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Old 10-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Updating my first post

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So now that I've had my OBS for awhile I've finally figured more things out and have a better idea of where I want to go with her. She was finally named Priscilla by my girlfriend. And its totally fitting because Priscilla sounds like a girl that likes it rough but is reliable just like my OBS. She is definitely my DD, but I want her to be as fun as possible. So heres a list of my desired and acquired upgrades.

Red is desired Black is acquired

Exterior
Upper and mid Spoiler - Thanks to Canyon Carver
JDM Roof Rails - Thanks to Mad Rabbit
2.5rs Front bumper and for lights
JDM corners
Rally Armor Flaps
Side Skirts
Rear Spats

Suspension
KYB AGX
20mm WRX RSB
Kart Boy Solid Endlinks
FHI Carbon Front Strut Brace - Thanks to JDM Gary
Ground Control Coilover Sleeves - They're awesome
Rear strut brace

Engine
Perrin Lightweight Crank Pulley
EJ251 or better Really something with a few more ponies
STi Catback exhaust
UEL headers - needz MOAR rummmble

Brakes
06/07 WRX 4/2 Pots
Stop tech Stainless Steel Lines

Interior
Forrester Navigation Pack
GD Wrx Wagon Seats
Arm Rest extender


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So up until last January, I was the owner of a 97 VW Jetta. It was a fun car, didn't really do any work to it other than keep it running in tip top shape. Then I got rear ended. As soon as I got out of the car to look at the damage I laughed cause I knew it was totaled. My dream car for the longest time had been an original Impreza Outback Sport. Finally it was time to get one. After looking at cars for a couple months, mostly sedans and wagons, more jettas and lots and lots of crap. I finally stumbled on a green, 5 speed(I refuse to drive an auto) 1999 Impreza OBS at a used car lot in north Seattle. Got it for a decent price at the time. It came with a Yakima ski rack too.
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Once I got it home I noticed a few things, front passenger strut was shot along with both front ball joints as well as the driver side CV axle. Get those patched up pretty quick. Only a couple hundred for all of those parts. Now the car drives great. It was missing some interior panels and things as well as a broken taillight. But a quick trip to some junkyards in Kent solved that. When I was there, I saw three other gf OBS's, 1 of them even had the upper and waist wings, I'm killing myself for not grabbing them then.
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Then I sat on the car for quite some time, just driving it and enjoying it. The problem is I'm finally at the point in life where I have a little extra cash and I want to make my car better. So first things first, upgrade the steelie/hub cap combo to some OEM wheels. Eventually I found some Legacy 5 spokes with tread, traded my steelies to get the price down to 175. One of them was even a 30th anniversary rim with the gold painted cutout. Since then, I haven't had the time to do anything other than change the oil and make sure she's treated right.

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I also took the roof rack off for a bit, I think it looks good.

But I've finally started the upgrade process. I just ordered a 20mm rsb from Subaru, which should be on the car next weekend. Hopefully soon after that I'll have a front strut bar on its was as well as JDM roof rails. (The stock cross bars are totally useless for me and all my Yakima goodies that I've picked up along the way.)

As time progresses, there will be more changes for sure. I'd really like the get an upper STi wing and maybe the waist spoiler as well. My image for my OBS right now is really similar to GF8er's.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:03 AM   #2
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love wagons, sub'd
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:11 AM   #3
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Good start! It's 1st posts like these that restore a little faith in humanity for me haha
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Thanks, glad you like it. Just have to wait and see how long it takes me to get anything done.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:22 PM   #5
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what junk yards did you go to? cause i need some parts for my wagon (:
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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Super clean wagon, keep up with the good work!
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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what junk yards did you go to? cause i need some parts for my wagon (:
I like to hit up the three near downtown kent, just a little north of auburn. I think their names are Binford, AAA and Budget. But this last weekend I was all over the south end, checking out new yards around Graham and Spanaway. Lately I haven't had much success in finding any parts that I want. Seems like impreza drivers don't smash there cars as much as civic or jetta drivers.

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #8
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20mm rsb is finally in the mail. first real upgrade is on its way. woot
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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What model did you get that from, or was it ordered new for the wagon?
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:01 AM   #10
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I got this one Impreza Rear Sway Bar - 20mm (non STi) 1993-2003, SubaruGenuineParts.com
It was fairly cheap I think, I do want to use as many subaru parts as possible. Some of the other stuff they have pretty good deals on, not so much on other items.
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