2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by WRXWagon2112 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:08 am

You might need to replace the anti-fouler on the O2 sensor in the mid-pipe. I know they don't last forever and that one's been on for several years.

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:41 am

Thanks for the insight Alan.

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:27 am

Hi all. Been a long time but I'm still around and the wagon is still running.

I recently failed my safety inspection due to an "exhaust leak" in the turbo/uppipe area. I saw smoke coming from that area when I popped the hood. When I crawled under the car to replace the uppipe, I noticed that I had a torn inner CV boot and grease was everywhere! :notcool:

I think the exhaust leak that the inspector saw was probably due to grease burning off the downpipe and turbo, but took the opportunity to upgrade to an Invidia uppipe. My wife thinks that this was necessary since I had a "leak" :wink: Now that I have the uppipe, downpipe, catback, and intake, do I need a tune? What would you recommend? What is this "open source" that you all speak of?

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by drwrx » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:47 am

Yes, you most certainly need a tune.
If you don't want to try to tune it yourself you can buy an OTS map from folks like XPT (http://www.xpttuning.com) or others who do similar work.
Then just have someone with a tactric cable reflash your ecu.

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by zaxrex » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:58 pm

I've busted three right inner front CV boots on the sedan with similar results.
Go fig.
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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:30 pm

Hi All,

I'm still alive. The car has sat for a long time since I started a job in DC and it makes more sense for me to bike to work. I save $275 a month on parking or $180 a month if I metro. biking to work = $free.fiddy

Anyhow, I've neglected the car for a while now and simply don't have time to sort it out. I need a recommendation on a good shop to give the car a good once over. It also needs a tune. It's making some strange clunking noises that I suspect are drivetrain related. I'm also looking to bring the car back down to stock ride height. If someone has anything that will work for an 02 wagon, please let me know.

Part of me secretly wants to find out that the repairs are going to be more than the value of the car so I can justify with the boss getting a 2011 wrx hatch :twisted:

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by drwrx » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:34 pm

There is a complete set of 02 wagon struts, springs and top hats in my attic. They have about 20K on them.
However, they belong to Zaxrex, if he has no qualms of you buying them, I can make them available.

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:42 pm

20K miles is as good as new on a car with 162K miles
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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by zaxrex » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:13 pm

That is some mileage you gots there.
What do you have now that you are looking to replace? Is it just ride height, or are you getting more bounce? Let me know, I would like something for emergency replacement of the rears if ever needed.
I recommend Bilbo auto in Alexandria off of Eisenhower ave. for all stuff I can't/won't do. Good prices, good work, great people.
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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:40 am

I currently have Forester XT struts/springs and fat tires. I'm looking to go back to stock or slightly lower than stock. I'm also looking for a new set of wheels. I guess I'm just bored with her so it's time to change up the car to bring back that loving feeling.

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Here's a comparison of the XT vs stock:
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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by goob_os101 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:13 am

will those Forester XT struts/springs fit my 05 Saabaru?

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by Sabre » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:16 am

goob_os101 wrote:will those Forester XT struts/springs fit my 05 Saabaru?
Yes, but you will need an alignment afterwards!
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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:35 am

Goob.. you want to swap? wheels/tires/suspension? even steven.
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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by goob_os101 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:45 am

TRANS4M wrote:Goob.. you want to swap? wheels/tires/suspension? even steven.
I love my current setup:
Stock struts and Mach V springs with new General gmax as03s
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I wondln't trade this setup, but I do have my last saabau's stock suspension with 65K miles on them(may be missing top hats and bumps stops, but I am not sure).

Just snatch up some Mach V springs.

Good thing I can go back for free alignments...These would be nice to combat snowagedon this year!

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:53 am

goob_os101 wrote:
TRANS4M wrote:Goob.. you want to swap? wheels/tires/suspension? even steven.
I love my current setup:
Stock struts and Mach V springs with new General gmax as03s
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I wondln't trade this setup, but I do have my last saabau's stock suspension with 65K miles on them(may be missing top hats and bumps stops, but I am not sure).

Just snatch up some Mach V springs.

Good thing I can go back for free alignments...These would be nice to combat snowagedon this year!
I'll need to procure some new tires since my current setup won't fit without the lift.

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by goob_os101 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:14 pm

Take the fat tires off, sell them and go with the General gmax as03s in 205/55/16s on your stock rims!
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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by goob_os101 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:15 pm

Hey over on NASIOC a guy is selling Stock 05 wagon complete suspension take offs(roughly 70k on them, still great condition): $100/obo
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthr ... ?t=2426518

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:32 pm

goob_os101 wrote:Hey over on NASIOC a guy is selling Stock 05 wagon complete suspension take offs(roughly 70k on them, still great condition): $100/obo
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthr ... ?t=2426518
Thanks for looking out. I sent him a PM.

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by goob_os101 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:43 am

did you get them?

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:46 am

Sure did. It's sitting in my garage waiting for me to install. Thanks for looking out. I also go his wheels. :wiggle:

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by goob_os101 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:35 pm

SO are you gonna sell you monster truck setup...wink...wink...

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:41 pm

sure am. I'll let you know when I get it off. I didn't think you'd be interested.

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by goob_os101 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:47 am

are you doing the work?

Also, would like to swap your roof rails for my deletes?

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Re: 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

Post by TRANS4M » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:53 am

Yes I will be doing the work. I like my rails. It allows me to transport 2 bikes on top.

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