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Old 10-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default Storage building find...blown WRX

I'v been kicking myself since I sold my psm WRX last year and I have wanted another WRX since. Recently jumped on a craigslist add for a blown up Subaru hoping for a quick flip for a little cash... GUESS WHAT. Still don't have a full run down on all the after market bits yet, any help would be great.

2003 WRB WRX @ 83xxx on the clock. Clean title, 5 spd with BA code

OZ prodrive wheels of somesort, new shoes to boot...
APS S/R 30 turbo
Turbo xs- UTEC?
full 3" exhaust - unknown
Catless up pipe- unknown
aftermarket 02 sensors/ hookups... dummied or bypasses of somesort?
KYB agx front struts
Prodrive blue springs
Big TMIC - unknown
Pink injectors- STI perhaps?
GFB pully set
GFB hybrid bov/rbov?
Sway bar endlinks - unknown
Goodridge SS brake lines
06 front brake pots
carbon hood, but its cracked beyond apeal or repair.
slotted rotors front and rear- unknown
I was told the clutch and flywheel had been replaced right before the engine gave out... I haven't heard it run, but I cut the oil filter open and what ever it is, its toast ( rod bearing imo)

Photobucket link for those who wish to see the parts... http://s171.photobucket.com/user/blu...?sort=3&page=1



My Silver 03 >http://s171.photobucket.com/user/blu...?sort=3&page=1
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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Very nice! Hope you get it running soon so you can really enjoy it!
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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You bought someone's abortion.

Part it out.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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wait did you seriously buy a subaru thinking you'd "flip" it? these aren't houses. car prices go DOWN.

looks in pretty rough shape, and someone elses failed project.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:44 PM   #5
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I'll buy the front brake pots
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:21 PM   #6
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How much did you pay for it? And if you couldn't flip cars, used car dealerships wouldn't exist lol.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:46 PM   #7
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How much did you pay for it? And if you couldn't flip cars, used car dealerships wouldn't exist lol.
You are confused.

Used car dealers do not buy cars for anywhere near what the private buyer will pay.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:54 PM   #8
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You are confused.

Used car dealers do not buy cars for anywhere near what the private buyer will pay.
That^^ and they normally buy cars that run but need minor work.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:01 AM   #9
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wait did you seriously buy a subaru thinking you'd "flip" it? these aren't houses. car prices go DOWN.

looks in pretty rough shape, and someone elses failed project.
Flipping cars really isn't hard actually. Unless OP bought this car crazy cheap it wasn't a good candidate to flip.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:27 AM   #10
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To be serious, it's actually not in that bad condition. Just new bearings and probably some rings. Replace all the fluids and you'll have a decent car.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:35 AM   #11
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Wow that's some old tech

The Ecu is a TurboXS Utec I think

Wheels are prodrive p1 17x7 I think

Springs are also prodrive blue springs

That turbo is a very old APS SR30 which is basically like a ball bearing VF series turbo
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:12 AM   #12
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Wow that's some old tech

The Ecu is a TurboXS Utec I think

Wheels are prodrive p1 17x7 I think

Springs are also prodrive blue springs

That turbo is a very old APS SR30 which is basically like a ball bearing VF series turbo


It looks like its been parked for a while.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #13
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Wow that's some old tech

The Ecu is a TurboXS Utec I think
Easy rod, the UTEC is still good. It's just not as kid friendly as an AP.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:59 PM   #14
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I'm guessing the previous owner was a kid that modded it, broke it, then couldn't afford to fix it.

I hope you didn't pay much for it. If you really intend to flip it, that's the only way you're going to make any money off of it. Otherwise, it looks like a basketcase.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #15
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i'd Drain the tank
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:05 AM   #16
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Don't tell my buddy you can't flip cars, its how he makes his living, and he's good at it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #17
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That's a good candidate for a track car!
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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Thats exactly what I am looking for as well. Good find if you got it cheap.

I want a blown 05 sti for track duty.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:09 PM   #19
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Good luck! Don't listen to others- flipping cars is entirely possible! If this was 04- that car would be top scoop material

Just for some motivation, I scored this for 500- invested 1700 and sold it for 4000. So much fun.


Untitled by JeffRuhl, on Flickr
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:49 PM   #20
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Laptop died...back online, late reply to all.

I went to look at a no description, no name "Subaru"... that needed engine work. I figured a legacy or foz with a broke Tbelt. It ended up being a 3d party deal with the prior owner being the 2 or 3 on the title with no idea what he had other than what once was a "fast car". It was a phone tag, dealing with the owner and storage building owner kind of deal. He rolls the door up, and the photos are basically how I first saw the car.

I have bought junk yard bound cars before (and some in the yard), fixed em up and sold them for extra cash (helped pay for my degree, so I've got no complaints)

Needless to say, done it before but this one went from possible flip to a keeper when I found out what it was. Outdated parts or not, if it works I'll use them until I upgrade them or they fail.

my silver wrx (prior) Salvage title, 117k miles, stock components by comparison to the blue one. I got $8,000 out of it after fixing the failed viscous diff and a few small parts here and there. (I won't have close to that in this one to have it running, tuned with some mild preformance mods, cost of car included)
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:48 PM   #21
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Looks like an awesome fine as long as you can do the work yourself you'll probably be in good shape. Don't listen to all these nancys they can't flip cars cuz they can't spin wrenches. If you can identify what youve got and do the work to fix it its very easy to make money off someone's "basketcase"

Exhibit A. 98 eclipse gst I got for a steal as part of a trade for a bike I was selling. Kid blew it up started to swap the motor ran outta time n money and mommy wanted it outta the driveway. All said and done between the spare parts in the back and mods that were in it needing installed I sold it for 3500 after spending less then 400 bucks total counting buying it. Would've got 4500 but the damn stock head bolts/headgasket let go the day before they were coming to get it so I dropped the price cuz I was so far ahead I just took the hit instead of loosing the time to redo it and try to find another buyer
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