For Sale 2003 Sonic Yellow WRX/STI Wagon, Tampa, <6k on built motor, 6sp, Many Upgrades
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    FL: 2003 Sonic Yellow WRX/STI Wagon, <6k on built motor, 6sp, Many Upgrades

    This is one of a kind and extremely rare.

    More pictures in the next post.

    You read it right, I'm finally going to let my baby go. It's been a long fun ride with it but I never drive it and would rather sell it to someone who will love it every day.

    I am the original owner, bought it in April 2003, and it was loved from the very beginning. This started life out as a WRX wagon and eventually got all of the JDM and USDM STI upgrades. It has just over 100k miles on the shell but very few things on this car has more than 12k miles anywhere. ODO reads 42k on the STI Cluster.

    After I finished building it 18 months ago with the new drivetrain I broke-in the car properly under the care of Dave at Metric Subaru, put 1k miles on it, tuned it, drove it to FL, and haven't put more than a 2000 miles on it since. It has roughly 6k miles on on the new drivetrain now. The car has never been in an accident, never raced, never autocrossed, never launched, and adult driven. The motor recently had a leak-down test showing everything is normal. I can provide a complete history as well as list out the milage on each of the upgraded parts if necessary.

    So here are the details.


    5spd manual
    Sonic Yellow
    Premium Stereo with Poweered Sub
    Carpeted Mats
    Hatch liner
    Additional set of all-weather mats


    Built EJ257 2.5L:
    - 2.5 Liter STi semi-closed deck case
    - Modified forged EJ257 crankshaft
    - High Performance Main & Rod Bearings
    - Pauter 4340 Chrome-Moly Forged Rods
    - CP Forged Pistons w/ Moly Coated Skirts
    - High Performance Piston Rings
    - Fully Balanced & Blueprinted
    - Rev Limit set at 8,250
    Custom Performance STI Heads:
    - Brian Crower Satge 2 Cams 272/272
    - surfacing
    - porting work
    - oversized valves
    - 3-angle intake & radius exhaust valve job
    - performance valve springs
    - titanium retainers, keepers
    - Subaru valve stem seals
    JDM STI v7 6-spd transmission
    - ACT Street clutch with HD Pressure Plate
    - ACT XACT Prolite Flywheel
    - Kartboy short shifter
    ATP Garrent GT3076r Turbo
    Cobb Accessport 2
    Apex-i AVC-R Electronic Boost Controller +
    Hallman Manual Boost Controller
    Perrin equal length headers
    TurboXS 4" Downpipe
    TurboXS Midpipe
    TurboXS Racepipe
    Turbo XS axleback
    GrimmSpeed Ported Intake Manifold
    GrimmSpeed TGV deletes
    WBR500 Front Mount Intercooler
    Black Powdercoated Intercooler pipes
    SPT short-ram intake
    Perrin turbo inlet
    Perrin Crank Pulley
    Power Enterprises Timing Belt
    STI Group N Motor Mounts
    STI Group N Pitch Mount
    STI Group N Tranny mount
    DeatschWerks 800cc injectors
    Walbro 255lph fuel pump
    NGK Iridium spark plugs -stock temp
    Samco Silicone hoses
    Koyo Radiator
    Crucial Racing thermostat
    Weapon-R aluminum hybrid coolant/washer tank

    CURRENT POWER = 392 whp / 400 wtq


    Bilstein Pss9 Coilovers
    08 STI/Enkei Wheels
    Toyo Proxes 4 225/45/17
    JDM STI wagon lower control arms
    FHI 4-pot front calipers
    FHI 2-pot Rear Brake Calipers
    DBA 4000 slotted rear rotors
    DBA 5000 slotted 2pc rotors
    Goodridge SS Brake Lines
    Hawk HP+ Brake Pads
    Kartboy 2-pot RearBrake Bracket
    Whiteline 22/24mm adj front swaybar
    Whiteline 22/24/27mm adj rear swaybar
    Whiteline front strut tower bar
    Whiteline rear strut tower bar
    Whiteline quick-release skewers
    Whiteline camber plates
    Whiteline Roll Center Kit
    Noltec front endlinks
    Perrin rear endlinks
    Motul 600 Dot4 brake fluid
    Energy Suspension Hyper-Flex kit
    - front control arm bushings
    - rear trailing arm bushings
    - shifter bushings bushings
    -2.25 deg front camber
    -1.0 deg rear camber


