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Old 11-20-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
cuztomimportz
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Default 2002 WRB WRX/STI Build

Well I guess its time for a build thread to be made.

Hey everyone,

My name is Rich and my car is a 2002 Bugeye. I bought the car in April 2005 as the second owner with 33,555 miles on it. The car was bone stock and owned by a female and was the car I had been looking at and researching for 3 years. Since owning it, the car has gone through some different stages. I really wanted to build a 2.5L for this car one day and one December night about 2 weeks before xmas while waiting outside of my g/f house my 2.0L finally spun a rod bearing while just idling. My 2.0L lasted many many miles and years before it gave out. I was pretty pissed because I had just upgraded to a Cobb AP2, 565 cobb spec injectors and a VF39 not even a month before. It took me 2 years to assemble all the parts together for my build and still be able to pay all my bills lol.

Big Thanks to my friend Marco for all of the help he has given me. We assembled the motor and installed everything ourselves. We have had the engine and trans out multiple times to adjust or work out the bugs.

Also another Big Thanks to Clark Turner Tuning. My car has been e-tuned by Clark who has made it run perfectly on 93pump gas! I couldn't be happier with the results.
Car has never been on a dyno, My but dyno says WHP/TQ = Ear to Ear Grin.
A major jump from what I was used to with my old 2.0L

Parts List:

Engine Block:
Slowboy STi Race Block
Manley H Beam Rods
Mahle 100.00mm Coated Pistons (the better ones)
09 Sub STi Black Crank
ACL "Tri-Metal" Rod Bearings 52mm journal
ACL "Tri-Metal" MAINS Bearings (#5 Thrust Position)
Block assembled by Slowboy Racing

Engine Heads:
2007 STi Heads
2005 STi Cams
STi Ferrea Exhaust Valve Stem Seals
STi Ferrea Intake Valve Stem Seals
All new custom buckets
Fully Decked
Heads clearanced and assembled by Rich@Precision Tuning

Other Parts:
APR Head Studs
Cosworth Air Pump Delete Plates
Cosworth Cam Angle Sensor Bracket
Tomei Timing Belt Guide
Gates Racing Timing Belt
Gates Water Pump
Gates Auto Tensioner
Gates Timing Belt Idler Pulley
08/09 STi 11mm Oil Pump
Fluidampr Crank Pully
Sub OEM Head Gaskets
Sub Oil Cooler
Killer B Ultimate Oil Pickup
Killer B Oil Baffle Windage Tray
Sub OEM Gasket Kit
Gates Micro V Alt PS Belt
Gates Micro V AC Belt
Fidanza 14lb Racing Flywheel
NGK Irridium One Step Colder Spark Plugs
STI Motor Mounts
Sub OEM Battery
AMR Wrinkle Red Turbo Inlet
GrimmSpeed Air/Oil Separator
GrimmSpeed 3 Port Boost Controller
Mishimoto Blue Silicon Hose Kit
Mishimoto Blue Silicon Ancillary Hose Kit

Exhaust:
Unknown aftermarket make
4" Bellmouth Downpipe
3" Catback
Up-pipe

Fuel:
Walbro 255L Fuel Pump
DeatschWerks EJ20 565cc Cobb SPEC Top Feed Injectors

Drivetrain:
Stock 5MT recently rebuilt
Comp Clutch Stage 3 Segmented Ceramic Clutch
Torque Solutions 5MT Short Shifter
Torque Solutions Shifter Bushings

Suspension:
Stock Struts
Stock Springs
Whiteline Heavy Duty Steering Rack Bushings

Brakes:
Stock Calipers
StopTech SS Brake Lines
StopTech PowerSlot Rotors
StopTech Pads
GrimmSpeed Master Cylinder Brace

Exterior:
Seibon CF Hood
VIS CF Trunk
STI Replica Wing
STi Over Fenders
Rally Armor Limited "Scoobies for Boobies" Pink Mud Flaps
Rear Spats
06-07 Front lip
JUN Bumper (not installed)
SpecD Projection Headlights
6000K 55W HID 9005
04 STi rear Bumper
06 STi Taillights (soon to be changed to 04-05)

