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      08-22-2012 06:46 AM #36
      Stage 1: Tune
      Stage 2: Down pipe + tune

      Those are the general rules for turbo Subaru's and jives with Cobb's products. It's all gravy after that.

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      08-22-2012 07:05 AM #37
      Your S2000 is beautiful. Looks like it's in great condition as well & a nice find.

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      08-22-2012 07:46 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by MKVmyfast View Post
      With your new company car the only thing that sucks with the new shifter is that if your door is ajar and you trying moving forward or backwards it throws itself in park. Oh what a horrible noise and feature that is.
      You can get it around it by just lightly applying the brake. But yes, it is quite the jarring experience the first time it happens to you.
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    4. 08-22-2012 08:33 AM #39
      So you were going to sell and STi because it was too practical, and you were planning to purchase an R32?

      WTF? They are basically the same car.(excpet the STi has a better AWD system and more power)

      Good to see you actually got something different, since it seems thats what you were aiming for.
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      08-22-2012 08:46 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by karl_1052 View Post
      So you were going to sell and STi because it was too practical, and you were planning to purchase an R32?

      WTF? They are basically the same car.(excpet the STi has a better AWD system and more power)
      That would be a downgrade in ALL departments

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      08-22-2012 08:59 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Punch Dub View Post
      Stage 1: Tune
      Stage 2: Down pipe + tune

      Those are the general rules for turbo Subaru's and jives with Cobb's products. It's all gravy after that.
      Downpipe or full exhaust? Is full exhaust a different stage? Do people call the downpipe the exhaust ( poster on previous Page said it's tune plus exhaust)?
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    7. 08-22-2012 09:13 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I think stage 1 is just the turbo itself (stage 0 being NA).
      Goes to show how ignorant you are about cars.

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      08-22-2012 09:22 AM #43
      Nice cars though, I'd love to have either one.

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      08-22-2012 09:25 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by karl_1052 View Post
      So you were going to sell and STi because it was too practical, and you were planning to purchase an R32?

      WTF? They are basically the same car.(excpet the STi has a better AWD system and more power)

      Good to see you actually got something different, since it seems thats what you were aiming for.
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      08-22-2012 09:29 AM #45
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      my wife said "Well, if I have my period all over the interior it won't matter, so that will save some money in the long run"




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      08-22-2012 09:32 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by DesiDub View Post
      Two kicks under the trunk and it opens. Great feature!



      Kev
      Quote Originally Posted by MKVmyfast View Post
      With your new company car the only thing that sucks with the new shifter is that if your door is ajar and you trying moving forward or backwards it throws itself in park. Oh what a horrible noise and feature that is.
      Quote Originally Posted by DesiDub View Post
      I had no idea it does that. Thanks for the heads up!

      Kev


      I had no idea of either feature, but tht sounds great - congrats on the S2k - been looking for a clean white/red meself

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      08-22-2012 09:35 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      There's something magical about a white S2000 with the red interior.
      the rarest are the 02-03's that are ALL red (seats, carpet, doors, etc.). same thing with suzuka blue/blue interior of the same two years. they are highly sought after and VERY uncommon.



      OP, awesome choice. your STI looked great too.
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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      08-22-2012 09:36 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by dj_cronic_metal View Post
      i think the wrong decision was made. I love the looks of the s2k, but I don't think I could give up any sti for one.
      There are many people on the s2000 forums who went from an s2000 to an Sti and then back. It's not uncommon. The S2000 does some things better than the Subi does and makes a better weekend car for many.

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      08-22-2012 09:36 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by MFactor View Post
      Goes to show how ignorant you are about cars.
      Doesn't having the turbo mean you have the tune to go along with it? So I'm not completely wrong

      I just made up the stage 0 thing. Of course there's no stage 0.

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      08-22-2012 09:45 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by kenstoy View Post

      Championship White with Red interior
      YES. White or Silverstone over Red/Black are my absolute favorites on an S2K

      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      the rarest are the 02-03's that are ALL red (seats, carpet, doors, etc.). same thing with suzuka blue/blue interior of the same two years. they are highly sought after and VERY uncommon.
      There's a Sebring Silver one down the street from me: http://www.fredmuellerauto.com/2002-...WI/vd/10586697
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      08-22-2012 09:50 AM #51
      "And I even like the color."

      Unless you need more seats or are more into vintage iron, an S2000 is a perfect weekend car.

      Congrats! I'm more than a little envious.
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      08-22-2012 09:50 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Jedidub View Post
      Awesome your new car makes less torque than it takes to remove the lug nuts from the subi. Congrats
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      08-22-2012 10:06 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by DesiDub View Post
      Soooo... I hunted long and hard for a MKIV R32. My close friend imported a black one from the states recently and that exhaust note is enough to sell your car over. But alas, I couldn't find one and had to settle with this
      Probably a weird question, but is your friends name Fred? I sold my black MKIV R32 to a guy from Canada named Fred. I figure there's probably only like...2 Freds in all of Canada right?
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      08-22-2012 10:07 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Jedidub View Post
      Awesome your new car makes less torque than it takes to remove the lug nuts from the subi. Congrats
      Let me guess...hes going to die?



      Please, the most fun Ive had in a car was a 1275cc powered Sprite. It MAYBE had 100 lb-ft. Maybe.




