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    new to this "thing" called a subaru?

    hi im josh and i bought an 02 wrx last tuesday so any websites anyone can point me in the direction of to get aftermarket parts would be a bonus.

    anyway im mainly a mitsu guy. i currently own an 03 lancer oz rally turboed. and before any one mentions that i should have bought an evo if i was gonna do that, my defense is that i couldnt afford the insurance.


    some pics of the turboed non evo lancer that i have as my dd at 15.4 psi on stock internals, fuel pump, and fpr.

    engine mods:
    evo 3 16g turbo
    rrm (road race motorsports) custom 4g94 mani
    rrm 02 housing
    Tial 38mm external wastegate
    injen evo 8/9 upper/lower/ and intake hard pipes with 4" filter
    rrm ported throttlebody
    rrm ported intake mani
    subie wrx 440 injectors
    ported fuel rail
    evo 8 battery tray
    act mb8-xtss clutch
    clutchmasters lightweight flywheel
    rrm lightweight underdrive pulley
    greddy turbo timer
    greddy profec b spec II boost controller
    zeitronix wideband
    greddy oil and boost gauges
    evo 8 gauge cluster swap
    Evo Ecu and 399 MAF
    tuned by josh (me) with evoscan and ecu flash


    audio mods:
    alpine cva-1004 - 6.5" screen am/fm tuner
    alpine dva-9861 - one of the best decks ever (i can run fiber optics!)
    GReddy turbo timer used as a battery meter as of now
    escort radar detector
    alpine mrd-1005 - 1000 watt mono sub amp
    alpine type x components in front and alpine type s components in the rear
    alpine type r 12" sub (yes i know the box sux and im redesigning it as we speak)
    same thing with speakers and sub
    alpine mra-f350 theater amplifier (dolby digital certified!)
    slim line ps2 in the glove compartment
    custom welding class 3" muffler (cost me 50 bux in materials and 3 pizza's for use of my friends lift)
    apline kce-104v expansion module for cva-1004
    alpine 6 disk cd changer
    (both under the front seats)
    installation of the ebay short shifter


    pics:











    and some of the subie:
    here are some pics. mine is the black one and the blue one is one of my friends cars:








    josh
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    Welcome b4 the others drill me.

    NICE to see someone defecting from "can't say the word".... What are you wanting to do with the suby?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzr2874 View Post
    Welcome b4 the others drill me.

    NICE to see someone defecting from "can't say the word".... What are you wanting to do with the suby?
    tell ya the truth, no idea. my fiance said to upgrade turbo and do a bigger wing, but idk.

    my biggest thing is to do like an ams/greddy/hks exhaust, swap to an injen intake, new alpine head unit, some new gauges, and possible like sti grill.

    i was kinda pondering getting another greddy profec b spec 2 bc and tuning with ecu flash and evo scan. but i need to replace the clutch first before anything else.

    josh
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    This isnt a lancer, you need to read the first mods thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm1991 View Post
    This isnt a lancer, you need to read the first mods thread.
    already did.
    JR - "ok so maybe it isnt an evo but at least its faster than yours!" - quote from me to a guy with a Hon-duh while running my broken lancer

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    and tuning is tuning. if it is tuned right then you wont have a problem.

    as long as you datalog yur car and know how to read what you just did then you know how to tune. granted i know im not the best but i took a base model non turbo lancer and am now pushing 15psi with it. not to sound arrogant but i do know something about tuning.


    josh
    JR - "ok so maybe it isnt an evo but at least its faster than yours!" - quote from me to a guy with a Hon-duh while running my broken lancer

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    welcome and Bugeye FTW!

    Hope to see you around my fellow Wisconsinite. lol

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    Are you sure its not called Wisconsinean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbrownmann View Post
    Are you sure its not called Wisconsinean?
    Pretty sure lived here all my life. But you never know with this state because a week ago we had sun and 70's and this morinin i woke up to 2 inches of snow on my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrrevo1 View Post
    and tuning is tuning. ii it is tuned right then you wont have a problem.

    as long as you datalog yur car and know how to read what you just did then you know how to tune. granted i know im not the best but i took a base model non turbo lancer and am now pushing 15psi with it. not to sound arrogant but i do know something about tuning.


    josh
    You dont just throw a MBC or BCS on and turn up the psi. Im not tryin to bea jerk, if you read the first threads mod you already know all the good things to touch on first are. Welcome fellow bugeye owner
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm1991 View Post
    You dont just throw a MBC or BCS on and turn up the psi. Im not tryin to bea jerk, if you read the first threads mod you already know all the good things to touch on first are. Welcome fellow bugeye owner
    ya and those are pretty much already done when i got the car.


    josh
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    Welcome to the Club, Josh!

    That's a lot of love/time put into your Lancer, hope you'll be putting even more into the Subie!

    Quote Originally Posted by jrrevo1 View Post
    my biggest thing is to do like an ams/greddy/hks exhaust, swap to an injen intake, new alpine head unit, some new gauges, and possible like sti grill.

    i was kinda pondering getting another greddy profec b spec 2 bc and tuning with ecu flash and evo scan. but i need to replace the clutch first before anything else.

    josh
    You need to pick a different exhaust and different intake. Both are crap. Just sayin', but I'm sure you just started doing your research.

    Here's the first power mods you need for your '02:
    *Uppipe
    *TBE (better choice than the ones you listed. What are you looking for...loud/quiet, single tip, etc.?)
    *Tune

    That's called Stage II. It's the best money for more power and you can build from there.

    If you want to continue building you can move to suspension (sway bars, end links, etc.).

    But if you read the "first mods" thread I'm sure you already know all this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedette View Post
    Welcome to the Club, Josh!

    That's a lot of love/time put into your Lancer, hope you'll be putting even more into the Subie!



    You need to pick a different exhaust and different intake. Both are crap. Just sayin', but I'm sure you just started doing your research.

    Here's the first power mods you need for your '02:
    *Uppipe
    *TBE (better choice than the ones you listed. What are you looking for...loud/quiet, single tip, etc.?)
    *Tune

    That's called Stage II. It's the best money for more power and you can build from there.

    If you want to continue building you can move to suspension (sway bars, end links, etc.).

    But if you read the "first mods" thread I'm sure you already know all this.

    well it already has a perrin up pipe i saw and it does have a tbe on it but i cant seem to find a "name" on it to identify if its any "good" or just some ebay crap. i was lookin at the injen intake only cuz i can get a rather good deal (i think, he hasnt gotten back to me with a quote yet) from a friend whose an amsoil dealer. and with me in wisconsin amsoil is like 2 hrs north of where i live.


    josh
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrrevo1 View Post
    i was lookin at the injen intake only cuz i can get a rather good deal (i think, he hasnt gotten back to me with a quote yet) from a friend whose an amsoil dealer. and with me in wisconsin amsoil is like 2 hrs north of where i live.


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    Just cuz you can get a good deal on something, doesn't mean you should! I could give you a chocolate-covered turd for free...would you want it? But it's FREEEEE!

    You don't even need an intake at this point, so maybe you should put that money towards a nicer, name-brand exhaust?

    I know you kind of have your mind set on certain things and you have some experience with turbo cars, so you think you know what's best, but we're just trying to help you mod your car right and get the best bang for your buck.
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    The reason the Injen intake is frowned upon is because it skews MAF scaling off more than most other intakes and is harder to tune for. This as opposed to ones that only need very minor adjustments.

    Speedette has an no name intake she can sell you for exceedingly cheap if that's what's most important to you.

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