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#1 Old 09-27-2012, 09:37 AM
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Need advice about buying a wrx

I will list what the seller has sent me and explain the photos; since i do not know how to post them,

The exterior is nice(as seen in photos) no problem there,
FOLLOWING IS WHAT I RECIEVED AS FAR AS MODS GO<> I need to know if there are any longterm red-flags here. Or even short term. (supposedly Professionally modified.)

Engine: (3400 miles)
704 series EJ257 semi closed deck case halves with 09 nitrated STI crank, clevite 77 rod and main bearings, STi rods with arp bolts, JE forged custom 30 cc dished pistons for 8.3:1 CR (block built by Adam of Rennessy Fabrication)
STI head gaskets
Stock refreshed 2.0 heads (cleaned, new valve stem seals, valve clearance set to factory spec) decked once
ARP head studs
Perrin Lightweight crank pully
Godspeed turbo inlet
New vf 39 turbo (<500 miles)
Tial 38 mm external waste gate w/ dumptube
Custom coolant expansion tank
Hallman pro MBC w/ cockpit extension
Mishimoto aluminum radiator
Mishimoto silicone radiator hoses
SPT short ram intake
Precision turbo FMIC w/ 2.75” custom piping
Group N engine mounts
Beatrush pitch stopper (dogbone)
TGV deletes
DW 850 injectors
Perrin V2 fuel rails
Waboro 255 lph fuel pump
Tune for 93 oct @ 20 PSI makes 327/380 WHP/WTQ
Tune for e85 @ 23.5 PSI makes 380/445 WHP/WTQ
Tactrix cable included to flash ECU for 93 oct or e85
KillerB oil pick up
2008 STI oil pan with baffle plate
11mm STI oil pump
Maddad EL headers / uppipe
Maddad catless bellmouth down pipe
HKS Carbon TI cat back
Transmission: (3400 miles) 30k on gearset
Ver 6 JDM STI RA gears 1-5. Stock FD of 3.9 kept (new synchros and seals installed with gearset, built by Adam of Rennessey Fabrication to factory spec)
ACT HD pressure plate w/ organic street disc
ACT 12lb light weight flywheel
Group N transmission mount
Kartboy Transmission mount Bushings
Kartboy front and rear shifter bushings
Kartboy short shifter
Kartboy rear sub frame lockdown bolts and bushings
TIC Rear diff race bushings
Wheels /Brakes:
17x7 +42 BSA performance 6 spoke alloy rims (flat black)
215/45 Hankook ventus V12 Evo tires (<500 miles)
06-07 wrx 2pot / 4 pot with vented rotors
Stoptech Braided stainless steel lines
Suspension:
Stock
Interior:
JVC head unit (original owner installed)
Large Alpine Amplifier in trunk (original owner installed)
AEM tru boost and Wideband gauges in pillar gauge pod
Auto meter oil pressure and EGT gauges in instrument display housing pod
Hallman cockpit adjustable boost controller
Aluminum ‘WRX’ shifter trim





Dyno shows great low end torque and HP.

---This being said thank you for you're help

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On a scale of 1 to 10:

-Where do you place your level of general automotive handiness?
-Where do you place your level of understanding about modified cars?

As said previously though, that car only making those numbers on a RIDICULOUSLY high reading dyno.
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6.5 for both, and what range of numbers do you suppose this list would acctually yield?
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93: 290 whp / 300 wtq
E85: 330whp / 350-360 wtq

Per your other thread, there are red flags. I would NEVER EVER EVER run a setup like that on the stock suspension. It could never handle it. I see a few areas he cheaped out on as well.

If you get it, do so knowing that stuff will likely break and that that suspension needs dire work.
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@brfatal, I plan on doing the suspension myself what issues would happen as far as "breaking"
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better question would be, how much do you think this car is worth?
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My 1st thought is the transmission. That inlet is also probably collapsing in itself on E85.

And it's worth whatever someone will pay for it.
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Red flags....Almost everything about that list screams someone didn't want some kind of headache anymore and they are trying to pawn it off on someone else...

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Is it worth a 10k price tag? Even if it is to just turn around and sell it. If not at all, what Would be the best course of action here. 10k is my max too. needs to be a daily driver
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Is it worth a 10k price tag? Even if it is to just turn around and sell it. If not at all, what Would be the best course of action here. 10k is my max too. needs to be a daily driver
You are looking at the wrong car m8.

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I agree with brfatal. Thats either rediculously high numbers on a high reading dyno or someone taking a shot at guessing crank numbers. Because that's high numbers for the mods.

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