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Old 01-24-2019, 03:28 PM   #1826
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I think we are all better off waiting for the next gen STI. I am sure it will be cheaper and probably better than the S209.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:52 PM   #1827
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"You last visited: 11-08-2017 at 03:49 PM"

It's been forever since I've been here. Still the same names around. Hope everyone is doing well!

It's also been forever since I've been in a Subaru. Though I still have rotted out WRB 2.5RS coupe in the garage that will probably never see the road again.
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:36 PM   #1828
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"You last visited: 11-08-2017 at 03:49 PM"

It's been forever since I've been here. Still the same names around. Hope everyone is doing well!

It's also been forever since I've been in a Subaru. Though I still have rotted out WRB 2.5RS coupe in the garage that will probably never see the road again.
Yes the die hards are all still around these days. Some of us though like cough Pete cough don't have a Subaru anymore either.

I still wonder what happened to my two WRB 2.RS's. I love my 15 STI but still wish I would have swapped a drive train into an RS.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:24 AM   #1829
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^It's never too late Adam
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:09 PM   #1830
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Some of us though like cough Pete cough don't have a Subaru anymore either.
If Subaru would finally make an STI that was drastically different, I would be interested. I had a '98 RS and upgraded to an '02 WRX that was a huge upgrade. From the WRX I switched to an '09 STI hatch and again it was a drastic change. I am not a big fan of the new styling, but really not a fan of the car having basically the exact same engine, transmission, brakes, and very similar suspension for the last 15 years.

Time for a big change Subaru! I am hopeful that the next gen STI is truly awesome. I will definitely be interested, but I am leaning pretty hard towards an ATS-V or M3 for my next car.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:08 PM   #1831
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If Subaru would finally make an STI that was drastically different, I would be interested. I had a '98 RS and upgraded to an '02 WRX that was a huge upgrade. From the WRX I switched to an '09 STI hatch and again it was a drastic change. I am not a big fan of the new styling, but really not a fan of the car having basically the exact same engine, transmission, brakes, and very similar suspension for the last 15 years.

Time for a big change Subaru! I am hopeful that the next gen STI is truly awesome. I will definitely be interested, but I am leaning pretty hard towards an ATS-V or M3 for my next car.
I hear you on the engine but the 15+ chassis is completely different then the other iterations. It really just needs a new engine setup with more power. Even the 17's and newer have better brakes. You've owned just about every chassis as I have 04 WRX, 06 STI, 98 RS, 99 RS, 02 WRX, 11 STI and then my 15 STI.

I love M3's but for the money I can't go that route. Once you are in their price range you aren't much further from GTR money.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:32 PM   #1832
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I hear you on the engine but the 15+ chassis is completely different then the other iterations. It really just needs a new engine setup with more power. Even the 17's and newer have better brakes. You've owned just about every chassis as I have 04 WRX, 06 STI, 98 RS, 99 RS, 02 WRX, 11 STI and then my 15 STI.

I love M3's but for the money I can't go that route. Once you are in their price range you aren't much further from GTR money.
Yes, the chassis & body are different. Oh that's right on the brakes, I forgot about the 6 piston front calipers. Same sized rotors though, right?

Anyway, used M3's and ATS's are about the same as a new STI. GT-R is getting closer, but not a car I would get real soon with my 3mo. old daughter. It is on the radar though.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:35 PM   #1833
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Just signed up for road america with shelby club in april.

Any one ever try the cocktail for the 6 speed tranny?

Mark ever think about rebuilding a sti tranny lol
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:22 AM   #1834
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Just signed up for road america with shelby club in april.

Any one ever try the cocktail for the 6 speed tranny?

Mark ever think about rebuilding a sti tranny lol
That sounds like fun. I think I did their track day last year (they all kind of start to blend together). What run group do you drive in?

I also did a Lamers track day there last year and ran in the group one step down from "racecar." The straights are so long and the cars have so much power now that my 400 hp G37 just picked off the random Corvette, Mustang, and M3 in the corners that did not know the exact race line. Then they would usually catch me toward the end of the straight. Still fun, but man you need lots of power for that track these days.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:58 AM   #1835
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Just signed up for road america with shelby club in april.

Any one ever try the cocktail for the 6 speed tranny?

Mark ever think about rebuilding a sti tranny lol
Unfortunately I've never had enough request for working on the 6MT to justify buying the tools necessary to do the job. If you only need work done in the extension housing I can help you.
Are you starting to get grinds? The older synchro's tended to wear out sooner than the newer triple cone syncho's in the 06+ transmissions
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:52 AM   #1836
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I sold my 02 Silver Bugeye Wagon in March 2016 in northern Illinois or Wisconsin area and just wanted to know if anyone has seen it or knows how I can find it to see what it looks like now . Here is a link to some of the pictures of it.. https://photos.app.goo.gl/htgunRvM36v7GRTQ8

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