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Old 01-12-2001, 05:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs down SOA... u sux....



they put the eurospec drive tran on display at the detroit auto show...

which have the nicer look MOMO wheel and the 17" B4/eurospec rims... why didnt we get to choose this instead of the BBS look alike rims? and that ugly looking 16"... i rather want a MY98/99 rim with the new impreza then that new ugly 16"....
and also, anyone know why they change the look of the momo wheel? and also that ugly gauge back(the WRX NB have a better looking gauge pack option...)?
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Old 01-12-2001, 05:59 PM   #2
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after seeing the two wheels available, i have to concur with you.

i prefer the new 17" that's used elsewhere. if i wanted wheels that look like snowflakes(bbs), i'd buy a trash can lid and paint a snowflake on it. and that 16" for the new car looks plain wimpy. i'd take the 5 spoke on the older RS's like they're using in japan.

furthermore... you need to really work on your grammer and spelling. it's bad.
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Old 01-12-2001, 10:13 PM   #3
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I was wondering the same thing. Though the BBS are real not fake. I'll just put on my own 17"s (P1s?) and keep the 16"s for winter.
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Old 01-12-2001, 11:36 PM   #4
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o... those P1 are great... should match the new car just fine...

i guess SOA likes BBS more then Volksracing..

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Old 01-13-2001, 12:47 AM   #5
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Its just a display, remember? I was there to demonstrate people how the AWD system works and to see the drivetrain layout. Since they are the same on all WRX's, they used that. There were 3 US Spec WRX's on the floor, BTW.
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Old 01-13-2001, 01:20 AM   #6
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Gettin mine with the 16" stockers for dirt and 18" for tarmac
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Old 01-13-2001, 01:48 AM   #7
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What is that dude wiping?

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Old 01-13-2001, 01:59 AM   #8
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Old 01-13-2001, 02:46 AM   #9
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Does that Rear Diff. look more heavy duty than the US spec car??

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Old 01-13-2001, 03:25 AM   #10
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Freak - a mirror is under the display.
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Old 01-13-2001, 07:13 AM   #11
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I took that picture, and the guy was wiping down the display mirrors.

If you are mad at SoA because you don't like the fact they gave us 16" wheels with the car, don't buy it. Personally, I am glad they didn't, since I can then choose which 17" wheels I want. Gives my car a little more 'custom' look.

Honestly, what other car has 227hp and does 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds (some reviewers have pulled it off) and is ~$25K?

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Old 01-13-2001, 11:46 AM   #12
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i'm thinking of 35K for the car..

that includes the syms kit, 18" SE37K rims, RE711 tires, wing and HID for cosmetics for the car, then what's left is goin to be on the suspension, and muffler. anyone think i'll have enough to get a fuel controller, intake, BOV and boost controller also?
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Old 01-13-2001, 02:51 PM   #13
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hmmm...i'd rather have a turbo and ugly wheels than pimp supa-fly wheels and N/A.

aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder, but everyone can feel a turbo kick in
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Old 01-13-2001, 04:03 PM   #14
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That has to be in the top 10 of unintelligible postings. I feel like I've trudged through VTEKK OWNZ U.

"SOA... u sux..."? Sheer brilliance.

Anyway, I bet it was done because BBS is an easily recognizable wheel brand while MOMO is lesser known. I suppose SOA figures that they'll attract plenty of brand-conscious people to the WRX.
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Old 01-13-2001, 05:15 PM   #15
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but why should we get the uglier momo wheel?

wont using all the same momo wouldnt it cost less overall?

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Old 01-13-2001, 08:13 PM   #16
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I had the same problem with the steering wheel also. but I am now over with it. the small momo logo makes the interior less bright. I think we already have enough silver parts inside. Of course I still don't mind if we can have the metal silver ones.

I like the BBS wheels, but I would prefer the P1 or the UK spec 17" rims if the cost of the option is signigicantly cheaper.
As for the standard 16" rims, they are ugly. Why not include the old WRX ones like in Japan or the current RS ones?

I think the most important difference is the brake. It's one thing that affects performance and safety. Why do we get crappy brakes unlike the ones in UK?
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Old 01-14-2001, 01:27 AM   #17
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Goten, the answers to your questions (and all the other ones too) is:

"Because the market indicated these features were / were not desired, and we wanted to keep the price down."

(hey, maybe Mike Whelan is an IRC bot!)
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Old 01-14-2001, 01:31 AM   #18
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Thats what Mike told us at the show. No bots there. We wanted a WRX at a low price, we got one. Now, don't complain that it comes with 16" rims.
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Old 01-14-2001, 01:37 AM   #19
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Besides, If it came with 17's (Which would make the price higher), a lot of people would get aftermarket ones anyway!

Thank you SOA for not making 17's standard.

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Old 01-14-2001, 02:31 AM   #20
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The 17 inch rims are going to be an option on the US WRX.
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Old 01-14-2001, 07:25 AM   #21
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You guys bitch too much
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Old 01-14-2001, 07:41 AM   #22
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Well said, Kevin, from one to another.

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Old 01-14-2001, 07:48 AM   #23
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Screw you guys... I'm getting the 15" rims and wrapping them in Blizzaks year-round. You never know when you're going to run into snow or ice!!
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Old 01-14-2001, 07:50 AM   #24
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Here in Phoenix you don't have to worry about that!

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Old 01-14-2001, 03:37 PM   #25
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I don't mind the rim size being 16". The Japanese spec WRX comes with 16" as standard. But the US spec rim looks cheap. I'd prefer the ones on the Japanese WRX. (same ones as on the 97/98 RS and the old WRX).
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