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#16 Old 10-31-2011, 03:08 PM
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Fixed the first post mosc let me know if you want me to clean it up more. Thanks for making it a sticky mosc.

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...and your point is????
You know what my point was. That link has a lot of good info also.

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You know what my point was. That link has a lot of good info also.
I know I added it in the first post silly willy....

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You might also want to expand upon the tires part - the tread on all four tires needs to be within 1/32" to 2/32" of each other and they all need to be the exact same size, brand, and style so you don't risk damaging the differentials. If you have a flat tire and it's damaged beyond repair, you'll have to buy four brand new tires which will set you back several hundred dollars. That chunk of money should also be included in your "oh crap" or possibly "routine maintenance" fund.

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You might also want to expand upon the tires part - the tread on all four tires needs to be within 1/32" to 2/32" of each other and they all need to be the exact same size, brand, and style so you don't risk damaging the differentials. If you have a flat tire and it's damaged beyond repair, you'll have to buy four brand new tires which will set you back several hundred dollars. That chunk of money should also be included in your "oh crap" or possibly "routine maintenance" fund.
This is a very good point. I already knew that all 4 tires need to be changed if 1 goes bad, but most other cars are not so picky about their tires.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread... it is very helpful info.

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This is a very good point. I already knew that all 4 tires need to be changed if 1 goes bad, but most other cars are not so picky about their tires.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread... it is very helpful info.

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If one were so inclined they could pull the intercooler to check for oil.... Just don't see many people doing this as the tmic is a PITA to put back on for the newb.

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how much would you pay for an 03 wrx with a 6 spd tranny swap FMIC dccd control sti injectors and turbo walburo fuel pump stage 2 6 puk clutch and flywheel new timing belt and cam seals and all work done by and ase certified mechanic
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I would pay less than what I'd pay for a stock 03 in all honesty. All that work shouldn't increase the selling price regardless of who did the work.

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Got anymore advice I am buying an 04 wrx with 42000 miles on it and supposedly only 1000 miles on the motor do you have advice because I have some knowledge of vehicles but limited knowledge when it comes to turbos and subarus thanks

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42000 miles on the chasis/body and 1000 on the engine. What happened to the original engine? How much are they asking and what all is done to the car if anything?

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The car was reconstructed it was previously wrecked I am purchasing it off a guy from Pittsburgh, Supposedly it had a built 2.5 in it and the current turbo setup is off a cummings turbo diesel. It's got 1000cc injectors and an upgraded fuel pump and supposedly manly rods and a grimmspeed intake. I just was looking for some help. Thanks

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