thanks for your insight! I'm driving 2.5 hours to see a yellow 03.5 tomorrow, really hoping it's got good bones; the only other one up for sale is 7+ hours away or a Black Mica 03 with a busted engine.Like any limited production model some parts are discontinued. But that said there are still many parts available to keep your FS running.
People made their rods/lsd etc break imo back when the cars first came on the scene. Aftermarket has been limited for awhile. Still shouldn't be hard to find enough key parts to enhance the performance and have a reliable car.
Tragically, the Yellow has catastrophic rust in the rear. I'm tempting to buy it for the parts though; he's telling me it has forged rods/pistons, a stage 1 clutch, replaced rear shocks/struts/springs, it had a BOV, a mixed hard/soft tubing, a piggyback of some kind, a pope header and 3" back exhaust.Good luck. When you find one hopefully it already has things like hardpipes, upgraded intercooler, exhaust etc. I would stay away from ones with blown engines/transaxles unless you like projects. To me those things scream abuse.
I saw those threads but they didn't help much. I'm going to go ahead and just remove it all. and put a non ABS wiring harness in.i've read up on it a long time ago. here were the threads that i found helpful for disabling abs