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This is a discussion on Project: Budget Built Bugeye within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm currently building my 02 WRX wagon into an occasional track day and eventual NASA TT car. This is gonna ...

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    Project: Budget Built Bugeye

    I'm currently building my 02 WRX wagon into an occasional track day and eventual NASA TT car. This is gonna be done on a normal modder's budget(all off the shelf parts) and wont be a stripped down racer but a weekend track toy that can also run and get groceries(since it is a wagon). This car is being built to show how well a WRX can perform with simple bolt ons and proper balance.

    Goal Power: 275+/-whp

    Current Mods:

    Engine:
    Killer B oil pick up

    Exhaust:
    Perrin UP
    Perrin catted DP
    Cobb CBE

    Steering & Suspension:
    Whiteline rack bushings
    GTSpec roll kit
    BC Racing BR coilovers
    Whiteline 22mm fsb
    Perrin spherical bearing endlinks f/r
    Turn In Concepts full bushing kit
    MSI 2" correction trailing arms

    Drivetrain:
    Spec stage 2 clutch
    Competition Clutch 13.47lb flywheel
    Kartboy shifter/bushings
    Kartboy trans cradle bushings
    Turn In Concepts upgraded linkage
    Group N trans mount
    Goodridge ss clutch line

    Brakes:
    4/2 Pots
    Hawk HPS pads
    Goodridge ss lines
    Perrin m/c brace

    Wheels & Tires:
    17x8 +45 Enkei RPF-1
    235/40R17 Dunlop Direzza

    Planned Mods 2014:

    Air & Fuel
    APS CAI
    Perrin turbo inlet
    Walbro 255 pump
    Deatschwerks 650cc injectors

    Suspension:
    Whiteline adj 22mm rsb
    Whiteline HD mounts
    Whiteline front lca bushing
    Whiteline alk

    Engine:
    VF39
    STI tmic w/ splitter
    Mishimoto o/c

    Exhaust:
    Tial 38mm ewg

    Electronics:
    Cobb AP
    Rallitek boost/oil press/egt gauges
    ATI gauge pod

    Exterior:
    JDM hood scoop


    My Old V6 STI 16x7 +53 TE37's(Powdercoated by Liquid Powder Coats):


    March 2012 Clubwrx Victory Meet:



    Fort Washington Park:






    First Auto X:


    Needs Morette's:


    Cool a mini Subaru meet.... Nope just how my driveway always looks. I think I have a problem.
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    Not bad. The cheap coilovers don't really help to show how
    show how well a WRX can perform with simple bolt ons
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    I remember your car from the Victory Meet. Looks good with a nice solid mod list. VF39 will get you where you want to be powerwise (could even go VF43 or VF48 as well).
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    zax, I actually am quite happy with how well these coilovers perform. They are actually really well built and have proven they can perform as well as a coilover twice their price. Just because something is inexpensive doesn't mean it's poor quality.

    Thanks Mikie, the car has been on a mod hiatus for a while as I just got engaged, but now is back to being modded. I already have a p&p & ceramic coated vf39 from my old RS. All the power mods are left over from that car. I'm actually building a 95L once this is done and am going vf34 to get a good comparison of the turbos.
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    zax, I actually am quite happy with how well these coilovers perform. They are actually really well built and have proven they can perform as well as a coilover twice their price. Just because something is inexpensive doesn't mean it's poor quality.
    BCBR is known for poor quality valving.

    I'm not trying to hate on you or your build, but if you are AutoX'ing, I think you'll be more competitive with Koni Yellows and RCE springs.
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    The old ones or new ones? They were redesigned about a year or two ago
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    What class are you competing in? It seems like that mod list would put you at least at STX, if not higher.

    In my area at least, that puts you against prepared Miatas which will run circles around a bugeye in the technical courses we have. The WRX has the power advantage in the few straight sections, but the Miatas ate up the corners.
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    Was in ESP(Street Prepared). Car is being built more for track days and eventual NASA TT. Auto x is more to keep skills up and become better driver between track days.
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