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    Thumbs up New guy from Asheville, NC

    Hey everyone,

    I'm new to the Subaru world. I've had diesels my whole life. Diesels and motorcycles is about all I know. The world of Subarus is new to me so I'm here to learn about my car and what I can do to it.

    I bought a 2002 Subaru WRX in January from a guy in Georgia. He was the second owner of the car and is the one who did everything to it (it doesn't have much but is perfectly fine for a daily driver which is what I need).

    I got to school in Johnson City, TN at ETSU. I love anything to do with a motor as well as the outdoors. I hiked 815 miles of the Appalachian Trail this year while attempting a thru hike.

    I look forward to reading on the forum! I'm looking for things I can do to my car to improve performance and add a little power. I don't want anything that is going to blow up on me in a year. Just enough power for good running wrx with a little added power.

    My car has the following so far:

    STI Injectors
    VF34 turbo
    5spd Transmission from Jap. (I think that's what he said)(It feels really low geared)
    2008 SIT interior
    3" turbo back exhaust (I believe it's a 3")
    and a few other little things

    I haven't had a chance to realy dig into the car and check it out yet. I've never owned a 4cyl vehicle let alone a turbo car. Everything I've ever owned has been a diesel or two wheels.

    Thanks!

    -Chris
    Last edited by NCcummins; 06-28-2011 at 08:40 PM.

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    Welcome to the Forum and Congrats on the new purchase. These subaru motors can be fun to learn about and modify. If you need any parts or advice, just let me know.
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    Thanks! I just posted a thread about what parts I can put on the car to improve the power along with making the car last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCcummins View Post
    Thanks! I just posted a thread about what parts I can put on the car to improve the power along with making the car last.
    I'll check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Welcome
    Thank you!

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    Here are some pics of the car:








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    Nice Subi. I like that gauge pod. Why were you tearing the interior out?

    I'm from WNC also, out in Macon county.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCcummins View Post
    Holy rainbow colors, Batman! Did you do the dash, or did it come that way? The 2004 STI cluster looks great, but you might want to think about altering the gauge and console colors to match. It looks like you have a great platform to build from though! Welcome to the Club!
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    Nice ride! Welcome to the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachscooby View Post
    Nice ride! Welcome to the forum.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Holy rainbow colors, Batman! Did you do the dash, or did it come that way? The 2004 STI cluster looks great, but you might want to think about altering the gauge and console colors to match. It looks like you have a great platform to build from though! Welcome to the Club!
    hahah! That is the number one thing everyone notices. I bought it like that. I hope to change everything over to red or blue eventually. Thank you!

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    I just ordered a few things for the car that I'll be putting on within the next few weeks. The VF34 and STI Pinks are going as well as the top mount.

    1. Turbo: http://www.kronosperformance.com/sto...roducts_id=136

    2. BOV Adapter: http://www.kronosperformance.com/sto...roducts_id=642

    3. FMIC: http://www.kronosperformance.com/sto...roducts_id=606

    4. Intake: http://www.kronosperformance.com/sto...roducts_id=641

    5. Down-Pipe Gasket: http://www.kronosperformance.com/sto...roducts_id=649

    6. Up-Pipe Gasket http://www.kronosperformance.com/sto...roducts_id=650

    7. Spark Plugs: http://www.kronosperformance.com/sto...roducts_id=662

    8. BCS: http://www.kronosperformance.com/sto...3dc44534f3009f

    9. Injectors: http://www.kronosperformance.com/sto...roducts_id=471

    I wanted to get everything on the car done at one time (everything that I wanted to do I should say). I'm putting on these parts, changed all the fluids to AMSOIL, and replaced the rear axle seals as they were slightly leaking. Everything else on the car looks to be in great shape and the engine checked out fine at Subaru.

    The car will be getting tuned/dynoed after everything is installed.

    Thanks for all the replies to this thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmk View Post
    Nice Subi. I like that gauge pod. Why were you tearing the interior out?

    I'm from WNC also, out in Macon county.
    It was coming out because the STI was going in. Maybe I'll see you around man.

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    Welcome to the site! Car looks awesome! Love the wheels!
    Noticed you have the Pioneer FH-P8000BT. How is the bluetooth reception on that radio? Have you used it?

    Always wanted to do a section hike on the AT. 815 miles is a good stretch! Did you start at Springer?

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