Interior:
2004 STi Guage Cluster
Cobb APv2
STi Blue Carpet
Painted Bezels

Kicks:
Summer:
XXR 530 18x8.75 +35
3mm Spacers
Hankook Evo V12 245/40-18

Winter:
Stock 16's
Hankook W409 Studable Snow Tires

Future Plans:
Springs or Coilovers still undecided
Bigger Turbo....Possibly Blouch or Tomei
Fuel Rails
Injector Dynamics ID1000cc's
Killer B Holy Header
SR*S Downpipe
SR*S Type RE Catback
04-05 Taillights
Wingless Trunk (So I can swap between wingless and winged)
OEM hood (I sold my stock hood to a friend who hit a deer and was in desperate need) or painting my CF to WRB
Painted WRX side skirts with front spats and rear strakes
Set of Track Wheels and Tires
HIC rear window visor
DIY rear diffuser
Possibly whole new paint job and color

Thanks for looking...Opinions are always welcome as long as they are done in a positive manner.
We all have our own styles (I like to not run with the crowd on everything lol) If you disagree with something please, dont be a dick
with your comments.

Some Pics:

First Day Home:


Current:
Summer Mode:





Winter Mode:


Motor:


Interior:
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:33 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
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Looks good but you definitely need a front lip, and imo get a stock hood and ditch the tinted tails.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:17 PM   #4
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Looks good but you definitely need a front lip, and imo get a stock hood and ditch the tinted tails.
i already upgraded to the 06-07 tails....i have a jun front bumper for that but may just do a lip.....buy why would i go back to a stock hood?
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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cause the 04-05 hoods look fugly on the 02-03's
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:09 PM   #6
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^^ not only that, and i speak from experience, the stock hood is no heavier than the carbon ones. at least not enough to matter
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:31 PM   #7
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I had the stock hood foe 3 yrs. I think it's ugly without a bigger scoop but to each their own.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:37 PM   #8
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I had the stock hood foe 3 yrs. I think it's ugly without a bigger scoop but to each their own.
yes your right they do look much better with the bigger scoops... but thats why you get a jdm scoop not that huge pumpkin shooter
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:34 PM   #9
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It's a shame that PA doesn't do the black DARE plates anymore... They changed them to the ugly blue/white/yellow design like the normal plates.

Specs on the headlights?
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:23 AM   #10
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Yeah it is. I have had this plate since 1998 i think lol. My headlights are just stock and painted with bi-xenon 6500k hids.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #11
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looks really good man. I love the sheel fitment, little poke, very nice and the engine bay is so clean!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:17 PM   #12
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looks really good man. I love the sheel fitment, little poke, very nice and the engine bay is so clean!
Thanks man I appreciate it...yeah did some parts painting and bay degreasing before putting the new motor in, just couldn't throw it back in a dirt bay
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:54 PM   #13
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yeah, Id love to have a cleaner engine bay, but its so much work
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #14
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Looks good, definetly need coilovers though! That way in the winter you can lift it back up.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #15
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Nice!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:43 PM   #16
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Looks good, definetly need coilovers though! That way in the winter you can lift it back up.
Thanks man. That's what I was thinking. Even though coilovers at full height will still be a little lower than stock from what I'm told. I'll have to see if anyone has info on that.


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Thank you sir
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:37 AM   #17
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I've always loved the 530's
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #18
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I've always loved the 530's
They get compliments all the time
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #19
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thats a nice car and i love your summer setup more. like the 04-05 hood scoop! it gives it an agressive and mean look minus the blue in the interior! keep it black from the inside. u need the kaminari headlights covers.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #20
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Nice car man how do those lights look at night? How is the visibility? Currently running some aftermarket HID's that don't really cut it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #21
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Thanks man. I have 6000k 55watt hids in them. They are super bright. I love them.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #22
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Awesome it looks like in your pictures you had 2 different ones regular reflectors with the black housing in the engine shot (super clean set up BTW) (mine now are very similar to those) and the first picture with projectors. I am assuming the Projectors are better is that correct??? I didn't feel like paying $1,500 for the JDM STI ones I can do 400 easy.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #23
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Thanks man. Yes those were my painted stockers. I converted to the projectors and couldn't be happier that I did. I feel you on the not spending all that cash on jdms. Thanks again for the compliments.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:15 PM   #24
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That's a nice looking car! Mine looks just like it....the before picture anyway lol.....I'm jealous.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #25
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Awesome car bro. Great job. Just curious though, how did you go about doing the tail light conversion? Im trying to do that myself too and i just wanna do it correctly. Mind helping me out?
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