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#1 Old 11-22-2013, 11:54 PM
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New to subarus

I've always been a fan but until now never had one.
I grew up in Florida joined the USAF and moved to Oklahoma. I got a 2004 GTO and loved it back in 09 and after getting out of the military I got a diesel truck and started work in the oil fields and really enjoyed that too. But my wife and I now have a baby and it was time to cut the bills down. So I traded my car and truck in and got a good deal on a 2014 WRX black base model tonight, 22 Nov 2013.

Well, so far it's certainly not my modded GTO as far as straight line oomph but damn does it respond better. A small movement in the wheel results in an actual change in direction. It doesn't dive as much under braking or roll as hard in corners. So far I really like it.

The GTO forums had some really good people on it and from what I've read here it seems to be a great community as well. I look forward to my time learning from y'all and hope to be able to contribute some good stuff as well one day.

Until then, I apologize in advance for dumb questions. My car knowledge is pretty good but turbo motored cars are different animals than NA V8s.

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#2 Old 11-23-2013, 12:36 AM
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Welcome to the site man, this is by far the best "wrx" site, nasioc sucks as far as informative members. Post up some pictures .
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#3 Old 11-23-2013, 11:53 AM
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Well there she is, it's really lousy weather right now here in OK. Ice storms and what not. When I get it cleaned up and there's not ice all over it I'll take a few more.


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Subaru's look better dirty.
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#5 Old 11-23-2013, 12:14 PM
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Looks nice bro, needs exhaust
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Thanks!

I agree it does need exhaust. I will be starting my search process now to start my modding addiction.


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Be careful of the mod bug...once it sinks its teeth in it can get nasty.

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I recommend reading Training WRX. It will give you a good base for understanding the boxer, and modding it thusly. Although im not sure about how recent it gets, seeing as you have a really new WRX. How is the hatch? It looks really sick!
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Welcome to the Dark Side as i put it. I just got my own WRX about two weeks ago and i luv her. cant wait to see what you do to your car.
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#10 Old 11-24-2013, 08:37 AM
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Hey thanks guy,
Yeah that mod bug bit hard 3 cars ago. The GTO was far from stock and the diesel was suped up too. I have a distinct lack of ability to leave something stock which my wife reminds me of constantly. I'll check out the article
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Car is new to me.

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New to Subaru as well - Dealership vs Private service

Hello All -

I too am new to Subaru. I purchased a used 2008 WRX to begin with; I am the second owner. I have been convinced and now love my Subaru.

I have a general question to the wrx community: Do you use Subaru Dealership or small private garages to perform general maintenance (minor/major maintenance, brakes, etc..)

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Hello All -

I too am new to Subaru. I purchased a used 2008 WRX to begin with; I am the second owner. I have been convinced and now love my Subaru.

I have a general question to the wrx community: Do you use Subaru Dealership or small private garages to perform general maintenance (minor/major maintenance, brakes, etc..)

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Learn and do it yourself.

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I personally don't trust stealerships touching my car. I like to do what I can or learn how so I have the satisfaction of know it's done correctly and the way I want it. Also saves me money to put towards other fun things for my car. The next best thing for me if it's something I absolutely wouldn't wanna touch may be my local performance shop who deals with moded subies frequently.

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Im with all the other members alot of the smaller or even bigger maintenance you can do yourself once you learn, jsut get yourself the service manual its ubber cheap on Evilbay for a digital copy.
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Dealerships make more of their earnings on auto service, so that's not the value approach. Once you're off the warranty or as soon as you mod the engine I'd find a shop/garage you trust and start working with them.

I try to do as much of the work myself, and only bring it to the shop if it's too challenging for me or special tools are required.

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