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Old 10-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default uppipe install in NY


I have a 02 wrx and want to install a catless uppipe. I have been reading the walk throughs on the forums and it seems like a lot of work for a beginner like me. I though about getting it installed professionally but it looks like that will cost me $300+. That's money I can't spend since I just bought a house.

Does anyone know a good mechanic shop that would do possibly do this for less? Or if someone wants to do the install for me? I would be more than happy to bring clips & beer and pay a bit in cash. I live in Brooklyn NY and would willing to drive an hour or so out of Brooklyn.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Ozone Park, Queens, New York
2012 Impreza WRX 5DR
Plasma Blue


Hmmm Try most tuning shops. Remember you get what you pay for, so TRY not to be cheap on your car.

I think there's some shops in the Shea Stadium area and some shops on Merrick BLVD between Archer and Liberty Ave.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Location: North Jersey
2007 STI Stage 2


it really is pretty easy to change out the uppipe. you at the very least need a good o2 sensor socket and a 3/8 socket set, breaker bar and open ended wrenches.

i did mine in a few hours on my back in the driveway. i oped to jack up the motor a few inches to help me get it out but it wasn't necessary.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NYC
02 WRX
15 WRX/05 GTO


If you have an '02 with the original stock uppipe, everything on the exhaust is going to be really rusty, especially if it's been driven through the winter in the NY/NJ area. This complicates the job and can easily turn it into a huge hassle well beyond a backyard 'n' beer project. More so if the rest of the exhaust including the turbo is also original and untouched.
There's a big difference between doing this type of mod on these cars when they were new and clean, and now when they're old and rusty. Your best bet is to seek out the services of one of our local vendor shops (see the Tri-State Vendor Directory above) and let them handle it for you. If you feel the cost is too much then you may want to consider putting off modding the car until you can truly afford it.
My $.02 from a conservative perspective.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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Azp installs. Done.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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02 wrx


PM me if interested.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #7
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Where in NY do you live in?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #8
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Took me 4 days (12 hours) on and off to do my UP/DP Stage 2 mod because of rusted bolts that needed to be cut off with a dremel tool. I do not have a torch - I would if I was to try this again.

Now I could do it in about 2 hours max.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:34 PM   #9
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2004 Forester Xt
Silver stg2


i did mine in 9 hrs . i thought ahead of time had to buy all brand new studs & nuts plus gaskets. good thing i have tools to extrector the suds an nuts
presoak everthing for a week every day
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #10
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Can I just go for the beer? Lol. Good luck. I would help but my tranny is currently broken. There is a detailed how to on the 2.0 stickies. I'm new to subies and have saved hundreds just through nasioc alone.
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