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Old 08-07-2014, 01:45 PM   #241
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oh **** you're right, I didnt even click the ad before to notice there was no scoop. If you wanted a deal on a 92-x that wasnt turbo GRM just sold one with a hunch of handling mods and a 5 speed for like $1800 because it had gunked up rings.
But still at $4700 it has almost half the cost of comparable Imprezas.

I'm still pretty tempted by it. Saab interior with Subaru drive. Last time I shopped for an Aero, they were on par with WRX costs.
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But still at $4700 it has almost half the cost of comparable Imprezas.

I'm still pretty tempted by it. Saab interior with Subaru drive. Last time I shopped for an Aero, they were on par with WRX costs.
Are 06-07 non-wrx imprezas really going for like 9k? Thats only like 3k less than the wrx version.
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Are 06-07 non-wrx imprezas really going for like 9k? Thats only like 3k less than the wrx version.
At stealerships apparently. I haven't been keeping track of prices but did a quick autotrader search for sub-100k imprezas and several were at $7-8k.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:21 PM   #245
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oh **** you're right, I didnt even click the ad before to notice there was no scoop.
Yea, I've looked at the ad a number of time and just now noticed it was non-turbo...

For some reason I thought it was an Aero.

Meh anyway, still it's a nice car when 99 civics with 150k miles are still going for $4000+ down here
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I dont like that my car doesnt start up the first try after flashing it.

freaks me out too much.
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I dont like when my car DOES start the first time after flashing it. Makes me think that it didnt actually flash.
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I've been really enjoying my slow boaty subaru. Heres the newest accessory, makes it SO much more convenient to go ride whenever the hell I want.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/sPlN6gd.jpg[IMG]

Also, blew out one of my shitty all season tires during some shinnanigans yesterday. Hit a transition from pavement to dirt at about ~65, and it felt smooth as butter.. until i heard a terrible hissing. Put a nice 1" gash in my dr. rear tire, so I'm rolling around on the full size spare.

Now, no way I'm just replacing 1 tire on my subaru (sym awd and whatnot), so I decided it's time to man up.. so i've got a set of these on the way in 215/65/16 (about 1" bigger diameter than oem overall).
[IMG]http://www.miataturbo.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=120031&dateline=140742 7558[IMG]

I'm actually really stoked on em. ~460 shipped.
oh man those will be a blast.

I'm guessing your gas mileage is going to suffer quite a bit tho.

The bike is always a good idea
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I dont like that my car doesnt start up the first try after flashing it.

freaks me out too much.
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I dont like when my car DOES start the first time after flashing it. Makes me think that it didnt actually flash.
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The other thing I do is forget to disconnect the green connector. Why is the car idling like **** with the fans on and the CEL, oh, right.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:48 PM   #252
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no more green connectors after 08 FTW!!!

I had that happen before tho lol.

I rigged up a switch for it though. Now all the ones I tune I just have to connect/disconnect once
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oh man those will be a blast.

I'm guessing your gas mileage is going to suffer quite a bit tho.

The bike is always a good idea
Yeah, and ironically enough the reason I went for a hitch mount bike rack was to not take as much of a MPG hit with huge bikes on the roof. Some guys were reporting 2-3MPG per bike. lol.

Strangely, most reviews that I read online claimed a minimal hit in MPG. I'll see for myself and report back though.
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More on my drivetrain noise saga. New fluid did nothing, no chunks came out. I ran out of idea besides it being an inside the trans problem. Dad took it to a buddy of his and he came to the same conclusion. After checking the interwebs it looks like I'm 90% certain that its just the transfer case bearings which I can do with the tranny in the car in a day and only costs $125. I kind of want to put the 20kg JDM STi center diff in, there's a used one for sale on NABSICO right now for fairly cheap like $500 should help make the car even more beast in the snow.

I'm just worried that this wont fix the noise, and if it doesnt then I'm going to be cracking the case open to do all the bearings, and if I do that I might as well do all the seals, and the synchros and put an OBX front diff in. which pumps the cost up to like 2 grand and will take a while.

Or I could get a v8 STi tranny, clutch, fw, diff, and drive shaft, use the WRX front axles, and then put the WRX outer rear axles into the sti inners (I KNOW this works with GR axles so I could do that if it doesnt work with GD, note this only goes for the v7 and v8 jdm rear axles) and that'll be ~$3500 and I'll want to buy a new group-n tranny mount for the 6 speed, and I'll have to figure out what other parts I need from kartboy to make his 5mt shifter kit work with the 6mt stuff and might as well do diff mounts while I'm in there. I'll live with the 35/65 split until I have the spare cash around to get a DCCD controller.
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these cars don't have t-cases

also rebuilding the 5sp without upgrading the gears is as dumb as rebuilding a BP without doing rods

also good luck being 3500 all in with a sti drivetrain swap. I've done a few, and it always ends up costing more, unless you get some junky v7 jdm, which is utter garbage, and don't even freshen it up.
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Yeah they do, its just built onto the rear of the tranny. Or at least the center diff housing is called the transfercase housing in the FSM.
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lol ok you can call it whatever you want, its the center diff
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Whatever. Do I just spend the $125 and a couple hours and hope that fixes it? I'm not feeling the really feeling the extra $500 for the center diff and I guess if it doesnt fix it I either would have replaced those bearings anyways for the full rebuild or $125 isnt too much money to waste on my way to a 6 speed swap.
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This is your daily? Dude just do the $125, save your money for racing...
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Yeah yeah. Ordered everything. $135 after shipping. If this for some reason doesnt fix it I'll have to ask Greg McCance what the dick he does inside his 5 speeds when he rebuilds them after ever 50 auto-x launches. Or just consider the 6 speed swap.
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