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Old 16-02-2016, 04:35 PM
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My name is Dave, I'm 43, I have been a member of the Western patrol club for years (am not financial any more) as I have owned 7 patrols, 2xTB42's and 5xTD42's, none of them turbos.
Yes I came to own a wrx in a very hasty fashion. But I've admired them since I first saw them in their debut Aussie rallies.
My reason for getting this one was, it was entry level price, I thought most of its flaws had been disclosed as I've known the previous owner for 3 years as work colleagues, and I knew enough to know it was not a common car in that it was a STI JDM wagon. It's an older one being a 96 and has a few issues but overall is a reasonably tidy car for its age, and it hasn't been modified much, other than a front mount cooler system, headers and exhaust and a set of later model Subaru 18" rims. I also got the original gold 16's as part of the deal
Yes I need this forum more than it need me, but I'm still willing to contribute, in a positive way, wherever I can.
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Old 16-02-2016, 04:50 PM
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Lol'd at the title. Looks pretty tidy. Not familiar with early model rex's apart from spewing out the window of one many years ago. All the best and welcome.
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Lol'd aitle. Looks pretty tidy. Not familiar with early model rex's apart from spewing out the window of one many years ago. All the best and welcome.
Thanks Shaunus, haha,, them g-force induced hurls
Yes they are primitive, but still have bang for buck compared to my daily tractor,, though I suspect this is going to require a lot more bucks more often than the old Nissan's
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Cool looking wagon, the interior looks really neat.
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Cool looking wagon, the interior looks really neat.
Cheers Dan, yes the interior is still very good for age bar a few minor blemishes and the brown faux carbon fiber inserts and gear nob, I still shudder and wonder every time I get in where and when this was in vogue
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Would make for a good project car if you were maybe wanting to dump some money into it. Some MY11-13 rims would look nice on it. Maybe also go back to top mount intercooler and get a pod filter/intake that is shrouded away from hot air.
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The cutting has been done so may as well just leave the FMIC in there and seems like it is a decent fit. The intake situation would see worthwhile gains in drive-ability and some power.

With rims 18's can look a bit too big depending on the style. 17's look killer


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Would make for a good project car if you were maybe wanting to dump some money into it. Some MY11-13 rims would look nice on it. Maybe also go back to top mount intercooler and get a pod filter/intake that is shrouded away from hot air.
Yes it already needs some $ dumped into it as it has an engine issue (fuel I suspect) that the previous owner started to try and remedy, the new air being part of that, and for the life of me I don't know why they left the pod inside the bay when it was getting done.
Was intending to keep it low budget and close to stock while I sus how one of these feels and drives (10 years of diesel patrols have dulled the senses and abilities ) . And the rest of the car, it's @ 226ks, so there's nothing that won't need looking at once I start looking
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