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Old 02-10-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default First Subaru. Gonna build to drift and daily.

Well I picked up my first subaru last month. Its an 03 WRX with 129k miles. I got it for $1500 from the original owner bone stock with a bad trans. Already picked up an 07 trans with 41k for $600. Now i just need the clutch slave with line, lightweight flywheel, some clutch kit, clutch fork, center diff sleeve, front axle plugs and a kaaz lsd for the r160 and i should be running. I have been looking for a rwd daily for a while and this fell into my lap at stupid cheap price so i cant say no. Plus the drift tax here in Chicago is insane. Rust bucket swapped 240's go for 5k+ Anyway I plan on doing some drifting but Im going to leave the motor pretty untouched just removing the cats and a mild tune. Cant wait to get this thing going.

Pics will be coming soon
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Interesting choice for a drift car.

Nice find, though. $1,500 is dirt cheap.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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Interesting choice for a drift car.

Nice find, though. $1,500 is dirt cheap.
Yea it was too good of a deal to pass up. Plus with the trans being bad off the bat it just makes sense to build it into something i can enjoy. I also tend to venture into areas that aren't mainstream. Im sure there will be some hate on the rwd plan ive seen it in the other rwd subaru threads/ videos
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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Its a little later than id like but here are pics of my wrx.











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Old 03-04-2013, 12:15 AM   #5
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Sounds like fun

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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Pretty good deal. Have fun with the project!
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:48 AM   #7
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Affordable Fun! Good luck.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:29 AM   #8
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looks like it has a really clean body!
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #9
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Nice find !
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:36 PM   #10
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Yeah man nice clean start to the project! are you planning on starting a build thread? I'm sure it would get some attention

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #11
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GREAT deal...
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:17 PM   #12
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How did you manage to find a Subaru that cheap?? I'm looking for one, so any info you might provide on how you found the deal would be great
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #13
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How did you manage to find a Subaru that cheap?? I'm looking for one, so any info you might provide on how you found the deal would be great
older, higher miles, and a bad trans.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:48 PM   #14
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Yeah man nice clean start to the project! are you planning on starting a build thread? I'm sure it would get some attention

Mike
Yea ill probably make one soon. I dont really like starting build threads without being able to provide content though.

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looks like it has a really clean body!
It is pretty clean. Only a little patch of surface rust by the gas door and a couple dents that can be pdr'ed.

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How did you manage to find a Subaru that cheap?? I'm looking for one, so any info you might provide on how you found the deal would be great
Be the first to jump on a deal and dont think twice. Also look for stuff that needs work. I can do all my own work so i dont have to pay labor to fix things.


Update:
I welded my old center diff couple weeks ago. I ordered axle seals, tailshaft seal, clutch fork and pivot ball from subaru.

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:06 AM   #15
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I managed to find an 02 WRX for 5k, which is not the greatest deal ever, 157k miles on the body, and an 04 tranny instead of the 02, the clutch is slipping though, and I'm not sure how much yet. Left a voicemail for the seller and also emailed, so should be getting more info soon. Minor dents on the right side from a shopping cart incident which I don't mind all that much. Still looking around for better deals, but I have my eye on that one
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #16
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I believe if you want to "drift" this car you will have to get a new oil pan. a split pan so when you are sideways you are not starving one side of the engine from oil.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #17
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So are you going to convert this into a RWD? Or just use the Differential to transfer most of the power to the back?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #18
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Converting it to RWD.

I may add some baffles to the stock pan or just run an extra qt in the pan thats as long as there isnt ground clearance issues when i go slammed and that an extra qt wont reach the crank and get whipped.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #19
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Looking at getting a 4.44 diff
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:45 PM   #20
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Good luck with your first subaru! Looking forward to seeing how everything turns out!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:25 PM   #21
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I love men as well as trying to sneakily spam forums, but Unabomber is way smarter than I am.

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:30 AM   #22
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Converting it to RWD.

I may add some baffles to the stock pan or just run an extra qt in the pan thats as long as there isnt ground clearance issues when i go slammed and that an extra qt wont reach the crank and get whipped.
Nice make sure to post some drifting video when you're done.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:06 PM   #23
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Im sure ill have some video up once its running
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #24
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Converting it to RWD.

I may add some baffles to the stock pan or just run an extra qt in the pan thats as long as there isnt ground clearance issues when i go slammed and that an extra qt wont reach the crank and get whipped.
what about the killer bee oil pan and/or baffle setup. I think they do a baffle for the stock pan but I'm not 100% sure.

Get their oil pickup too since you'll have the pan off.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:37 PM   #25
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what about the killer bee oil pan and/or baffle setup. I think they do a baffle for the stock pan but I'm not 100% sure.

Get their oil pickup too since you'll have the pan off.
God damn their **** is expensive! Ill probably just cut up my pan and rebuild it how i need along with adding a bracket to a good pickup or fab my own. I do however want their EL headers. Maybe next year when I start modding the engine.

Picked up my front axles and flywheel with pressure plate.

Already got the axles apart and got the inner cups cleaned.
Are the splines on the outer cup of the 05-07 front axles the same as my 03 hubs? Im assuming yes. Then I need to pull the outer cups off also.
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