Got my wagon last year in Nov. I am no t too active on this forum but since Im going to the Victory Brewing Meet on 11/5 I'll throw up the wagons on going transformations.
After the totaling of my daily beater a 2002 WRX swapped 97 Subaru OBS I have started on a new DD a 2002 WRX Wagon. 147k on the motor with crashed valves. So after acquiring a 04 WRX long block with 64k and gathering parts, along with a ton of left overs from other builds I have finally started the build and a serious engine bay clean-up. Luckily every suspension mod swaps over from one car to the other.
The body is in great shape minus a few dings in the hood. With all the weather sucking with snow and all its been hard to get any good shots of the car. As you can see the bay was filthy, the previous owner just drove it and did not really keep things clean.
All motor bits are cleaned and painted. I quickly port matched the heads to the intake manifold & intake risers. The stock EVAP system has been basically deleted and the fuel system has been re-routed to be a parallel feed. TGV deletes along with the 16g turbo from the last car and a APs hard inlet are going on the motor. The 97 Subaru was tuned to 19 psi and I am planning on keeping it there.....it was plenty fast for a daily driver. With the transferred suspension mods and a few other bits I have picked up over the last few months the car should drive like its on rails.
It took a few weeks to get more pic's of the car and the motor going in ....snow and weather along with work are not making things easy to get this done fast. But finally its done!!!
with most of all the previous mods transferred over plus a few extra bits. After it smoking like a freak for the first start up,due to not venting any of the crank or head breather. It now is running great!!
Rerouted all vacuum lines to a distribution block with the uses of 1/4" push lock lines and fittings. Reran all the EVAP lines into a cheep Ebay catch can, with the same type lines and fittings and nothing is returned to the intake....VTA.
The transferred & new mod list:
-20mm Whiteline front sway bar with solid end links
-22-26mm Whiteline rear sway bar with solid end links
-Rear Whiteline stout mounts
-Rear sub-frame lock down kit
-Rear sub-frame ploy bushings
-Trans poly bushings
-Steering rack poly bushings
-Whiteline Rollcenter Kit
-STi aluminum control arms
-Rear Powerslot brake rotor upgrade w/EBC Green Pads
-Ebay 2 core aluminum racing radiator with slim fans
-Blouch 16g turbo
-STI Pink injectors
-Port matched Header w/GS crossover pipe
-Some cheep Stainles Steel Ebay UP
-Ebay 3" DP
-Greddy nock off Evo 2 cat back
-APS hard turbo inlet
-SPT Short ram intake
-GS 8mm intake maniflod spacers
-home made parallel fuel line system w/Summit regulator and pressure gauge. The first FPR was ditched due to it being a total piece of ebay crap!!!
-Areomotive Fuel Rails
-Chopped GFB short shifter
-17" Rota Attacks powder coated in Ink Black with Moon Dusk.....by LPC
-225/45 General Altimax Arctic Snow tires.....these things grip like crazy and ware like iron, I run them all season!!
-the Rally Innovations Light bar will be going back on from the old wagon with Hella 500 high beams
Needs to be washed bad!!