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    Hello, im new here and I am about to go look at and maybe buy my first WRX. There are some things that raise a red flag and I was just trying to get some opinions on the car.
    To start the car has 110k miles on it, the owner does say that he had the bottom end replaced with a ej207? that has 20,000 miles on it. Not too sure what this means
    He also says that it has a custom 3" down pipe with a 3.5" blitz NUR spec R exhaust. It also has a short ram intake. He said it has a Opensorce tune at 17psi. Hes asking 7k. He said he has paper work for everything. Any advice or opinions are greatly needed.

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    It could be a great car but it's neither street legal nor my choice for a first WRX or only car.

    For all I know it runs better than mine. It's definitely faster. I don't know though, and neither do you. If there's any doubt, there is no doubt.
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    What do you mean by its not street legal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster Racer View Post
    What do you mean by its not street legal?
    I mean that, assuming the car is in the US, it is not legal for use on a public road.
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    Does the exhaust make it illegal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster Racer View Post
    Does the exhaust make it illegal?
    Yes.
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    Oh, I didnt know that. Thanks for the heads up

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    Removing a cat is an issue. Whether you get caught or have to test is another story. Moreover the car is highly modified, and this is why I'd be very cautious as a first time buyer.
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    The EJ207 was never offered in the USDM, primarily due to the inability for the motor to pass U.S. emissions regulations. Even with the stock exhaust system, the car would technically be street legal in the U.S. Whether or not anyone notices is a different issue.
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    Oh that's interesting. The guy said that he is the second owner with that new motor and got it registered out here without any problems, we don't have to do emissions where I live. Would you think that the tune would push the stock turbo and maybe make the car less reliable?

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    Being on at least the second motor in and of itself doesn't increase my perception of how reliable the car might be. The car could be brilliant but in the final analysis there is in my view considerable risk.

    This would not be my first Impreza or only car.
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    Yeah, I thought that, but just wanted to get a few more opinions on it. Thanks

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