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Old 01-25-2017, 04:59 PM   #1257
playslikepage71
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Location: GR, Michigan
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Originally Posted by GrownupGoKart View Post
Holy crap, there are some smart mother effers driving WRXs apparently. Great information and write ups. If this info prevents one person from grenading their rex then it was well worth it. Thanks, you brilliant bastards!
I'm not thousands in debt for nothing! I just hope there's not too much misinformation in between the smart mother effers' posts. There's a lot of it on the internet and I see a lot of the old "my uncle's cousin's bloodhound's nephew told me..." crop up here more than I would like. There's a lot of people mistaking generalizations for absolute laws. There's also a lot of high level math and physics that even I balk at when I try and read papers from SAE, etc.

That said, I think we've come to terms with a few simple rules:

1 - The best oil is one that is changed often
2 - Keep it stock or pay to play
3 - Downshift
4 - Ethanol is our friend, but just like people, these cars only like it in moderation
5 - It's just the throw-out bearing

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Originally Posted by mishapopa View Post
a large demographic of wrx/sti owners work in the engineering and IT industry. not really the reason i personally bought this car but i find subaru gives you good value and good value usually GENERALLY (i gotta stress this because there are a lot of dumb subaru owners) attracts the more intelligent crowd. combine educated and car enthusiastic people and you get a pretty decent community.
I'd say there's a huge dichotomy in the WRX/STi crowd. If it looks ricey and runs like ****, they probably aren't an engineer/IT professional. That isn't always true, but my engineer friends all have really tastefully modded Subarus. More often than not, they tend to be JDM replica crazies that spend all day looking for the right dome light lenses so they can almost have a real Ver 6 STi to beat off to.
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