Hello everyone, i would like to introduce myself a little.. Im probably a little younger then most that are on this forum (23). Im from jersey but i am currently living in Philly..
heres some background on my personal subaru history
my first car was an 04 2.5rs (auto 🙁).. I am fairly attached to this car because I paid for it with my own money, no help other then getting a ride out to look at it.. and i also learned alot of the basics of working on cars from it.
I still have it, the car is now lifted on forester suspension and bigger tires with a custom made front bumper/bashbar.. still rocking at 224k miles, with HG replaced once. Looking like it will need another one soon...
Almost immediately after getting into the Rs I was hooked and i wanted myself a manual wrx (what 19 year old kid doesn't??) I would be on Craigslist searching every second I had to find the best deal...
I finally ended up finding one way up in rhode island or for what seemed like a great price at the time... the car was rough around the edges but the engine and everything seemed strong.. it felt like a damn rocketship to me at the time LOL
I bought it for 4800 and had my friend drive it back down for me because I couldn't drive stick yet.. I learned stick on that car and had some fun with it.. then realized once again... this isn't enough... I wanted an STi!!
Time to sell wrx and start saving again!
Funny thing is when I posted the wrx for sale i had someone on nasioc telling me I was being dishonest about the car and it's damages... come to find out this was a previous owner! He informed me of damages near the rear end I had no idea about... When I found out how much he sold it for I was very upset because someone made a whole lot of money off that car....
I ended up selling it for 4k and let the guy know about the rear end and it didn't care much and was happy I told him...
So for a bit I had just the RS while trying to save.. then finally I got my STi!!
I bought it off a friend, it had somewhere around 130k miles on it when I bought it, was already stage 2 and had an upgraded clutch in it. I paid 9k which seemed like a more then fair price at the time..
The car needed a ton of maintenance and work.. too much to even list on here.. thats a whole other thread lol
Anyway I dumped tons and tons of money into the sti to make it the best i could for my budget.. It's now around 160k miles and it's gonna need a new shortblock real soon so i try to just take it easy on her but still have fun..
Now we're almost up to speed! Little less then a year ago, January or February of last year I was doing my usual Craigslist searches for fun and i came across a 1982 Brat! had some rust in the pics but seemed fairly solid and something about it, i just had to have it!
I ended up paying 1300 for it, the whole rear tailgate area of the bed was very rusty and the tailgate was basically being held on with just tape... also huge hole in driver footwell.
Then I had the genius idea of doing a wrx swap on it! I will continue the rest of this story on my brat thread I will be starting up here!
If you would like to know more about my other cars I do have journals I can link to from other subaru forums if you are interested in seeing there progression!
Glad to be a part of this forum and hope to learn a lot from you guys!
Heres a few pics for you!
Edited by ScoobieDoobie, 07 December 2017 - 07:35 AM.