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Old 12-06-2022, 01:27 AM   #8401
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[quote=Scooby-Doode;46804439]Cool. LMK when I can swing by to check out the bug eye. You can start planning the transition to this sooner.

Dude, the bugeye is pure magic now that I have a vf34 turbo and an exquisite tune. It will never be for sale as long as I can keep driving it. I just turned 58, should be driving a lexus but I can't get myself there. The GD runs deep in the veins.
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Old 12-06-2022, 10:29 AM   #8402
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Cool. LMK when I can swing by to check out the bug eye. You can start planning the transition to this sooner.

Dude, the bugeye is pure magic now that I have a vf34 turbo and an exquisite tune. It will never be for sale as long as I can keep driving it. I just turned 58, should be driving a lexus but I can't get myself there. The GD runs deep in the veins.
I had a 2005 w/ VF34 and custom Cobb ProTune. Loved it until the motor went.
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Old 12-06-2022, 11:37 AM   #8403
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Cool. LMK when I can swing by to check out the bug eye. You can start planning the transition to this sooner.
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Dude, the bugeye is pure magic now that I have a vf34 turbo and an exquisite tune. It will never be for sale as long as I can keep driving it. I just turned 58, should be driving a lexus but I can't get myself there. The GD runs deep in the veins
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I had a 2005 w/ VF34 and custom Cobb ProTune. Loved it until the motor went.

D-Rodman..... I see rain in the forecast. Perfect time to check how much traction the GD has with that VF34. Let a deprived Scooby lover experience the joys of being in one of these all over again. I can bring over the McLaren too!
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Old 12-06-2022, 12:28 PM   #8404
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I see more lifted Bugeyes than I see lowered Bugeyes.

They remind me of a Porsche 911 Dakar.
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Old 12-06-2022, 12:28 PM   #8405
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Old 12-06-2022, 02:46 PM   #8406
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D-Rodman..... I see rain in the forecast. Perfect time to check how much traction the GD has with that VF34. Let a deprived Scooby lover experience the joys of being in one of these all over again. I can bring over the McLaren too!


I’m old, I drive like an old civilized man. The McLaren is probably too much for me to handle, keep it in the garage ;-)

Sorry to hear Snow Drift, was that an ej20 or ej25 ?

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Old 12-06-2022, 02:52 PM   #8407
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I'm old, I drive like an old civilized man. The McLaren is probably too much for me to handle, keep it in the garage ;-)

Sorry to hear Snow Drift.

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Thanks, that was over a decade ago. I think in the end it as due to fuel starvation (didn't inject the cylinders evenly or something), which was an issue on the GD.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:29 PM   #8408
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Dunno folks. WRX had a 89% MoM increase in November. A year now of bitchin and moanin and looks like people are still seeing the WRX for what it's always been. A fun, decently practical(yes, no hatch) and priced car.


Now to go out and check out the first overpriced GT we've gotten that I can drive.
To be clear, it's a 89% increase compared to November of 2021 (2080 in Nov 2022 vs 1098 in Nov 2021).
It's a 25% increase compared to October of 2022 (2080 vs 1664 in October of 2022).
However, overall, still down 34.4% in 2022 YTD compared to 2021.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...301691898.html

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...301665102.html
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:20 PM   #8409
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The numbers won't tell the whole tale for a long while until things "normalize". I'm not comparing anything to Pandemic Era sales, or probably even Post-pandemic Era, if such a thing can be measured. Until Subaru stops citing "supply chain issues" then I won't consider any sales comparisons to be "normal".

If the WRX production was limited one year then increased the following year, of course the following year will have more sales. I'm glad to see Subaru doing better, but even this fanboi ain't paintin' with the palette they're offering.
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:24 PM   #8410
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Thanks, that was over a decade ago. I think in the end it as due to fuel starvation (didn't inject the cylinders evenly or something), which was an issue on the GD.


Or a **** tune.
I have always used factory fuel rails, never had an issue.


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Old 12-06-2022, 11:01 PM   #8411
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Or a **** tune.
I have always used factory fuel rails, never had an issue.


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She ran fine for 2 years on the same tune. Custom Cobb ProTuned on a dyno/street. She was a fun ride.
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Old 12-07-2022, 10:22 AM   #8412
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Cool. LMK when I can swing by to check out the bug eye. You can start planning the transition to this sooner.

Dude, the bugeye is pure magic now that I have a vf34 turbo and an exquisite tune. It will never be for sale as long as I can keep driving it. I just turned 58, should be driving a lexus but I can't get myself there. The GD runs deep in the veins.
I have a swapped Bugeye with a 2005 STI Spec C EJ207 with a VF36 tuned on E85. It's a very fun setup and is very responsive and running it out to 8,200rpm's its hard to beat.
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Old 12-07-2022, 01:18 PM   #8413
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I have a swapped Bugeye with a 2005 STI Spec C EJ207 with a VF36 tuned on E85. It's a very fun setup and is very responsive and running it out to 8,200rpm's its hard to beat.
Very jelly. Stuff of my dreams.
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Old 12-08-2022, 04:48 PM   #8414
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2023 Subaru WRX pricing creeps upward
But nothing else about it changes
https://www.autoblog.com/2022/12/08/...u-wrx-pricing/

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For the 2023 model year, the Subaru WRX is getting a bit more expensive. And, well, that's all, it's just getting more expensive. That's somewhat understandable, since this generation has only been around for a year, but it would've been nice if Subaru had thrown in a bit more equipment somewhere.

