EDIT: I FINALLY BOUGHT MY FIRST SUBIE!!!! SCROLL TO LAST POST
(if you are not prepared for one hell of an introduction, please scroll down to cliffs)
I've been lurking around the forum for quite sometime now and been waiting to make an intro, so now's a good as time as any.
A little but about me, name's JJ. I'm 21 years old but i look 14. ASE certified A1 and A5 (engine repair and steering and suspension.) Expecting my first child in the summer of '11. I'm a 5'5 Filipino who's finished with school. I speculate that I will have my school loans paid off by Febuary and will be looking forward to getting a '11 STi 5-door in satin white pearl. This will be my first car that i'm actually paying for, but my second car owning. My first car is an '07 Honda Civic LX, modded then parted out with 121k hard earned miles on the clock and keeping it as a daily driving beater. I've been a member of such appropriate forum communities such as honda-tech as well as 8thcivic.
pic i took just minutes before i've parted out and went back to stock
GReddy TiC catback
HFP front lip
Enkei RPF1 17x8 +45.. 225/45/17 yokohama S.drive tires
Buddy Club n+ 15 way adjustable coilovers (corner balanced by me)
skunk2 rear camber kit
SPC front camber bolts
Eibach front and rear sway bar
Megan racing B pillar bar
skunk2 5 spd weight shift knob
skunk2 short shifter
Buddy Club bucket seat
SPARCO 4pt harness
pioneer single din headunit
MB quart component front speakers
Kicker coaxial rear speakers
Performance technique 370/4 4chan amp
JL 500/1 monoblock
2 JL 10w3v2 subwoofers
Proud to say I've done all the installation myself with little help from friends to save time. My car has never missed it's scheduled maintenance and runs flawlessly to this day in it's bone stock form, despite the few track days, and the countless endless canyon runs. Loving my 34mpg on 87 octane but HATED the attention from the police. I've spent about 5,000$ on fix-it tickets in the last 3 years. The reason for being so much is because i had so many to keep track of and forgot a few and went to collections. But never again.
So now i've decided on a Subaru. i'll love the idea of an AWD and turbo and the 2 (actually 3) extra doors will come in handy for my newborn. i don't plan on going too crazy with mod's but i still want to have a little fun. I searched around and haven't found a reputable set of coilovers as well as camber kits, so I'd appreciate any information for my first set of mods. Volk RE30's or Advan RGII's 18x9 will come when I can find some extra cash. As far as performance, I'm just looking at a COBB TBE and access port. Nothing really extreme as I plan on having this car for a very long time. Which leads me to some questions
first of all, any disputes regarding my mod plans? any negative comments on those wheels or COBB products?
I frequent CorSport Online Store general overview of aftermarket parts for my civic, but haven't found an equivalent for subarus. What are some of the sites you visit?
I've heard rumors about Subarus having "glass trannys". Mostly with older models. Is it true? or are those people just contanly beating on the trans that that was inevitable.
for those who commute with a baby on board and are in a newer 08+ 5 door, how is the space in the trunk with the stroller? room for a small 10" subwoofer? how do spills, messes, and any other baby related incidents cope with the interior upholstry? easy to clean? or am i scrubbing for hours.
kind of hard to explain this next question. On the COBB website, I watched the video clip of a 5 door STi on a dyno, the tailights were red completely surrounding the white. but everywhere else i look the red is just on the part of the taillight that isn't on the hatch. is this just an STi thing?
That pretty much sums it up. I'f i can think of more ill be sure to add. any info will be appreciated. questions and opinions are welcome.
other useless non sense:
-i own a nikon d60 with the intention of learning how to use it to its potential
-i smoke too damn much
-i have more pairs of shoes then i do socks
-i try and follow BTCC and F1
-huge fan of BBC's Top Gear which is how i came up with my username. They pronounced the car "impretza" and the first thing i thought of was pretzel lol.
cliffs: Hi, I'm new