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This is a discussion on ---<{{{The Official Wagon Thread}}}>--- within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by 68sprintb i'm totally confused though, is it an '02-'03 or '04-'05? i see hints of each... Really? ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68sprintb
    i'm totally confused though, is it an '02-'03 or '04-'05? i see hints of each...
    Really? I don't. Gauges, steering wheel, sideskirts, mirrors, headlights, front end, rear bumper cover, the list goes on...

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    I agree, fairly clear its 04 / 05

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    Wink

    from my latest rally event...

















    more photos *here*

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    Looks great, Jamie.

    Oh, and thanks for selling me some perty painted side skirts for my wagon a few weeks ago.

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    killrobots Car is an 04. You can tell by the interior center console.
    05 4EAT WRX Wagon

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    New to this forum and a proud owner of a WRX/Momo'ed out Race Mod’ed Sport Wagon!

    Here is my New 04 Rally Racin Toy!


    She looks almost completely stock on the outside, however Major Upgrades have been done to the engine and performance & handling of this baby!

    I will post some under the hood pics soon.

    Questions from a noob to experience Racers- lol

    1) What are the best upgrade stabilizing/sway bar kits both Front & Rear for the Wagons? I have a good kit now but want more stiffness at high speed cornering. Are all STi Kits for the WRX Impreza Coupe the same as for the Sport Wagon ie are they compatible/interchangeable?

    2) Best Chip/Computer for Engine Management System on the market. Unichip in right now, but I think that it is underperforming. It was recommended by a vet racer however I have nothing to compare my results against. I want a system that I can custom tune as new mods go on and forget about it once it is tuned to my current system. Needs to be City driving capable, like the Unichip is right now & a PC interface is a plus for Telemitry (Graphs). Any Ideas> Used Mainly for Racing off-road armature Rally’s and Road Courses Dirt & Concrete.

    3) Turbo Blow off valves? Are they just for show (cool sounds) or improve the performance of my turbo upgraded engine? My current vale is recycleing the excess pressure with minimal wind up and/or lag. I Can't get a straight answer on this question from my racing buddies. Ask 5 people get 5 diff answers. lol

    4) What in your opinion is the best performing Turbo back Exhaust System for off-road Rally use? Need to be virtually "bullet proof" and not very loud (the quieter the better) so I can hear the wheels/road noise of the surface I am on. I have a Street Cat Back right now with a stealth muffler twin tip very small increase in db of engine @ most RPM levels.

    5) Carbon Fiber Hood and other external parts? Looks only or better performance? Waste of money or better race car? Droppin weight is nice, however I am concerned about trapping engine heat, stiffness on frame, size of scoop intake options, and dirt off-road concerns, etc.

    6) Bigger hood scoop for my current STi Turbo Intercooler Upgrade? Yes/No? Will it really make a noticeable diff in engine/turbo temp?

    7) Lastly (and thanks again for any constructive advice) What are the best external upgrade for dirt control? Mud flap kits, Cold air intake "wheel well" protection system (I have Ingen Intake (top of the line) right now and I am afraid of sucking to much dirt. Anything else I might need for the more punishing courses.

    Thanks for any input or advice to these Subaru performance question! What are the best/necessary space parts to carry in my car while racing long course. in your experience what has broken if anything and need a spare to keep running and complete the race in your WRX?

    This car has awoken my childhood instincts to play in the dirt and fond memories of Building & Racing RC cars off road! Now as an adult I get to build it and then Race INSIDE my Toy!! Gota love that. Right

    Peace,
    -Thormix-

    Engine pic and under carriage pics will be posted once I get it back up on a lift.

    -- -- Sorry for such a long post, but it is my 1st so I figured I would make it count. -- --

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    Yeah you made that one count

    1. poke around in the suspension forum a bit- lots of info on sway bars, your going to find that the "ultimate" sway bar setup for rallyx is not the "ultimate" setup for autox- lots of compromising in setting a suspension.

    2. IMO (therre are lots of opinions) Ecutek or Cobb for EM- they utilize the oe ECU (which they've reversed engineered)- no foling the ECU into anything- they full access to all maps. Cobb probably has the upper edge in user ability to adjust.

    3. our is actually a BPV by pass valve- a blow off valve sounds cool but can hurt performance

    4. the downpipe is the critical peice from a performance standpoint- either a divorced or bellmouth design- lots to choose from. You'll probably want something that doesn't have alrge back box for clearance issues (but may run into problem w/ sound).

    5. you have a aluminum hood- carbon fiber isn't going to help there. The trunk would shed you some lbs.

    6. if you have a STi intercooler you need the STi scoop and more importantly you need the STi splitter- w/o it you've lost any potential gains.

    7. if your playing in the gravel you need front/rear skid plates- check primitive out- very nice quality aluminum pieces at a fair price. Mud flaps- definitely (if you want to preserve some paint ) I used a drop in ITG panel filter it performed incredibly in the dust/dirt- you need good filtering protection if your going to play in the dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX
    Yeah you made that one count

    1. poke around in the suspension forum a bit- lots of info on sway bars, your going to find that the "ultimate" sway bar setup for rallyx is not the "ultimate" setup for autox- lots of compromising in setting a suspension.

