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    first time wrx owner with some questions

    Hi guys! im new to this forum and a first time Subaru owner. i recently picked up a 02 wrx! Let me start by saying i love the car so far! Im well aware that im never supposed to launch the car and to kind of take it easy. The engine is completely stock and has had the radiator and fuel lines replaced. Along with that stuff, the front sub frame and front control arms were replaced. While all that stuff is good, the rear undercarriage is pretty rusty. the attached video shows the amount of rust. Im looking for some advice on what i should replace and what i should let go, (i.e. rear control arms, rear sub frame, and other stuff regarding whats shown in the video.) any advice is appreciated, i am a complete noob when it comes to these cars so please be nice anyways here is the link to the video. Thanks again in advance!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bngr...rmJcFhqS6bah_w

    i forgot to add, when i take off (even gently) i will hear creaks coming from the back. im assuming its a result of all the rust, what specifically could it be? the car has new suspension all around

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    Your video is private I can't see it.
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    Sorry bout that, should be fixed

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    Your moving the camera to fast.
    Go slower around rear differential and wheel wells.

    Looks like you should start replacing some of the bushings.
    That rear subframe looks pretty bad. Have you had somebody look at it for you.
    It's hard to tell how bad the rust is.
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    again, sorry about that, here is a (hopefully) better video. any links to DIY's or informative threads are appreciated, these forums are still a little confusing to me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27R4...rmJcFhqS6bah_w

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    bump

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    It's hard to tell how bad the rot is.
    Bring it to someone to have it looked over.
    Doing things yourself is definitely the best way, most of the time.
    Once your sure about its structural stability, it's time to start repairing the rusted and rotten parts.
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    Where would you suggest I take it to get it looked at? I'm always skeptical about dealerships just because its hit or miss in terms of whats needed and what they are trying to squeeze out of you. And pricing for them is generally higher than norma . Where do you guys take your subies?

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    I'd take mine to subaru. I don't see a dealership ribbing you from more parts then what's needed. If you have to question something do so...if their answer sounds like crap deny it and go elsewhere. But I've worked for two dealerships now and don't see any shady crap like I've seen at small shops
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