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#4: 01-12-2013, 11:28 PM
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Pretty much what BX77 said. Stock suspension is awful, the stock turbo weak and pathetic. Note that as well as the turbo (VF-52) update in '09, they also upgraded the whole exhaust from turbo on back to support that, and unless I'm mistaken the fuel pump as well.
Other than that the changes are mostly cosmetic until the '11. From a certain perspective this car is better place to start from than an '09. It's cheaper to get into, from the outside it's very 'sleeper' with the small wing and chrome bits. The '09 springs are stiffer but the damping is still stupidly soft, so you'd be upgrading the underpinning anyway. Many of these cars will already have an exhaust on them and if you get one that's stage 2 it's just ripe for a modest turbo swap.
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Terrible things like this don't happen where I come from. Other terrible things happen instead.

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