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Just stepped up to an 08 STI Spec R. Ex Subaru management car. Very low Km. Lots of goodies - Satnav, Recaro Seats, front lip, STI mats, stainless exhaust surrounds etc. Huge saving off new (+ free servicings for three years!). Already looking at mild exhaust mods and having it pro-tuned. Very happy with the trade, as the STI has so much potential.
 

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lol why is everyone saying "welcome aboard" to him, he's been here longer than most of us lol

BUT, that's a damn sexy car, and ever sexier deal...Even though I kind of liked how are wrx's were almost identical
Yes I have been driving a 3GWRX for quite some time and would have likely upgraded to a STI even without the 09 turning up (The STIs were not out when I purchased my WRX). After mods it was a good car, but I could not go any further without upgrading the rest of the car and it was basically cheaper to just buy a STI. Drove a 06 STI and it was just too raw for a DD (and to me the interior looked old compared to the 08). Picture of my old car:
 

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those seats are reason enought to own that car! :eek:
 

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Oh man that thing in red looks incredible!! Congrats.
So clean and nice looking.. mind telling me what you got for trade in? Are we talking reasonable amount? I was thinking about it as well to to be honest, because I have just spent over $2300 on the exhaust alone.. done rims.. thinking of getting the wing.. boost controller/haltech computer and top mount.. unless this turns out reasonable? Also who do you recommend for the sale? Lindfield was awful...
 

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Oh man that thing in red looks incredible!! Congrats.
So clean and nice looking.. mind telling me what you got for trade in? Are we talking reasonable amount? I was thinking about it as well to to be honest, because I have just spent over 00 on the exhaust alone.. done rims.. thinking of getting the wing.. boost controller/haltech computer and top mount.. unless this turns out reasonable? Also who do you recommend for the sale? Lindfield was awful...
Wow $2300 for the exhaust! Turbo XS fitted a very nice TBE 3 inch SS system to mine for $1400. I will PM you the details of the deal later, as I am just about to head off to work.
 

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Haha I was posting in self intro then saw this in the new post section, didn't realize it was members ride...

Or that he had 150 some posts for a newbie :D
 

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Dammit I would so rather have those seats than what I have in the car right now :mad:

Awesome ride though :)
 

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Oh man that thing in red looks incredible!! Congrats.
So clean and nice looking.. mind telling me what you got for trade in? Are we talking reasonable amount? I was thinking about it as well to to be honest, because I have just spent over 00 on the exhaust alone.. done rims.. thinking of getting the wing.. boost controller/haltech computer and top mount.. unless this turns out reasonable? Also who do you recommend for the sale? Lindfield was awful...
Wow 00 for the exhaust! Turbo XS fitted a very nice TBE 3 inch SS system to mine for 00. I will PM you the details of the deal later, as I am just about to head off to work.
Sounds good to me! Much appreciated.
As for the exhaust, i was going to get one for 1200, but it's not quite as nice as what i got:). It's fully street legal with all the cats of the stocker, but done in high flow, and its loud enough without annoying anyone too much. It's also finished in that kitchen-grade, slightly dark grey metal that looks great compared to the lesser fake chrome look. It's a hi-tech exhaust from sydney city, they also do the dealer exhaust upgrades..
Sorta like comparing wrx and sti i guess. :)
 

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Sounds good to me! Much appreciated.
As for the exhaust, i was going to get one for 1200, but it's not quite as nice as what i got:). It's fully street legal with all the cats of the stocker, but done in high flow, and its loud enough without annoying anyone too much. It's also finished in that kitchen-grade, slightly dark grey metal that looks great compared to the lesser fake chrome look. It's a hi-tech exhaust from sydney city, they also do the dealer exhaust upgrades..
Sorta like comparing wrx and sti i guess. :)
[/quote]PM sent, have you had the car tuned/dynoed with the Hitech exhaust? KW gains?
 

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Sounds good to me! Much appreciated.
As for the exhaust, i was going to get one for 1200, but it's not quite as nice as what i got:). It's fully street legal with all the cats of the stocker, but done in high flow, and its loud enough without annoying anyone too much. It's also finished in that kitchen-grade, slightly dark grey metal that looks great compared to the lesser fake chrome look. It's a hi-tech exhaust from sydney city, they also do the dealer exhaust upgrades..
Sorta like comparing wrx and sti i guess. :)
PM sent, have you had the car tuned/dynoed with the Hitech exhaust? KW gains?
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Not yet.. but the guy reckons on the WRX stocka you get about 16kw's @wheels which is great on 4WD, or about 25 engine KW's. I'd expect with the lovely turbo your Sti has, maybe 20-25KW's @wheels.. and mate check out the post I had about the HiTech exhausts for the sound... I have posted the STi and Rexy Vid's. They sound SO clean and real nice... Mines been on now for about 800km's and is really sounding good.

When I got it it was a bit raspy (but not tinny suprisingly).. and I liked it.
Now it's bedded in a bit and has that rexy sound with revs.. but does not drone in the slightest and still sounds horn when under wide open throttle.

It's a bit wierd though becuase when I first got the exhaust, i noticed the sound and a "little" power... but now its bedded in you can really feel it. Maybe the ECU takes a bit.. but its for sure with my car.

As for definitive gains.. I am having a power run before and after I get my intercooler this friday.. will tell you what i get then..

Did I mention the red thing looks WILD! Nice job mate I absolutely love it.

Now for some gains on friday...!
 

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