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Old 12-18-2020, 06:54 PM   #1
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The time has come to finally start a journal on here. I've been meaning to ever since I got the car home but haven't been able to with school being so busy. Finals are over now and I have a few weeks off so now is the time!



Bit of a background:

The hawkeye Subaru has been my dream car ever since seeing Ken Block's gymkhana practice video in 4th grade computer lab. I still remember thinking how cool the wing and boxy fenders were back then, and still think they're cool now!





Drawing from lunch in elementary school



Same car, day after I got my wisdom teeth out in high school



My first car was a 2006 Impreza 2.5i that over time morphed into pretty much how I would like the STi to look someday. BBS, mudflaps, wing, lowered, exhaust, etc. Pretty simple but very clean in my personal opinion. I still drive it every day, and love it just as much as I did on day one!





Fast forward to picking up the new car:

Picked up from Performance Auto Gallery in Gaithersburg, Maryland with 37,015 miles on the odometer. Originally from Austin, Texas without any rust, and completely stock. Exactly what I was looking for! Drove home to north west PA and stopped by University Park to get some cool photos.





The car is already parked for the season so unfortunately, I won't be able to get it out again until spring. Only "mod" so far is some mudflaps, but more will come with time. I don't have any intentions of selling it so I'm in no hurry to change anything.

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Old 12-18-2020, 08:04 PM   #2
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Nice find! Looks clean, low miles, and in WRB. Congrats!
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Old 12-18-2020, 08:10 PM   #3
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looks awesome, congrats!
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Old 12-19-2020, 01:08 AM   #4
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Beautiful, wrb is the best color, good luck with it.
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Old 12-19-2020, 08:51 AM   #5
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You have done it now. Sucked into the world of STI and modding. Car looks great and good find.
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Old 12-21-2020, 02:03 PM   #6
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Nice find! Looks clean, low miles, and in WRB. Congrats!
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looks awesome, congrats!
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Beautiful, wrb is the best color, good luck with it.
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You have done it now. Sucked into the world of STI and modding. Car looks great and good find.
Thank you all, I knew WRB was the one when I saw a local 05 STi in the same color a few years ago. I'm excited to modify the car more in the future and make it my own. Recently I've been getting more interested in some of the JDM optioned parts that were available when the cars were new. I've been half looking for an S202 axleback but I'm not 100% sure I want to go that direction with the exhaust yet. Unfortunately the Blitz Nur Spec R catback is no longer available, it's the one straight exit exhaust I was really a fan of. Always liked the Invidia N1 as well but it's a lot more common.
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Old 12-21-2020, 02:14 PM   #7
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Photos from the hotel window in Maryland. Later at night and the next morning. I was excited to say the least
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Old 12-21-2020, 02:36 PM   #8
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I didnít realize that the Blitz NUR Spec cat back was discontinued. Love mine, Iíve had it for at least 8 years now


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Old 12-25-2020, 11:11 PM   #9
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My business partnerís husband has an 05 all original never modified wrb STi with less than 60,000 miles on the clock. I will buy it when he decides he wants to let it go. I keep reminding him Iím first in line for it. I will not modify it, I will keep it all stock as it always has been, I look forward to it.
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Old 12-26-2020, 12:50 PM   #10
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Gorgeous car man, makes me miss my 07.
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:50 AM   #11
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I didnít realize that the Blitz NUR Spec cat back was discontinued. Love mine, Iíve had it for at least 8 years now
From what I've been able to find, it's not technically discontinued completely, but it isn't available for the USDM cars anymore. Something with the midpipe being a different length for the European and Japanese market cars? Maybe EJ207 vs EJ257 but I'm not sure. I was able to find it on a UK website but it's almost always sold out.

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My business partnerís husband has an 05 all original never modified wrb STi with less than 60,000 miles on the clock. I will buy it when he decides he wants to let it go. I keep reminding him Iím first in line for it. I will not modify it, I will keep it all stock as it always has been, I look forward to it.
Do it! Having the car completely stock feels like a time capsule, really neat to sort of go back in time.

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Gorgeous car man, makes me miss my 07.
Thank you!
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Old 01-01-2021, 07:34 PM   #12
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Found this for you... says ďin stockĒ give them a call to confirm.

https://www.vividracing.com/blitz-nu...205-p-143.html
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Old 01-08-2021, 10:44 AM   #13
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Nice Car! Amazingly clean
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Old 01-17-2021, 07:40 PM   #14
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We Are!!!
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Old 01-17-2021, 08:41 PM   #15
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Wow.. cool Story..
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Old 02-18-2021, 05:48 PM   #16
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Back again, school started up again so my free time has been dramatically reduced Last semester though so I can't really complain that much.

Started the car yesterday, I've been trying to do it every week or two. Still probably 3 months before it will leave the barn and be on the road again, the salt on northwestern PA roads isn't nice to vehicles. Got a couple photos with my 24mm prime lens. The low-light sensitivity in both of the prime lenses I have always impresses me.



Where she's been sitting for about 3 months



The shading really makes my want to find the STi Limited or S204 center console.... with time I guess.



Favorite gauge cluster by far!



Aaaand my new phone background
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Old 02-18-2021, 09:03 PM   #17
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Good pics, and I donít blame you for leaving it safe from the weather/ salt right now.
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Old 02-19-2021, 12:21 PM   #18
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wow nice! love the car!
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