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    Just got my first Subaru

    I picked this 2002 WRX up Sunday. It is in excellent condition. 105,000 miles and just had all the routine maintence done not too long ago. I feel like I made the right choice. It's a blast to drive. I'm coming from a boosted SE-R SpecV but it's about time I moved into something better. I'm really happy with the car. It's 100% bone stock and hasn't been modded. If and when I do mod it I'm gonna do suspension components and full cat-less exhaust (no emissions in my county )








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    Congrats. My Dad had a WRX wagon as well. He really liked it.

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    Congrats. I know you said its bone stock and never been modded, but having the stock Upipe can cause issues with the CAT getting sucked into the turbo.

    your year should have a catless Upipe. You should check if its catless. I hope it is.
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    By routine Maintenance, I'm guessing the timing belt service?

    Congrats! Love the second gen wagons
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    Quote Originally Posted by kprugbyplaya View Post
    Congrats. I know you said its bone stock and never been modded, but having the stock Upipe can cause issues with the CAT getting sucked into the turbo.

    your year should have a catless Upipe. You should check if its catless. I hope it is.
    I'll have to check it out. I plan on doing full exhaust in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    By routine Maintenance, I'm guessing the timing belt service?

    Congrats! Love the second gen wagons
    Yep!

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    The up-pipe is between the engine and turbo, it's not exactly part of the exhaust system..
    This has a cat in it, that is neither needed nor good. It's a turbo-killer and it's usually replaced by cat-less pipe or gutted to be cat-less...
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    Looks incredibly clean and in amazing shape on the surface. Would love some engine bay pics.
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    nice wagon! nice buy, nice milage...good score!

    and ya catted up pipe. mine went soon as i could for a great piece from grimmspeed. awesome stuff and it fit great. 14,000 miles so far with nothing more than retorquing the bolts like 3 days later just to be sure.

    oh yea, WELCOME!!
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    Grimmspeed up-pipe is solid and a good deal too. Very nice purchase you got there

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    Grimmspeed up-pipe is solid and a good deal too. Very nice purchase you got there
    Cheaper option is a catless UP off newer models.
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    Thanks for all the info guys. My first mod will def be a catless up pipe.

    What all would be considered top of the line brand names for Subaru?

    I want to mod this thing right aka no eBay stuff.

    I'm really only familiar with Nissan's and they're bread and butter would be Nismo parts. Does Subaru have a bread and butter part line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andr3ww View Post
    Thanks for all the info guys. My first mod will def be a catless up pipe.
    Well before you go out buying one, just make sure you have a catless one, installed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andr3ww View Post
    Thanks for all the info guys. My first mod will def be a catless up pipe.

    What all would be considered top of the line brand names for Subaru?

    I want to mod this thing right aka no eBay stuff.

    I'm really only familiar with Nissan's and they're bread and butter would be Nismo parts. Does Subaru have a bread and butter part line?

    Eh they have a few...lot of quality brands out there. Cobb is a big name with good quality, but pretty expensive. Invidia, Perrin, Whiteline, Prodrive, Kartboy, APS, TiC, are all notable names as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Eh they have a few...lot of quality brands out there. Cobb is a big name with good quality, but pretty expensive. Invidia, Perrin, Whiteline, Prodrive, Kartboy, APS, TiC, are all notable names as well.
    Cool. Thanks for the info.

    Are there any preferred websites to order these parts from?

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    There's a lot of vendors on here and NASIOC that will get you in on some better deals.

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