Whats up everyone. I've been doing a lot of reading on the forums so I figured it was time to join up and get to posting.
I sold my modified 2001 Mustang GT in 2007 for a more practical, 4-door Honda Accord. The pony had 550 supercharged hp and was built for the corners w/ an IRS from an SVT Cobra, tubular front k-member, and all of the supporting suspension mods.
Had an accident in the Honda a few weeks ago and got the spur of the moment idea to look into Subarus b/c I've driven my friend's dad's Outback and it was surprisingly fun to drive.
So I test drove a 2002 WRX w/ ~100k miles and I could tell it had been rode hard and put away wet, the interior wasn't that great, and all around I was not impressed with the driveability. I figured I would give them another shot and drove a few hours away to test drive a 2003 w/ only 32k miles and I fell in love! The car drove GREAT. Perfect interior, only a few minor exterior blemishes, and it was already modified with most of the basics.
So far the car has a CAI, cat-less up-pipe & down-pipe, HKS exhaust, HKS BOV, Greddy ProfecB boost controller, turbo timer, 18" rims w/ brand new tires put on the day before I picked it up, new battery, new clutch, and new front breaks.
I'm doing an oil change tomorrow with 0W-40 or 5W-30 Mobile 1 synthetic, replacing the spark plugs with NGK PFR7B plugs, doing a compression test on the cylinders while i'm in there, replacing the fuel filter, and cleaning the air filter.
The only issue with the car so far is the rear differential thump every now and then. Being that this is my daily driver, and I REALLY don't want to turn it into a race car (like I did with the stang) I might not even put in the rear bushings to reduce the thump if it drastically increases noise and vibration. We'll see though. Probably the first upgrade will be a short throw shifter.
What do you guys think?
Oh, also, it is currently only running around .005 MPa (~7 PSI, I think) and it feels pretty strong. I'm going to turn the boost back up once I figure out how it is hard set to only 7 PSI via the Greddy boost controller.