

I remember the days when a WRX was a high end car and difficult to afford and even more difficult to afford to mod. Not everyone had them and the passion of those days seems to be somewhat unmatched today. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people out there own these cars now and enjoy driving and building them but the general "feeling" seems to be different. Maybe I'm being nostalgic and longing for the good 'ol days to come back or maybe I'm just being critical, I'm not sure. In some ways I think I feel a bit personally responsible for not sticking around and helping mould the next generation of subaru owners and helping guide them and sharing what I know. In the last 9 months of working at Dale's my passion to share with my fellow subaru owners has returned in a big way and being around these cars again day in and out is a fantastic feeling for me. I really realized this on Saturday when a member from PG came down to get a bunch of stuff installed at the shop and it made me think how far he came just to get this done! And by US! Him and I had a great discussion and I'm confident he learned a lot and I felt great! I then remembered that this is what it was always about!!!

In the past month I've gotten back into the tuning game with my car, started rolling fenders for guys on the weekend and generally being re-ignited. So what point am I getting too, not sure really! LOL More so I think I just wanted to share with my local members, old and new as to how I've seen things from a far. Furthermore, to let people know that I am happy to be a resource wherever I can be! Thread's, PM's, shop email, whatever! You need parts, let me know! You need advice, let me know! Want to talk tuning, let me know!

I have returned and the B&B might have to as well!!!!

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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decade old member, signing in. guess i've always wanted a subaru.. even in my rotary days. hahaha.

and i await the B&Bs!!!
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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holy. hahahah
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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someone say B&B?
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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wtf.. YOU! you must have signed up for keyword notifications to your phone.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:34 PM   #7
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In on this one!
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #8
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #9
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Ahh, yes, but have you guys owned a Subaru for the last decade?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #10
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NOPE! hahaha. only since 2007 i think.
always wanted the GC when it first came out.. joined iclub... went to meet where i met the infamous orbiter.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:07 PM   #11
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I miss B&Bs
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #12
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Ahh, yes, but have you guys owned a Subaru for the last decade?
You bet! Drove my 02 wrx off the lot brand new in 2002 and was modding it with in 3 months! I've also had a '92 JDM WRX and now my '04 WRX Wagon in that time too... I owned all three at once but that was a bit much so the JDM rex went to a new home.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:59 PM   #13
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Ahh, yes, but have you guys owned a Subaru for the last decade?
Bought my 98 RS in April of 01, still have it.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #14
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Welcome to the old guy club.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:09 AM   #15
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Bought my 98 RS in April of 01, still have it.
bought my wrx in 2002 and sold it in 2010.. good old days.. now back in the games with the GVF.. so yea i have owned a subaru for a decade (amost)..

i still remember the days when the STi was $48kcdn..
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:22 AM   #16
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I met a lot of my future friends through the Subaru forums.

This is what started it for me:




then




then





now






Here is a pic of your car at the beginning Jameson.


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Old 06-25-2013, 01:19 AM   #17
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Did I hear B & B?

Jameson do you still have your Show Suby?
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:01 AM   #18
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I've only been here for a few years but I feel kind of old school just by age. I have noticed things change in the time I've been on here. Some things bad but a lot of good too.
Yes, there are a whole new crop of guys with 2012 and 2013 STIs that don't know as much as the old school guys. And there are also a bunch of JDM cars showing up around town that hardly anybody knows what to do with. But that's what the car culture is all about, the guys who know showing the guys who don't. And sometimes the new-schoolers teach the old schoolers some brand new stuff. So we definitely need the old school guys to stick around and we need new blood too.

Anyway, If you are openning up the B&Bs to members of less than 10 years i'm in


just because everyone likes pictures...

Summer mode:





Winter Mode:


JDM Mode:
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:35 AM   #19
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Jason that photo of my '02 sure is a stark change from where it is now, kind of mind blowing actually! I totally remember that too! Tein springs were the first part you ever installed for me!

Marlon, I definitely still have the 02, I'll never sell it!!! It's been hibernating for far too long though!! Just need to find some significant time to tear into it and get some stuff done, and there is A LOT to be done!!

Sounds like planning a B&B is in order!!! Stay tuned
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:26 PM   #20
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Yeah i read it right B&B is coming back.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #21
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coles notes of this thread: B&B
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:11 PM   #22
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5851th member...unlike other car forums I have joined I have made long lasting friends in this one, got jobs through it. It has changed a lot but I still check in daily. Also on my 4th Subaru now. '99 2.5RS, '01 Legacy, '04 Sti and my current '09 FXT. That being said I think this will be my last Subaru unless they bring the diesel over or make something that can tow 5K plus lbs.

Check out Patr for true local old school membership.

NMBR 97....and I think Ken is 39 or 37 or something...OG

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #23
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Id almost cross the pond for a B&B...

Jameson, thanks for helping me out with goodies still. Love using you guys as a vendor for parts - and Jason has always been a help

Ive been around half as long as some of you all but will hopefully be around after the 10yr mark still modding up subies

just need steve to chime in and I think most of our og population will have come out of hiding
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #24
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I was just thinking about this. I know I joined a long ass time ago. Remember posters like Hypa, Slowguy, Stage 5 ITR or whatever, Fukamoto. I didn't even drive a subaru haha
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:37 PM   #25
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lol. IC guys slowly converting over. Dalton still has his!
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