    2. IMO (therre are lots of opinions) Ecutek or Cobb for EM- they utilize the oe ECU (which they've reversed engineered)- no foling the ECU into anything- they full access to all maps. Cobb probably has the upper edge in user ability to adjust.

    3. our is actually a BPV by pass valve- a blow off valve sounds cool but can hurt performance

    4. the downpipe is the critical peice from a performance standpoint- either a divorced or bellmouth design- lots to choose from. You'll probably want something that doesn't have alrge back box for clearance issues (but may run into problem w/ sound).

    5. you have a aluminum hood- carbon fiber isn't going to help there. The trunk would shed you some lbs.

    6. if you have a STi intercooler you need the STi scoop and more importantly you need the STi splitter- w/o it you've lost any potential gains.

    7. if your playing in the gravel you need front/rear skid plates- check primitive out- very nice quality aluminum pieces at a fair price. Mud flaps- definitely (if you want to preserve some paint ) I used a drop in ITG panel filter it performed incredibly in the dust/dirt- you need good filtering protection if your going to play in the dirt.
    Wow Thank you a bunch!!
    I will do some more homework. This is the kind of homework that I wish they assigned in college. lol
    Got any weblink to best priced online vendor or local southern california shop owners?

    To Dirt and all things fast,
    Peace -Thormix-

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    Jamie,

    I love your wagon! Looks damn good!

    Quote Originally Posted by SubieGalRacing
    from my latest rally event...

















    more photos *here*

    Jamie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX
    Yeah you made that one count

    1. poke around in the suspension forum a bit- lots of info on sway bars, your going to find that the "ultimate" sway bar setup for rallyx is not the "ultimate" setup for autox- lots of compromising in setting a suspension.

    2. IMO (therre are lots of opinions) Ecutek or Cobb for EM- they utilize the oe ECU (which they've reversed engineered)- no foling the ECU into anything- they full access to all maps. Cobb probably has the upper edge in user ability to adjust.

    3. our is actually a BPV by pass valve- a blow off valve sounds cool but can hurt performance

    4. the downpipe is the critical peice from a performance standpoint- either a divorced or bellmouth design- lots to choose from. You'll probably want something that doesn't have alrge back box for clearance issues (but may run into problem w/ sound).

    5. you have a aluminum hood- carbon fiber isn't going to help there. The trunk would shed you some lbs.

    6. if you have a STi intercooler you need the STi scoop and more importantly you need the STi splitter- w/o it you've lost any potential gains.

    7. if your playing in the gravel you need front/rear skid plates- check primitive out- very nice quality aluminum pieces at a fair price. Mud flaps- definitely (if you want to preserve some paint ) I used a drop in ITG panel filter it performed incredibly in the dust/dirt- you need good filtering protection if your going to play in the dirt.
    Wow Thank you a bunch!!
    I will do some more homework. This is the kind of homework that I wish they assigned in college. lol
    Got any weblink to best priced online vendor or local southern california shop owners?

    To Dirt and all things fast,
    Peace -Thormix-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormix
    She looks almost completely stock on the outside, however Major Upgrades have been done to the engine and performance & handling of this baby!
    Im curious to what you have done to this already?
    05 4EAT WRX Wagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmikelv
    Im curious to what you have done to this already?
    To answer you wuestion: It is all under the hood! :-)
    Total stock on the outside. Oh and I added a true Momo 5 speed sifter knob to Match the WRX Momo Wheel. Not the Subaru Momo Shifter but the expensive 5 hex alan kind w/ leaher on the top and milled alum. on the bottom half.

    Under the hood I have done (so far): Ingen "Top of the Line" Cold Air intake system (silver), silicone hosing (silver), Caps (Silver and Red) wire management, 12v line with Fuse for Rear Sub Amp (Alpine V12), STI rally car engine/trans mount kit, STI Group F/R Strut Braces.

    I'm Planning on doing in the near future: Turbo Upgrade, STi Intercoler, Unichip engine management system, Turbo Back (Quite as I can find) Stealth Twin Tip Exhaust Upgrade. Balance Engine Manifold to balance temps and pressure on the boxter 4-cyn. Complete Dirt driving Pacage --> Mud Flaps, Skid plates and diff covers.
    Finally my last thing is to get a Steel Cage for Racing Belts and maybe even a full roll bar system Certified by applicable Rally Circuit.

    Anything I am missing? I want it to look as stock as possible to the outside viewing eye but drive like a fuc k'in race devil son of Satan Monster!! hehe

    Peace
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    Wow, that's a lot "under the hood" there satan beast monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormix
    Under the hood I have done (so far): Ingen "Top of the Line" Cold Air intake system (silver), silicone hosing (silver), Caps (Silver and Red) wire management, 12v line with Fuse for Rear Sub Amp (Alpine V12), STI rally car engine/trans mount kit, STI Group F/R Strut Braces.
    Wow, the way you were talking I thought you had a 400hp car or something. You're pretty much stock, engine-wise.
    I don't mean that to offend; I would just be careful talking it up around here as if you have a lot of engine mods or something.
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