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Old 05-31-2017, 10:19 AM   #1
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Hey I'm new to the forums and I recently purchased a 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX . I'm just getting my license and am 16 years old. It has around 134,000 miles and has no rust. It's a California car with tons of paperwork. The original owner had struts replaces, all wheel bearings, valve cover gaskets, and pretty much anything you can think of. I'm going to be making some extra cash this summer and want to do somethings to the car.

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I was thinking maybe I should get the car buffed and cleaned on the outside(First thing) due to the amount of scratches. Then clean out the headlights or put halo projectors in. Any suggestions would be great ! Thanks
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:20 AM   #2
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at 134k... did it have the water puimp and timing belt done yet? also for that year check to see if its got the uppipe with the cat on it still... those like to fail and make your turbo explode.
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:23 AM   #3
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:52 AM   #4
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Maintenance. Check the tires. I have a stock 2004 STI with 36,000 and I'm still doing maintenance.
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:33 PM   #5
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Grab a service manual and start checking stuff off. If you can do most of the work yourself now, you will save a ton of money down the road. I never got used to working on my own car, so I take much longer than usual :\.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:39 PM   #6
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Then...and only then....start thinking other things. And just say no to halo projectors....you are ignorant of lighting. Research that topic 93 times as there are a few lighting upgrades worth of hoot on your car, but they will cost you in the three digit price range.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:48 AM   #7
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at 134k... did it have the water puimp and timing belt done yet? also for that year check to see if its got the uppipe with the cat on it still... those like to fail and make your turbo explode.
Everything on the car is stock . Water pump and timing belt were done. Don't know about the up pipe ....
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:49 AM   #8
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https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2740715

Then...and only then....start thinking other things. And just say no to halo projectors....you are ignorant of lighting. Research that topic 93 times as there are a few lighting upgrades worth of hoot on your car, but they will cost you in the three digit price range.
What should I do then ? Thinking of looking into the up pipe now ..
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