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Old 10-14-2001, 11:39 PM   #1
needSpeed
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Question Thinking of getting a WRX have some questions

I like to work on my own car. i am wondering how hard is it to work on the 2002 WRX engine? i want to be able to work on my own car after the warenty is up.

also from the factory what do these cars run in the 1/4 mile with a decent driver and how do you launch them?

another thing, what are some free/cheap mods i can do to the WRX if i decide to buy it?

thanks guys
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Old 10-15-2001, 12:08 AM   #2
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get the damn car and shut up!!!!! haha j/k, get the car though u won't regret it. runs low to mid 14's with a decent driver, the engine is more complex than a honda. coming from working on hondas to the subaru its much different, i don't think i will be able to change my own spark plugs. once u start wroking on it, it will seem like nothing. i just did the silencer mod, after doing it once, i realize how easy it is. i tried out my kn filter and actually heard the blow off vavle for the first time, its a pos bov though, you have to really ask yourself is it the wind or the bov. i haven't broken in my car yet so i took off the filter, my next cheap mod will be a mbc after i get a boost gauge. hope u make the right choice

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Old 10-15-2001, 12:12 AM   #3
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The only way to launch your car like the mags do is total torture on the tranny. Do a search on the free mods or check out the links on this website.

Oh yea, it's easy to get more power out of a WRX, but some things are difficult to do on a boxter motor...ie, timing belt (i'm assuming from looking) and spark plugs.
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Old 10-15-2001, 12:22 AM   #4
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Free mods, headlight mod, see pic below. Lighted badge, should also apply to WRX (www.northursalia.com).....debadging...mesh grill....etc,

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Old 10-15-2001, 10:44 PM   #5
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Lightbulb Some more info.

The silencer mod is really easy to do. As far as cheap mods, either a ITG or K&N panel filter will help. For launching, I've slipped the clutch anywhere from 4000 to 5000 rpm and stamp on the gas once the clutch fully catches...you get a wicked burning clutch smell though.
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Old 10-16-2001, 04:33 AM   #6
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For launching, I've slipped the clutch anywhere from 4000 to 5000 rpm and stamp on the gas once the clutch fully catches...you get a wicked burning clutch smell though.

nah...that smell goes away AFTER you've broken your car in....

about working on the WRX.... hrm... i also have worked on my past cars (civic and MX-6) and those are a piece of cake!

like what the other ppl have said, the silencer removal is easy, DRL removal is easy, headlight mod... not too bad...

now the other stuff....sigh.... to be honest.. the engine bay looks plain SCARY to look at.... i mean, it's beautiful and all, but oh-so-complex!

but.... i'm sure ... as with any car... with some patience and mechanical know-how... it can't be that hard (this coming from a guy who took 3 days to do a clutch change )

oh.. and try to get the wrx for bout ~$24,500.... i paid less than that (incl 5% taxes) for the 1st allocation..
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