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    Question New to Subaru/wrx. Need help identifying something.

    Hi! Just purchased my first Subaru. I bought an 02 wrx wagon which I absolutely love. Went for a ride in a friends stage 3 wrx and from then on I was antsy to get my own. I come from a muscle car/gm background so that is the platform I am used to working on. Just need some help identifying some rusted out parts so I can replace. Is it something I can do on my own? Or do I need to go to Subaru? Any other tips for a first time wrx owner would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks a lotClick image for larger version. 

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    That's the factory subframe. There are aftermarket alternatives that offer increased rigidity and decreased weight. An example is below:
    GD FRONT SUBFRAME
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    Looks like your front frame rails are rotted. Would have to defer to others here as to ease of repair on a Subie.
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    Thanks for the replies, the hunt begins. Does anyone know if the subframe from a legacy or forester would mount up? Just thinking if i went to the wreckers, the impreza is a little more rare of a find. Im in canada we don't have the retail options like the US does for aftermarket parts.

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    That looks unsafe to drive
    If you're upset over someone elses opinions then the issue isn't with the person giving the opinion but rather yourself for taking it personal.

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