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    Hello,I Just Bought a 2005 STi

    Hi,All.
    I bought a Black 2005 WRX STi yesterday.
    It's got 45K miles,clean CarFax,one owner,no 'mods,(other than a CF trunk,the original is also included)
    It's clean as clean can be,it seems to me.
    (I paid $22K,imo that's a pretty decent deal,from all of my research,am I right?)

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    I pick it up Monday,is there anything I should know,or adjust,before a 120 mile drive home?


    I know the car has a lot of gadgetry and I'll read the book,just not,preferably,in the dealer's parking lot!
    (I'm didn't buy it from a Subie dealer,it's a Jeep dealership,and they have No Clue what an STi is all about.)
    I bought the STi as a winter car,my 2004 RX-8 simply won't do in Maine winters,and I didn't want another truck or SUV,so the STi seemed a logical compromise.
    (You may laugh out loud at that statement-I just like to go fast,year-round!)
    I'll admit,I bought this car knowing that it's a badass ride,but I didn't delve too deeply into the specifics,just the overview. Silly me,300 ft/lbs of torque-that must have been what blew me back in my seat on the test drive!
    Unlike my RX8,the STi has no warranty,so I can feel free to 'mod the hell out of it with no regard to 'factory specs'.
    What's the best,first 'mod you can make?
    All right,enough of my questions,here's a few pictures of my rides.
    This looks like a great resource,I'm glad to be here!






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    Looks sweet, you may end up driving that more then the RX-8.

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    Thanks for the kind words.
    Yeah,this STi's not bad,for stock.
    Now I just have to figure which $5K worth of 'mods (the initial 'mod budget) will make it a real pants-sh*tter.
    I wanted silver,but the deal on this black STi was so good,I couldn't pass it up.
    My friends say I'll sell the RX8 after I get heavy into the STi-two told me that yesterday,when I called to tell 'em I bought the car.
    We'll see,I owned a 1980 RX-7,the 8 was somewhat a nostalgia purchase,and outside of the heinous gas milage (16,beating it around town) it's been a blast to drive and own.
    (The rotary engine's a bit technical and over-the-top to modify,the STi promises to be a bit simpler,imo-)
    Has anybody got a overall,general best-parts site to shop for STi 'mods?
    This promises to be fun.....
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    Nice
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    Congrats on the STi!

    I was going to buy an RX-8 myself, but the northeast demands something more versatile. But those mazda rx's are a BLAST to drive.

    Try taking the STi to stage 2, from what I hear and felt that's a sweet setup. I don't have an STi myself, but you'll figure out what stage 2 consists of over time. Should be easy and relatively cheap. HAVE FUN!
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    You will need to get some winter tires for that bad boy.
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    awd or not if you have z tires on that badboy youll be using a tree as an ebrake this winter. get some good rubbers and get thru the cold
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    Gotta love a black STi. $5k for a mod budget should serve you well. Do some research. The STi is superior to the RX-8 in most ways, sell the 8, invest proceeds into STi. BTW, you'll need alot of wax.
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    if you have stock tires on that bad boy, definitely invest in some good winter tires. AWD or not the stock tires are like ice-skates on snow.

    Congrats on the purchase and welcome to da club!
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    That is one sweet ride mate.
    Black is the new silver, lol Push it hard and
    keep the mods coming! Enjoy your new toy and
    Welcome to the thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by independent 68 View Post
    awd or not if you have z tires on that badboy youll be using a tree as an ebrake this winter. get some good rubbers and get thru the cold

    Usually works with my girl during the winter too

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