Of my sixteen plus years intertwined in the Subaru community... (Probably 18 before the NASIOC/I-Club split) ...I guess it is about time for me to throw one of these together.
1st 2000 RS - Inanimate Object demise, Rt33 (March 2000 - April 01 2001)
Five Point Harnesses FTW!
I took a little detour via a 1989 GTi 16v that was the little go-cart that could for about a year which was left stock except fore the removal of the 1st muffler. One of the previous owners installed two mufflers on it to quiet it down and stifle performance. Oddly enough removal of one made quite a difference. And then a 2003 Lexus IS300 for six months or so after working with Greddy on Prototype Coilovers and an exhaust system. Broke even on the sale due to the "free" parts I was given.
2nd RS (August 2003 - July 2011) Heavily modified and many iterations. Looks relatively stock, but carried a big stick.
And then..... A big old dagnabit, no new WRX/Legacy wagons and I didn't want the hatch back WRX or an Outback.. The XT will have to do. :devil: Minion #2
arrive a few weeks prior and my RS as a modified daily driver wasn't going to practically accommodate a Recaro child seat and a behemoth Graco baby carrier in the back. I couldn't justify keeping the RS as a weekend car, plus the proceeds of that sale cut down the out the door kick in the nuts for the XT quite considerably. (Sadly the kid I sold it to butchered the parts off it.)
After searching my SoCal dealers, everyone had XT's on 6-8 week arrival timeline when I needed a new set of wheels sooner than that. Although I knew it was temporary being a 1 car family, the shorter amount of time dealing with that the better. Unfortunately the only one I could locate was an OBP version (bottom of my picking list on colors.)
The four things it had going for it was leather interior, upgraded speakers, Navigation and five spoke wheels. Seven miles on the ODO before the 14 mile test drive. Obligatory swirls in paint, while not on the official Subaru order form they were given to me at no cost. :grumble:
FYI, Subaru of Ontario is a horrible dealership. Even after agreeing on an out the door price on paper via e-mails they tried to jack up the price $3k once we got there. Plus we were paying cash (no financing) and was advised we could save money if we financed it. This was from their finance guy. He may have been joking, but it was too deadpan to not be a serious belief from him.
Day 1 from dealer.
Milk Jug Delete (See Post ) (Post #8
AEM Dryflow panel filter
2011 WRX OEM Intermediate pipe (Post #10
2016 WRX Mufflers, modified to match <2013 flanges. (Post #9
1x ScotchBrite Scrubber in one port of each muffler (Post #31
LPS extended hangars
Swift Springs (Post #14
19mm STi OEM Rear Sway Bar with OEM bushings
Oversized Lugnuts from Costco @ $.50 each. (Post #13
Michelin Defenders LTX M/S (225/55/17") (Post #74
RockBlokz Mudflaps (Post #42
OEM Rain Visors (Post #70
SubaruForester.org stickers on mudflaps & glass. =D
Security Screws with center posts for license plates
Mounted when needed...
Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack
Yakima Cargo Pod
OEM JDM Paddle Shifters with harness from JapanParts.com (Post #72
StreetGuardian SG9665GC hardwired. (Post #6
Diode Dynamic LEDs in map/dome lights.
Diode Dynamic 2x LED Flex Light in cargo area (Post #8
WeatherTech Floor Liners F&R (Post #33
BAFX OBD2 Bluetooth in conjunction with Torque Pro App on phone (Post #75
20 pin receiver wiring harness from AE64.com
2x Aura Bass Shakers (Transducers) mounted under driver seat. (Post #5
VR3 200Watt Amp - aka Ebay special
Fogs: Cougar Motor LEDs 9006 6k bulbs (Post #10
DRLs Disabled for upcoming project (Post #112
Go To CarWash... (Post #8
Meguiars Mirror Glaze 62 (Post #32
Meguiars NXT 2.0 Car Wax
Meguiars D15601 Synthetic X-press Wax (Ultimate Quick Wax equivalent)
Wish List for Future Reference
Diode Dynamics SL1's for foglights & High Beams
Seperate Control of Foglights for DRL purposes, etc
Bilstein B6 struts or Cusco adjustable struts, new for 2018.
A 5eat.... =/