2002 Subaru Impreza WRX

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX

We found this turbocharged wagon on our message board for just $2,000. Who said station wagons aren't cool?

Latest updates

Apr
21
Apr 21, 2014
Quiet Down, Will Ya

Our WRX used to set off car alarms while idling.

Apr
14
Apr 14, 2014
An Axle Askew

Pardon the alliteration. We really just had a torn CV boot.

Feb
21
Feb 21, 2014
New Magnetic Numbers

Our new WRX is in a new autocross class, so it needs new magnetics.

Jan
22
Jan 22, 2014
Car Parts for Home Repair

We recycle an STI brake rotor to fix a floor lamp.

Dec
19
Dec 19, 2013
Yeah, Brembos.

We added big front brakes to our bugeye WRX wagon.

Dec
09
Dec 9, 2013
Autocross Fun and Weigh-In

We slipped scales under our WRX. It's a little nose-heavy.

Nov
08
Nov 8, 2013
Heat Containment

We take precautions to prevent melting Subaru plastics.

Nov
06
Nov 6, 2013
Tweaks and Treats

Now in its wrap-up phase, we add some goodies to our WRX.

Jul
12
Jul 12, 2013
Daily Duties

Our WRX gets recreational.

Jun
28
Jun 28, 2013
Installing the WRX Engine

But wait—what made it blow up in the first place?

Jun
26
Jun 26, 2013
Assembling the Block and Heads

Everything turns over properly by hand, so we put it all together.

Jun
24
Jun 24, 2013
Cranking Bearings

Our bearings and the new crankshaft go in.

Jun
19
Jun 19, 2013
Gapping Rings

Piston rings must be sized properly.

Jun
06
Jun 6, 2013
Inspecting the Injectors

With our engine in shambles, we look for the source of our problems.

May
30
May 30, 2013
Something Bent

There's not much left salvageable in our Subaru's engine.

May
24
May 24, 2013
Busted Upside the Heads

We keep finding broken components.

May
22
May 22, 2013
Checking the Valves

We use ether to check the valves for leaks.

Mar
22
Mar 22, 2013
Unchattering a Clutch

Hoping to finally solve the problem.

Mar
15
Mar 15, 2013
Looking inside

We opened up our Impreza's engine.

Feb
20
Feb 20, 2013
Camshaft bolts and a peek inside

Stuck bolts stalled our progress.

Feb
13
Feb 13, 2013
A motorectomy for the WRX

Out, out, damned engine!

Feb
08
Feb 8, 2013
New Gauges for our WRX

We install extra gauges in our WRX.

Jan
09
Jan 9, 2013
Blowing Up

The car was great right until it blew up.

Dec
28
Dec 28, 2012
Fixing Leaks

We Fix Our WRX’s Leaks

Dec
18
Dec 18, 2012
Speedy Subaru

We tune our WRX on the dyno.

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2012
Suspension Work

We upgrade our WRX’s suspension.

Dec
12
Dec 12, 2012
Sticky Feet for Our WRX Wagon

We fit better wheels and tires to our WRX.

Dec
11
Dec 11, 2012
Cooling It Down

We replace the radiator and subframe on our WRX.

Nov
30
Nov 30, 2012
Brakes and Bearings

We fix our WRX’s brakes.

Nov
21
Nov 21, 2012
Baselining

We finally take our WRX out on track.

Nov
16
Nov 16, 2012
Testing Busts the Clutch

We replace the clutch and flywheel on our WRX.

Nov
07
Nov 7, 2012
More Bodywork for Our WRX

We make our Subaru beautiful again.

Oct
10
Oct 10, 2012
The work begins!

We start fixing our Subaru.

Sep
19
Sep 19, 2012
Road Trippin' in the WRX

We brave 1000 miles of interstate in our WRX project car.

Aug
11
Aug 11, 2012
Meeting Our WRX

We pick up our latest project car.

Jul
17
Jul 17, 2012
Setting Goals

We bought an Imrpeza WRX wagon, and we're building a crazy machine.

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