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G31Steve
08-02-2006, 20:05
Well I am thinking of getting one of these and have been doing some talking and some reading on them.I wanna get an 04-05 because the 06 is UGLY.How do you like the car ect. ect.?I figured I'd ask here because I can always get a no BS answer at Glocktalk.

Thirties
08-05-2006, 07:56
Very few, if any, Subaru folk here.

Try this place: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/index.php?

Bushflyr
08-05-2006, 09:01
Love my Scoob. One of the best cars made. Wagons pwn.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b65/bushflyr/IMG_3242.jpg

Thirties
08-05-2006, 10:53
I really love my outback wagon also. But that doesn't change the fact that here on Glocktalk, there are very very few subaru threads.

G31Steve
08-05-2006, 21:25
Yeah I have seen nasonic.com,I just felt like asking on GT cause I feel more comfortable here not looking like a noob.I also have been reading on IWSTI.com like it better cause its STi material only.

Love the wagon man,they should offer a STi wagon.

Ron3
08-05-2006, 23:22
I've driven an '05 STi, never owned one.

It seems most people who own then really like them. The '05 I drove really fit me well. The seats, shifter, and pedals were perfect for me. Better than a C5 corvette even. Very fun car to drive, good handling, good feedback through the steering wheel. I didn't care for the power plant though. The power was just "okay" to me and the engine didn't like to rev and didn't make good "race car" type noises. It got thrashy at high rpms and stops pulling early. I hate that. Still a fun car though.

I hate the big wing too, it would have to come off I owned one.

The STi will give you great handling, braking, decent gas mileage (I hear about 18 city, 25mpg highway) and decent power. (great power if your coming from a sport ute or something) reliability is typically average to above average.

Thats what I hear and read but like I said, I've never owned one.

Ron3

streeter69
08-06-2006, 12:22
I never owned one. BUT, I did work for Subaru for alittle bit:cool:
Honestly, we did very little major stuff to those cars:shocked: I do miss taking those things out, setting the diff to rear and letting it RIP:bowdown: Just try and hit the intercooler spray button while shifting that sucker:supergrin:
Looks like they redid the front to help with air flow in the engine compartment (Looks UGLY). I like the dash tho, better able to read the gauges.

Hando
08-28-2006, 20:23
'04 STi here
love it

it is my second subaru. i upgraded from a '02 TS. my TS had 60k with no problems whatsoever.

but, it all depends what you are looking for. the evo is nice (fast) too, but i dont care for the design.

also, if you want an STi, get the '05. its a bit better than the '04.

also, to help you decide, spend some time here --- http://www.iwsti.com//forums/index.php

you might realize that as nice as it is, the STi is not for you.

Ron3
08-28-2006, 21:04
Originally posted by Hando
'04 STi here
love it

it is my second subaru. i upgraded from a '02 TS. my TS had 60k with no problems whatsoever.

but, it all depends what you are looking for. the evo is nice (fast) too, but i dont care for the design.

also, if you want an STi, get the '05. its a bit better than the '04.

also, to help you decide, spend some time here --- http://www.iwsti.com//forums/index.php

you might realize that as nice as it is, the STi is not for you.

Nice website!

Ron3

Asha'man
08-28-2006, 23:21
Originally posted by streeter69
setting the diff to rear

Second time I've heard about this in a few days. There was a guy at the track last Friday night who had never even made a 1/4 mile pass before in his life. Got there too late for time trials so he put 14.00 as his dial-in and ran a 14.29. Said he set the AWD bias to 70/30 to the rear. Do all the STi's have this feature or is it new?

Brian

ColoradoPacker
08-29-2006, 00:12
Originally posted by Asha'man
Second time I've heard about this in a few days. There was a guy at the track last Friday night who had never even made a 1/4 mile pass before in his life. Got there too late for time trials so he put 14.00 as his dial-in and ran a 14.29. Said he set the AWD bias to 70/30 to the rear. Do all the STi's have this feature or is it new?

Brian

All the STi have adjustable center differential - My 2004 ran a 13.4 @ 101 at 6000 feet altitude with just an ECU flash and K&N air filter.

