well...i used to think that [i] was great for mpg's but now that the car is tuned with an ewg etc etc...anyhting but [S#] feels broken. i get the same mpg's in [S#] as i do in [i]. its all about how much throttle you give it. all that that does is kill your throttle response. it doesn't change maps, it doesn't do anything but remap the throttle since we have are drive by wire...yes you run less boost in [s] than in [s#] but thats because you're limited in throttle...
had no classes, did this today.
sprayed STi on the tmic, wrapped it in gold heat tape, and sprayed the rear y-pipe with engine enamel.
hopefully this lowers the temps.
gold ceramic coated heat shield and some gold on the tmic.
and EVERY badge of ownership hidden under the hood