Greetings everyone, name is Neill - just moved to NE Oklahoma. I commute in a 2004 Scion xB and just traded in my track Mustang GT toward a 2002 WRX that was, apparently, heavily modded. Got it for tornado chasing (AWD + Turbo = tornado chasing perfection) and didn't mind the hail damage that came with it. Some day I'll replace it with a truck and I'll repair the damage. Until then it's my sleeper =)
Have only barely stuck my head under the hood, can see (and hear/feel) the Invidia turboback. Also has cold intake, Megan suspension, and probably other stuff I'm not seeing (feel free to scrutinize and add/correct below ^_^)
Though it's an automatic (I have carpal tunnel) it does have automatic boost control which maxes out at 19psi. It also accelerates quickly enough that I'm not sure I could shift as fast as it can shift itself. Not 110% certain but looks and feels to have stock turbo.
After plenty of time in my Mustang I would be rather confident saying the engine is putting out a minimum of 300 horses. Assuming at least 5-15% parasitic loss from automatic and additional loss from AWD setup, possibly more. This Scoob can scoot!
To be honest I'm at a loss because the only other AWD vehicle I have driven was a 2.5RS and so:
1) not used to turbo lag and
2) not used to AWD...
Accounting for that and the automatic's parasitic loss it probably has over 300BHP but I have no way to tell other than if I honestly raced myself in my old GT, the WRX would blow it away - 1/4 mile or otherwise
first and second are a dream, never felt such acceleration and control at the same time - THANKS SUBARU! =D
Taking it to the shop very soon to have it overlooked and tuned. Will update!
P.S. - if you recognize this car and you were the person who missed your payments...sorry bro! Plz email me parts and work list XD