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    5K Mile Road Trip:

    In the first week of December I'll be taking my '02 Wagon on a 5K mile road trip.

    The purpose of this thread is to see if anyone has any additional suggestions to the things I've already done, maintenance wise, to the wagon.

    I've taken other vehicles on this same trip numerous time but none have been as 'sensitive/anally-retentive' as the WRX. Why I felt the need to ask you WRX experts.

    Been Done:
    • Radiator was replaced last year along with hoses and coolant.
    • Belts were replaced earlier this year
    • Spark plugs at 105K
    • Complete Timing Belt Kit at 110K
    • HKS Foam Air-Filter
    • Life-Time Alignment


    On List to be Completed:
    • Inner and outer front tie-rod ends
    • Front brake pads
    • New tires (bad tie-rod ends + procrastination destroyed the inside of my 2 front tires)
    • Oil Change
    • Find a compatible full size (height wise) spare tire for my 225/40-18


    Suggestions?:
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    Let me know what you all think.
    2002 WRX Wagon | Silver | 110,000 Miles

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    transmission/rear differential fluid change
    fuel filter
    clean the MAF sensor
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    20g and supporting mods... Oh.. You want to make the car last the 5k...

    If driving that far I'd change my oil the day before I went ad I'd take 8 quarts of oil along with another factory oil filter and drain plug gasket.. You never know if the town you reach will have quality filters and oil when you need an oil change and the spare 2 quarts is for any consumption you may have


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    bring along oil and a filter as well as some tools and an oil pan that holds the oil until you get back. Change right before you leave and 3k in. Then probably again when you get back
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    Awesome. Thanks for the responses.

    Done and done.
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