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    Contemplating jumping from an '11 WRX to an '07 STi. Thoughts?

    Well, she's returned to stock, at least as far as the engine mods go. Got The stock map flashed, need to load and flash my stage 1 map 'til I sell her. Got a few more things to take care of first, i.e. get the bumper painted once it comes in, install it and the fender liners, replace some of the trim inside, get her repolished, and put the stock suspension back on.
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    Contemplating jumping from an '11 WRX to an '07 STi. Thoughts?

    Whelp, it's been a bit since I updated. Couple stupid hiccups since that have slowed my roll. Popped out the CV end of my axle out of my tranny while changing the struts, leaked all the oil out after I popped it back in, so figured I knicked the seal. Dealership popped it back in a little bit more and everything was fixed. Lol, I felt dumb.

    Power steering fluid is leaking out, about a quart in the last 1.5-2 months. Dealership dude said its the rack & pinion leaking. Getting it fixed after the parts come in.

    The dash lights I had before have come back, hill assist and traction control off lights again. It was my steering angle sensor that caused it before, so it's probably tweaking out again. I'll go get it taken care of as soon as I get the stock steering wheel back on.

    Another thing that came back was the gap in-between the cowl and the bottom of the windshield. It got replaced before, so I'll get it taken care of again.

    Last thing I'm waiting on is getting the bumper(& fender liners) installed by the shop that painted the new bumper. Car will get polished while it's in also.

    As far as the STi, still hunting for the right one. Hard to find an almost unmolested hawkeye out there. There are a couple promising ones. There are 2 '07s here in town that I looked at, one in white and one in black. The white one falls into that category of "WTF was the retard PO thinking), it had a Megan DP and some eBay turbo, as well as a BOV. Another red mark for this one is the "dealership" that has it is part of a chain of them that do some ****ed up **** to cars; i.e. putting WRX turbos on STis.

    The black one is pretty much stock, except for the BOV I could deal with, it is obviously previously modded though, judging by the lack of the turbo heat shield. However they want $27k for a 6 y/o car with over 70k on the clock, and refuse to haggle lower.

    Hunt continues though, thinking I'm definitely going to have take a decent drive to go after the most likely choice.
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    Completely back to stock look now. Gonna kind of miss her, since she's looking so good now. Oh well, almost gone now.
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    Contemplating jumping from an '11 WRX to an '07 STi. Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Little do they know you've done some fun off roading in it
    Shhh.... don't tell anybody.... :rofl:
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregroot198521 View Post
    Completely back to stock look now. Gonna kind of miss her, since she's looking so good now. Oh well, almost gone now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Little do they know you've done some fun off roading in it
    This
    Quote Originally Posted by gregroot198521 View Post
    Shhh.... don't tell anybody.... :rofl:
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    Is why I refuse to buy a used car. I feel sorry for the guy that buys this wrx. Seems like its been beat to hell and back

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessSea View Post
    This

    This

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    Is why I refuse to buy a used car. I feel sorry for the guy that buys this wrx. Seems like its been beat to hell and back
    Seriously dude? GTFO of my thread if you're not going to contribute. If you're afraid of a car that's seen some mud go back to civics. It's a ****ing Subaru, a little mud isn't going to kill it. Ooh, yeah some paint got scratched.... Oh, that's right; it's a Subaru, look at it wrong and the paint scratches. Touch it? Oh, paints scratched. Weird, maybe there is something there. Sounds like you're one of these clowns that doesn't drive a Subaru in the snow or rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregroot198521 View Post
    Seriously dude? GTFO of my thread if you're not going to contribute. If you're afraid of a car that's seen some mud go back to civics. It's a ****ing Subaru, a little mud isn't going to kill it. Ooh, yeah some paint got scratched.... Oh, that's right; it's a Subaru, look at it wrong and the paint scratches. Touch it? Oh, paints scratched. Weird, maybe there is something there. Sounds like you're one of these clowns that doesn't drive a Subaru in the snow or rain.
    Yeah I'll have to +1 this one.

    Seriously...just cause it's seen some offroading, doesn't mean it's been beat on or beat to crap. Gregroot has actually taken quite good care of this car, and done modifications to it so that it could even adequately handle some offroading better than a stock WRX. Guess nobody should ever buy a Jeep or a pick-up used ever either.
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    Yeah I'll have to +1 this one.

    Seriously...just cause it's seen some offroading, doesn't mean it's been beat on or beat to crap. Gregroot has actually taken quite good care of this car, and done modifications to it so that it could even adequately handle some offroading better than a stock WRX. Guess nobody should ever buy a Jeep or a pick-up used ever either.
    This. At least my Scooby has stock components back in, instead of the used Jeeps and trucks that someone would buy with beat to **** suspension still installed. An thank you Mikie, oh and happy birthday, happy holidays (**** that: merry Christmas) and soon; happy New Year!
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    Haha thanks dude! hope you had a Merry Christmas as well! I hate the non-denominational "Happy Holidays" thing...it's Christmas, so wish me a Merry Christmas. If you wish me a Happy Hanukkah, I'd be perfectly fine with it as well considering that's the holiday at the moment. I find it to be very nice that someone takes the time to wish another person good tidings for any holiday at all! /Rant
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    Haha thanks dude! hope you had a Merry Christmas as well! I hate the non-denominational "Happy Holidays" thing...it's Christmas, so wish me a Merry Christmas. If you wish me a Happy Hanukkah, I'd be perfectly fine with it as well considering that's the holiday at the moment. I find it to be very nice that someone takes the time to wish another person good tidings for any holiday at all! /Rant
    Meh, it didn't feel like Christmas here, no snow for me, first time in the last 27 years.....

    Lol, yeah, I've been screwing with some of my army buddies by replying to "Merry Christmas!" texts with Happy Chanukah!. My one really Christian buddy hasn't replied yet. I'll see him when I go back to VA this weekend, but I won't have my Scoob to enjoy the snow.... Just the wife's Corolla.
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    I went down from a 08 WRX to a 07 STI Limited and I love my 07 better than my 08. So much simpler not only on mechanical wise but interior as well. But it's up to you honeslty

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNiKMeTaLLiX View Post
    I went down from a 08 WRX to a 07 STI Limited and I love my 07 better than my 08. So much simpler not only on mechanical wise but interior as well. But it's up to you honeslty
    Oh, no worries, I've already sold myself (and the wife) on why I want a GD STi. Some of my family, and even some of hers doesn't understand the reasoning behind getting a car that's more of a raw car, but that's alright, my money, my choice.

    I've ultimately decided on an '06, love the pig nose/hawkeye front end more than the blobeye, but still stay with some of the rawness that '04/05 had.

    Oh, and in that note, I finally made my FS thread, so it seems more real that things are going to be said goodbye to.
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    Contemplating jumping from an '11 WRX to an '07 STi. Thoughts?

    Found the right one finally. It's not perfect, but it runs strong. Power steering whines like a teenager, but I've seen threads on that before, so I'll either figure out the problem, or get a q-rack someday.
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