Started on June 15 by nortolano

Subaru 2002 WRX Wagon

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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cygnusx1
June 15, 2008, 7:26 p.m.

Nice...my 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.

DirtyBird222
Oct. 22, 2008, 6:50 p.m.

nice i love bugeyes!

hunterd557
Dec. 3, 2008, 8:15 p.m.

I can has?

Osterkraut
April 12, 2009, 3:59 a.m.

Any reason you didn't like the cartboy?

em99sport
April 22, 2009, 3:04 a.m.

I'm a big fan of rocking the mud spray on the door, too.

condopresident
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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