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Old 20 February 2019, 10:24 AM
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Hi all, Iím looking to get back into a Scooby seat after driving diesels for the past 6 years.
I used to have a ver 2 wrx then ver 2 wrx wagon and the last one being a ver 5 sti.
Iím not sure I want another classic and definitely donít want a 2.5.
Its only going to be a weekend toy but Iíd like 300+ bhp.
What do you guys recommend for a 10k budget?
Thanks.
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Old 20 February 2019, 10:41 AM
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UK widetrack blob or jdm newage
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Old 20 February 2019, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by wrx2005 View Post
UK widetrack blob or jdm newage
Whatís the difference with the widetrack and a standard sti? Is it worth trying to get one with ppp?
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Old 20 February 2019, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by burbling1 View Post


Whatís the difference with the widetrack and a standard sti? Is it worth trying to get one with ppp?
Quite a few, besides the obviously more attractive interior, the handling is much improved. My mechanic which only works in Subarus for 20+ years tells me there are big differences and that the 05 widetrack has way better handling than the ones before.

PPP depends on what you want to do, if you want to tune it for more power than the 305 PS then it is not worth getting the PPP.
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Old 20 February 2019, 11:18 AM
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The widetrack is a standard STI from MY04-MY05. There are a whole list of improvements over the previous STI's. Including wider track obviously, DCCD, much nicer interior as mentioned above and chassis improvements.

Aye, if you're planning to engine mod, there's little point in getting a PPP one.
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Old 20 February 2019, 11:21 AM
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Widetrack has dccd gearbox ,facelift interior, wider rear track much better handling car.
wouldn't bother with ppp get a custom remap and you should see 350 bhp.
beware of rust on UK cars they are getting on a bit now and rust on underside is an issue.
do a previous mot check before purchase
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This thread has a better list...

https://www.scoobynet.com/scoobynet-...ifference.html
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Old 20 February 2019, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LewisScoob View Post
The widetrack is a standard STI from MY04-MY05. There are a whole list of improvements over the previous STI's. Including wider track obviously, DCCD, much nicer interior as mentioned above and chassis improvements.

Aye, if you're planning to engine mod, there's little point in getting a PPP one.

Widetrack is specifically MY05 STi and newer albeit you do get some early registered cars on a 54 plate
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Originally Posted by stockcar View Post
Widetrack is specifically MY05 STi and newer albeit you do get some early registered cars on a 54 plate

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...8754347949120/
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Old 20 February 2019, 02:27 PM
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The newspaper inside the wing must be wet
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Old 20 February 2019, 02:45 PM
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Not all widetrack are DCCD also [namely EU supllied models]
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Originally Posted by STI -V4 View Post
Not all widetrack are DCCD also [namely EU supllied models]

Still trying to figure out how my car wasn't registered in UK until 23rd March 2005
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Old 20 February 2019, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan Gallacher View Post
Still trying to figure out how my car wasn't registered in UK until 23rd March 2005
Usually because it wasnt sold. Its failry common. Its like the 2006 blob STI.
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Originally Posted by stockcar View Post
Widetrack is specifically MY05 STi and newer albeit you do get some early registered cars on a 54 plate
My bad! A typo on my part...
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my car is a 05 STI and was only registered in 09, that's even worse!
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Originally Posted by mariodiniz21 View Post
my car is a 05 STI and was only registered in 09, that's even worse!

Lol ffs
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Old 20 February 2019, 03:39 PM
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November 2009 to be precise, it happened with a lot of these cars in here, Subaru just couldn't sell them. Nowadays everybody wants them.
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Old 20 February 2019, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mariodiniz21 View Post
my car is a 05 STI and was only registered in 09, that's even worse!

It has helped with mileage I guess. I.basically got a year for free. from what I've looked into an average mileage for my car is 110k going by average mileage and age. mine is just over 98k and staying that way
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Old 20 February 2019, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan Gallacher View Post
It has helped with mileage I guess. I.basically got a year for free. from what I've looked into an average mileage for my car is 110k going by average mileage and age. mine is just over 98k and staying that way
Yes it only has 26 000 miles
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Originally Posted by Bryan Gallacher View Post
It has helped with mileage I guess. I.basically got a year for free. from what I've looked into an average mileage for my car is 110k going by average mileage and age. mine is just over 98k and staying that way
You not going to drive it ever again, or just planning to clock it?
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Old 20 February 2019, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rossyboy View Post
You not going to drive it ever again, or just planning to clock it?

Wouldn't know how to clock a motor pal, do you?

Naw she's a garage queen now. like to sit and stare at her from time to time.
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Old 20 February 2019, 05:06 PM
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Reversed her back and forward today.
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Old 20 February 2019, 06:16 PM
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id fix the rot on the underside, you might be able to shift it then, alternatively ring matty the breaker.
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Originally Posted by wrx2005 View Post
id fix the rot on the underside, you might be able to shift it then, alternatively ring matty the breaker.

No rot on my car mate. Age related surface rust as stated on mot. that will be sorted in and 2 weeks lol. full underseal. pretty much every subaru in the UK has the same
except.of course the jdm Subarus their special.

ps. have you seen the underside of my car?
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Yeah but you are going to drive it in summer right?

I’ve got 2 myself that sit in the garage in the dark and damp months, but they both get driven when the weather improves.
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Originally Posted by rossyboy View Post
Yeah but you are going to drive it in summer right?

Iíve got 2 myself that sit in the garage in the dark and damp months, but they both get driven when the weather improves.

Mate what you actually getting at lol.
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fair enough - didn’t notice the for sale post

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Originally Posted by rossyboy View Post


See what you mean! Pointless having a garage queen with corroded brake pipes and rust.

They won't be on the next mot. Age related rust is what it says lol. that'll be sorted shortly.
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garage queen i.e. cant get anyone to buy it so stuck with it
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Originally Posted by wrx2005 View Post
garage queen i.e. cant get anyone to buy it so stuck with it

Couldn't give 2 flying ****s if she sells or not lol. I'm still own a superb example of a MY05 non widetrack type uk
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