- 20 months ago
I’m almost 16, and I recently got an opportunity to buy a 2002 bugeye subaru. I’m kinda familiar with tuner culture so I’m not completely dumb to modding but I wanted a second opinion on what to start off with.
Storytime: My neighbor got his bugeye from another person who did an sti swap, as the year after the bugeye was the first year subaru brought the STI to the US. So eventually it got an engine issue, so he took it to the dealer and they took the engine apart to see what was wrong. But of course they do what they always do, so tried to gouge for money. They took the engine completely apart and tried to charge him some insane amount to put it back together. So we were talking one day, and he brought it up and then I asked what he was going to do. He goes “probably sell it” so I told him I needed a first car. And he said give me 1000 and it’s yours. No rust, dents, or blemishes and it’s only got 60k miles on the chassis.
One of my dads friends had a spare sti motor (still somewhat apart) so I’m mainly looking for non engine based mods for now as my dad has a pretty good idea what he wants to do to the engine.
I was thinking as a start 1) Fresh coilovers 2) Sticky tires/wheels if necessary 3) Street brakes 4) Up pipe/exhaust
As my budget until I can get more money is around 2500
Any suggestions or brands for parts I should look into?