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    New member couple questions

    Howdy,

    My name is Ed and I recently just picked up my first Subaru. I have been a Audi/BMW guy my whole life so needless to say am completley in the dark. Here are some specs

    2002 wrx sport wagon
    motor and trans have 67k on them from a 04
    clutch replaced last may
    cobb access stage 1 tune
    full 3 in turbo back exhaust with down and up pipes (a little loud for my taste right now so plan on adding a vibrant 3 in center muffler)
    sti hood scoop
    currently replacing the front fenders as they were pretty dinged up otherwise body is clean no under body rust. Main plan right now is to upgrade the suspension a little as I enjoy auto crossing. Other than that I am happy with the power and from what I have read anything else will just cause problems. One question I is what offset my wheels are. I read the 04's went to 114 vs 100 and not sure is the axls were swapped when the engine was done. Can anyone tell from the pic bellow what offset these wheels are. Thanks and look forward to having some fun with this car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thedudeswrx View Post
    Howdy,

    My name is Ed and I recently just picked up my first Subaru. I have been a Audi/BMW guy my whole life so needless to say am completley in the dark. Here are some specs

    2002 wrx sport wagon
    motor and trans have 67k on them from a 04
    clutch replaced last may
    cobb access stage 1 tune
    full 3 in turbo back exhaust with down and up pipes (a little loud for my taste right now so plan on adding a vibrant 3 in center muffler)
    sti hood scoop
    currently replacing the front fenders as they were pretty dinged up otherwise body is clean no under body rust. Main plan right now is to upgrade the suspension a little as I enjoy auto crossing. Other than that I am happy with the power and from what I have read anything else will just cause problems. One question I is what offset my wheels are. I read the 04's went to 114 vs 100 and not sure is the axls were swapped when the engine was done. Can anyone tell from the pic bellow what offset these wheels are. Thanks and look forward to having some fun with this car.

    With a full Turbo back exhaust (or Downpipe really), you should be running a stage 2 tune.

    I am pretty sure the 02-05WRX had 16x6.5 inch wheels, with 5x100 bolt pattern and +53 offset. http://www.fastwrx.com/wrxwheelinfo.html

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    05+ sti's are 5x114.3 but as stated above 5x100 is correct. All wrx's have 5x100 pattern

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    Thanks guys. Car was tuned with a cobb tune with the exhaust so it may be a stage 2 tune. Also thanks on the wheel info

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    Since it was tuned with the accessport, I'm assuming the previous owner gave you the device? If so, you need to hook it up to your car and confirm the proper tune is on it. Running a stage 1 tune with a full exhaust is very dangerous

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    Ok just checked. Its a stage 2 tune. Thought it was after you said that because it runs beautifully. Seriously idles great revs and just purs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    Since it was tuned with the accessport, I'm assuming the previous owner gave you the device? If so, you need to hook it up to your car and confirm the proper tune is on it. Running a stage 1 tune with a full exhaust is very dangerous
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    I understand that you can run no tune with a turboback and be okay but wouldn't running the wrong map entirely be unsafe?

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    Those wheels appear to be ones from an old 2.5 RS, not the stock wrx wheels.



    In my quick searching, they have the same 5x100 bolt pattern and +53 offset as the wrx wheels but are 16" x 7" as opposed to the wrx's 16" x 6.5" That difference shouldn't be any cause for concern though.
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    The RS wheels are a great option because they are OEM quality and just wider enough that a 225/50/16 "sits" a bit better than the 6.5" WRX wheels. They should be an asset but I don't know if they will bump you a class in autox since although they are OEM, they're not OEM for your model car.
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    Fantastic thanks guys. Nice having a active forum. I actually am looking for some 17 summer wheels for my star specs to go on. That and upgrade the suspension a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    The RS wheels are a great option because they are OEM quality and just wider enough that a 225/50/16 "sits" a bit better than the 6.5" WRX wheels. They should be an asset but I don't know if they will bump you a class in autox since although they are OEM, they're not OEM for your model car.
    No they would keep me in the same class as they don't go up in size just width

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