2007 Subaru Impreza STI (JDM)

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2007 Subaru Impreza STI (JDM)

Post by Bawked » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:56 pm

Old time member... checking in after 5? years haha. Still a few names around that I remember from 10 years ago !

Have been carless living in Denmark for the last 3.5 years, riding my trusty pushbike (its a great way to live, got my car fix on work trips to Germany on the autobahn). However recently moved back to NZ, which means that its car and motorbike time again ;)

Bought this subaru as a daily a couple months back, it makes 218awkw (292awhp). Stock turbo, but has a catless downpipe and a tune. Its the JDM version so has the 2L, not the 2.5L which the USDM has.

Actually already looking at selling it though, it's quite a weapon in the mountain passes, but being 2L and 8.9:1 compression its a bit weak down low. My last car was an MIV R32 golf, so looking a something similar (bmw 130i, audi s4). Looking at a speed-triple or similar bike, going to do a tour of the south island with mates this summer.

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Re: 2007 Subaru Impreza STI (JDM)

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:18 pm

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Re: 2007 Subaru Impreza STI (JDM)

Post by potownrob » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:31 am

Welcome back kind sir!! I sure do remember you. That's a nice STI you have there. I know you probably are set on finding a nice German car to replace it, but what came to mind (if it's even possible, can't imagine it not being, but might require modification) was to find a newer WRX engine; not sure if they even had that newer fa20dit engine down under, but it is held in fairly high regard up here, other than having even headers (i think that's what's even on them) which leads to a rather quiet engine stock. how did you like denmark? i have been interested in checking out copenhagen and other parts. i'd imagine it's not like amsterdam where you don't need to speak dutch to get by. i know some dutch and german, so i'd imagine learning some danish wouldn't be too hard, though i always run into some problem while learning the germanic languages (like the declensions for german and the weird pronunciations in dutch, and word order in both...).
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Re: 2007 Subaru Impreza STI (JDM)

Post by potownrob » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:34 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Old Standard Shifters never die,
They simply fade away.
hopefully, this is true. would love to see certain old members resurrected in here...(knot tinton)...
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Re: 2007 Subaru Impreza STI (JDM)

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:37 pm

potownrob wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:31 am
i'd imagine it's not like amsterdam where you don't need to speak clutch to get by.
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Re: 2007 Subaru Impreza STI (JDM)

Post by ClutchFork » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:17 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:37 pm
potownrob wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:31 am
i'd imagine it's not like amsterdam where you don't need to speak clutch to get by.
Fickset!
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