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Old 12-15-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Talking 03 white bugeye

Hey guys my name is Mike and I am the owner of this 2003 WRX. I have the car now for a little over a year and it has been a joy and a pain. But I wouldn't trade it for the world.

I bought the car off of Nasioc June 2010. Flew down to LA to pick it up. I fell in love the moment I saw the car. I had the guy pick me up at the airport and a short time later I was the new owner. Drove it home that night and it ran great!! Did some nice pulls on I5 and man was it a rocket. I had to take it easy though because I got it with 117k on the clock and the timing belt had yet to be done.

The next day I went to leave My house and the check engine light came on.****!!! pulled the code and it was a p0172(I think) it is the running to rich code. Got together with some buddies and we all thought because it was cattless and it was in the middle of the 100+ weather that the computer was just over doing it. Then I noticed that at a stop the idle would bounce around. Did some research and checked all the vacuum lines, cleaned the MAF and even cleaned the idle control valve. and everything helped a little but it never went away.

Knowing that the timing belt need to be done and I wanted to have the ce and the idle issue checked, I started saving my money to have the job done. I know some people over at Autowest Subaru so that's where it was going to go. Plus they were going to hook me up on the price. I dropped it off one morning and about a couple of hours later I got the phone call.......The tech had thought maybe my valves need to be adjusted, turns out that both of my heads had MAJOR cracking. So I had them stop and I called Paul over at DB tuned. he told me to bring it by and we could talk.

After talking to Paul and going over options I decided just to pull the trigger and put a motor in the car(If you guys go over to DB tuned I'm sure you saw my car there for about two months, and I'm sure paul showed off my cracked heads)

Now i have th car back and running great!! I have put 4500 mile on the new motor(LA and back plus a Fort Bragg trip) I do have a few Thing I still need to due though. I have a leaking power steering rack that I am replacing with a 07 sti one!! also while I'm in there I'm going to install some whiteline power steering rack bushings adn whiteline front endlinks. I also have a Prodrive replica lip on the way. I just got my s204 lip to go under that.

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Old 12-15-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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white and gold is sex
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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love it, wouldn't change a thing, gold on white is perfect.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:31 PM   #4
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love it, wouldn't change a thing, gold on white is perfect.
I think it needs to be a little lower, Looking into some tein coilovers
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:33 PM   #5
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Looking good!!
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:36 PM   #6
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a little lower and you are done! looks awesome!
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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maybe some 05 tail lights too
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:44 PM   #8
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perfect!
what engine mods?
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:49 PM   #9
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This

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I think it needs to be a little lower, Looking into some tein coilovers
this

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maybe some 05 tail lights too
and some wingless action.

Car looks good regardless man.
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:01 PM   #10
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Brilliant
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:20 PM   #11
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ENGINE MODS
VF23 Turbo
07 Sti TMIC
Sti Pink injectors
Warbro Fuel Pump
Catless exhaust, stock gutted and coated piping.
STI Genome catback
Prodrive boost Solenoid
STI radiator hoses
STI intercooler hose
STI/SPT Engine mounts
STI Pitch Fork Mount (Dog Bone)
Prodrive battery tie down(gold)
Fresh Motor
New 2.0L Heads
Wiseco Pistons
ACL bearings
All new oem Gaskets

SUSPENSION MODS
STI pink springs
STI 21mm Sway Bars
STI front and rear Strut towerbars
STI front underbrace
07 STI power sreering rack and sub fram
Whiteline Power steering rack bushings
Whiteline Front endlinks

BRAKE MODS
STI steel braided pink lines
Motul Brake Fluid

TRANSMISSION MODS
OEM clutch
ACT Flywheel
STI pink steel braided clutch line
STI/SPT Transmission mount
Motul oil 75w90 in trans
Motul 90 in the rear diff

INTERIOR MODS
OEM STI water Sprayer
STI Genome boost Guage
STI front seats
STI shifter trim
momo shift knob

EXTERIOR MODS
Prodrive Lip-Getting painted
S204 Lip-waiting on the prodrive lip
STI jdm HID Lights
STI Trunk/wing
STI front oem lip
STI fog covers
STI jdm grill
STI jdm Hoodscoop

WHEELS
Rota Fourmula Mesh 18x8 5x100

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Old 12-16-2010, 12:15 AM   #12
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ugh version 7 goldies *DROOL*

so sexy
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:58 AM   #13
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Good looking Bugeye ! AW FTW
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:00 AM   #14
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damn that is secks!
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:39 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:44 AM   #16
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my car looked like crap from previous owner! ur lucky...this is how u bought it already?!

all u need left is teh Bremb0z, ej207, and six speed
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:14 PM   #17
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my car looked like crap from previous owner! ur lucky...this is how u bought it already?!

all u need left is teh Bremb0z, ej207, and six speed

lol, yeah man it took me so long to find a really clean bugeye. I had to fly to LA to get it(I live in Sacramento about 500 miles away!!) hopefully some day I will have to dough to do all of that stuff. I have a few things I need to fix first . im way to picky
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:00 PM   #18
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sell me your wheels!!!
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:15 PM   #19
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Beautiful bugeye... I have those same wheels for my winter setup.
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:55 PM   #20
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Lol this is my year round set up!! I live in Sacramento, no need for a "winter" set up. Lol
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:03 PM   #21
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would look good with v2 sti lip
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:47 PM   #22
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V2 lip?? Any pics?
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:19 PM   #23
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not my car/cars but this is the v2 sti lip..



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Old 12-19-2010, 03:28 PM   #24
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^^sexy!! Yes go for it, I miss my ver1 though
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:32 PM   #25
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They made STI bugeyes!?!


Nice ride.
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