      Stop being stupid.

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      08-22-2012 11:13 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      Please, the most fun Ive had in a car was a 1275cc powered Sprite. It MAYBE had 100 lb-ft. Maybe.
      No way! If it had 100 ft. lbs, I'll eat my hat! It was probably more along the lines of 60.
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      08-22-2012 11:35 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      Let me guess...hes going to die?



      Please, the most fun Ive had in a car was a 1275cc powered Sprite. It MAYBE had 100 lb-ft. Maybe.




      Stop being stupid.
      I just really don't think he understands the relationship between hp and tq in relation to an I4. Especially a Honda one that redlines at over 8k...
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      08-22-2012 11:46 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by DesiDub View Post
      And really, there is something to be said for being able to wind a car out and not be in trouble with the law.
      Smart move. I'm learning this with my RS6 that I purchased earlier this year. A 450hp TT v8 sounds awesome on paper (and it is), but I definitely don't get to use anywhere near its full potential on the road. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely fun to drive and surprise the hell out of people off the line but I do miss being able to wind out the engine on entrance ramps and takeoffs and push the car to its limits. To be honest, I have probably only put the pedal to the floor 3 times or less since I've had this car. Anyway, first world problems right? I have to get to a track soon!

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      08-22-2012 11:46 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      No way! If it had 100 ft. lbs, I'll eat my hat! It was probably more along the lines of 60.
      This was heavily breathed upon... It made close to 100, maybe a little more. It was a quick one.

    24. 08-22-2012 12:32 PM #59
      Noice.

      I like the red/black with stitching seats you got. Pretty.

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      08-22-2012 12:49 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by FACTORYBOOST View Post
      I just really don't think he understands the relationship between hp and tq in relation to an I4. Especially a Honda one that redlines at over 8k...
      torque is a function of displacement. a 2.0L short stroke NA motor will not have much more than 150-175 torks. a honda I4 is typically a mechanically expressed mathematical equation for horsepower...not for torque.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      08-22-2012 12:57 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Cor View Post
      Downpipe or full exhaust? Is full exhaust a different stage? Do people call the downpipe the exhaust ( poster on previous Page said it's tune plus exhaust)?
      The downpipe is the only piece required for "Stage 2". Most add a catback as well, but it's not necessary. There's not a well defined "Stage 3", but I'm guessing it would include an upgraded turbo and front mount intercooler.

      OP - Love both if the cars. I looked for a white/red s2k for quite some time myself. No dice.

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      08-22-2012 12:59 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by ZeroTalon View Post
      See, I never would have thought something so elementary would be considered "stage 2". What's stage 1? Changing your oil?
      +5 Internets to you sir.

      Nice cars tho, OP. If the rest of us could be so lucky..
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      08-22-2012 01:04 PM #63
      The red interior on white is just amazing.
      Not a fan of the wheels that came on the last S2000's though.
      IMO, the best stock S2000 wheels

    29. 08-22-2012 01:05 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      What a waste. A Mk4 R32 can fit one fat chick in the back PLUS the entire Bed, Bath & Beyond warehouse in it. COME ON! HAULING FURNITURE! Your S2000 can't do that!

      Plus, it's a Honda. Who wants to drive Hondas. VRSEXIy000000 illest flossin fatlace canibeat bro.
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    30. 08-22-2012 01:07 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      The red interior on white is just amazing.
      Not a fan of the wheels that came on the last S2000's though.
      IMO, the best stock S2000 wheels
      I'm not a fan of the nannies they added to the later models.

      You're right about the wheels too. The only cool thing about the last gen wheels are the fact that they tell everybody you have a newer model.

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      08-22-2012 01:09 PM #66
      I like S2K's and AP2's speciifically, but I sort of feel this is a downgrade. Anyway nice find, it's youre money afterall.

      The way I see it is sort of like trading in a 996TT for a C5 Zo6, while both would be etremely fun the 996TT hits more senses for me.

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      08-22-2012 01:09 PM #67
      I was under the impression that we never got the read leather interiors in Canada
      The red on black is so sick. I've never seen those wheels either, it this the final MY (2008) ?

      If I own this car, it will be a lifer.

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    33. 08-22-2012 01:24 PM #68
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      08-22-2012 01:28 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Pool Runner View Post
      I like S2K's and AP2's speciifically, but I sort of feel this is a downgrade. Anyway nice find, it's youre money afterall.

      The way I see it is sort of like trading in a 996TT for a C5 Zo6, while both would be etremely fun the 996TT hits more senses for me.
      I don't understand this comment. STi hits more senses than an S2000 does? Is this meant to be typed the other way? Downgrade in what sense?

      To each his own, it just goes against what most people say. The S2000 hits more senses but it's a toy. Sti feels completely different and not in the sense that you described.

      Just curious, have you driven both cars? I really don't care that much I am just bored today at work.

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      08-22-2012 01:47 PM #70
      Congrats on the S2000! I can certainly understand the draw of the S2000 as I've driven an AP1 previously. The STi and S2000 are not even remotely in the same ballpark and cannot really be compared directly against one another. Different tools for different jobs.

      If I was going to go all out for a weekend toy that was totally impractical I would have gone after an Elise. Certainly more pricey than the S2000 though which makes it harder to justify to the wife.

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