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This is a discussion on Back in the game within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; As some of you may know a year and a half ago i was diagnosed with a brain tumor (prolactanoma). ...

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    Back in the game

    As some of you may know a year and a half ago i was diagnosed with a brain tumor (prolactanoma). the bills that came after that pretty much ruined me financially for awhile. sold all the toys and moved back home with my dad. thankfully after a year or so all is well. i just take a pill for the rest of my life. anyway i bought a red 04 srt-4 about 6-8 months ago with a blown engine for a good deal. had lots of modified parts and the price was right. finally in the last 4 weekends or so a bunch of very nice friends helped me get this thing back together. enjoy a few random pics of the rebuild and thank you to all those members on this forum who showed concerned and kindness to me.


    Empty bay. it looked like that for months


    After the last owner "modified" the cowl to included a 1 inch hole, i repaired it. thankfully my lack of ability in this patch panel (my first) is very hard to see.


    Short block. JE pistons .40 over on eagle rods and a polished stock crank.


    Stock rebuild head with stock cam and just a basic valve job.


    Long block on the stand ready to go. equipped with a borg warner s256


    Watch your fingers and toes!


    GOAL!


    First fill up with about 10 miles on the new motor car hasn't seen daylight in almost a year. notice the inch of dust!


    Make me run, was there for as long as there was enough dust to write it. i was quite proud to check it off!


    Completed


    Washed and not waxed needs paint TLC.
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    Great to know you are doing better!

    Must feel pretty good to get it back moving. Looks like a nice clean install to me. Patch doesn't look bad either. =)

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    Glad to hear the good news! Car's looking good Man
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    Nice man! I bet it feels good to be driving it! Looks great!
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    The news on the car is good...

    The news that you're doing well, given what you've been through, is simply great. Stay healthy, my friend!
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    awesome! welcome back.

    any plans on taking those horrid black designs off? lol

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    Welcome back man... Glad to hear you got the medical situation taken care of... Congratulations on getting back on your feet!
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    thanks for the support. and i kinda like the graphics. i'm not a huge fan of red so it helps break it up a bit.
    RayfieldsWRX - "You like the feel of torque steer? Interesting"
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    Great to hear that you just have to take a pill at this point!!!

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    nice... welcome back


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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    The news on the car is good...

    The news that you're doing well, given what you've been through, is simply great. Stay healthy, my friend!
    +1

    (should've gotten a subaru )
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    Glad to see you're doing well. The car is just an added bonus!

    How will this one compare to the old one?
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