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    She's all stock and there's my proof to the 17k well 18k haha... Oh yea please don't think that Honda in the back is mine ha don't bash on me it's work

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    Amazing find. How does it run and drive?

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    Can't find any problems with it at all. Don't know how normal it is but it doesn't really spool up until 4k. And every once in awhile the left front strut pops over bumps but nothing else!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow150 View Post
    Can't find any problems with it at all. Don't know how normal it is but it doesn't really spool up until 4k. And every once in awhile the left front strut pops over bumps but nothing else!!
    Stock bugeyes are known for turbo lag. I still love those cars though. Nice color
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow150 View Post
    She's all stock and there's my proof to the 17k well 18k haha... Oh yea please don't think that Honda in the back is mine ha don't bash on me it's work
    FWIW, I'd buy a Honda before I ever bought another turbo Subaru. That car is a bit banged up. Are you sure the ODO hasn't been replaced ever? I know that Subaru paint isn't great and condition can be determined by where you live, but that bumper cover looks like it's been replaced and poorly painted. You also have a giant dent in your fender.

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    Stock bugeyes are known for turbo lag. I still love those cars though. Nice color
    Uh...all turbo cars are? It's inherent with a turbo vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Uh...all turbo cars are? It's inherent with a turbo vehicle.
    I am well aware all turbo cars experience turbo lag; but compared to other models, the early rex's are known for it. A lot of modern twin-scroll turbo cars have much less lag than a Bugeye Subie will stock. The Veloster Turbo and Focus ST have minimal lag from my drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zitro View Post
    I am well aware all turbo cars experience turbo lag; but compared to other models, the early rex's are known for it. A lot of modern twin-scroll turbo cars have much less lag than a Bugeye Subie will stock. The Veloster Turbo and Focus ST have minimal lag from my drives.
    But less =/= none.

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    Those fog lights look weird. Side marker is not stock either. Lets see some pics of the engine bay.
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    a couple of things

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    Those fog lights look weird. Side marker is not stock either. Lets see some pics of the engine bay.
    I noticed this as well.

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    My old 03 WRX Wagon I bought new in 2002 didn't say Impreza on the tach...seems weird unless I am missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXRayF View Post
    My old 03 WRX Wagon I bought new in 2002 didn't say Impreza on the tach...seems weird unless I am missing something.
    It might be a newer cluster.
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    Yea the guy who had it put halo fogs on it :/ and the car sat outside for about 6 years the guy said so the paints kind of iffy. Hoping its not a different cluster that would suck :/.. Any 03 wrx owners that can take a pic of theirs and see if it says impreza

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    From what I remember, my stock 02 WRX cluster had "Impreza" written on it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow150 View Post
    Yea the guy who had it put halo fogs on it :/ and the car sat outside for about 6 years the guy said so the paints kind of iffy. Hoping its not a different cluster that would suck :/.. Any 03 wrx owners that can take a pic of theirs and see if it says impreza
    Yes, it says Impreza.
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    congrats!!!!!!

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