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    1. 08-22-2012 12:25 AM #26
      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. But the 3 series looks good wish I had a company car but the s2k looks awesome I was looking for a white s2k for a while with red interior but no luck in my area. Was going to make the s2k my daily

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      UGH, YES.

      Personally, i'd keep the STI. I love how those things drive...but then again, I don't do weekend cars, I DD all day er day, so our situations would be 100% different. Best wishes with the S2k, great colour choices going on.
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      08-22-2012 12:30 AM #27
      Nice purchase. What year is the S2000?

      I drove an AP1 for a while. Plenty of people are quick to dismiss the car due to the low torque numbers, but it really is an excellent platform. The handling is phenomenal. I hope you're ready to deal with oversteer after fighting the STI's chronic understeer.

      And the low torque numbers don't really translate into low torque at the wheels when you rev to 9K and your gearing is relatively short.

      Consider this: An (imaginary) engine that makes 150 lb-ft of torque at 9000 RPMs is putting out the same amount of [horse] power as an engine that makes 225 lb-ft of torque at 6000 RPMs. Horsepower = Torque * RPM. Attach both engines to transmissions with proper gear ratios, and you would never be able to tell the difference. Aside from the much nicer exhaust note of the 9K motor.
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      08-22-2012 01:36 AM #28
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      08-22-2012 01:41 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      White on red S2000 with a red interior F30 as a company car.

      Life. Is. Tough.

      That's what I was thinking.

      Congrats on all of your new vehicles!

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      08-22-2012 01:44 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      You're just ignorant, it's not arbitrary at all. On a Sti/WRX it means exhaust+tune
      See, I never would have thought something so elementary would be considered "stage 2". What's stage 1? Changing your oil?

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      08-22-2012 02:09 AM #31
      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?
      I think stage 1 is just the turbo itself (stage 0 being NA).

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      08-22-2012 02:12 AM #32
      I knew it was an S2000 before I clicked.

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      08-22-2012 04:49 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I think stage 1 is just the turbo itself (stage 0 being NA).

      Stage 1 = tune, Stage 2 = exhaust/intake + more aggressive tune, beyond that are intercoolers, snails, injectors, etc.

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      08-22-2012 04:50 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by DesiDub View Post
      S2000 + F30
      Good life I would've kept the STi

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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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    14. 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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    17. 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
      Quote Originally Posted by dcmix5 View Post
      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!



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      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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      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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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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