My original thoughts were that this rebuild would have been around the 3k mark. Boy was I wrong, but if you can fix it for around the same price as making it better why not go for it right?
Here's what knowledge I have so far
What Happened to my 02 Wrx.
I purchased my bugeye summer of 2012. Like most people say I imediatly replaced the up-pipe for fear of the Cat breaking up and shooting into the turbo housing. After having finished my up-pipe install I drove the car normally. It was smoking quite a bite at first as all the de-greaser and PB blaster was burning off the exhaust parts. This did not phase me of course. After stopping in at a hard wear store to purchase a plug for the EGT sensor I jump right on the high way to go to buddys house. The car REALLY starts to smoke now!! I expected as such, seeing as how the car was really getting warm now. A little after I pick up my friend the car breaks.
Comming out of first leaving a stop light, I shift to second, The car slamms to a halt. All the tires lock up. My first thought was it was the diffs, They locked up and were causing the car to not move. Boy was I wrong....
Apparently the trans was stuck in between 1-2 gear because when I was driving on the high way all the trans. fluid leaked out, this the reason for the HIGH smoke volume.
Project Transmission rebuild it now underway.
What I Ordered
The prices listed on the left side, thats what the consumer pays, the middle is what the dealer pays, and the far right is total (dealer) with the quantities total.
This is everything that was JUST for the rebuild, I went a little over that. Getting my own gear set and synchros along with a new clutch and fly
RalliSpec - Gearbox Parts (GEAR SET)
I purchased the STI gears along with the 02 Install kit.
Kronos Performance Subaru and Mitsubishi Performance Parts Specialists (CLUTCH AND FLY)
Stage 2 and Lightweight Fly
Subaru WRX Synchro Set (SYNCHRO SET)
Synchro set for my year car
So far I have order the majority of the parts, still need a synchro set listed abouve and the bearings for the internals.
The bearings and other small things Im having the Rebuild shop take care of. I do not want to get the wrong thing and be charge some crazy 30% restocking fee plus shipping.
This is what I have so far, Like I said I chose to go a bit above and beyond what I had to fix the issue, you may not want to/need too.
Total cost WITH labor
The gear set was around 1,615.00
Clutch and Fly 700.00
Misc parts 500.00-ish
My total comes out to around 4,300 Bucks, keep in mind this is a huge upgrade from to stock trans of the 02 year model. Also know that I'm not going for some crazy 500Hp+ goals to need PPG's.