Subaru 2002 WRX Wagon

Started on June 15 by nortolano

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This is my daily-driven 2002 WRX Wagon.

I bought it with about 70k on it and have since added another 40k.

It's got a few minor bits done to it, and lately most of the mileage it sees is the I-10 sprint from Biloxi to Mobile (about 50 miles) once or twice a week.

The only real things worth mentioning:

  • Sprayed the factory wheels black, and mounted Hankook RS2's for the summer.

  • Removed the intake silencer, dropped in a K&N filter, and fitted a Tanabe catback exhaust.

  • Added a Yakima safari rack.

  • Removed the massive trailer hitch.

  • Replaced the horrible battery connectors with brass boat connectors because the factory ones were corroded and were causing lots of issues.

  • Was using a Kartboy short shifter but have since switched back to the factory STi shifter. Also, bought a Valentine One radar/lidar detector. I recommend nothing higher.

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Jun 15, 2008 7:26 p.m.
cygnusx1: WR Blue 2002, TXS Stage1, sedan has 123K miles on it. I am original owner. The ONLY non wear part ever replaced was the radiator. I'm still on the original clutch and shocks. I use the factory wheels for snows. They look soo much better sprayed in black. I did the same thing.
Oct 22, 2008 6:50 p.m.
nice i love bugeyes!
Dec 3, 2008 8:15 p.m.
David Adams:
I can has?
Apr 12, 2009 3:59 a.m.
Any reason you didn't like the cartboy?
Apr 22, 2009 3:04 a.m.
I'm a big fan of rocking the mud spray on the door, too.
Aug 31, 2009 10:56 p.m.
A year later, I made a new account and thought I'd have a peek at my comments. I've since sold the car and bought a 1985 RX-7 but I sold the RX-7 quickly, and I miss the Subaru everyday. @Osterkraut: The Kartboy shifter was really good, and definitely worth the money. Much better than the stock WRX shifter, but I already had the STi short throw and it just felt smoother. The Kartboy was lower/stiffer and the STi shifter made more sense for daily use.

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