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Old 11-12-2012, 06:56 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by rexblake View Post
Lol suuuuure ya did....

To OP, this is the same advice I give everyone, buy a different car. 400whp dd on a 02-03 WRX is going to cost a fortune. You will need to build everything: tranny, brakes, suspension, stand alone ecu, fuel system, and one hell of an engine build. I'd say a good 30-40k (hence the buy a better platform to start).

And it still won't be reliable.

Look at some of my old threads, I had a 470whp 02 WRX. I wish I never would have put that much time and money into such a ****ty car.

If you want, I'd fix the head gasket, keep it stock, and sell it. Then put that money towards a better car. At the very least a STI, better yet, and Evo 9, which can hit 400whp on the stock turbo with E85.
Not everyone can afford a STi or Evo. you can buy an 02 WRX and a used STI engine, tranny, brakes cheaper then buying an STI......
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