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Old 10-30-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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JET02WRX's WRX Mafia Wagon - Post #60 -Whats in store in 2008

**A little history**
----PICTURES LATER IN THREAD AT POSTS: 17, 22----
In the summer of 2004 I finally decided I couldn't take driving my 'beater' anymore. That beater.... a 1986 Pontiac Grand Am... I know... awesome right? Its ok to hide your jealousy...
Believe it or not it served me well. Was my first car purchased in 1991, wrecked and revived 3 times, and when retired, clocked 150,000. Not bad for a mid 80's GM car. My 'baby' in 2003 was my 2001 WS6 Trans Am. The WS6 was cammed w/headers and other typical bolt ons. It made 365whp/426tq. It was the fastest car I had ever owned...and I had love hate relationship with it... GOD did it rattle....Anyways.. to replace the Grand Am as a DD...I wanted something that was reliable, had a little bit of power, could haul a decent amount of cargo, was on the small side, and AWD. What other choice did I have but Subaru? After looking I found a Black 02 Wagon up at Welsh Subaru. It was auto, which I wanted because I find stick annoying around here with 63,432 stop signs and stop lights. So I bought it and was happy. Well things change. In bringing our first child into the world, we had a few bumps along the way, so I sold the WS6 in the summer of 05. Now I was left with my beloved daily driver, but no "go fast" car. Knowing I couldn't afford a new "go fast toy" right now, I looked at the Wagon and thought... I'll do the next best thing... Sleeper. Soooo as I find my self with the extra cash, I'll put some into the wagon.

I'm happy to say all modifications thus far have been done by me, not a shop. I think it gives a better feeling of satisfaction to turn my own wrenches, rather than just pick out stuff and have someone else put it on. Anyone can pick out parts online and pay someone to install them. Wheres the skill in that?

As of Sept 07....
Deadbolt 16g Turbo - Monster ported / coated
Protune - tuned by Andy @ Verocious
Prodrive Boost Control Solenoid
JDM STI Hood Scoop
JDM STI TMIC
APS splitter
Perrin Turbo Inlet
Perrin Afta-maf hose
Walbro pump
Modified stock injectors
Innovate LC-1 Wideband
APS Uppipe
Maddad ver2 Catted Full Length Downpipe - w/divorced wastegate
Maddad Flex Intermediate pipe
Prodrive Axle-Back
17" Rota Tarmac II's on Falken 225/45/17's
Prodrive Springs
Whiteline rear strut bar
Autometer oem style gauge bezel
Omori EGT gauge
Omori Boost gauge
Innovate DB AFR gauge
Roof Rail Delete
GTSpec Grille
GTSpec Mesh Foglight Covers
Carbon Fiber Sidemarkers
Perrin Radiator Hoses
Samco Intercooler Hoses
Samco Ancillary Hoses
Tein Hood Dampers
SPT Heatsheild
Forester din pocket w/flip cover

Now to back track a bit....


8-5-05
Had the wagon dyno tuned at Xotic. All it had was the Accessport stage 1 flash. No other mods yet at this point. It put down 184awhp. Not bad for the 2.0 with a slushbox. It left me optimistic for the future additions to the car.

8-8-06
First large upgrades... Maddad steathback, boost & egt gauges.

10-1-06
I purchased the Street Tuner software to allow custom tuning and data logging to the car. I hope to have Andy at Xotic do a custom tune for me shortly. Coming soon will be a brake rotor, stainless lines, and pad upgrade, along with deleting the roof rails. I plan to drive on that till it gets old...then move to either a FP16G or a VF29 with all the supporting mods. I will most likely stop there. My current goal for the car is unlike most people. In the end...its still my daily driver, so I'm not all that interested in peak HP... I'm interested in usable midrange power. I want the wagon to be a car that might catch you with your pants down and surprise you off the line, but not necessarily beat you to the finish...I gotta keep that DD reliability.

