Hello ClubWRX Forums!
My name is Rob, hailing from New Jersey and I am now the proud owner of a 2002 SRP WRX. Got it for a pretty good deal, 95K miles on the clock, nice body and paint. I've been a ClubLexus user for quite some time and hope to spend more time in this community, interact with great people, and overall just have a good time.
While I'm not new to the car scene nor modding in general, Subie's, flat fours, and AWD are new and exciting vistas for me can't wait to explore it! I've been voraciously reading every thread I can find on the bugeye and love learning more everyday.
This was my vehicle until recently, my 95 GS300 Na-T:
Custom Turbo Kit
- Turbonetics T60-1 Turbo
- Turbonetics Exhaust Manifold
- CX Racing FMIC
- Blitz BOV
- SS Oil feed and return lines
- 35mm Tial Wastegate, 8.7psi spring
- Turbonetics Downpipe
- Chrome intercooler piping
- T-bolt Couplings
Apexi AFC Neo
Glowshift Boost Gauge
Innovate LC-1 Wideband
B&M Transmission Cooler
Aristo Strut Bar
Tanabe DF210 Lowering Springs
HKS Prestige Exhaust, Cat/Resonator Delete
Custom Engine Covers
Repainted in Lexus Black Onyx (202)
Stern ST7, Staggered, 19x8.5/19x9.5
Hankook Ventus Evo High Performance 245/35/19; 275/30/19
Red WORK lug nuts and locks
Custom FB with SC430 Molded Lip
Aristo rear garnish
35% Tint all around
6K HIDs, Lows and 3K Fogs
Marble Wood Kit
Blue/White LEDs (50+)
- All interior Lights
- HVAC/Shifter Plate
- Dash Cluster
VALOR 7” TS Indash Headunit
JL 12” IB4 Free Air Sub
JL 500/5 Amp
Next was this guy. 01 MSM Is300. Beautiful car, loved it to death, but absolutely WORTHLESS in bad weather. East coast Snowmageddon had me at its mercy and the IS would just spin her lovely wheels. So I decided I needed something a little bit more all around performance wise...
Here's some pics of the IS
Which brings me to my Subie search. I'd heard great things about this car, its all around performance characteristics as well as its rich history in rally racing, autocross, etc. A friend of mine drove me around in a horrendous 2ft snow dropping blizzard in his WRX without a hitch and I was so deeply impressed, I wanted one right then and there.
So after selling the IS, I found this beauty and snapped it up. Sedona Red Pearl 2002 auto WRX. Nice and clean and most importantly, UNMOLESTED! Very stock, a clean slate to move forward on. I chose an auto because it would be my daily driver and I didn't want the hassle of a manual in city traffic (figured i'd address that off the bat).
These are pictures of the car sent to me by the seller. I will have new ones later after I freshen it up. Some mods I bought as soon as the car was titled are based upon what I've read in the forums so far:
New WRX floor mats
Cobb AP V2
Stage 2 en route my friends!!!
So basically, I'm here to learn. What maintenance has to be done at 90K miles? I saw a schedule somewhere here in the forums detailing timing belt, spark plugs, and quite a few other things. Anyone have a layman's terms breakdown?
What mods do you think really enhance this car the best? Comments, concerns, suggestions, questions, brilliant statements?
Look it over and let me know what you think!
and sorry for the long intro...