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Hello, recently joined this site to learn about my car, and the community. I happen to buy this car by chance was set on a Evo ix mr. But I am rather happy about how things fell into place. I am coming from a 2007 Honda Fit sport and a 2004 VW GLI with a few mods.(no I am not a typical vw ricer kid that can afford a sti/evo. I just happen to fall in love with evos and sti and I matured into the adult I am today. Currently I am a 25 year old working professional with a wife and newborn.
Before buying this car I was considering options for about 5 months. Lots of research reviews and person preferences(for family). Top five choices came down to Evo ix mr,08 bmw 335xi,08 Audi A3,08 Audi A6. Than came along a old friend who had a STI currently a member here Damstr, refer to link http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-members-journals/179819-damstrs-05-wrb-gold-sti-new-detailing-pics-page-11-a.html
I have never really been as big on sti as I was on evo, so I said why and had nothing to contest about. So he hooked me and with a "friend price" and the rest is history.


Pictures of my previous project.



Pictures of the car being loaded up for Delivery, and she had a nice friend along for the ride:lol:

Car parked at my place before tags added


Current Mods at time of purchase:
HKS HI Power Turbo Back (still have the stock TBE)
Helix Catted downpipe
25MM Spacers
Cobb Short Ram Intake
Slotted and Drilled Front and Rear rotors.
Tune
Sterring Column Mounted AutoMeter Boost Gauge w/Carbon Fiber Pod
BC Racing coilovers Type BR (rear passenger side has a clunk) (also have stock stuck struts)
Rear fenders have been grinded Front fenders have been rolled and pulled
LED dome light
 

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Re: Bluemachine's 05 WRB/Gold STI DD love it!

So I noticed the car had a great deal of swirls in the paint :(. So we took a day to detail the car and get rid of the swirls! Took over 10 hours of work, but worth it! The paint now feels silky smooth almost like baby skin! Just amazing what two focused people can achieve
enjoy the pics!
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All buffing and expertise of a women pretty cool !

The whole car was covered in swirls from its previous life rather sad. Also two rust marks o e from fender rolli g another from accident. Will be fixing ASAP.

Enjoy photos from hours of hard work!

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Some cool person wrote <3honda on my hood
Had to be buffed out!

Nice gift from a neighbor


Down to business!




Results!




 

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Re: Bluemachine's 05 WRB/Gold STI DD love it!

Awesome pickup man the car looks great! I've seen JTI's but I've never seen a Golf front clip on a Jetta. That's neat, any more/color pictures of that MKIV?
 

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Re: oh no a fender bender :( 3.3.12

So last night here in MD it rained like crazy, and my stupid self hydroplaned into curb over a sidewalk and hit a small tree. I was 3 blocks from my house -.- very unfortunate. Damage was mostly to drivers side. I noticed damage to fender,rims,tires,front bumper,headlights,hood. I check under that car the exhaust seems fine. I noticed a slight bend in the can, but hope that will not be a issue.(anyone have any experience?)

This morning I went out and check the car and looked under the hood noticed a good bend hope this won't be a problem. I filed my claim last night and am having the car towed with in the hour, so hope everything is gonna be a ok.

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The only positive things here
New hood finally get rid of 2 nasty dents
New front drivers side fender, when fenders were rolled chipping and rust followed(done professionally:confused)
New head lights current ones starting to fog up
No more rock chips in bumper/hood.
2 new rims original owner rashed them a great deal:mad:
 

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Re: oh no a fender bender :( 3.3.12

Jeebus! :eek: That's gonna be spendy right there.
 

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Re: oh no a fender bender :( 3.3.12

I have full coverage on this car and its my first accident ever I am 26. No air bags went off no fluids leaking.
I would expect the car to be fully fixed no issues car is currently paid off as well.,current nada and kbb values
Rough
Trade-In Average
Trade-In Clean
Trade-In Clean
Retail
Base Price $13,350 $14,525 $15,475 $18,325
Mileage: 65,500 $675 $675 $675 $675
Options: (add options)
TOTAL PRICE $14,025 $15,200 $16,150
$19,000*
* This Retail price is based on a clean vehicle history report . Don't make a $19,000 mistake. Get a Free VIN Check today. Find out why AutoCheck is better than Carfax.
 

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Re: oh no a fender bender :( 3.3.12

So new hood, new quarter panel, new fender well, new headlight? Maybe new bumper too I guess.

Sucks you hit it there, that got a little bit of every part.
 

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Re: oh no a fender bender :( 3.3.12

So new hood, new quarter panel, new fender well, new headlight? Maybe new bumper too I guess.

Sucks you hit it there, that got a little bit of every part.
That was my exact thought the way it hit did a large amount of damage to various parts.
I just hope there are no bigger issues that are not visible. I went out today started the car up to check for leaks again not a thing. These cars are amazingly strong I am very happy with the safety provided.
 

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Re: oh no a fender bender :( 3.3.12

I'd be surprised if you don't need a new core support and maybe some suspension bits too.
 

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Re: oh no a fender bender :( 3.3.12

^yeah I check the coil on the driver side and its still is sitting perfectly straight, but of course that don't mean a thing. From what the shop said it insurance will cover all parts and up to 1000.00 for after market. I will keep this updated for reference if any one runs into a similar issue. Just hope I get her back soon.
 

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Re: oh no a fender bender :( 3.3.12

ouch, my STi was in pretty bad accident last summer too the damage was comparable too yours, it was around $13k in damage and my insurance almost totaled out my STi.

good luck on repairs
 

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Re: oh no a fender bender :( 3.3.12

ouch, my STi was in pretty bad accident last summer too the damage was comparable too yours, it was around $13k in damage and my insurance almost totaled out my STi.

good luck on repairs
Pictures?


Did your air bags deploy?
 

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Pictures?


Did your air bags deploy?
i have some pics in my journal and no my airbags didn't deploy but they had to pull my frame slightly to straighten it and i needed a new rad support, grille, headlights, fender and hood, i used the opportunity to upgrade to an Ings+1 CF hood and Koyo Aluminum Racing rad.

heres one of the pics:

 
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