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    '11 SWP Hatchback

    Hello everyone! I'm loving the 2011s! Here's my Premium 5-door in Satin White Pearl; came with SPT exhaust, SPT short throw shifter, cargo tray, and security shock sensor.


    Put a deposit down on 7/9, delivered 7/14, and picked last Friday 7/15 with 10 miles on the odometer. Now has about 350. I drove up to the Tomales Bay Oyster Co. from San Francisco (47 miles) for some spirted, fun driving. The '11 WRX handles really well. I was definitely surprised. Loving the bluetooth capability as it allows me to stream pandora and my mp3s directly from my cell phone. No mods planned yet, just gonna try and enjoy it as is

    47 mile drive I did with my brother and his Miata.

    The funnest stretch right here.



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    congrats! beautiful car. that is a great drive, i have driven in that area before. If you get a chance, i would recommned the drive down to Santa Cruz, Monterrey, and on along the coast on the 1. AMAZING! The first week I had my car i drove from San Luis Obispo along the 1 all the way to Monterrey and back, obviously the opposite direction as you, but it is an amazing drive in either direction.

    enjoy!
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    BEAUTIFUL car....but then again, I may be a little biased. ;-)

    No mods? I'll be the first to say I respect your current opinion....but don't believe you. :-) It'll start with sway bars and endlinks to get rid of that that lean and understeer...then you may feel this strange need for trans mounts and diff bushings to firm up that responsiveness factor...then you'll realize the throw on that shifter is nice, but feels a bit mushy....then you may wonder what all the hype is about with this whole 'stage 1 tune' thing (this may actually happen first)...then...hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbya rx View Post
    congrats! beautiful car. that is a great drive, i have driven in that area before. If you get a chance, i would recommned the drive down to Santa Cruz, Monterrey, and on along the coast on the 1. AMAZING! The first week I had my car i drove from San Luis Obispo along the 1 all the way to Monterrey and back, obviously the opposite direction as you, but it is an amazing drive in either direction.

    enjoy!
    I've driven the 1 along Pismo, Santa Barbara, and SLO...it's awesome!

    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    BEAUTIFUL car....but then again, I may be a little biased. ;-)

    No mods? I'll be the first to say I respect your current opinion....but don't believe you. :-) It'll start with sway bars and endlinks to get rid of that that lean and understeer...then you may feel this strange need for trans mounts and diff bushings to firm up that responsiveness factor...then you'll realize the throw on that shifter is nice, but feels a bit mushy....then you may wonder what all the hype is about with this whole 'stage 1 tune' thing (this may actually happen first)...then...hehe
    You're right. I would be lying if i wasn't thinking about sway bars already. I should rephrase my statement and say "I'm going to try and not catch the mod bug for as long as possible". I plan on doing some HPDEs in the future and that will definitely require some handling/suspension mods, tires, better brakes, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOMEZ View Post
    You're right. I would be lying if i wasn't thinking about sway bars already. I should rephrase my statement and say "I'm going to try and not catch the mod bug for as long as possible". I plan on doing some HPDEs in the future and that will definitely require some handling/suspension mods, tires, better brakes, etc.
    That's the spirit. :-)
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    Good choice! welcome to the club

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    nice color just hit 300 miles yesterday and the tint and clear bra are going on today. Cant wait to get the car back and go for another drive
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    I've been thinking of getting a clear bra. Is it easy to maintain and can you wax it?

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    after 3 weeks...
    '11 WRX 5-door Premium - Satin White Pearl
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    Love the power.
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    nice ride! tint mod asap :P
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    I definitely want tints soon. I was thinking 45-35%, not too dark as cops are pretty strict in my area. But more so, i'd like to get Whiteline 22mm front and rear swaybars!
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    Gratz ! great color, I hit my 1month owner today and have 2300miles on her, so fun to drive!
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    now its time to have fun
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