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Old 08-25-2019, 01:16 AM   #1
defaultstivaper
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Default My thoughts, goals, care, maintenance and feedback on my 18 STI

What's up all. It's been over a year with my 2018 Pure Red STI. A few of you may remember me from earlier posts, in which I vlog a handful of things I do to my STI. I've added some more content to my channel and wanted to share it with those who are interested.

Ultimately, I still love my car. I'm not saying that to justify my purchase either. It's like asking yourself if you love your woman (or man). If you even have to think about asking yourself, chances are you don't. So that's my initial response; I love driving it.

A year later and there's a few things I can nitpick. Interior rattles, abysmall stock stereo, bad bluetooth call quality, unchanged power outputs, etc. But, at the end of the day, I'm still content. It's still plenty of fast for where I live and more than enough for me to have fun and hit high speeds. The sound of the boxer and unequal length headers never gets old. The seats, gauges, and touch screen still appeal to this day.

So, over the course my journey I have done a few conservative things. I like to put my own personal touch on my cars without making them past the point of no return. I added coils, wheels, a lip, Invidia r400 catback, alternator cover, fender badges, etc, yet still left the ECU stock, and strongly recommend it.

So if you're an STI fiend like me and enjoy new content, or simply want another's opinion on what you should do, buy, consider, etc., check out my content. Furthermore, let me know if there's anything you guys want to see specfically.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB6...EusIpYgUdYVMqw
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:17 AM   #2
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etc, yet still left the ECU stock, and strongly recommend it.
You lost me there, but good to hear you like your STI. I've had mine since 2016 and still in love with mine. Mine runs a mild Cobb Stage1+ and some other popular mods.. besides the cluster lens and glove box rattle I had which I fixed, no rattles!
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:41 PM   #3
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You lost me there, but good to hear you like your STI. I've had mine since 2016 and still in love with mine. Mine runs a mild Cobb Stage1+ and some other popular mods.. besides the cluster lens and glove box rattle I had which I fixed, no rattles!
Good to hear, from what I've seen / heard most people love their WRX or STI more than dislike them. It's that people that never owned one who talk poorly about them.

And what I meant by leaving the ECU stock was not tuning the car. I had it tuned, ran into an issue, got a new ECU / PCM through Subaru, and held off. Still have the tuner, and still want to go Stage 1+ in the future like you because it's simple enough to install and remove, but right now I like the peace of mind of having powertrain warranty coverage.

It's funny you mention a glovebox rattle. Mine just started making a slight noise from that area the other day. Happens rarely, on bumpy roads. Where exactly was it coming from?
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:13 PM   #4
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I love my Subaru's (I've had six of them) and I love the WRX and STi's. I'm super content with mine in stock form, I don't really see the Need to Mod other than just to "mod", so I'm holding off.

I just enjoy this car, the way it drives, the sounds, the performance. I came from a 16 WRX and I was really considering moving to another brand, just to switch it up. However the things that kept me in Subi Family are, the Steering, Transmission/Shifter, Clutch, and tactile feel of the STi which makes it FUN to drive. I'm happy with how fast it is and I never feel like it's too slow, sure I'll take another 50hp, but in reality, when I'm driving I'm more like "oh ****! I need to slow down" as this car can still get up on go. Is it the fastest car in it's class? Nope, do I care? Nope, if I did I would have bought a faster car.

I've ran into your channel a few times, and it's pretty good. I don't watch too many "vlog" type videos, mostly just car reviews such as savagegeese, thestraightipipes, throttlehouse, etc... But I would be interested in more STi Driving videos, especially down some twisty roads, and maybe some discussion about the STi while your driving, i.e, specific things you like/dislike about it, it's quirks, thoughts on its driving dynamics, thoughts on the stock powerband, etc...

I also think videos about maintenance (how to change the ________), detailing, fixing rattles, etc...that are unique to the STi would be good.

EDIT: I just went and checked out your channel, looks like you added videos over the last few months that I missed and covered basically everything i just wrote, lol, good job!

Also, In another post, you said you touched up you brake calipers, I need to do mine, that would be a good video (what paint to buy, techniques to apply the paints, and other helpful tips)
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:04 PM   #5
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I too have watched a few of your videos, I recall when I was seeking exhaust clips watching the one with your R400, and I appreciated how much detail you gave. Ultimately I ended up finding a used ETS quiet with resonated mid pipe for a price that was unbeatable and have not thought twice about it but I do wish more people would post videos as detailed as yours about other mods I am interested in. Thanks for your dedication!
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