My names Rick.23. Live in San Antonio Texas. Been customizing cars for 7 years now. Fell in love with the wrx/evo like 4 years ago. Finally got me a subaru wrx last month. on 1/3/06. I threw some 18" drift rims with pirreli 300z rated tires. I ordered a momo/subaru shift knob and installed a stereo system including 2 12" subs, 4 pioneer mid range and a 1200 watt amp. Heaven for me, a nice start. My next plans are getting a full catback with up pipe down pipe and intake. Alone with an engine managment. I've been watching these forums for months so all your info helps. Can't wait to paint my sideskirts and get some more horsepower.
In the end i just want to have a clean jdm inspired ride with at least 320 hp. It's a daily driver and i don't plan on having to deal with the tranny so 320 sounds safe to me.
On that note. Yesturday was an interesting day. I was excited about waking up today, i was getting my momo/subaruu shift knob. The arrival date was 2/20/06. It was mid day 2/19/06 and i was on my way to buy some dvds for my new dvd-video cam. Just a great day.
On my way on a high elevated access road, my car lost traction with all the rocks the city works put on the ground to incress traction..go figure. It never did ice as expected so all the loose gravel caught my ride by surprise. I started to readjust my car but it was too late, all four wheels were sliding, i slammed into a van, than a wall, than a metal safety gaurd.
My plans were to install my shift knob, use my touch up paint which was coming with my shift knob, to fix some minor scrathes. Wax my ride and then post some pics on here for all to see. Instead i have a 3 minute clip of my ride being pushed off the highway and my face full of pain as i talk to the cops on the scene.
I dont' know how to upload video..it's in avi format so if anyone can help i'd love to post it and get some feedback on how bad the damage is.
Nice to meet you.
ps: I just got my shift knob/touch up paint from the ups guy. Looks good. My eyes teared a little when i took it out the box.