sorry, narlus, no pics of the hearing protector things. they look kinda like this tho:
partial mod list : VF34 @ 19 psi (altho i'm running at 14.7 at the moment), FMIC (as you can see), UTEC, 16" rotas, Kartboy short shifter, 3" BPM exhaust (do not ever buy one of these if you value your hearing), STi RA gears (buzzy! but quick), chattery 3 puck clutch
lol that's true, i agree with you on that one. stock cars are just so much more cheap, that's why i went with it. i'll tell ya one thing, it won't be stock for long first mods for me is adjustable rear sway bar with new drop links, kartboy short throw shifter, then on to catless up pipe, downpipe, wheels and tires (haven't decided yet but i'm leaning towards rota, no idea on tires yet though) then probably some cobb springs
cool. go for forged wheels, function over price . why i flew to nj for this one was that it actually was cheap (well, $500 under book). even with gas ($385 to cross the country) and lodging figured in it's a decent deal, and much better than what was being offered locally. the mods were "free", paid for with fit issues in the interior and with a totally ghetto stereo. i was going to buy it stripped of all stereo gear but the guy was too lazy to pull out his old deck.
good choice on the kartboy btw. it's nice, almost like a miata's shifter.
that car in the link looks nice, but i'm not a fan of headlight/taillight covering in general. i (the previous owner) paid good $$ to swap out the headlights for HIDs, and i'm not going to diminish their output . altho other drivers probably would like that -- i got flashed by probably 10% of drivers i passed at night even tho i was using "low" beams, in quotes since, uh, there is no high beam setting any more after the conversion.
Nice car! I have an '02 WRX wagon and love it. I had intended to do all sorts of mods to it but came the realization that I can only support 1 hobby and biking won. I did do an uppipe, catback, swaybar, endlinks, and some silicone hoses - all of which really helped with the feel of the car. I've had a set of steering rack bushings sitting in my garage for over a year now but haven't been motivated enough to install them.