3-27-07
Mod update - Post #4

4-17-07
Update - Stage 2 dyno tune - Post #11

5-14-07
Mod update & Pictures!!- Post #17

6-17-07
Mod update - Post #22

7-17-07
Big News - Post #26

9-3-07
Install - Post #41

9-17-07
Dyno Tune - Post #55, Chart Post #57

3-23-08
My "hope to do" list for 08
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:07 AM   #2
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solid mod list so far... i think you'd enjoy a nice axleback and maybe a more aggressive tune in the mean time ...
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Old 11-05-2006, 07:49 PM   #3
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Lookin sexy! Wagons rock!
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:57 PM   #4
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3-27-07
Spring is here and so are the changes and additions to the old wagon.
I've been driving on the stealthback for a while now and decided I wanted to hear the sound of the exhaust a little more. After listening to every muffler I could lay my ears on, I finally decided on the tried and true Prodrive. Its deep, and stealthy at idle and normal driving speeds, and when you roll your foot into the throttle, it really growls. So far for spring...

Prodrive axleback
LC-1 Wideband 02
Roof rail delete kit
GTSpec Liberal style grille
GTSpec Mesh Foglight covers

I hope to have some pictures up soon to show off the cosmetic changes. So much for being "stealthy"...haha

Hope to have a dyno tune session and some new numbers shortly.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:19 PM   #5
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Nice! The Prodrive axle-back definitely has a great sound, good choice.

The LC-1 and roof rail delete are both on my hopeful summer mod list, too. Are you planning on getting the Innovative gauge, too, or just logging through a laptop? The gauge is really cool.
And let us now how the roof rail delete goes. It's not too expensive but I've never felt inspired enough to drop my headliner and do the install. Your car should look great when it's done.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:37 PM   #6
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For now, i'm just logging through Streettuner on my laptop. Once I actually get a real dyno tune session in, I'll probably buy a gauge.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:33 AM   #7
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the car sounds awesome now john... cant wait to see what the future holds for it.
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I like your wideband idea. *adds to the mod list*
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:43 AM   #9
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Nice! The Prodrive axle-back definitely has a great sound, good choice.
+1 I have it and it sounds great. it's even better catless
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:22 AM   #10
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I like your wideband idea. *adds to the mod list*
I picked mine up at one of our sponsors... Xenocron. Great vendor! Best price around on the LC1 and quick shipping from Jersey.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:00 PM   #11
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UPDATE: 4-17-07

Today was my dyno tune session using Cobb's StreetTUNER software. Andy from Verocious did the tune. The graph is below. I'm kinda bummed that I didn't hit my goal of 215, but I'm NOT dissapointed with how it feels. MUCH smoother than the Cobb stage 2 accessport "off the shelf map." Andy worked his magic and got me to 208whp / 202tq. Boost holds strong like a mofo and the car pulls stong through each gear.
I have seen some autos make as much as 220 on the stock turbo, but I'm thinking this could just be differences between dynos. Also, I wanted to stay somewhat conservative on the tune since this is my daily driver. I wasn't interested in trying to squeeze every last HP out of that stock turbo.
GREEN = Accessport "Off The Shelf" Stage1 flash only
BLUE = StreetTUNER "OTS" Stage 2 flash
RED = Verocious Street TUNER Stage 2
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:06 PM   #12
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you def made some decent gains john... the curves look very linear
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Wow, those are some VERY nice curves. Andy is the man.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:13 PM   #14
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i usually dont like the wrx wagons too much but yours is extremely nice

wat kind of wheels are they?
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they are rota tarmac 2's i think... teh heavy! haha

hows the car doing john? get that wideband in yet?
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i usually dont like the wrx wagons too much but yours is extremely nice

wat kind of wheels are they?
Thanks for the compliment...it looks even better now with the new exterior things completed (Rail delete, new grill, fog covers, sti scoop). I just haven't had a chance to wash it up and take new pictures..

and yeah they are Rota Tarmac II's... like Chaos said...are heavy, but still perform well on these AWESOME PA roads ...
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:49 PM   #17
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Finally did the 'end of winter' polish, wax and detail... First pictures of the roof rail deletes, new grille, rear emblem delete, and fog covers that i've had a chance to take.
I love my Porter Cable polisher....















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mmmm so fresh and so clean clean.
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Looks great, the rack delete and grill work together nicely.
I really need to finally work on my car's paint, yours looks great! Especially for black Subaru paint!
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