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    So i think i bought a Subie impreza RS, but has been converted into wrx.......HELP ME

    So i bought my WRX 3 wks ago and have been loving it. One night i was bored and checked the vin number and it came up as a 2.5l manual awd 4 door sedan. But when i had my vehicle inspected at my local shop, that have written down 2.0 litre turbo. A stage 2 clutch has been installed as well as an upgraded intercooler, short shift 5 speed, and has all the stabilizer bars ( one in the turnk, one under the hooD). sway bars ect. I feel like it has allot of horsepower and torque still. But when i looked online at the 02 RS interior , it matched mine exactly. SO is it an RS or WRX?!?!?! IS it an RSWRX lol? not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. also i was wondering why my insurance was not going up by much. let me know pleasse!

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    These are just a few pics of the body. Its dark out right now, but tomorow ill snap some pics of under the hood and the inside of the car. im almost positive i have the exct interior of the RS. says subaru on steering wheel instead of subaru embloom . Plus i just looked at the floor mats that were in the trunk and it says 2.5 RS.

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    There should be a little plate under the hood on the driver side that tells lists the paint color, vin and most importantly the engine.
    If it says ej205 then it's a WRX. ej25....something RS.

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    yup engine vin starts with ej25. So originally it was and RS. But it has wat seems to be all the features of wrx. All the stabilizer and sway bars, turbo, upgraded clutch and intercooler. Euro tour big o tires. Just not sure if this is bad thing or good thing. I am getting cheaper insurance since it was an RS. I thought i read somewhere that quite a few people will convert the RS to WRX because its cheaper.

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    Yes and no... and depending on the insurance.
    If you list the mods..... probably not. If you dont and your car gets hit/stolen. They'll pay for the rs stuff.


    Oh and stabalization bars didn't come stock.

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    lol i know the bars didnt come stock thats why i was saying it the person fully converted it including stabilizer and sway bars. Got to my buddys shop this morning and he said that it has to be pushing close to 300hp and im still gettin 22mpg on avg. So for the most part im still pretty satisfied

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    What is he basing the 300 hp number on? And brake hp or crank hp
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    Interesting, not sure how I feel about it being "good or bad" though.

    It's bad that it was sold to you under the impression that it was a WRX and it's not. That is very very shady dealing. I would be going back to whoever you bought it from and ask some serious questions. You basically paid BWM money for a Ford (in a sense).

    As long as the car is mechanically sound and it is running on the correct ECU and tune you should be fine. Did your friend do a extensive check of the car? Or, did he just look at it and say "It's got 300 AWHP!?! HERP DERP" (no offense). If the car hasn't been inspected then I would be taking it to a certified Subaru technician for a full car inspection to check it's health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    It's bad that it was sold to you under the impression that it was a WRX and it's not. That is very very shady dealing. I would be going back to whoever you bought it from and ask some serious questions. You basically paid BWM money for a Ford (in a sense).
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    ^ this.

    Being told the car is something it is not during a sale is unbelievably shady. I would definitely go back to the person you bought it from and start asking some questions about the car. Good luck with everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Wow... this is an interesting story...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy_c View Post
    ^ this.

    Being told the car is something it is not during a sale is unbelievably shady. I would definitely go back to the person you bought it from and start asking some questions about the car. Good luck with everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Not shady...illegal.
    100% correct.
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