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    What can I do?

    I went to the dealership yesterday and bought that '01 Subaru Impreza L AWD that I was talking about in my first thread.

    Now that baby is mine, what do you guys suggest for mods since it is n/a. Right now I'm planning on tinting the windows, find a '01 impreza RS hood and maybe new wheels.

    I will post pictures when I pick up the car saturday.

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    get some seat time first and get used to the car.

    Personally, I'd concentrate on handling and braking first. N/A cars are tougher (and often more expensive) to squeeze for more power.

    making it handle and stop better makes the car more fun to drive. Perfect example is my previous car, 07 corolla.. gutless.. however once I did the springs/wheels n tires it was like a gocart. Still gutless... but not having to slow down for corners makes for alot of fun and the less you have to get on the throttle to speed back up on exit.

    sways, links n springs aren't expensive bits for the impreza's.. thats where I'd start... and sticky tires.

    lighter wheels will also improve how the car accelerates without even touching the rest of the driveline. More expensive.. but something to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    get some seat time first and get used to the car.

    Personally, I'd concentrate on handling and braking first. N/A cars are tougher (and often more expensive) to squeeze for more power.

    making it handle and stop better makes the car more fun to drive. Perfect example is my previous car, 07 corolla.. gutless.. however once I did the springs/wheels n tires it was like a gocart. Still gutless... but not having to slow down for corners makes for alot of fun and the less you have to get on the throttle to speed back up on exit.

    sways, links n springs aren't expensive bits for the impreza's.. thats where I'd start... and sticky tires.

    lighter wheels will also improve how the car accelerates without even touching the rest of the driveline. More expensive.. but something to think about.
    Exactly. That's how my car is. Got lighter rims with stiffer suspension and 2000 dollar Baer brake system! I also have a CF hood which shouldn't save too much weight but going lightweight is another option as well. Also you can always tune your car to get a few more HP as well.

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    Yeah I definitely agree, my mods will be more into the suspension and the handling. Probably gonna leave the engine alone, maybe put in an exhaust if there are any good kinds for n/a. I am gonna have this car for a long time, about four years so I need to be able to enjoy it for the four years haha.

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    I'm thinking bout doing the springs and all that... but how easy is it for to DIY?
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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm_Imprezzed View Post
    I am gonna have this car for a long time, about four years so I need to be able to enjoy it for the four years haha.
    you consider owning a car for four years a "long time"???
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    ^That's commitment right there! But how do you know exactly four years? It's like saying I'm gonna be with my girlfriend for 4 years then break up with her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_Ziggy_2000 View Post
    I'm thinking bout doing the springs and all that... but how easy is it for to DIY?
    http://www.cobbforums.com/forums/ima...SpringInst.pdf

    It doesn't look that hard, but you'll need something to compress the springs with.

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    What about the sway bars? Does my car already have some and I'm just upgrading them? Or what? And what exactly is the sway bar? I know a buddy had an rx7 and he put a bar from one side of the car to the other.. about where the rear wheels are.. is that the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    you consider owning a car for four years a "long time"???
    Haha hell yeah, im the youngest out of my four brothers. They always keep theirs for two years at the most because they get bored of them easily

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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm_Imprezzed View Post
    Haha hell yeah, im the youngest out of my four brothers. They always keep theirs for two years at the most because they get bored of them easily

    I understand that one.. I've had 6 cars in 5 years of driving lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by d_Ziggy_2000 View Post
    I understand that one.. I've had 6 cars in 5 years of driving lol
    shoulda kept the Justy... I've always wanted to own one...
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    The engine was so small and weak in it.. that at 2am after jr prom.. I picked up a rock on the freeway and it hit the engine and drained all of the oil out on the freeway...

    Yes my dates and I were in my car...

    And yes.. I had to push my car off the freeway in my tux at 2am haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by d_Ziggy_2000 View Post
    The engine was so small and weak in it.. that at 2am after jr prom.. I picked up a rock on the freeway and it hit the engine and drained all of the oil out on the freeway...

    Yes my dates and I were in my car...

    And yes.. I had to push my car off the freeway in my tux at 2am haha
    Sucks man. But there are some cool Justy builds that pervade the whole of NASIOC. Full WRX driveline swaps and **** of that sort.
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    Okay.. that actually sounds kinda sick.. the entire car was like 1200 pounds... well I don't even think that.. me and 3 of my buddies (one in each corner) picked it up and moved it to the street
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