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Old 07-22-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
cholben2
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Member#: 356320
Join Date: May 2013
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Vehicle:
2008 WRX
DGM

Default The 2008 WRX on a college budget project

I recently purchased an 08 DGM WRX, here is a little on the progress I have made since I got the car around 2 months ago.

The car was in an accident before I purchased it, took a couple weeks to get some repairs done and back to driving quality. The car was bone stock and was a fresh canvas as for performance. I have made some minor upgrades here and there, mostly what I can afford on a college budget. All the work to the car was done personally by me, including the fix, and has been fun every step of the way. Always looking for some pointers and input.

The day I received the car (early May)


After the first week of work


got the new exhaust (pre fixed)


all repairs complete


first trip far from home



new intake and hella horns (adding cobb ap and stage 1)


picked up some goodies from a very good friend:
tein 2" lowering springs and struts
VIS Sport Racing Carbon Fiber trunk lid
Perrin BOV
SPT Strut Brace
Psudo turbo back exhaust
glow shift boost and A/F ratio gauges in 2 pod pillar


now stage 2, all the goodies installed

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
cgolds
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Somerset, Ma
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2013 Wrx Base
ISM

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That turned out great! You must have a shop to work on your car?
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
cholben2
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That turned out great! You must have a shop to work on your car?
My parents own an autobody shop / dealership. I pretty much grew up with grease on my hands.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
08imprezahatch
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DGM

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This is awesome! As someone who purchases a little something every summer with leftover money from internships/summer jobs, I'm really impressed with your approach.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #5
cholben2
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This is awesome! As someone who purchases a little something every summer with leftover money from internships/summer jobs, I'm really impressed with your approach.
Thanks...I feel ya on the little bit of money left from internships and such...working now as an engineering intern it seems that spare cash is low...I seem to find great deals on some things that are too good to pass up. Just don't give up on your project even if it takes years. It always seems to be the little things that count in the end.
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