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  1. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Installed a CAI from Cobb on my 02 wrx and put on a new catback. noticing a loud whistling noise from exhaust when turbo kicks in, is this normal? ----> Video
  2. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    So i have a 2002 wrx sedan vf39 turbo with only a cobb intake and i’ve been having problems where when i drive the car, it studders when i hit the higher rpms of gears and sometimes it’s worse than other times and there has been times when it hasn’t rlly done it at all but i have a boost gauge...
  3. Maintenance, service, and repair
    I have an 02 wrx bugeye with a cobb intake on it and everything else is pretty much stock. I have been having an issue where when i rev the car it has a very bad lag/hesitation and when driving the car and getting to the higher rpm's the car starts to jerk back and fourth and hesitate. When...
  4. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    I recently bought a 2002 WRX, (ej205) I bought with a known head gasket issue, and a couple other issues and it has 155k miles on it. I know these engine don’t have head gasket issues like the ej25’s so I was wondering if it was even that big of an issue. The car doesn’t have too many signs of a...
  5. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hi guys, So my buddy has had a 02 WRX with a turbo EJ25 rotting in his yard for 6 years. I offered to buy it and he’s basically giving it away. It turns out it’s got an EJ257 in it right now with forged internals and the 2.0 heads. The current EJ257 block has a crack in it so i’ve been looking...
  6. Maintenance, service, and repair
    Hey guys , hope everyone is doing fine .New to this , but I am having a bit of a power issue . I replaced my alternator/power steering belt due to it squealing . Disconnect my battery , loosen the tensioner bolt and got a new belt at the auto part store (I took the belt to match the same length...
  7. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    I have a 2002 wrx with a 2008 sti motor. Recently while I have been driving and I kick it into neutral to start cruising or I put the clutch in to downshift, my car completely turns off. All of the the lights of the dash pop up and I have to pull really hard on the steering wheel to get it to...
  8. Maintenance, service, and repair
    Ive been having this problem where i hear this extremely loud rattling noise coming from the front of my 02 wrx wagon. At first i thought it was the heatshield rattling because its pretty loose but the noise only happens when i let off the gas. Any suggestions or similar problems???
  9. New Member Introductions
    Just got a beautiful ‘02 wrx wagon clean as hell has a some stuff done to it has a stage 1 tune with a Cobb accessport a mishimoto radiator hyperflow intercooler but I really wanna get this thing banging so any insight would be helpful also what is the best oil to use for the wrx?
  10. Builds
    Hey guys I got my 02 wrx bot a year a go and as of recently I have gone and wrecked the block. I went to the local rockers and got an Ej25 single cam (if that makes a difference) and I've torn it down and put my heads on it( after getting the machine shop to work them abit for me) but now the...
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