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Postby Draklen » Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:48 am

It's a 2002 Platinum Silver WRX (not STI :( , but it's okay still pretty speedy).

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Bug Eye FTW?!? Also has covers in the opening.

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Exhaust says ProDrive on it. But I've never found it online.

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I park it on our driveway, moderately steep. The Buick Park Ave is my dad's and the Mustang is my bro's. Both Slushboxes. My dad refers to my car as "The Filipino Car" since most cars over there are stick. He can drive a stick but doesn't like to.

Not sure what I wanna do to it yet. Tint, 1-up the rims, maybe get an STI hood scoop, remap ECU, up the turbo... I dunno.

EDIT: Moving pics around from other posts.

Parked on the street:

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Got Tint: 37% on the sides and 19% on the rear window.

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//Edit: Better comparison shot.

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Shifter: From AutoZone. Stock one kept spinning. Shifts feel better to me with this one.

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Here's the Stock one.
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Short Video. Just driving around the block.
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New Pic:4/23
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Postby PureLife » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:53 am

Nice WRX. 8)

If you ever decide to upgrade your struts/springs, I'll take the stockers off your hands.

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Postby jomotopia » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:53 pm

beautiful car! :D i've always liked the bugeyes.
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Postby magnus_1986 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:44 pm

Sorry can't comment on your car, 56k :lol:
Yeah the bugeyes give me the "I may look humble but I can kick your butt in a jiffy" look :lol:
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Postby vq35 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:42 pm

I still remember the first time I ever rode in a WRX. I was like, whoa, this is a 4 banger???

Awesome car and the bugeyes are great
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Postby Draklen » Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:30 pm

vq35 wrote:I still remember the first time I ever rode in a WRX. I was like, whoa, this is a 4 banger???

I let my neighbor drive it. I got sick at work and couldn't drive home so she drove the car home for me. She was in love. Her father used to be a NASCAR driver.

She loved the feel of the turbo kicking in and loved the sound of everything (engine, exhaust, BOV, etc).

After flooring it and hitting 65 just when she hit 3rd gear, she said: "OMG, if I were a guy I'd have a giant boner right now. Ha ha ha."

I just about fell out of my car laughing.

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Postby jomotopia » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:11 pm

who's her father?

sounds like she's someone who should be more than a coworker. ;) :lol:
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Postby Draklen » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:40 pm

I dunno. I should go ask. I don't even know her last name heh. She's not a co-worker just the neighbor across the street. She and her kids are my brother's friends. They play lot of Guitar Hero :lol:.

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Postby vedran » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:29 pm

nice ride - very clean. the current rims on it are fine IMO, i think you should just leave them on there and just lower it some more
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Postby Draklen » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:58 am

Well, from what I've read. If I move up to 17" rims then there are more tires commonly available than 16". Dunno if that's true or not and I forgot where I read that. Oh wells.

The pics above are with it parked on my driveway. So the distance between tire and wheel well may be a little off.

Here's a pic of the WRX on the street. From this you can kinda see how steep my driveway is and the correct distance from tire to wheel well.

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I know my car already looks nice but I just have the urge to buy something for my car. I keep telling myself that I want change stuff on my car but I end up changing my mind because it's not a necessary buy. Maybe I'll change 1 thing every year that I've had the car. So every July 29th I'll upgrade something. :D
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Postby jomotopia » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:38 am

do you have a short shifter? if you wanna do something to your car i'd start there. the Cobb double adjustable one is very nice. get some shifter bushings too to clean up some of the slop in the gearbox.
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Postby Draklen » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:49 pm

That's what I was kinda thinking to do first. Unless my tires wear out then I'd do rims first. There's a "Rent-A-Wheel" near my place where you rent-to-own rims and they give you the tires free. And I believe they give free replacement tires, of course depending their replacement guidlines on time, wear, cause for replacement, etc.


I's still the stock shifter although it maybe a Subaru short shifter, not sure though. I removed the center console because I was curious about the shifter heh. The shifts are clean and there is almost no vibration in the shifter unless I go 5k+ RPMs and only in 3rd gear. I think the previous owner changed out the bushings.

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Postby subzero » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:17 pm

damn that wrx is clean as hell. lol, "the filipino car". my mom used to call the type-s i drove for a while the same thing.
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Postby Draklen » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:37 pm

Okay so uh... I got my windows tinted. 37% on the sides and 19% on the back. Non-Dye, Non-Metallic tint. Ran me $235, $165 + $70 for type of tint.

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The 37% didn't look as dark in the shop or when they first put it on. Oh wells. My friend said I should just go 7% all around heh.


I'll get a better pic later when it's not so bright out and there aren't cars parked all over my street. Only parking was on my driveway.
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Postby jomotopia » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:41 pm

looks great! :D
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