2002 Subaru WRX Wagon, BEST Wagon Still

SOLD and gone to a good owner / home.

This 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon started off as my ex-wife’s car, albeit an automatic. The WRX automatic, back them, was a bit … craptacular.

But it was a nice, solid and useful lil wagon. Serviceable, reliable and fun.

When I got my 2005 Subaru Legacy GT, well… I had that Legacy for a day before my ex-wife demanded (nicely, of course). And I got the wagon. Automatic Wagon. Oh joy!

I called my local shop that day, the one who had done all of the GOOD work on my Subaru’s and said “Can you do a 5spd swap from the Impreza RS into the WRX?”

His reply was simple, “Absolutely. Bring the WRX down and we’ll start right away.”

Over time, this went from Automatic to 5spd Manual to 6spd Manual back to a 5spd when I sold it. I’m glad I was able to do that then, but in retrospect I should have considered this when buying the Legacy GT.

Here is a list of the modifications that I have made to the wagon so far (that are still on the car)

Engine

  • STi Ver 8 RA Motor
  • STi TMIC
  • Forge WRX/STi Blow Off Valve
  • IHI VF34 Turbo
  • Green Panel Filter
  • Perrin 3″ Downpipe w/Cat
  • ForcedAirTech Midpipe w/ Flex joint
  • Prodrive Axleback Exhaust
  • Walbro Fuel Pump
  • Perrin Fuel Rails
  • 3/16th Restrictor mod
  • Injen Oil Cap
  • Perrin Radiator Shroud
  • PWR Radiator
  • STi Radiator Cap
  • Crucial Racing Thermostat
  • Samco Radiator Hoses
  • Carbon Fiber Battery Tie Down
  • STi Engine Mounts

Suspension

  • Whiteline Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
  • Whiteline Heavy Duty Sway Bar Mounts
  • Kartboy Solid Droplinks
  • Whiteline 22mm Front Sway Bar BSF12
  • Noltec Heavy Duty Front EndLinks
  • Whiteline Rear Differential Bushings
  • KYB AGX Wagon Setup
  • Prodrive P1 Springs
  • GTSpec Carbon Fiber Rear Strut Bar
  • Replica Front Strut Bar

Drivetrain

  • Kartboy FXT Short Shifter
  • Karboy Shifter Bushings
  • Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing
  • MY04 Forester XT Tranny

Exterior

  • STi Pink “I” Badge
  • UK Wagon Front Lip Spoiler
  • UK Wagon Rear Lip Spoiler
  • JDM Subaru Blinker Covers
  • Carbon Fiber License Plate Holder
  • STi Front Grill
  • GTSpec Foglight Covers
  • Subaru Painted Side Skirts
  • OEM Side Visor
  • STi Gas Cap
  • STi Red Rear Badges

Brakes

  • Subaru 4-Pot Calipers
  • H6 Rear Upgrade
  • Axxis Ultimates Front & Rear Pads
  • Stoptech Slotted Front & Rear Rotors
  • Technafit Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • Motul RBF600 Brake Fluid

Interior

  • Air Filtration Kit
  • STi V8 Floor Mats
  • Hella Super Tones
  • Dead Pedal
  • Carbon Fiber Door Sills
  • EDM Verion 7 Seats
  • STi Version 7 E-Brake Handle
  • STi Version 7 Steering Wheel
  • STi Version 7 Gauge Cluster
  • Greddy 52mm Gauges (Boost, EGT & Oil Pressure)
  • ATI Carbon Fiber Gauge Pod
  • Subaru Seat Belt Shoulder Pads

Audio, Security, Lighting & Electronics

  • Alpine CDA-9851
  • Infinity Reference 6000cs
  • Phoenix Gold Ti 10″ Subwoofer in Subee-Sound Wagon Box
  • Alpine MRD-M500 500×1
  • Alpine MRV-F540 80×4
  • Alpine RUX-4180 Remote Sub Control
  • Optima 51R Yellow Top
  • STi EDM Headlights
  • Removed Daytime Running Lights
  • Pony Express MIL Eliminator
  • Blitz Full Auto Turbo Timer (dc II)
  • Blitz Dual SBC Electronic Boost Controller
  • STi Headlight Leveling Switch w/ PNP harness

Tires & Wheels

  • Crimson Limix Linea RSK 18″ Wheels
  • Kuhmo Ecsta 712’s 225/40-18