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This is a discussion on Project Hatch (aka project grocery getter part II) within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; ^^ nice review clearly the new WRX has closed the gap some over previous models personally I think the premium ...

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    ^^ nice review clearly the new WRX has closed the gap some over previous models

    personally I think the premium WRX price is a little inflated, the base model being under 25k
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    Quote Originally Posted by Web Foot STi View Post
    Your memory is a little off. The 1966 VW was 1300cc. The 1967 was 1500cc and I learned to drive on my mothers too...
    I stand corrected, well, I'm getting old....my mom was a little surprised when me and my dad came back from an all day at the lake, didnt understand how her studded tires didnt bite as well anymore, my dad and I were like

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    Thanks for the writeup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by camino cielo View Post
    I stand corrected, well, I'm getting old....my mom was a little surprised when me and my dad came back from an all day at the lake, didnt understand how her studded tires didnt bite as well anymore, my dad and I were like
    Give Santa Monica Subaru a call. There was a person there named Reza who is/was the internet sales manager; they had a standing no haggle price of a couple hundred back of invoice on both wrx's and Sti's. When I bought mine in 06, they were selling wrx's for $23k and Sti's for $31k, and they had tons upon tons of inventory. Might be a little bit of a drive, but hell I'll travel 600 miles to save me a few thousand bucks.

    Oh and the Premium package 09 wrx is way overpriced IMO. I'd offer $25k for it max.
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    i cant even begin to express how jealous i am of you guys in the US. the WRX is not comming to NL nor to any W. Europe Countries as my dealer informed me.

    The new model of wrx is no selling and the 09 WRX did not pass the emission test. This means i cant even import the car since its not legal here in NL. a 1.5L impreza is in the place of the WRX but the STi is available ... which makes no sense to me

    My plan was to get the 09 WRX with all the improvements Subaru did on it. That plan is out the window

    Nice car enjoy it!
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    Weights

    Weights

    some weights

    tonneau cover 3.5 lbs
    jack&tools 7.7 lbs
    spare 27.0 lbs
    spare cover 8.0 lbs
    floor mats 5.9 lbs
    oe Dunlop S 01 23.9 lbs
    oe wheels w/ tpms 23.2 lbs
    Hoosier A6's 245/40/17 19.5 lbs
    BBS RK's 17.8 lbs
    BBS "Mesh" 15.2 lbs
    oe front sway bar w/ bushings 7.8 lbs
    24mm WL front sway bar/bushings 10.1 lbs
    custom 29mm front sway bar w/ bushngs 13.4 lbs
    Poltec sway collars .2 lbs
    oe front sway links .4 lbs
    "big sky" front sway links .7 lbs
    oe rear sway bar w/ bushings 4.8 lbs
    front strut/spring/top complete 19.5 lbs
    front strut top 2.2 lbs
    front strut w/ upper perch (no top, no spring) 11.9 lbs
    front spring 5.3 lbs
    rear shock/spring/top complete 9.2 lbs
    rear top 1.7 lbs
    shock only 4.0 lbs
    rear spring 3.4 lbs
    oe shift knob 225 grams
    "22B" shift knob 95 grams
    oe cat back 39.5
    Cobb cat back 32.5 lbs
    owner's manual 1.7 lbs
    Schroth Rallye3 harness 2.3 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    the front brakes are the same as the 03-5's- thus good pad/rotor selection

    Good chance I'll be looking at the LGT front calipers/rotors- 316x30
    I always thought that the 08/09's had the Legacy front and rear brakes stock. Is that not right?

    By the way, awesome car Big Sky. I look forward to following the build.
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    I think when the 08 first came out most folks thought they would have the LGT brakes (as the chassis/engine shared so many common bits), but they didn't

    the front are the same as the 02-05 WRX's, rears are a little better at 286 x10- these are the same rears as the 3.0 Outbacks
    (the 02 WRX are 266x10)- basically the "H6" upgrade already done
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    ^^ That brake setup is more than good for street and even competitive autox use.
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    ^ agreed- the LGT fronts would have made it track worthy as well
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    well I sold my beautiful RC-T4's as I've committed to giving a D Stock class a go for a year).



    the list of eligible D Stock wheels is not overly long- they have to be the same diameter and width (17x7) and the offset can only vary 1/4" +/- which equates to a little more than 6mm

    one wheel that fits the bill pretty well is the BBS "mesh" wheel offered by Subaru as a dealer option

    17x7, et 55 fully forged, weight 16.1 lbs- the catch is they run $2500 a set

    kind of a pretty wheel too



    well I'm not forking that kind of $ over for a 17x7 wheel, BUT it happens the fellow I sold the wheels to wanted to trade his set of the above wheels- they are not as pretty as the ones above- pretty scratched up, but I think w/ a little work and some paint I can get them up to snuff

    the 55 offset would allow me to run a pair of 5mm spacers up front which dials out some understeer and still be within the 1/4" rule
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    I'd swear those BBS wheels are a 17x7.5. Don't forget the Kosei K1 TS. 17x7, ET50, 14.6 lbs.

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    ^ that's a nice wheel (light too!)

    the optional BBS's wheels are definitely 17x7

    did not pay $2500 for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    did not pay $2500 for them
    Already purchased eh?
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