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    hi Im the new guy

    hey guys, I'm Jon. I have a background in auto repair/ motorcycle repair/ and computer repair. although i have been working on cars for years Subarus are rare and to be completely honest i never saw one in my shop or any others for that matter. I have always wanted to get a hold of one and earlier this week I was able to trade for rough bug eye(03 wrx) new engine, new lowering struts all around, stoptech brake kit, nvidia exhaust, nitrogen filled enkis on bald tires/a set of the stockers as well, an accessport tuner, an airmax intake?, there is chassis braces all over this thing as well but dono the brands as i haven't got the car in the air yet. the bad is i have had to change the drivers wheel bearing,cv axle already just to get it to roll down the road. i got to drive it to work yesterday and i notived that the pass side axle sounds like its probly out i also have an abs sensor out as well and i'm noticing poping and binding in slow parking or slow sharp turns almost like diff is locked i dono much about how the awd works in these yet but does it lock side to side when it senses wheelspin(abs sensor dead on one side). also full lock is into the aftermarket sway bar. any advice that'll save me diggin though stuff is welcome.

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    I'm located in Waxahachie, tx. I'm not afraid to turn a wrench to get the car where I want it but it definatly needs to be drive able while I gather parts.

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    Welcome, I just bought a 03 wrx 2 weeks ago as well!

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    nice meeting you boost good luck man i hope you car started a little cleaner/nicer than mine. will do shoopster I really need to do some specific learning on our cars, there is bound to be plenty of stuff that crosses over from previous experiences that i can use but i definitely need to do some research on to figure out what systems my car has and doesn't as well as how it works. there is a whole lot of info on here that i have already started sifting through and the forum seems to have quite a few knowledgeable guys.

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    alright guys just got the car out of the air it really isn't all that bad. front passenger cv is definitely on its way out gonna toss a new axle and wheel bearing and ball-joint in it this weekend, and some fresh rubber along with a good balancing. i need to figure out the if i can keep the front sway bar or not (its hitting tie rods maybe the bar or the end-links both are aftermarket soo,,,it could be either) you guys wouldn't happen to know of a kit that will replace all the piping/couplers for the tmic,post maf hose, and turbo inlet? (a couple of them have started crackin/dryrotting? think i'm losing boost from the one under the ic)

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