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    my first subie, any advice? :D

    Heyy, i just joined the club and im looking to buy my first subie, im looking at a 06 STI or a 2010 wrx premium. Any advice from anyone that owns either of these? would be most helpful =].

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    well these are two totally different cars.

    what are you looking for in a vehicle? do you plan on modding?

    do you want a raw/rough ride (sti) or would you prefer something a little more refined and smooth (new wrx)?

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    definitely looking to mod. raw/rough is also good. I'm new to subies so sorry if i ask some dumb questions.

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    don't worry there have been plenty of "odd" questions newbs have asked. i liked the raw feeling also, so i went with the 04-05 styling (don't care for bugeyes) cuz they are good for modding and i liked the styling. but the 06-07 look is also an awesome choice, whatever your into. how much modding are you looking to do? if your replacing everything then a wrx isn't a bad idea for the lower initial price, but if your keeping the tranny and engine then the STi is a great route. i really like the 06 STi's.

    How much modding are you looking to do?
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    Planning on keeping the engine the same. probably the same plan with the tranny. I really like the 2006 style but i wish there was a 2010 sti sedan instead of a hatch. i dislike the hatch very much lol.

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    i didn't like the hatch either, but after seeing them in person time and time again, they really grew on me. now i like em. but the 06 sti sounds like a great choice for you then.

    just get a TBE, UP, and a tune and you'd be seeing some pretty respectable results.
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    yea, if i do get a 06 I'm gonna make it wingless though.The wing is ugly to me. you have a wing on your wrx?

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    i do. i like the look of the wing, i like wingless in many cases too. my wing is an aftermarket, not STi. i just don't like the sti wing for some reason, the corners of it just don't look as good as they could imo. mine is basically identical but its adjustable and lighter
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlh132 View Post
    yea, if i do get a 06 I'm gonna make it wingless though.The wing is ugly to me. you have a wing on your wrx?
    here is my wingless 06:





    i'd never put a spoiler on mine, unless it was an sti limited spoiler (just a little lip that goes on the trunk)

    it looks a lot cleaner without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Buck View Post
    just get a TBE, UP, and a tune and you'd be seeing some pretty respectable results.
    UP is catless already (2nd reminder this week!) lol

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    Get the STi.... IF it's unmolested. You won't be disappointed (might if you don't get it tuned quickly) There are countless differences between the 2. PLUS, your tranny will thank you w/the STi. I have past experience on that subject as 50-75% of every1 out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    UP is catless already (2nd reminder this week!) lol
    was that with the 06-07 too? i couldn't remember, i thought it was the 08-09. my bad my bad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Buck View Post
    was that with the 06-07 too? i couldn't remember, i thought it was the 08-09. my bad my bad...
    All 06+ wrxs and all sti's

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    wow thats a nice 06, and yea i agree it looks cleaner. i was checking out the 2010 hatch sti's and they seem really nice. but i dont really like the hatch look so ill have to look into it more

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    i have a 06 wrx and its fun as hell granted i wish it was the sti mostly for tranny reason the 06-07 body was the last year of a really sexy look for wrx-sti the 06-07 sti comes with the ej257 vf43 turbo engine loads of fun and easier to upgrade than the 2010 hatchbacks mostly cuase the new aftermarket part for the 2010s are still trying to be prduced

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