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Old 09-27-2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, this is my first log/ build gallery so here goes. after my 2005 WRX was totaled in late 2012, i bought a 2002 WRX from my good friend Oliver (yourmotherslover on here). i bought the car with 80K original miles and a laundry list of mods, normally, i buy vehicles stock but knowing the history of this car, as well as getting a great deal, i couldnt pass it up.

i wont bore you with a huge descriptive mod list, but the major mods when i bough it included

IHI VF34
Tial 38mm EWG
FMIC
catless TBE
DW 850cc injectors
spt intake
carbon hood, trunk, mirrors, spoiler, dress up pieces
megan track coilovers
axis 18 x 8.5 wheels
bc auto lip
3 piece rear diffuser
cusco cage with 7 pt attachment in carbon
sparco seats and steering wheel
and tons of suspension braces, bushings etc

obviously theres tons more little things that i may touch on, but that is the main list.

when i first bought the car, it looked like this



as soon as i bought it, i moved to north carolina and just drove it without really doing anything other than maintenance, and putting my old wheels and tires on from my other wrx



i moved back to texas and then began slowly changing some things to better suit my personal style, and also ditch the look that is so well known in the texas subaru community.

i got rid of the carbon hood and took the vinyl off the roof, also made a scoop delete to get me by for a while



drove it this way as a daily for about 3 months, and then i bought a 2009 hummer h3t alpha as a daily, so my wrx began to sit.

i struggled with the idea of selling it, and then when i did occasionally drive the car, i had wondered why i ever wanted to get rid of it.

I decided that if i was going to keep the car, i was going to do it up in a similar fashion that i had once dreamed of for my 2005, with that being said, i started to collect parts while it sat in my shop.

first part i scored was a used version 7 scoop



then since i decided to paint the car, i began body work



after doing some work on the car, i decided that there was no better time then now to go wide body, so i ordered a kit



after i found the widebody kit, i came across a deal on a new/used Spec C roof vent, another part i had always wanted but never really could justify the cost. again, what better time then now.



while waiting on all these parts to come in, i also purchased a new set of headlights and began working on a retrofit






so that pretty much brings us to where the car is at today. after i got off work tonight i played with the wide body front fender fitment and took a teaser shot. fitment is probably 7/10, but i coaxed it into place






i know that this is a ton of info all in one intro, and with that comes a somewhat vague explanation and description, but if anyone has any questions, feel free to post. I'm also accepting to advice, criticism, constructive criticism, and whatever else you want to post in my thread

the build wont be the fastest or craziest, but i hope you all are able to motivate me to finish the car

enjoy!
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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Very excited for this!
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:08 AM   #3
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omg i caught someone's interest!

here's some pics from the other nights test fit







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Old 10-15-2013, 12:32 AM   #4
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looks like a great start.

any ideas on what color you are going for?
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:36 AM   #5
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as of now yes, although i'm gunna wait to reveal until i start spraying, it will be a shade of gray, and i'm going to continue the red accessory theme by keeping the cage red, doing the brembos red, fmic pipes, and so on
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:53 AM   #6
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as of now yes, although i'm gunna wait to reveal until i start spraying, it will be a shade of gray, and i'm going to continue the red accessory theme by keeping the cage red, doing the brembos red, fmic pipes, and so on
ugggh gray is boring.

red sounds fun though.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:01 AM   #7
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my gray is a little less boring, also this is all subject to change. i have a PPG deltron mixing station at my disposal, i have ended up with test pints of paint in all kinds of colors from all kinds of manufactures that i've sprayed test panels of trying to decide what i want to do with my car. i don't think the paint will dissapoint regardless of what color i spray
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:06 AM   #8
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I'm excited to see where this ends up.

I think a certain shade of purple or brown would do wonders
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:08 AM   #9
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Wide bodies never disappoint! I think a gray would be nice because its not super flashy, offsets the craziness that wide bodies can be.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:16 AM   #10
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i do love purple, however i'm particular if the whole car is purple.

plus, my other wrx had purple accents, so i'm going with a different scheme

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Old 10-15-2013, 07:42 AM   #11
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So what kit is that? The rears look like they lined up fairly well. Good progress so far too. Gonna be running 10"+ wide wheels?
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #12
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i was told when i purchased it that the rear was kakumei and front was HTAutos, however its a bit different than my friends kakumei kit, and yes, the wheels will be minimum 10" wide
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:37 PM   #13
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cut some stuff up tonight. you guys have me second guessing color choices again

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:14 PM   #14
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is it kakumei widebody kit? i used to have them on my car.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:10 AM   #15
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Hummel, the rear was described as kakumei when I purchased it, however myself and Pencils have compared and ours are a bit different. He bought his described as kakumei as well
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #16
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alright guys, dedicated today to working on the car. i decided i was finally going to install the roof vent. since my car has a cusco cage, i figured i'd give it a go to see if i could do the install with only pulling the front of the headliner down, so i slid the bracket in, bolted it up, and cut my headliner.





all would have been well but as i suspected, no access to drill the four holes at the rear that connect the vent lid to the car, so out came the rest of the cage so i could drop the headliner down and slide it back.











with removing my cage and cutting with an all but trashed air saw blade, install took me about 5 and half hours, although i havent reinstalled the headliner or interior since i'll have to remove the vent to paint the car
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #17
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Hummel, the rear was described as kakumei when I purchased it, however myself and Pencils have compared and ours are a bit different. He bought his described as kakumei as well
kolten, your bug looks brilliant with that kit plus roof vent! say hi to pencil for me please
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:19 PM   #18
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thanks hummel! and will do next time i see him, any suggestions on wheels sizes from your experience with this kit? i saw on wheeldude your pics of SVN-R's with spacers, but what size tires where you able to run?
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #19
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update time.

pulled some strings and was able to borrow the $800 pneumatic gun needed to dispense the bonding agent i'm using, so tonight i got one side off, grinded the body and the fenders down with 30 grit pads on my die grinder, and glued the panels on







haven't bonded the fuel door as it is going to need lots of work, and will be bonding the driver side probably this weekend.



enjoy
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:59 AM   #20
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Cool progress. I'll be checking in for more
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:32 AM   #21
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Love that style of widebody, has to be exciting
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:51 AM   #22
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if you have a close up pic of your old wrx's engine bay that would be sweet. i'm thinking of painting a bunch of stuff purple up in that mothalova and if i can see what it would look like first that would be fantastic.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:59 AM   #23
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thanks guys, it is very exciting, also stressful, and more expensive than i like to admit to myself

i'll dig up a photo of my other subie



as for my current build, and speaking of expensive, just got my wheels ordered this afternoon! bad news is they will take two months to build!
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:01 AM   #24
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street carp, hope this will do, closest one i have on hand



also, peep the car on the right lol. can you believe its the same one i'm building??
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:26 AM   #25
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thanks hummel! and will do next time i see him, any suggestions on wheels sizes from your experience with this kit? i saw on wheeldude your pics of SVN-R's with spacers, but what size tires where you able to run?
pm sent mate.
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