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#1 O.C.D.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:06 PM

Hello all, I am a member of many forums and this will be my first intro.

I am mainly introducing myself because I am looking for help acquiring a Brat. First gen preferable.

My family has had Subarus for 30 years and I still work on my Brother's 81 GL wagon to help him out.

I have a 2011 WRX that I just bought and it is incredible. Still though, I am looking for a project Brat that I can place beside the 2011. I live in Colorado Springs, CO and have recently learned that finding a Brat is pretty hard.

I am ready for anything other than a crapped out body. I have been lurking on your forums for weeks checking out the classifieds and whatnot. So I decided to join mainly for help in locating a Brat.

That being said, hello, and thanks for this community. I love these kinds of forums. If anyone has any info on a Brat in my area I would greatly appreciate it. I have been searching Craigslist and Ebay for months.

Closest Brat I would buy is $2400 for an '80. Second closest is pretty bad.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:13 PM

Almost forgot, my first car was a 1987 GL sedan. Loved that car until she met her fate when the cam tower blew on the highway.

Loved that car......

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

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"Phoenix" is her name and she was purchased on 3/25/2011. Had 8 miles on her and is near 700 now, lol. I work around the corner from my house so she will not get much time on the road for a while.

I named her Phoenix because I have waited almost 10 years for a WRX due to being stupid in my 20's and what it took for me to get to my 30's, lol.

I just completed the SMY Cluster with Defi gauges so I thought I would start a build thread. I have done more to her so here is the list.

2011 Premium WRX Satin White Pearl Hatch:
SPT Cat-back
STI Front Lip Spoiler
All-Weather Mats
Armrest Extension
Cobb SS
Cobb Bushings
Cobb Knob "Red"
Kartboy Rear Bushing
Rvinyl Red Tail-light Tint w/cutouts - Self
Rvinyl Yellow Fog-light tint - Self
Tint - 30% (I think too dark on light colors looks gross)
24" Clear Bra on front
SMY Dual-Gauge Cluster
Defi Red Racer boost gauge
Defi Red Racer Oil Pressure gauge
Perrin Shorty Antenna

AEM CAI
Torqued Performance Sage 1+
Complete custom stereo install by me.


Here she is at the dealer the day I picked her up. Anyone in Northern Colorado I highly recommend Flatirons Subaru/Tuning:
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

Here she was after her first real bath:
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

I flippin love the setup! The cluster is fantastic and the Defi gauges are top notch. Click on the pictures for the install. Might have to scroll to the top when you do.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:22 PM

Cobb SS Setup:
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:15 AM

Welcome!

Really Nice impreza... :burnout:

Could I Kindly ask you about the Brightness on the Dashboard: it Looks Very strong... You drive it like That or you use the Dim to Reduce its Glow to Drive?

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:36 AM

I'll be looking for one just like yours about 15 years from now. Keep me in mind , ok ?

:drunk: Welcome , and oh yeah I love that little white WRX

If you get a Gen I Brat be sure to check several spots no matter where it comes from and how rustfree it looks from the outside. Check some of the Gen I resto or refurbish type posts in the Historic Forum to get what I mean. Under cowl and wheel aprons toughest spots. Don't let a little rust of the fender tops bother you , they all had that problem. Glass fenders real cheap just came out of some guys shop - check post if interested. Good luck. Gen I's are cooler. :)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

Welcome!

Really Nice impreza... :burnout:

Could I Kindly ask you about the Brightness on the Dashboard: it Looks Very strong... You drive it like That or you use the Dim to Reduce its Glow to Drive?

Kind Regards.


The brightness was full as the lights were off and I was in the garage. When heads are turned on they all dim accordingly.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

I'll be looking for one just like yours about 15 years from now. Keep me in mind , ok ?

:drunk: Welcome , and oh yeah I love that little white WRX

If you get a Gen I Brat be sure to check several spots no matter where it comes from and how rustfree it looks from the outside. Check some of the Gen I resto or refurbish type posts in the Historic Forum to get what I mean. Under cowl and wheel aprons toughest spots. Don't let a little rust of the fender tops bother you , they all had that problem. Glass fenders real cheap just came out of some guys shop - check post if interested. Good luck. Gen I's are cooler. :)


Ah crud, could have doubled quoted, oh well.

Thanks, I love my WRX. Had her almost a year and she has 1800 miles on her! Never been in snow or rain and I only live 600 feet from work. She was/is my personal Ferrari, lol. In 15 years she may only have 10,000 miles?!

I am after a 1978 to be exact. I want a Brat from my birth year because of the year and the look. I am learning but a quad headlight Brat may be an 80-81? Either way, there are a few around me but man are they hard to get a hold of. These people post them and never return calls.

All I can do is try.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

Well, got my Brat!

http://rockies.craig...2851879759.html

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

Welcome to the Board!
Nice lookin Brat! I'd like to find a first gen as well but $$$ and space just aren't on my side right now.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

$$$ what is that? lol Space, well I don't have much but I am moving soon to a 3 car garage.

I have to wait til next Saturday to see her but i am pretty confident on the Brat. Seller is a Subie fan as well so it was in good hands.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:36 PM

Just found these locally - picking them up now!

http://cosprings.cra...2856994281.html

Just need the head rests now.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:46 PM

Thats a sweet wrx. :brow:

Do you know if the jumpseats you are picking up are for a first or second generation Brat? IIRC they may not fit right in your first gen Brat if they are from a 2nd gen. Or is that the headrests... :D

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

Don't know - posting pics in a couple minutes.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

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Anyone want to learn me on the possible year of the seats? Reasons as to why they might be first gen or?....

Thanks.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:48 AM

Must be niiiiice!

Not hatin' okay, I'm hatin' dammit! :lol:

... but only because I can't afford one, and if I could it'd get stolen off the street: Not enough $$$ or garage space here either.




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