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post #1 of 9 Old 03-09-2009, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings and Salutations from Seattle

Hey all,

I just picked up a used 2002 WRX wagon (silver) from a dealer last week. So, I'm not sure what all has been altered from stock, but I know the car has been taken very good care of, and only has 48k miles on it. It also has a nice aftermarket 'woofer installed in the trunk with a nice stereo and amp under the passenger seat. Aside from normal usage, I'll mainly be using my baby for driving up snowy roads for some boarding, or shuttling on gravel/dirt roads for mountain biking. Keeping this in mind, I'll probably tune things to more of a rally setup. I have added two Thule bike racks and a wind fairing, but that's all.

Which means that, as far as I can tell, I have stock:

-body kit
-interior (aside from sub, stereo, and amp)
-rims
-brakes
-muffler
-and everything under the hood is probably stock too


Right now, I'm just a student without a job, so I don't have much dough to throw at upgrades, but I would love some suggestions on relatively cheap upgrades. And if you have any hints or tricks-of-the-trade for general maintenance and upkeep, I would love to hear anything you guys have to say. Basically, I'm new to all of this, and I'm just beginning to eagerly absorb as much knowledge as I can.

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welcome to the club

there is a lot to know about these cars! dont be afraid to ask a question (after you search first of course).

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Thanks!

Say, you're in Seattle: where would you recommend going for repair and/or upgrade work?

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depending on what you want done, I do alot of side work in my garage. I am a ASE certified auto technician, if that matters at all! As far as shops I recommend, Dyno Authority in Redmond, Or PIA (pacific import auto) down south.
i also do alot of window tinting so if you need a tint job, i'll hook you up cheap.

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Welcome to the club. Im in Tacoma, but always up for a drive, just ask Nagy.

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Welcome!! Well having a car like the one you have its hard to just keep it stock, heck before long this is what your engine bay will look like!!!
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Welcome to the club. Im in Tacoma, but always up for a drive, just ask Nagy.
Thanks! Any ideas about some fun roads locally?

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Welcome!! Well having a car like the one you have its hard to just keep it stock, heck before long this is what your engine bay will look like!!!
Holy batman jesus... That's beautiful. I wish I could afford that.

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If you plan on changing your own motor oil, you might want to consider getting one of these: FUMOTO ENGINEERING

It's got to be my most useful mod so far and it's relatively inexpensive

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I know that the summer is coming up and I will be taking both mine and my girlfriends car up to Mt Rainier several times. Its fun, beautiful, oh and REAlly FUN, lol.

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