Handling and braking are excellent and 18/25 mpg are typical.

Asha'man
08-29-2006, 10:27
Interesting. For some reason I'd never heard about that feature before.

Who did your ECU flash? If this cat gets into modding his '06, it might be nice to have some suggestions for him.

Brian

Accord
08-29-2006, 11:26
I own a 2006 STI, it's the best car i've ever owned.

If you think the 2006 is ugly, you haven't seen one in person! I used to HATE the look of the 2006 and thought Subaru made a huge mistake, but once I saw one in person it was the most aggressive looking car on the road and extremely sleek. For some reason the 2006 never shows up well in pictures, but in person it's spectacular.

Accord
08-29-2006, 11:29
Originally posted by Thirties
Very few, if any, Subaru folk here.

Try this place: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/index.php? www.iwsti.com is the best for STI information.

Accord
08-29-2006, 11:37
Originally posted by Ron3
and the engine didn't like to rev and didn't make good "race car" type noises. It got thrashy at high rpms and stops pulling early. I hate that. Still a fun car though.


With a simple ~$150 SPT cold air intake, the engine sounds like a Porsche 911 Turbo. The 2004 STI is a lot louder and sounds more like a race car because it has very little sound deadening (infact I believe it doesn't have any at all), but the 2005 and 2006 does.

It's a rally car, it pulls hard early and you can definitely feel the low end powerband, but after about 5,800 RPM is starts to drop off and you need to shift. This is optimal if you're racing through gravel roads in the mountains of Greece, but if you're coming from another sports car like a Corvette, it's going to be somewhat odd and takes some getting used to.

Accord
08-29-2006, 11:43
Here are some pictures of me racing my STI at an SCCA RallyCross event:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01833.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01835.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01817.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01815.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01840.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01818.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01857.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01896.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01891.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/rallycross1/DSC01889.jpg

That's blue painters tape to protect my paint, incase you're wondering :thumbsup:. After owning an STI and using it for what it was built for, I don't think i'll ever be able to go back to a RWD car again.

ColoradoPacker
08-29-2006, 12:16
Originally posted by Asha'man
Interesting. For some reason I'd never heard about that feature before.

Who did your ECU flash? If this cat gets into modding his '06, it might be nice to have some suggestions for him.

Brian

The ECU flash is done with a Cobb Tuning Access Port - it plugs into the OBD-II ecu connector and uploads fuel & timing maps that you select based on your mods. Dynotuned MAPs are available for download online via a PC and can be loaded onto the access-port, which can hold 3 program plus stock program.

Mine is for sale for $500 to fund a new pitol (trades considered). They cost over $700. I am running 17psi boost on a stock STi with this (93 octane).!

Hando
08-29-2006, 13:31
Originally posted by ColoradoPacker
Mine is for sale for $500 to fund a new pitol (trades considered). They cost over $700. I am running 17psi boost on a stock STi with this (93 octane).!

what trades interest you?

ColoradoPacker
08-30-2006, 08:48
Originally posted by Hando
what trades interest you?

Hmmm..

Well, I have about all the guns I need, but I would be interested in something threaded for a 9mm suppressor :supergrin: I have three .22LR pistols threaded, and two rifles threaded for .22LR suppressor, but only one 9mm and one .223 threaded.

Ummm, a Keltec PLR16 sounds fun. Maybe a Keltec SU2000. Just as toys. I could also use an LCD TV to mount on the wall across from the bar in my new basement finish (around 20-32 inches with warrantee preferred). I can take VISA mastercard directly or via paypal too (add 3%). I still have my VISA setup from when I used to own subaruplanet.com for 5 years.

you can email me larry at jesus reigns dot org, and get my toll free phone number if email is not adequate.

waktasz
09-03-2006, 23:15
They aren't THAT ugly :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/waktasz/myrace.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/waktasz/pic1-1.jpg

GroovedG19
09-04-2006, 21:31
Very nice Imprezza's you have there, Bushflyr and Accord.:thumbsup:

Accord
09-05-2006, 10:58
Originally posted by GroovedG19
Very nice Imprezza's you have there, Bushflyr and Accord.:thumbsup: Thanks :supergrin: