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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Garage
Vehicle Name blue '04 WRX
Year 2004
Make Subaru
Model Impreza
Color World rally blue
Packages WRX
2004 Subaru Impreza
2004 Subaru Impreza 2004 Subaru Impreza 2004 Subaru Impreza
History I bought my previous Subaru (an '09 STi) because of the rally- and performance heritage of the earlier cars, so I could say I wanted this one all along.

The earlier cars are less refined, have less sophistication but offer a more visceral driving experience. I spun this one at Mosport (no damage) so they are less forgiving too (no stability control).

This WRX isn't as capable as a newer STi in absolute terms, but it is still a blast to drive and I can see why it was a big hit when it was introduced to North America. I test drove a WRX back then and have wanted one ever since.

Since there are no lease or warranty concerns I am free to upgrade it, and I have a value-based performance fundamentals approach to improvements. It's getting to be like a lightweight '04 STi in overall performance capability.

I'm as happy with it as I was with the '09 STi. :)
Exterior
2004 Subaru Impreza Exterior 2004 Subaru Impreza Exterior 2004 Subaru Impreza Exterior
STi rear trunk.

Interior
2004 Subaru Impreza Interior
COBB shifter

Interested in:

Triple guage cluster with boost, oil temp and oil pressure.

In-Car Entertainment
2004 Subaru Impreza In-Car Entertainment
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Under the Hood
2004 Subaru Impreza Under the Hood 2004 Subaru Impreza Under the Hood 2004 Subaru Impreza Under the Hood
o Invidia [catless] turbo up-pipe,
o PTP turbo blanket,
o Invidia Q300 + divorced wastegate downpipe w/cat
o COBB AccessPort V3 Stage 2 91 v310 engine tune, and
o Gord Bush Performance built turbine (EJ205 performance rebuild).

Upgrade path for Power:
o Satisfied with the reliability of Stage 2. :)

Suspension
2004 Subaru Impreza Suspension 2004 Subaru Impreza Suspension 2004 Subaru Impreza Suspension
1. StopTech pads and rotors (x4),
2. Performance wheel alignment,
3. Whiteline 22 mm rear anti-sway bar, and
4. ES master bushing set.

Upgrade path for Handling:
5. Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit [ALK],
6. Whiteline front anti-sway bar,
7. HD sway bar mounts - front and rear,
8. Steering rack HD bushings,
9. psinuse's specialty strut tower braces - front & rear.

and that's it! :)

Wheel and Tire
2004 Subaru Impreza Wheel and Tire 2004 Subaru Impreza Wheel and Tire
Sparco Tarmac 17x8 wheels, with
225/45/R17 Dunlop Direzza ZII tires.
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