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This is a discussion on The Busted Bugeye within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; UPDATED - 10/01/14 2002 WRX - 120,000 miles on the chassis and counting.. Engine/Power Mods: modified "big plenum" short runner ...

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    The Busted Bugeye

    UPDATED - 10/01/14



    2002 WRX - 120,000 miles on the chassis and counting..


    Engine/Power Mods:

    modified "big plenum" short runner N/A Legacy intake manifold
    75mm Boomba Racing DBC throttle body
    75mm Straight Adaptor DBC weld on
    8mm GrimmSpeed phenolic spacers
    port and polished custom TGV deletes
    ej205 heads, chamber modified for 2.5L (intake valves deshrouded, street port, & bowl blend)
    +1mm Ferrea super alloy valves intake & exhaust, radius valve job
    GSC Custom non-AVCS Cams (272 / 234@ 1mm / Peak Lift 10.60mm intake, 10.65mm exhaust)
    GSC Power-Division Beehive Valve Springs w/Titanium Retainers
    Fuel Injector Development 1200cc Top Feed EV14 injectors
    Aeromotive A1000-6 Injected Bypass Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator (base pressure set at 60psi)
    Walbro 485 Fuel Pump in tank
    FUELPro Fuel Pump Controller
    braided -6 PTFE fuel lines w/AN fittings
    Aeromotive fuel pressure gauge
    Aeromotive Top Feed Fuel Rail Kit
    Fore Innovations F-10 Inline Modular Fuel Filter (10 micron stainless steel filtration media)
    ej257 blueprinted case halves
    balanced ej257 crank
    Pauter X-Beam connecting rods
    ARP rod bolts
    Arias custom 99.54mm pistons with molly coated skirts (~9:1 overall compression ratio)
    11mm STi oil pump deburred and shimmed
    KillerB aluminium oil pan
    KillerB Ultimate Oil Pickup
    KillerB Windage Tray
    Fumoto Quick Drain Valve
    King main bearings
    ACL Race Series rod bearings
    ARP 625+ Custom Age head studs
    JE OE thickness 2.5L head gaskets
    Perrin EL header (titanium lava wrap)
    Extreme Turbo Systems Rotated V-Band Exhaust Kit (titanium lava wrap)
    Summit Racing 3" manual stainless exhaust cutout
    MadDad Whisper 3" dual tip catback
    Custom 4" intake
    Blox Racing air filter with velocity stack
    ETS 3.5" FMIC core, with custom 2.5" pipes
    PWR aluminum radiator
    Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank
    Weapon R Aluminum Coolant Overflow Tank
    Samco Sport radiator hose kit
    Peterson catch can (modified for vacuum from intake)
    Maniac Electric 160amp high output alternator w/+.5V diode mod
    Garrett GTX3576r
    Tial Stainless V-Band Turbine Housing (.82 A/R)
    Tial MV-R 44mm EWG (1bar spring)
    VTA EWG dump pipe
    PTP turbo blanket
    GrimmSpeed 3-Port EBCS (hybrid mode)
    Hallman Evolution RX manual boost controler kit (w/cockpit adjustment)
    AEM 3.5 bar MAP sensor
    Zeitronix IAT sensor (threaded into a nylon fitting 2" from the throttle body)
    Optima Yellow Top battery
    home made grounding kit
    "big 3" wiring additions (4 gauge)
    GM Flex Fuel sensor
    fully balanced rotating assembly
    8500rpm redline
    Speed Density tune with Cobb Access Port v3 (93/e85)



    Driveline/Brake mods:

    MSI Solid Aluminuim Engine Mounts
    Beatrush Pitchstop
    Torque Solutions Solid Transmission Mount
    ACT XTSS clutch
    ACT street light flywheel
    SS braided clutch line
    JDM cryo treated & micro polished STi 5MT gearset w/dual cone first gear syncro
    JDM STi heavy duty center diff.
    Kartboy short shifter
    front/rear/pivot shifter bushings
    TiC 5mt shift linkage update
    Perrin rear diff. lock down system
    04 STi hubs
    Brembo GT series big brake kit for STi
    GrimmSpeed Master Cylinder Brace
    Goodridge SS braided brake lines
    18"x8.5" Rota wheels (pending change)
    235/40R/18 Falken tires (pending change)



