xluben's Silver 2002 Bugeye WRX Sedan

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    Car: 2002 Subaru WRX
    Engine: EJ20 2012 STI EJ257
    Turbo: TD04 VF39 Steam STX 71 (TD06SL2+GTX3071R)
    Transmission: 5MT 2012 STI 6MT
    Body Style: Sedan
    Color: Platinum Silver Metallic

    452WHP / 389WTQ @ 26psi on E85

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    Steam STX 71 (TD06SL2+GTX3071R) Turbo:

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    Engine:
    • OEM 2012 STI 2.5L Case
    • OEM 2012 STI Heads
    • OEM STI Nitrided Crank
    • OEM STI 11mm Oil Pump
    • OEM STI Gasket Set
    • CP 99.75mm 8.2:1 Pistons
    • Manley Turbo Tuff I Beam Rods
    • ACL Rod and Main Bearings
    • ARP Head Studs
    • GSC S1 Camshafts
    • GSC Beehive Springs w/Retainers
    • GSC Valve Seals
    • Torque Solution Motor Mounts
    Intake/Exhaust/Fuel:
    • GrimmSpeed CrossPipe
    • GrimmSpeed EWG Uppipe
    • TurboSmar 40mm EWG
    • GrimmSpeed Downpipe
    • COBB CatBack Exhaust
    • Steam STX 71 (TD06SL2+GTX3071) Turbo
    • TurboXS FMIC
    • TurboXS RFL BOV
    • GrimmSpeed MBC
    • 04 STI Fuel Pump Hanger
    • Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
    • ID2000cc Injectors
    • TurboSmart FPR
    Drivetrain/Transmission
    • OEM 2012 STI 6MT
    • OEM 2004 STI Driveshaft
    • OEM STI R180 Rear Diff Flange
    • Anarchy Motive Shift Knob
    • Kartboy Short Shifter
    • Kartboy Front Shifter Bushings
    • Karboy Rear Shifter Bushings
    • Torque Solution Tranny Mount
    • Torque Solution Pitch Stop Mount
    • ACT HD Pressure Plate
    • ACT 4 Puck Unsprung Disk
    Suspension/Wheels:
    • OEM 2011 WRX Wheels
    • 235/45R17 Federal 595 RS-R Tires
    • 04 STI Struts
    • 04 STI Springs
    Interior/Electronics:
    • MapDCCD
    • VSSPro
    • ProSport EVO Boost Gauge
    • ProSport EVO Oil Pressure Gauge
    • AEM Wideband O2 Gauge
    • Odyssey Slim Battery
    Exterior:
    • RS Hood (Scoopless)
    • OEM Fog Light Covers
    • Removed Rear Wing
     
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    STX71 @ 26psi on E85 Video

    50-100mph is 5.4 seconds
    452WHP on Virtual Dyno (Dynojet)



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    STX71 Prototype @ 25psi on E85 Video

    50-100mph is 5.9 seconds
    427WHP on Virtual Dyno (Dynojet)



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    VF39 @ 20psi on E85 Video:

    50-100mph is 8.6 seconds
    287WHP on Virtual Dyno (Dynojet)



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    VF39 @ 18psi on Pump Gas Video:

    50-100mph is 9.7 seconds
    262WHP on Virtual Dyno (Dynojet)



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    Baseline (stock) Video:

    50-100mph is 14 seconds
    185WHP on Virtual Dyno (Dynojet)



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    Taken 5
     
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    Picked up this car as the new project. I spent the last month or so looking for a car that I could build up. Now that I have a 2012 Forest for a daily driver this will be a weekend/project car only. I wanted to start with a cheaper base and had my eye on a Bugeye WRX as my top choice. I wouldn't have minded something newer, but the cost was generally quite a bit more. The slightly lower weight on the Bugeye sedan was also appealing. I was even looking for something with a blown motor or tranny to save money. My search was nationwide. I e-mailed/PM'd/texted many people and looked/drove a few cars.

    Eventually I was pointed to this one by a friend. It was semi-local and running. It had a new timing belt, water pump, clutch and heads put in this spring. The interior is clean (even has a single DIN stereo). There are a few mechanical things I need to look into and the exterior has some dents (quite a few in the hood) and a little rust starting on the quarter panels, but overall it was in pretty good shape for a car of this age. And the fact that it was local and running saved me a decent chunk of money by not having to ship it.

    The car has virtually no mods. Just the giant eBay hood scoop and the muffler cut off. Surprisingly it's not that loud (for having no muffler at all). No firm plans for the car yet. Still trying to figure that out. I would eventually like to make it fast :)

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    Is this the new Liam Neeson movie? Sounds awesome!
     
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    ... and so it begins.

    :coffee:
     
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    Nice pickup
     
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    now make it faster
     
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    No cuz the sequels sucked. Get rid of the rust....cut + over fenders
     
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    No actually its a car
     
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    Yeah, thinking of that. Not a lot of option for 18x10.5" or 18x.11" +15 in the 5x100 bolt pattern though..

    Correct. I should have mentioned this.
     
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    Did you call Fobia yet?
     
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    No, not yet.
     
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    I'm sure you have a blueprint of your build already :p
     
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    Correct. With graphics and such.
     
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    Perhaps a built FB motor? :grin:
     
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    No.
     
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    Do you plan to leave it silver?
     
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    Do a full 6 speed swap, that way your 5x114
     
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    Better not
     
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    We plan to plasti dip it purple with pink polka dots.
     
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    We? As in myself and TK?
     
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    I would like black...

    Maybe. I don't mind the small brakes. Just way less wheel options.
     
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    Honda mach v wheels ;)
     
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    Yeah, might just do those or RPF1's again. Depends if I do flares. With flares you need like a 10.5" or 11" wheel with +15 offset to look good.
     
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    I like the flares idea best!

    I like everything that Ryan says almost as much... just because Ryan is the kewlest
     
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    Lol maybe should've spaced the wording
     
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    Not true, remember the GDs are not real wide. I think juks wedsports are that wide
     
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    I think his are 9" or 9.5". I may just stick to that size and no flares.
     
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    Congrats
     
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    Thanks!

    Looking for a cheap VF39 or VF48 to throw on. Please let me know if you know of anything!

    EDIT: I would also consider any other (cheap) stock location turbo!
     
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    Inevitable. ;)


    Good (smart) choice though - when I was searching for my next "fun" car, I was really battling between buying something older and cheaper to mod the heck out of or something newer and leave it stock. Obviously I chose the latter and it didn't exactly stay stock.
     
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    Well I already did that other option. I think this option will be a lot better though. I have a Forester and Bugeye for about the same price as my WRX was new. Now I can actually make a car that's fast...
     
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    Does this mean roll cage too??
     
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    Not planning on it. Keeping it a street car if possible.
     
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    I see your thinking... If your not being kick out of a drag track the n your not groin fast enough ;)
     
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    i got a wide band that will match your stock gauges well, 120$ and i got some top feed 1000cc injectors to switch you to corn 150$ =) i got lots of parts left over
     
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    I have an aem boost gauge digital 35 psi
     
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    How much. I am wired up for one, just need one that functions.