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    i just got a 2002 WRX 2.0 Its all stock with about 138000 on the engine. It definetly needs some work ie BOV, Exhaust, Clutch, air intake, Cosmetic....I just dont know where to start or what brand parts to get. the clutch def needs changing soon tho what do you guys sugest?

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    Get what it needs to operate properly first then have fun. As far as clutch goes what are you going to do with the car? That determines what kind of clutch to get. Might as well do a fly wheel upgrade while you got the clutch out as well. Has it had any maintenance done such as timing belt or seals?

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    Theres a who list of maintenance issuse that were taken care of by the previouse owner including timing belt.
    right now its my daily driver...work, outdoor hobies. im just looking for a little more power and performance without going all out or breaking the bank.
    I was also looking into turbo timers...would that be usefull especially after a long drive?

    Appreciate the help/advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aligar View Post
    Theres a who list of maintenance issuse that were taken care of by the previouse owner including timing belt.
    right now its my daily driver...work, outdoor hobies. im just looking for a little more power and performance without going all out or breaking the bank.
    I was also looking into turbo timers...would that be usefull especially after a long drive?

    Appreciate the help/advice
    Im not sure if your turbo is oil and water cooled or just oil cooled. If it is water and oil cooled then your really dont need one. I have one just for my own ****s and giggles and the one i got can read A/F ratio as well when i get a wide band. Is th car tuned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aligar View Post
    Theres a who list of maintenance issuse that were taken care of by the previouse owner including timing belt.
    right now its my daily driver...work, outdoor hobies. im just looking for a little more power and performance without going all out or breaking the bank.
    I was also looking into turbo timers...would that be usefull especially after a long drive?

    Appreciate the help/advice
    You gotta take your time with the soobies. Just save some cash and read some stickies for a few weeks. They are odd cars. Google Unabomber's Manifesto for some reference material to read through.

    Turbo timers, BOVs, aftermarket clutches, and air intakes are poor (very) mods for these cars. Downpipe and engine management would be your best bang for the buck. Most consider and un-catted up pipe preventative maintenance.

    Keep in mind with AWD... when getting on it, something has to give. It isn't always the tires. You are better off blowing an oem clutch than your transmission. Has to be a weak link somewhere to let off excess power.
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