I picked up this R 3 weeks ago after selling my modded java black 04 Wrx. I've been pretty into subarus and rally for some time now. I got bored and I'm a little older now with a daughter and decided to try something different. Also wanted something that didn't constantly urge me to go rip through the woods beating the snot out of it. I'm pretty into modding and have done my own stand alone megasquirt on a 2001 RS I swapped. So I'm not new to tuning either. I know from lurking already that this R was Jimmy's old car. I haven't done a whole lot yet aside from running a recirc on the hks. I'm still miffed at why it was ran without it as any maf based car runs like trash without recirc. It was jerky as hell to shift like that. Smooth as butter now. It's got a stage 3 tune still not sure if it's a blanket stage 3 or if it was refined at all. It pulls pretty nice. The car def needs some suspension upgrades. Both strut mounts are shot up front. I like the adjustable factory strut option. I'm wishing but doubting anyone makes a better spring that isn't a lowering spring. The only thing that I may be unhappy with is the "Awd" on these cars. If I can downshift and drag to get sideways in snow I may be quite upset. I have a bad feeling it won't behave that way. I've done some digging and looks like no one has come up with a haldex controller for the R?? That's pretty disappointing. Other than that, I'm pretty in love with the car. It pulls pretty nice, it's sexy, unique, and comfy. It seems extremely well taken care of and aside from the strut tops seems to be issue free. Its got the viva turbo upgrade, dp with 3" exhaust, some air box mod, hd turbo control valve, hks ssqv now recirc'd properly, 31x12x4 fmic with well made custom piping, single mass 850r fly with Sachs clutch, and a stage 3 tune by Eurosport with an isoftloader. I'm thinking I'll do the ipd bars and I need to figure out what avenue I'd like to go with the springs and possibly struts. Haven't decided if I'll keep the 4c dampers or not. So is it true there's no haldex mod available at all? No way to manipulate it? I sure do like to play on snow covered roads up here in the U.P. Anyways. I'm here, may name is Ian, this forum is great and I'm in love with my R and can't wait to mod it a lil more. Heres a couple pics I'm sure are familiar. I haven't taken any more really.