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post #1 of 7 Old 10-06-2007, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Hello to you all!
Just got an 08 WRX Sedan -have a question...
Why is there an overall negative view of the 08's vs. 07's or earlier. I must admit, I am relativley new to the WRX/STI and never really looked at any of the earlier versions.
So far (got it a week or 550 miles ago), I'm very pleased with it. Is it the body style, performance, etc?
Also, one of the first reviews that I read started out something like, "it's a tuners dream (car) come true". Obviously referring to the availability of aftermarket parts. But WOW, where do you start... increase engine performance, handling, body moldings, etc. etc, etc.
I know that this is probably a personal thing, but thoughts/comments -for a newbie- would be greatly appreciated.
Lastly, living in Western Central NJ, close to Bucks County PA -any clubs or groups that get together for drives, etc.
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-06-2007, 04:41 PM
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Most people dont like the looks of them. They are a far cry from the older, more aggressive looking models. But to each thier own. Welcome to the club. First bet would be for engine management. Helps as you mod farther down the road. But wheels and tires are also a good start (both were my first mods). Im not sure what is out for the 08s yet. But enjoy the car man.
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not a lot of parts for the 08 yet give it a few more months and they will be out.
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Im not gunna lie, the stock look is meh. But its still a subaru so give it a chance. We needa see how they start looking with all the different mods. Im sure the opinion will slowly change as the years go buy and we start hating on the new year every year. I hope you enjoy ## car man. Post some pics up.
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o yea btw i dont know much about the uppipes on the new wrxs like if they are still shitty. If they are id replace that first. Then id get a TBE exhaust. get a new filter dont get a short ram or cold air cause im pretty sure they are still lean on that ## too. Id do some engine managment just to make ## car run better and more effeicent. Then do something like a new fuel system and shit. And if the parts arnt out yet just give it a little. Im not an expert by any means so any of you other guys feel free to correct me i dont wanna give any shitty advice. if just got this information from you guys on this site and nasioc. O yea thats a good site so check it out My two favorite sites. People here are really friendly and helpful. so dont be nervous to ask nething just make sure you post it in the right section or some of the people will go ape shit ahhaha. peace man
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congrats on your new ride!

I've heard/read that the '08 stock suspension has been tuned towards comfort, more so than previous years. So, IMHO, I would start with suspension.

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My lil sister just coped an 08 i just wish it had the fender flares like previous models do... but as stated above its still a Subaru !!!

i was super pissed off when i found out it dident come with the 4 pot 2pot brake calipers... i cant believe thay took them off... it desperately needs it

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