So I do have some big plans for my wagon I suppose so I figured I'd keep track of it at the expense of annoying you all. So a couple months ago I got a 2002 WRX Wagon in white with 170,000 miles but it had a motor rebuild and was definitely looking for a better owner than the previous one. Anyways so after I got it running right lol I moved on to what I wanted to do with the car. In my personal taste there is nothing better than a Subaru rally car and decided I wanted to create a car that in my own way would emulate one of those and have the same harsh condition capability. So far I have
- changed gear oil to Valvoline Full Synth
- made an I/C sprayer running off the wiper resevoir
- changed brake pads to Duralast golds (much more quiet and smoother stop than previous pads)
- made mudflaps out of Kenworth truck flaps
So far this is about all I have completed however I have multiple items in the works. I bought 6 Forester XT struts (2 with koni yellow inserts) as I'm sure some have seen me asking around about on the forum to no avail and (I'll try dirtyimpreza) plan on lifting the ol' girl and a CB radio I'm installing atm.
So I'll start off this build thread with what I did tonight which was fit my CB radio into my center console thingy right under my radio. Luckily the radio I purchased (Cobra 18 WX ST II) fit perfectly beneath the cheap JVC radio in the car. I had to drill out the holders that bolt the radio up into the console to fit the screws I had for the CB
from there on it was smooth sailing as the radio it nice and snug just have to trim up some plastic to make fit. Now I'm just waiting onn a fuse holder in the mail to get it all wired up and still deciding on an antenna(thinking of going with fiberglass) and I'm open to suggestions on that aspect. Here is what the CB looks like, happy with the fit considering I bought it without any measurements let alone the idea of fitting it under the radio.
(I'll fix the awkwardly big pics next time around)
So here's my build, lots of plans, little funds and little time. I'm in highschool so this build might be a little slow but hey I'm making an effort. At my school I'm known as the "kid who drives that subaru" lol. There is another kid at my school who drives a really clean and tasteful Forester XT but that's about it. Me and that kid park next to each other in this neighborhood across the street from our school in front of a house that has an STI in the driveway, gotta stick together right! Anyways I'll get some pics up of the car tomorrow hopefully and that's about it!
Here's a Google Drive folder that I will keep with pics on the maintenance and general pics of the car. Each folder is labeled on what the pics were of and about and should be viewable by anyone.