RR of the Day: 2004 Subaru WRX Wagon

As our WRX/EVO themed week comes to a close, we thought it would be a crime if we didn't include one of the fastest wagons available on U.S. soil. The Impreza Sport Wagon, in turbocharged trim, differs little from its hatchless sibling, with the exception of a slightly narrower track in front, less flaring at the fenders and a few minor changes to the front suspension. The additional weight is nominal, especially when considering the amount of modifications Flickr member dcherrero made to his '04 Subie.

There is daunting number of mods listed after the jump, but a few numbers are worthy of note. On a Mustang dyno, Mr. Cherrero's (or is it Mr. Herrero's?) 2-liter boxer put out 329 horses and 315 ft.-lbs. of torque to the wheels. Those kinds of numbers are only available to the brave souls that swap out the stock turbo, nix almost all the factory intake and exhaust plumbing, upgrade the fuel system and give it a proper tune.

In addition to power upgrades, the WRX gets 18-inch Prodrive wheels, Cobb springs, Hawk HPS pads and a host of other mods at all four corners.

The exterior is far from stock and far from subtle, but it's the small things that count – specifically the roof-rail delete and the painted side skirts.

Consider us impressed and don't forget to give the mere concept of "fast and practical" some love in this week's poll.

The theme for next week is
Camaros! Everyone with a Camaro of note should submit his or her ride to our Flickr pool. We have few Camaros in the pool right now, so we need to fill it up with enough submissions to cover all of next week. Just follow the instructions after the jump to submit.


329 WHP - 315 WTQ on Buschur Racing's Mustang Dyno
DeadBolt TD05H-18G
Ultimate Racing 785cc injectors
Cobb AP & StreetTUNER
PDX Tuning ProTUNE
NKG Iridium plugs (1 step colder)
Samco hoses
Perrin LW pulley
Helix UP/DP
Greddy Evo2 catback
Crucial Racing Radiator cap & T-stat

Suspension, Brakes, Tires, Wheels
Goodridge coated stainless lines
Hawk HPS pads
painted calipers
Group-N Tranny & engine mounts
Cobb Sport Springs
18" ProDrive P1's
factory installed short shifter
kartboy shifter bushings
Noltec steering rach bushings
Cobb Endlinks
Perrin 24mm RSB

Orciari mirrors
grill mod
cleared headlights
removed roof rails
20% and 5% tint
STi hood scoop
silver bulbs that flash amber (turnsignals)
McCulloch 5000k HIDs
Narva gold fogs
OEM painted side skirts
STi fog covers
STi side splitters
Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Hood Strut Kit

V1 (hardwired)
Alpine headunit w/Sirius tuner
Alpine speakers
Forester DIN pocket
OEM boost guage
STi Ti "piston" shift knob
Autometer bezel guage pod
GReddy EGT guage
Innovate LC-1/XD-1 WBO2

How to submit to RR of the Day:
Create a
Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called ' Autoblog RR of the Day '. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!

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