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Old 03 Sep 2009, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I' looking into buying a 06 or 07 Impreza WRX or STi, if I bought an WRX how easy, and how expensive is it to mod it out so that I will be getting close to the same performance of an STi? Or should I just put the money up now and get the STi? Also If I did buy the WRX what should the first modifications be, exhaust, plugs? I've never owned a Subaru, but I hear they're great cars, but is there anything I should know as far problems go? Are parts and labor expensive. i had a Mitsubishi 3000gt sl so I kinda know what I'm getting myself into but I'd just like as much info as possible. Thanks guys.
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I' looking into buying a 06 or 07 Impreza WRX or STi, if I bought an WRX how easy, and how expensive is it to mod it out so that I will be getting close to the same performance of an STi? Or should I just put the money up now and get the STi? Also If I did buy the WRX what should the first modifications be, exhaust, plugs? I've never owned a Subaru, but I hear they're great cars, but is there anything I should know as far problems go? Are parts and labor expensive. i had a Mitsubishi 3000gt sl so I kinda know what I'm getting myself into but I'd just like as much info as possible. Thanks guys.
Hello and welcome to the site

Go STi and save some money!... if you add up all the extras you would have to get for a WRX, just to come up to Sti standard... would far more than buying one

But... Bring a WRX up to AND way beyond an Sti is also lots of fun... but expensive... but can be more satisfying IMHO

MODS you will have a huge selection either way... just ensure you dont cut corners... do it once and do it right....

Plan, resarch and plan again.... before spending a penny.... get advice and then check that advice

Hear are some modifiers and tunning guru's I recomend, one for thier expertise and two for thier enthusiastic approach/customer service

BOB RAWLE
Harvey Smith
Roger Clark Motor sport
Jolly green monster
Camskill parts
Opie Oils

All of the above have given me top advice, service and saved me wasted time and wasted money

Good luck and whatever flavour you go for... enjoy!
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Old 03 Sep 2009, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 03 Sep 2009, 11:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I found a 09 STi wagon with 8,300 miles for $22,900.
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I found a 09 STi wagon with 8,300 miles for $22,900.
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$22900

I assume you are in america then?
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Old 05 Sep 2009, 10:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I didn't realize this was a European forum, but it turns out somone already bought the 09 STi so now I'm looking again. Did subaru make any changes from the 08 to 09 STi's as far as body styles go ( besides the grilles and lights)? Where can I find spec sheets on body length and window dimension
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As far as I am aware Subaru made no major changes between '08 & '09 on the STi's. Dimensions for the JDM '08 STi and the '09 STi are identical according to their respective brochures.

For more info on the US spec try this Forum;

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Tons of useful stuff on there.
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