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Old 01-23-2015, 11:36 AM   #1
julahz
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Talking 2002 wrx 2.0 build - input / suggestions

Hello this post im going to explain my current setup and my upcoming build and would appreciate some tips/constructive criticism

Current setup - 2002 wrx - 2.0 stage 2
Mod list / what's done

- catless upipe
- full 3 inch hks exhaust
- cobb bell mouth downpipe
- stp intake
- fortune auto 500 coils
- 06 Sti transmission
- clutch master fx250 clutch
- 06 sti flywheel
- OTS COBB accessport tune (not a big fan of this )

This is the engine that's in my car it currently has about 125k but the Maintenence is done all the time and very well taken care of. This is currently my daily driver.


I have a spare 2.0 2002 wrx engine that 100% works and it's a complete I bought it from a good friend
- he gave me the 2002 wrx ecu
- cluster
- injectors 500cc and the oem
- 16g turbo
- complete 2.0 block that's ready to be torn down to pieces

Gameplan - sell the turbo and injectors ( goal 380-450 whp on a 2.0 it's going to be hard but do-able )

Take block apart clean everything up - do the hoses - gaskets - whatever needs to be done for the spare-

Internals - ( the list of parts im going to buy / unles anyone suggests other )
I don't want to bore out the engine to fit a bigger piston I want to run a little
tighter then OEM so I'm going to go with the 92.5mm

- FP green turbo
- walboro 350 fuel pump
- 960 cc injectors
- arp head studs
- Brian Crower pistons + Manley rods ( 92.5mm )
- ACL race rod + main bearings
- gates racing timing belt + water pump

What's else do you guys suggest ? I plan on running e-85 with this block

Should I do -
- BC valve springs and retainers
- sti cams possibly?
- better fuel rail for the e-85
- should I get the block machined at all? I don't know much about this part

Any input would help im a college student full time plus working full time so money's not to tight but I'm not
Trying to spend over $3000 in parts

Plus for the build I have my friend helping me whose a certified A tech who works for a dealership and builds cars all the time so he's going to help any input would help thanks guys!
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:29 PM   #2
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Finish college, don't worry about a fast car now. It will run you way more than 3k. Leave the car as-is and be happy.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:23 AM   #3
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Default 2002 wrx 2.0 build - input / suggestions

^^^^ what he said. From what you've posted you don't have enough knowledge/done the research to try and take this project on. A 450hp 2.0 is easy if you have the money to do it right.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:07 PM   #4
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Well Nm

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Old 02-06-2015, 11:38 AM   #5
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To OP - take that 3k and buy a 2002 with a blown motor. Doing this to your daily driver will turn it into a once a month driver instead. I've gone down that road and it's not very fun.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:36 PM   #6
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I wouldn't worry about doing the heads it is unnecessary for your HP/budget! The bottom end you have planned out hold great for your HP range! E85 is a great way to get good power with the correct tune! I have a similar set up on my STI. A walboro 255 is more than enough. Get your block honed and the main bearing journals checked!
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:58 PM   #7
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2.1 stroker all the way, torque like a 2.5!
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:21 PM   #8
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^What he said. 2.1 all day, high revs with built heads and torque similar to the 2.5! Thats the route I went and love it! Fun build! I'll take your 16G off your hands!
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:50 AM   #9
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Keep it the way it is, 450 is a lot for a 2.0 daily and 3k isn't much when gsc 272 cams are 900 alone which you should get to make 450


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Old 02-16-2015, 01:01 PM   #10
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When you said: "Internals - ( the list of parts im going to buy / unles anyone suggests other )
I don't want to bore out the engine to fit a bigger piston I want to run a little
tighter then OEM so I'm going to go with the 92.5mm"

You know that is a bad idea and wont work. Is this your first engine build?
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