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Old 04-10-2007, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[EDIT] Follow this link to my updated list on page 5.

I've had the 2004 for a week now and so far I've done a few mods. Nothing much and in fact most of them are stolen from my 97, but they are mods never the less. Here's a list:

COMPLETED MODS:
Fumoto plug (stolen from my 97)
Synth Engine Oil (temporarily Mobile One w/Amsoil filter, will eventually be all Amsoil) Engine sounds really smooth now.
Front tower brace (generic and stolen from my 97)
Door edge guards
Deep cycle dry battery (NAPA Optima ripoff and stolen from my 97)
Yakima rack, bike trays, and fairing (stolen from my 97)

ON ORDER:
[EDIT 4/16/07] Rear gate bar (BACK ORDERED, SOA won't be making them any more)
[EDIT] Compass/auto-dimming mirror
[EDIT 4/16/07] Primitive rear (differential) skid plate

The next two lists are a tally of the mods I'm interested in so far.
PLANNED MODS (before winter):
Dog guard
Nokian WRs
Front aluminium underguard
All weather rubber mats
Braided brake lines and slotted disks
Optima deep cycle battery (yellow top)
Block heater

PLANNED MODS (by the next summer I hope):
Hidden Hitch
Whitline front and rear sways and upgraded bushings
Upgraded endlinks
PIAA 520s and maybe a push bar by Rally Innovations
CAI
Upgraded stereo and speakers (iPod interface, blue tooth, NAV, CD, mp3, AM/FM, mobile phone muting, tweeters, etc)
Remote starter
Mobile phone repeater
Yakima basket

Feel free to comment or make suggestions, however money IS an object... somewhat.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Slotted discs are a joke if you don't continually track your car. You will not gain anything-waste of money. Just get the Bembo stockers, I hear they are better than stock, and look stock.

Slotted and drilled type rotors are really for looks if you don't have track days planned.

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Old 04-10-2007, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I wasn't thinking as much about looks with the slotted discs as I was about good braking. We have a few steep hills around here and I tend to brake hard. Several times I've gotten gas buildup between the pads and discs, can be quite the scary experience, so I thought this might help prevent this. I actually had decided against the drilled discs though as they are not typically guaranteed.

But if the Brembo stock are better than the stocks and help with this then I will look into it. Any other helpful info is welcome. Thanks again.
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There are hills in WV and MD where I have passed people, at 80+ mph, in neutral. Sometimes I think dive brakes would be a nice option.

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Looks like a solid list of mods Subhuman. Congrats again on the new car - nothing like making it your own through a few tried-n-true mods.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Brembo stockers can be found on subaruwrxparts.com amongst others if you want more info on them. I think boxer4racing also. I have heard that they are a decnt upgrade but still stock looking.

Not sure about the OB specific rotors at this point.

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I just picked up the compass/auto dimming mirror off of eBay! I get it soon.
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I've hit 95 mph in neutral (starting at the top around 50) on I-64 just outside town.

Middle of the night and no one around, I was curious how long I could coast.

Personally I want one of those grandma mirrors that encompass half the roof of the car, pretty much eliminating the need for side mirrors.
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Hey Subhuman,

Congrats on the new subby, sound like you have your work cut out for you. I like the compass/auto dimming mirror, how much did you pay for it? Also, do you know how easy (or if it is even possible) it would be to put one of those in a '97 OBW? just curious. By the way, I will be up on Lopez quite a bit this summer, it might be time for one of those regional meets we were talking about.

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I'd be happy to meet up although I've put it out there to do a regional meet or an island hop a couple of times and didn't get much interest back. So not sure what to do or how to sell the idea.

I got the mirror on eBay for $80 including shipping. The bummer was that it was up for auction last weekend and I forgot to bid on it before it was recycled back into bidding (i.e. no one bid on it). I could have gotten it for $40.

Oh well; It's like new and still a lot less that for other used ones I've seen on eBay or anywhere else.

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