2002 WRX Sedan
3in TBE exhaust – cat welded in downpipe, Borla muffler
silicone afta MAF
COBB SF (short ram)
Deatchswerks fuel pump - DW200 / 255LPH
Kartboy Short Shifter
radio & speax (kenwood HU/pioneer sp)
DIY aluminum radiator shroud
DIY aluminum air box
Kartboy Front and Rear Endlinks
Whiteline Adjustable Swaybars - 24 front on softer and 22 Rear on middle (might adjust stiffer later)
Konis and RCE Black(7-23-13)
Samco IC hose (8-23-23)
I'm a Subaru fanboy. I've had 3 80's models, loved each one. I wanted to get a turboed car so heck, I'll go find myself a WRX. Here's what I found (Feb 2011) License plate is photoshopped, dealer tag was there and ugly.
Underhood - TurboXS atmos. BOV, COBB SF with beatup, dirty filter, exhaust leakS
yeh, filter was supposed to be blue...
A week after I brought it home I replaced the air filter with a K&N that was longer. I stuck a piece of old tshirt between the filter and the inner wall so it wouldn't rub the paint off since is was touching. That didn't help all that much... And yes those are legit JDM zipties relieving some strain on the intake tubing. And notice the silly STI stick-on came off.
So you wanna see some wierdness? Someone welded a largish cat on the 3" downpipe. You might not be able to see in these pics but man-o-man them welds ain't pretty. The welds are structurally sound looking but more of the "bigger the blob, better the job" category.
From the downpipe back its 3" and looks like Borla, resonator in midpipe and dual tipped Borla embossed muffler. Sounds good, not to loud but sounds like it has a pair.
Paint looked good, somewhat fresh. Interior was ok, carpet was beat up, wholes under floormats. It was missing the clock, had a stock 6disc/tape radio, stock speakers, no guages, stock fog lights, wholes drilled in most of the "blanks" by the cruise switch. There was also an off brand remote start unit in it, still wired up just no fuse in the 12v+ line. There were also some other various rat's nests wired in under the dash. When I took it on a test drive I noticed there was a Cobb AP USB dongle-thing on the OBD-II port, no AP though.
I didn't know this until I went to a meet but it's got a short throw shifter with a kartboy sticker on it under the boot. And the boot trim has an STI on it and doesn't quite fit right, it's always falling down off the part that's supposed to hold it up.