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The Rating System

Most places will rate how hard a modification is to do with "stars" or "wrenches" (this will be a 4 wrench job). I am a little more realistic. We all know a day under the car can be painful, and there is usually the need for a band aid or two. With that in mind, I will rate my modifications section based upon the number of pints of blood you can expect to lose from performing this modification. You may also infer from this how many aspirin you will need the day after to take care of the soreness. Therefore, the rating system:

Difficulty Explanation
One Pint: An easy mod that will require little time and perhaps one band aid.
Two Pints: Still not a hard mod, perhaps taking 30 minutes to one hour and requiring band aids and antibacterial ointment.
Three Pints: Now you are talking- expect large skin abrasions and one to two hours of your time.
Four Pints: Ace bandages and ice packs mandatory, as are large sterile gauze pads. This will take up two to four hours of your day, and allow you to find muscles you did not remember having but are now very sore.
Five Pints: Just call the paramedics and have them on standby- you will probably break one or more bones and require dozens of stitches. You will no longer want to transport your loved ones in the car for fear of their safety. This mod will take you better than four hours.


Click For Link Modification and Description
Bleeding The Clutch System
Difficulty:

A quick page describing step by step how to bleed a Subaru hydraulic clutch system.
Changing The Fuel Filter
Difficulty:

How to change your fuel filter, suggested once every 30,000 miles.
Changing The Engine Oil
Difficulty:

A quick informational page detailing how to change out your engine oil.
Changing The Rear Differential Fluid
Difficulty:

A quick informational page detailing how to change out your rear differential fluid.
Changing The Timing Belt
Difficulty:

Factory service manual pages detailing how to change the timing belt on a 2000 2.5 SOHC engine (other years of SOHC engine will be nearly identical).
Changing The WRX Timing Belt
Difficulty:

Factory service manual pages detailing how to change the timing belt on a 2002 2.0 DOHC turbocharged engine (other years of DOHC engine will be nearly identical).
Changing The Transmission Fluid
Difficulty:

A quick informational page detailing how to change out the fluid in the Subaru 5MT transmission.
Front Crossmember Weight Removal
Difficulty:

A page detailing the removal of the front engine crossmember weight.
Curing Clutch Creak
Difficulty:

A quick page on how to lubricate your hydraulic clutch system.
PCV Valve Replacement
Difficulty:

How to change your PCV valve (recommended every 15,000 miles)
Hesitation Knock Sensor
Difficulty:

The reverse engineering of a "Anti Hesitation Kit" for the Subaru boxer engines.
Radiator Shroud
Difficulty:

Installation of a radiator shroud, used to keep more air flowing through the radiator instead of around it.
Rear Differential Protector
Difficulty:

A quick writeup on how to install a rear differential protector.
Rear Shifter Bushing
Difficulty:

How to change out your stock rear shifter bushing for a hardened mount, thereby dramatically reducing shifter linkage slop.
Rear Subframe Bushing Kit
Difficulty:

A writeup on the installation of the Whiteline Subframe Bushing Kit, which is the cure to rear end "clunk".
Rear Subframe Lock Kit
Difficulty:

A quick writeup on how to install the Whiteline Rear Subframe Lock Kit, which reduces your drivetrain slop.
Series To Parallel Fuel Delivery
Difficulty:

Extensive documentation on how to change the RS's fuel delivery system from series to parallel, thereby ensuring all cylinders get enough fuel.
Stainless Braided Clutch Line
Difficulty:

A page on how to replace the stock rubber clutch line with a braided stainless steel one. Also includes instructions on how to bleed your hydraulic clutch system.
Steering Rack Bushings
Difficulty:

How to replace your stock steering rack bushings for a set of hardened STi Group N bushings.
STi Group N Transmission Mount
Difficulty:

How to install a hardened STi Group N transmission mount (this is for manual transmission models only).
STi Motor Mount Comparison
Difficulty: Informational

A comparison page detailing the differences between STi Motor Mounts and the stock engine mounts.
STi Pitch Stop
Difficulty:

A page detailing the swap to an STi Group N pitch stop mount from the stock one.
Throttle Body Coolant Bypass
Difficulty:

Free up a few horsepower when you bypass the coolant loop through the throttle body.
Turbo Timer Installation
Difficulty:

A page detailing the install of a turbo timer in a 2002 Impreza WRX.


Standard Disclaimer: Modification of your car involves risks and may void your warranty. I can not be held responsible for the modifications you consciously decide to undertake nor for the results of doing so.



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