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    Hey there subbie world,

    I've recently converted from the euro scene- sold my mk3 vr6 and bought myself a 2002 wrx...What a world of a difference!
    I'm located in Providence, RI and looking for some parts. I've already bought myself an hks ssq-bov and kartboy SS, but that's about it!

    I'm looking for:

    Exhaust- either a turbo-back, or a cat-back and a down/mid pipe.

    Coilovers- really just want racelands: I'm used to the stiff ride, and I don't want to spend too much on suspension at this point in time.

    ECU Flash

    Boost gauge+Pod

    Mud Flaps

    Double Din Radio

    Turbo Timer

    5x100 spacers

    STI interior

    Intake

    Aftermarket headlights
    Blah Blah. You guys know all the goodies more than I. I'm open to all suggestions.


    Just a quick disclaimer- I'm a POST-GRAD student. Student loans are KICKING my a-s-s. With that being said, I'm not looking to break the bank- meaning I'm not looking for $1500 coilovers, a brand new access port, a $1000 exhaust system, etc.


    Feel free to text offers to 401-222-9565.

    Thanks er'body!
    -Evan

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    Are you open to suggestions Evan? Because there's a LOT I'd change:

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyevan View Post
    Coilovers- really just want racelands: I'm used to the stiff ride, and I don't want to spend too much on suspension at this point in time.
    Racelands are VERY poor quality. You will achieve considerably better handling and ride using a spring and strut combo. Coilovers are intended for track usage; are not conducive for Daily Driving, and should not be considered unless your price point is over $1500.

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    Turbo Timer
    This is not necessary on a WRX. The Mitsubishi TD04-13T used on your model WRX is both oil and water cooled. As such, even after the motor has been cut, the coolant will continue to flow through the turbo alleviating oil coking. Turbo Timers were intended for turbos that were oil cooled only.

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyevan View Post
    5x100 spacers:
    Spacers should only be used under rare circumstance. Stick to wheels with proper offset for the suspension geometry. Adding spacers or wheels with improper offset will result in poor vehicle handling, cornering, and significant stress on hubs and suspension components.

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    Intake
    An intake should not be installed unless you have the capability to tune for the intake. This includes engine management, a Wideband O2 sensor, and technical understanding of the ECU and MAFv tuning.

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    Aftermarket headlights
    Blah Blah. You guys know all the goodies more than I. I'm open to all suggestions.
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    That being said, welcome to the Bugeye community One word of caution: the Subaru community is generally practically oriented. Typical "Euro" mods like hellaflush, stance, slamming, etc. are highly frowned-upon in the community. Furthermore, Bugeyes are finicky beasts by nature. Slapping parts onto the vehicle without addressing the ECU map or cheaping out on critical parts will certainly result in disaster.


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    Do not buy Racelands.

    This is not the Euro world. You do not want to cheap out on the suspension on these cars. As Zax said...look into Springs/struts. There are other coilover options out there, but like he said, prepare to spend some loot to do so so you don't damage your car.


    And again, I'll reiterate that Turbo Timers are simply a waste of money on our cars. You don't need them since they are already adequately cooled. You're better off spending your money on something such as a Wideband gauge
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    You know, now that I actually think about it, timers make no sense, . And I know, I know. It's hard to shake the whole euro scene. I'm trying, I promise. And zax, PM me a price, I'm intrested! Can anyone suggest any spring/strut combos? I'll do my research, don't worry- but a point in the right direction would be great. Thanks for the quick responses everyone, cheers. :beer:

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    Glad you're willing to learn ...so many Euro guys do make the transition, but don't like to "listen" to what veterans of the Subaru game know. Not saying at all that everyone should be like everyone else and follow exactly what we say all the time...but due to the complex AWD and complex tuning situation, things kind of need to be done specifically so you don't blow your car up, or harm the suspension/AWD system. There's a reason why there are mod paths in the Subaru scene.

    Great spring/strut combo already would be KYB AGX or Tokico D-Specs, with RCE Yellow springs
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