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    New bugeye owner

    I'm now the owner of a silver '02 bugeye WRX. I believe its had a 16g turbo swap, bigger innercooler, nvidia bell-mouth downpipe turbo back exhaust. Not sure if there is an up-pipe mod though. I dont know too much about WRX's and this is my first one.

    Any advice on what to do and watch out for?
    It has a CEL poped for "low MAF voltage". Its pretty much not reading the MAF at all because when I clear the code and the CEL, it'll shut down the engine. Any advice on that? I'm not too worried about it, been driving around with it on.
    Other than that, the car is great. Well...my BoV is a piece of junk, but thats a different story.

    Here she is:






    I'm pretty sure its a 16g stuffed into here


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    Wow, you just jumped right into a pretty modded one, huh! Well welcome to the Club! I'm sure you will find all the information you need from the stickies on this site or our clubwrx gurus.

    *awaits pics*
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    ya, it was the right price right time sort of thing.

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    oh 1 more for pics, here they come

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    Welcome to the club!!
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    Yes, but they're not done right. They havent been clear coated, so the paint can scrape off.

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    Car looks good Do something about the wheels though. In the pics they don't look too bad, but take your time sand them down, prime, paint and then clearcoat. It'll make the car look even better.
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    Ya we'll see what happens to them after the winter...

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    Nice.

    One bit of advice though. You're missing your turbo heatshield and that can be pretty harmful considering it's right underneath the intercooler. Look into getting a used OEM one.

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    I see camber plates too. What does the suspension look like?
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    welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    Nice.

    One bit of advice though. You're missing your turbo heatshield and that can be pretty harmful considering it's right underneath the intercooler. Look into getting a used OEM one.
    he'd have to cut it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    I see camber plates too. What does the suspension look like?
    The car does look very low.
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