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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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figured i'd start it since i said something about it. anything goes pretty much as long as you don't get out of hand and the mods need to get up in here

zy - so let's finish this suby conversation!

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i was just thinking that we needed one of these.

so what kind of subaru are you driving?

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sportin' a 1st gen. legacy ('93) i love her though and she's in real nice condition...preparing a WRX/STi suspension swap for the fall and then i will really be tearing up the roads

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Nice, I love Subarus. I was looking into a WRX but they seem a little testy to mod. AWD pwns all, well except bikes
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testy? it's like any car really when it comes to modding. just know what you're doing. yes, more expensive, however more fun IMO

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testy? it's like any car really when it comes to modding. just know what you're doing. yes, more expensive, however more fun IMO
Its just I was reading and they were talking about Fuel upgrades for an intake? I thought that was kind of outrageous. I just swapped the heads and intakes on my mustang and I havn't upgraded the fuel yet. Car dosnt even run lean. (Although I do have new injectors I just havn't installed)
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is your mustang FI?

actually for recent model WRXs you really dont need to mess with the intake much. not until you do something intense like an FMIC with a turbo ugprade. they after market intakes just dont' yield that much.

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boxer engines are also a completely different beast as well


and xyloft, i'm taken...sorry to bust your bubble there

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boxer engines are also a completely different beast as well


and xyloft, i'm taken...sorry to bust your bubble there
Lol. its all good.

so my friend and I were planning on building a 98ish impresa RS coupe car as a project for a rallyX car. going to the junkyard and picking up a wrecked 02+ wrx drivetrain and throwing that in there (or maybe STI drivetrain if my stupid money tree would ever blossom).

man it would be so much fun. but i realised last week, that i really need to get a house with more than a single car garage. probably a tripple car garage. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a 3 car garage -is that to much to ask?

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i keep telling myself that my garage is NOT allowed to be bigger than my house...we'll see how well that one works out

+1 on the impreza coupe...a few months back GRM did a segment spanning about three issues on how to build an impreza couple rally car. it turned into a rallycross car, but it's the same principle involved.

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I own a WRX, too, and have been autocrossing it. I need A LOT more practice, but that's alright. Can't expect to be great in a day, right?
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I own a WRX, too, and have been autocrossing it. I need A LOT more practice, but that's alright. Can't expect to be great in a day, right?

nope, sure cant. autoX has so much skill involved, its not just a test of a machine.

i went to a subaru only autoX up in columbus last year. about 55 subarus. they turned Astock into the STI class. every sti minus 2 i think that were in SM were in that class. I was the only other stock STI in that group - dead last.

this year i'm running STU in a stock car because i was planning on doing some suspension work (except i bought a bike) and the 6 of us in that class were withing 5 tenths of each other. legacys, wrxs, stis, all varying levels of modification, i felt pretty solid since i was the only stock car. still i always place bottom 50%

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i don't think it matters where you finish, as long as you're happy with how you drove for the day. i can't stress enough to people that autocrossing is a good thing because you not only learn what your car can do, but you can learn how to effectively correct it if you get into a sticky situation. my kids will autocross when they turn 16

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so true. its so much better to lose control of the car on the autoX than it is on the streets. i don't doubt for 1 minute that my lessons learned from AutoX have helped me on the street with "surprise" maneuvors

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that is why autocrossing is so awesome you learn things in a controlled environment.

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