Welcome to the forum & congrats.
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Welcome to the forum & congrats.
The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread
Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.
I found out that dealers wont budge from the MSRP if they know what you want. Since you wanted the hatchback it was a for sure sale. My mistake was rushing in getting WRX. But I learn from my mistakes.
Welcome to clubWRX! It sounds like you are quite satisfied with your trade.
Steve - Avon, Ohio, USA - Moderator - Fun Drives and North Central States
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2016 Toyota 4Runner__2008 Outback 2.5XT Ltd (sold) __2002 WRX Wagon (sold) __ 1958 MGA Roadster __ and a few scooters...
Current Car: 2015 Honduh Civic SIgh
Previous Cars:2014 Golf TDI, 2012 WRB WRX Hatch, 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
"Isn't it amazing how smart you feel when you just aren't being stupid?"
Just ordered one of these, can't stand the OEM WRX shift knob. My first mod on the new car
Great post and actually great review on the cars !!I read it completely. Congrats on your hatch! The BRZ is more like a Miata coupe.And I love nimble roadsters and coupes as much as I love big American V8s.I would have to disagree on one statement though,
" You are not going to rotate the back end out with AWD"
I also come from a RWD, a Charger R/T. Agree, that BRZZ is a much lighter car and its easy to tail out with its nimble RWD chassis, but I feel that our rexes are tail happy as well. Now, my experience is on unplowed roads. If you , on a corner, downshift and get to some 3k rpms and just power over, the tail steps out instantly. I have experienced this even with the VDC on. Neither its because of tires as I have some brand new GW3s on the car. I should say that the VDC intervines much later and lets you have some fun before it kicks in. This is unlike the ESP on the Charger, which kicks in instantly as soon as the rear wheel slips. Anyways, I'm sure you would have been sad to leave the BRZ. But at the same time you will like the Rex more very soon.
Above all, true AWD (not the cheap $3k Haldex option on a FWD car) and RWD > by miles than FWD !
Stink eye mob #682
14 WRB WRX Hatch premium Protuned 267whp/300wtq @17 psi
IAG AOS/Cobb EBCS/Perrin Pitchstop mount/SPT STS and linkage/ KB and TiC bushings/20mm RSB/ Eneki RPF1s 17x8 +45 (gold)
12 Charger R/T Red pearl triple coat , wheels and tunes group - SOLD
07 Mazda 3 S Touring 5 MT - SOLD
I am new here as well, nice intro. Welcome!
'14 WRX Crystal Black/SPT CBE/Tuned by Torqued Performance
I am watching the OK - Bama game so had time to read the whole thing. Good write up on the differences, I didn't spend too much time on the Fords, but they were a consideration for a while.
The more I drive this car, the more I really like it. Steering is a little loose feeling at lower speeds, but it handles really, really well. And it laughs at snow
I am trying to stay under 4K rpm for the first 1000 miles, but man is it hard. I have gone over 4K a few times and the power in this car is amazing. The BRZ seems incredibly slow compared to this car.
I am going to pull the trigger soon on a rear sway bar. I am sticking with the STi rear sway and having a Subaru dealer install it. It will cost a little more, but I really don't want any warranty issues and the Subaru dealer I spoke to said they would do it (the install) for about $120 which is pretty fair.
$120 for sway bar?!?! Jesus. They are also the people who said a sport spring install was 7 hours worth of labor... which ended up being completed by me and a neighbor in 2.5 hours. Look on subarugenuineparts.com I believe they have front and rear sti sway bars for ~$200 do the install your self much better option.
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Welcome man! I bought one on 12/26 same color and everything. My brother actually has the fr-s and my opinion I still don't like it as much or I would've bought it. I'm only 20 and no family yet. But it's nice to have 5 door hatch.
Not worth it to me for $100, and working outside in Jan-Mar in Minnesota just sucks. I will let someone else do it it is going to be -50 here on Monday...