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This is a discussion on careercadaver's wrx wagon... within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Picked up a 2005 WRX Sport Wagon in San Remo Red over the weekend. Stoked to be back in a ...

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    careercadaver's wrx wagon...

    Picked up a 2005 WRX Sport Wagon in San Remo Red over the weekend. Stoked to be back in a Subaru!! Had a B5 Audi S4 for a few months and before that a White GC RS Sedan. Drives a lot like the RS but the turbo's quite an upgrade to that set-up. 51K on the odometer.

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    - Perrin Divorced DP
    - Megan 3" Exhaust

    Here's some pics as she sits. I'll probably play a little big here and there but it will be awhile before I heavily modify the car.


















    Can't wait for coilovers and a decent wheel/tire set-up! Though I have few other priorities in front of all that. I'm running the OEM 16's with Continental ContiPro's that came on

    Just ran a compression test that came out well, replaced the plugs while we had everything apart. Just bought a vf43, SPT Intake and I'm about to grab a 2" Perrin Uppipe in the next few days. A buddy has a fuel pump and injectors for me so this should come together rather quickly once I get everything collected. Goal at this stage is a conservative 300whp open source tune for a DD. I may track a few times but mostly a commuter.

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    Beautiful wagon man!!
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    Car looks great.

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    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

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    Green pump handle threw me off.. Only diesel pumps out of green around these parts.


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    Green pump handle threw me off.. Only diesel pumps out of green around these parts.
    Same....
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    RED Wagon with a nice tint job. I'm jealous. Nice car man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    Green pump handle threw me off.. Only diesel pumps out of green around these parts.
    I think BP has green pump handles around here.
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    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    Beautiful wagon man!!
    Thanks a lot man! I've enjoyed it thus far. Had to be a rare color for me to tackle a wagon. But Subie wagons are the best looking. imo

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    Thanks! Surprisingly enough I've gotten very few comments about the username. Used it for years...

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    Green pump handle threw me off.. Only diesel pumps out of green around these parts.
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    Same....
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    I think BP has green pump handles around here.
    Definitely BP. That would be such a horrifying mistake...Id have nightmares over that one. lol

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    RED Wagon with a nice tint job. I'm jealous. Nice car man.
    Thanks a lot. Not sure how long I can get away with the 5% tint here in MI. We're not supposed to have any tint on the front three windows. If they let me go too long I'll likely put a sun visor strip across the windshield. I sit a little higher in this car than I did my last and it seems to blast me at dusk (plus I had 35% all the way around, including the windshield)...that or my eyes are getting used to the side tint and when the sun breaks through it's a bit overwhelming. lol

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    Thank! Surprisingly enough I've gotten very few comments about the username. Used it for years...
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    lol. No. I sell real estate. It's just my bleek outlook on life

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    Nice looking wagon, dont see too many red ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackwrx View Post
    Nice looking wagon, dont see too many red ones
    Thank you! I'm a sucker for a rare color. Locally I've only seen one other red Subie.

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    I havent seen any red ones in my area
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    Picked up some parts for the turbo swap that will hopefully take place in the next few weeks.

    - vf43 (30K, New Seals, No wastegate Crack, Zero Shaft Play, ported and polished)
    - STI TMIC with Prodrive Silicone Y Pipe
    - Perrin Turbo Inlet
    - Perrin Divorced DP
    - Perrin Turbo Blanket
    - Perrin Front Strut Tie Bar
    - Perrin Pitch Stop Mount
    - Perrin Manual Boost Controller
    - Megan 3" Full Turbo Back Exhaust
    - SPT Cold Air Intake and Heat Shield
    - Mishimoto Radiator (170 degree T-Stat)
    - Rota G Force Wheels 18X8.5 et48 (2K on them)
    - General G-Max Tires 224/40 (2K miles on them)
    - Grimmspeed Gaskets
    - Walbro 255lph

    I'm going to heat wrap the Uppipe when it arrives and maybe pick up a heat shield as well. A friend of a friend is going to OS tune it for me once things are assembled. Might do a TGV delete too to see if I can't tweak a little more HP out of the set-up. The goal is to be at around 300whp on 93 Octane and hopefully leave the engine alone for at least a few thousand miles. Though I have a buddy on e85 that bleeds WRB so we'll see how long that lasts...

    Really dying to start with aesthetic mods as well...it needs a drop in the worst way...



















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    Cant believe it's been the whole summer since I updated this thread...Stage 3 Upgrade and tune went off without a hitch...I'll post up some pics of the process here soon...A few plans changed, mostly for the better. Bought coilovers and front Brembo's but sold the coils to fund the Spring/Strut Combo and a friend needed the Brembos so I sold those as well and went with Four Pots instead...

    Quite a few other parts have been accumulating...

    - WRX Struts w/ Koni Inserts
    - RCE Yellows
    - Perrin Front and Rear 25mm Sways
    - Kartboy Front and Rear Endlink
    - Whiteline Roll Center Kit
    - Autometer Bezel Pod (Dual 52mm)
    - VEI 52mm (Boost, Radar, Oil pressure and temp w/ Install kit)
    - ProSport Oil Filter Sandwich Adaptor
    - 06-07 WRX Four Pot Front Calipers
    - ATE Super Blue Racing Fluid
    - JDM WRX 2 Pot Rears (w/Kartboy adaptors)
    - StopTech SS Brake Lines
    - Hawk HPS Pads (F&R)
    - DBA 4000 Series Rotors (F&R)
    - STI Front Splitters (need Paint to Match)
    - V-Limited Replica Front lip (good shape)
    - GroupN Motor Mounts
    - GroupN Trans Mount
    - Rear Spats (Need paint)
    - Alpine IVA-W505
    - Focal FA165W 6.5" Components
    - Focal Solid 4 (4X100) Amp

    Still need to pick up front and rear top hats to finish out the suspension upgrade. Thinking Whiteline Com C Front and GroupN Rear Hats. I'll still need Camber Bolts as well...sway bars will have to wait till spring as I cant see putting them on this late in the year to run them in the snow...

    I also grabbed a Yakima Roof Rack and put in a matching tint glare strip at 5%.

    Here's a few pics of how she sits right now...





    Still watching for JDM fogs too...

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