    Smoked JDM headlights modded by LightWerkz
    - s2000 HID projectors
    - OEM Gen 2 JDM STI Ballasts
    - Phillips D2S Bulbs
    - Custom Wiring Harness
    - Chrome Amber Blinkers
    - 5 LED Indicator Bulbs
    EDM/JDM STI Wagon Front lip
    JDM STI Front Grille
    JDM STI Blue Impreza "I" Badge
    VIS CWII Carbon Fiber Hood painted sonic yellow
    Painted Side skirts
    Painted Mirror Pillars
    Aerosync mudguards
    Prodrive Driving Lights with 55w PIAA Yellow Ion Bulbs
    OEM Sedan 3-piece rear lip
    NRG polished stainless hood struts
    JDM rear Impreza badge (red trim)
    JDM rear WRX badge (red trim)
    JDM rear STI Type RA badge
    STI carbon fiber corner markers
    Hella Supertones (118db) run in parallel to the OEM horns... insane!
    Extreme white LED reverse lights
    Extreme white LED license plate lights
    Rolled rear fenders
    20% Tint


    STI front seats
    STI center console
    STI aluminum shifter trim
    All Black Plasti-Dip Trim trim
    ARC Ti Ball shifter
    Autometer gauge cluster bezel pod
    Defi Blue Racer boost gauge
    Defi Blue Racer oil pressure gauge
    Defi Blue Racer EGT gauge
    Defi Blue Racer water temp gauge
    Defi Blue Racer volt gauge
    ATI pod with blue face trim
    2004 STI Gauge Cluster w/ Blue LED mod
    2007 Factory STI Limited Stereo
    - Sirius Satellite and AUX jack
    - Blue LED mod
    Blue LED stereo mod
    Blue LED HVAC mod
    Blue LED cruise control button
    Blue LED fog light switch
    JDM Red Hazard Button
    Auto dimming compass mirror

    It does need a little love. Here is what can be done to make the car perfect.
    • I had modded 04 tail lights on it for a short period and reshaped the opening on the buper to match. I've since put the 03 lights back on and there are small gaps under them. Good news is I have an 03 silver bumper in mint condition that comes with the car. It just needs yellow paint.
    • I tapped a snow bank backing up last year leaving NY so the rear spat needs the fastener reattached. the leakdown was done. I just don't have the time to spend and figure it out.
    • My son dropped some blue stuff on the carpet under the drivers seat. I have an all black carpet in mint condition to replace this one.
    • The paint on the carbon fiber hood began cracking from the expantion/contraction
    • The suspension is set a little too low in the front
    • Needs a detail


    Extra 03 Bumper
    Black Carpet from 06 WRX wagon
    Spec C shift knob (black delrin, 5spd)
    Extra 03 Head Unit w/ blue backlighting
    Extra brake caliper rebuild kit
    Sparco Harness Bar
    Sparco 4-pt racing Harnesses
    Sparco shoulder pads
    Spec C shift knob (removed)
    Some OEM STI Intercooler sprayer parts
    OE 03 cluster
    Misc bulbs and electrical components including the harnesses for plugging in 04 lamps on an 03
    Touch-up Paint
    Forge Motosports aluminum power steering tank
    Forge Motosports Coolant Header Tank
    Custom Oil Cooler
    - B&M Hi-Tek SuperCooler with Fan
    - Russell ProClassic braided hoses
    - Earl's Performance Ano-Tuff Swivel-Seal Hose Ends
    STI IC water sprayer kit

    ^^^ There is more so check back later.

    The mod list totals just shy of $42,000 beyond the cost of the car new. My total investment after tax and financing is somewhere around $70k. I'd like to get $15k for for the entire car plus the extras (or best offer). You could easily part this thing out and double your money if you so inclined. But I'd rather know this thing went to someone that would enjoy her for a long time.

    I'm located in Palm Harbor, FL. The car is officially off the road. No insurance or reg right now so I can't meet up anywhere and you'd need to come check out the car here.
    PM or email me directly if my box fills up.
    chrisarella [at] gmail [dot] com.
    Last edited by carella; 06-25-2011 at 11:25 AM.
    Selling my 2003 Sonic Yellow Wagon
    Built ej257, 6spd, GT3076r, MSPT tuned
    392whp / 4000wtq
    Super Long Mod List and Gallery

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    Last edited by carella; 06-25-2011 at 11:32 AM.
    Selling my 2003 Sonic Yellow Wagon
    Built ej257, 6spd, GT3076r, MSPT tuned
    392whp / 4000wtq
    Super Long Mod List and Gallery

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