The price increase is a uniform $1,025 across all trim levels, with $1,000 of that in the MSRP, and $25 in the increased destination charge. The same four trims are available with the base WRX, Premium, Limited and GT. The first three come standard with the six-speed manual with an option for the CVT. The Limited is only avaialble with the CVT, and it includes exclusive electronically adjustable suspension and power Recaro seats. Pricing for the whole line can be found below.

WRX: $31,625
WRX Premium: $34,125
WRX Limited: $38,515
WRX GT: $44,415
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Old 12-08-2022, 04:56 PM   #8415
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..... Its like watching the Death of the Evo all over again.
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Old 12-08-2022, 05:24 PM   #8416
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inflation bruh.

a gallon of milk costs more and there's nothing extra I get with that for the extra dosh I spend.
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Old 12-08-2022, 06:12 PM   #8417
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I assume they meant the GT is CVT only with dampers. Not the Limited.
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Old 12-08-2022, 06:14 PM   #8418
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inflation bruh.

a gallon of milk costs more and there's nothing extra I get with that for the extra dosh I spend.
Yup. I noticed a bag of shredded cheese went from 8 oz to 7 oz. Price is probably the same lol.
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Old 12-08-2022, 06:28 PM   #8419
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It is still an incredible value in a world where you have to pay 60K USD for a Golf/CTR/Corolla GR. If ain't broke, don't fix it but adding better brake pads and DCC to a manual trim would be nice.
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Old 12-09-2022, 01:26 AM   #8420
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I have a swapped Bugeye with a 2005 STI Spec C EJ207 with a VF36 tuned on E85. It's a very fun setup and is very responsive and running it out to 8,200rpm's its hard to beat.


Ah yes, I had a 2002 wrx wagon I had swapped a ver 8 engine with a vf37 twin scroll. STi Mikey tuned it at EFI logics back when he was still tuning “old cars” the guy is an amazing tuner but told me he no longer does “ old car tuning” last time I approached him. I remember it had a very strong mid range and was very responsive. It was tuned on 93oct, e85 wasn’t a thing back then. I’d imagine your setup would be a lot of fun. Do you run an aftermarket ecu in order to have a proper e85 setup ?


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Old 12-09-2022, 11:56 AM   #8421
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Ah yes, I had a 2002 wrx wagon I had swapped a ver 8 engine with a vf37 twin scroll. STi Mikey tuned it at EFI logics back when he was still tuning “old cars” the guy is an amazing tuner but told me he no longer does “ old car tuning” last time I approached him. I remember it had a very strong mid range and was very responsive. It was tuned on 93oct, e85 wasn’t a thing back then. I’d imagine your setup would be a lot of fun. Do you run an aftermarket ecu in order to have a proper e85 setup ?

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My is tuned by STI Mikey, but is running on the stock Spec C v9 ECU. So it is not a flex fuel setup, it is strictly E85 and I don't worry about winter blend as I only drive it in warmer months.

I actually am not sure if I will go aftermarket or just flash the CarBerry ROM on it instead for future tuning. Just depends how big of goals the future ever brings me with the car. I am pretty pleased for the most part, but I have always wanted to upgrade to a slighty bigger TwinScroll. Did a lot of research on the ScoobyClinic SC42TS, which looks to be a Blouch 20G-XTR with a TS hotside. Blouch doesn't offer a 20G TS, but I have talked to them and they can make it TS on request.
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Old 12-09-2022, 12:09 PM   #8422
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It is still an incredible value in a world where you have to pay 60K USD for a Golf/CTR/Corolla GR. If ain't broke, don't fix it but adding better brake pads and DCC to a manual trim would be nice.
So now you're adding 15-20k in ADM compared to MSRP and that is your logic how the WRX is a great value...
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Old 12-09-2022, 12:41 PM   #8423
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It is still an incredible value in a world where you have to pay 60K USD for a Golf/CTR/Corolla GR. If ain't broke, don't fix it but adding better brake pads and DCC to a manual trim would be nice.
That's about all this car has going for it these days... demand is so low that it doesn't get marked up by all the dealers and you can actually drive one off the lot when you want it... Meanwhile Honda, VW, and Toyota are killing it, even with fwd, a ****ty infotainment system, or insane ADM...
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ROFL, it outsold every single one of them...Combined.
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Old 12-09-2022, 01:06 PM   #8425
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So now you're adding 15-20k in ADM compared to MSRP and that is your logic how the WRX is a great value...
well, that's not such big news as the fact that this is, I think, the first post where Straight6 acknowledges that the new WRX should be better.

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