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    Subie Newbie says hello.

    My name is as you can guess from my username shegs. I am a graphic design student in the Bay Area, CA and am currently really big on photography (love taking shots of my car). I'll post a link to some of my shots if people are interested.

    I have always loved Subarus since my mom used to drive me around in her old legacy back in the mid 90s. every racing game I would buy I would just get the impreza and mod the bajesus out of it. so when I had the chance to buy my own I didn't even bat an eye, it wasn't even a question of if I would buy it... I could afford it so it was mine.

    I am a little apprehensive with the style of the 08-09 Subarus, I plan to mod the looks a little, for example I want the wider boxier wheel wells of the STI, but have no idea where to start looking for something like that...

    some info about my car
    currently it is a stock 09 WRX premium sedan
    I have an aftermarket Yakima rack that use to handle my bikes and ski equipment.

    I chose the WRX over the STI because I want a little more conventional utility rather than street racing ability. my plan is to take this car with me in the snow and the dirt while having a bit of get up and go on the streets.

    as far as performance goes, I feel I could use a little more control (tighter suspension) and a little more speed but I am not looking to go crazy or race anyone, I just want the ability to pass people on the highway without having to worry about anything.

    I guess that is about it for now...
    I am looking forward to meeting all of you and learning from you guys everything i need to make my ride everything I have wanted. if any of you have any ideas about what I should do to improve my Subie, let me know.

    thanks

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    Welcome!

    Start with stickier tires, then swap out sway bars. You can also get some springs or get some coilovers.

    As for power, get a downpipe and catback exhaust, along with some engine management. Then you're good to go

    Check out some meets in the Bay Area. Lots of them going on, and a really big meet happening soon (300+ subies)

    Sunday August 9
    9th Annual Bay Area Meet!

    Great chance to take lots of pics

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    thanks for the advice. I was referred to GST Motorsports so I am probably going to have them take care of the installations. you seem to be from the bay? is there any place you also recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shegs View Post
    thanks for the advice. I was referred to GST Motorsports so I am probably going to have them take care of the installations. you seem to be from the bay? is there any place you also recommend?
    yah, I go to Auto HeadQuarter in Redwood City.

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    welcome. I'm pretty new too.

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    welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by irvin787878 View Post
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    Nice color Irvin. Don't see that much. Oh, by the way... welcome newbee with a scoobie!

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    OMG so many warm welcomes! thanks all!

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