    Suspension:

    KYB AGX gas adjustable struts
    Group N hardened tophats
    Eibach prokit springs
    Whiteline 24mm adjustable front swaybar
    Whiteline 24mm adjustable rear swaybar
    04-07 WRX rear swaybar mounts
    Kartboy swaybar endlink combo
    Whiteline steering rack bushings
    TiC Lateral Link bushings
    TiC Trailing arm forward bushings
    TiC Trailing arm rear bushings
    TiC FCAR bushing
    Whiteline Plus front control arm forward bushing
    MSI Tubular rear trailing arms 1" correction
    Turn In Concepts Fender Cowl Braces
    front strut tower brace bar



    Exterior:

    mock carbon fiber side marker inserts
    mock carbon fiber front grill "I" badge
    Hella fog lights
    wingless debadged trunk
    window tint
    Pro-D front lip
    Beatrush undertray
    polished aluminum scoop delete



    Interior:

    reverse indiglo gauge cluster
    blue LED HVAC conversion
    AutoMeter A-Pillar 3 60mm gauge pod
    AutoMeter Black Mounting Cup for 52mm Gauge 2204
    Prosport Blue/White Exhaust Gas Temperature Gauge (pending change)
    Prosport Blue/White Electrical Oil Pressure Gauge (pending change)
    Prosport Blue/White Mechanical Boost Gauge (pending change)
    AEM UEGO Wideband O2 Gauge
    Zeitronix Ethanol Content Analizer
    Alpine iDA-x305 headunit
    Clarion EQ746 1/2 DIN Graphic Equalizer
    Alpine PDX-4.100 amplifier (133watts RMS x 4)
    Dynamat Xtreme (front doors)
    Metra 6.5" speaker spacers (front doors)
    Kenwood tweeters (front doors)
    Infinity Reference 6.5" coax speakers (front doors)
    Sony Xplod 5.25" coax speakers (rear doors)
    Cerwin Vega 5"x7" coax speakers (rear deck)
    Boss Audio BASS600 8-Inch Low-Profile Amplified Subwoofer (under driver's seat)
    14 gauge speaker wire all around
    120gb Toshiba 2.5" .mp3 hard drive
    Momo air leather shift knob
    NRG Gen 2 steering wheel quick release kit
    Momo JET35BK0B Jet Black 350mm Leather Steering Wheel
    Subaru mock carbon fiber trim inserts
    Tactrix 1.3U cable routed behind dash
    Busted Finger Motorsports AEM UEGO Logging Cable
    Passport Escort 8500 x50 hard wired
    ELM 327 Blue Tooth OBDII connector & Torque App for Android
    Grip-It phone mount
    driver's side airbag resistor mod
    hard wired power inverter between driver's seat and center console
    aluminum STi dead pedal














    Some old pics..


















    Last edited by MainFrame; 12-11-2014 at 11:23 AM.

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    Last edited by MainFrame; 04-30-2013 at 05:41 PM.

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    congrats on being cotm.

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    hey brother i have the same car color an all ill put some pics up, i just have all bolt ons im new to the wrx world and i absolutely love your indiglo gauges and the stereo color as well could you help a fellow brother out and show me were to purchase the same plz
    Thanks cant wait to here back from ya pm me

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    gorgeous car, man. love it
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    Last edited by MainFrame; 10-14-2011 at 02:38 PM.

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    I wish my bugeye was like that... its kind of close... but not to the next level

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    Nice work, looking good! Bet it is a blast to drive.

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    Great vid! I mounted up a camera in the car and had some fun with video editing a while back.
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    Was it a Go-Pro camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Great vid! I mounted up a camera in the car and had some fun with video editing a while back.
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    I fabricated a mount for my rear strut tower bar, and did a whole video to a Joe Satriani tune. Can't remember if I posted it here or not.
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    i hope your oil tank comes off easier than mine. that was a PITA.

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    The next step in project bugeye is nearing completion..



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