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    questions about my subie

    hey everyone, this is my first post and im just gunna put it out there that im a total noob. so my neighbor recently left for the military and gave me his 2003 2.5 RS as a graduation present, i would like to know how often i should stay on top of the brakes, oil etc...and also what upgrades i can do (interior and exterior) that you guys would recomend. i intend on making the car track ready so i can go hang with my friends at our local raceway. it is currently auto (which sucks) but because it's a 2.5 L i could do an STI swap correct? if so what parts would i need and what will the damage ($$$) most likely look like?
    thanks in advance everyone!

    P.S ive been checking local junkyards trying to get a hold on an STI motor and drivetrain. one place has it but needs to check with the owner first...if so, go for it?

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    oh and the car is bone stock. Nothing aftermarket yet

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    That's a nice graduation present! Did you at least give him a reach-around?

    Change the brakes when they need changing. Pads last me ~30K miles. As long as the rotors look alright, change them every other pad change.

    Do an oil change now, and again in 3K miles. Get a UOA done then to determine future interval length.
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    sounds good to me, i did the oil change yesterday and just picked up Wagner thermo quiet pads to put on when i get a free hour or two, the rotors i believe were just changed cuz they feel brand new so ill swap them next time...thanks for the advice!

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