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Old 03-27-2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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just picked up my first subaru after wanting/looking at them for a while. It's a 2002 wrx and so far i'm pretty pleased (for the most part) it came with the following
-turbo xs BOV
-manual boost control
-up/downpipe, TBE (I believe turboxs as well but have no clue, just what i was told)
-ACT clutch/flywheel
-stage 2 tune

now this might sound stupid but within a week i have completely swapped many things on the car per info on this site (i purchased because it had a GREAT maintenance history and lowest miles i could find for what i wanted to spend 100k)
i've ditched the BOV for stock BPV, Ditched the AEM intake for Cobb, deleted manual boost control for factory boost control, and re-tuned with a cobb accessport.
I'm also looking at dropping the ACT clutch/flywheel for exedy stockers (daily driving kinda sucks with the shudder this thing has)

being new to these is there anything i should particularly be looking for/keeping an eye on maintenance or problem wise. I already made the DIY boost leak tool to give that a go when the weekend comes but all in all the car runs strong w/no issues, knock on wood.

also, does anyone have suggestions other than what i've listed for my clutch set up?
thanks again and I look forward to modding, wrenching on, and driving my new toy....
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:01 AM   #2
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Welcome and nice find

Never heard anyone call them buru's before
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:04 AM   #3
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now this might sound stupid but within a week i have completely swapped many things on the car per info on this site (i purchased because it had a GREAT maintenance history and lowest miles i could find for what i wanted to spend 100k)
First, welcome.
Second, fill in your profile.
Fifth, you paid $100k for your car?!?! (Just kidding.)
Tenth, Maintenance is the biggest thing on an 11 year old car. Since you're at the 100k mile mark, definitely check if the timing belt and other 100k service was done. If not, get ready for it, as it's coming up. No harm in doing it a little early.
Seventh, if you have a TBE, you should be able to swap out the ABE (axle-back/muffler) if all you're looking for is a little bit of peace and quiet. Just check fitment and flange size. And please don't ask that on here. If you don't know what exhaust you have now, we can't help you answer that question.
Fourteenth, www.wickedbigmeet.com (Since we don't know where you live, it's worth a shot to plug)
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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also, does anyone have suggestions other than what i've listed for my clutch set up
you dont like your ACT? i had an act organic disk and 2600# pressure plate on my 02 i loved it. You dont want a pucked disk if anyone ever tells you to get one of those.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:09 AM   #5
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you dont like your ACT? i had an act organic disk and 2600# pressure plate on my 02 i loved it. You dont want a pucked disk if anyone ever tells you to get one of those.
Why not? I had a pucked disc in my 2004 STi and I loved it!
No, I didn't really.

But instead of just giving opinions, try to provide some back as to why he doesn't want a pucked disc.
You don't want a pucked disc because... It exploded and killed my nephew
You don't want a pucked disc because... It doesn't allow you to slip the clutch, since it's designed for racing conditions and not daily driving.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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also, does anyone have suggestions other than what i've listed for my clutch set up and does anyone know of a quiet solution for the muffler while retaining the TBE?
Replace the axle back with an sti one.
And when you decide to change out the clutch it's always good to replace the flywheel also. This will decrease the shutter.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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Welcome.

Nice to see a guy removing garbage mods, rather than putting them on ... so no, it's not stupid of you ... it's very smart.

Also, if you want to quiet down the car you can just replace the catback exhaust .. it won't effect your tune at all.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #8
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Welcome and nice find

Never heard anyone call them buru's before
I have..makes me LOL every time.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #9
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Welcome.

Nice to see a guy removing garbage mods, rather than putting them on ... so no, it's not stupid of you ... it's very smart.

Also, if you want to quiet down the car you can just replace the catback exhaust .. it won't effect your tune at all.
If he's got a TurboXS turboback, he might have to swap the whole turboback with someone who has a stock turboback, then get a Cobb or similar downpipe, depending on which version of it he has.

It would be easier to swap on an STI axleback.

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:05 PM   #10
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thanks for the reply's... it already had the timing, water pump etc... done 2k ago so i'm good there. As for the clutch, it's a "stage 2" clutch haha (gimmick) personally i don't know actually what clutch it is and my dislike is most likely more the lightened flywheel (shudder) than the clutch itself but if i'm tearing it all the way down for the flywheel im yarding the clutch out as well....
From reading on here it seems the general consensus for clutches on a daily driven stage 2 would be the OEM exedy or exedy "stage 1" organic...
everyone says they can handle more than enough torque (for what i plan on doing to the car) and hopefully it will save that 5mt tranny as well
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:21 PM   #11
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I would also ask that you fill in your profile with your location and car and I hope you're in NESIC (my region) because you've provided the most intelligent approach to your car that I've ever seen in a n00b. I'd like to say that I'm doing exactly the same thing as you to a car I've recently bought but I don't have a lightweight flywheel and I went directly to wastegate pressure from stage 2.

For exhaust, people on nasioc seem to swap them like they're motor oil. You can find what you want at a good price local to you (unless you're in north dakota or something) without a huge wait. You can also offload stuff like the mbc and bov because there are people who really, really want to hear the pssssssh.

The car I'm working on has a nice advantage.....STi 6 speed in a WRX. What a shame that I've brought it back to stock power, huh?
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:01 PM   #12
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thanks, and this forum is great and loaded with information...plus i get to read uncle scotty's posts flaming seemingly anyone/everyone who posts but in the end if you can make sense of his posts they are actually informative. Like which oil to use for instance, that's been a great read LOL
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