Vehicle Spotlight; Justin DuPont’s 2002/2006 WRX Wagon Part 2

Last we left off was at the end of summer a change of seasons and change of pace for the car community. There was still lots of time left before it got cold though, and Justin decided to take advantage of it.

Justin headed over to Import Face Off at New England Drag-way. Justin met up with member of the Subaru Shop, and up and coming shop in Tiverton RI and long time close friends with AJW Performance.


Justin ran the bracket class and went on to the 4th and 5th round. His best run of the day was 13.10 @ 105mph. In comparison Jay Perry ran a 10.00 at 142 mph, Justin has some room to grow.

Finally Winter came and Justin’s car entered Winter Mode setup! Forester suspension, and Rota Boosts with 225/50/17 Blizzaks.

JD Winter 2

After this came a strew of poor financial decisions after a popped head gasket. Justin went to Jay Perry with the Subaru Shop for a built motor. After some consultation  he decided to go with the following setup.

EJ257 Block
EJ257 Crank
Manley H-Beam Rods
Weisco Forged Pistons
ACL Race Bearings
ARP Head Studs
CNC Bore matched EJ20 Heads
BC Valve Springs & Titanium Retainers
Killer-B Oil Pickup
Killer-B Windage Tray

Justin also decided to go with a GTX3076 turbo, and a 2007 STi Tranny. He also swapped a 06STi Steering Rack and 06 STi Front Aluminum Control Arms. He also found some 04STi Rear Hubs and Axles to use for the build.

Now that everything is out of the car, Justin is patiently awaiting for his motor to be finished so he cant put it all back together. Stay tuned for more on Justin’s car as well as some updates on power!

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